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A Cup of Prince

I am very proud to say that I have never, ever, pressed print screen while watching a drama. At least not before I watched this. During the many hours during which  I watched The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, I print screened many, many times.coffee prince

In a nutshell, this is a Korean gender-bender drama. There’s this guy called Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo), who is a rich guy in his late 20s. He returns to Korea after his family demands him, and they force him on a bunch of blind dates. However, he doesn’t want anything to do with that, so he employs Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) as his “gay lover”. However, even though Han Kyul thinks he is a boy, Eun Chan is actually a girl. And as I have mentioned in a previous post, it is difficult to tell whether it’s a boy or a girl in dramas. Anyways. After he fails to make a match, his family tell him to open a coffee shop and double (or tripe, I’m not sure) the invested amount in three months, if he wants to return to New York. So he opens Coffee Prince, and Eun Chan helps him. After a while, Han Kyul finds himself deeply attracted to Eun Chan, and he falls into deep depression, because he just can’t believe he’s turned gay.the princes

Of course, there are other problems, for example Choi Han Sung (Lee Sun Gyun), whom Eun Chan likes, and his girlfriend, Han Yoo Joo (Chae Jung Ahn), whom Han Kyul has been in love for the last decade. There are also the coffee shop workers, “the princes”. Hong Gae Sik (Kim Chang Wan), who is disgusting beyond words, who’s a barista. There’s Jin Ha Rim (Kim Dong Wook), who’s a player but will taste his own medicine as the series wears on.Hwang Min Yeop (Lee Un) is in love with Eun Chan’s sister, and has various problems with her. Lastly, No Sun Ki (Kim Jae Wook), who is half-Japanese and followed the woman he loves to Korea. 

I love this drama. I love the fact that it doesn’t get 200 episodes for them to realize that they are in love, like it was in Full House. The characters, at one point, do nothing but cry, cry, cry, but it doesn’t get tiring. The ending is a teeny bit abrupt, and the bits about Eun Chan’s family are a bit boring, but other than that, it’s really, really good. Han Kyul and Eun Chan has great chemistry, though I can’t for the life of me understand why he would fall in love with a boy. But he does, and it’s so, so, sweet. The whole bit between Han Sung and Yoo Joo get a bit tirin after a while, but they are a different story. That part is really, really similar to Full House. If you watched that, you’ll almost know what I’m talking about.the cast

Just like in other k-dramas, food is an essential part of this drama. The characters do nothing but eat, especially Eun Chan eats enough for 5. But Han Kyul is not disgusted at all. I am, and probably every other person who’s watching it is, but he’s not. I’d recommend not watching this if you are hungry. 

I wish, for all of us, a Han Kyul. Watch it, and you’ll understand what I mean. Click here and here for treats^^

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From the Land of Beautiful People

I decided to use this holy medium (the blog) for another service as well: introduce hot men. The thing is, the West, actually, the part of the West that isn’t obsessed with Asia, is prejudiced about Asian people. They just can’t believe that they can be hot or sexy. So, me, as a fan of all things Asian, decided to help change that view by showing some people.

Today, we’ll have three Korean actors.

1) Biyum.

Bi, aka Rain, was born in 1982. He’s an R&B singer/actor/dancer/model. He starred as the famous Lee Young Jae in the wildy popular k-drama, Full House, based on the manhwa of the same name. I watched it, and will review it later. Other than that, he starred in a bunch of others, including A Love to Kill and Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School. (they are both on my to-watch list) He has a bunch of albums, and won a bunch of awards. Go here for the DramaWiki page.

2) Kim Sung Soo

yummmThis guy also started in Full House, as, what else, Lee Young Jae’s rival in love, Yoo Min Hyuk. Whereas Bi gets some getting used to, Kim Sung Soo is incredibly handsome from the very start. He was born in 1973. He also starred in a bunch of dramas, but I didn’t hear of any of them (which means they are not that popular). This is his DramaWiki page.

3) Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo is my new favorite, since I’m watching The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, his latest drama, though by latest, I mean 2007. His character, Choi Han Kyul, is the main character in that drama. Like Bi, he gets some getting used to, but now, I think he’s just adorable. He was born in 1979, and as of 2008, he’s doing his military service until the end of this year. The mandatory military service lasts 20 months. He’s doing a radio show at the same time. That must be some military. Click for his DramaWiki profile.

yummm (Excuse me for the pic, it’s the only one that I could find where he looks sexy instead of cute. Which is what we’re going for)

 

This is it for Korea’s hot men. I’ll introduce some more as soon as I find them.

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