Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kdrama Trends We Wish Existed In America: Matching Couple's Outfits!

For those of us Kdrama fans who do not live in Korea, we often wish we could take a little piece of Korean culture and transplant it to our country. One aspect of Korean fashion, that I really wish was currently a part of American fashion, is the couple's outfit!

I realize that this may not appeal to every Kdrama fan, but I don't believe that I am alone in this. I'll go ahead and admit that I've always had a thing for matching. One of our other best friends and I used to match on purpose quite often (and this was not when we were 12, this was in college). I somehow could not find any good examples while browsing my old Facebook photos, but these matching picnic hats from about 5 years ago will have to suffice.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Essential Korean Terms for Love Interests: Guest Post at Viki

Coco ad Vivi are both currently out of town, but we still found some time to do a guest post for Viki.  We are working on some more reviews as well!

As summer heats up and Kdrama fans make plans to visit Korea (we wish!), we thought it would be helpful for us to share some Korean phrases that you will need to know for when you run into those rich chaebols and heiresses. We all know, from watching Kdramas on Viki, that when you meet your love interest there is a progression of emotions that you will feel. Here are 5 essential Korean phrases for each phase of your relationship.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fashion Face-off Friday: Stuff Rich Ladies Wear

Our last Fashion Face-off Friday, Battle of the Guyliner, ended up being a decisive victory for Joo Byung-hee of Shut up Flower Boy Band, proving that a little makeup philosophy can go a long way.  I'm a little sad that my favorite vampire prosecutor came in last, but he had some stiff competition.
I tend to see a lot of kdrama jokes about rich chaebol styling, but today I'm taking a stand for gender equality and recognizing that women can wear absurd rich outfits, too. Think of it as Girl Power--just with more weird accessories.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Queen of Kdrama Kiss Scenes: A Tribute to Yoon Eun Hye

Back in April, we wrote a post about the Best Kdrama Kiss Scenes and asked you to vote on your favorite. We decided to keep that poll open forever, but after 261 votes we believe that we have a pretty good representative sample of Kdrama fans, so we'd like to announce the winner. The clear winners of best Kdrama kiss scenes are Lie to Me at 25% and Coffee Prince at 23%! The main thing that these two dramas have in common is that the leading lady is played by Yoon Eun Hye. When you add in the extra 4% of votes she earned for the kiss scene in Goong, that means that Yoon Eun Hye managed to account for over half of the votes for best kiss scenes! I thereby deem her the Best Kisser in Kdrama Land.

Yoon Eun Hye is my personal favorite Korean actress, and this just confirmed to me a large part of why that is. As Vivi mentioned, she definitely returns the passion and does not leave the man to do all the work. She has the ability to create amazing chemistry with any Kdrama male actor she is paired with. When I watch her fall in love, I believe it, and I believe that the male lead has fallen hard for her too. She has played a wide variety of characters very convincingly and I always believe that she is truly feeling the character's emotions. So here's to the reigning Queen of Kdrama Passion, Yoon Eun Hye!

Who would you deem the King of Kdrama Kiss Scenes? What about the prince and princess? Comment below.

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Kdrama Hollywood Lookalikes

The last post we wrote reminded me that I had been meaning to post another round of Kdrama Hollywood Lookalikes since the first round I did was right at the beginning of this blog.  Some of these might seem kind of random, but they seriously drove me nuts until I figured out why their faces seemed so familiar.  Are k-dramas melting my brain for real, or do these people actually look somewhat similar?

1. Lee Yoon-ji (Dream High) and Jessica Alba

This one feels like a no-brainer to me.  The second Lee Yoon-ji walked onscreen, I thought, "Whoa! Jessica Alba has a Korean twin!" 

Jessica Alba photo source

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