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I Will Promise You…. Fabulous Boys… Taiwanese Drama Review September 9, 2013

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I watched the Taiwan series Fabulous Boys which is a remake of the Korean drama You’re Beautiful. The Taiwan version had 13 episodes so it was more compact than the Korean one but I have to say it did not feel rushed at all.

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I have watched the Korean version, but it was a couple of years ago so I am pretty fuzzy on the details of the drama so I do not know how close the Taiwan version did come, but from what I could recall the Taiwan version has the main plot details in it. It does not stray to far from the Korean version. I felt that they could have strayed more if they wanted to just to make it more their own but even without that it was still good.

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I thought before watching that there was no one that would be able to follow Jang Keun Suk/ Hwang Tae Kyung, but I was wrong Jiro Wang/ Huang Tai Jing did an awesome job in that role and was very impressed. Although Cheng Yu Xi/Gao Mei Nan I found to be a bit lacking in her acting or it felt like she was overacting and it would become a bit ridiculous, I found that it was endearing but would get tiring after a while.  The other members of A.N. JELL did amazing as well and found them all to be good looking and I did not mind their acting. I think since this is a remake I cannot fairly evaluate it because it is a story I have already seen and it is obviously hard to not compare this version to the Korean version. I think I would have been more excited by this drama if I had seen it first.

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What I liked about this version is that it was shorter and was not dragged out as long because it did feel like 13 episodes was long enough. I have to say the kissing was really good in this drama, it felt really natural. I am not sure why in the Korean dramas they always have to look so surprised and they act like it is almost against their will. I mean if they don’t like it they can push them off and if they do they can enjoy the kiss. I like how they did add some of their own details such as Liu Xin Ning forcing Tai Jing to be her girlfriend and involved her more in the story line. They did add their own little touches which I enjoyed. The guys are all good looking so that doesn’t hurt either.

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Some things I did not enjoy about the drama was I missed the exciting part in the Korean drama where the media tried to reveal that he was a she but the twins had already changed places. That was such an exciting part I do not know why they wouldn’t have done the same in this version. I think that the Korean one had more comedy or sense of humor in it and found that the Taiwan one to be a bit lacking, or I just did not find it funny.

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Overall if you are a fan of You’re Beautiful you may want to watch this drama out of curiosity like me and it will be enjoyable but you will be comparing them. If you haven’t watched the Korean version I think that this is an interesting and fun drama to watch so I recommend it either way. It can be a little corny, so if you can look past it I think it is a wonderful drama to watch.

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Her Legend Episode 10 Recap/Summary September 5, 2013

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The tenth episode starts with Jin-Hoo telling Manager Kang that he has feelings for Jung-Soo. Manager Kang tells him that he doesn’t have any feelings for her and that what he needed to tell her, he can do it later and that it is not what he thinks. Jin-Hoo tells him that he has Jung-Soo’s phone and that he read the messages and deleted them. He apologizes and Manager Kang does not say much. Jung-Soo and the family discuss that she was fired and they talk about getting new jobs. Picture 1

Jin-Hoo goes back to Jung-Soo’s house and returns the phone and he tells he is hurt that she returned it and she says she will pay him back. He asks her instead to teach him how to make handbags and wants to learn from her because he is embarrassed and she tells him she will think about it. He tells her that he did try to find her after she left the picture to apologize but she wasn’t there. She accepts his apology and says that there must be some way to clear her name.

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Jin-Hoo phones Matthew and talks in english and asks him a favor and if he knows anyone from Red Milano. Jung-Soo goes to Shin Hwa and talks to Director Choi and tells him that the fax from Red Milano is a fake and if they trace it back they can confirm it wasn’t their design. He tells her that the design will be ruled out so it is fruitless to try to figure out if it has been copied. She says she came to give him an old article and leaves it with him.

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Kyung-Ho is outside protesting that Jung-Soo was falsely accused and the security guards grab him and Jung-Soo finds him at that time and as Kyung-Hee is walking by Kyung-Ho recognizes and runs to the elevator. Kyung-Ho gets taken by the police for disturbing the police. 

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Kyung-Ho gets let off with a warning. As Jung-Soo is selling bags on the street she sends Manager Kang a text apologizing for letting him down and he answers telling her she did a good job. Kyung-Hee asks how Manager Kang is doing because he noticed that he was looking down and he blew her off. Manager Kang goes to get Jin-Hoo to sign off on doing a survey for rich young men and Kang acts professional and Jin-Hoo tells him to relax but he doesn’t.

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Jin-Hoo goes to Jung-Soo’s house and they set a time for when he can come learn how to make purses.

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Uncle goes to Shin Hwa group to try to talk Kyung-Hee into helping Jung-Soo. Uncle of course offends Kyung-Hee because she feels he would never go out of his way to help her and feels he would only help Jung-Soo.

