Saturday, December 14, 2019

[Advent drama calendar 2019] Day 14: The Best Kiss

No one should be surprised (except for Mila, I guess, poor girl) I'm picking Nokdu but not for the kiss you all think.

[Advent drama calendar 2019] Day 13: The Best Villain

For a short while I was hesitating between Yulmu (Tale of Nokdu) and Homelander (The Boys), but after a careful weighting pros and cons, I'm opting for Yulmu.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

[Advent drama calendar 2019] Day 12: Favorite OST

I might have not watched much, but I've listened to probably 73% of 2019 Korean soundtracks. And honestly, I can't decide on my favorite - maybe One Spring Night because it's soft, jazzy and soulful. Or maybe My Country New Age - because of its grandiose orchestral score? Or maybe Kill It - for pulling the biggest joke with that cover.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

[Advent drama calendar 2019] Day 11: The Best Chemistry

That would be my laboratory classes during studies in which we...
Oh, the other chemistry. 
If we're talking about series, there was nothing better than Nokdu and Dongju chemistry on screen this year.

[Advent drama calendar 2019] Day 10: Drama Crack

In the original Luthien's post it was worded so beautifully as "coup de cœur" so everyone is probably guessing which 2019 drama was worthy, for me, of this expression.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

[Advent drama calendar 2019] Day 9: The Best Womance

I was hesitating between Search: WWW and Tale of Nokdu and after a whole day of pondering over it I'm picking Nokdu as the winner.
At this point I should probably stop participating, right?

Sunday, December 08, 2019

[Advent drama calendar 2019] Day 7: Most Beautiful Realization

Granted, I did not watch many Kdramas this year, and having any sageuk in such category renders the competition moot. No one should be surprised (hi, Mila!) I'm picking Tale of Nokdu

Serengeti (2019) Episode 6: Rebirth

In the last episode our cheetah Mum, Kike, makes a comeback, teaches her three offsprings how to hunt and leaves them, lion sisters are reunited, Bakari the baboon becomes the leader and a carcass of an old elephant brings lions and hyenas together for a meal.
If you're looking for an informative nature documentary - this is not it. It was a dramatised retelling of stories that took place - and to my chagrin - to anthropomorphize the animals we saw in these 6 episodes. There was absolutely zero knowledge presented.
The cinematography is good, though.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Saturday Poetry Corner 17: Thanatopsis

Today a poem by William Cullen Bryant - supposedly written when he was only 17 years old.