Checking in on: Father is Strange Episodes 1-10

That scene was from the third episode where I ended up howling with laughter, as well as my mom, who only went to my room to escape the Wimbledon Men’s Finals (she was getting anxious) but ended up watching a bit of Father is Strange with me. After seeing this scene, she left the room because she didn’t want to be spoiled because she knew she’ll definitely watch this show. What better way to sell Father is Strange than Lee Joon’s chest, right? Hahaha!

After reading raves after raves of Father is Strange on Dramabeans and learning that the recent episodes were such hits in Korea that they’ve been reaching 30%+ in ratings, I knew I really had to start binging this one. As of writing this post, I’ve seen only up until Episode 10, which I’ve practically binged last weekend. I intend on binging this drama on weekends only, not only to keep up with the ~weekend feel~ but because I also love watching it on our TV’s big screen (well, not really big but at least it’s bigger than my laptop) while lounging in bed. So hopefully next week I’ll have a post for you about the episodes I’ll get into.

Anyway, I planned on writing an episode-by-episode mini-recap but with such a big and connected ensemble cast, I found it hard to start writing them. I don’t even know where to start! Everyone is really connected. So I’ll just write about the characters and comment on them and along the way, their background story will be told. Spoilers will be casually thrown in so proceed at your own risk! (But this is a weekend family drama, who are you kidding, nothing is shocking. Spoilers are no big deals.) Continue reading “Checking in on: Father is Strange Episodes 1-10”

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MBC’s sitcom Standby releases Teaser

Standby stars Ryu Jin as an aspiring anchor in a news station who’s in the biz for so long but newcomers just pass him by. I am so excited for this because Ryu Jin has always been the serious guy in what I’ve seen him in so this is a refreshing change. Lee Ki Woo stars as his mischievous brother, who gets entangled with Jung So Min’s country bumpkin character, who gets entangled with high school boy, Im Si Wan. Ha Suk Jin also plays the star of the news station, which more or less aggravates Ryu Jin since he’s way younger than him and way green in the industry.

Standby premieres on April 9, with the premiere date moved a week later to give way to High Kick 3 specials this week.

MBC’s sitcom Standby releases Teaser