Couch Kimchi http://couch-kimchi.com We Binge On Asian Dramas Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:28:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 CNBLUE Is Rockin’ The Class F/W 2015 Collection http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/cnblue-is-rockin-the-class-fw-2015-collection/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/cnblue-is-rockin-the-class-fw-2015-collection/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:47:45 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49113 Oooh wow!

The Class has come out with some new ads for its F/W 2015 collection, and again, I say, “WOW!” This has to be the best pictorial CNBLUE has ever done. As expected, The Class has fine and impeccable tailoring, and the band just wears these new dark suits so well! And the composition of these photographs is exceptional. I feel like the photographer has invited us into the shoot itself, as though we’re in the actual company of Yonghwa, Jonghyun, Min Hyuk, and Jung Shin … Gaaah, they’re beautiful!

 

 

 

Sources  |  The Class Tumblr  |  The Class

 

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More J.ESTINA F/W 2015 Ads Feat. Song Hye Kyo http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/more-j-estina-fw-2015-ads-feat-song-hye-kyo/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/more-j-estina-fw-2015-ads-feat-song-hye-kyo/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:41:23 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49110  

Go here for Song Hye Kyo‘s previously released J.ESTINA F/W 2015 ads.

 

 

Source  |  Stoo.asiae.co.kr

 

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Ji Chang Wook For @star 1’s September 2015 Issue http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/ji-chang-wook-for-star-1s-september-2015-issue/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/ji-chang-wook-for-star-1s-september-2015-issue/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:03:46 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49108 Ji Chang Wook graces the September edition of @star 1, and he’s smexy as usual! :)

Check it!

 

 

 

Source  |  @star 1

 

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Best Pals Jung Ryeo Won & Han Ye Seul Cover The 15th Anniversary Issue Of Cosmo Korea http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/best-pals-jung-ryeo-won-han-ye-seul-cover-the-15th-anniversary-issue-of-cosmo-korea/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/best-pals-jung-ryeo-won-han-ye-seul-cover-the-15th-anniversary-issue-of-cosmo-korea/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 02:02:10 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49105 This September will be the 15th anniversary of Cosmopolitan Korea, and best friends Jung Ryeo Won and Han Ye Seul are in on the celebration as they both cover the next issue.

For their interior spreads, the actresses go for a bohemian look as opposed to the elegant, black cocktail dresses more appropriate for a fun yet classy party.

Check it!

 

 

 

Sources  |  Cosmopolitan Korea  |  Cosmo FB  |  Newsen

 

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K2 F/W 2015 Ads Feat. Hyun Bin http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/k2-fw-2015-ads-feat-hyun-bin/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/18/k2-fw-2015-ads-feat-hyun-bin/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:39:21 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49103  

Hyun Bin takes his turn to introduce the latest must haves for the fall and winter seasons. Check him out in the new K2 collection.

 

 

 

Source  |  Newsen

 

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More Of Cover Boy Lee Min Ho For Elle Korea’s September 2015 Issue (UPDATED) http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/17/more-of-cover-boy-lee-min-ho-for-elle-koreas-september-2015-issue/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/17/more-of-cover-boy-lee-min-ho-for-elle-koreas-september-2015-issue/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:45:03 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49099  

Go here for Lee Min Ho‘s previously released spread from Elle Korea’s September edition.

 

 

 

Source  |  Korea Star Daily

 

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“Oh My Ghost” Week 7 Thoughts http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/17/oh-my-ghost-week-7-thoughts/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/17/oh-my-ghost-week-7-thoughts/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:18:18 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49084 Like I say every week, I enjoyed this week’s episodes.

Last week left us with Bong Sun confessing it all to Sun Woo. He reacted realistically, thinking that she made up a tall tale to end things but when Soon Ae moved a chair and touch his face, he finally believed her.

I felt like that recoil would be enough to make Soon Ae face facts but she still has feelings. But then again, it’s not easy to turn them off.

I wish they would explain the rules of her abilities to us because it seems like she only easily moves objects when the plot calls for it.

