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My Love From Another Star

Title: You From Another Star/My Love From Another Star/You Who Came From The Stars
Episodes: 20
Plot: Do Min-Joon is an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. Do Min-Joon holds a cynical view to human beings, but he falls in love with actress Cheon Song-Yi.
My Thoughts on My Love From Another Star Episodes 1 & 2:
Okay, so I really like our alien hero Do Min Joon. I've seen the actor, Kim Soo Hyun, in Dream High (which I liked a lot). Clearly Kim Soo Hyun has matured a lot since then. Hehe. Yeah, he’s only gotten dreamier.

At first, my impression of Do Min Joon was he’s more on the cold, somewhat robotic side. But honestly, the more this story unravels him, the more we get to see him express himself and reveal who he is. And the more I like who he is: a no-nonsense, stubborn 400 yr old Alien just trying to live alone and undisturbed on earth. He doesn't want to connect to anyone; he's simply existing unseen on this world until he can go …

A Little Something About Myself...

Howdy ya'll!

Now if that sentence didn't just reveal everything about me, I'm not sure what will.

So, I am definitely new to the blogging scene. You probably read in the "About Me" tidbit that I am a Christian, a young adult, someone who likes to write, and watches a lot of shows/movies.

My personal life revolves mostly around my family and God. I've got four younger siblings who I get along with very well, thank you. It helps, probably, that we grew up liking the same things. Oh and we were home-schooled. When I'm not with them, I'm working my retail job, writing my stories, or just on the internet watching White Collar or some crazy K-drama.

On the subject of my siblings, my sister just got her own blog. We rarely use our names online, so I'll call her "Green Medallion" sis. She's really excited about her new blog. ( http://green-medallion.blogspot.com/ ) She also has a tumblr where she posts her own graphics or edits, whatever yo…

King of Dramas

King of Dramas (also known as The Lord of the Drama, Drama King) EPISODES: 18 STARS: 4 out of 5
PLOT: This drama revolves around Anthony Kim, a television drama producer with a “King Midas” touch. When he suddenly loses everything, Anthony must try to regain his place in the drama world with the help of a spunky, eclectic writer.
OPINION: The first 4 episodes of this drama didn't really get to me as the crazy circumstances (played to be funny and spoofy) seemed more on the zany side, but by the 5th episode, I found myself laughing a lot at the wit and harder-edged humor. I really enjoyed how it poked fun at the crazy business of entertainment. The characters were cute and funny, though not extremely deep. The ending wasn't quite what I was expecting (or wanting) but it was happy and tied things up, so in all, a good show.
CONTENT:occasional, brief cussing, including at least 2 abuses of Jesus name by an actor, a girl dreams of a man kissing her, a man declares he knows real love si…

The Crown

The Crown AUTHOR: Nancy Bilyeau STARS: 5 out of 5
PLOT: A Dominican nun risks everything to visit a relative condemned to burn at the stake - and gets caught up in a deadly mystery over a legendary relic.
OPINION: I was not expecting this book to be so good. But it was. The story was crisply written and held my attention from page one to the very end. I loved the heroine, Joanna Stafford, and her courage, faith in God, and humanity. There were so many good secondary characters, and the story itself smacked of excitement and tension.
CONTENT:adultery, incest, rape are referenced; a scene details a rape but not in-depth, torture, blood, violence are described; drugs are discussed/shown, some wives have abusive husbands, a girl has a veiled dream that symbolizes sex, a guy regretfully admits that he was tempted to sleep with a girl

Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes AUTHOR: Edgar Burroughs STARS: 3.5 out of 5
PLOT: An orphaned baby in the wilds of Africa is adopted by gorillas and learns to survive in the jungle while pursuing the identity of who he really is.
OPINION: "Tarzan" is Burroughs most popular story, and I had to say that I enjoyed it despite its many flaws. Burroughs writing style can be very repetitive and the story bordered on soap opera most of the time, yet the tale itself is still as intriguing and iconic as it was to me as a child. Personally, I felt the story really "began for me" when Jane entered and I loved every scene between the couple. The real heart of the story is Tarzan's journey to be a man, which i what brought out Tarzan's character to  me - someone trying to find identity. Is he merely a beast of the jungle or he a man capable of so much more? Again, Burroughs' story was sort of all over the place, which left Tarzan's journey being underplayed in my opinion. …