"You should watch She Was Pretty!" -Joe
Okay, this was literally sent eight months ago, and I am so sorry about that.
Buuuut when this was sent I actually was watching She Was Pretty! Joe my friend, you have good taste! If it's alright with you, I'm going to tell a quick synopsis of the series before getting into my review.
For those who don't know, She Was Pretty is a Korean drama series that aired from September 16th to November 11th of 2015.
The basic plotline of the drama is that Kim Hye-jin and Ji Sung-joon were childhood friends. Hye-jin was a pretty girl from a rich family, and she became friends with Sung-joon who was an "unattractive" boy. She was his only friend, and he was her first love.
However, he eventually moved away, but he did leave with the promise that they would see each other again.
As time passed, Hye-jin's family's publishing company became bankrupt, and consequently she lost the money to afford high-end clothing and products that helped her tame her ruly hair. When she became a teenager, she inherited her father's prominently red cheeks. All these factors contributed to the loss of the beauty she once had. Now she can barely hold a steady job, but she still retained the upbeat and kind personality of her adolescence.
Sung-joon on the other hand became very successful. Growing up to be the youngest deputy chief editor in Korea, he is no longer the shy boy he used to be; although he is arrogant and stubborn, he is recognized for his talent. Unlike Hye-jin's loss of conventional beauty, he is now very handsome.
After living in America for so many years, Sung-joon eventually moves back to Korea. The first thing he does is contact his childhood friend (Hye-jin!) and the two agree to meet again. Upon arriving at the meeting place he doesn't recognize her, and Hye-jin is ashamed because she isn't pretty like she used to be. She doesn't want his perception of her old self to be ruined by her now "ugly" self, so she asks her attractive best friend Ha-ri to step in and meet him for her.
Things get even more complicated however, when Hye-jin lands a job at The Most, a popular fashion publishing company, and with Sung-joon as her boss (plus a love triangle or two).
If you are interested in watching this series, click here to watch!
And without further ado, here is my review (which if you want to read, hit read more! (psst there are spoilers!)).
Okay, who saw the Powerpuff Girls special a couple weeks ago? Let me just say.
Vhat. Vas. Dat.
The girls' personalities changed, and don't even get me started on the art style... It was weird how freakishly chopped up it looks, and then sometimes Cartoon Network tried to incorporate some CGI in there too. Just, no.
Okay, before I move on, here's the basic gist: The Girls bought a dance game, Mojo Jojo used that against them, and tried to take over with a strange dance battle?
Aw, c'mon Cartoon Network. I know you can do better than that.
Okay, maybe it's because I had high hopes... But this was one of my favorite cartoons in the history of hair flipping ever.
They could have had more characters! It would have been so cool if they did. Princess Morebucks, anyone? The Rowdyruff Boys? The Powerpunk Girls? #favoritevillains
What did I not like? The art style, for one.
I mean it's okay. I love how it's lineless and everything, it looks great... But it looks so choppy too. What's up with that? To me, it's like origami gone wrong...
Next up: the freaking accuracy.
Every girl has a special power. Bubbles can speak any language, including talking to animals. Blossom has ice/fire breath, and Buttercup can fold her tongue.
In the episode, Bubbles blew ice breath at least three times.
And their personalities? *cringe* They seemed so out of character.
Buttercup was squeeling over corgis, and then the girls threw a tantrum in the store. They were also freakishly hyper, it was so weird. And just... *shudders*
Because my friends and I were going to the movies [Jillian, The Doctor, Fez Guy, Mickey, and company were included], and we couldn't decide on a movie.
The options were Thor: The Dark World [which turned out to be unavailable anyway], The Hobbit, Catching Fire, and Frozen.
Well, we couldn't watch Thor because it turned out it was unavailable. We couldn't see Catching Fire because Mickey has never seen or even read The Hunger Games. Everyone wanted to see The Hobbit, except for Jillian. [And we couldn't just make her watch the movie, because #jandon]. I honestly didn't really care about which movie we watched.
But I really, really, wanted to see Frozen again. It is seriously one of Disney's best movies ever. And I am not exaggerating.
fiction > reality
i'm telling you, i'm not obsessed i'm dedicated
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