May 30, 2011

Korean drama ramble: 49 days

I just finished 49 days and would like to pen down my thoughts.........
Here are the posters:

Taken from
Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store for 49 days.


Lee Yo Won as Song Yi Kyung (Female on the right)

 I must say i'm highly impressed with this actress. In the beginning, i was reluctant to even begin to watch this drama. All because the story line and the female lead, Lee Yo Won, didn't really get to me. I watched the preview/teaser and i saw Lee Yo Won for the first time. Oh my, what a drab lookin' thing. And she's the lead?? Gosh! How terrible. Her features don't stand out and all in all she looks downright drab.

I'm glad i took the challenge and stepped out of my square thinking. As i watched, i thoroughly enjoyed Lee Yo Won's acting from drab queen to cheery lil' bird! Ah and she switches back and forth, back and forth  between these two characters effortlessly. What a wonder. Love her! I'm even impressed that she can look so young to be paired up with Jung Il Woo (1980 female vs 1987 male). She's married with a child too! Impressive. Look at the pic below and judge:

Nam Gyu Ri as Shin Ji Hyun

Nam gyu ri ............ sorry to her fans out there, but i think she's rather a spoiler for the whole drama. Her acting is a little out. I didn't really enjoy her. She doesn't seem to have chemistry with her own character as Ji Hyun. A little too childish and sometimes even overly trying-hard-to-be-sweet.

Jo Hyun Jae as Han Kang

This guy is ok, pretty funny overall. He gets especially funny when he realises who Song Yi Kyung is but cannot out-rightly acknowledge this fact.

Bae Soo Bin as Kang Min Ho

 I only remember this guy as the guy who always falls hard for Han Hyo Joo but never gets the girl. He would be the one doing all sorts of sweet things to protect and help Han Hyo Joo, but he will end up without her. So he gives me the impression of a rather pathetic one-sided lover (watched Dong Yi and Shining Inheritance).

 However, in this drama, he is the bad bad villain. Quite successful i would say. You'll feel like slapping him!

Jung Il Woo as scheduler / Song Yi Soo

Jung Il Woo is definitely the brilliant star in 49 days! If it weren't for him, i may have given up on the drama. I can't imagine another "scheduler" as brilliant as this hottie! Major cuteness!! The minute he appears.......... swoon!
 My oh my, and paired with the fun-loving, colourful character of "Scheduler", you won't be able to stop watching. His attire whilst as the "scheduler" is totally whacky!! Hah, really whacky!

Seo Ji Hye as Shin In Jung

 I only remembered her from Legend of Hyang Dan and she's got totally deer-like eyes in there!

I thoroughly enjoyed this fantasy melodrama! It's great!
I'm sure everyone who watches this will have the same thoughts as i do, Jung Il Woo is the main shining brilliant attraction!! Bravo!Get a load of his outrageously colourful and whacky attire  in 49 days:

First off, the electric blue coat! and look at his electrocuted hair! hahaha, i couldn't believe my eyes when he appeared on screen.

Fur balled black coat! I thought only those grandmum singers would pull those out on stage!

Gypsy hippie wannabe!

Gosh, brightest yellow zipper jacket i've ever seen! and check out those flamin' sneakers!!

 Bright bright and i mean bright red trench coat with silken black scarf!

Aqua blue trench coat! Geez, you won't lose sight of him anywhere.

My gosh, 3/4 pants with those neon coloured sneakers..............

Ha, i'm at a lost of words to describe the Scheduler's eccentric fashion sense. Good one , he pulled through with flying colours.

I'm also much taken by Song Yi Kyung's fashion sense. Mind you, not the original Song Yi Kyung in drab, but the one possessed by Ji Hyun. It's totally my kind of style! And only 170cm long bean poles like Lee Yo Won can dress like that and look good. Uber comfy style and totally casual!

An almost knee-length floral waistless dress with an oversized fuchsia colored cardigan paired with ankle socks and flats. That spells total disaster!! Imagine how you'd look in that ensemble described. But not for Lee Yo Won. Only bean poles can pull this style through.

Vintage print floral chiffon knee length dress with jacket. Nice.

Dot print comfy cotton dress with casual denim jacket thrown over ........ and flats! i love it!

Comfy no-tight fit cotton print dress with knitted jacket.

Chiffon floral tunic with long knitted cardigan, ankle socks and flats......

 Fuchsia knee length dress with white jacket........ and flats! It's flats all the way for her.

This is one of fave styles! Chiffon floral skirt, comfy oversized tee and oversized mint knitted cardigan. Oh it's totally chic and looks really really comfy. I love her flats-wearing too.

This one is about colours. Bright red dress splashed with bright blue flats! To wash down the brightness the almond-coloured wind jacket was added. Nice!

 This is lovely style too. Green dotted cotton dress and scalloped edged knitted cardigan. Very nice.

Oversized printed tee with chiffon skirt. I really really like this one.

If only i could pull of bean pole styles like these. I really like loose fit clothing. This is how to wear loose fit dresses and Tees with style!

And finally, after a long long post, Jung Il Woo's OST for 49 days:

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