Recap: Necessary Roughness S01E01 Pilot

I simply had to have an impulsive decision before the year ends, eh? Coming from another USA Network hit with me in the form of Suits, along with White Collar, Covert Affairs and Burn Notice, I decided to check out USA Network’s other shows. I readily downloaded the pilot episode of Necessary Roughness even if the download was slow just to see if USA Network is mah network. All I knew was that it’s about a divorcee therapist doing some tough love therapy. Premise looks okay, I know no one in the cast and I had faith with USA Network. So what’s the verdict? Read on. (Hee. You think I won’t make you work for it? Haha!)


We start with a life-is-like-football analogy voiceover with an actual football game in the reel. That there are winners, losers, superstars but that how much protective gear you wear, you’re gonna get the living crap kicked out of you at some point. And that day, was the persona’s turn.

We meet Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne), mother of two problematic kids, Lindsay (Hannah Marks) and Ray Jay (Patrick Johnson). She’s a psychologist who uses hypnotherapy in her sessions. With her voice-over during the hypnosis, we see how she discovers that her husband’s cheating (the guestroom’s bed sheets are done like hospital corners, not box pleats which is how she does it and that the pillows are not as she fixes it and the telltale sexy pictures on the phone) and throws his clothes from the window and asks for a divorce.

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Recap: Body of Proof S01E01 Pilot

This post has been sitting on my drafts for two months now. TWO FREAKIN’ MONTHS. Now who wants to take a gander at my drafts to see how many I’ve been warming up, huh? Anyway, since it’s the holidays and I’m still downloading the finale episode of Suits, I decided to just write this once and for all. I hope I won’t bore myself. Oooohhh, foreshadowing. Ha!

I watched this on a flight heading to Hong Kong. I figured, maybe I’ll have a new show after watching this. So I opted for watching this rather than watch Modern Family or How I Met Your Mother. I wouldn’t say I regretted my choice but I didn’t end up with a new show either. Okay, so on with the recap!


We meet Dr. Megan Hunt, played by Dana Delany, a top medical examiner. We learn that she was one of the best neurosurgeons, until she was involved in a car accident. That accident left her with numbness in her hands and she ended up killing a patient on the table and was forced to quit. We also get to know what she’s like, for instance in the scene she goes up the crime scene and was told off by the investigator for getting in the way of the investigation. Basically, she’s that know-it-all, I-know-I’m-smarter-than-you person.

So let’s get on with the case. The victim, a young woman named Angela, was found dead in a marina after she went for a jog. Upon examination, Hunt sees marks on her head indicating trauma. She also notices weird bite marks on the victim’s arm. This does occur with tons of banter and cheesiness between Hunt and the principal investigator. And the kind of banter I do not enjoy. Though I should say that I love Megan’s fashion sense. Hee.

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Recap Polls

I will recap one from each poll, that is, if someone will answer the polls. I doubt that I have enough readers that will answer but I just want to start doing one of my goals: to produce recaps. And I’ll get better at that by practicing so I need to do tons of recaps! I will continue my recaps for Raising Hope though that has been on hold. I’ll try to finish the recaps for Season 1 before Season 2 premieres. Which is in September. Gah. I doubt I can recap Covert Affairs anymore. For one, it’s a 40-minute show and I prefer recapping comedies and half-hour shows since it will take less of my time. And if you want something recapped, please suggest it! I do prefer half-hour comedies as I’ve stated. Please recommend good shows to me! Anyway, please vote!

And I want to get back on recapping dramas. The KDramas that I like are usually recapped by the greats at Dramabeans, A Koala’s Playground, Electric Ground, Thundie’s Prattle and many more. And since I’m way inferior, I’ll just provide recaps for the unrecapped (or so I think since I did lil to almost none research).

Thanks in advance for voting! πŸ˜€

Recap: Raising Hope S01E02 Dead Tooth


No one’s reading my Raising Hope recaps. I need to blog more and promote my blog more. And I need to promote Raising Hope! Everyone should watch this show!

