movie

I Fine Thank You Love You

June 24, 2019

Assalamualaikum, hey ~ Suraya is back with another movie review and this time, it is a Thailand movie. I really love watching Thailand's movie, especially with rom-com, and horror comedy like 'Pee Mak' and 'Make Me Shudder'. I found someone on Twitter (Twitterians review are the best, honestly) and decided to give it a shot. 

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Title : I Fine Thank You Love You / Ai Fai Thank You Love You
Runtime : 117 minutes
Genre : Romantic-comedy
Country : Thailand
Released date : 2014
Producer : GTH
Cast : Sunny Suwanmethanon, Preechaya Pongthananikorn
Plot :

Yim (read:Jim) was dumped by his Japanese girlfriend, Kaya. They both can't communicate with each other as Kaya does not speak Thai and Yim does not speak Japanese. Determined to win her back, Yim started studying English with Pleng who used to be Kaya's tutor and also good friend.

SPOILER ALERT

First off, Thailand's movie never disappoint. Second off, that Yim guy is seriously handsome. The plot are simple and very straightforward. It is very suitable with the genre. I had a good amount of laugh while watching this movie. Both of the actor definitely had a very good chemistry. 

Even though this movie had imply a quite number of dirty jokes, it is not to the extend that I got uncomfortable. I guess, the jokes are bearable. If you can understand Thai language, I think you can understand some lame jokes by Yim. I love Yim's character. He had his goals and he works really hard to achieve that goals. I really hope that I can have that attitude of him. 

As for Pleng, she is so considerate that she put others before herself. The funny thing is, she couldn't even break up with her boyfriend who obviously made her uncomfortable. If it were me, I would left that guy as soon as I got the chance to (it's might be cruel but it is better than giving them a false hope, aite). I am very glad that this movie only involve two main characters. If there is another character involved in their love story, I guess I will be hella confused.

I highly recommended this movie for those who really loves rom-com. However, many of the jokes are wordplay of Thai language so maybe some of you didn't found this funny. But for me (I have no knowledge of Thai language except for Sawadeekap), it is still funny and I enjoy the movie so much.
8/10 


p/s : I heard Sunny is back with another work but I am not sure whether it had been released or not.


-thes

k-drama review

School 2017

June 22, 2019



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Title : School 2017 / Hakkyo 2017 / 학교 2017
Episodes : 16
Genre : School, Romance
Network : KBS2
Cast : Kim Se Jeong, Kim Jung Hyun, Jang Dong Yoon
Plot :

A story of teenagers drama in school. The drama is centered on Ra Eun Ho, a low ranked girl who had passion for drawing. She was then caught with the school mysterious troublemaker, Student X. She was used to be the scapegoat for the case when the real Student X saved her from being expel. The principal then asked her to bring the real Student X into the light. Ra Eun Ho found herself suspecting two of her classmate; Hyun Tae Woon, the most feared person in the school aka the director son and Song Dae Hwi, student body president as well as the top ranking student.

SPOILER ALERT

Okay, first off, out of three version of schools, I only had watch the School 2013 ? I think ? The one with Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin. I definitely loving that drama. Even though it was centered on those two boys, however, the other character were overshadowed by them. This drama however, the other character were shadowed by the main. Even though they had mention the problems or crisis that every other character had been facing, it was only brief and the resolution to the problems are simple and quick.

Unlike School 2013, the role of the homeroom teacher in School 2017 are not really play as important role. The only problem that the teacher solved and contributed was in looking ( or more like covering ) for the Student X. Other than that, I don't think there's any. Maybe there is, but the main point of this drama is the Student X. I guess, he just overshadowed the other things.

If School 2013 focused on the friendship and the brotherhood of the two main characters and totally no romance of two different gender, this one had the that element. Well, I guess the romance are just everywhere, like Song Dae Hwi has his own girlfriend, Eun Ho is with Tae Woon and the teachers, basically, everyone is in love. I admit that high school love are cute and less cringy so it's okay with me.

When I first watch this drama, I thought that it is kind of ridiculous. I mean, why would he played prank on the teachers and act like some hero he is ? It's funny at times. But I guess that what makes this drama different from others.

For the overall, I am satisfied with this drama even though there's no elements of suspense or action or something that in my tea, this is one of those many dramas that I love. For that 6.5/10 is what I would give.

-thes

me and my life

Thoughtless Thursday #016

June 20, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! Heyya. Rasanya dah almost two months segmen ni terbiar tanpa berita. Muehehe. Maklumlah, bulan 5 haritu kan puasa, lepas tu aku busy final exam lagi then raya pulak. Haih, memang tinggal habis la blog ni. 

Harini kebetulan aku kebosanan sorang-sorang kat rumah, so aku pun start la blogging (ekceli aku draft-kan next review je) then terperasan yang harini hari Khamis, so aku pun rasa nak melalut alang-alang dah Khamis ni kan.

kind of missing the view from rumah pacik hm
taken on : 4 May 2019


Semalam, one of my Kuntum (closest friend ever during diploma) cakap yang dia dah lepas interview untuk kerja. Bestnya la hai. Aku ni ha tak habis-habis menonggok depan laptop. Tak tengok drama, tengok movie, takpun layan Twitter, blog. Hm, inactive betul sejak habis diploma ni. Lifeless betul sampaikan semua novel yang ada kat rumah ni habis aku baca balik semula (I really need a new novels but baby I had no moneyyyyyyyy).  Hati ni nak je kerja. Tapikan, aku ni penakut sebenarnya. Nak tanya siapa pun tak tahu (walaupun akak abang ramai), hm. Seronoknya Mijaja nak kerja dah. Ada duit sendiri hmm.

Alright cukuplah sesi kesian kan diri sendiri. Takde usaha tak guna jugak nak mengeluh. I will pray that my way will be eased and blessed by Him. So, memandangkan aku dah malas nak type, bye.

p/s : dear fellow Muslims, don't forget to reah al-Kahf tonight, okay !

-thes

movie

One Day

June 18, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! Here is the 100th entry ~~~~~ This is quite awkward because most of my entries are filled with reviews, which totally the opposite of my intention in blogging again. But, here we are.

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Title : One Day / Eoneunal / 어느날
Runtime : 114 minutes
Genre : Drama
Released year : 2017
Country : South Korea
Distributor : OPUS Pictures, CGV Arthouse
Cast : Kim Nam Gil, Chun Woo Hee
Plot :

After the death of his wife, Kwang Soo an insurance examiner fall into depression. He went to work was assigned to a case involving a blind person, Miso accident who was now in a vegetative state. When Kwang Soo went to the hospital, he met a woman who introduced herself as Miso. Kwang Soo then learned that he is the only person who can see Miso who woke up as a spirit.


