Saturday, December 31, 2011

Korean Drama - You're Beautiful - 미남이시네요 - (OST Download)

You're Beautiful
© 2009 SBS TV
Finished watching the last episode of this drama few days back. Started writing this when I was on 11th episode. Since the ending was so unpredictable I though "Heck wait till the end! before commenting" Watching this drama reminds me of a phrase told by a friend. 
"Don't discriminate. Would you get upset at a small tree in the forest for not being tall and straight like some of the others?"
Not making any sense? We'll dont blame me. One need to watch the drama  to understand the full weight of it. ㅋㅋ 

Overall a great drama with great OSTs. Was  wondering whether to watch the Japanese remake of the drama Ikemen desu ne (美男ですね) which finished telecasting on TBS TV Network on September,  2011. But after watching  some parts of it I abandoned the idea straight away because it looked so  tacky and artificial  with cartoon like characters trying to be cool but looks like fools. Japanese remake seems like a total disaster to say the least.

Some background info first:
You're Beautiful/Minami Shineyo ( 미남이시네요) is a 16 episode , Romance/comedy South Korean TV drama broadcasted on SBS TV Network, Korea starring Jang Geun Suk , Park Shin Hye , Lee Hongki and Jung Yong Hwa. It was aired from October 7, 2009 to November 26, 2009 on Wednesday and Thursday nights. According to TNS Media, It achieved 11.9% ratings nationwide during its finale with an average rating of 10.1%.  This drama also received Netizen Popularity Award and  Top Ten Stars Award (Jang Geun Suk) during the 2009 SBS Drama Awards.
(2009, You're Beautiful - DramaWiki )

Go Mi Nyu is a sister-in-training. Her twin brother Go Mi Nam successfully auditions for the musical band A.N.JELL but is forced to leave for the United States to correct a botched plastic surgery. Mi Nyu is approached by Mi Nam's manager to pose as Mi Nam while he recovers. She is against it at first but agrees in order to fulfil her dream of finding their mother. 
(2011 ,You're Beautiful (TV series)  , Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. )

Lets see what others say:

laladrama Says: Amazing!
A drama like no other, one that I have been touched and can not stop liking. Now added to one of my top favorites "You’re Beautiful" is a drama that keeps you coming back for more. From start to end, this drama has offered its laughs and tears; a drama that doesn’t really has it negatives.
From an attractive cast to a deep and meaningful storyline, you really don’t have anything to lose! "You’re beautiful" is far from boring, exposing different characters from lovable, cute, perfect, jerk, greed; I assure you that you will have your favorite character by the end of episode 3-4.
I recommend this drama to everyone!. Take a journey with Go Mi Nam and the crew through obstacles that leaves us wanting more!

LexPer Says:
Most awesome Drama. Funny, Romantic, and a bit of Sad all in one, I fell in love with it by the end of the first half of the first episode…. If you can’t live with out K-drama Like me this is A MUST SEE.

Meli Says: It'll make you laugh, cry, and get angry!
I have never really watched any Asian dramas before. On the SBS homepage I saw You’re Beautiful and was interested. Immediately within the first few minutes I fell in LOVE with this drama. Although I was annoyed at times with Tae Kyung, he also made me laugh. Shin Woo I felt so sorry for! But in the end I still wanted Tae Kyung and Mi Nyu to be together! Jeremy is ADORABLE, and he cracked me up the whole show. Mostly all of the characters were enjoyable and comical. I only disliked Yoo He Yi, only because she would always show up at the WORST times, but that was the point I’m sure.
All and all I would defiantly recommend this drama. It was amazing. I laughed, I cried, and I got pissed off. I hope they have a season two!
(2011 , You're Beautiful Korean Drama Reviews , DramaCrazy.Net)

The drama series has been now posted on SBS's official YouTube channel. Have a look here

Well, that's all folks, If you are interested in downloading the OSTs for this drama follow the link below. It is generously provided by Ms Ji-Hye through her blog.