Click under the cut for the recap with screencaps! πŸ™‚

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Recap: Raising Hope S01E01 Pilot


It was a Thursday (April 28) and there’s no new episode of Modern Family. I get sad when I don’t get my comedy on a Thursday and as I ALWAYS (always = everyday) look for series to watch or download, I saw Raising Hope. I checked out the trailer after checking the plot and holy cow, was I on the floor laughing. Seriousleh? He impregnated a SERIAL KILLER and is now left with the baby. I’m IN!

Click under the cut for the full recap of the first episode of season 1 and my thoughts complete with screencaps! Just click the thumbnails to enlarge the picture! (It’s renewed for a second season! Hurray!)

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Recap: Marry Me, Mary/Mary Stayed Out All Night Episode 5

Sorry. This was long overdue but I was too lazy to write. I used up all of my energy spazzing and squealing while watching episode 5 that I cannot come up with a post. I think I’ve watched the whole episode at least 5 times and the ending scene a lot more than that. Heehee. Anyway, onto my views!


The love triangle! And yeah, I don’t consider Seo Jun a threat. Haha!

Okay, fine, Jung In is really too polite and reactionless and emotionless and stiff as of know but that bit in leaving Mae Ri a memo was CUTE. He is such a busy person but he still took time to decide how to leave her a note to make sure she’ll be able to read it. Then the part where everyone’s confused if he was annoyed or happy wherein he touched his temples as if he has a headache but then he smiled. I think he’s just embarassed that Mae Ri caught him leaving the note. I mean, come on, guys don’t want to show that they actually care. Or how they were actually leaving a note. And how funny that leaving notes is a totally girly thing? But that has no point because this is not Secret Garden. Haha! Back to Jung In. But then he smiled because maybe he’s happy that the message was surely delivered and that Mae Ri will be going with him to work.

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Recap: Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me, Mary Episode 3 and 4

I’m sorry for not blogging about Marry Me, Mary Episode 3 and 4 immediately. After livestreaming, my parents wanted me to sleep because my face is breaking out from not sleeping. Yuz, I have concerned albeit restraining parents. So, onto Marry Me, Mary episodes 3 and 4!

You must know that I livestream every episode and then read softy‘s live recaps. Then, since javabeans and girlfriday are so AWESOME, they have already posted the recap at dramabeans the next day. Then I read ockoala‘s recap for more fun-ness and comments and thoughts and hyperness and to flail and spazz. Weehoo. After livestreaming the said episode, I then refresh every 5 minutes Marry Me, Mary’s soompi thread to find the link for the torrent for the Hanrel version. Some days after, an srt file may be available and I will download it. I won’t rewatch it again YET because I already watched it via livestream so I just watch the CUTE and HAPPY parts to make my heart flutter. ❀ So really, onto episodes 3 and 4!

Episode 3 was full of cliches again, as with this drama and every single episode. I guess since they’re delving into the meta, it will be a running gag with all these piggyback rides, illogical happenings, only-in-dramas circumstances and logic (or the lack thereof) and everything a kdrama does or have. But the chemistry that is Mu Gyul and Mae Ri is absolutely amazing and cute and all sorts awesome that I am addicted to this drama even with its nonsensical plot and conditions.

I love Mae Ri because she’s so honest and frank and forthright. I guess she’s really frustrated with idiots in the dramas she’s watching that she knows what to do in every single situation. Haha! I love that she’s such a drama addict that I can totally see myself in her! Romanticizing everything and speaking in super formal or saeguk language. HAHAHAHAHA =)) It’s like dramas are part of her life which is totally me! <spoiler>Thinking Jung In is gay because he’s so fashionable and DUH, who in their right mind would agree to this shenanigan that is a contract marriage? </spoiler> She even searches the Internet to know Jung In more!

How cute it is that Mu Gyul finds it hard to resist Mae Ri’s aegyo? ❀

I love how Mu Gyul’s bandmates always teases them! WEEHOO!

