Age of Youth 2: Flawed but Addictive

Like many others who finished AoY2, there’s a feeling of emptiness. Like being invited to a banquet and you leave still hungry.

Age of Youth 2

AoY2 serves up a good dose of AoY nostalgia, a flair of the young and the restless, the innocence of youth peppered with suggestive dark elements. There’s also more attempts at humour. The bickering and shenanigans in Kang Unni’s car give me a few laughs but it is Ji Won’s impersonation of the sexy goddess that tips it over.
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Quick Post: Still Here!

Hello there! Sorry for the extended absence. I’ve switched to watching mostly cdramas lately. The few kdramas that I started left me slightly underwhelmed despite its charming male leads. I will be back (hopefully before July wraps up) to share a few of my thoughts on the following shows:

kdramas: Man to Man, Secret Romance, Suspicious Partners
cdramas: Ode to Joy 2, Rush to the Dead of Summer

Cheers,
Mitta

Outstanding Kdrama Ahjussis

They don’t make our hearts go pitter-patter.
They don’t have to-die-for washboard abs.
They don’t grace the drama posters or highlight reels.
And, they definitely don’t get the leading lady.

But these Ahjussis are everywhere in K-drama land. I swear, every time I begin a new K-drama, I say to myself, “Where have I seen him? Wasn’t he just in the last drama I watched?”

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Drama Little Darlings

Gotta say K-dramas and C-dramas are very good at casting child actors in roles that melt your hearts and bring out those “Awww” moments from viewers.

So here are 6 child actors that have warmed our hearts and brought us teary-eyed, gushing unforgettable performances.

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Second Leads Who Deserve Our Love

Unless you are a complete newbie to K-dramas, you’re likely to have suffered the heartrending pain of the second lead syndrome (SLS). Episode after episode, we hang in there whispering inside our head; “Maybe this one is different. Maybe there’s a twist here somewhere.”

You are in denial.
You are crying inside.
You are on the brink of dropping the show.
You finally give up and accept the inevitable.
Your ship’s not gonna sail.

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Cherishing Coming of Age Stories: Age of Youth and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Aaah, being young is so, so precious. The springboard to a lifetime of experiences: love, hurt, rejection, elation, the highs, the lows. A young friend of mine recently lamented how she wished she was already in her 30s. Being 20s is hard, she said, finding love is hard, striking out on her own is hard.

I decided to share with her a quote I’d read recently. How I wish I had come across this when I was in my 20s and spent less time counting scores and wallowing in self-pity.

“Time is absolutely marvelous. We get to anticipate the experiences we want to have — which is often more enjoyable than the experiences themselves.” – Benjamin P. Hardy

comingofage

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