KD Chats

Here is a new page for chats, videos, short recaps, and links :)

I had a feeling these two would have chemistry before they were even cast -just hearing their two names together sounded like a dream match made in romantic comedy heaven.

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I was too shy to make a header out of these – pretty sure he is advertising the clothing brand Buckaroo, but he sort of lost me when he flashed his abs. people have been wondering why I suddenly liked Kim Woo Bin so here is my answer – not only does he look this good, he can also act well and is a decent model to boot.  I like that his looks change with just a grin or a scowl. diversity in the face is so hard to come by in korean actors, but he’s got it. oh boy does he ever.

209 comments on “KD Chats

  1. raindrops1 says:

    Hola Dear Softy,
    I hope you are doing well and feeling better. I’ve been checking the blog on a continuous basis because I just enjoy your writing and reading your thoughts. Although it might seem strange I consider you a friend that I’ve had the pleasure to meet through our mutual love of kdramas, and your blog gives me an opportunity to see how you are doing. Furthermore, I find your writing to be so full of heart and it allows me to see the stories and characters in greater detail.
    I’m very excited to read your upcoming post and find out what you are looking forward to. There are many dramas that are coming up that seem to have the potential to be good. I worry that I won’t be able to have the time to follow all the ones I want to check out (hey, as they say:where there is a will, there is a way ;) ) I’m looking forward to It’s OKay, It’s Love, Joseon Gunman, Fated to Love and Trot Lovers. I think were in for a good stretch of dramas with lots of choices available.
    I look forward to us (your fans, supporters, friends and cheering squad) having a opportunity to be able to share the ride with you again. I’m happy that you have found a drama that has piqued your interest enough to recap and hopefully one you will completely fall in love with.
    Sending you a big virtual hug for you and Joonni. I hope she is doing well.

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  2. as says:

    Hi softy! I am in korea now and was wondering if you go at 5am on Friday to kbs if you can see 1n2d filming? Or how early should I go and what day? Thank you!!

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    • Softy says:

      Hi AS,

      Welcome back to Seoul. To be honest I haven’t watched 1n2d in such a long time I have no idea if they even film openings on the steps of the KBS building anymore. Since it’s still light out even at 7:30pm these days, I would advise against showing up at 5am just on the off chance they might even film that early. It’s still pretty dark at 5am cuz of the overcast weather we have been having lately so it might be too dangerous and scary for you. Unless you happen to know someone at KBS who can confirm the exact Friday and filming time, I wouldn’t go that early. Remember they film every other Friday so since today was Friday, you might already have missed it.

      Why don’t you check out the You from another star set exhibit that’s going on at Dongdaemun – it’s at that weird looking new building across from Doota (it’s the same place they filmed that action scene where SY leaped and fell when her safety wires were cut) For a limited time till August they have opened the set for the drama to the public inside that building. I can’t wait to see if they actually moved over DM’s home with the tree, skylight, library, and everything. Joonni and I are going there tm to check out the drama set exhibit. It’s her first time seeing a set displayed for the public, but it’s my second. The last one was MGIAG’s action school set where Miho and Daewoong lived in the loft. They displayed that set on the street at Samsungdong even though the actual building with the rooftop action school was clear across town. Pretty sure the inside of that actual building didn’t look like the drama set at all. Personally, it’s always been a dream of mine to visit the set of the rooftop home from Coffee Prince where HG (Gong Yoo’s) character lived, but I bet that set was broken up years ago. I really loved the inside of his rooftop home – it was so cool cuz the bed pulled out from the wall.

      Sorry I couldn’t help you out more regarding 1n2d filming, but I lost my connection to the PD I knew from KBS.

      *The YFAS exhibit is pretty cool – it features both of their homes – his library included. You even get to sit on his bed and take photos. You can also buy stuff that were featured in the drama like his bookbags, journal, unique tote, drama posters and t-shirts. Entrance fee is 12,000 now but it’s going up to 15,000 won later.

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      • as says:

        Thank you Softy!!! I went to KBS last friday at 6am and the workers that I asked said they didn’t know when they would film. One of the kbs guards said usually around 9am but what day exactly he is not sure. :( I don’t know if I should go to kbs everyday at 9am….lol. I tried to go today at 8am but I couldn’t wake up T.T I really wanted to see kim jong min and cha tae hyun, as they are the last two remaining members from season 2 that I really liked :/

        I am also going to joo won’s musical Ghost this Friday, so hopefully I can see him after. I saw a video of him walking out afterwards but it looked sooo crowded that Joo won didn’t interact with fans much. But, I am still super excited to see him perform!! Waited since last year when they announced he would be in the musical, and then thought I wouldn’t be able to see it because the last showing was june 8 and I was still in school. But they extended the musical dates to end of june so I can finally see him live!!!!! It’d be amazing to talk to him but I probably won’t be able to, or even take picture with him haha. I saw some pictures where fans were able to take pictures with him, not sure how they could though! Maybe me being a foreigner will make him pay attention to me? haha Do you know how I would be able to meet him?