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She tells him she doesn’t want her in the company and as he is leaving he runs into Director Choi and they look surprised to see each other. They go to his office and it comes out that Director Choi stole his father’s secret book on processing leathers and then soon after the same company he worked for made bags using the same process. Director Choi had been dating Hye-Jung, Jung-Soo’s mother at that time and had used her by stealing the book. The Uncle tells him that he should have pursued Hye-Jung even though his father was not going to allow them to be together.

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 Director Choi also finds out that Hye-Jung died and then cancels all his appointments for the day and seems upset by this information. Jung-Soo gets hired by a department store and while she is working she hears Do-Young’s name called out and Do-Young going down in an elevator, Jung-Soo tries to find her but is unable to.

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Jung-Soo sits outside and cries. Jung-Soo then hurries down the old house where Do-Young lived and finds that someone new has moved into the house. Director Choi has also gone to the same place where Hye-Jung’s ashes were spread and talks about wanting to at least meet up with her once. The aunt is cleaning Kyung-Hee’s house when Kyung-Hee comes home at first she doesn’t want Aunt working there but then decides it will be a good idea because Aunt will try to find out how much Do-Young remembers and help Kyung-Hee. Kyung-Hee then convinces her adoptive dad who is against hiring her. 

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Manager Kang is driving and Jung-Soo phones him but doesn’t speak so he drives to where she is and finds her by Do-Young’s house.

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He takes her to get food and she tells him what happened about finding Do-Young and no one living at the house. He tells her that she believes she never stole the design and is trying to figure out a way to clear her name but it is frustrating. Jin-Hoo gets a call from Matthew and tells him that Red Milano has very tight security and the designs are really hard to get. Do-Young at home tells her husband that a girl at the department store is very familiar and she can’t get her out of her head. Manager Kang takes Jung-Soo home and he tells her that he has a friend who is a private investigator and he can find Do-Young for her. Manager Kang meets with his friend the PI and he is has some information about the Woo’s.

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Jung-So tells her Aunt that she found Do-Young and she tries to brush it off but she is actually worried and wants to tell Kyung-Hee.  Jung-Soo tells Manager Kang that she was a former artist and his friend gives him an address and on the address is says Kim Jong-Wook and Woo Do-Young and then Kyung-Hee pulls up. Manager Kang asks her a bunch of questions and she is shocked and this is how the 10th episode ends.


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So what will Manager Kang do? will we help Jung-Soo the new girl he is having feelings for or his old flame Kyung-Hee who he seems to still have feelings for? He seems so upright so I think he will have to help Jung-Soo! It looks like Manager Kang is starting to realize that he also has developed some feelings for Jung-Soo but it looks like he is the type of friend that will step aside and let his other friend have happiness. To be fair Jin-Hoo has basically called dibs on Jung-Soo and I mean Jin-Hoo technically met her first? It seems like Jung-Soo finds Kang dependable because he was the one she called to when she was in trouble so she must have some feelings for him. We find out that Director Choi stole Jung-Soo’s grandfather’s secret way to age leather and that is why their family business failure has been Jung-Soo’s mother fault. Her mother should have told Director Choi that she was pregnant, but I guess she wanted him to succeed in the purse business? I wonder if Manager Kang is going to blackmail Kyung-Hee into letting Jung-Soo be rehired if he doesn’t tell her the truth? This series is getting interesting!!

 

Her Legend Episode 9 Recap/Summary September 4, 2013

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The 9th episode starts with Jung-Soo and Manager Kang going to her house and he asks if he can borrow her design book and she agrees. They find Jin-Hoo and Kyung-Hee at Jung-Soo’s house and Jin-Hoo explains they came for the view. Manager Kang says he gave Jung-Soo a ride home and Kyung-Hee shows her jealousy and gets a ride back from Manager Kang. Jin-Hoo asks what Jung-Soo was doing with Kang and she tells him he was just helping her out and bringing her home and he shows his jealousy and drives away. In the morning Kyung-Hee goes to Jung-Soo’s house and questions her relationship with the men and she tells her that their is no relationship between either of them. Kyung-Hee tells her that she dated Manager Kang and doesn’t want her to date him and that currently she is testing the waters with Jin-Hoo and doesn’t want her near him either.Picture 1

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Kyung-Ho comes home and is in bad shape and his mom finds him he tries to apologize because he lost all the money.

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Jin-Hoo gets scolded for messing up the date that he set up for him and he tries to apologize and ask to not have him set up anymore.  Kyung-Hee comes in and she apologizes for her actions in the situation and the President thinks they are dating. Jin-Ho tries to explain that they have no relationship and Kyung-Hee doesn’t say anything.

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As they walk away together Kyung-Hee suggests giving it a try and that she tells him that she may have asked him out first but that he will propose to her and that she wants to have a wager. Ah-Ra goes to see Manager Kang and he confronts her about stealing Jung-Soo’s design and see starts crying and admits her guilt.

