Love Affairs in the Afternoon

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Original Title: 昼顔 – 平日午後3時の恋人たち-

Episodes: 11

Year: 2014

Channel: Fuji TV

Theme: Melodrama

Love Affairs in the Afternoon is a drama focusing on the extra-marital affairs of two housewives – Sawa and Rikako. As the title implies, the two women get to spend time with their lovers during the afternoon when their husbands are at their 9 to 5 jobs.

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Sawa has been married for five years to her self centered husband. Their married life is peaceful and sadly uneventful. The couple hasn’t had sex in forever and Sawa’s husband is more focused on his two hamsters than his wife. Let’s add that Sawa’s mother-in-law is the nosy type. She inserts herself in the couple’s life and spend quite some time in their apartment – cooking, gossiping, and spying on Sawa. Is Sawa cheating? Who was the man she was talking to earlier? The mother in law is also pressuring Sawa to have children. She even goes as far as to dig deep enough and find out about the couple’s sex life. The mother in law then finds it justified to give advice about the couple’s sex life. Let’s add the rude comments such as : “You are just not sexy at all” or “Can’t you be fashionable sometimes?”

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The Abnormal Summit (비정상회담)

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The Abnormal Summit is a talk show by the Korean channel JTBC. It is hosted as a sort of conference where representatives of different countries share their opinions on controversial topics. There are three hosts – and a guest in each episode. The guest is the person presenting the problem. It could be his or her problem, but it can also be sent in by someone else.

I have seen six episodes so far and I like what I’ve seen so far. It’s a little different than any other Korean variety or talk show I have seen.

Main Cast

I didn’t introduce the hosts because I think the focus of the show is on different cultures, traditions, and opinions therefore on the foreigners :-D.

Daniel (Australia)

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His tattoos are so good looking. I have seen him in several modeling pictures. Is he a model?

Julian (Belgium)

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Talkative

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Hi! School: Love On

Hi! School: Love On

So after I got over the slight squicky-ness brought upon by the premise of a 14 year old Kim Sae Ron (playing Lee Seul Bi) acting as love interest of two Infinite members, Woohyun and Sungyeol (who kept their names more or less in the drama) who are in their early twenties in real life (7 year difference, I think?), I realized that it worked more or less for the drama. Almost in the strain of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Lee Seul Bi was originally an Angel, who guided souls on to the afterlife. Lee Seul Bi’s age actually plays into her Angel character who is extremely innocent and naive to the workings of the human world, making her a child who doesn’t even know how to use chopsticks or tie her shoelaces. However, one boy, Woohyun captures her interest and she ends up saving his life when he fell off a school building. However, this act was too much for her and she ended up becoming human after the accident. With still a little power left, she is luckily taken in by Woohyun and his grandmother. Slowly, she learns the ropes to how to live a human life while still trying to find a way to go back to her old Angel life. Meanwhile, her Angel sunbae (who I can see no doubtedly has feelings for her too) watches over her, knowing deep down that she would fall for the human male at the end, and yet still holding back. Furthermore, is intertwined a long-lost family member plot where mothers and sons hope to be united one day. While this plot may not sound like much, even to the point where it may seem a little cheesy, don’t be deterred! I find it adorably cute and breezy. Kim Sae Ron, whom I first saw in Ahjussi has matured a lot since that movie. She has turned into a gorgeous young teenager who has decent acting chops. As for idols Woohyun and Sungyeol, they are 10x better than their other bandmate L in the acting field, in my opinion. While L comes off a little “fake” when acting, I am pleasantly surprised by Woohyun’s and Sungyeol’s nature feel. This cute drama will definitely tide me over each week as I wait for the meatier It’s Okay, That’s Love and the comical Fated to Love You.

-phoenix

Hormones 2 (วัยว้าวุ่น) Episode 4

It starts where we left off last week. Mhog calls Win’s name. He is genuinely happy to see Win and invites him inside. In Mhog’s room, Win notices several pictures. All the faces are familiar. He especially stares at Kwan’s picture. Win and Mhog catch up. Win was sent abroad by his father and now he is planning on returning to school. Mhog asks if it’s a good idea. Win answers yes. What Win is worried about is if Tar is still mad at him.

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Toycar by Tiger

I heard this song in the Episode 2 of Hormones. It’s a song Thee listens to when thinking about Phu. I had an immediate crush 🙂 I wish I knew what they were saying. Also the actor playing Phu is in the MV!