coffee prince…a review (in comparison with goong and fullhouse)

i just had to write a review because i don’t want to loose the feeling. i’ve finished watching coffee prince for more than a week now and even though i’m busy and without an ergonomic keyboard, i feel the need to write. 

PLOT AND PACING

great story really. totally believable and can happen in real life. the pacing is the best out of all the dramas i’ve watched. there is ample time to show sweet scenes between the two leads, as opposed to my other favorites princess hours and full house, coffee prince, which ended abruptly and i was left asking for more “kilig” moments. (though this took the longest time to watch. i watched full house and goong in 4 days. this one maybe 6 days. probably because of it’s smooth. with full house and goong i was really left anticipating and had butterflies in my stomach i had to finish. coffee prince was more barable to delay. it is such a delight to watch it everyday.)

i also liked how they tackle sex. it was very natural, an important part of  a relationship. it further emphasized the fact that there are no more courtship nowadays. people fall in love and things just kind of fall into place. and it’s also realistic. one thing i particularly like is that there seems to be no clear scene where you can pinpoint that this was when one character liked another. it just seems  normal that feelings are added on their every encounter. (this is with regards to the relationship of han sung and eun chan and vice versa, and han gyul and eun chan and vice versa as well.) i also liked han sung’s line to han gyul that he didn’t give up new york solely because of eun chan, it’s also because he is also enjoying his work in coffee prince. i mean, han gyul is so head over heels in love with eun chan that he really could do it. but that’s not solely the reason and this reason is so realistic and not sugarcoated.

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Published in: on November 3, 2007 at 2:55 pm  Comments (22)  

princess hours song: you and i are stupid

Dangshineun Nanuen Pahboh Imnida Nahn pahboyuhsuhtjyo. Negah pahbohyuhsuhtjyo.
Hoohwehaedoh nujutjyo aljyo dohrikil soon uhpjyo
Keudael bohl soo uhpsuhyo nadoh algoh issuhyo
Naegah jungmal jalmohthaesuhyo jungmahl mianhaeyo
 *Keuddaen yaegihaji mohthaetjyo nuhmoo uhrisuhguhtjyo
Ijae wasuh iruhkae aetaeOomyuh nan yongsuhreul piruhyo

***Dangshineun naneun pahboh imnida
Jahjohnshim Ddaemoonae
Soolgwa Sseun dahmpaeyuhngiroh manggahjigoh ihtjyoDangshineun naneun pahboh imnida
Ahjihk saranghagi-ae haroo jongil pungpung oolgohmksihtjyo
Keudaedoh nahdoh mohdoo pahbohchuhrum
Keuruhji marayo dahshi saenggkkhebwayo
Oori uhDduhke yuhgikaji himdeulgae wahtneundae
Dahshi saenggkkhebwayo hoohwaehahshil guh-aeyo
Naegah jungmahl chalmohthaesuhyo jungmal mianhaeyo
*KeuDdaen yaegihaji mohthaetjyo nuhmoo uhrisuhguhtjyo
Ijae wahsuh iruhgae aetaeOomyuh nan yongsuhreul piruhyo
***Dangshineun naneun pahboh imnida
Jahjohnshim Ddaemoonae
SoolgwaSseun dahmpaeyuhngiroh manggahjigoh ihtjyo
Dangshineun naneun pahboh imnida
Ahjihk saranghagi-ae haroo johngil pungpung Oolgohmahnihtjyo
Keudaedoh nahdoh mohdoo pahbohchuhrum
Keudae uhpshi dahn hahn soongahndoh nan sal soo uhpsuhyo
muhril chalrahdoh sooreul mahshyuhdoh noonmoolmahn Heureujyo
Dangshineun naneun pahboh imnida
Jahjohnshim Ddaemoonae
Soolgwa Sseun dahmpaeyuhngiroh manggajigoh ihtjyo
Dangshineun naneun pahboh imnida
Ahjihk saranghagi-ae haroo johngil puhngpuhng oolgohmahn ihtjyo
Keudaedoh nahdoh mohdoo pahbohchyuhrum
ijae duh isang manggajiji mayo…