SPOILER ALERT

Alright, I was actually tried to broaden my favorite genre so I decided to watch this movie. For a two hours movie, this actually are really boring and slow, for me. I had skipped a few parts and even watch it with double speed.

The plot are simple and very straightforward. I didn't understand why they had to produce a two hours movie. Most of the scenes are quiet and had this gloomy feeling. I couldn't help being sleepy throughout the movie. Honestly, I feel bad for not appreciating this movie but I just can't force myself to respect it. The concept of seeing the spirit of a comatose person are something that had been used in movies or dramas through the years. At some point, it is just expected and not really interesting.

I don't really know both main actors so I don't want to say much. The one who plays as Kwang Soo are so great because I could literally felt depressing feeling radiating from him when he lose his wife. Other than that, I remember nothing. Well, the consequences of not really paying attention to the movie.

This movie are really did not match my taste, so for those who enjoy thriller, actions or crime related movie, this is really not for you. This movie is suitable who enjoy the sentimental feeling of a friend and family and for those who loves emotional movie then, this is the perfect movie for you guys.

Because this is not my preference and I am always out of my mind when I watch this, I can only rate it as 4/10

-thes

movie

Star Nextdoor

June 16, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! I will probably be active blogging as I am on break  (I really need to work real soon *sigh) ! So, all of my free time will be filled with dramas and movies and little bit of reading. As a head up, I will make tons and tons of review. So, bear with me. This movie review will be the opening of that many of entries. Hehe.


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Title : Star Nextdoor / Iwootjib Seuta / 이웃집스타
Runtime : 98 minutes
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Released year : 2017
Distributor : Storm Pictures
Country : South Korea
Cast : Han Chae Yong, Jin Ji Hee, Im Seulong
Plot :

Hyemi is a top star is South Korea. She is known for her acting as well as the offer she got from Hollywood. What the world does not know is the fact that she is a mother to a middle schooler, Han Soeun. Hyemi then caught in a scandal where she is dating a member of idol group. Soeun then start disliking her mother as she date her bias.

I actually found this movie through Youtube. There's this one channel where they would take a clip from movie and I happen to watch that clip and boom. Here we are.

SPOILER ALERT

First of all, I watch this movie because of Seulong. Lol. And his scene are like, only three or four at most ? Even if he is the main reason that I wanted to watch this movie, the plot somehow encouraged my intention. Lol. This is a fun movie to watch, even though it is not so exciting but still, I love this.

I love how the both mother and daughter called each other. Unlike other daughter who called their mother as 'omma', Soeun called her mother 'Han Star'. As for Hyemi, she rarely called Soeun with her name. It was cute and heart clenching at the same time. I personally think that both character symbolize longing and empty despite having each other companion. Soeun always get hurt by her mother who denied her existence as daughter and the comments she made about her. Hyemi was always regret what she said to Soeun. She often reflects on herself, especially when Madam Park, her mother (Soeun's grandma) shove it on her face. They loved each other but had no idea how to show and expressed it.

My most favorite scene is when Soeun came clean about her feeling towards her mother, indirectly. Soeun was accompanying her friends on an acting audition when the staff mistook her as one of the contestant. Hyemi was happened to be one of the judges in the audition. She strongly refused to have Soeun on the audition but the director wanted to. Soeun then agree with condition that Hyemi helped her with the script-reading. And without taking her eyes off her mother's, Soeun get things off her chest. Hate to admit, but I cried, a veryyyy little tears. It was a sad scene.

The ending of the movie was good as Hyemi finally come clean about her status and decided to retire. However, her fame never stop as her manager constantly asked her to comeback. Even Soeun wanted her to be star again as she started to hate her mother's constant nagging.

Overall, I love the movie. No elements that make me disappointed and I love the way they wrap up the movie. 7/10

-thes

anniversary

Another Flowery Year #SixYearsWithOurHomeBTS

June 13, 2019

Assalamualaikum ~ Hey ya. So the holidays are over *to those who works and study. As for me, I am currently on break of life. Heh. Here is another topic that might bored some people and may be triggered others. I will solely talk about K-POP and BTS in this entry. So, to those who could not stand hearing, reading or talking about this topic, I suggest you to stop reading, peace !

picture source : @BTS_official (Twitter)
edited with : canva.com

I could not believe that it has been six years since their debut. Wow. Time sure pass by quicker than we knew. It felt like I discover this beautiful group only yesterday. I do not really remember what I talked on last entry of BTS debut and I am not going to check it. If I ended up talking about the same thing, it's my apology. 

The first time I came across BTS is when I watch their debut MV, 'No More Dream' on YouTube. I was actually amazed with the concept of their group, hiphop (I am really a big fan of hiphop at that time). The plus point is the English subtitle of the song. With that, I am really fall in love with the group. I mean, who would talk about rebelling against the stereotype student in their song ? A song that will represent them at that. Well, BTS did. They really represent the teenagers who had no dreams and do whatever they were told to. The message of the song is strong. As a teenager at that time, I was really hooked onto the song. 

source : @BTS_official (Twitter)

Back then, nobody had imagine that this boys will be this big. I usually avoided situation where we would critics other artists and put my fav on a very high position because I am a fan of music. So, fanwars are the things that I hate the most in this community. From my view, every one works for what they dream of and their hard work should not be questioned. I was really sad when the K-netizen condemn BTS for where they came from. Despite all the hatred they received, they still keep going on and now, look where they are.

To be honest, BTS is the only group that I stanned for a very long time. Heh. Six years had passed just like this. I am not sure what is the special thing this group possessed that got me stuck. It may be the message they had on their songs, their chemistry, the history of their group or maybe their visual ? I am not sure. Whatever it is, BTS had became one part of my life.

BTS now is a well-known group, not only in Asia but also in the America and Europe. From what I had experienced, once an artist able to make their name big, they will gain two things, new fans and haters. BTS is not an exceptional. As for the fans, it may be a good thing, the family is growing. What is not good is when there is immature fans where they would compared everything and everyone to BTS. Honestly, I despised this kind of people. Like I said earlier, everyone works hard to be where they are now. Why bother comparing ?
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For the haters, it seriously got worse in the recent years. I usually avoid reading any news related to hating BTS because I will get sad. Especially the one with death threat. I mean, why would someone threaten to kill a person who they did not know personally ? Another thing that I would get sad over is the Malaysian community. Just because they spoke a different language than Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil, they deserves the hate ? Well, I am not pointing to all, but some of us really did this. This is so sick.

