Month: September 2016

Foreign Drama -The Technicians

The Technicians or The Con Artists 116 minutes 2014 This movie stars the awe inspiring Kim Woo Bin (Uncontrollably Fond) and Lee Hyun Woo.  I didn’t watch it when it first came out because I wasn’t a fan of Woo Bin -but I am so glad I watched it.  You think most of the way through the movie that is about money -wait for the twist. This is entertaining, well thought out and fast paced.  Great movie! Kim Woo Bin plays a thief who excels at safe cracker.  He is forced to break into a Russian safe which no one has accomplished yet.  Each time he practices on one -he fails. Lee Hyun Woo (Secretly Greatly, To the Beautiful You) is superior with phones, hacking, things of that nature.  His character has a history of betraying his teammates. Ko Sang Seok is the bomb expert.  I love watching this guy as his characters are always spot on. Lim Ju Hwan (Uncontrollably Fond) had a small part but I liked his action moves. Dee Cinematography  8 Script …

Foreign Drama -Great one-sided kissing

I posted these videos because you have to see what a great kisser Yang Yang is.  Love 020 is a cute drama although it has some problems.  One of those problems is the dual personality of Yang Yang’s character.  My daughter says his indifference is supposed to be cool -but I find it lifeless.  So, who was prepared for such mesmerizing kissing on his behalf. On the first kiss up against the white wall he goes in for the kill with such expertise you are sure he is totally into her.  I mean, his ambition makes you believe they will be doing much more intimate detail in 2 minutes. The sad part is -Zheng Shuang blows it -SHE DOESN’T KISS HIM BACK!!!!!!  It drives me crazy.  She took a fabulous -high scoring kiss and flattened it.  Is this because she is married or because that is how Chinese dramas go?  A couple of Chinese drama’s back the guy kissed the girl and she kissed him back -so what gives? Now to make this funnier -look at what …

Foreign Drama -Whirlwind Girl 2

Whirlwind Girl 2 36 episodes 2016 Viki At first, I was so excited to see Ji Chang Wook in a Chinese Drama.  That was until I recognized how few scenes he was in.  He doesn’t become more of a focus until the last ten episodes. Anyone who’s seen Healer, knows Chang Wook can throw a punch or land a kick so watching him face-off with others was a thrill.  However, in this drama he’s suffered a knee injury which as all but ended his career in martial arts.  That doesn’t mean he can’t teach! An Yue Xi (Qi Bai Cao) is a talented young lady with a warm, innocent smile and a mean kick.  A few of the scenes with the actors flying around to perform triple whirlwind kicks was all a bit to fake for me but overall the competitions were fun to watch.  This drama, there was also a season one) appears to be her first lead role.  The first time she starred with another young actor, I’m watching in Love O2O –Jing Boran. …

irumeur… A Muslim-American in Office

Is Obama a genius or plain crazy?  That is the question many people across the world are probably asking themselves about now. The more we accept the more we risk – the more we risk the greater the reward.  Which of these scenarios will be at the fore front if  a Muslim-American, Abid Riaz Qureshi, is appointed to serve the  U.S.  District Court? Jesus instructed us to love one another even as we fear -and we do fear the possibility of our country being dominated by Muslim rule.  One of the best ways to overcome fear, is to bring two people together and discover how they are each alike.  Our likenesses is the point we bond. Bonding with our neighbors, our countrymen, our brothers and sister in life across the world is the only way to build world peace.  Yet, in doing, so we risk our way of life. What do I mean from that? We are a Christian nation -or at least, we were built with God as our leader and Christ as our savior.  God …

Foreign Drama -Uncontrollably Fond

Uncontrollably Fond 16 episodes 2016 Are they crazy?  Who writes this sad crap? I’m someone who understands glioma’s and I still thought somehow they were going to save him.  NOPE!!!!! I waiting with excited anticipation for this drama every week.  I loved every moment of it -and dreaded it at the same time.  I knew it would be painful -but still, I watched it.  Why? Death is the biggest, most powerful event that makes us live more fully. If I could find anything  didn’t like about this drama it would have to be Joon Young not giving No Eul enough time for them to spend together -but those moments when he showed her how much he loved her… Powerful! Up until now, I wasn’t much of a fan for Kim Woo Bin (School 2013, The Heirs, To The Beautiful You and Gentleman’s Dignity).  How can you watch a man cry with such intensity and not love him.  So many of the tears Woo Bin shed appeared real -I’m convinced they were.  I believe he searched his …