Life is Beautiful: KyungTae MVs

If you’re like me and adore our gay couple in Life is Beautiful, I have two YouTube treats for you.

What’s special about these fan-made music videos is that Song Chang-ui, who plays Yang Tae-sub in the drama, sings on both. I hope you enjoy!

(I’m taking a short break from blogging to visit with family this week. Back next week with more posts. Keep well, all of you!)

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Life is Beautiful

If you have 63 hours to spare and would like to spend those hours watching something that puts a smile on your face and a lift in your steps, instead of 3-4 shorter pieces whose collective mediocrity makes you prefer chewing rusty nails as a more humane form of torture, I have a drama to recommend to you. It is one of the best family dramas that I have seen.

Slipping under many people’s radars last year, either because of its genre or because its length made one think thrice before committing, Life is Beautiful (SBS, 2010) is about second opportunities. It is about starting anew with hopefulness that today will be better than yesterday. It is about opening your heart to embrace the strange and the different, no matter how strong your creed or deep-seated your insecurities. It is about family sticking together, through all of life’s ups and downs. It is a drama so heartwarming you forget the chill outside your window, yet it is not so cloyingly sweet that you feel three cavities taking root. It is, above all, unwavering in its realism and optimism.

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Mid-Year Report Card (Part 1)

With just a few days left in July 2010, I thought it would be fun for us to take stock of the dramas that have aired so far.

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