Time for the weekend, time for MOVIES!!!


It’s the weekend – Woohoo! I really enjoy watching movies over the weekend, especially if I’m in the need of a mini drama break …it does happen!

I’ve written an article giving you a couple of movie suggestions that’s currently on mydramalist.com if you want to check it out.

The movie recommendations I give are Miss Granny, Koizora and Rough Cut. Miss Granny is super funny, Koizora is a very emotional, tear-jerking romantic Japanese Movie and Rough cut is action packed and has an amazing cast.

Full article on MDL: Zhaoul’s Weekend Movie Recommendations to Suit your Mood

Has anyone seen any good movies lately? I’d love to hear your recommendations.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Super Quick Movie and Kdrama Reviews


I watch more than I review these days. I must do my blog justice and give you all a peek into my drama mind.

I’m listing all the dramas and movies I’ve watched since January that I haven’t reviewed and will give you a very brief rundown on my thoughts. Perhaps at some point I’ll elaborate more on a few of these dramas. You’ll be able to tell that I’ve gone through a Jang Keun Suk phase. I pretty much watched him in everything I could fined with a couple exceptions.

Without further ado, here’s a quick rundown on what I’ve been watching.

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My thoughts after watching Rooftop Prince

Rooftop Prince

Do you sometimes look for a drama and dismiss it because you judged it based on the thumbnail image? A few months ago I was looking for a drama to watch and came across Rooftop Prince. At the time I dismissed it because I thought it looked kind of odd and I assumed it was something it was not.

I later changed my mind since other super fans were saying it was really good. I then had it in the back of my mind as something that I should watch at some point.

So time went by, and I still hadn’t watched it. Well, I finally watched it. I finally watched and, well…. if you’ve seen it I think you know how I feel. It’s pretty amazing.

Rooftop prince brought me on a roller coaster of emotions. I was glued to the screen. I laughed, I cried, I yelled at the villains, called them names, grasps my hands tightly and inched towards the screen when there was a sweet moment between the main characters. It’s sad, it’s beautiful, it’s hilarious, poetic, symbolic and moving.

I don’t really have anything I can compare it too, except I despised the villains the same way I despised the mother in Secret Garden.. but in fact, I hated them more.

So here are some aspects about this drama I fell in love with:

The OST:
This Original Sound track was beautiful, mystical and sad. It fit perfectly with the story. I think I’m going to have the one tune stuck in my head for probably at least a week.

The Joseon Power Rangers:

Joseon Power Rangers (as nicknamed on Viki)
Joseon Power Rangers (as nicknamed on Viki)

These group of men that travel from Joseon are hilarious. It’s really quite amusing to watch them adapt to modern life, and equally funny to watch them return to Joseon after experiencing the perks of modern day.

The coloured track suits they wore towards the beginning of the series were hilarious. I loved them all equally and they provided much needed comic relief in an extremely intense story.

The Omurice:


So the men from the Joseon era, including the prince try and love this dish. It looks pretty tasty. Now I just need to find a good recipe for it and try it.

The Symbolism:

Lotus Flower

I always like it when dramas include some kind of symbolism or forshadowment. In this case it was the Lotus Flower. If you look up Lotus Flower, it really is quite an amazing flower. I thought this tied in very nicely with the story.

The Villains:

Villains of Rooftop Prince, I applaud you. Not for your wicked ways, but rather for your acting skills. Who would have thought that sweet and goofy Bong Joon-Gu from Playful kiss played by Lee Tae-Sung would be the epitome of evil as Yong Tae-Moo in Rooftop Prince. I kept despising him and had to remind myself that he is acting. When an actor has made me forget that he is acting, he has truly done his job as an actor. Lee Tae-Sung, you are very talented in my books. I’ll have to look out for more dramas that you have been in.

Fantastic performance as well from Jung Yoo-Mi as Hong Se-Na and Hwa-Yong. I think this was a very difficult role to play because the changes her character went through had to be believable, and it was. She made me scream at the TV a lot, and I think she received a lot of abuse from other viewers as well when they watched it.

The Lead Characters:

All I can say is Wow. I loved these two. Park Yoo-Chun as Lee Kak and Yong Tae-Yond and Han Ji-Min as Park Ha and Boo-Yong. They made this drama top notch. Their chemistry was beautiful and the sadness of their circumstances was almost unbearable at times. They had so many tender moments and great arguing moments. Wow… There’s nothing more I can say about them. It’s a feeling I cannot express with words. I loved them. I can’t imagine any other actors playing these roles. They were these characters.


The eyes that bear the soul:

I found the eyes of the characters very intense in this drama. You could see someone’s feelings through their eyes.

Hong Se-Na: Guilty eyes


Yong-Tae-Moo: Eyes of evil intent

rooftop prince episode 18 taemu

Park Yoo-Chun/Yong Tae-Yong and Park Ha/Boo-Yong: Eyes of love and sorrow


The Melodrama:

Oh My.. Melodrama! If you like melodrama, and romance this is a great drama for sure. There are so many twist, reveals and surprises.

If you haven’t watched this yet, I suggest you check it out, but prepare yourself mentally. If you’ve already seen it, I’d love to hear what you think. Were you satisfied with the ending? How did you enterpret the ending?

I give this drama 5/5

The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince

The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince

I was trying to decide which drama I would like to review next out of all the one’s I’ve watched and I chose Coffee Prince. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince is a must see for those who haven’t had the opportunity to watch it yet.

Choi Han-gyul (played by Gong Yoo) develops a strong bond with Go Eun-chan (played by Yoon Eun-hye). Han-gyul thinks that Eun-chan is a guy (but in fact she is a tomboy to support her family). Overtime, Han-gyul’s attraction to Eun-chan grows as her struggles with his sexuality, thinking that he might be gay since he’s attracted to someone he believes to be male. There relationship goes through many ups and does as he uncovers his true feelings.

Why I love this drama:

1) Han-gyul’s inner struggle with accepting his feelings is heart wrenching. You can really feel his pain and doubts. Gong Yoo’s acting is flawless in this drama. You want to cry with him (and you just might). He brings so much more to this drama than just good looks. I must add that Gong Yoo is my favorite Korean Actor. After watching this, I immediately sought out dramas and movies that he has been in.

2) Eun-chan is believable as a guy, but feminine and beautiful at the same time. I’ve seen gender bender dramas where the female lead was not believable as a male. Eun-chan’s beauty shines but you can still picture her as a male since she plays the tom boy roll so well. This was the first drama I had seen her in, and I seriously respect her as an actress. This drama would not have been the same without her in this roll.

3) The supporting cast is very strong is this drama. They are funny and charming. I loved all the other Princes and there is something so sexy about Lee Sun-kyun’s deep voice as he plays Chi Han-seong, the charming cousin to Han-gyul. I also really thought the Grandma in this drama was great, even though at times she could be very frustrating.

4) Character Chemistry: The chemistry between the main characters was above par. Some of the best chemistry I’ve seen in Kdramas.

5) The Coffee Shop: Watching this made me want to drink coffee there. The transformation the shop goes through is pretty impressive. I really like the painting on the wall as well. The shop is very inviting and I wanted to walk through the door, order a cappuccino while being served by one of the Coffee Shop Princes.

This drama has the perfect balance between romance and heartache, comedy and heart-wrench. Let me know what you thought of it!

I give this drama 5/5