Beautiful Oblivion

Monday, August 31, 2015

Part of Jamie McGuire's Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Oblivion occurs in the same time frame as the events in Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster.  In Beautiful Oblivion, the story is told through Cami’s point of view as she falls in love with the second oldest Maddox brother, Trenton. I honestly liked Cami and Trenton’s story way more than Abby and Travis’s story from Beautiful Disaster and Walking DisasterI enjoyed how Cami and Trenton's relationship progressed, it never felt forced or strange. As a reader you could see that they were good for each other and brought out the best in each other. Jamie McGuire also did an excellent job building the curiosity and foreshadowing the ex-boyfriend’s identity and why Cami felt wrong for accepting her feelings for Trenton. After reading this book you will definitely feel the urge to reread just so you can catch all the hints with the newfound knowledge. I wish the author would write Trenton’s point of view because he claimed to always have loved Cami but as the reader we never get to really know why he suddenly approached Cami, how he felt during the time they were strictly friends, and when he learns the truth behind Cami’s reluctance to be in a relationship with him.  Although the back cover description (at the end) is exaggerated in my opinion, Cami and Trenton’s story will definitely grab your attention and leave you wanting to know more. I give the book 5 Stars and recommend it to those looking for a good new adult contemporary romance.


The Producers

Friday, August 28, 2015

As my premium subscription to DramaFever comes to an end, I binged watched the popular drama, The Producers. The story follows Tak Yejin (Gong Hyojin) the PD of Music Bank who likes her best friend and fellow KBS PD, Ra Joonmo (Cha Taehyun), and Rookie PD Baek Seungchan (Kim Soohyun) is placed into Ra Joonmo’s production team, 2Days1Night, where popular idol Cindy (IU) is casted as a member.  

Filmed like a mockumentary (think Parks & Recreation) the drama is unique in its own way where it not only follows the relationship between the characters but also shows a glimpse into the life of a PD. A romantic comedy that is only 12 episodes long, it definitely makes you laugh while being heart warming at the same time.  The actors prove to have amazing chemistry with one another and took on their characters flawlessly. There were also many cameos made by other famous actors/singers/entertainers. The story is not dragged out and moved along at a good pace. I definitely recommend this drama and give it 5 stars!

Below are the drama/movies I recommend that feature or star the actors from The Producers.

Gong Hyojin- Sangdoo! Let’s Go to School, Thank You, The Greatest Love, and It’s Okay That’s Love

Cha Taehyun- My Sassy Girl

Kim Soohyun- Dream High and Moon Embracing the Sun

IU- Dream High and You’re the Best Lee Soonshin


The Time That I Loved You & Oh My Ghostess

Monday, August 24, 2015

Two dramas that I have been enjoying recently aired their final episode and I am here to recommended them. The first drama, “The Time That I Loved You, 7000 Days”, is a 16 episode romantic comedy about two friends Oh Hana (Ha Ji Won) and Choi Won (Lee Jin Wook) who don’t realize that they are the right person for each other.  The drama was slow paced (in a positive way); light hearted and an overall good romantic comedy.  The lead actors took on their characters and had great chemistry with each other.  Some people may find the drama boring due to the slow pace but I personally thought that it was calm and moved at the right speed.  The plot did not feel dragged out and maintained the fun lighthearted feeling while allowing the viewers to get to know the back-story of the characters. I even found the ending to be perfect! If you are looking for a slow paced drama that is lighthearted and will give you a good laugh I recommend “The Time That I Loved You, 7000 Days.”

The second drama I enjoyed, “Oh My Ghostess”, is also a romantic comedy.  The story is about Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young), an aspiring chef who can see ghosts, working for her crush, Chef Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung Suk). Things become more interesting when the ghost Shin Soon Ae (Kim Seul Gi) possesses Bong Sun and the story unravels. This drama had me laughing from episode 2 and kept my interest until the very end. I loved the interaction between the characters and their individual growth as well. A perfect mix of romance, comedy, and some drama. This was a great drama from episode 1 to 16 and I highly recommend that you watch (but keep in mind the fun begins in episode 2&3).   

Below is a list of other favorite drama or movie the leads have also starred or featured in.

Ha Ji Won: The King 2 Hearts, Secret Garden
Lee Jin Wook: Spy Myung-wol
Park Bo Young: A Werewolf Boy
Jo Jung Suk: The King 2 Hearts
Kim Seul Gi: Flower Boys Next Door


*I watched both dramas on DramaFever and the images above are the screenshots I took.