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Material Queen 10-12

7 Sep

I actually skipped most of episodes 10 and 11 because I couldn’t stomach the angst. Though Chu Man did not consciously choose to sacrifice her ‘perfect’ life for Jia Hao, she made certain decisions for his sake that the old Chu Man wouldn’t have imagined making and in that process, she fell into Yan Kai Ming’s trap and lost everything that she had attained. Btw, Yan Kai Ming is one scary person you do not want to cross. I can see why he would be angry with Chu Man but the way he destroyed the woman he supposedly love is pretty chilling.

Jia Hao got his earnest little heart crushed into smithereens but the one I’m feeling sorry for is Chu Man because her efforts in looking up Eugene to help Jia Hao were all for naught. It didn’t help Jia Hao at all, Jia Hao misunderstood her, Yan Kai Ming saw it as proof of her betrayal and everything just came crashing down on her.

Jia Hao was sponsored by a mysterious rich man to complete his musical studies and after two years in Paris, he returns as an up and coming star violinist Justin. It’s a dramatic reversal of roles because now Chu Man has been reduced to modelling products on shopping channels after being fired from the modelling agency. Well, she even lost that job because she still acts like a diva.

I thought Material Queen will be veering into standard melodrama territory in episode 12 since Jia Hao looks like he’s back for revenge ala Guangxi in Autumn Concerto but Chu Man is no ordinary female lead so expect the unexpected! For once, we have a female lead who correctly interprets the male lead’s insults as an expression of love. ROFL. Chu Man doesn’t mope and angst or choose to stay away from the man she loves like every other self sacrificing heroine. Instead, she actively creates chances to explain herself to Jia Hao and clear up their misunderstanding.

I had expected Jia Hao to be nasty to Chu Man for at least 2,3 episodes but seems like he’s already thinking of forgiving her by the next one?? Be ready to throw expectations out of the window for Material Queen!

Re: Spy Myung Wol finale
I’m the kind that reads spoilers for everything so I’ve already gone and read the recaps for ep16-18 on Koala’s blog and dramabeans. Seems like the writers have given up on logic and so many loose threads were left hanging. Hmm, I wonder if it would’ve been better to end it at episode 10 with that awesome drama-in-a-drama confession? MW and KW got their happy ending without any surprise but by now I’m not quite invested in them as a couple already. I’m just super bummed that Ryu/In Ah didn’t happen. Someone write a Ryu/In Ah fanfic now!

Spy Myung Wol ep 15 preview

30 Aug

I loved KW/MW’s crazy love and I still love their current angsty love but I’m strangely looking forward more to seeing how Ryu/In Ah develops. Any one with me on finding In Ah absolutely adorable despite her princess fits and not being the brightest bulb around? I expected her to be a strong, intelligent bitch and was disappointed by ep3,4 when it became apparent the ‘intelligent’ bit wasn’t happening and she annoyed me for the following few episodes. But somewhere along the way after I adjusted my ideas of In Ah, she became rather endearing.

Spy Myung Wol ep14 preview

29 Aug

Having a difficult week at work with lots of bang-head-on-wall moments but I suppose my work situation still doesn’t compare to that of Korea’s live shoot dramas, and especially not to the craziness that was SPW’s shoot!

Anyhow, expect the angst to double up in the next episode of SPW!

Myung Wol the Spy ep6

29 Jul

I’m happy that KW and MW got to spend some alone time in the mountains and the short flirty time they had in the morning was oh-so-cute but my heart broke a little for Ryu when his happiness at finding MW after an entire night’s search lasted for about 2 seconds before he spotted KW. Sigh, I sure hope he finds happiness eventually though In Ah isn’t looking like such a good match at the moment. She’s too obsessed with KW and too self centred to accept the fact that he’s simply not interested in her but she gets one brownie point for at least looking shocked instead of gleeful when KW slapped MW.

Ah yes, The Slap. I believe KW is trying to get MW to hate him enough to leave him for both their sakes since his career will suffer from the scandal and she’ll get attacked by his crazy fans. MW risked her life for KW a few times before so he probably thought that her ‘love’ for him is SO DEEP he needed to do something extreme to make her back off. Still, the slap felt really out of place, not to mention overboard.

According to the translation on baidu, MW’s fake parents came up with a plan to kidnap KW on the day of his showcase in order to let her get close to him again. Eh, is MW supposed to save KW from his ‘kidnappers’?

Myung Wol the Spy ep5

26 Jul


Aigoooo… you’re totally killing me here Sexy Comrade. Myung Wol can have Kang Woo. I’ll take you any day.

The NK team goes on Operation Seduce and Bed Kang Woo with hilarious results (as usual). I think I died when MW took the command to ‘throw herself at KW’ quite literally and jumped on top of him.

While I’m happy to see MW and KW make progress in their relationship, I feel really bad for Ryu. He’s trying so hard to keep his emotions in check but doesn’t look like he’s succeeding. D:
I initially shipped him with In Ah but I’m getting a little tired of her obsession with KW and her endless tantrums. Hopefully In Ah gets some development soon!

Acks. Plenty of angst coming! Short of discovering she’s a NK spy, I can’t believe KW would actually slap MW in public.

Myung Wol the Spy

21 Jul

I do watch K-dramas on and off when they are on tv, but I can’t remember a single one that I really liked since ‘Stairway to Heaven’ which was how many years ago?? I don’t why but I simply can’t click with K-dramas in the recent 5,6 years. Objectively speaking K-dramas in general are better produced with a better story line than, say a typical lakorn but somehow I end up taking the lakorn.

But finally, a K-drama that has captivated me! I’m so in love with ‘Myung Wol the Spy’ and I wish I had waited till it finished airing before getting started because it’s tough waiting for new episodes… hmm, at least the Chinese subs are out really fast?

I cannot wait till this happens in the drama!! They are so friggin’ cute together.

I hope Hot Comrade (what’s his name in the drama?) gets In Ah in the end ‘cos he’s too hot to end up alone and obviously he won’t be getting Myung Wol.:p