And then another piggyback! Oh come on. ANOTHER PIGGYBACK? But it’s okay with me because me likes itttt. πŸ˜›

Anyway I think I should skip those comments and let’s get down with the most shocking and exciting scene in this episode! The last scene! OMO, I was laughing too hard because OMG, GAY UNDERTONES! And they had to speak in misunderstandable that will further make Mae Ri think that Jung In is gay. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Basically, SPOILER ALERT, Mae Ri catches Mu Gyul in Jung In’s bed while Jung In is wearing a robe. They are talking about something very MISUNDERSTANDABLE. Something like “we’ll make great partners (PARTNERS AT WHAT? LIFE PARTNER? XD) or “you don’t remember what happened last night?” (WHAT LAST NIGHT? DID WE, OH NO, DID WE? HAHAHAHA). Something like that. XD

Sorry if I’m not talking about Seo Jun because I just don’t want to waste time talking about her. HAHAHAHAHA =)) I hated her in episode 4 so ya wait fo that. πŸ˜›


(Would someone want a recap? I just don’t think I need to do it because there are so many recappers but this is weird because it’s like I’m only reacting to the drama. I’m not providing any summary but oh well.)

Episode 4!

Thanks Show that Mu Gyul was actually wearing his pants. If he was completely naked, OMG, I dunno what I will think HAPPENED last night that he woke up undressed. XD

Dad spies them and they had to go to a fake date which they ended up enjoying themselves. I SEE THEM AS A COUPLE ALREADY. JUST GET TOGETHER ALREADY!

There are some loopholes like running away and leaving those electronics on the street to be taken away by anyone. Huwaaat? But OH WELL. I am very forgiving with someone I love. πŸ˜›

Anyway, I was annoyed with Mae Ri’s Dad and Jung In’s Dad ever since. GAH, one’s a troublemaker and the others obsessed with Mae Ri’s mom. Which is kinda freaky because MAE RI’S MOM WAS PLAYED BY MOON GEUN YOUNG HERSELF. TSSSSSSSS.

Jung In’s dad changes the terms of the condition and that Jung In and Mae Ri must definitely marry at the end or the contract’s off. GRRRRRRRRRRR. As ockoala guessed, I think his stomach cancer will come back and will be used to blackmail Mae Ri to choose Jung In at the end of the 100 days.

Cute stuff: the date, the mittens/gloves part, Mu Gyul laughing at Mae Ri’s fabricated love story of theirs/Mu Gyul being irritated that Mae Ri is not the one who texted or called, measuring Mu Gyul’s hand screams SKINSHIIIIIIIIIIP, Jung In’s dad and Mae Ri playing with Go pieces and flicking them AND THAT LAST PART OMONA I WAS GASPING AND FLAILING AND HYPERVENTILATING

But before that, I love that Mu Gyul is such a poor boy that acts more of the parent than his mom. He’s been turned down and left by her mother a lot of times that it doesn’t affect him anymore. I really pity him. T_T

THEN IT IS REVEALED THAT MAE RI AND JUNG IN HAVE A PAST. There’s a picture of them: an 8-year old Jung In giving 4-year old Mae Ri a piggyback ride. OMONA. With the picture comes an inscription that I AM HERE. I WILL PROTECT YOU. FOREVER. Just the cheesiest thing ever but so cute and sweet!
Jung In tells he can’t remember a thing when Mae Ri asked him. Blahblahblah MAE RI TRIPS AND JUNG IN GIVES HER A PIGGYBACK RIDE. AGAIN. A PIGGYBACK RIDE. At least it’s not from Mu Gyul so it’s new. Heehee :)) Kim Jae Wook, SARANGHAEEEEEEE~

Jung In brings her inside the house which makes the Dads happy and puts her on the bed. He ices her foot and reaches for a pillow which she mistakes for him reaching out for a kiss and hides under the covers. ANOTHER DRAMA ILLUSION, GIRL. =)) He puts her feet up and moves closer. Mae Ri gets her phone and plans to call Mu Gyul (DEFENSE MECHANISM) but Jung In gets her phone and tells her SHE CANNOT CALL MU GYUL ANYMORE BECAUSE HE’S HIS RIVAL. OMONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

He gently strokes her scar and says the inscription, which is in Japanese: I WILL PROTECT YOU and kisses her scar. OMONA HARRY POTTER KISSS. OMONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I just died after livestreaming. AND NO FREAKING PREVIEW. I HATE IT. Monday, please come soon!

