I'm relatively new to Asian dramas though I've read manga (and manhwa) and watched anime long before. I watched Fated to Love You three years ago I haven't watched anything after that until recently, except Kimi ni Todoke.


It was few moths ago that I started watching drama again with Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge which I didn't like very much, maybe because I read the manga and knew what's going to happen, but I decided to stick with it and the next one was You're Beautiful. It was okay and it made me a curious but then I started watching Coffee Prince and that cemented my fate as an addict.


I like drawing and digital painting. Often I do it while watching a drama, sometimes even paint actors. :D
If you are curious this is my tumblr with my art.

If you are curious why don't have 10s in my ratings that's because I want to give it to drama/movie that leaves me in awe with both artistic value and enjoyment experience. But so far I haven't seen anything like that. :(


My MDL articles:
Screenwriters Introduction: The Hong Sisters
Screenwriters Introduction: Kim Eun Sook

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  1. 1800 characters remaining Spoiler?
  • a-penguin-in-my-next-life 48 minutes ago
    Hi! Thanks for accepting my friend request! :)
  • PrettyCarEye 1 hour ago
    Ah I see.
    Still I can't imagine I'd like it. Red herrings in this genre don't work for me. If they lead you believe there's a viable romance they should deliver on it & not tease their audience. I hate when writers dangle romantic overtures & never really allow it to develop. I'd rather they just leave it out all together. Anyway, there are so many dramas on my lists to watch that taking Coffee House off is actually a relief! :) Btw, I didn't know the writing duo of Nine & QIHM were behind this show. Thx for the info. Seems like you're the 'guess the screenwriter' goddess here on MDL! :)
  • PrettyCarEye 4 hours ago
    I took it off my list because I read that it doesn't have a happy ending. For me if romance is the central theme of the drama then it must have a happy ending. I see no point investing all my emotions in characters only to see them break up or die at the end.
  • PrettyCarEye 5 hours ago
    I hear Coffee House was a disappointment though. Do you agree?
  • PrettyCarEye 7 hours ago
    In that case, how about trying Golden Empire? It's a political business drama & one of THE best I've ever seen. The acting is phenomenal, the story is cohesive throughout. Very little contrivances that I could detect. Watching this drama is like watching a twisted game of human chest. From around ep 12 - 13 it keeps you absolutely riveted! And the female lead here is a smart, sharp woman. I would've loved her if my loyalties weren't so divided. If you watch the show you'll know what I mean.

    There's also another show that I've heard is similar to GE, Hanzawa Naoki. I haven't gotten around to seeing it myself but it got a lot of good buzz when it was airing. Apparently like GE you can look forward to intelligent characters and an engaging well developed plot.

    As for Nine, you should finish it! It's not without fault, but I personally think it's better than Queen In-Hyun's Man. The time travel is better developed & I really like Sun Woo, the male lead, because he's smart with a bit of a sarcastic/ironic sense of humour. I didn't care as much for the female lead, but that's probably because I don't really like the actress herself.
  • PrettyCarEye 8 hours ago
    Well, I watched AGD in early 2013, I think it was like my 3rd or 4th drama. At the time I wasn't completely aware of KHN as an actress. I had seen her before, in a couple movies, and I didn't care for her, but not to the point where I didn't want to watch her shows. So I decided to give AGD a go. Let me tell you, it sealed her fate as far as I'm concerned. I found her to be extremely annoying, as she is in EVERY role I've seen her in. That's why I can't stand her.

    Makjang??? Then Lovers in Paris is definitely not for me! I hate makjang. I have King of Dramas on the list to watch. I've heard good things about it & I'm looking forward. But right now I've committed to watching The Princess' Man. Have you see it? What do you think?

    What kind of dramas do you like? I mean like genre preferences & such. I saw your forum post about smart leads ... I'm sure you're already seen Nine?
  • xoxo 13 hours ago
    "To watch or not to watch; that is the question."

    (from Koalasplayground): "That drama is like a moron frankensteined combination of parts of other idol dramas and then handed to two actors who can't act and have no chemistry."
    So to summarize...it's pretty bad, yeah :p Go for "In A Good Way" if you want a Taiwanese drama ^^
  • PrettyCarEye 15 hours ago
    'So if I understood you right you like Kim Eun Sook but hate Hongs?'

    Yes, though 'hate' is a strong word. I dislike them. I can think of only a few Korean personalities that I 'hate'. They shall remain unnamed.

    'And reading my article you learned that all the dramas that you dislike are made by the sisters Hong?'

    No, there are dramas by both writers that I dislike. Your article simply gave these writers a name & helped me determine whether I agreed with your analysis of their craft.

    I haven't seen Master's Sun or Heirs. I'm debating whether I should see Heirs or not. Not because everyone says it's horrible - if I really want to watch something I don't care what others say. I'm hesitant bcuz it's not the type of story & setting I like. School & flower boys aren't my thing. Plus PSH provokes me. On the other hand I want to watch for myself & see if it's as bad as everyone says. Somehow I can't reconcile the thought that KES would write something so unbearable.

    But even if it IS bad, I'll still like KES more than the Hongs simply because I've enjoyed more KES dramas than Hong dramas. The Hongs make me laugh, but I never become 100% invested in their characters or stories. KES on the other hand can make me laugh AND fall in love with her characters. KES's characters also act their age while the Hongs tend to infantilize their characters. However, I disliked Lovers in Prague (5) & Secret Garden (6) and I refuse to watch Lovers in Paris (because I'm thinking if Prague was so bad, Paris might be worse) & On Air (because I hate Kim Ha Neul).

    Why would you hope you wouldn't turn me on to another screenwriter? Isn't that the purpose of your articles? I look forward to that article about Nojima Shinji. I absolutely loved Pride & I quite liked Love Shuffle.
  • PrettyCarEye 15 hours ago
    //edited
  • dapinaymrs 15 hours ago
    :) Thanks for noticing. I love N&S so much, you can see how it has affected me. ;) I still haven't finished the e-book and would want to get a copy of a real one! Once in a while, I rewatch it too. :)
  • PrettyCarEye 1 day ago
    So it was you (or your articles rather) that turned me on to the Hongs - I call them the horrible Hongs - & Eun Sook unnie.
    I've come to love many of Kim's dramas. Lovers, City Hall & AGD are favs. But while the Hongs are great comedic writers I don't think they know too much about proper story & character development. The first 10 eps of their dramas are always great, but becomes draggy soon after that & their female leads act in the most illogical ways. I've pretty much disliked all their dramas that I've seen.
  • valy98 Oct 23, 2013
    Thank you for accepting my request :)
  • Lumiere Sep 26, 2013
    Thank you Lexie <3 And good luck with whatever you're doing in your busy life ^^
  • Lumiere Sep 26, 2013
    Thank you Lexie <3 And good luck with whatever you're doing in your busy life ^^
  • Lumiere Sep 25, 2013
    Hello Lexie!

    It's been a while, how r u? what r u watching lately?

    I wanted to ask u about Lovers in Paris. What kind of female lead does it have? Please tell me she's not a wet doormat!

    Love,
    Lumiere

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