The two hate cases that cause quite uproar in Malaysia this year was the one where one of the religious man, quite well-known at that point out this group as demonic. Wow. This had managed to make me so sad. First, because the one who spoke. Is this really how a religious man should behave ? He should know better than me for he had better religious knowledge than me. Shouldn't we talk with manners ? Second, the ignorance. He merely quoting a news article that said 'Russia banning LY DVD because it deemed gays' or something like that. Because of this news article, he, who I believed did a very poor research on the topic, spoke his mind. I mean, why would not he look up for the mentioned thing before saying anything. In my view, there is nothing wrong with the content of the DVD. I do not know if I am 'blinded' with my love for this group or what, but all I can see is their chemistry and hard work. But then, I am not the one who are full with Islamic knowledge here.

In all honesty, I want these men to find the right path. The teaching that brought by the Prophet Muhammad. Then, how can they accept Islam if the Muslim behave that way ? The way he spoke are totally opposite of what Islam teaches. Again, I am not the one with full of Islamic knowledge. I apologize on behalf of that man. To write about the hates that they received is hard for me. Those men had became one of my happiness source so when they receive the backlash, it somehow managed to pain me a little. I had a little hope in me that they will come to the right path. This is what I pray for and I will not lose that hope till the end.

The second one was the one where one of the ministry in Malaysia said that they would bring BTS for the Visit Malaysia 2020. This caused an uproar, saying, why should we bring them and why will we not use our local artists ? To be honest, I think that this is quite childish. I believe that the ministry had looked up for the positive effect that will bring Malaysia to the world. But then, the locals did not want those good things. Actually, I don't really care. I don't like crowds which means I will never go to places with big crowds. If they want to bring them, then do, if not, then do. I am not some kind of obsessed fan that will do everything and anything for them. Lol. That is so not me.

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Everytime I looked back to the time they struggled to win the first place in music shows, and look at where they are now, I am very convinced that hard work would never betrayed. With them as one of my motivation, I keep my head high and fight. As I have ended my diploma phase, this raya I had countless questions on what I am going to do after this. Well, I am going to do what I am good at.

These past three years had been an incredible, wonderful and unbelievable years for both BTS and ARMY. The times when they first won Daesang, I still remember those moment like it was mine. And they did it again and again for the next years. Last year, when BTS was announced as the winner of Artist of the Year in MAMA, Jin had said that they had emotionally struggled at the beginning of the year. They were discussing whether they should ended their contract or not. And to think that they somehow wanted to ended their contract, was extremely sad. If I remember it correctly, the beginning of last year was only their second year to be known in the western industry. I am glad that they are able to made up their mind to not leave us yet. I am not ready for that. For the upcoming years, I hope they can stay true to themselves and enjoy whatever they did. 

So, whatever it is, I am done ranting about BTS. I am sorry for not able to keep the mood of the entry. Keep shining, BTS ~

Written by the teeny tiny dust in the galaxy,
thes

china

Inference Notes

June 10, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! I hope it's not too late to wish a 'Selamat Hari Raya' to those who celebrates !! I did have a cheerful raya, what about you guys ? So, here is a review of a movie which I watch few weeks back, during those stressful days.

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Title : Inference Notes / Tui Li Bi Ji / 推理笔记
Runtime : 90 minutes
Genre : Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Released year : 2017
Country : China
Cast : Duling Chen, Po Hung Lin
Plot :

Xia Zaoan is a mathematics genius. She receive a heart transplant as she had a chronic heart diseases. After the transplant, Zaoan found herself questioning the owner of the heart that she received. She began digging on the case with the help of the members of Inferences club, Mi Kaka and the friend of the possible heart owner, Li Xiaochong. Through their plans, Xia Zaoan found herself caught in the probability killing. 

I honestly have a high expectation on this movie and I found myself crushed to the ground. :(

SPOILER ALERT


First of all, I don't know where I should start. Hm. I coincidentally came across this movie on the usual website that I watch movies and I decide to give it a shot because of the synopsis. I was expecting a large scale crime and the untold truth. But, all of the that doesn't happen. 

This movie is simply about Xia Zaoan looking for the owner of her new heart. Along the story, she develop feeling to Li Xiaochong which I found really disturbing. It is not because of the mature scene which is not found in the movie but because of the romance theme did not fit the context of this movie. All of the scenes that involve their romance are totally bored me out that I had to stop watching for a couple of times. 

As for the owner of her new heart, it really is the friend of Li Xiaochong who was killed by unexpected person. Honestly, I had lost my interest on who killed Li Xiaochong's friend because it take too long and the scenes to uncover the truth are mostly just a mere filler scenes. He was killed by a group of geniuses that wanted to prove that the principle of probability (if I'm not mistaken) is real. As the math genius herself, Xia Zaoan is able to prove to the group that the principle can be prove wrong with the unexpected event.

Anyway, this is one of those confusing movies that I ever watch and is definitely one of my least favorite. The only thing that I can understand is that, in one answer, there will be millions and billions possibilities that the answer can be change. Well, I will leave with my favorite quote from the movie,

"Even smart people gets stupid sometimes - Li Xiaochong"
p/s : never get your hopes high, you will be disappointed
-thes

movie

27 Dresses

May 27, 2019

Assalamualaikum, hola ! Alright, it's been more or less three days since I'm home. I've officially finished the last examination for my diploma life and I hope that the results will be better. For a little celebration, I wanted to post a review and I had chose this one out of all reviews in my draft. And another thing that I will post about is my diploma life, everything. I still can't believe that I have finished this chapter of my life. So, here it is.

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Title : 27 Dresses
Runtime : 111 minutes
Released year : 2008
Genre : Rom-com
Distributor : 20th Century Fox
Country : United States
Cast : Katherine Heigl, James Marsden
Plot :

Jane Nichols is a secretary to George whom she loves. Jane also loves to attend wedding and she has been bridesmaid for 27 wedding. One night, Jane had to attend two wedding simultaneously. She keep disappearing from one wedding to attend another which raise curiosity of Kevin Doyle. Jane world turn upside down when her sister came back and fall in love with her boss. Both of them announced their wedding and Tess (Jane's sister) wanted Jane to handle everything for their wedding. Tess then invited a newspaper reporter which turned out to be Kevin Doyle. Kevin supposed to write about the love story of Tess and George had another intention. He wanted his article in the front page of the newspaper, so he started writing about Jane, being the forever bridesmaid.

