I don’t think I’ve ever watched a drama where so much of the action takes place in bathrooms and public toilets! Characters meet in toilets, they argue and fight in toilets, they go into the toilets of the opposite sex, and even get possessed by ghosts in toilets. I guess these scenes show us more about the personality of the characters or they move the plot along by allowing characters to meet. I think it adds to the quirky feel of the drama too. But at times, I found myself thinking, ‘ What? Not another bathroom scene?” Continue reading “New Tales of Gisaeng: 7 bathroom scenes” »
So at last the final episode! After a dodgy start, I felt that the drama got stronger and the last 10 episodes were the best of all! In the final episode the battle of the grandfathers begins! Sa Ran has become more popular than ever now that the truth about her real parents is revealed. And there is still a lot going on in the finale including a baby’s birthday party, a funeral, and a sad farewell at the airport.
This morning I watched some of 도전1000곡 (to-cheon 1000 kok) which is a kind of karaoke singing competition for ‘talent’ on SBS. Actors and entertainers take turns to choose a number which is then put into the karaoke machine. After that, the celebrities have to sing whichever song starts playing. (You need to know a lot of songs to be good at this!) Continue reading “Chuseok TV” »
Son Ja and Gong Joo oddly decide to get married. (Call me old fashioned but I don’t think this is a good idea.) Ra Ra finally finds love and it looks like Ms. Jang will finally find contentment too.
Now that Sa Ran and Da Mo are married, the attention in the drama turns to Sa Ran’s father -in-law. Because now it’s his turn to change: he has always put the company before his family until now and that has had a bad effect on his relationship with his son and wife. He’s also a stubborn man concerned about appearances. He worries what others think and this clouds his judgement. It’s time for him to learn what the important things in life are and I found his journey entertaining. His daughter-in-law, a grandchild, and several ghosts all work to make him see the light.
While Sa Ran and Da Mo are getting back together, both Ra Ra and her mum have trouble with their relationships. But Dr. Geum and Ms. Han finally get married (ah, cute) and Gong Joo and Son Ja are getting on very well too…
Ms. Han gets married. New Tales of Gisaeng, SBS, 2011 Continue reading “New Tales of Gisaeng review: episodes 31-40 Other Storylines” »
Han Hye Rin who played Geum Ra Ra in New Tales of Gisaeng recently appeared on one of the SBS entertainment shows 강심장 (Kang Shim Jang)