Now, onto this bad romance.  While Park Bo Young and Jo Jung Suk practically set the screen on fire anytime they share a scene, I can’t pretend that something wasn’t missing for me this week. As entertaining as it was, it is difficult for me to be affected by the angst between Bong Sun and Sun Woo when they have no real love story. Yes, she always liked him. And he recognized himself in her. They have a lot of things in common. She’s the ying to his yang. He loves her blog. Their bodies perfectly match etc etc… but we never watched them fall in love. It’s impossible for me to be invested in their love story without that key ingredient.

So when he aches for her, I can’t help but think that he’s aching for the person he fell for. And when she cries about loving and wanting to be with him, I can’t help but think that she’s in love with a fantasy. Then the show gets a little weird when we see him fall harder for Bong Sun when she’s acting more “manic.”

Some may say that it just means that he loves all sides of her which I can accept for the purpose of enjoying the show even if I disagree. I think this romance is more acceptable to viewers because Park Bo Young played both parts. If SunSoon had been played by Kim Seul Gi, I believe there’d be more outrage.  But it’s not a big deal. How else could the story have ended? I do think his behavior is realistic because falling for a ghost would freak anyone out. Thus, it makes sense that he would want to move past it as quickly as possible. Even if Bong Sun isn’t the girl he fell for, he realizes that he could still love her. And can we really be mad that two lonely people are no longer lonely? Yes, he dropped Soon Ae like a hot potato but he did the same with So Hyung.

I understand why the writer got carried away with the SunSoon/Sun Woo romance because writing for that character must be a lot of fun. And we can see how hard it is for them to give that up seeing that we got two character possessions this week. One thing I love about this crazy drama is that it’s pretty clear that the actors have a great time with the insane storyline and I’m sure the actress who played the female cop this week was no exception.

I feel we’ve seen the last of her possessions and I’m going to miss them.

Who else clapped when Soon Ae finally realized that her grudge wasn’t sex-related? I was glad because it meant that the stalled murder storyline could finally gain traction. All praises to the powers that be.

Sung Jae. Sung Jae. Sung Jae. We usually don’t see such villains in Korean dramas where they are prone to redeeming them in the final episode. Making him an evil spirit with no sob story (which belongs to the host in this case) frees the writer to create a remorseless, selfish, heartless, ruthless psycho with no conscience that scares the bejesus out of us!

Poor Officer Han. He survived an attack only to still die by his hands. He should have kicked him out of the car! What I liked about it was that he was smart enough to discuss it with Officer Kang and that he warned Sun Woo to keep his mouth shut because I was getting sick of all the characters unknowingly stepping on a landmine. This fool didn’t even have to fish for information because they trusted him and spilled their guts.

After fourteen episodes, we finally got Bong Sun, Sun Woo and Soon Ae working together. How awesome was that? I loved that once he accepted it, he listened with an open mind and was fully onboard. Granted, his sister’s well-being was the primary motive but I loved it regardless.

The restaurant staff is usually good for laughs but I didn’t like the filler subplot about hiring the pretty girl. It made Min Soo look dumber than usual and I simply found it irritating and a waste of time. But perhaps the writer has run out of things for them to do.

Kyung Mo was awesome this week when he yelled at Chef for transforming a girl who was as bright as his sister into a lifeless person. I guess that means he isn’t into Bong Sun’s real (albeit heartbroken) personality.

There weren’t a lot of funny scenes this episode but I enjoyed watching the possessed shaman. LOL. It was cute.

We learned this week that Soon Ae was killed for witnessing the hit-and-run. And how chilling was the final scene? I wonder if the writers were careful enough in the past to not have Soon Ae and Sung Jae in the same scene given that we now learn that he’s able to see ghosts.

I’m curious about how he plans to destroy Soon Ae. Can he exit Sung Jae’s body? Or will he threaten to harm her family? And how will they get him? I guess this is when the shaman’s skills will come into play. And given that Chef is now in a relationship with the host of the ghost he fell for (although Bong Sun is more than just the host), would it be the same for Eun Hee? Will she be told the truth? Or will the evil spirit be vanquished and she and the guy who hasn’t been conscious since his teen years make a go of it? Ignoring his baby-killing tendencies, of course.

But am I the only one confused by the timeline? We saw the evil spirit possess the teenage boy but the shaman noticed a difference between adult Sung Jae’s photos. Which is it?