Here is the download linkYou're Beautiful ( 미남이시네요) OST

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Korean Drama - Personal Preference - 개인의 취향 (OST Download)

© 2010 , Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Finished watching the 8th episode of the drama Personal Preference - 개인의 취향. Still 8 more to go. Loving it so far. Instead of typical love triangles present in Korean dramas this one has... lets say ...  polygons. But that makes the story more the interesting and nail-biting... Wont it ?? As always with leading  korean Dramas , the story line is fresh , filled with none cheap  humor and teaches valuable life lessons in a subtle nonintrusive way. Overall a very nice Drama and ah .. forgot to say ,brilliant OSTs.

Some background info first:

Personal Preference/Personal Taste (Hangul: 개인의 취향) was a 16 episode South Korean TV Drama broadcasted on MBC TV Network, South Korea. It is based on the 2007 novel "Gaeinui Chwihyang" by Lee Sae-In. Directed by  Son Hyeong-Seok and  No Jong-Chan , it was aired from March 31 , 2010 to May 20, 2010 on Wednesday and Thursday nights. According to TNS Media, this drama had achieved 16.2% ratings nationwide during its peak ,became extremely popular in other asian countries and has won the Excellence Award - Actor (Lee Min Ho) during the 2010 MBC Drama Awards.
(2010 , Personal Preference - DramaWiki)


Jeon Jin Ho is the head architect of a small firm who is trying to avoid bankruptcy while attempting to beat his father's old friends -- and his foes, Chang Ryeol and his father. When he notices they have their eye on the house of Park Gae In, Jin Ho pretends to be gay so that he can move in and find out what had captured their interest. Hilarity ensues as Gae In and Jin Ho's polar opposite personality clash continuously.
(2011 , Gaeinui chwihyang - MyDramaList )

Lets see what others say:

Mary Says:
I can't believe it's over :( Hands down, one of the best Korean drama's ever. Great actress and actors. AND MOST DEFINITELY the Producers, writers, and director. *applause*

Atubang Says:
This is the best telenovela I ever saw (I am picky)! Excellent story line and characters- so entertaining & yet full of lessons. Actors are excellent and Lee Min Ho is just drop dead gorgeous! My highest regards to the writer & producer. Sequel please!
(2011 , Personal Taste (Korean Drama) - AsianMediaWiki)

MzTVXQ Says:
This drama is amazing because it’s a lovely, romantic-comedy and approaches love stories a little differently. Its like a realistic love story but with the added touch of a fairytale.

When this drama was hitting news everywhere for Lee Min Ho’s next drama, I was following it eagerly, reading the synopsis and seeing all the pictures. But honestly, it really didn’t give it the exciting start-up it should’ve. I watched only a couple of months after its release, because I came across it coincidently, and I was like "Oh yeh I wanted to see this drama, let’s have a look". BUT IT’S ALOT BETTER THAN WHAT YOU THINK!
It puts a clichéd storyline about this handsome respectful guy, who falls for the unexpected clumsy, careless girl but in a fantastic new way. It actually teaches you a thing or two about love, and what you shouldn’t do or should do at times. It’s a realistic reflection of a lot of people’s love stories.

The casting was fantastic! It’s one of those dramas where you don’t hate the female lead, but you love the way she is and want her to be with the male lead. Those are the dramas that are worth watching. I’m a huge fan of Lee Min Ho, he is always beautiful and amazing. His acting was nowhere near less than our expectations, especially after B.O.F. I though he made a not so good choice when I heard about it, but he definitely knows how to choose his dramas!! I love Son Ye Jin’s acting and her character Kae-In. It great that she took this role, it shows a lot of phases most actresses won’t accept to do!! Even the evil-like character of Kim In Hee played by Wang Ji Hye -I really respect her for it even though people started hating her but it’s because she played it soo well. The whole cast did a great job, I was crying at times, and at others laughing so hard I was going to cry!

If you are interested in downloading the OSTs for this drama follow the link below.
Here is the download link: Personal Preference (개인의 취향) OST

Sunday, December 18, 2011

හෙනහුරාදා යුද්දේ

කියල වැඩක් නෑ. සෙනසුරාදා දවසම ඉවරයි. පහුගිය දොහේ සර්වර් කාමරේ තිබ්බ A/C එක සත්තපෝච්චි වෙච්චි. ඇයි බොලන් , ගුරු ගුරු ගගා බැරිමරගාතේ ඇද ඇද ගිය ඒ උලවුවට වැඩ වැඩි කරන්න උණු හුලන් පිඹින තව සර්වර් 3 ක් ගනැල්ල අඩුක් කොරාම තව මොනවා වෙන්නද ?

