Korean Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

If you follow my book reviews an wrap ups, you know that I review book differently than just using the regular star system. I use a point system that I got from Kim Here in YouTube (watch her video here).

But the gist of it is that you have 5 different categories and you can give a certain number of points depending on your thoughts. I’m changing one of the categories to fit into Kdramas and changing the amount of points so that it will fit with the stars on MyDramaList. There will still be 5 categories but I will only be giving 0-2 points for each category.

So let’s discuss the categories:

Acting
Characters
Story
Pacing
Personal Thoughts

So all of them are pretty self-explanitory so I’ll only talk about the difference between “acting” and “characters.”

The characters can be very well thought out but the acting could be poor. So the acting refers to just that and the characters refer to how well written they were.

So let’s just get into this review. If you have any other questions, ask them down below.


Today, I’m reviewing Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. I just finished watching it a few minutes ago and  I just had to review it now!

This drama follows Bong Soon, a woman who just happens to be super strong. She tries to keep this super power a secret from everyone and tries to lead a normal life. That is until she ends up hurting the CEO of a video game company. Now she has to nurse him back to health. All while there is a kidnapper on the loose. Bong Soon’s childhood crush is a detective on the case, which makes things even more entangled.

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Acting

I am giving the acting 2 points.

I personally think that all of the actors did a wonderful job at portraying their characters. There’s not much else to say. I think they did a wonderful job and I’ll be keeping my eyes out for more of their stuff.


Characters

I will have to give the characters 1 point.

The main characters were awesome and they were very fleshed out, in my opinion. But there were just a few side characters that I wish would have been given more time and we were given more of a chance to get to know their personalities.


Story

I’m going to have to give the story 1 point also.

I think that everything was planned out nicely and wrapped up just as nice but I did have some issues.

To me, it seemed like the kidnapper storyline was just a little side story to keep you interested. The romance was the main focus. But I also believe that they could have done this with more emphasis on the kidnapper. I feel like this story could have almost existed without that little snippet. It came into play a couple times but overall, it seemed kind of useless.

I feel like a lot of the side stories were not needed. I feel like they were thrown in just for the fun of it and not necessary. But that kind of made them necessary. Something to get you out of the romance and keep you interested and watching.

But I did love the romance. It was adorable and I knew from the beginning I was going to love it. I loved how the ending showed what happened after everything. That made me very happy. I was even crying at the end, which is always a good sign.


Pacing

Another 2 points.

I think that the pacing was great. Despite the fact there were 16 episodes, each an hour long, you stayed interested in most parts. And if you started to lose interest, something happened and it came back.

It may have taken me a while to get through but I finally did and I still think the pacing was great.


Personal Thoughts

2 points!

I loved this kdrama so much. It had me feeling all sorts of feeling. I usually don’t watch kdramas on my TV because my son either has something on or my husband does. But I just needed to continue and threw it up there. I loved this so much.

I do recommend it, overall. It’s a wonderful kdrama. I don’t know if I’d recommend it as a first kdrama to watch but overall, it was great.

So overall 8 out of 10 points!


So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you’ve seen this and your thoughts on it!

Happy Watching! Bye!

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Weekly Goals (Aug 3-9)

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

Today I have my weekly goals for the week of Aug 3 to the 9th.

Let’s do this!

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Kdramas

I would like to try to get through at least one episode a day for my Kdramas. Weekends will be more but for now, I’m going to try for at least one. So my goal is to finish watching Strong Woman Do Bong Soon and get a couple episodes through Age of Youth. I have seen the first episode of that so I should be able to get through to episode 4-ish.

That’s the goal.

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TV Shows

I want to catch up on Grey’s Anatomy so I would like to finish season 2 and get partway through season 3.

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School

I start school this week so I’m going to be working on all of that throughout the week. So I’m going to mention what assignments I have to do.

I’m going to have to do two reading assignments (two chapters in the textbook), 2 discussion assignments, a brainstorming activity, and a journal.