Next week should be full of tears when Soon Ae finally leaves. In the pursuit of a resolution for her grudge, not only will two lonely people now be together, Eun Hee and whoever else that psycho would have killed in the future will be safe. It’s true that she selfishly possesses people –  inadvertently putting them in harm’s way – but she’s also pretty darn awesome. I will miss this drama.

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“The Time We Were Not In Love” Finale Episode OTP Clips http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/16/the-time-we-were-not-in-love-finale-episode-otp-clips/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/16/the-time-we-were-not-in-love-finale-episode-otp-clips/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:00:02 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49094 I think I’m still in denial that The Time We Were Not In Love is over, so, I won’t be saying goodbye to it yet because surely, SBS will still be dropping a BTS video of our favorite scenes, and those will be something to spazz over! :)

The finale was what I expected, and although it was pretty much a mellow episode, I like that some things my imagination came up with were validated. I like that we were able to see their post-married life, especially how they resolved their quarrels. As Soompier 40somethingahjumma noted, these OTP moments aren’t just fan service, but they’re a part of their long journey from friends to lovers. We were treated to a lot of flashbacks of their time together during their high school and college years, and I think it’s only apt that the story didn’t just end on their wedding day, that it at least continued to the early beginnings of their married life. :) I just feel like this last episode was a reassurance that the crossover from friendship to being a couple was not for naught; they’ll be all right throughout their marriage, making more plans for their future.

For now, I’ll just say, “Talk to you later, show.” Let’s hope there are still post-show goodies to come!

In the meantime, let’s enjoy these stills (c/o Soompier minnie0103) and video clips of our OTP from the final episode.

 

 

Episode 16 OTP Clips

 

 

Sources  |  Soompi, c/o minnie0103  |  DC Inside  |  DramaSBS

 

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“The Time We Were Not In Love”: Lee Jin Wook & Ha Ji Won’s Marriage Talk With The Ohs http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/16/the-time-we-were-not-in-love-lee-jin-wook-ha-ji-wons-marriage-talk-with-the-ohs/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/16/the-time-we-were-not-in-love-lee-jin-wook-ha-ji-wons-marriage-talk-with-the-ohs/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:32:25 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49091

 

This might be the last new batch of spoiler stills we’ll be getting from the production of The Time We Were Not In Love. I was hoping it would be a set of wedding photos, but at least, the spirit of the upcoming matrimony between Ha Na and Won is somewhat present in this scene.

As seen in the preview, Won will be discussing marriage and a proposal with Ha Na’s parents during a meal at their house. Won has a cool and firm gaze but later smiles during the talk while Ha Na is surprised at some point. What’s causing this reaction from our female lead? Even Mama Oh and Dae Bok are taken aback … In any case, a wedding will be on, and Papa Oh has clearly been in a rush to get them hitched. :)

 

 

Source  |  Xportsnews

 

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“The Time We Were Not In Love”: Ha Ji Won Is All Wrapped Up In Lee Jin Wook http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/16/the-time-we-were-not-in-love-ha-ji-won-is-all-wrapped-up-in-lee-jin-wook/ http://couch-kimchi.com/2015/08/16/the-time-we-were-not-in-love-ha-ji-won-is-all-wrapped-up-in-lee-jin-wook/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 02:41:14 +0000 http://couch-kimchi.com/?p=49087

 

Since there’s only the finale left and it seems they’re still in the middle of filming, I expected production to no longer share any new stills, but this is one of the few times I’m glad I’m wrong! :)

Ever since they’ve confirmed their feelings for each other, there has been an explosion of physical contact between Ha Na and Won. Next episode, the lovers will be up on their well-lit hideout, and Won will be giving Ha Na a tight so hug there’s no chance for her to get away. LOL. Gaaah! I really wish Lee Jin Wook and Ha Ji Won would hook up for real! Jin Wook seems to be really loving this inescapable cuddle, and Ji Won probably had a giggle fit during this scene. :) I hope a BTS video of this scene (and that steamy magic in Won’s room) will be available for our viewing pleasure because I don’t want this to be my last post on this show. *Sniff* I’m not ready to let go yet! :(

 

 

Source  |  Newsen

 

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