පහුගිය දවසක බලනකොට ඒ කාමරේ ඇතුලේ රස්නේ හතලිහට විතර නැගල තිබිච්චි. A/C එක හාන්සිම හාන්සි. ඒ පාර තමයි මේ සෙනසුරාදා අලුත් එකක් මාට්ටු කොරන්න වැඩේ සෙට් උනේ. කොහොමින් කොහොම හරි කස්ටියම උදේ නමය වෙනකොට රපොර්තු කරලා වැඩේ පටන් ගත්තේ පැය දෙකෙන් ඉවර කරලා ගෙදර යන සුන්දර මායාවී වූ බලාපොරොත්තුවෙන්. කස්ටිය කියුවේ මායි තව නාකි ඔසී ඩයල් එහෙකුයි අවුරුදු විස්සක විතර පොඩි අර සිහලෙන් apprentice කියන වැඩ පුරුදු වෙන එහෙකුයි. පොඩි කියුවට මන් වගේ තුනක් විතර වෙච්චි. අපොයි කියන්න දැන් හවස තුනටත් කිට්ටුයි තාම මේ A/C කාරයෝ දෙන්න පන නහගෙන මේකත් එක්ක ඔට්ටු වෙනවා.

එක තද වෙලා තියෙන ඇනයක් ගලෝගන්න පැය 2 කට වැඩියෙන් ගියා. යන්තම් ඒක එලියට ආවට පස්සේ දැන් තියෙන්නේ ඒක අපහු තිබුණු තැනම හයි කරන සීන් එක. දැන් අහන්න එපා හයි කොරන්න නම් ගැලෙව්වේ මොන ඉටි ගෙඩියකට ද කියල ? ඒකටත් දැන් පැයකට වැඩිය හිහිල්ල ... තාම ඒක තද වෙලා නෑ වගේ ඇහෙන ගෙරව්ලි විලාප වලින් තේරෙන විදියට.

මටත් අරාදනා කීපයක් ආව ඇන ගලවන්න උදවුවෙන්න. මන් එතන වාඩි වෙලා හිනා වේවි ඉන්නකොට උන්ට ටිකක් මල වගේ ඇති මයේ හිතේ.හිනා යන්නේ නැතුවයි මෙව්වා කියෝනකොට. එත් ඉතින් මන් ඒ අරාදනා සියල්ල ගරු කටයුතු විදියට ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කොරල කොරගෙන ගිය වැඩේ එහෙම්ම කොරගෙන ගියා.

ඔය අස්සේ කුණුහරුප සාගරයි. දැන් නම් අහාන ඉඳලම එපා වෙලා. උන් දෙන්නටත් කියලම එපා වෙලාද කොහෙද. එහෙම නැත්නම් තව කියන්න , බනින්න අලුත් යමක් ඉතුරුවෙලා නැතුව ඇති මයේ හිතේ. දෙන්නම කන කට්ට දැක්කම දුකත් හිතෙනවා නමුත් ඉතින් මන් කියල මක්ක කොරන්නද ? පුටුව උඩට වෙලා ඔහේ උන් දෙන්නගේ ඔට්ටු විල්ල බල බල හැමදාම කරන බ්ලොග් කියෝ කියෝ ඉන්න එක ඇරෙන්න ?

सच में थो , मेरे अंदर में लड्डू फोड़ रहा था ... ख़ुशी में .....හේතුව ඉතින් මගේ නම් ඉතින් නිකන් හිටියත් , වැඩක් කරත් එක ගානට මීටරේ කැරකෙනවා නොවැ . පැයකට පනහක් වත් නැතැයි ඉතින් මේ හෙනහුරාද කොරේ. මේක වෙන්නැති මාරයා අයිය කිව්ව නිකන් ඉඳන් සල්ලි හම්බ කිරිල්ල.

