Mr. Sunshine

It is a much anticipated Korean drama for this year. As we all know, the writer (Kim Eun Sook) of this drama is very well known as a hit maker. All of her drama will have a high rating worldwide. Let me repeat, worldwide.

Just named it, Secret Garden, The Heirs, Descendant of the sun, and the latest one is Goblin. All of them have different plot, different setting, different genre etc. But all of them was high rating dramas and incredulously famous in Korea also abroad.

So, when the news about Mr. Sunshine came out, everybody is curious and really anticipating of the drama. Not to mention, the director also known for his great directing.

It was still in episode 2, but I really like it. Somehow, it reminds me of Chicago Typewriter which I love it to the bone. Same like Chicago Typewriter, the idea of a heroine with strong character is always great to watch. I have soft spot for this kind of dramas.

As expected, as a fully pre-produced drama, the cinematography and editing is a top notch. It was like watching some kind of movie instead of an episode of drama. The acting of the lead male is on point, amazing as always.

The only thing that bothers me is the story. I hardly understand the story since it related to Korean history. I need to watch it more than once to fully understand the story line. Not recommended for drama lovers who only like a light and simple drama.

And what I like the most from most of her dramas is their original soundtrack (OST). Most of them are amazing song and instrumental music that really fit for the drama, for each and every scene.

I am still in love with the other 3 drama OST that I mention above. I definitely cannot wait to hear the 4th one from this new ‘masterpiece’ of her.

And, then there it is, a first OST from Park Hyo Shin’s voice which is a really great, powerful, and beautiful song. Oh my, I love his voice ever since he sang Snowflower as OST for winter sonata.

 

 

Chicago Typewriter OST

After survived from a challenging week, I reward myself by watching ongoing kdrama.

Currently obsessed with Chicago Typewriter which is very underrated, IMHO. This drama is superb. It definitely will be one of the best drama in my list. So, please bare with me. I’m going to rant a lot over this drama.

At first, I was curious about Im Soo Jung (@soojunglim_) who comeback to dramaland after 13 years off. She is so great in I’m Sorry I Love You also …Ing and many other movies.

Yoo Ah In (@hongsick) also draws my attention since he always play a challenging character, meaningful if I may say. Just look at his previous work such as Sungkyungkwan Scandal, Fashion King, Jang Ok Jung.

There is also Go Kyung Pyo (@kopular) which left good impression on me after Flower Boy Next Door and Reply 1988.

After I watch the first few episodes. I realized it is such a great drama, an unpredictable one.

The storyline. It is mostly about life of a writer but they deliver it in a very interesting way. The idea of using past (Korea in 1930) and present time as setting for their story is something that I rarely seen in kdrama world.

Since ‘writer’ is the big theme of the drama, they spoiled me with many book reference, writer reference, beautiful book cafe, inspiring book quotes, and last but not least, amazing privat library of writers.

Me, as a bookworm myself, could not ask for more. Books is everywhere.

The cast. I was amazed on how @hongsick perfectly portrayed the eccentric brassy filthy rich writer #hansejoo in the present time and a mysterious poised #seohwiyoung in the past as if they were two character portrayed by 2 different actor.

Not to mention the deep, genuine, and cutest bromance with his literally ‘ghost’writer @kopular .

The love line with @soojunglim_ which is more than just ‘cheesy’ romance. Add with an eccentric, funny, and random editor played by the #goblin secretary.

All I can say, they are the best cast for this drama.

The OST. Oh my, TVN always provides great OSTs, including this one. All OST and background music are perfectly connect to the story.

So far, my favorites is Satellite by SaltNPaper also one from SG.Wannabe.

Last, I love how they include mystery, writer issues, publishing issues, politic issues, world problem, pop culture, fashion, and art in this drama without too dramatize or exaggerate.

So here are some of the OST:

1. SALTNPAPER – Satellite

2. CeeLo – Better Late Than Never [episode 1, during Han Se Joo book fansign in Chicago)

3. Celine Dion – Power of love [episode 1, the scene when the dog run to Jeon Seol instead of Se Joo]

4. Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing [episode 2, music for dancing scene of the trio in Carpe Diem]

5. Nam In Su – Impressive days [episode 2, the song that the trio sing while walking together]

6. Ruth Etting – All of me [episode 3, the record that Shin Hyul played)

7. Blooming Memories – Baek Ye Rin [episode 3]

8. The Platters – Only you [episode 4, when Bang Jin met Yoo Jin Oh]

9. Park Dan Ma – Wind [Episode 5, Su Yeon sang in Carpe Diem]

10. Park Dan Ma – Wind [Episode 5, Im Soo Jung Version]

11. Writing Our Stories – SG. Wannabe [ending episode 5]

12. Broccoli, you too – Unless give damage to others [episode 7, Se Joo and his editor at the cafe]

13. Be My Light – Kevin Oh [episode 7]

14. Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream [episode 8, when Jeon Seol and Tae Min in the café]

15. Boni Pueri (Czech Boy Choir) – Come with me

16. Boni Pueri (Czech Boy Choir) – Time walk

17. Various Artist – Remember The Novel We Wrote That Day (inst.)

18. Various Artist – Time Travel (inst.)

19. Various Artist – Main title (inst.)

20. Various Artist – Aim the Gun (inst.)

21. Various Artist – Han Se Ju and Jeon Seol theme (inst.)

22. Various Artist – Ghostwriter Yoo Jin Oh (inst.)

The K2 Kdrama OST

After being hiatus from kdrama world (the last one was Doctors), I decided to take a peek of currently airing kdrama. Then I bumped into this one drama from TVN called The K2.

