I thought I could start this place again, which to be honest is kinda out-of-trend since most people have moved on to tumblr and twitter and whatnot. But I guess I kinda like having this continuous space, almost like a time capsule where I can look back on some really really old posts and track my obsessions within one place. I used to be so obsessed with Kanjani8 and reading some of my old posts makes it very nostalgic. I would probably still be into them except I just got out of touch with places that provided access to them or probably these places have ceased to function as well. Then I moved on to 2PM and k-pop in general which was and still is very accessible and he industry has grown from niche to mainstream in epic proportions. I then somehow took a step back from fangirling to just simply enjoy k-variety in general. So now I though I'd get back to documenting or using this space as an outlet to release whatever thoughts I'd accumulate from korean and japanese entertainment because they still are my guilty pleasures and believe it or not, stuff that I still don't normally share with anyone in real life other than with my sisters. Hah. So here goes,
Current drama obsession: Six Flying Dragons
I started watching because of Yoo Ah In and Byun Yohan (who is extremely gorgeous and somehow have a similar charm to Orlanda Blooms, in fact the entire drama sometimes feels like an Asian Pirates of the Caribbean drama) but stayed for the story and characters. I'm only at episode 18 so I've got a bit more to catch up to the current episodes but I'm somewhat stalling and not rushing it for various reasons.
Current variety show obsession: Cool Kiz on the Block - Judo
I love this show. I'm such a sucker for sports-themed variety maybe because I can't do sports. I've enjoyed most of the other sports the show was doing too but Judo has been really exciting so far. The 2 coaches are hilarious and the show have recently recruited a new member, Jota from idol group Madtown who's a monster on the mat and have a mixture of the quiet nature that Mark(Got7) has, mixed with the sex appeal that JB(Got7) has which has made me a big fan.
Current idol group obsession: Got7
These boys are beautiful and are just extremely likeable all around. I love each individual members and I love them together and in any combination whatsoever. They're my new 2PM, if you get what I mean. To be honest, I'm never into k-pop for the music and we all know how manufactured everything is so I've always find that if I liked a song or a music video, I feel the credit mostly goes to the team behind the group. EXO and F(x) particularly comes to mind. For instance, I really dig their look, their aesthetics and their music a lot but I feel like, swap the members with another pretty face and I will still like it (although I would say Krystal is an exception). Whereas, I genuinely like Got7 as people. And to be frank, that sort of influences how I take their products - the songs and the music video, etc. Because if not for the boys, I probably wouldn't be listening to their stuff much. Not saying thay're terrible, they have songs that are truly an earworm but they're not neccessarily my cup of tea. But I guess that's what k-pop is all about. It allows us to take in what we like and enjoy that. And because the boys just seems so genuine and awesome (not to mention beautiful, have I mentioned that?) that I sincerely want them to do well with better concepts and sounds. I find that my "fav" groups tend to be influenced by that - the people (or more like the type of people that I'm drawn to - Kanjani8, 2PM and Got7 who are just so dynamic and open with themselves and each other) and it's sometimes disappointing to see them not doing as well as I want them to. And Got7, I'm totally behind them in their journey.
So that's a few of my current obsessions because I am most definitely watching more variety shows than that but I'll leave that for another time. Also, I feel like restarting talking about the jdramas and kdramas I've watched. Or some of the kfilms I've seen. We'll take one step at a time.