කොහොමින් කොහොම හරි හවස 3.30 වෙනකොට යන්තන් අටෝල තියල දෙන්නම මාරු උනා. මෙන්න බොලේ විනාඩියක් යන්න ඉස්සෙල්ල ඒ අටමගල හුචුස් ගාල නැවතුනා. ඒ පාර දඩ බඩ ගාල දුවල එලියට යනකොට මෙන්න දෙන්න බඩුත් පටෝගෙන යන්න ලෙස්තිය. අටෝපු අටමගල වැඩ කොරන්නේ නෑ කියුවම දෙන්නට ඇතිවෙච්ච සන්තෝසේ , මුහුණෙන් පෙනුණු ප්‍රීතිය කෙලෙසින් නම් වචනෙන් විස්තර කරම්ද ?

Koo In-Hwoi ගේ මෑණියන්දෑත් සිහිකොරාගෙන මදිපාඩුවට තව කුණුහරුප ටිකකුත් කියාන දෙන්නම වැඩේට යලි එන්ටෙර් උනා. බලනකොට විදුලි බලය ලබා දෙන වෑර් එක ගැලවිලා වැටෙන්න ලෙස්තිය. හයි කොරාපු එවුන් දෙන්නගේ හොඳ කම තමයි. තව පැය බාගෙකට පස්සේ මට ඒක ආයි වැඩ කරන බවට සහතික වෙලා දෙන්නම වාෂ්ප උනා. මේ බලනකොට හිටියා. මේ බලනකොට නෑ. බූතයෝ හොඳයි තව. උන් අපි බයවෙනකම් ෆුල් ට්‍රයි දිදී දැවටී දැවටී ලඟින්ම ඉන්නවා නෙව. මුන් දෙන්න මං බයවෙන්න කලින්ම එර්දි උනා.

අනේ ඉතින් මාත් දොරවල් ජනෙල් , ජනෙල් කියුවට ජනෙල් තිබ්බේ නෑ .... ඔහේ දොරවල් කියුවොත් ජනෙල් නොකිය ඉඳීම මොකද්ද වගේ හින්ද ලියුවේ ... වහල දාල චුත වෙන්න ලේස්ති වෙලා ආයි පොඩ්ඩක් ඔලුව දාල බැලුවහම දෙයියෝ සාක්කි. මෙන්න බොලේ ඒ අටමගලෙන් පීල්ලකින් වගේ වතුර වැක්කෙරෙනවා කාමරේ ඇතුලට . මේක කරුමෙටවත් මීටර් නොඋනා නම් සඳුදා උදේට මැනේජර් නෝනගේ සොඳුරු මුණයි , දිය බුන් ගහ ගහ සතුටින් පීන පීන ඉන්න සර්වර් ටිකයි බලා ගන්න තිබ්බ හිතේ හැටියේ. වෑර් ෂෝර්ට් එකක් වෙලා ගිනි ගත්ත නම් දෙයියනේ කියල මාසයක් විතර ගෙදර ඉන්නත් තිබ්බ නොවැ.

කෝල් කරපුවම මෙන්න කියපි ආයි එන්න බැහැ , සඳුදාම එන්නම් කියල. නොදෝමකින්. අපි සුද්දෝ වැඩ කාරයෝ. කම්මැලි නෑ. තිතට වැඩේ කරලා තියන්න දස්සයෝ කියල අහල තිබ්බට මෙහෙ නම් ඉන්න ඔක්කොම කිසිම වැඩක් හරියට කරගන්න බැරි කම්මැලි වැඩබැරි දාසල. මේ රට මෙහෙම දුවන්නේ පිටරටවලින් මෙහෙ පුරවැසි භාවය අරන් ඇවිල්ල කට්ට කන අපි වගේ ඈයෝ හින්ද කියලයි මට නම් හිතෙන්නේ. ආණ්ඩුවත් ඒ බව දන්නා බව හිතෙනවා.