SPOILER ALERT

This is actually a very lovable story. The plot is very very very nice and cute at the same time. The theme of family-first actually fit this movie very well. Even thought I hate Jane for being so nice and supportive for Tess when she announce that they will get married when she actually in love with the groom. However, I felt so sorry for her when she disclose all of Tess secret on her engagement night. Like, if it were ever happen to me, I wouldn't want to meet my sister at all. But still, what she did is a right thing to do.

This movie had a very strong opening scene, whereby Jane attend two wedding simultaneously and had to change inside taxi. I mean, who did that ?! This scene kind of leave a big impression on me. And also, this is the first time Jane came to know Kevin Doyle. The second best scene is when Jane tried out all of the 27 bridesmaid dresses she own and show them off to Kevin. I think that it is very interesting because every dresses had its own theme and watching every single dresses make me wanted to have one unique wedding which I doubt will happen.

Next, I personally love the chemistry of the main cast. I actually have a very little knowledge of the American artists that I often mistaken them for someone else. Apparently,  the one who act as Kevin is one of the cast in X-MEN. Well, I wouldn't know that if my friend didn't inform me. Lol. They seriously were a perfect match for this movie. I love it when they were stuck in the outskirt and had fun together.The moment Jane confessed her love to Kevin in the public, it is so lovable.

I would give 8/10 for this movie. And for the closing quote,

"You couldn't start a relationship based on lie" - Jane

-thes

k-drama review

The Player

May 18, 2019

Assalamualaikum ~ So, how is your Ramadan so far ? Still full or nah ? Make sure to be in your best throughout this Ramadan, I am rooting for you guys  (also me><)! I am currently having a quite big gap for my next paper which will not happen till  the 21, so why not I fill my time with writing another review. 


I think I am in love with OCN dramas. Omgggg help mehhh.

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Title : The Player / Peulreieo / 더플레이어
Episodes : 14
Genre : Action, Crime
Network : OCN
Cast : Song Seong Hoon, Tae Won Seok, Lee Si Un, Krystal
Plot :

Kang Hari is a swindler. He then met with Im Byung Min, a hacker and Do Jin Woong, a fighter. They made money by fooling the big corporate owners and turn them to the police. Kang Ha Ri then purpose that they should took money from the biggest conglomerate  as he is caught in illegal act. However, they need a driver for their  plan to work. This is where Cha Ah Ryung came into the picture as she is a skilled driver. She then join the team as it will benefit them.

Another action drama that are really really good. But then, action is always good ^^

SPOILER ALERT

Honestly, I didn't want to watch this drama because of Krystal. I don't even know why but I don't like seeing her in dramas. However, the synopsis and all of the reviews of this drama is positive which made me change my mind. And I am glad that I did watch this drama. The first thing I'm going to talk is about the plot. I have to admit that the storyline are not really fantastic as compared to other action drama. It has the typical action drama whereby each of the protagonist are related to each other.  And what I really love is there is no romance or there is but a very little one that I didn't notice (?) in this drama. Ha ! That is the best part.

At first, I though Kang Ha Ri became a conman because of a rough childhood. Bur he actually is looking for the truth of his father's death. He wanted to reveal the truth behind his death. Hence, he brought the other three to accomplish his mission. Even so, when the others found out about his mission, he refused to get their help in getting his revenge. Talk about charisma, I guess.

Each character's side story were told and slowly revealed. Thus, there is no question left at the end of the story. The main protagonist are not exactly excellent at everything which I found it quite unique. At that, each of the other three will make up for his weaknesses. I really love the chemistry between the team. Especially when Cha Ah Ryung got into trouble and the other three tried so hard to save her despite her rude comment about them. They argue like siblings which I found that cute. Even though this drama is centered on the action and crime drama, the amount of comedy is sufficient enough. It makes the drama became more lively. Especially when Byung Min and Jin Woong are in one frame. They are one hilarious pair, ever.

As I watch from episodes to another, from the start till the ending, I actually lost with the timeline. I am not sure whether it is only me or not, but yeah. I was a little confused with the end. The story started with a bunch of reporters asking the prosecutor on the name of the special unit team which had caught all of the corrupted civil servants, conglomerates and corporation (I suppose is the player) However, the couple of last episodes show that three of the protagonist is caught and was sentenced to be jailed. I can't get that connected.

Beside of that, there is nothing that bother me. The plot completely satisfy me and the cast is definitely the best. No more pessimism towards Krystal's acting. Lol. I would gladly rate this for 7/10.

"Everyone has a story to tell, so do I" -Kang Ha Ri
-thes

movie

Bride Wars

May 10, 2019

Assalamualaikum everyone ! So, I have yet started my final even though most of other courses had started their's. Well, I guess today is just one of lucky days where I get bored studying ( who doesn't anyway ) and I decided to watch this movie. And it is absolutely the best ! So, here we go ~
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Title : Bride Wars
Runtime : 89 minutes
Released year : 2009
Genre : Romcom
Country : United States
Distributor : 20th Century Fox
Cast : Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, 
Plot :

Emma Allan and Olivia Lerner are bestfriends since they were six years old. Ever since witnessing a wedding at the Plaza Hotel, they had been planning for their wedding. Both of them wanted their wedding to held at the hotel and it must be in June. Emma and Liv was engaged at the age of 26 and they are expecting to be each other's maid of honor. They are able to schedule their wedding to be handle by the most wedding planner in New York. Everything was going smoothly until the wedding planner assistant messed up their date. Now, one of the bride need to change their date to another. However, none of them willing to give up their lifetime dream.

For the American or European movie, I gotta admit that I'm very sucks at finding a good movie. Normally, I only watched the superheros one but I rarely watch American rom-com. I am glad that I found this movie.

SPOILER ALERT

First off, the plot are really nice and very very very very enjoyable ! Especially when the two best friend became enemy to save protect their own lifetime dream, their wedding day ! They went all out to spoil each other biggest day so that only one of them can be the bride of the day. It seriously hilarious. The best one is when Liv change the color of Emma's body spray(?) and as a revenge, Emma change Liv's hair dye to blue, which was really contra to her hair color and definitely not suitable for her profession.

