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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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Bonne Chance, Boon-yi.

Six Flying Dragons has reached its 40th episode yesterday, and while it feels like yesterday when it first aired (after a long wait for it), so many things have changed, be it the characters or the relationship between them. We are fast approaching the ending (although it is still a mystery where they will end the story) and thanks to history and its sequel Tree with Deep Roots, we already know who will come out alive at the end of all these conflicts between the characters who were once on the same side. Well, except for Boon-yi. And it is probably a good time to wish her good luck for the remaining episodes.

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Magazine Monday – Shin Se Kyung

Here’s another dragon featured on this week’s Magazine Monday: Shin Se-kyung is the only female lead among the five males in Six Flying Dragons, and I am glad that she does not get overshadowed by the other characters in the series. Boon-yi is shining brightly in her own way, and I think Shin Se-kyung does fare better in lighter rom-coms (for instance The Girl Who Sees Smells) and sageuk compared to melodramas. Now that I think of it, it has been more than 11 years since the first time I saw her in the movie My Little Bride as Moon Geun-young’s best friend!

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Who Are the Six Dragons? (Special)

A week prior to the broadcast, Six Flying Dragons presented a special program to introduce the drama to the fans, as well as the potential viewers who might be interested to watch it after encountering the special. The program, entitled Six Flying Dragons – Who Are the Six Dragons? was aired on 28 September, and the day marks the final seven days countdown to the first episode of the drama! I hope I am not the only one who is beyond excited about it, and hopefully you will enjoy the summary of the special!

(MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD! CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED) 😉

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The Dragons Rise for Six Flying Dragons

Several months after the news first came out for Six Flying Dragons, we’re finally getting closer to the premiere this coming October. It feels like an eternity to have waited for the drama but it’s gonna be here soon! SBS is doing an all-out promotion for the drama, releasing stills, teasers, and character details just to lure in more viewers to tune into the drama. The story of six dragons in the twilight of Goryeo and at the dawn of Joseon, how will these people contribute to the foundation of the 500-year old dynasty?

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Six Flying Dragons: Casting News

In the midst of liveshooting culture practiced in Kdramaland, the team behind the upcoming SBS drama Six Flying Dragons has already started filming, four months prior to its premiere scheduled in October after Mrs Cop. It’s a common practice for the team since they also did the same with Tree with Deep Roots: securing the cast and kicking off the production early to maintain the quality of the drama. We also get more news on the additional cast and I’ll continue updating this post with the new ones. Ah, it’s so hard to wait when I’m so excited for the drama!

[This post will be updated with casting news from time to time~]

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Moving and Playing Catch Up

Today I did something which I consider a big leap in my life, and it’s related to this blog! This blog has become a big part of me and I am proud to announce that it’s now getting its own domain! Look at your address bar! If it shows https://thetalkingcupboard.com/ , then you have the new address to this blog. I am so excited because it has been a dream of mine since last year and I’ve achieved that dream 🙂

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Tree with Deep Roots: Towards the End

As much as I dreaded the ending, the urge to watch it till the end is much stronger than ever. Three months feels so short and here I am, writing the last chunk of recap (sort of). So many emotions rolling in and out, so much turns, but it’s worth the ride. It gets bumpy at times, and I’m glad because despite so many unexpected surprises that made my heart and head pounded, I finished this drama without a glitch. It’s not exaggerating at all; this might be the best dramas I’ve ever watched – Tree with Deep Roots.

A friendly advice from me: if you haven’t finished it yet, stay away from this. Too much spoilers ahead and it’s better if you watch it first.

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