අනේ ඉතින් මමත් ගොටු , කෝප්ප තිය තිය පීල්ලෙන් වැක් කෙරන වතුර එකතු කරන ගමන් හැම තැනම තිබ්බ මඩ මොප් කොරල දාල , අන්කල් ට පින්සිද්ද වෙන්න ඒක නම් හරියට තිතට කරන්න පුළුවන් , තිබිච්චි සේරෝම ආයි තබුන විදියටම හදල කාරිය නමොවිත්තියෙන් හවස හතට විතර ගෙදර ආව ගුටි කාල වගේ .

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Japanese Drama - JIN -仁- (OST Download)

JIN ©2009 Tokyo
Broadcasting Systems, inc
Finished watching the season one of the Japanese Drama JIN -仁-. What Can I say... absolute treat it was. Honto ni arigatho Moka San for recommending it. Usually I stay away from watching ER type dramas where doctors and nurses run around as the house (Err .. Hospital) is on fire which  looks really artificial. Well this drama  has a fair bit of that in it  yet it was not at all boring to watch and the plot takes one straightly to the Edo period in Japan with nicely done sets. looking forward to watch the Second Season.

Some background info first:

JIN -仁- was a 11 episode Japanese TV Drama broadcasted on Tokyo Broadcasting Systems, inc (TBS) TV Network, Japan.  It was aired from October 11 , 2009 to December 20, 2009  on Sunday nights. According to Video Research Ltd, this drama achieved 25.3% ratings nationwide during its finale with an average rating of 19.0%.
(2011 , JIN  - DramaWiki )

Till this date ,Jin has received many recognitions such as the  Best Drama ,  Best Actor - Osawa Takao , Best Supporting Actor - Uchino Masaaki , Best Supporting Actress - Ayase Haruka ,  Best Scriptwriter - Morishita Yoshiko ,  Best Director - Hirakawa Yuichiro, Yamamuro Daisuke, Kawashima Ryutaro , Best Theme Song in the 63rd Television Drama Academy Awards.

It has also received the  Best Actor - Osawa Takao , Best Producer: Ishimaru Akihiko and the  Asia Award from  the 2010 Tokyo Drama Award. Thats a fair bit of awards I guess for a single drama.

( 2011 ,Television Drama Academy Awards - DramaWiki )

A brain surgeon named, Minakata Jin, who has spent the last two years in anguish, as his fiancee lies in a vegetative state after an operation he performed. One day, he faints at the hospital and awakens to find himself transported back in time to the Edo period. Attacked by a samurai and escaped with the help of a man named Kyotaro. Kyotaro suffers a serious injury to the head while trying to protect him, but Jin manages to save his life despite a lack of proper medical equipment. Because of that, Kyotaro's sister Saki begins taking an interest in Jin and becomes his assistant. Meanwhile, Jin is determined to find a way back to the present. 
(2009 , Fall 2009 Drama Preview! - Tokyograph)

Lets see what others say:

Saioree - A Must Watch Drama 
This drama is amazing, it takes you through the role of jin in the edo (the past), the impact he made in the progress of medcine in the future, the feelings he faces as he learns to let go of miki and fearing for the future changes. this drama can teach you medical/history terms and at the same time makes you admire the courage of jin and saki. I dont think this is the only season, the ending was too open, so hopefully there’s a second season

Loved this show
I don’t think there was a single part of this show I didn’t like. The acting, the sets, the storyline. It was all so good and well done. I’d seen the lead actress in other shows, but they were comedies, I had not seen the lead actor at all before, but both did an excellent job.  

Molkisha - Inspiring
I must admit that I got caught up in the drama from the episode one! And I couldn’t wait to see the next one. Which is the result of a good ploting and an amazing atmosphere, created both by the story in itself and the actors and set. It looks like a taiga drama at first, but the feeling is very realistic and modern. What I learned from the story, besides what has already been said, is how important it is in life to pay attention to everything that is around you, and not take everything for granted - you may never know when you’ll lose something or will need to use some knowledge that you once thought you’d never have to use.
(2011, JIN Japanese Drama Reviews - DramaCrazy)

Best quote from the drama :
God (life?) gives us challenges so that we can overcome them.

If you are interested in downloading the OSTs for this drama follow the link below.
Here is the download link: JIN -仁- OST

Theme song , Aitakute Ima by MISIA can be downloaded from  here.