“Whisper” K-Drama Review

So, I finished watching Whisper. And from the lack of caps in this post, you probably think that I didn’t like it (because I’m so extra). But no, I actually liked it. I’m maybe not as hyped as I could be, and I’ll talk about the reason why, but I really really do recommend that you do watch it 🙂

I’ve explained the synopsis and stuff like that in my previous post (the post below this one), so let’s just jump right into the SPOILERS. Yum (lol what is wrong with me).

  1. The premise of the story is amazing. The whole corruption thing, I mean. I know I’ve said this before, but even as I was watching the drama, I was constantly reminded of how interesting and true-to-real-life the premise is. A lot of crime and law dramas only focus on solving the mystery of the murder or whatever, and allowing the viewers to try and solve the mystery by themselves, too. But with this one, we know who the killer is from the very beginning (episode 3 or 4, I think). Instead, the whole drama focuses on the quest to present this truth and punish the right person in the court, which proves to be the hard part. We have three parties (Soo Yeon, Jeong Il, and Young Joo + Dong Joon) and each wants a certain version of the truth to be revealed. For example, Jeong Il, wants either Shin Chang Ho or Soo Yeon to be proven guilty in court because he doesn’t want to pay for his crime. On the other hand, Young Joo wants Jeong Il to be proven guilty because she wants to avenge for her father. I especially really enjoyed the strategising before attacking one another, because it involves analysing each others’ motives and using it against them, even though I got confused at times about who wants what, and why (lol that made it even more confusing). All in all, I think corruption should be explored and portrayed more in other dramas of similar genre.
  2. The romance between Young Joo and Dong Joon was !!!!!!!. I was squealing when Young Joo boldly kissed Dong Joon to shut him up. In that tight space. <3. And I was bawling when a single tear rolled down Young Joo’s eyes when Dong Joon kissed her. I love them both so much, and I feel like this paragraph is going to end up in me rambling. Anyways, I just really love they way they look out for each other (Young Joo being the badass cop doing the physical fighting, while Dong Joon being the one with a lot of connections and money, doing the behind the scenes fighting), and even more so remembering that they were not on the same side initially, but grew fond of each other. The only critique I’d have is that… they didn’t have enough of the romance!! I would’ve loved to see more 스킨십 (skinship), tbh. I’m not saying that they should make this a romance drama, though. I guess it’s all about balance, and not leaving the readers hanging just when the relationship is starting to blossom.
  3. The ending was ugh. This is why I wasn’t really hyped up. You know how the ending is usually people’s last impression? Yeah, the ending is leaving me with a meh kinda impression on this drama. And I think it’s because of the one episode extension. Honestly, if they left it at episode 16, I would’ve been happy. It felt like a complete arc, even though things are not necessarily completely resolved. But that last episode, I felt like it added extra stuff to the plot that wasn’t really necessary. While they made an effort with the last line — “I will not ignore concrete evidence” or whatever — to reference the first episode and come to a full circle, I still think the other things in that last episode is pointless, to the point where it became boring. In conclusion, WHAT THE HECK IS IT WITH KDRAMAS AND THEIR STUPID EXTENSIONS. LIKE, STAHP ADDING STUFF WHEN IT’S ALREADY PERFECT. SOMETIMES, LESS IS MORE, YA KNOW.
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The Selection

WOAHH. Finally done with finals and other school crap. I’m back guys!

So the other day, I finished reading The Selection, the first instalment of the selection trilogy by Kiera Cass.

I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY FOR THIS MASTERPIECE.

Jk. But I honestly think this book was a really good book. It was quick and easy read that requires minimal amount of thinking, but still well written and interesting. If you guys haven’t read this book, you should definitely check it out.

THIS IS THE NON-SPOILERY SECTION

Once upon a time, there lived a girl named America Singer in a country called Illéa. She was persuaded by people around her to join this competition called the Selection that is held in the castle, which involves 35 selected girls from all around the country, and a prince who gets to know the girls and eliminates those he doesn’t like (for the lack of better terms), and marry the final girl. America does not want to join because she has a secret lover that she is not supposed to have, but when Aspen (the secret lover) insisted on her joining it for him, she gave in.

That’s basically it, byebye if you haven’t read the book. Come back once you’re done and join the party.

Because I haven’t read the other two books, I really can’t compare it to her other writings. But this, to me was pretty good. I loved how Cass goes in depth with the characters. You know a book is good when you relate to the character and get so emotional because of that. The only thing I would like to change is that the ending. I feel like it built up pretty well up until the climax, but when approaching the resolution, the arc (intro, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution) kind of crumbles apart. It ended really quickly and I felt like something that is supposed to be a huge surprise became a small deal. Like the southerners and northerners thing.

I HATE ASPEN. I know a lot of you might hate me (don’t unfollow, haha,) for saying this, but I HATE ASPEN.

