Boys Before Flowers Episode 15

This was a great episode; definitely had the most depth emotionally, drew the most nuanced acting from Hye Sun, and was just generally an emotional, angsty, fabulous rollercoaster from start to finish. Only it’s getting downright depressing and I don’t like that. 😦 This so far has been my escapist/pretty/don’t get too emotionally involved drama.

Download this episode subbed at ArashiVox (also with Youtube links) or Aja-aja

Episode 15 Liveblog: The Flames Flicker


Boys Before Flowers episodes 11 and 12

Boys Before Flowers episode 12 is NOT out, or rather not subbed yet, in spite of misleading rumours 😦 . D-Addicts has the softsubs here for episodes 1-8, with the  raws being over at Aja-aja, which has(<3) also independently subbed episodes 9-11. Aja has the RAW for episode 12 but no subs yet. Curses! Asian Drama Addict has been giving video links to watch BOF on youtube and similar sites, through episode 12, but it’s very low sound and visual quality – too low for me, so I’ll be waiting for the subs to come out.

Slightly spoilerish thoughts on episode 11 follow..

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Miscellania: Boys Before Flowers, Coolsmurf, new drama-download site

Boys Before Flowers episodes 11 and 12 came out!! Downloading now(from here, if anyone’s interested). I already spoiled myself by reading the Dramabeans summary, but having seen this story adapted twice already(Meteor Garden and Hana Yori Dango) there’s only so much I can be spoiled about anyway. What I’m really looking/waiting for, I must admit, is the Ga-Eul/Yi Jung storyline.

In other news, I note that Coolsmurf, one of only 5 Asian entertainment bloggers I read regularly, is abandoning his independent blog and moving over to entertainment site Alkpop…which I would be happier for him about IF my opinion of Alkpop did not have an inverse relationship to their vulgarity/nastiness level(high). See Dramaworld About for why I listed them as a link once and now do not. If anyone has any recommendations for bloggers to replace Coolsmurf, let me know, although I must admit I’ve kept on eye on Alkpop over the past few days since the announcement came and for now at least most of the articles are being written by Coolsmurf…which means a sharp upward climb in quality. I can’t even recognize Alkpop for its gut-level sarcasm any more! Which means I may be re-adding Alkpop if this continues. For now, see his article on Kim So Eun preferring Jun-pyo over Yi Jung.

As a blogger goes, however, a new drama-downloading site enters on Dramaworld; I discovered Jiwang the other day, a Malaysian entertainment site which has many dramas to download and is very easy to use; all you have to do is register to gain access and the files are offered as direct downloads in often several different formats from different servers. I’ll be adding it to the Drama Guide.

Song of the Day:

K One – If There Is No Tomorrow