As always, TVN made always made a great drama (eventhough the ending not always as we wanted to be). Named it, Cheese In The Trap, Reply series, Signal, Another Oh Hae Young, Let’s Fight Ghost, Dear My Friends, Cinderella and Four Knights, Oh My Ghost, Let’s Eat, Misaeng, Flower Boy next Door, and Queen In Hyun’s man.

I’ve been hearing about this drama even before the drama airing. I was kinda interested because I heard Ji Chang Wook will be in it, the genre is action, and the writer is the same as the Yong Pal’s. Furthermore it will be in TVN. So yes, I’m in.

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I finally watched it when it already in episode 6. So far, I like it. It just a matter of preferences. Many viewer don’t like it because of Yoona’s (SNSD) acting.

But for me, she is not bad for an Idol Actress. In fact, she is much better. She is improving a lot (trust me, I’ve watched all of her dramas back then) in terms of acting. So I’m gonna give her credit for her role as Anna.

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As for other cast, they are great. Loving the action scene and an intense conversation between the cast. Also loving a shred of comedy from Anna’s bodyguard.

The truth is, I like the story line, unpredictable. I don’t know who is the true culprit as I think that every one in the drama could be the one. Have to watched it till the end to know about it then. And I did. Love this drama to the bone. Great cast, great act, great action, great plot, and great ending.

Now, talking about kdrama always involve its original soundtrack (OST). Since it is TVN, I am fond of the OST. Most of OST from TVN’s dramas never dissapoint me. Including The K2 drama which I am currently watching, now. Awesome OST, if I may say.

1. Kim Bo Hyung (Spica) – Today [OST Part 1]

2. Kim Bo Hyung (Spica) – Today [OST Part 1 instrumental]

3. Yoo Sung Eun – Sometimes [OST Part 2]

4. Yoo Sung Eun – Sometimes [OST Part 2, instrumental]

5. Yoona – Amazing Grace [episode 6 at the church, OST Part 2]

6. Min Kyunghoon – Love you [OST Part 4]

7. Min Kyunghoon – Love you [OST Part 4, instrumental]

8. Fight Theme scene of ji Chang Wook

9. Kevin Oh – Baby Blue [episode 8 at the cafe when a girl wrote in her SNS to look for the ‘angel’]

10. Frankie Valli – Can’t take my eyes of you [episode 5, Ramen couple, when Anna enjoy her ramen prepared by Je Ha]

11. The K2 Ep 12 – My Angel

12. Park Kwang Sun – As time stop by [OST Part 5]

13. Yang Sun Mi – Wolf’s Song [Track 12, episode 9 when Jeha and Anna play catch on the beach]

14. Yang Sun Mi – Wolf’s Knight [Track 10, episode ]

15. Various Artist – The Witch and The Girl [Track 8, episode ]

16. Yang Sun Mi – Anemone (Female Version) [Track 20, episode 15 when Jeha leave Yoo Jin and Cloud 9]

17. Various Artist – Anemone (Male Version) [Track 7, episode ]

18. Kim Min Young – The Witch Advice [Track 15, episode ]

19. Yang Sun Mi – Mirror Mirror [Track 9, episode ]

20. Various Artist – Quando Corpus Morietur [Track 11, episode ]

21. Various Artist – Witching Hour [Track 14, episode ]

22. Various Artist – Der Rosenkavalier [Track 16, episode ]

23. Various Artist – Against The Odds [Track 17, episode ]

24. Various Artist – A Queen of Forest [Track 18, episode ]

25. Various Artist – Anna’s Appassionata [Track 19, episode ]

26. Yang Sun Mi – Serenade [Track 13, episode ]

27. various Artist – The K2 main theme [track 1, Jeha fighting scene ]

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Another Oh Hae Young OST

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Not long ago, I decided to give a break with TVN dramas because of one hell of rollercoaster and a bit painful journey with their dramas, such as Reply 1988 and Cheese In The Trap.

Actually, they are very good dramas. It just somehow, along the way, there were so many things involved that make me think, “Aaah too bad, it could have been a great dramas ever.”

Anyway, I guess that just me being disappointed and hard to move on. Since I heard that Eric Mun comeback to kdramaland with Seo Hyun Jin, I really anticipate for it.

I’ve known him since he is in Shinhwa and fell in love more when he play Super Rookie alongside Han Ga In. So, I can’t not really wait.

But then, it will be in TVN. Darn! But, for the love of Eric, I decided to open my heart again for TVN. Well, I always love TVN for their dramas and Music and Drama OST.

At first, Another Oh Hae Young or Another Miss Oh or Oh Hae Young Again is not quite known, especially when everyone in the galaxy still rooting for DOTS (descendant of The Sun).

