I am months late responding to the nominations of “Three Day Quotes Challenge” from my chingus from Dramajjang and The Philosipher’s Chair. Really thank you for this nomination and sorry for this, real life was a bit hectic at that time and this was forgotten along the way but here I am giving my post with the three quotes at once ^_^
You know I’m loyal to the purpose of this blog so I tried to post quotes that either was in a Lee Da-hae drama or ones that makes me remember her or I want to direct to her. Lets start!!
14 years ago today in 2002, Lee Da-hae graced the small screen for the first time as an actress in the 2 episodes MBC special “Park Jong-cheol, A Fine Young Man” . We might not see this drama ever but at least we are lucky to have a glimpse of our girl in it thanks to fans and the drama website that still up till now.
But to give you some info, the drama was about a real story of Seoul National University student and activist Park Jong-cheol who died 29 years ago this year as a result of being tortured by the police (You can read his story here) and Da-hae played the role of Jong-Cheol’s First love in the drama.
While she celebrates her 14th acting Anniversary, our girl is still so busy filming her Chinese drama “My Goddess, My Mother” and reportedly so tired from the tight schedule as she even doesn’t get much time eating her meals and she updated about it on her Weibo today. The drama should be done filming in Shanghai next month and they should move to Korea after that to film some scenes there.
Congratulations to our girl on this special day and lets hope she keep gracing our screens with her talent in more successful and high quality projects for many years to come ❤
Check below few shots from her first acting role and the latest Weibo update and BTS from MGMM filming set 🙂
“Heaven’s Fate” Aka “King Flower Fairy” was Lee Da-hae‘s first leading role and has one of her most remarkable, memorable and praised performances to date (Some claim it is her best performance yet) even though she was only 20 years old at that time and it earned her first acting awards in both 41st Baeksang Arts Awards in 2005 and MBC Drama Awards in 2004. But I am sad to say that this drama is not anywhere to be found English subbed online 😦
It has been years and I am dying here to watch this drama subbed even though it is SO LONG (174 Episodes) to see our girl in that nontraditional and even became some how controversial role but without success. But I knew that it was aired on Arirang with English subs and some fans were able to watch it and I am just hoping one day this version will be uploaded online *praying*
But luckily we can at least can see some clips from the episodes uploaded by MBC Classics YT channel ❤
Heaven’s Fate On MBC Classics
And if you know Chinese, you can actually watch it subbed/dubbed in Chinese online but I think you can’t view those videos outside of mainland 😦
Heaven’s Fate On Chinese Streaming Site
So please if anyone have found any place to see this drama online or download it with subs, I will be very thankful if you leave a comment here even if this happens years later from now.
Now although I can’t offer a review because obviously I can’t do that when I didn’t watch the show but I would like to post here an intro to the drama story so you can at least be able to follow part of the drama in case you checked those clips on YT and also to be knowledgeable about this important role in Da-hae’s career. Also you can find below some pictures and a fan made MV the I like from the drama ^^
Today I would like to post this funny short cameo of our girl in drama “Fugitive: Plan B” back in 2010. It was really refreshing to see our girl do such cameo thanks to Kwak PD who was the director of her hit drama “Chuno/Slave Hunters” who invited her and other actors from Chuno to cameo and I guess it was easy to accept it since she also had a very good relation with Rain and she was in his agency “J-Tunes” back then.
Although that cameo in Ep1 of the drama didn’t actually have much importance to the story but in just those few minutes you almost have what you get to see in a whole run of K-drama. You see kiss, proposal, slap and breakup and really those two were so good and funny together 😀
Check the cut of Da-hae’s cameo below along with BTS video from the drama special episode ❤
With the feedback on the post for “Hotel King” Calender Event, it is so noticeable that many if not all of the drama and Dong-Hae/Chamo Couple fans have the couple’s Ad-lib scenes in the drama on their favorite scenes list and I share the same as well and they surely deserve their name as the “Ad-lib Couple“.
Although I know most fans already know about those scenes and I have mentioned them in my posts about the drama before but still I think it is worth to dedicate a post to collect them all together ❤
But before getting to that I want to say that it is not only in HK that Lee Da-hae and Lee Dong Wook do such Ad-libs together but they also used to do that back in “My Girl” as Wookie said in an interview back during MG when asked about Da-hae
“Our acting matches, so we are able to work well, and put in ad-libs”
So now lets see what their Ad-lib Scenes in HK which we knew about either from news reports, interviews, BTS videos or some posts in the drama DC but I believe there may be more we don’t know about. Like HK staff said in a news report
“The two people’s ad lib was great and the chemistry was harmonious so we didn’t cut and kept filming. There are actually a lot of ad lib scenes in the best scenes.“
(P.S. I am dedicating this post to lucymaturan who asked about the Ad-lib scenes in a comment and so gave me the idea to make this post 🙂 )
As promised here I am writing to bid my farewell to “Hotel King” with this drama review post. Despite this drama flaws and my disappointments that I will take the opportunity to rant more about it here, I have to say that this may be one of the most memorable drama journey for me.
This drama is my first in many things, it is my first makjang drama I watch, the first weekend drama I watch and the first drama for me to cover live in the blog. So, I am sure it will always have a special place in my heart and that some of the scenes and dialogues in this drama will forever be in my memory along with the unique and very special feelings I had while watching it and our Dong-Hae/ChaMo Couple ❤
Sorry if this is going to be a long post but apparently I have a lot to say about this drama and I hope you can bear with me and share your own thoughts about it as well 🙂
[Warning: this may contain spoilers]
At last after almost 3 weeks since “Hotel King” ending, I was able to bring myself to watch the last episodes subbed!!
I did plan to write one final thoughts post about the ending and also includes the drama review but after I started writing I discovered it will be SO long and so I decided to split it to two parts with this as first which I will just write my thoughts about the ending and the second part will be for the drama review which I will post soon.
So about the ending, it is a pity that I really can’t say I am fully satisfied with it but the fact is that I really have mixed feelings about it.
[Warning: this may contain spoilers]