October 25, 2014
October 19, 2014
This episode Tae-joo really shines. He acts selflessly and puts Kang-shim's interests before his. One of the many positive things about the leads not knowing their feelings is that their actions are done semi-unconsciously. Tae-joo helps Kang-shim not because he wants to woo her but because his heart compels him to contrary to what he thinks.
We see a more vulnerable Kang-shim this episode, but in terms of their relationship, she hasn't been given much growth yet in comparison. Hopefully, we'll see more of Kang-shim's growth in future episodes, but luckily this episode served a healthy does of awesome and feisty Kang-shim.
October 18, 2014
I don't know how long it'll last, but I've decided to do recaps of/comments on Kang-shim & Tae-joo! They are adorable and quite dumb.
October 4, 2014
In the lonely corner collecting dust was my "Character Spotlight" (an attempt to highlight memorable side characters). Thus, this post is really just random, but the tag only had one entry so why not...
Anyways, the beginning of episode 14 was EPIC. I couldn't stop myself from posting about it. Moon Tae-joo settles into his apartment, and hilarity ensues.
(More awesome Kim Sang-kyung after the jump!)
September 27, 2014
Yet, I don't hold it against this genre. Depending on how much angst or whimsy the production team wants to portray, tones sometimes drastically differ and the emotional resonance of one portrayal versus another leaves audiences cheering or reeling. Part of the charm of the generational family dramas is that despite the possible objective analysis of quality, there is a lot of room for subjective enjoyment that can attract various people. As a result, though I might lament one as an utter disappointment or praise another for unadulterated joy, I can see the merit and appeal of even ones that I don't like because they cater to certain audiences and tropes. Thus, What Happens to My Family (가족끼리 왜 이래) turns out to be one of those weekenders that I particularly enjoy, and so, without further ado...
June 27, 2014
The trailers and stills have a comic book flavor which I like. It definitely looks like a summer action flick that's purely entertainment which is why I'm excited. It looks fast and fun with caricature characters. I haven't seen any of director Jo Bum-goo's movies so I don't know if it'll deliver, but the cast alone is a huge draw.
Jung Woo-sung is gorgeous and seems to really throw himself into the action scenes. There's also Ahn Sung-ki who is simply amazing and charismatic, along with Ahn Gil-kang who consistently delivers. Kim In-kwon is mesmerizing on screen, and I'm looking forward to his character.
However, I'm super excited for Lee Bum-soo! He's hasn't played a villain in a long time, and I can't wait to see what he'll bring to the screen this time. Lee Bum-soo described his character as evil with no back story. He said in an interview, "Usually antagonists, if you look into them, have their stories and sorrows. Sometimes they're a hurt soul. Sal-soo isn't one of those characters.Of course, those characters have their own charm, but at least in this project, the presence of a completely evil character had its charm."
Labels: Lee Bum-soo