New Site

Lost in Omo! has moved to a new home:

http://lostinomo.theplaidbabushka.com

See you there!

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Lost in Omo! The Vlog

Yes, Omo! is branching out into the wonderous world of vlogs. Because I feel you all need to see my mug when I’m ranting about things, right?

Here be Vlog the First – I was using the new iMovie, which can seriously go get stuffed as it’s the most unintuitive editing program on the face of the planet. Bad sound, bad editing – but it can only go up from here, right? Right? crickets

Subscribe and shit. Also, feel free to throw any suggestions or topics at me (except for Fucking Daesung)!

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‘Last Scandal’ mid-view report

I’d only heard good things about Last Scandal, and, as I already had a thing for big star-normal Joe scenarios in non-Korean media, I bumped it up the queue after finishing Stars Falling From The Sky.

The chemistry is off the charts, people. Off the charts. And you all know I love that shit.

As much as I love male modesty. Bless.

Jung Jun-ho was good in IRIS, but he’s fantastic in this – I had no idea he was such a gifted comedic actor. Understandably, he was always going to be secondary to Lee Byung-hun and his teeth in IRIS, so I’m pleased to add him to my stable of Actors I Like In Everything Ever. I’m now looking forward to Queen of Reversals, despite Park Shi-hoo’s inclusion in the cast (more on that another time, or when I recap Prosecutor Princess).

I was devastated, however, to learn that Choi Jin-sil committed suicide soon after Last Scandal wrapped. Part of me was so affected by this that I was reluctant to continue the drama – but I know that, as the last piece of work she completed, Last Scandal stands as a testament to a genuinely talented and charismatic actress. The joy she brings to the screen is like sunshine on my computer monitor, and I’m glad this fun, well-written series showcased her talent before she left us way too soon.

Here’s to Last Scandal, and to Jin-sil.

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Oh!

Whilst shopping today, I saw the above and thought, “woe is moi! I have neglected my blog!” And thus, I solemnly swear to update as much as humanly possible. Let’s begin, with a snapshot of where we’re at:

Language Skillz: Getting there
New Foods Tried: Over ten, less than twenty
Hilariously Over-Packaged Kpop (and Kdrama) DVDs Bought: 6
Inappropriate Actor/Singer Crushes: 3
KDramas Started: 13 (10 finished)
KFilms Watched: 15 or so?
“WTF?!” Comments From Friends & Family: They’re dropping off, slowly but surely.

Bring the omo on!

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Tumblr?

In lieu of actual content, as real-life is ridin’ my ass –

Lost in Omo! has a Tumblr!

I’ll use it to cap-spam the dramas I am watching, YouTube clips, gifs of G-Dragon groovin’ – you know the drill.

Follow! Reblog! Socially network things!

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Or if they find a cure for deja vu

Sorry about the lack of updates, but my fine household has been in the process of a fairly traumatic move. But we are now settled into our new digs, and have picked up on everyone’s favourite show about terrorists, not tuna – IRIS.

My watching-partner-in-crime, Erin, and I are roughly at the halfway mark and shit is getting real. In all honesty, the show was quite slow in the beginning – mainly because it was an exposition party and-a-half – but slowly, like a creeper bush on a fence, it’s weaving its way through our hearts. Or we’re suffering from something like Stockholm Syndrome.

The most mind-boggling aspect of the first six or so episodes was the pacing, by and far. Remember when there were two montages in a row? And then every episode after that had a love montage that went for way too long? And then there was that creepy kid, Yuki? