Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Playing With My List

Posted by SaraG on October 14, 2021

Music

As we get closer and closer to the end of 2021 I have started to really focus on what I’m listening to on repeat and what makes sense for my top 50 list. For me, this means making sure that I take a deep dive into some of the maybe not so famous groups that I’ve historically enjoyed and making sure I’ve given their newest releases a fair shake. Sometimes this doesn’t pan out, one-hit wonders are just as common in Korean entertainment as they are in the US. But sometimes it serves as a swift kick in the tush to remind me that there is a reason I keep going back to certain artists over and over. They just do it for me. 

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Jirisan! Still Looking Awesome!

Posted by Stephanie on October 12, 2021

General

With my schedule ramping up like crazy lately, it’s been a while since I’ve been on the lookout for the new upcoming shows and when I did, one jumped out at me AGAIN. Jirisan is the upcoming action drama written by Kim Eun Hee, who I think writes some of the most interesting and unique dramas out there. I want to say I’ve been keeping my eye out for this one, but after hearing about it the first time and being really excited, I pretty much forgot about it….as one does.

But we have new posters, new teasers, more info and I’m back in, baby!

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Musical Monday – Mix It Up

Posted by SaraG on October 11, 2021

Music

We often, in our little western view of the world, think of Kpop as Korean with a dash of Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, maybe a little Thai, and of course, American and Canadian for the English-speaking crowd. We forget that there is this whole wide world out there with lots and lots of Korean people having settled in various countries, creating their own communities, and integrating into a variety of cultures. I absolutely love that we get see the crazy talented and super motivated multi-lingual kids of these world travelers turn into trainees and idol wannabes, coming back to the homeland and trying to make it big in the industry.  

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Watching So Many Shows!

Posted by Stephanie on October 8, 2021

General

As we head into another weekend (YAY), which is lately the time where I get in all of my drama watching, I reflect on my watching habits and what it is I’m currently (Slowly) working my way through.

I definitely have distinctive watching habits depending on exactly what week it is, having a week on, week off schedule and that is based around one thing: podcasting. As I hit the weekend I assess the next week. Is it a podcasting week? (This means the week that I record and edit the podcast which, now that I’m a solo rider, I do on a biweekly basis.) If it is, then I watch all of my new shows, things I’m watching for the very first time. Essentially that week I’m on duty, keeping up. Now, if the next week is a free week? Well, I consider it my free week to watch anything I want, including rewatching shows I’ve seen before. Or, to break it down further, podcast weeks I’m checking in with new hetero shows, and free weekends I’m rewatching BLs.

LAUGH.

Now that I’m slowly getting into watching more shows, I find that my habits are changing. I’m slowly getting through shows, but I’m no longer that person who sits there and watches one show until it’s done and then move on to the next one. No, I actually have a lot of shows I’m currently watching. This is both good and bad. I have lots of things to keep me interested and stuff to talk about which is good. Bad side, with my attention span, I’m more apt to drift away from a show, starting a lot and finishing few.

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Persistent and Consistent

Posted by SaraG on October 7, 2021

Music

We’ve talked a lot on the site about idols who really, truly are insanely talented and driven, but just can’t seem to catch a break. Solo artists like Woodz and groups like IMFACT work their asses off and produce exceptional music but unfortunately, there is a finite number of fans in the world and they’re too damned distracted by their biases to pay attention to these incredible performers. This is one of the myriad reasons I continue to sample and try and taste everything I can get my hands on.

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BL and Bubbles Calendar: October 2021

Posted by Stephanie on October 5, 2021

BL

After a rough month of trying to schedule some dramawatching, we’re back in the saddle of watching BL again. We have a lot of shows to catch up on, but we’re always looking for more shows to pick up. You know, keeping up with the newest and brightest. We may know what we want to watch next, but we’re always willing to kick something to the curb to put something fun in its place. Unfortunately, like August and September where we had to put the update posts together into one, there doesn’t seem to be a TON of dramas going on. I hear about upcoming shows all the time so I don’t think its a lack of popularity, I think this could just be BL’s slow season.

Anyway, here are the shows that are premiering in October! Read more

Musical Monday – Anything with a Red Ribbon

Posted by SaraG on October 4, 2021

Music

I am a sucker for a soulmate trope. Anything with a red ribbon, or string, or rope has got a pretty good leg up on my approval rating system. But man, when it’s also actually really good content, I’m a goner. 

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CHottie of the Week: Li Xian

Posted by Stephanie on October 3, 2021

Khottie of the Week

This week’s CHottie is a byproduct of my current drama watching. Every time I turn on Go Go Squid I’m reminded… oh wait… Mr. Pouty is hot. Like super hot. Like smolder, smolder, pop, pop hot. It makes me think, maybe just maybe I can make it through a FOURTY episode drama.

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Episode 282: Haircut and Lipstick! Ten Years of Drama

Posted by Stephanie on October 1, 2021

Podcast

As Stephanie paces her house attitude pumped by the power of a new haircut and lipstick, let’s celebrate a very important Kdrama anniversary! Ten Years of Watching! Ten years is a very long time and we can’t help but notice the changes that have occurred not only in the genre but in drama watching habits themselves…mostly all for good. Also, in the aftermath of experiencing the first post COVID concert, it seems like a pretty good time to discuss the differences between Kpop and non-kpop concerts!

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