Thursday, May 26, 2011


I was reading recaps for the non subbed eps of Lie to Me and Best Love on Dramabeans and A Koala’s Playground (a new found drama blog) when I encountered the acronym OTP more than I could count.

What? Me a certified Drama Queen isn’t aware of OTP meaning?

Can’t believe it myself, and with a hurt pride I googled “OTP in dramas”.

And OTP happens to mean One True Pair/ing.

Well, in case of Lie to Me it would be Ae Jung and Ki Joon then Ae Jung and Dokko Jin for Best Love.

Another vocabulary on my already- cramped brain.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2nd Drama Queen Blogversary!

The Drama Queen turns 2 this May 29!

And so with my other blog It’s Not Always About ME (May 22).

After 118 posts, I still am the Drama Queen who lives and breathes on Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese Dramas. Yes there were times that I am too busy to update but never crossed my mind to stop watching dramas and blogging. I want to share what I love and hate about these dramas.

And as long as there are dramas and I can still watch and type, I think I’ll continue being the Drama Queen Yuuki.

Here’s my very first post here
Confessions of a Drama Queen

KDrama: 49 Days

49 Days ended a few days ago but my heart is still heavy with all the crying and angst.

I so love the story and pace, with each episode leaving you on the edge, wanting for the days to move a little faster to watch the next one.

I wanted to write about it every episode but I felt I cannot give justice to the complexity of the story.

There’s the stories between

1. Ji Hyun-Min Ho
2. Ji Hyun-Kang Ah
3. Kang Ah-Min Ho
4. Min Ho-In Jung
5. Ji Hyun-In Jung
6. Ji Hyun-Yi Soo
7. Yi Soo-Yi Kyung
8. Yi Kyung-Ji Hyun

And there’s still about the parents and friends.

It’s a melodrama about life and death.

After watching, one would reflect if you’d

1. Lived your life with purpose
2. Been loved and have truly loved another
3. Believe in fate/ destiny

I cried for everyone on the KDrama, even for the evils Min Ho and In Jung. I hate them but also felt pity.

But I cried the most for the love between Yi Soo and Yi Kyung (even now that I am typing this my eyes are blurry). Their love is so pure but tragic, I soo wanted them to be together but I know they can’t. I love-hate the ending because of that.

I really recommend this drama, I plan to watch it again, I already miss Yi Soo!

Title: 49일 / 49 Il
Genre: Fantasy, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Mar-16 to 2011-May-19
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store for 49 days.

Lee Yo Won as Song Yi Kyung
Nam Gyu Ri as Shin Ji Hyun
Jo Hyun Jae as Han Kang
Bae Soo Bin as Kang Min Ho
Jung Il Woo as Scheduler / Song Yi Soo
Seo Ji Hye as Shin In Jung

Details from Drama Wiki

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Crazy Drama Weekend


Best Love eps 1-3 (with eng subs)
Best Love ep 4 (w/o subs)
49 Days eps 17-18 (with eng subs)
Lie to Me eps 1-2 (with eng subs)
Baby Faced Beauty eps 1-2 (with eng subs)

My emotions were like a rollercoaster, one time I am laughing hard (Best Love, Lie to Me), next I’m crying my eyes out (49 Days). As for Baby-Faced Beauty I’m kinda irritated with the idiotic bickering of Jang Na Ra and Daniel Choi (though I’m still hopeful and plan to watch the next eps).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

KDrama: Lie to Me

CP vs CH.

That’s Coffee Prince vs Coffee House.

The leads of these two KDramas, Yoon Eun Hye (CP) and Hyun Ki Joon (CH) come together for Lie to Me.

Did I mention I love both these KDramas? And YEH is my ultimate fave Korean Actress?

Do I need to say that I am totally dying to watch it?

I really do!

And it starts today!

Title: 내게 거짓말을 해봐 / Naege Geojitmaleul Haebwa
Also known as: Try Lying to Me
Previously known as: 달콤한 스캔들 / Sweet Scandal
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-May-09 to 2011-Jun-??
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Gong Ah Jung, a level 5 Ministry of Culture official, gets entangled in a web of lies when she mistakenly lies that she's married to Hyun Ki Joon, a hotel manager from an affluent family. Their relationship is further complicated when Ki Joon's ex-fiancée and a close friend of his brother's, Oh Yoon Joo, reappears in his life.

