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22Apr/080

Kim Jong Kook- Saying You Love Me MV

This video featuring the lovely Xman's couple Yoon Eun Hye and Kim Jong Kook (althought you can't see his face in the MV). The MV is about a girl who is still in love with her old boyfriend and couldn't stop thinking about her past relationship even though she is currently in a new relationship.

14Sep/071

Coffee Prince (2007)

Coffee Prince

A.K.A.: The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince
Korean Title: 커피프린스 1호점
Vietnamese Title: Hoang Tu Cafe or Duoc Lam Hoang Tu
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Starring: Yoon Eun Hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun Gyun, and Chae Jung Ahn
Screenwriter: Jang Hyun Ju and Lee Jung Ah
Director: Lee Yoon Jung
Episodes: 17
MPAA: PG-13

Synopsis
This drama is based from a romantic comedy manhwa by Lee Sun Mi.

The life of Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) is not easy; she works many jobs to pay off debts and even gave up her feminine image. Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo) is the heir of a big food company, but his grandmother wants him to settle down, so she arranged many dates for him. After Eun Chan bumped into Han Kyul and was mistaken for a boy, Han Kyul decided to hire Eun Chan to be his gay lover in order to avoid the arranged dates. Desperately in need of money, Eun Chan had no choice but to accept. Han Kyul's grandmother also made Han Kyul in charge of a filthy coffee shop in danger of being bankrupt. Eun Chan begged to work at the coffee shop, and not long after, feelings start to spark, except, how would Han Kyul accept his "homosexuality"?
Source: DramaWiki

Rating: A (Excellent)
Rewatch Factor: Very High
Comment: From the casting, the storyline, music, to the settings everything seem to fit perfectly in this drama. "Coffee Prince" is not just your typical drama that centers around a protagonist female doing gender bending--aims at teenagers like "Hana Kimi" because it is much more than that. There is much depth, honesty, and realness about this drama that attempts to uncover another side to love. Indeed, this drama is intended for young adults everywhere. Arguably, the biggest captivating feature about this drama was the dedication of all of the cast and all of the sincerity everyone had putted in this drama. "Coffee Prince" easily can become another typical--shallow teen drama if it weren't for Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye's fine actings. The onscreen chemistry between Gong Yoo and YEH is undeniable. In my opinion, one of the finest actings in the drama occur when the two main characters struggling to accept love, thus leaving my heart bursting with pain during those scenes. Not enough good things can be said about this charming drama. It is definitely one of my highlights of the year 2007.

Additionally, after you have done watching "Coffee Prince" and still experience the addiction urge to watch more "Coffee Prince" then don't pass up on watching the drama special. While the special is not any extended episode of the drama, it certainly will fill that "Coffee Prince" void inside you and you will leave with a greater appreciation of what everyone has putted in this drama.

6Jan/070

The Vineyard Man Fan MV

Artist: Kim Jung Eun
Song: Da Ga Ga Go Ship Uh
Creator: chibimikki

27Dec/060

The Vineyard Man (2006)

The Vineyard Man

A.K.A.: The Man in the Vineyard, The Man of the Vineyard
Korean Title: 포도밭 그사나이 (Podopat Geusanai)
Vietnamese Title: Chang Trai Vuon Nho
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Starring: Yoon Eun Hye, Oh Man-Seok, Jeong So-Yeong, Kim Jo-Seok
Screenwriter: Jo Myung Joo
Director: Park Man Young
Episodes: 16
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
Yoon Eun-Hye has taken the lead role for this adaptation of the book The Vineyard Man by Kim Rang. In this romantic-comical drama, Yoon Eun-Hye plays the role Lee Ji Hyun. After 3 years of unemployment since graduation, Ji Hyun worked as a temporary designer for a clothing company, but her design was stolen by the chief designer and she was subsequently fired as nobody believed her. She had no choice but to accept her granduncle’s proposal to work on his vineyard for a year if she were to inherit it. Oh Man-Suk plays the role Jang Taek-Ki who is an honest young man working in the vineyard. The two fought like cat and dog and the city girl had a hard time adjusting to living in the country where even plumbing is a big problem. However, after many twists and turns Ji-hyun adapted to rustic life and opened up to the warmhearted residents of the village as well as ends up falling in love with Taek-Ki.
Source: DramaWiki

Rating: B (Wonderful)
Rewatch Factor: High
Comment: At first I wasn't sure if I want to watch this drama because it appears boring, but I was wrong. This is a wonderful drama. This drama is what I called "feel-good" drama. Even with little drama, this drama still manages to be exciting and capture my complete attention. Yoon Eun-Hye is well suited for the role of a spunky girl. She has the face and talent to act in comedy type of drama. Additionally, Oh Man-Suk is the best person to play the role of a simple guy with big heart from the countryside. One of the big plus about this drama is that it have one of the most satisfying endings I have seen. If you're looking for a carefree drama that then don't skip this drama.

14Dec/060

Goong (2006)

Princess Hours

A.K.A.: Princess Hours, Palace, or Imperial Household
Korean Title: 궁/宮 (Goong/Gung)
Vietnamese Titles: Chuyen Tinh Cua Hoang Tu, Cung Dien
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Starring: Yoon Eun Hye, Joo Ji Hoon, Kim Jeong-Hoon, Song Ji-Hyo
Screenwriter: In Eun Ah
Director: Hwang In Roe
Episodes: 24
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
Princess Hours is based on the same titled manhwa (South Korean comics) by Park So Hee.
Set in an alternate 21st-century reality where Korea possesses a royal family, this show revolves around the lives of the Crown Prince Lee Shin, and his new bride, Chae-kyeong. The depicted royal family in the show is modelled after the last royal family of Korea, which in reality reigned until the start of the Japanese Occupation in 1911 and was not reinstated after Japanese surrender in WW2.
The series starts off with the news that the King, Shin's father, is severely ill. With the grim outlook on the King's health, the royal family scrambles to find a wife for Shin, so as to allow him to take over the royal throne if the situation requires so. Despite being in love with another girl, the ambitious and talented ballerina Hyo-rin, who Shin initially proposed to. She, however, rejects him to pursue her ballet dreams. Shin eventually marries an average girl who he was betrothed to by his late grandfather in an old agreement with her's, the headstrong yet lovable Chae-kyeong, after he was rejected by Hyo-rin. Despite initially feeling nothing for Chae-kyeong, love eventually blossoms between the couple.
Source: Wikipedia

Rating: A (Excellent)
Rewatch Factor: Very High
Comment: I have rewatched this drama so many times that I believe I have worn out the "Princess Hours" DVDs. This drama is responsible for restoring my love in Korean's drama. "Princess Hours" is like a modern Cinderella story, but with an interesting twist in the plot and characters. I cannot think of anyone more fitted to play the role of a handsome and cold prince than Joo Ji Hoon. And Yoon Eun Hye is simply superb in the role of Chae-Kyeong, a strong and lovable female protagonist. Yoon Eun Hye has an incredible comedic timing that makes this drama less of a drama and more of a comedy. In sum, don't pass out on this drama or you will regret it!

26Nov/060

Goong- Destiny Fan MV

Artist: Jim Brickman & Christina Aguilera
Song: Destiny
Creator: hanjieun30

26Nov/060

Goong MV

Artist: Howl & J
Song: Perhaps Love (Sarang In Ga Yo)