Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Raved by viewers, this hot drama is making waves. An unusual blend - it is a marriage of philosophy and adventure. Find out more...

Tamra the Island
A delightful Chosun period drama, this is a gem among all the Korean offerings. Almost perfect cast and rich in history, Tamra may turn out to be a cult favorite. Find out more...

Vampire Knight (ヴァンパイア騎士)
Dark and thoughtful, this anime is a hot favorite among manga (and anime) lovers. Needless to say, vampires are hot favorites among supernatural lovers or fools. Find out more...

Mononoke (モノノ怪)
Mononoke refers to Yōkai (妖怪) a type of spiritual beings i.e. demon, spirit or monster or a form of creatures in Japanese folklore. The titled anime is a psychedelic fare, strange and stimulating.

Seirei No Moribito ( 精霊の守り人)
A splendid mix of adventure and supernatural, Seirei No Moribito is a charming epic on human values and principles. This anime is an absolute rare find..

A Series of Unfortunate Events
A dark comedy, this film tells the story of Count Olaf (acted by JimCarrey) who viciously craved after three orphans' fortune left by their deceased parents. Wicked and addictive.

The Twilight - Ten Things To Love
Can't say the same for the other sequels. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart lived up to the hidden cravings of young teens for cold blooded sensitive vampires.

Howl's Moving Castle
Handsome wizard, flying castle and a clever damsel. This Oscar nominated blockbuster owes much to the whimsical author, Diana Wynne Jones and visionary direct or, Hayao Miyazaki.

Top Twenty Fictional Heroes
Find out more about top twenty heroes - why they are worth watching and the world is worth saving..

A Japanese apocalyptic epic is a bloody fare involving a female warrior who joined a young samurai to recover his body parts from demons.

Blood +
Blood+ (ブラッドプラス or Buraddo Purasu) is an anime series inspired by the 2000 anime film Blood: The Last Vampire.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Drama: Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Sungkyunkwan Scandal, set in late Joseon era is a delightful historical-fictional K-drama revolving a female student who impersonates a male in Sungkyunkwan University. Sounds familiar....yes Hanazakari no Kimitachi e!!!

Thanks to the upright and uptight Lee Sun Joon, the pretty female lead, Kim Yoon Hee (Park Min Young) enters the school under her brother's name, disguised as a boy in an attempt to provide for his illness and to escape the clutches of a dirty old minister.

Took a while to warm up to Lee Sun Joon, the righteous son of a powerful minister and leader of the reigning party. Yup! Republicans and Democrats during the reign of King Jeongjo. Staunch and loyal, Sun Joon (Micky) wins friends and viewers.

Playful and playboy Goo Yong Ha scores points with viewers, being likable and heroic. Shedding a disguise of a shallow exterior, Goo Yong Ha emerges solid and sensitive. Song Joong Ki who plays the flamboyant character is undoubtedly the new K-STAR.

Rebellious and moody Moon Jae Shin is endearing as he fights to protect Yoon Hee's identity amidst his growing affection for her. Sloppy but with a winning smile, Yoo Ah In as Moon Jae Shin is winning votes to return in a spin-off drama..

The brother of actress, Ha Ji Won(the star of Hwang Jini and more recent, Secret Garden) plays the bad boy but he is worth mentioning an effective evil emissary, Ha In Soo.

Professor Jung has to be noted because he is the real deal here. Jeong Yak Jong was amongst the earliest converts to Catholicism - a Catholic martyr and father to Saint Paul Chong Hasang.

The hilarious exploits, political struggles and emotional dynamics made Sungkyunkwan Scandal a drama worth watching worth watching in the Top Ten List.

Ranking: 9.2/10.0