This movie emphasizes on the friendship of Emma and Liv, which really obvious. Upon their war declaration, Emma and Liv found themselves behaving out of their norms. Liv who were confident, had a strong sense of leadership and always ahead of others found herself grew sensitive and more expressive. Daniel (Liv's fiance) suggest that she should made up with Emma as she is the only one who would understand her the best. Meanwhile, Emma, the girl who always submissive, keep her thought to herself and composed had grew more aggressive and able to stand up for herself. This however cause her to almost losing her fiance (Fletcher) because he thought that she is different from what he met. Which in the end, Emma gave up on him.

This movie had me hoping that I would find myself a friend and partner who would accept me for what I am. I actually expect that Fletcher would left Emma because he is in love with the composed and calm Emma and not when she grew aggressive and able to express herself more. I was actually very glad that they mentioned who Emma married to, at the end of the movie. So, it is not disappointing at all.

I assure you that those 89 minutes are actually not enough as I found myself craving for more when the movie was about to reach the end. I seriously need more movie like this one. It's not heavy and not boring. I definitely will watch this again and again. So, I have no other choice than giving a high rating for this movie, 9.8/10 !

Okay, I guess, this is where I should end the review, most true and relatable quote,

"Life is not perfect honey, it's messy" - Daniel
-thes

me and my life

Marhaban Ya Ramadhan !

May 04, 2019

Assalamualaikum love ~ So, berbaki lagi dua hari kita akan sambut ketibaan bulan yang mulia. Bulan yang penuh dengan rahmat dan bulan dimana pintu taubat di buka seluas-luasnya. Masa nilah kita nak kejar pahal banyak-banyak, ye dak ?


Well, I just wanted to wish a happy fasting to all muslims !

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Sunny

April 30, 2019

Assalamualaikum guys ! I'm on my last lecture week and from next week, I will be in my study weeks, which means that I probably spend most of my time watching dramas  I might spent less time on blogging, but, who knows what will happen. So, before I ended the depressive months, here is a very heartfelt movie to watch.

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Title : Sunny / Sseoni / 써니
Runtime : 124 minutes
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Released Year : 2011
Distributor : CJ Entertainment
Country : South Korea
Cast : Shim Eun Kyung, Kang So Ra, Min Hyo Rin, Kim Min Young, Park Jin Joo, Nam Bo Ra, Kim Bo Mi
Plot :

Nami a full housewife, she is married to a successful businessman and had a daughter. From the people's perspective, she is living a perfect life but in reality, Nami feels that her life is lacking on something. One day, Nami went to the hospital to visit her mother, there, she met her long lost friend, Chun Hwa who was hospitalized because of cancer. They had time to catch up with each other as it was the first time they met for 25 years. One her way out, Nami asked if there's anything she could for Chun Hwa. At first, Chun Hwa refused but then she asked for the Sunny members to reunited again.

I believe that most of movie fans, especially korean movie will be familiar with this movie. I often came across reviews of this movie and never once I thought that I wanted to watch this. So, I am very thankful for my friend for giving me this movie. It's.. magnificent.

SPOILER ALERT

This movie had the past and present scenes and the transition between the scenes are very smooth. Although it started as they were older, the scenes when they were younger are more enjoyable. Maybe because the scenes when they were younger are more cheerful and full of life. When they are older, the atmosphere are little dark as Chun Hwa are sick and Nami is trying her best to get the Sunny members to met her again. Overall, it is an excellent movie. Both past and present played important role on the movie.

Next, we should talk about the plot. Aside from crime, action, law, medical based movie, family related and friendship are my definitely my favorite. This movie is not about the challenges to their friendship but it's about how strong their bond is. This movie had seriously touched my heart. I envy the bonds that they had. I really really wish that I had that kind of friendship in my life. I am not asking for seven friends to stay with me, just one is enough. And now, I am not sure either I had that kind of friend yet.

What makes this movie more enjoyable is the actor who plays Chun Hwa. Kang So Ra, the one who played the younger Chun Hwa is really play her part really well. Especially when she is the centered of the group, I really love how she delivered the pain and sadness when one of the Sunny members thought that her life is over. And the present Chun Hwa is definitely greater than the past Chun Hwa. Jin Hee Kyung is one of my favorite actress. She is very versatile and I can definitely says that this character suits her well.

What I really love about this movie is the theme. It holds the message of 'best friends', 'friendship' through out the movie. I especially love the scene when the present Chun Hwa, Nami and Jang Mi went to beat the school girls who bullied Nami's daughter. I mean, how can a grown up beat the school girls and actually act like one. The craziest thing is, the other didn't bother to deny the idea but actually support it ! The most touching moment is when Chun Hwa died, she still left her will in regards to her friends. She still thought of her friends till her last moment. I think it is really beautiful.

This is a must watch movie for all movie lovers ! 9.7/10

-thes

k-drama review

Bad Guys 2 : Vile City

April 23, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! So, every piece of me are very very very happy as no more presentation ! Yeayyy ! Only had to faced two tests, one assignment and yea, the final. So, to celebrate this happy day, here is the second season of 'Bad Guys'.



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Title : Bad Guys 2:Vile City /
Episodes : 16
Network : OCN
Related : Bad Guys
Genre : Action,
Cast : Park Jong Hoon, Joo Jin Moo, Yang Ik Jun, Ji Soo, Kim Moo Yol
Plot :

Woo Je Moon is a prosecutor at Seoul District Public Prosecutors' Office. He got an order from the chief prosecutor to arrest Jo Young Kook. Woo Je Moon took the case with special request that he will establish his own team to take Jo Young Kook down. The team consists of a detective, Sung Cheol and his assistant, Pil Soon, a retired gangster now a restaurant owner, Heo Il Hoon, a junior prosecutor, No Jin Pyeong and a hit-man Han Kang Joo. All of the team members decided to join the team with their own reason.

Just like the first season, this story is basically a team of 'bad guys' trying to take down another bad guys. However, unlike the first season, in the second season, they are all good guys who used violence to uncover the truth. I really love this season as much as I love the first season.

SPOILER ALERT

First off, I really hate getting my prediction wrong. This season got me really hooked as I ended up having my jaw dropped because of the bad guys. I couldn't keep up with the amount of the plot twist in this season. It's never ending. I couldn't really stop myself to watch this drama again and again even though I was suppose to go study for my finals.

