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Character Analysis: Jung (Cheese in the Trap)

Character Analysis: Jung (Cheese in the Trap)
A year ago, Cheese in the Trap went on the airwaves and took fans’ emotions by storm. The story of an sweet, introverted college girl, Hong Seol, and her mysterious, is-he-good-or-evil boyfriend, Yoo Jung, was not your typical K-drama fare. But it was so fascinating to watch! It spawned hundreds of online debates about Jung’s personality and the ultimate question of whether or not he was a good person or just a dangerous guy that Seol needed to run away from. I attempt to answer this question (a year later, ha!) with my own thoughts and analysis of Jung (repeat: my own thoughts, lol). Plus there's some ranting over the craziness that was Cheese in the Trap during the last half the show! (Spoilers ahead) The story of Cheese in the Trap revolves around Seol, who is intent on avoiding her college senior, Jung, who she believes dislikes her and is hiding a darker side. But Jung takes notice of Seol and attempts to befriend her. Meanwhile, …

The Jewel of the Nile Review

The Jewel of the Nile Review
Adventure and romance! Hands down my favorite genres.
Which is why I fell wholly and totally in love with this movie! Shout out to Elinor Cackettfor her list of romantic adventure movies that led me to these jewels (pun intended hehe)!

The Jewel of the Nile is the sequel to Romancing the Stone, an 80s adventure romantic comedy/drama about a romance writer who travels to Columbia to save her sister’s life and gets entangled with a fortune-hunting scoundrel who helps her. Of course they fall in love! And of course it’s absolutely funny and adorable! I love Romancing the Stone but the sequel, The Jewel of the Nile, eclipsed first place in my heart as the sequel is just as funny, adventurous and exciting – but even more romantic.

The Jewel of the Nile starts out with Joan Wilder (our plucky, sweet romance writer) and Jack Colton (our lovely scoundrel) living the dreamy life of traveling on his sailboat. Only things aren’t so dreamy right now. Joan’s writing has …

Four Reasons I Love the Beauty and the Beast Fairytale

Four Reasons I Love the Beauty and the Beast Fairytale 
With the well-deserved craze over Disney’s latest live action retelling of their animated classic, the story of Beauty and the Beast has been on a lot of people’s minds. Especially mine!
Watching the new film, and retrospectively thinking about the original cartoon that I absolutely adore, I started thinking about why I love the fairytale so much. Over the years I’ve seen at least a dozen adaptations (some were merely title adaptations, lol) and have honestly enjoyed a good deal of them. And I’ve been a huge fan of the original fairytale itself.
But what makes Beauty and the Beast such a memorable and touching fairytale? I've compiled four reasons I love this story so much and why I think it remains still popular today.
# The Mystery & Wonder

If you’ve read the original fairytale or watched adaptations like La Belle et la Bete (both French versions), then you know that Beauty and the Beast is full of mesmerizing and opulen…