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Kang, Jin-Hoo, Kyung-Hee and Manager Goo have a meeting. Jin-Hoo and Manager Kang want to just hire Jung-Soo and it is decided to have an internal investigation. Manager Kang tells Jung-Soo what will happen and that if they find that she has stolen the design there will be a public announcement of her resignation. Jung-Soo runs into Jin-Hoo and they go out for coffee so she can ask him to help Ah-Ra so she won’t be fired and ruin her career. He agrees he will help if he can. 

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 Kyung-Hee makes a call and talks to someone in English about having a once in a lifetime favor. The Aunt goes to visit Do-Young and finds out they have no maid and offers to become theirs and Do-Young can’t turn her down. At the investigation Ah-Ra is asked if she stole Jung-Soo’s design and she says she did not, that she stole it from the Italy fashion group Red Milano. Kyung-Hee hands out a fax from the Red Milano with the same design. So they come to the conclusion that Jung-Soo and Ah-Ra both have stolen from Red Milano.

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Jung-Soo freaks out a bit saying that she never stole the design. Jung-Soo goes to talk to Kyung-Hee and she has figured out that Kyung-Hee will have set her up and then tells her that she knows she is afraid of her but doesn’t know why. Kyung-Hee ignores that and tells her to get out. Jin-Hoo tries to talk to the President and help him not to fire Jung-Soo but he disagrees because they need to do what is best for the company. Director Choi and Manager Kang talk and he tells him that the President wants to have Jin-Hoo liable for Luna and that it will be a holding company. Director Choi gives him the advice that since he will have to choose the company or a friend one day he should prepare something that he can use to his advantage and be able to have some leverage or he won’t survive.  Jung-Soo clears out her desk and resets the phone to give back to Jin-Hoo. Jung-Soo leaves and the staff think something weird is going on because how would they get the design that hasn’t come out yet. Director Choi and Manager Kang are walking together when Jung-Soo is leaving and he recognizes her from earlier and he excuses Kang. Kang runs after her looking for her but misses her.

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  Jin-Hoo also looks for her but misses her. Jung-Soo goes to the cafe and gets her free drink card she got earlier with Jin-Hoo. She notices all of the cards are filled out for Jung-Soo and she takes them.

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Jin-Hoo tries going there but she had left 10 minutes earlier. Jin-Hoo goes back and sees the phone given back and sees that Manager Kang is trying to phone her and leaves her a message saying he will wait for her where her stand normally is at 7. Jung-Soo goes to visit her friend and explains what happened to her and the decide to go drinking. Jin-Hoo waits at Jung-Soo’s house and Manager Kang waits on the street. Uncle and Kyung-Ho ask who he is and he tells them he is waiting for Jung-Soo and gets invited inside.  When Jin-Hoo is leaving Jung-Soo and her friend who’s name is Soo-Kyung come stumbling up.

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Soo-Kyung goes with the family and Jung-Soo talks to Jin-Hoo alone. The family tries to figure out what is going on but Soo-Kyung doesn’t explain anything. Jin-Hoo  asks if she has a picture for proof that she didn’t copy the design and then pulls out the old picture of her that she had taped to the window.

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Manager Kang tries phoning Jung-Soo again and just as Jin-Hoo is going to give her back the phone he feels it vibrating and decides not to. He looks at the message later and it says he is still waiting and that if she can’t come she should call. Jin-Hoo drives down there and finds Manger Kang and asks him if he as feelings for Jung-Soo and doesn’t let him answer.  Jin-Hoo tells Manager Kang that if he has feeling for Jung-Soo, he needs to stop because he has just realized he has feelings for her and this ends episode 9.


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Wow quite an exciting ending to this episode! I didn’t think that Jin-Hoo was going to understand his feelings already! I mean it was quite obvious he did because he was always getting jealous whenever Manager Kang had anything to do with her. I love that Jin-Hoo has zero interest in Kyung-Hee and of course Kyung-Hee is going to be so upset in the end and that Jung-Soo is going to take everything away from her even the guy that she likes. To be honest I feel the same about Jin-Hoo and Manager Kang, I would be happy for either of them to end up with Jung-Soo although I do find it funny when Jin-Hoo gets upset and has little tantrums. Of course Jung-Soo is oblivious to the way he acts towards her!! I think it was dumb that Jung-Soo got fired because first of all Jung-Soo didn’t submit any design so therefore, she never plagiarized, and secondly if Jung-Soo had plagiarized to start off with why would she even want it to be investigated that would be more dangerous! such as her losing her job. Anyway it looks like she has 2 knights fighting for her so of course it is going to work out for her in the end. I love that Jung-Soo recognized that Kyung-Hee was afraid of her! I am sure that put Kyung-Hee in her place a bit. This was an awesome cliff hangar!