Second off, this is what I call for real thing. I mean, the good side can't always win and never lose. I mean, there's a saying

"You have to lose something in order to gain something"

am I wrong ? No, aite ? I like how one of the main cast died when he suppose to be the main cast. Oh, I mean, two of the team members died. One  of them died at the end of the story and the other died at the middle. It was totally unexpected. The numbers of betrayal is countless, like, it was suppose to be only one or two betrayal at one time. Instead, there's like a betrayal of the whole team. It's insane !

Although I am not familiar of the actors beside Ji Soo, they definitely had catch my eyes ! Especially the one who played the role of Heo Il Heo. He seriously so charismatic. I am glad that he had that kind of role. I love the determination portrayed from his eyes. I might have to look for another drama/movies that he featured in.

One thing about this movie that doesn't really fit with the concept of the first season is the law. What I mean, in this season, the law is actually quite useless as most of the people with the higher status is not their ally. If it was the first season, they had the Chief Prosecutor to cover their back. The serious thing that I got to mention is the fight scenes. Compared to the first season, this season are more intense and the fight scene become the must scene in almost every episode. I could tell that this is really related to the gang.

As usual, I will leave with one piece of my favorite line. 

"Money may not collapse easily, but relationship forged with money will collapse very easily."

-thes

BTS

Thoughtless Thursday #014

April 18, 2019

Assalamualaikum ~ It's been a very long time since I did this segment. And, aku rasa this is the first time in 2019. So, last semester had really drained up my energy and my mind and my money and especially myself. Aku rasa kalau semester ada lagi 4 bulan mungkin aku akan gila.

Dengan group members yang tak sehaluannya, dengan lecturer yang merajuk lah, dengan kelas yang asyik ganti hari lain. Allah, penatnya. Tapi, tulah, I need to survive this. Aku ada lagi 2 tests and 3 presentations to go within this 2 weeks. Doalah yang baik-baik untuk kami. (T.T) Paling tak sabar aku nak cuti. Even cuti jumaat sabtu pun dah mampu untuk membahagiakan aku walaupun pada hari hari tersebut aku busy jugak. (T.T) 

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BTS punya comeback this year pun aku tak mampu nak hype lebih lebih sebab aku rasa semester ni serabut yang amat. Tarikh midtest je berapa kali dok cancel haritu *facepalm Dah settle tests, tarikh presentation pulak main tukar-tukar. Serious tak kelakar. Macam manalah aku nak hypekan comeback punya BTS kalau mind aku kucar-kacir. Haih. Tracks yang ada dalam new album ni takde la banyak mana pun, tak serious, tu pun aku baru dengar berapa je. Hahaha. Rasa kelakar sangat sebab aku tak pernah skip full album after a day of the album released. Mungkin ini tanda-tanda yang aku actually moving on ? Am I grow out of this world ? But I'm still proud of them, and ARMYs. So much achievement made over the years and this family keep growing.

So, aku actually nak ranting banyak benda lagi, tapi malas pulak nak menaip. So, bye.

p/s : we all should listen to the intro, HOME and Dionysus

-thes

china

Extraordinary Mission

April 16, 2019

Assalamualaikum, holla peeps. How are life treating you ? I'm still surviving this hectic and final semester. I'm hoping to graduate my diploma with a wonderful experiences and of course, results. So, here is another movie review. This time, it is a China movie and I really love this movie. Let's get it !

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Title : Extraordinary Mission 
Runtime : 122 minutes
Released Year : 2017
Genre : Crime / Drama 
Country : China
Cast : Huang Xuan, Duan Yihong, Zu Feng
Plot :

Lin Kai is an underground police officer. He is assigned to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from inside. The mission brought him to the Golden Triangle, a place where heroin were grown and produced. There are also a police officer who was caught and held for 10 years. During his mission, Lin Kai found himself became a drug addict.

I found this movie while scrolling on websites, reading the reviews and finally decided to watch it. It is definitely worth it !

!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!

First of all, this is a straightforward movie. What I mean is, the real identity of Lin Kai was told in the earlier minutes of the movie. So, the elements of plot twist are not really included in this movie. This movie also involved a large scale of extra actors. But it is not a problem because their appearance is just to complete the movie. I just need to know the antagonist and protagonist, that's all.

I was actually expecting some romance. The antagonist had a daughter who was also involved in the drug making process. I honestly thought that she will fall for Lin Kai and help him took down his father business, you know, the typical. But, I was actually wrong. There are no romance. Not even a bit. Even so, the daughter did betrayed her father and kill him for her own revenge. 

For the first half of the movie, it is kind of like pull and push game. Lin Kai was constantly captured and begging to threatening and negotiating. I was nervous that his cover will blown and the mission will failed. As for the second half, it is full of actions. A very nerve-wrecking one. Especially when their captain went to Golden Triangle to fulfill the antagonist wish. The moment when Lin Kai, the policeman who was held hostage and the police captain tried to escape from the Golden Triangle. 

I was expecting all of the team would be safe and sound and the business will fall down. But, yea, we do need to sacrifice someone. So, the captain died while trying to protect his teammates. RIP. But, I was really satisfied when the antagonist died. Like, boo, you die, in the hand of a person who used to betray you. 

"The world is a big place, you can run away in any direction." - Lin Kai

For those who need some action movie, I would really recommend this one. It is not too heavy with laws whatsoever. The main actor's play are so great and thrilling to watch. Highly recommended ! 9/10 !

-thes

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Mother 2009

April 09, 2019

Assalamualaikum~ So, anything happen this week ? I'm still young and broke. This month will seriously make me an unofficial begger. Like, there's so much programs going on and so much obligations that I am supposed to fulfill. So, please pray for my pocket. T_T. Anyway, here is the movie review for this week.



Title : Mother / Madeo / 마더
Runtime : 128 minutes
Genre : Drama, Mystery
Released Year : 2009
Country : South Korea
Distributor : CJ Entertainment
Plot :

Hye Ja is a widowed with a 28 years old son, Do Jun who had a mental disability. He aren't able to think like people in his age. One day, Do Jun walks home drunk late at night. He follows a high school girl to an alley. The next day, a high school girl was discovered dead at an abandon house uphill. Do Jun then was taken into custody and then be a prime suspect for the murder as a golf ball with his name was discovered at the scene. Feeling helpless, Hye Ja determine to prove his son innocence.

This is an old film that I came across. Based on the review I read online, all of them are praising for this film and thus led me to watch it. No regret.