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You & I Are Stupid I was stupid. I was an idiot. It’s too late for me to regret it.I know that I can’t turn back the hands of time.I wont be able to see you anymore I know thatit’s my fault. I am really sorry  I couldn’t tell you then but I am really sorrySo now I come to beg you for forgiveness  You and I are stupid. Because of my prideI am destroying myself with the cigarettes and beer You and I am stupidBecause you still love meyou are crying everydayWe are both idiots                                   

Published in: on July 8, 2007 at 8:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

princess hours song: aeng moo sae

tto eojecheoreom dasi geuripseumnida
bogo sipeun mam juljido annneunji
jakkuman geudaega tteooreumnida……
hearyeobolsurok deo nunmul namnida
humchyeonaebwado heureuneun nunmure
gieogi tto dareun gieogeuro beonjyeo apeuge nal ullimnida……

badeun geotman isseoseo naegen huhoeppuninde
jun ge eomneun nal geudaen tto ijeulkka geobina……saranghamnida nan…… nan saranghamnida
geudaeege baeun manko manheun maldeul junge
i mal hana ipbeoreutcheoreom na
jungeolgeorimnida……honja babocheoreom
mianhamnida cham…… cham mianhamnida
dwineujeun i malkkaji mianhajiman
yeomchieopsi geudael gidarimnida
haengyeo naeireun doraolkka ……
*geudaeran saejangi bijopgin haesseodo
johassseumnida haengbokhaessseumnida
ibyeoreul mollatdeon yeongwoneul mideotdeon geu nallo na kkumerado……
doragal su itdamyeon nae maeumeul moaseo
nae gaseumeul deoreoseo da geudael jul tende……
saranghamnida nan….. nan saranghamnida
geudaeege baeun manko manheun maldeul junge
i mal hana ipbeoreutcheoreom na
jungeolgeorimnida……honja babocheoreom
mianhamnida cham… cham mianhamnida
dwineujeun i malkkaji mianhajiman
yeomchieopsi geudael gidarimnida
haengyeo naeireun doraolkka……
i maeum……
kkeutnae geudaen molla ol su eopseodo
geudaega byeonhae deoneun nan anirado
bulleobogo dasi bulleobomnida
aengmusaecheoreom geudae ireum……
geudae sarangman…… ireoke……

 this is the song played when shin was getting jailed for the fire and chae kyung chased him down the road. bitter parting.

Published in: on July 8, 2007 at 8:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

princess hours song: perhaps love by j & howl

sarang een gah yo

uhn jeh yuht duhn guhn jee gee uhk nah jeen ah nah
jah kkoon nae muh ree gah nuh roh uh jee ruhp duhn shee jahk
hahn doo buhn ssheek dduh oh reu duhn saeng gahk
jah kkoo neul uh gah suh joh geum dang hwang seu ruh oon ee mah eum

byuhl eel ee ah neel soo eet dah goh
sah soh hahn mah eum ee rah goh
nae gah neh geh jah koo (neh geh jah koo)
mahl eul hah neun geh uh saek hahn guhl

sarang een gah yo geu dae nah wah gaht dah myuhn shee jahk een gah yo
mahm ee jah koo geu dael sarang hahn dae yo
ohn seh sang ee deud doh rohk soh ree chee neh yo
wae ee jeh yah deul lee jyoh~ OOH~
suh rohl mahn nah gee wee hae ee jeh yah sarang chah jaht dah goh

jee geum nae mah eum eul suhl myung hah ryuh hae doh
nee gah nae gah dweh uh mahm eul neu kkee neun bang buhp ppoong een deh

ee mee nahn nee ahn eh eet neun guhl
nae ahn eh nee gah eet deu shee
oo reen suh roh eh geh (suh roh eh geh)
ee mee geel deul yuh jeen jee mohl lah
sarang een gah yo geu dae nah wah gaht dah myuhn shee jahk een gah yo
mahm ee jah koo geu dael sarang hahn dae yo
ohn seh sang ee deud doh rohk soh ree chee neh yo
wae ee jeh yah deul lee jyoh~ OOH~
suh rohl mahn nah gee wee hae ee jeh yah sarang chah jaht dah goh

saeng gahk hae boh myuhn (saeng gahk hae boh myuhn) mah neun soon gahn sohk eh (sohk eh)
uhl mah nah mah neun (YEAH~) suhl leh eem ee ssuht neun jee
joh geum neu jeun geu mahn keum nahn duh jahl hae jool kkeh yo..