Reading

I want to finish I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson this week. I’d also like to finish Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff. But I’m also going to be beginning Stalking Jack the Ripper on the 4th and reading that through until Hunting Prince Dracula comes out. I plan on starting the arc I have for The Note by Zoe Folbigg. If I get that done, I’ll move onto another ARC. But for now, my plans are to read Royal Pain, The Note, I’ll Give You the Sun, and Stalking Jack the Ripper.


Blog/BookTube

Here’s my post schedule for my BookTube:

Tuesday: Back to School Book Tag
Wednesday: Top 5 Wednesday (possibly, the prompts aren’t out yet)
Friday: Series I Need To Finish

Here’s my blogging schedule for this week:

Sunday: Weekly Goals
Monday: Book Review for Unexpected
Tuesday: Back to School Book Tag
Wednesday: Top 5 Wednesday (refer to BookTube list)
Thursday: New Releases: Sept 10-16
Friday: Series I Need To Finish
Saturday: Book Review for Royal Pain


I hope you all have a good week!

Let me know some of your plans for this week!

Happy Reading/Watching! Bye!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances

Hey Warriors!

Top 5 Wednesdays was created by Lainey at GingerReadsLainey and is moderated by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the GoodReads group here!

This topic is about your favorite bromances!!! Who doesn’t love a great bromance!

I decided that I wanted to do a mix of books, Korean dramas, manga/anime, and tv shows. So here they are!


Korean Drama

Goblin

I absolutely adored the bromance between the Goblin and the Grim Reaper. It was so hilarious.

This drama follows a girl who believes that she is the Goblin’s wife and it follows their journey as she tries to prove that she is. Oh, and anytime she blows out a flame, he appears before her!

I loved this drama and I do recommend it!


Manga/Anime

Death Note

Another favorite bromance of mine is L and Light. I absolutely love their interaction with one another. They are just so perfect.

Now, before anyone asks, I absolutely despised the live action. It was a giant pile of garbage. Don’t waste your time on it. If you feel the need to watch the live action, don’t and just rewatch the anime.


Books

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

I absolutely loved the tri-bromance between Rhys, Cass, and Az. I just loved these three together. It was always funny or heart wrenching. I felt feelings when I was reading about them and I loved that. They’re so great.

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The Outsiders by SE Hinton

I absolutely loved Ponyboy and Johnny’s bromance. They were seriously the best of friends and so good for each other. They made my soul happy.

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TV Shows

Supernatural

I swear if anyone has seen SupNat and decides to include TV shows in this, they will be including these two. I don’t care what anyone says, Dean and Cas are the best bromance. That is all.

And because Castiel is perfection in angel form, here’s a montage of Cas xD


That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed and I hope you go check out some Death Note (the anime or manga, not the live action). Let me know your favorite bromances!

 


Happy Reading!

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Weekly Wrap Up July 30-Aug 5

Hey Everyone!

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Let’s get right into this!


Korean Dramas

Ha. Yeah. I think we all know how that went.

I have watched nothing!

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TV Shows

I did watch Game of Thrones and I enjoyed the episode. It was good. I loved the final F you at the end. And the speech between Dany and Jon was great, imo.

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Writing

Yeah. Nothing.


Blogging

I got all my posts up except for a Saturday review. I finished Of Fire and Stars on Friday and I didn’t want to write a review Saturday. So I didn’t. Maybe I’ll write one today and get it up this Saturday. Let me know if you want to see that. It’ll be completely spoiler-free.


Books

And finally! The part that always has the most, what I read.

This week I kept track of my reading progress. I started on the 1st so I’ll share with you what I read and how many pages I read of each!