I even pinched my sister because I cannot contain my HAPPINESS, MY CHURNING INSIDES, MY HEART FLUTTERING EVERYTHING.

Unfortunately, the ending scene video was already taken out. T_T

I said before that how can I ship for Jung In when Mu Gyul and Mae Ri are so perfect for each other. Now, I AM NOT REALLY SURE! OMAYGEHD.


(I would have to make a piggyback ride tally for my next post. Heehee. :P)

Recap: Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me, Mary Episode 2

I forgot to post about this after livestreaming (AGAIN) Marry Me, Mary. Now that I’ve read countless recaps (I MEAN IT! COUNTLESS!), I’ve understood the episode. I actually understood it while watching it online since the drama is so full of kdrama cliches that you just know what’s actually happening. But even with that, I’m hooked to the GeunGeun couple! I am actually watching this just to see their oozing and very natural and very believable chemistry. They are so cute! Now, to my favorite scenes!

Who could resist piggyback scenes? Aaaaww. My heart is floating in the air. ❀

A compilation of their MungMung-ing and Yeow-ing scenes. (The sounds made by a Korean dog and cat, respectively.) SO CUUUUUUUUUTE!

Just to hear Mae Ri call Mu Gyul sweetheart. ❀ And she’s so smart! I love Mae Ri!

We finally get to see a little bit more of Kim Jae Wook here. But how can you root for the perfect second lead, especially if you’re suffering from Second Male Lead Syndrome, when the OTP is too strong and cute to break? Haha! Sorry Jung In but I’m onboard the Mae Ri-Mu Gyul ship. But you’re so good to look at! Yummy. πŸ˜›

That’s all! I want more M3/MMM! I read the written preview for the next episode and things are getting more interesting! πŸ˜€

Recap: Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me, Mary Episode 1

No, I cannot write a recap because I don’t understand a thing. I livestreamed the premier episode a while ago and should have posted this immediately. Oh well. THIS DRAMA IS SO CUTE! Maybe that cuteness can be attributed to Moon Geun Young’s portrayal of Mae Ri. MGY is too cute and bubbly. Ack, I love her! She gave life to Mae Ri and is doing a good job. Jang Geun Seuk is not mean here and he seems comfortable with Mae Ri. THERE ARE LOTS OF SKINSHIP FOR TWO STRANGERS. A kiss on the forehead, forehead fight for ramen, “bouquet” giving and many many more! AAAAAAAAAAAAA my heart was jumping when I watched this. Really excited for Episode 2! Though I find Mae Ri’s father’s scenes boring because I know what’s gonna happen and I don’t wanna see it for so long. HAHA!

GeunGeun couple, jjang! They are too cute! It is beyond words. ❀

My favorite scenes from Episode 1!

Here’s the scene where they’re fighting for ramen. UGH SO CUTE, THESE TWO. ❀

When they were drunk and Mu Gyul hugged Mae Ri, kissed her forehead, Mae Ri daydreaming, Mu Gyul giving a bouquet. AAAAAAAAAAAA Β <333333

I’m not into this show as far as being into and addicted but I’m certain I’ll be watching it.

Recap: White Collar S01E01 Pilot

The scene opens with a close shot of a man in a small, dim bathroom trimming his beard with a pair of scissors and finishing it with a makeshift razor. After shaving, we see the entirety of his face and that he’s wearing an orange prison jumpsuit. He changes into a black prison uniform and exits a β€œStaff Only” room. Shady? Yeah. Handsome? OH YES. He walks out of the prison working area smoothly. He’s able to walk out of the PRISON with his own card! REAL SHADY THIS TIME. Suspense was built as a prison guard blocks him and after a beat of nervousness for us viewers, he opens the door and lets him out. WHEW. And a monitor shows him being able to go out of the prison. THE BUILDING ITSELF. Now, this guy is introduced. This is NEAL CAFFREY (played by Matt Bomer), convicted for bond forgery and suspected of counterfeiting, securities fraud, art theft, racketeering among others.


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