I’m doing weekly round-ups now, which will include any media I consumed for the past week, from Monday to Sunday. I’d be glad if you end up getting some recommendations but I’m only doing this as a form of a media journal (to make it easy to write reviews later on). And fine, an actual journal too. Here goes!
HELLO I LISTENED TO NOTHING BUT HUNNYHUNNA THIS PAST WEEK BECAUSE HIS SONGS ARE MY JAM AND HE’S SO GOOD AND I AM OBSESSED
I discovered him on Spotify’s Korean hiphop/rap playlist last January but it was only the past week that I listened to his full album and of course, to the track that started it all, “Wonderland”, repeatedly. I looooooooooooove chill hiphop and I’m just so into his album MUSEUM.
Unrequited Love: Season 3 / The Omniscient Viewpoint on Crushes: Season 3: Hello, Yeo Hoe-hyun, I ended up sleeping at 4AM for you. When will I ever learn not to start anything at midnight because I can never stop watching once I started??? This web drama was painful to watch because as you can infer from the title, there are unrequited loves all around. But it was also sweet and cute too and spoiler alert, there are happy endings all around.
Haikyuu!!: I finished the first season this week! I watched episodes 5 to 25 this week and I’m just so happy and soft because of these kids. Netflix, put up the second and third season too!
The Beauty Inside (2015): I was interested in this one at one point in time, as I’ve read rave reviews as well. But I forgot all about it and was just recently reminded when my friend Q mentioned that he wanted to watch it. So I watched it last Saturday and it was beautiful and wonderful and well-acted and I had tears too and it was just so sincere. In a film whose main premise was something quite fantastical, it never felt quite like a fantasy. It felt so human, so raw, so real. Han Hyo-joo buoyed the film into what it is. This worked because she was able to show E-soo’s emotions. You never felt like she was in a scene with a different person even if it was actually a different person, with a different face.
Midnight Runners / Young Cop (2017): And because I saw Park Seo-joon in The Beauty Inside, I thought I’ll get into Midnight Runners right away too, to end the night with something light and funny. Ohgod, I had so much fun with this one. The bromance is strong on this one! The brain+brawn trope is very formulaic but I don’t even care because it works. Kang Ha-neul and Park Seo-joon’s characters were such adorable doofuses, and sincere ones too. The action scenes were good too and this is one buddy cop film I can see myself rewatching. More bromance films, please!
Forgotten / Night of Memory (2017): And because I’ve seen Kang Ha-neul in Midnight Runners, I thought I should watch Forgotten too, especially that it was recently uploaded to Netflix. GOOD LORD THIS ONE. I thought it was a straight-up psychological thriller so imagine my surprise (literally) when I started watching it and the horror vibes were strong. I’m a wimp and I was so scared. It’s the damn music and score, I tell you. It feels like a jump-scare is coming right at any second. I still haven’t dissected my feelings and thoughts about the film yet. I’m in awe of it yet also, I feel like I’m disappointed too? Hopefully I can review this one when I find the words. Should add that it’s worth watching though even just for Kang Ha-neul’s acting. Everyone was good but he really ran away with it all.
I really can’t balance my life. Last last week, I didn’t watch much but had a blogpost up every day. Last week, it’s as if words escaped me entirely so I had absolutely zero posts, but I did watch quite a lot. T_T