I feel the need to make this one separate paragraph because I hate him so much. He seems sweet and all and a lot of my friends like him, and I get it, but I wouldn’t date a guy like him for any cost. He broke America’s heart for the sake of his own pride. At least that’s the way I viewed it. Sure, he broke her heart so she wouldn’t suffer, but what he fails to realise is that she would be suffering much more without him. Plus, I feel like he only yearns for physical attachments with her instead of emotional. And I am definitely a Maxon x America (idk what you call it but I’m gonna start one) MAXMERICA/AMEXON (lol i suck at this) shipper.

 

Well, I guess that’s it! I’m sorry for not posting in like a few months? 😦

Happy reading, fictionistas!xx

R.I.P GWEN STACY (The Amazing Spiderman 2 Movie Talk)

Yesterday was a huge up and down roller coaster for me. 

I cried three times for three different reason. My eyes are still sore.

Yesterday was a national holiday where I live, so I had the whole day to watch to my heart’s content. First, I watched God’s Gift 14 days’ devastating final episode (and cried like I never did before, literally. Tears went into my mouth and it tasted salty. Haha, so worth it.) which I wrote a review about. Next, I went to the theatre with two of my friends to watch the Amazing Spiderman 2 that just came out the day before. I am writing a review about it right now. And next, I went home and because I always have to have a Korean drama to watch, I decided to check out the new weekend drama “Angel Eyes,” that my friends have been raving about. I will write a review on it soon.

I’m sorry that went a little off topic. But here we go. Please bear with me. 

SPOILER ALERT

The Amazing Spiderman 2. Hmmm, what do I have to say about it? IT WAS SO FRIKKING EMOTIONAL. 

Like honestly, I don’t even think it was that good. At least it wasn’t as good as the first one. You know how in the first one, the suspense was perfectly built, and it made a perfect arc at the end of a movie, and I felt like it was complete. In this case, the arc was not very perfect. 

But the climax, my friends, the climax, was amazing. 

The climax got me crying, even when I know what was going to happen (my friend spoiled it for me, thanks a lot). The scene was scary and we were all still very shocked when Harry showed up as the mechanical guy (?) (as you can see i’m not a big marvel fan. Even then I still cried) and took Gwen. We all thought Spiderman was going to be the hero again, as he always has been. But this time, no. NONONO. There was still some after shock when they gave us an even bigger surprise; Gwen’s death. Yes, however bleak the situation is, we all thought of ways in which Spiderman can save his Gwen. That is why when she died, the whole theatre (Im pretty sure) cried. I was crying so bad and I didn’t even bother wiping my tears. I just let them flow until they fell to the ground with the force of gravity (huahaha like in dramas :p) But anyways, the timing was perfect. It was, amazing. Andrew Garfield, slow clap for perfect acting. Emma Stone, WHY DID YOU DIE. RIGHT WHEN YOU GOT THE SCHOLARSHIP. 

The part that got me crying the most was the speech scene. You know what I’m talking about. The scene where Peter rewatched the speech he missed. It’s as if she knew that something bad was going to happen. But I was sad because he was finally moving on, even though I think I should be happy… :p

The ending I didn’t really like. But I don’t care. I have such an awesome opinion about the climax that the rest didn’t really matter. 

So that’s it… I’m sorry that I didn’t really talk a lot about the other parts. It’s not that I don’t want to, I just can’t remember them as much as the climax scene. 😥 

Well then, see you! 

Stay awesome, fictionistas!xx

 

The Fault in Our Stars

Ok hands down, this book is one of the best books I have ever read. At least in the young adult genre. 

With the new trailer and movie coming out soon, I decided to re-read this book. And i completely fell in love with it. Again.

For those of you guys who don’t know what the book is about (have you been living under a rock?!), it is about a girl suffering from cancer who met this guy who completely turned her life around in this support group. She discovers how beautiful love is, something she’s never dreamt of having. Until this guy told her how he’s bound to die soon.

Green wasn’t very descriptive with the physical characteristics, but that’s one thing I love about his writing because then I get to imagine what the character is like with the description given. He was, though, very descriptive with the character’s feelings, especially Hazel’s, since it is told in her point of view. 

Yes, I did cry in this book. It was a typical love story, but John Green made it so real ughhh it is really good!

One thing I really love about Green’s writing style is the details he puts that symbolizes the character’s personality, and that every little thing fits into a puzzle in the end. I especially love the cigarette metaphor, which is a metaphor Augustus (the guy) uses to symbolize how we give the cigarette the power to kill us. The story about the An Imperial Affliction book was also a great part of this book, and it made the story so much more meaningful. 

I am so looking forward to this movie, especially since Shailene Woodley is in this movie! 

Happy reading fictionistas! xx