SPOILER ALERT

As usual, I would start my review with the plot. As this movie is run for over 2 hours, the first 30 minutes is really boring that I almost gave up watching. Almost. The next minutes grew a lot especially when the school girl was found dead and Do Jun was arrested.  It is interesting as the detective in charge to the case is someone that had connection with Hye Ja. Even so, he did not consider his relationship with her and continue his duty truthfully (even though I kind of hate him). As for the attorney representing Do Jun, he purpose that Do Jun should spent 4 years in prison using mental disability as an excuse. This triggered Hye Ja to investigate the case on her own.

Hye Ja was suspecting her son's friend, Jin Tae for the murder. But when she went to the police with a piece of evidence, it turns out that Jin Tae was innocence. She is back to zero and start all over again. I honestly didn't really enjoy the process of proving my son innocence because most of it just consist her asking around about the identity of the dead girl. But, when she came across a witness, everything went upside down for her.

I have to say that the plot twist is really great. I didn't expect that he would be the killer at all. I honestly thought that this will be another movie like 'Memories of Murder'. But it is not. The last 30 to 15 minutes, it was really intense. The other person took the blame for the murder and the real murder was let at lose. Thus, Do Jun was released from the prison.

Even thought the review and the plot is good, I still felt a bit bored while watching the movie. It was a bit slow from one scene to another. Nevertheless, it is a great movie. It shows how a mother are ready to sacrifice everything for her child. I miss my mother. =(

7/10

-thes

k-drama review

Bad Guys

April 02, 2019

Assalamualaikum, holla my love ! So, I am feeling a bit better this week as two of my assignments were submitted and left me with another two, plus three more presentations. Oh, and tests. So, I don't plan to worry about those things yet. So, here I am writing another review. Please enjoy !

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Title : Bad Guys / Nappeun Nyeoseokdeul / 나쁜녀석들
Episodes : 11
Genre : Action
Network : OCN
Plot :

To combat the rising violent crime, Commissioner Nam asks Detective Oh Gu Tak who currently in suspension to solve the case. Oh Gu Tak then form a team consisting three criminal who currently serving in the prison ; Park Ung Chul, a gangster, Lee Jung Moon killer with incredible intelligence, and Jung Tae Soo, a contract killer. Detective Oh Gu Tak was also helped by Police Inspector Yoo Mi Young. In return for their service, they could reduced their time serving in the prison.

This is a drama from 2014 which I only found about, earlier this year.

SPOILER ALERT

First of all, this drama is a very incredible work of art. Seriously. How can the writer came up with a very interesting plot ? Even though I can guess some occasion, like, why the detective select that specific three person and who is the one who killed his daughter. But !  There's something darker than that. The real killer wasn't any of them. He got the wrong person.

This kind of story will typically relate the case they solved from one episode to another. It is not the case for this drama. What I mean is, the cases that they solved are single case. The only cases that related to the serial killer of Detective Oh Gu Tak's daughter is when the Commissioner Nam was killed. It was really sad and the killer was totally unexpected

Even though the three criminals were working together, when they came to a conflict, they had their doubt in each other an always on each other throats. Even so, when they in a big battle, they would always had each other back. How sweet. One time near the ending, there's a big conflict between the criminals and detective. I honestly thought that they will kill each other but they ended up giving another chance for the person to prove them wrong. 

Condemned the crime, not the people - Jung Tae Soo

I was very annoyed when Police Inspector Yoo Mi Young changed her side. She is someone who is motivated with promotion and ranking. That was a bad move of her as she exposed her own team to the killer. And the saddest thing is, she betrayed her own mentor who had led her since the beginning.

The casts were all a nice catch. Kim Sang Jong is very versatile actor. He had been working on many movies and dramas with various character. He did very well for his character in this drama (but I really hate his hairstyle in this drama, seriously.). Ma Dong Seok act as what his typical character. A gangster, or someone who really had a really great fighting skills. And of course he could smash the character really well. 

To beat up good people, that is violence. To beat up bad people that is justice - Commissioner Nam

Then, we have Park Hae Jin. He is also one of top actor in my list. With various character that he could acts, being a psychopath killer who remembered nothing of his killing experience is like a piece of cake. In most of his dramas that I had watch, he is not very expressive. His face remains stoned. And the last one, Jo Dong Hyuk. I am not sure if I had watch any of his work, so I consider that this is my first time watching his work. I think the character of being a contract killer suits him well. A heartless killer who kills when he was told so. But, when he was saved by a woman, he falls for her. and protect her at all costs even when he is serving in the prison. It is a romantic side of him even when the woman didn't remember her when they met again.

It is sad that the episodes are not as much as the other dramas. But, it is okay as they had a season 2 which was released in 2017 ! I am going to watch that and do the review. But from what I know, the cast was totally different from the first season. So, I might not expect much. And lastly, through my research, I found out that they will be releasing Bad Guys : The Movie this year! It is confirmed that Kim Sang Jong and Ma Dong Seok will be in the movie ! Wo hoooo !


So, everyone, get ready for all reviews !!! 10/10 !!!

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself by Tolstoy - Prosecutor Oh Jae Won

-thes

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2019 Comeback GiveAway by Cik Roxa

March 30, 2019


Assalamualaikum semuanya ~~ How are you guys doing ? Lama dah rasanya tak join GA, so kalini decide untuk join this one !

Hadiah dia nampak sangat menarik ! I mean, siapa je yang tak nak makanan free ? Hehe. Wish me luck !

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The Vanished

March 26, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! I just finished midterm break and the following week after midterm are expected to be super stressful with all of the assignments, presentations, tests, programs and last, final. I just need a time to relax so, I wrote this review of a movie that I watch during the break. I hope you can enjoy ! 


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Title : The Vanished / Vanished Night / Sarajin Bam /
Runtime : 101 minutes
Genre : Thriller
Country : South Korea
Distributor : Kidari Ent
Plot :

The corpse of Yoon Seol Hee disappear in National Institute of Scientific Investigation the night of her death. Her husband, Park Jin Han claims that she still alive meanwhile detective Woo Jung Sik believe otherwise. 

This movie was not labelled as horror but I felt that it is a horror movie.  I honestly had never heard of this movie until my friends introduced it to me few days ago.

SPOILER ALERT

I am starting this review with the plot. In the beginning, it is mentioned that Yoon Seol Hee was killed by her own husband, Park Jin Han by using a special drug.  She was killed because she found out about her husband love affair. So, when her body disappear, Park Jin Han was very scared that she would be alive and took revenge on him. With the constant strange things that appear in front of him that only him and Seol Hee knows make him believe his instinct even more. With this, I almost made myself to believe that Seol Hee is alive.