hahm kkeh hahl kkeh yo choo uhk ee dwehl gee uhk mahn suhl mool hahl kkeh yo
dah sheen nae gyuh teh suh dduh nah jee mah yo
jjahl beun soon gahn joh chah doh bool ahn hahn guhl yo
nae geh muh mool luh jwuh yo~ OOH~
geu dael ee ruh geh mah nee (geu toh rohk mah nee)
sarang hah goh ee ssuh yo (geu dae yuh yah mahn) ee mee~

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perhaps love

I don’t know when it all started
When my head became dizzy with thoughts of you
   

These thoughts would often pop up in my mind
I feel anxious as my heart expands towards you
It’s nothing.. it’s just a little thing
Your words are awkward to me

Is it love? If you feel the same way, is it a beginning?
My heart keeps saying it loves you
It screams out for the whole world to hear
Why has it taken so long for me to hear it~?
We’ve finally met.. finally found love
 

If I wanted to show you how I feel
The only way would be for you to become me
I’m already inside of you
Just like you’re inside of me
To each other [to each other]
We may already be too accustomed

Is it love? If you feel the same way, is it a beginning?
My heart keeps saying it loves you
It screams out for the whole world to hear
Why has it taken so long for me to hear it~?
We’ve finally met.. finally found love

When I think about it [when I think about it]
I realize how many moments there were when my heart trembled
I’ll try as harder as I was late in realizing my feelings

I’ll be with you, I’ll only give you fond memories
Please don’t ever leave me again                                                                      
Even the shortest moments without you make me uneasy
Please stay by me~
I already love you so much (you’re the only one)
 

kilig song, don’t you agree? 

Published in: on July 8, 2007 at 8:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

princess hours…a review

PLOT AND PACING

the premise was magnificent and creative. who would have thought of modern monarchy in korea? i agree that goong was a bit draggy. but i think it was because it was extended during the latter part due to its high ratings.  i also like the conflicts of the story. it’s very deep. min hyo rin and lee shin being first loves. lee shin falling in love with shin chae gyung unexpectedly, the past happening again…shin and yul’s father falling in love with yul’s mother at the same time. lee yul, who is shin’s cousin, falling in love with her sister-in-law chae gyung, who was supposedly his bride had his father not died, the struggle for the crown prince position between shin and yul, the similarity between yul’s mother and hyo rin as being ambitious, the parallelism of hyo rin’s character with camilla, the dilemmas o not being able to follow or even have your own dreams because as a royalty, you were destined and duty-bound to your country. there are just so many aspects and conflicts that were expounded so nicely. 

ACTORS AND CHARACTERS i couldn’t say that the actors acted well, especially kim jung hoon. yoon eun hye and song ji hyo were fine but not great. ju ji hoon was tolerable. he was so stiff, but i guess that’s fine since he’s portraying a stiff character anyway. (the same approach he does his oh seung hwa character in the devil. m beginning to wonder if he has an acting range.) there’s also no denying that eun hye and ji hoon definitely have chemistry. SOUNDTRACK 

i like perhaps love so much. and the instrumental version played at the party scene where shin first wears the rubber shoes chae gyung painted, i can’t find it! it was just so heartwarming!!!

REWATCHABILITY

and this is highly re-watchable too.

RATINGS five stars for all the laughs, great cinematography and very nice set!

 

 

Published in: on July 8, 2007 at 7:41 pm  Leave a Comment