Yoon Eun Hye as Gong Ah Jung
Kang Ji Hwan as Hyun Ki Joon
Sung Joon as Hyun Sang Hee
Jo Yoon Hee as Oh Yoon Joo

Details from Drama Wiki

KDrama: Manny

Not Manny Pacquiao (who just happens to win his latest bout with Mosley) but the KDrama Manny about a male nanny.

Man + Nanny = Manny

Although the premise is common and we expect the Manny to fall in love with the employer and vice versa - the dramatic and comic scenes are quite good and heartwarming. It breaks my heart to see mom and the kids suffer from the divorce, it cracks me up whenever the Manny, Yi Han and Janice (sister) bicker and fight.

But that’s just it.

I’ll try to stick till the end, hoping the story will keep my dwindling interest.


Title: 매니 / Manny
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2011-Apr-13 to 2011-TBA
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:00

Tall, with a perfect figure and his qualifications as an Ivy League graduate, Kim Yi Han is Seoul's top male nanny. He is employed by Seo Do Young as a live-in nanny to look after her two young children, Eun Bi and Jung Min.

Suh Ji Suk as Kim Yi Han
Choi Jung Yoon as Seo Do Young
Byun Jung Soo as Janice
Jung Da Bin as Oh Eun Bi
Goo Seung Hyun as Oh Jung Min

Details from Drama Wiki


This'll be real quick, coz I just want to share my wierdo side.

I was laughing my ass out while watching eps 1 & 2 of KDrama Best Love aka the Greatest Love, loving the characters of Ae Jung and Dokko Jin. But the wierd part is I can't understand what the hell they were saying. It doesn't have an english sub title yet. Wahaha.

I'm lovin' Best Love, with or without eng subs!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

KDrama: Best Love

Whoops! I miss one day.

That’s because the Kdrama: Best Love started yesterday.

It’s the seventh of The Hong Sisters’ Dramas, they’re one of the sought for Screen Writers in the KDramaland. They just wrote the scripts for

1. Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, 2005
2. My Girl, 2005-06
3. Fantasy Couple, 2006
4. Hong Gil Dong, 2008
5. You’re Beautiful, 2009
6. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, 2010

My fave among those are You’re Beautiful and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. I still have to watch Hong Gil Dong and Fanasy Couple though, but definitely not this May (as my KDrama sched is full-packed!).

Anyways, reading the recaps at Dramabeans made this (meaning ME) non-Korean speaking girl so so happy!

Waiting for eng subbed eps!


Title: 최고의 사랑 / Choegoui Sarang
Also known as: Best Love
Previously known as: 애정의 발견 / The Discovery of Affection
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-May-04 to 2011-Jun-??
Air time: Wednesday and Thursday 21:55

Ae Jung is a female band member who is already over the hill. When she enters a variety show to pretend marriage with the top star Jin, she gets entangled in a love triangle along with her ex-bandmate Kang Se Ri. Yoon Pil Joo is a doctor of oriental medicine who has no interest in the entertainment industry but meets Ae Jung by chance and falls for her.

Gong Hyo Jin as Goo Ae Jung
Cha Seung Won as Dokko Jin
Yoo In Na as Kang Se Ri
Yoon Kye Sang as Yoon Pil Joo

Source Drama Wiki

Monday, May 2, 2011

KDrama: Baby-Faced Beauty

And let the countdown begin!

Today marks the pilot episode of Baby-Faced Beauty, which was on my May KDrama Festival list.

I’m still waiting for the recap or subbed ep.

So excited!


Title: 동안미녀 / Dongan Minyeo
Also known as: Youthful Beauty / Pretty Young Woman
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2011-May-02 to 2011-Jun-??
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

The story of Lee So Young, a 34-year-old woman who's saddled with family debt and only has a high school qualifications, but dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her youthful appearance is her only advantage; she is mistaken for a 25-year-old university graduate and subsequently lands her dream job when she's hired by a fashion design company, where she meets Choi Jin Wook, a man who looks more mature than his young age.

Jang Na Ra as Lee So Young
Choi Daniel as Choi Jin Wook
Ryu Jin as Ji Seung Il
Kim Min Seo as Kang Yoon Seo

Source: Drama Wiki