But, here is the real deal. Soel Hee is really had died. So, who would do such things to scare Jin Han off ? The characters are only circulated on Seol Hee, Jin Han, detective Woo and Jin Han's lover, Hye Jin. As a normal person, I would think that Hye Jin is the one behind all of the scheme as she knows Jin Han drug and all. But, I couldn't figure out her motive.

The last 30-15 minutes, the real person behind all of the scheme was finally revealed. And as I expected, Hye Jin is one of them. Yeah, there is an accomplice. They did the crime for a solid reason and it was a perfect crime. At the ending, Park Jin Han was arrested for murdering Seol Hee and also for stealing her body - even though the latter part was not the case. I honestly had never expect that the person is the one who stole Seol Hee body.  The plot twist is the real deal. Totally unexpected.

Second thing, for the cast, I did not recognized any of them. But, it wasn't a problem as they could brought the characters and portray them perfectly. And, it is lovely to watch another person act. They are what I would considered as a veteran actor. This movie is a really great movie, with excellent screenplay and everything and definitely a must watch for all movie lover !

9.7/10

p/s : please pray for my ease while completing my diploma
p/p/s : I only had to endure for another 2 months, more or less
-thes

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Oldboy

March 19, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! So, here is another movie review update as I am too lazy to do my assignments and all. Enjoy ~

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Title : Oldboy / Oldeuboi /올드보이
Runtime : 120 minutes
Released Year : 2003
Genre : Mystery / Suspense-Thriller
Country : South Korea
Distributor : Show East
WARNING : Massive violence, adult scenes
Plot :

Oh Dae Soo is a normal businessman who had his family of his own. One night, he was drunk and on his way home with his friend. He made a quick call at phone booth and let his friend talk on his behalf. Oh Dae Soo then woke up in an unfamiliar room. He was locked up for reason that he know nothing of and who did it. With the TV inside his room, he found out that he was framed for murder of his wife. 15 years later he woke up at a rooftop of a building, only to question why. A homeless man came to him and pass a phone and wallet full of cash. When the phone rung,  Dae Soo was challenged to find out who was his kidnapper and the reason in just five days.

Mindblowing, seriously. The plot itself got me almost losing my mind.

SPOILER ALERT

Okay, for once, I am both amazed and disgusted while watching a movie. And the reason for both feeling is because of the plot. I do admit that this is one of the best movie I've ever watched but it was uncomfortable for me when the secret was out (even I had suspected it will be the case). If Oh Dae Soo was me, I am sure that I will be crazy after two weeks being locked up. I can't stay inside a room for a long time, it is suffocating. I am a little bit claustrophobic, so yeah.

Secondly, that kidnapper, he is sure a crazy man. Its insane. How can he locked up someone for 15 freaking years and let them out just for them to play his stupid game ? I mean, Oh Dae Soo did him wrong, yes, but the mistake is something that he is not aware of. And, if you asked me, I don't think what he did was actually so wrong that he deserved to be locked up.

One thing that I should definitely mentioned is, this movie are not suitable for young audience. Full, like fulllllll, of violence. Example ? Cutting the tongue, plucking out teeth using hammer, gunshot and lots of fighting. I don't know how many times that I grimaced while watching the cruel, heartless scenes. Most important, there's adult scenes. It is very uncomfortable while watching this kind of scenes. Especially after I found out the relationship of the two, it is actually more disgusting.

Even though I am no better than a beast, didn't I have the right to live ? - Oh Dae Soo

Watching this again ? I might have to think again. Well, I am not saying that this movie doesn't deserve it but there a lot more to consider. With the blood and the uncomfortable scenes filled like every 15 minutes, I don't think I can do it again. Yea, I like, love crime and thrilling movie like this one but it is just too cruel. I can't bring myself to watch Dae Soo to get played again.

Curious to why Oh Dae Soo was locked up for 15 years ? Then watch this yourself, and you will found out that his kidnapper is psychotic. 7/10 because of uncomfortable scenes bring the rate a little down.

-thes

EXO

100 Days My Prince

March 12, 2019

Assalamualaikum ! So, I am very excited as I am currently on midsem break so I thought that I could do two review. So, here is the first one, tehee ^^

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Title : 100 Days My Prince / Hundred Days Husband / Baekilui Nangoonnim / 백일의 남곤님
Episodes : 16
Network : tvN
Plot :

Lee Yul is the crown prince of Joseon. He tried to uncover the truth of his illness but ended up being in a situation that almost kill him. He then woke up at a small village, losing his memory. He is forced to believe that he is an army that came back home to marry his woman, Hong Shim. For 100 days, he lived outside the palace as a peasant.

Honestly, this is my second drama that had D.O as one of the cast. He really is a well-rounded artist. He looks so natural with his character.

SPOILER ALERT

Okay, it had been seriously long time since I last watch an old era k-dramas. The very last is Scarlet Heart, if I'm not mistaken. I am neither too excited nor bored when I watched this drama. The introduction left quite an impression to me, because the young Lee Yul, confessed to Yi Sul that he wanted to marry her. And how fate brought them back together after years passed.

The drama got a bit boring in the middle that forced me skip a few scenes. Due to too many characters in this drama, I constantly got confused who is who (like always) especially when they all had same feature and alike position in the drama. For those who hungry for handsome man, I think you can chose one from this drama. I personally liked a manly type of face so I am drawn more to the actor who act as Hong Shim brother, Kim Jae Young. Sadly, there is not much of his scene.

The plot is very nice and enjoyable. I would say that I seldom felt bored while watching the drama. It has both typical and unusual plot. The fact that the Crown Princess was forced to comply with her father to protect her lover was just so sad. She ended up being alone after her father crime was revealed.

Do Ji Han came as the cameo in the first two episodes as the crown prince friend as well as personal bodyguard. I was very delighted when I thought he is one of the supporting cast. But, man, he died too soon. I am actually looking forward for his acting. Too bad tho.

The political issues in the drama is limited to the 'Who is the next king'. It was not so heavy and the conspiracy to have the their generation as the next is the battle between the queen and vice premier only. I was glad that the queen using a quite good approach, using talisman (not like it works) and praying. The queen aren't so cruel to have her son to be a crown prince. I would say that the issue is light and not a cause of headache.

Loving is not about winning or losing. It is about giving - Jung Je Yoon

This is a must watched for all K-drama lovers ! 9/10

-thes

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