my horrible boss (2016)

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Drama: Ms. Temper & Nam Jung-Gi (욱씨남정기)
Network: JTBC
Episodes: 16
Release Date: March 18 – May 7, 2016
Runtime: Fridays & Saturdays 20:30

Plot
The drama mainly revolves around a small company called Lovely Cosmetics, it’s employees and dealings with a bigger company, Gold Chemicals.

Main Cast
Lee Yo Won: Ok Dajung
Yoon Sang Hyun: Nam Jung Gi

Review
Favorite character: Hands down, Ok Dajung. I dont like it when just because a woman is assertive, competent and knows what she wants, she is immediately labelled as a “hot tempered b*tch””. If it’s a man, they would call him “great”or “successful”or “leader”. Ok Dajung is a great woman, she may have a tendency to act how she feels, especially when she is wronged, but as she says, she just gives what she receives. I admire her alot. Despite the awful boss and the rumors around her, she just kept going, doing what she wants and proving to everybody she is badass. More than being a genius marketing director who seems to have a plan for everything, she also has a good heart. I like that she is tough but fair. She tries to brings out the best in people, she is not afraid to tell her staff to take pride in their work and to dream bigger.

Favorite team member: I would say Nam Jung Gi. he may have started as weak but with Dajung’s influence, he became bold and stepped up his plate. he took care of everybody. I honestly didn’t really like the other 3 team members, esp Young Mi, who was so patronizing and acted as if she knew better than Dajung and refused to cooperate. I was disappointed with Hyun Woo because he seemed like a great guy compared to the irresponsible Bong Gi, but he also turned out not too great. I especially didn’t like Miri, after all the support she got from her sexual harrassment case, she still betrayed everyone.. and manage to keep her work!! (really?)

Favorite ex-husband: Out of the 3, Shi Hwan (2nd ex) didn’t get as much background and exposure compared to the 2. All we see is him being handsome and rich and a mama’s boy, but i think he seriously liked Dajung, and he ended up giving the investment that was badly needed to save Lovely. On the other hand, Yoon Ho (1st ex) sacrificed himself the most, being with her all through out, helping her whenever she had problems with Gold. I flipflopped the entire show, not sure if he can be trusted but I think he did so much for her (i guess he was guilty for what he did before) that he also forgot to take care of himself. So.. i think i would go with Yoon Ho. (Note: Jisang was just too evil and crazy to be liked. but i’m glad he may have gotten back a bit of his good soul in the end).

Special mention: Nam Bong Gi. At first, i thought he was really just a loser, but he really became the unofficial member of Lovely Cosmetics. He handled all the odd jobs, supported the entire team without letting his brother know. I don’t really get why Miri was so angry that Bong Gi lied to her. So what if he were Jung Gi’s brother instead of Dajung’s brother? Would it really make a difference? Best part is when Bong Gi helped clear off Jung Gi’s debt to Dajung. Let’s face it: it was his fault in the first place. and seeing Jung Gi realize what Bong Gi did in the last episode was too sweet.

Favorite pair: Dajung and cutie-pie Woo Joo. They were so cute. Woojoo wanting to marry Dajung and Dajung’s reply. It’s so funny Woojoo ended up with a little girl friend who seemed as tough and scary as Dajung. Good job Woojoo! (Note: Despite looking icy cold, i am so sure Dajung will make a great mom — or stepmom!)

Least liked character: Who else but that ugly evil Hwan Gyu?? I hate people who don’t play fair and is too discriminating. One of the best scenes is when he finally got kicked out of Gold. (he is the same guy as that creepy boss in Misaeng right? Ugh!)

Lessons learned: Take pride in your work. Integrity is still the best. (Believe me, it still exists). Value your family, colleagues and friends – and support each other. Do not be afraid to stand up for yourself. Money isn’t everything.

Recommended if you like: office drama and awesome female lead

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Another new year of kdramas!

Hello! My new year’s resolution is to watch more kdramas (I think I tell this to myself every year lol). Looking back, I watched around 15 dramas in 2018 so that’s at least one drama a month. I think I took a lot of time watching My Golden Life – 50+ episodes is no joke (it is almost equivalent to watching 3 dramas!)

January – It’s Okay That’s Love (made me cry a lot), Kahogo no Kahoko
February – I Need Romance 2011
March – Strange Daughter in Law (made me feel good inside)
April – Live, Hwayugi
May – Another Oh Hae Young (made me cry buckets of tears)
June – Let’s Eat 2 (made me too hungry), 20th Century Boy & Girl (so sweet)
July – 1% of Anything (another couple goals)
August – My Golden Life (rollercoaster of emotions)
September – Drinking Solo (got too thirsty)
October – Misaeng (made me glad I work in a great company)
November – Terius Behind Me (So Ji Sub!!!), Buamdong Revenge Club
December – The Package (felt like I was in Paris with them), What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (all the feels for Park Seo Jeon)

I think overall, 2018 was a good year, I kind of mixed up the dramas – romance, office drama, slice of life, action, fantasy. I didn’t get to watch sageuks though. Lots of hotties – So Ji sub, Jo In sung, Park Seo Joon, Ha Suk Jin. Discovered a new favorite – Lee Yo Won and remembered an old favorite – Park Si Hoo.

I haven’t posted much because i’m still in the midst of watching different shows, but will definitely try to finish and post a few this month.

Currently watching:
Memories of the Alhambra – episode 13 (I’m itching to post but i’ll wait until I complete the entire series. Please don’t disappoint me like W!)

Mr. Sunshine – episode 12
Moon Lovers – episode 7
My Horrible Boss – episode 14

Suits – episode 13