        Thank you again for all your help Softy!! Super appreciate it! :)

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  3. raindrops1 says:

    Hi Softy!
    I hope you are well. I know you are waiting for Joo Won’s upcoming drama which is getting closer to airing with each passing day but I wanted to ask if in the mean time you are watching any of the currently airing dramas? If you are tuning in, I would love to hear your thoughts (if you don’t mind sharing). I always enjoy hearing your thoughts and take on the various dramas.
    Please say hi to joonni and I hope that she finds a drama down the road that she loves and wants to recap. The kdrama universe is always better when both of you are recapping. :)

    Sending you hugs.

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  4. Iviih says:

    Hello eveyone!!

    Softy ! How are you? And everyone?

    I’m so busy studying :( miss you guys!

    Watching: Liar game kver, just this one, and tw drama ”the way we were”

    News dramas coming, hope they are good.

    Kisses!

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  5. Iviih says:

    Hello, I’m here again!

    I started Misaeng, and OMG I love this drama, the characters feel too real and it hurts. That’s why I like it so much, makes me think a lot after watching one episode. Sometimes life is good and people aren’t grateful. You should try Softy, has some J-drama vibe and all characters have their own story.

    Also watching: Liar Game: I really like the drama but I get so confused after it ends, I need recaps to help hahaha #fail

    Pinocchio: I’m really liking it, and I like PSH character so far (miracle) and the leads have good chemistry!

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  6. raindrops1 says:

    Hello,
    @lviih, We are watching the same dramas:)

    Misaeng is really G-O-O-D!!!! As you mentioned lviih is what draws me in is how real it feels. Even if we might work in a different sector as the one portrayed in Misaeng most of us can relate to being the new one at work, wanting to do your best but at the same time being both hopeful, fearful and slightly clueless. The show also does a very good job of showing the office dynamics, politics and connections that can be at time supportive, stressful, and complicated. As someone who works in a office setting a can def relate how it is a world in itself which can be difficult to navigate. Even though the show illustrates some harsh realities of the office/work life it also shows how even small victories can propel you to move forward even when the process was full of obstacles. It does make me think as well not only about the characters and storyline but about my own work environment. This week I was just thinking (after learning about some unpleasant things some co-workers were saying and doing) that I would love to have a Manager Oh to trip them. lol Since Misaeng is very dialogue heavy (and in this case it’s a good thing) I will watch each ep twice. The translations from each streaming site, I’ve notice is different. I will also read a recap to ensure that i did not miss anything.

    Liar Game has been another drama I have been enjoying even though I have not seen the original. It is well paced, has a good intriguing storyline. Like you lviih I need recaps because I do have a hard time following the games. I find the games a very smart tool in creating tension and bring forth each characters personality and perspective. The bad guy (DY) is scary, evil and the actor is doing a fantastic job. He is scary good. I also like how they made the Liar Game into a nationally televised show (reality show), because here in the US reality shows how become it nitch in tv programming. Even though the show platform is not to make social commentary, I do think that it makes me think if in ‘real life” something like a Liar Game would not be to far from becoming a reality. I will be sad to see it end this week. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we will get a solid ending.

    Pinocchio is a show that I’m finding easy and enjoyable to watch. Although that might not sound like high praise it is. I say this because I like shows that I like, love and can be a 100% on board with the OTP and where they are headed. I like to be able to root for the the main characters and in this show I most def do. It’s also a show that poses some good and relevant questions on reporting, the power of tv, the power of perception and what the truth ultimately is. Also, knowing all that DP when through how can you not root for him and his brother? I think it’s off to a really good start and I’m exited to see where the story goes. This week as I was catching up on the eps I was thinking that nothing better happen to gramps because I will be devastated. I think my fear comes from watching other kdramas were this has happened. I love gramps and that seen between him and DP was just so touching and beautiful.

    As kdrama fan it’s so nice to go to a strectch were there are various kdramas that I’m enjoying. It sure beats watching dramas that annoy and frustrate me (ultimately make want to throw something at my computer screen)

    @lviih, I hope your studies are going well. Fighting! Glad to hear that you have found kdramas that can get your mind off studying. I know that for me they are a welcome break from work and RL. :)

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