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Magazine Monday – December Special

We’re counting down to the last few days of 2016, and after a year of entertainment Dramaland is ready to welcome 2017 with a new batch of upcoming dramas. The magazines are no exception as they are gradually rolling out pictorials of stars featured on their January issues. A lot of my favourites are gracing the zines’ pages, so I decided to put them together in this special. Since it is Christmas month, there will be 12 sets of pictures which would be a mix of December ’16 and January ’17 released pictorials. Are you ready to welcome the new year?

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Lee Jun Ki for Singles

Lee Jun-ki is stealing the hearts of many with his currently-airing drama Moon Lovers (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) where he stars as the 4th Prince Wang So. His performance is certainly commendable given how deftly he portrays So’s character and emotions, along with the great chemistry he has with leading lady IU, who plays Hae-soo. I am just so happy to see him on screen again after a year! 😄 That being said, Moon Lovers is also reaching its end quite soon and I am pretty sure that he’ll be missed. However, that is not the main point here – the actor graces the November pages of fashion magazine Singles and I love the pictorial’s simplicity! He also posted some of the pictures on his Instagram account 🙂

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Mon-Tue Battle: Moon vs Moonlight

It’s a secret already known by most people, but if you’re being out of loop (just like me) when it comes to kdrama news these days, KBS and SBS is at it again: after pitting medical dramas against each other on the Monday-Tuesday slot, they have arranged for yet another big battle, this time with historical dramas or sageuk. Although both dramas lined for the time slot are practically fusion sageuk, it is going to be a war of genre again after Doctors and Beautiful Mind. Both Moonlight Drawn By Clouds and Moon Lovers (aka Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) boast their own strengths, and I am so eager to see how everything will turn out, not just for the sake of the ratings battle.

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Lee Jun Ki for Allure

After last summer’s Scholar Who Walks The Night, actor Lee Jun-ki has been outside of Korea busy filming his first Hollywood movie Resident Evil: The Final Chapter which will be released early next year. He will also be starring in an upcoming sageuk, Moon Lovers which is a remake of popular Chinese drama Scarlet HeartThe story will be set in the Goryeo dynasty and is slated to air this September. Cameras are already rolling for the drama, as more kdramas are moving towards the pre-production route. This March, he is seen in the pages of Allure’s magazine issue which last featured him back in 2012. If you have been missing him like I am, check this out!

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Magazine Monday – Lee Jun Ki

I am very happy to introduce our latest weekly feature, Magazine Monday with all of you here! Together with @muchadoboutlove , we will be posting a series of old pictorials with various celebrities. If you would like to request a specific pictorial, please comment below with the artist’s name and the magazine issue he/she was on. After which, we will try to feature them for our upcoming posts. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the spreads!

Three weeks into the airing of vampire sageuk Scholar Who Walks The Night starring Lee Jun KiI have once again fallen for him and Sung-yeol (fan-girling mode on) so here are some of his past pictorials that are still my favourites! Now it’s time for some eye candy, let’s go 😉

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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Stills and Character Description (Plus Teasers and Posters)

Vampire has become a trend in Kdramaland this year, with Blood and currently airing Orange Marmalade giving us a taste of the Kdrama vampires. Scholar Who Walks the Night will take the trend to fictional Joseon this July, and more news has came out as MBC prepares for the drama premiere. This is also another adaptation of manhwa of the same title so expectation is high for the series to come out well.

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[recap] Arang: The Magistrate’s Chronicle – Episode 7

Hi everyone! Sorry for the late recap, we’ve been busy with a lot of school stuff (boring stuff), but here’s the recap! There’s not much plot movement in this episode, but there is a lot of Arang and Eun oh bonding time as well as introductions of new creatures which roam this mortal world! So onward we go!

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[recap] Arang: the Magistrate’s Chronicle – Episode 5

Episode 5

Eun oh is looking for Arang when Dol swe catches up to him and asks where he’s going since the funeral is still occurring. Eun oh replies he’s going back to the office and Dol swe thought they were leaving. It’s because of that woman isn’t it?! Dol swe feels betrayed that Eun oh would do so much for a woman Dol swe has not even met (haha bromantic jealousy?). He starts his interrogation, but Eun oh tells him to meet up at the office later before running off.

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[recap] Arang: the Magistrate’s Chronicle – Episode 4

This drama is definitely the new definition of pretty. What’s not to love, when everything is so gorgeous? The people, the camera work, and even the clothes? What amazes me the most is the camera work, which makes everything looks like they come straight from paintings. The special effects aren’t that flashy, but I can take it since this is a fantasy themed drama. One might find the story slowing down a bit in this episode, but I enjoyed it so much because there’s a lot of things that worth the watch.

And this is the third time I’m changing the featured image. It’s hard to choose one!

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