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‘Cause this is the last day of 2008 I’m going to write some stuff about 2009 as well because
1. I couldn’t think of what to write
2. I have stuff to spazz about in 2009
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If I had my way all the time all my reviews would turn out into my LJ posts which in turn are full of fail since I sometimes don’t know what I’m typing about. This will be shorter then Mary’s essay since I got capped talking to her on msn last night – Less text and more pictures. (HAH! I lasted 8 days more then you.)

2008 has been eventful especially for me. Lots of asian going on.

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Because I’m lacking creativity on how to present my end of year post I’ll just do a countdown of my 8 favourite things of the year. 8 for ’08? Man am I witty or what? There’s no better way to end a year than a tl;dr post.

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U-turn starring So Ji Sub and Lee Yeon Hee is a considered to be a drama but at the same time an advertisement (CF) for an automobile. The series would possibly be about 20 minutes long all together but has been separated into four 5 minute episodes.
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The Korean F4 has been casted!

Domyouji is Lee MinHo, Rui is Kim HyunJoong (!), Soujiro is Kim Bum (!!!!) and Akira is Kim Joon (who is he?). They’re shown in the picture from left to right.

For more info on each of the cast etc visit dramabeans

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MBC is aiming to improve their year of rating drought with East of Eden, a 50 episode story based on the development and changes in Korea from the 1960s to 2000s, spanning 40 years and the story of two men, who were born on the same day at the same time at the same hospital, and their crossed destiny and revenge. The story holds much familiarity with Korean audiences despite the clichéd storyline but that’s not enough to guarantee good ratings apparently, a huge star-studded cast is also present with the likes of Song Seung Hun, Park Hae Jin, Han Ji Hye, Lee Da Hae, Lee Yeon Hee and Dennis Oh headlining the list (but of course there are a large number of stars in the supporting list as well) so if this drama becomes another flop for MBC I’ll try really hard but my response would be “sucks to be you”. Still, current ratings have been steadily rising (11.3% episode 1 to 17.8% episode 2) so maybe MBC has a hit on their hands (pity if this monster wasn’t a hit).

I say all this but the war of ratings mean nothing, I don’t usually care, popular =/= good so I took all the anticipation with a grain of salt and decided to jump in thinking that East of Eden would be pure populist material (otherwise known as overrated crap) and well, when you jump into something with this frame of mind chances are you will be walking out satisfied. I did just that with the first two episodes of East of Eden and as expected, I left with my low expectations exceeded.

(Pictures to come)

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I was planning to do seperate posts for both of the Kdramas I am currently watching but per usual, effort > nothing I decided to do a seperate post since I ended up writing too much. I haven’t posted in a while but seeing as how a lot of new Kdramas have started and the Autumn Jdrama season is coming up I’ll do my usual anticipation post as well as two first impression posts in one.

The first impression dramas in mind today: MBC’s mega-“epic” East of Eden and rom-com Love Marriage. See upcoming posts.

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