Started A million stars falling from the sky- Kimura Takuya has a way of restraining his laugh then just bursting out in a smile and it’s so intoxicating-only up to E3 so far but I have a feeling I am going to “marathon” this tonight. Bloody Monday is next on my list. 1-25 Thank you so much for all the suggestions- I can’t wait to start downloading and watching them-you guys are the best 🙂 —- I’ve noticed that people have been leaving comments asking me to translate something here and there and I just wanted to say, as long as there is a video with it, I am more than happy to oblige. Just keep in mind though that if it is too boring and pointless, I probably won’t bother. If there is anything worth noting, that is what I will translate. After translating for “Taxi” with Hyun Bin, I realized there are a lot of variety shows where stars are featured and they never get translated. Like last week, they had that Korean swimmer guy who won the gold medal on a talk show and it was a really fun interview. Bet no one bothered to sub that. Too many great interviews get left behind so I want to make sure there is a place for you guys to ask for requests. Please keep in mind that if the actor featured is tall and good looking the translations will be done more thoroughly and in a timely manner. If it features a female actress, I will resort to paraphrasing and summarizing the gist of it. I can’t help that cuz I doubt I will be hanging on her every word like I would for YAI. Another blog takes care of all his interviews so I just go there and read them 🙂 Also for those of you who expect me to upload new previews or trailers for MP or any other drama, this is not soompi. Sorry, but I do not go around searching the internet for info like that. I’m like you guys and I go elsewhere to find them or wait till a kind soul uploads it on comments. —– Paradise Ranch After watching a trailer someone posted, I went in with an open mind and watched it tonight. Actually I should say started, but ended up muting it as soon as her face hit the pile of “I don’t even want to know which animal left that” – it seemed to me like a clear indication of where this show was headed so I decided to hop off this train and catch the next one -Duo. When it is really good, I will go along with soul or body swaps, gumiho’s with nine tails down to one, and even opposite gender impersonations that fail on sight. But I have a breaking point when it comes to dramas and Paradise Ranch hit it early on with that scene. When she hoisted it in the air with glee, my brain just went “huh?” So sorry for those of you who were hoping this drama would get picked up for transcaps, it’s not going to happen. — On another note, for those of you like me going thru SG withdrawal, pick up another great drama and it helps ease the sense of loss somewhat. Someone left a comment about a Japanese drama called “Pride” so I looked it up and downloaded it. All I needed to know was that it was about hockey – I happen to love ice hockey. Then I was pleasantly surprised to see that the female lead was the same one from the other Japanese drama I love called “the flowershop that doesnt sell roses”. What a coincidence that two out of three Jdramas I’ve watched both have her in it. She even came out on a few episodes of the American drama called “Heroes.” For anyone who loves subtlety and underrated poignancy, “Pride” has both. I loved it so much I would have learned Japanese to transcap it live if it was still on. What I relished the most about this drama was that it so different from Kdrama. There is a slower pace so that we can indulge in digesting each line or let the significance of the scene sink in. The dialogue is direct and to the point and it isn’t glossed over with so much effort to impress. The simplicity of the story packs as much punch as any fast paced drama. It’s refreshingly nuanced and the language-the translations I read – were just beautiful. Having watched only three Japanese dramas total -third one was ISWAK to prepare for PK- I can’t say I know Jdramas all that well, but so far the 3 that I have seen makes me want to watch more. It is too bad their dramas are so short – they are always 11episodes. Does anyone have any more to recommend? —- DREAM HIGH WOES I am starting to regret dropping DH. The preview for next week has me sitting on the edge of my seat. Kim Soo Hyun’s acting chop is emerging and I love when he does drama, even more than when he does comedy. Man I should have hung in there till E5 cuz after that one, I would have stuck around for sure. Posting E7 (page 74) on soompi tonight was a chore. I can’t easily go back and press edit and add stuff like I wanted-it kept freezing up on me. What to do-I can’t pick it up again on this blog when none of my other two bloggers are remotely interested in DH – so there will never be screencaps unless I find some myself and that is going to look like amateur hour-it wont be lined up right or anything. I’ll be lucky if it is right side up and not sideways like the last time I tried to upload a picture on my own. I can’t believe it got so much better right after I dropped it – Duo is coming up soon so I can’t do 3 dramas so I am stuck – drats -I blame all this on Kim Soo Hyun for not coming out more in the earlier episodes. If he had been on all the time from day one, there would be no dilemma.