But for me, I knew from the start that I will love this drama and believe it will be another good journey.

Let’s see, Kim Mi Kyung, my favorite actress which involved in many great dramas (The Heirs, Yong Pal, Can You Hear My Heart). Kim Ji Suk which I known from his role in Cheongdamdong Alice and Ye Ji Won from the latest Page Turner drama.

As for the story, definitely refreshing, the whole family is entertaining. Not to mention, the idea that Eric is a sound producer, make it very interesting. The drama emphasize about sound a lot which a new knowledge and experience for drama viewers like me.

I am so convince that it will be a funny, romantic, and warm journey to the end.

Just like the OST and BGM they had offered so far. A catchy, upbeat, warm, mellow song and music which now filling my playlist altogether with CITT OST, Goodbye Mr. Black OST, Beautiful Gong Shim OST, Coldplay, Adele and Shawn Mendez.

1. Wable – Little Miss Sunshine [OST Part 1]

2. Wable – Little Miss Sunshine [OST Part 1] – Instrumental

3. Ben – Just Like A Dream [OST Part 2]

4. Ben – Just Like A Dream [OST Part 2] – Instrumental

5. Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love [OST Part 3]

6. Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love [OST Part 3] – Instrumental

7. Roy Kim – Maybe I [OST Part 4]

8. Roy Kim – Maybe I [OST Part 4] – Instrumental

9. Jung Seung Hwan – If It Is You [OST Part 5]

10. Jung Seung Hwan – If It Is You [OST Part 5] – Instrumental

11. Sina & Pierre Faa – L’émerveillement (episode 4, Soo Kyung flashback of her time with her boyfriend)

12. Cheetah – Expectation (episode 2, at the club/bar when Do Kyung drink after P-OHY called him then he met J-OHY there)

13. Echae En Route – Uneasy Romance (episode 1 and episode 3, when Do Kyung met J-OHY in the street and when J-OHY saw P-OHY in the rain)

14. Kim Yoon A – One Fine Spring Day (episode 7, when J-OHY riding her bicycle while singing along the song from her earphone)

15. Lee Seok Hoon – I’ll be there [OST Part 6]

15. Lee Seok Hoon – I’ll be there [OST Part 6] – instrumental

16. The Black Skirts – Till the end of time [OST Part 7]

17. The Black Skirts – Till the end of time [OST Part 7] instrumental

18. Shin Seung Hun – Sorry (episode 13, the song J-OHY and her friend listen in the car)

19. Wishtree Project – Sleepless Night (episode 14, when J-OHY read love letter from highschool in front of PDK)

20. GGotJamProject – Scattered [OST Part 8]

21. GGotJamProject – Scattered [OST Part 8] – instrumental

22. Various Artist – 나 심심하다 진짜… (inst. track no. 17)

23. Various Artist – 이사도라 펑키 (inst. track no. 16)

24. Various Artist – 설렘is (inst. track no. 14)

25. Various Artist – mistery (inst. track no. 13)

26. Various Artist – 난 내가 여전히… (inst. track no. 12)

27. Various Artist – HUL music (inst. track no. 11)

28. Various Artist – 헐~~ HUL word (inst. track no. 10)

29. Various Artist – 소풍 (inst. track no. 9) [Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love jazzy instrumental version]

30. Various Artist – 오메~~ (inst. track no. 15)

Goodbye Mr. Black OST

After Descendants of The Sun (DOTS) ended, I practically move on to other dramas.

Fortunately, there is this one drama I watch along with the DOTS. Which none other than Goodbye Mr. Black.

Eventhough the drama is quite off radar or I may say underrated, but somehow I was curious enough to make me continue watching it. I watched it silently because everyone eyes, heart, and soul was in DOTS.

Furthermore, this drama is a comeback drama for Moon Chae Won, one of actress that I fond of after watched The Princess’s man, Good Doctor, and Innocent Man.

Ah, it also have Song Jae Rim in it and Im Se Mi, so yeah, I like them too.

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This drama is based on the original Manhwa/Webtoon called Goodbye Mr. Black.” by Hwang Mi Na which was first published in 1983. The comic is motivated by French author Alexandre Dumas’s novel “The Count of Monte Cristo“.

After saw their first few episodes, I kinda liked it although not as far as crazy about it or ‘baper’ in Indonesian Language.

It got me hooked, at least until now. And the OST, off course I like the OST. That is why I decided to write this post. Especially the OST Part 4 which I kept replayed in my playlist along with CITT OST and DOTS OST.

So, here are some of the OST that captured my heart.

1. Baek Ji Young – Goodbye [OST Part 1]

2. Baek Ji Young – Goodbye [OST Part 1] – instrumental

3. Bae Su Jung – Walking In Place [OST Part 3]

4. Bae Su Jung – Walking In Place [OST Part 3] – instrumental

5. Song Yu Bin – Perhaps This Is… [OST Part 3]

6. Song Yu Bin – Perhaps This Is… [OST Part 3] – instrumental

7. 2BIC – Bear [OST Part 4]

8. 2BIC – Bear [OST Part 4] – instrumental