Time to wrap up the dramas that had ended and start on the new ones, and boy, I find myself playing catch up because suddenly there are so many.
Snap! Here are our 53th Baeksang Art Award winners.
Frankly, it was the most boring Baeksang I had seen. I get bored from time to time watching these award shows because of the language barrier; however, this year’s Baeksang was boredom on a whole new level. It began at the red carpet where not one single star *wow* the floor. The dresses were all a big MEH.
I was contemplating of quitting the live streaming if it were not of Park Bo Gum with his little *BLUR* but cute stunt, and later the three crabs moves. After this, the show did get a little bit more interesting since it was time to announce the Best Actor and Actress awards.
Update 2016.12.10: Announcement of pre-order gifts
*Hurray*~ for those who has missed out on that bloody thick photo book released by KBS for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, you still have a chance to grab a copy. Reading Times Taiwan [時報文化] has the copyright for printing, and will be releasing the Taiwanese version on December 30. They have planned for a pre-order on December 14 on various online shops.
It’s unsure what else Elle has intervewed Park Bo Gum since the magazine has not been published, but I hope it will be a refreshing read. Bo Gum is well-trained and good with providing standard answers, which most of the time makes getting to know him difficult, and make reading about him boring (for lack of a better word). We want to know what he likes/loves or dislikes/hates and the interesting experiences he encounter, but he’s not the type that would share. Therefore, it was extra refreshing when he reveals he and Dong Yeon snuck away from the group in Cebu. I wouldn’t mind if he shares a little more of his Cebu trip and his friendships with his co-stars, particularly Kwak Dong Yeon since it has garnered the most attention, resulting them being misunderstood or fall under fans’ scrutiny.
Out of no where, KBS World edited and shared a special clip on Moonlight Drawn by Clouds narrated by Kwak Dong Yeon. In this clip, not only they re-introduce the casts again, but they also introduce the filming locations; making it easy for tourists to visit. The most delightful part is non other than us getting to see additional unseen before footage of more BTS and deleted scenes.
Suffering from Moonlight Drawn by Clouds withdrawal syndromes? How about listening to some of these awesome instrumental covers by various talented artists? Each artist interprets the songs/melodies differently so you get a variety of choices to choose from. To be honest, there are so much more renditions on YouTube, but I think 3 is a crowd and my ears are starting to protest if I subject them to more tonight…
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (also known as Love in the Moonlight) is an adaptation of South Korean web novel of the same name. The live action drama stars young rising talents such as Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, Jin Young, Kwak Dong Yeon, Chae Soo Bin and is supported by many other veteran actors. The drama is a fusion sageuk with a contemporary theme, and is widely advertised as teen romance with light politics. The story inspired by Crown Prince Hyomyeong from the Joseon era, about the tale of his personal life and his struggle as a Regent ruler.
If you are new to historical drama, and enjoys cute romance or bromance and little politics—this will be it. However, I do warn of the danger of developing high standards in visuals after completing this drama.
It’s a wrap! Congratulations to Moonlight Drawn by Clouds team for all the hard work and dedication now that the drama has come to an end. All their hard work paid off, so it is considered a gratifying end for all casts and crews. This will most likely be the last BTS Making films from KBS, unless they decided to be generous again, which I dout it. Time to save up for the DVDs if you are looking for more.
For episode 15, the most memorable scenes for me are the emotional scenes from Park Bo Gum. Last week I complained there weren’t enough angst, especially from Bo Gum’s part, and I guess the scriptwriters planned it that way; so now I’m satisfied. Kim Yoo Jung gets a head start to build up that (her) angst for us as we see her prepare to break her promise and leave Yeong. We see full blast of her suffering in episode 14, but very little for Yeong as he was still dealing with the shock, betrayal and doubts. Thus, I appreciated the extension of his angst.