.dat Breaking News: Song Joongki & Song Hyekyo’s Marriage.

BREAKING NEWS: SONG JOONGKI & SONG HYEKYO’s MARRIAGE

I’m sure many of you have caught a whiff of this by now, because this piece of news certainly washed out all of my social media feed! After rounds of denial about dating “rumors” (now known to be facts, not rumors), Song Joongki and Song Hyekyo have not only admitted that they have been in a relationship since 2015, but are going to tie the knot on October 31, 2017 aka Halloween!

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.dat Circle: Two Worlds Connected Review.

Circle: Two Worlds Connected Review

‘Circle’ has just come to a close, and I, datcheebie, am here to present to you a review about this suspense-packed and quite experimental drama with Yeo Jin Goo, Gong Seungyeon, and Kang Ki Woo leading.

Rating: 3.9/5

Circle
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Genre
Number of Episodes

12

Original Release May 22 – June 27, 2017
Network

tVN

Starring

Source: Wikipedia

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.dat Ruler: Master of the Mask Thoughts.

With Yoo Seungho, Kim So Hyun, Kim Myung Soo (Infinite’s L) and Yoon So Hee leading, I was drawn to this drama. Maybe because things aren’t going our protagonist’s way right now, I am extremely frustrated with the drama and find myself skipping over a lot of the scenes, but at about three quarters into the drama, I feel like things are getting a bit draggy.

The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
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Genre Historical
Political
Melodrama
Romance
Episodes Total 40 (half-hour episodes)
Network MBC
Starring Yoo Seung-ho
Kim So-hyun
Kim Myung-soo
Yoon So-hee
Heo Joon-ho
Park Chul-min
Original Release May 10, 2017 – present
Days of Airing Wed/Thur

Source: Wikipedia

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.dat kVariety Repertoire – Current Watches.

I think of variety shows as weekly doses of laughter that heal my soul. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is easy to lose oneself in a monotonous lifestyle and be trapped in accumulating stress, but watching variety shows helps me out a bit. Every time I hit play and sit back to enjoy the 90+ minutes, I not only forget my troubles through laughter, but I also learn as some (if not most) of the weight is washed out of my system. I want to share some of this medicine with you, so I present to you:

kVariety Shows I am Currently Watching

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.dat Abnormal Summit Thoughts.

Recently, I’ve gotten into yet another kVariety show — but technically this isn’t your typical variety show that’s all fun and games. Although it has its moments of laughter JTBC’s Abnormal Summit is a show where a bunch of foreigners from a wide variety of backgrounds but all residing in Korea gather to debate and share their thoughts on a variety of topics.

Non-Summit
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Also known as Abnormal Summit
Genre Talkvariety show
Written by Hong Yun-kyung
Shin Hye-rim
Kim Na-young
Directed by Kim Hee-jung, Season 1
Kim No-eun, Season 2
Kim Jae-won
Jeong Jae-hoon
Sung Han
Kang Hong-joo
Presented by Jun Hyun-moo
Sung Si-kyung
Yoo Se-yoon
Starring Guillaume Patry
Alberto Mondi
Mark Tetto
Niklas Klabunde
Alex Mazzucchelli
Zahid Hussain
Aurélien Loubert
Christian Burgos
Ogi Hitoshi
Wang Xinlin
Original Release July 7, 2014 – Present
Original language(s) Korean
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 153 (as of June 12, 2017)

Source: Wikipedia

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.dat 2017 Drama — Top 10 Picks.

Hi everyone! I know we’re just at the halfway mark for 2017, but I figured with all the amazing dramas 2017 had for us, might as well start a bit early! I tried my best in terms of “ranking” the dramas I actually watched this year — from this year (Signal aired back in 2016, so it won’t be on this list even though I just finished it and wrote a review). Rather than numbering them, I’ll just make it super relative: the top will be, well, the top picks from me to you BUT that does not mean that #10 is bad or anything! These are the top 10 (for now), so they’re all pretty good! Over the second half of 2017, some of these dramas might disappear from this list and be replaced by others, but this might also not be the case (hopefully second half won’t be that bad).

Well, enough from me! Here’s my

UPDATED 8/7/2017 TOP 10 DRAMAS FROM 2017

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.dat Signal Review.

4.8/5 Yes, it has almost been two years since the original airing of this drama, but better late than never right? While waiting for the next episodes to air over the weekend, I blazed through the much-buzzed-about ‘Signal’ and will now present to you my review of it:

Signal datcheebie’s Review

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Genre
Network tvN
No. of Episodes 16
Starring
Running Time

80 min

Original Release January 22 – March 12, 2016
Awards 52 Baeksang Arts Awards (Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Screenplay)

5th APAN Star Awards (Best Writer, Top Excellence Actor in Miniseries)

tvN10 Awards (Daesang Actor, Best Actress, PD’s Choice, Best Content Award for Drama)

1st Asia Artist Awards (Daesang)

Korea Content Awards (Presidential Commendation)

5th CARI K Drama Awards (Drama of the Year, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, PD’s Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Best Original Score)

Source: Wikipedia

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.dat Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Review.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Review

Yes, yes, yes! Is there any more that needs to be said? (Actually Yes.)

4.5/5

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
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Genre
Network JTBC
Original Release February 24 – April 15, 2017
Starring
Running Time 90 Minutes
Number of Episodes 16 + 1 special

Source: Wikipedia
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.dat Chief Kim Review.

Chief Kim Review

If I had to keep this review short, I would leave you with this: Loads of Fun.

Rating: 4/5

Good Manager
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Also known as Chief Kim’
Genre Workplace
Drama
Comedy
Original Release January 25 – March 30, 2017
Network KBS
Written by Park Jae-bum
Episodes 20
Starring Namgoong Min
Nam Sang-mi
Lee Jun-ho
Jung Hye-sung

Source Wikipedia

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