  • Tuesday (8/1): Of Fire and Stars – 96 pgs
  • Wednesday (8/2): Of Fire and Stars – 53 pgs
  • Thursday (8/3): Of Fire and Stars – 95 pgs
  • Friday (8/4): Of Fire and Stars – 87 pgs (Finished)
  • Friday (8/4): Full Metal Alchemist (Vols 1-3) – 247 pgs
  • Saturday (8/5): Full Metal Alchemist (Vols 1-3) – 284 pgs(Finished)
  • Saturday (8/5): Vassa in the Night – 40 pgs
  • Saturday (8/5): The Unexpected Everything – 23 pgs

Stats

  • Finished 2 books
  • Read a total of 925 pgs
  • Read 2 Fantasy, 1 Contemporary, 1 Science Fiction.

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I hope you enjoyed! I want to continue on with Full Metal Alchemist but I have so many other books to read this month! The struggle!

How did your week go?


Happy Reading, Writing, Watching!

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New Releases: July 30-Aug 5

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Movies

The Dark Tower

Premiere Date: Aug 4

Detroit

Premiere Date: Aug 4

Kidnap

Premiere Date: Aug 4

Step

Premiere Date: Aug 4

Wind River

Premiere Date: Aug 4


TV Shows

The Sinner

Premiere Date: Aug 2
Season: 1
Channel: USA Network

Pit Bulls and Parolees

Premiere Date: Aug 5 (Moved from July 29)
Season: 9
Channel: Animal Planet


KDramas

Strongest Deliveryman

Premiere Date: Aug 4
Channel: KBS2
Air Times: Friday and Saturday 23:00

(I posted about this last week but now it’s coming up as Aug 4th on Drama Wikia)


Books

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby

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Release Date: Aug 1

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Venturess by Betsy Cornwell

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Release Date: Aug 1
Series: Mechanica Book 2

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These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips

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Release Date: Aug 1

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Amazon
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Happy Reading and Watching!

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New Releases: July 23-29

Movies

Atomic Blonde

July 28

A Family Man

July 28


TV Shows

Midnight Texas

July 24
Season 1
NBC

The Last Tycoon

July 28
Season 1
Amazon

Pitbulls and Parolees

July 29
Season 9
Animal Planet


K-Dramas

Falsify

July 24
SBS
Mon/Tues 10pm

Criminal Minds

July 26
TvN
Wed/Thur 11pm

Strongest Deliveryman

July 28
KBS2
Fri/Sat 11pm


Books

All photos are linked to Amazon where you can preorder it. Just remember that I am pretty sure that the money will be taken from your account when they ship the book, NOT when you order it. The preorder only guarantees the price if it goes up after you preorder.

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

July 25

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Lucky in Love by Kasie West

July 25

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Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

July 25

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Happy Reading and Watching!

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New Releases: July 16-22

So, no one has given me any advice or told me what they’d like to see, so I’m going to continue with how I’m doing this. I may try to do it on my stories on Instagram but for now, I’m sticking with this.


Movies

Feed

In theaters: July 18

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

In Theaters: July 21

Dunkirk

In Theaters: July 21

First Kill

In Theaters: July 21

Girls Trip

In Theaters: July 21

Landline

In Theaters: July 21


TV Shows

Game of Thrones

Premiere Date: July 16
Channel: HBO
Season: 7

The Strain

Premiere Date: July 16
Channel: FX
Season: 4 (Final)

Raven’s Home

Premiere Date: July 21
Channel: Disney Channel
Season: 1


KDrama

School 2017

Premiere Date: July 17
Channel: KBS2
Showtimes: Mon/Tues 10pm

The King Loves

Premiere Date: July 17
Channel: MBC
Showtimes: Mon/Tues 10pm

Man Who Dies to Live

Premiere Date: July 19
Channel: MBC
Showtimes: Wed/Thurs 9:55pm

Reunited Worlds

Premiere Date: July 19
Channel: SBS
Showtimes: Wed/Thurs 10pm


Books

The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

Release Date: July 18

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The Ends of the World by Maggie Hall

Release Date: July 18
Series: The Conspiracy of Us (Book 3)

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If there’s anything else that you would like for me to add to these New Releases posts, let me know! Also, are you enjoying this as a weekly post or would you rather it be a beginning of the month longer post?


Happy Reading and Watching!

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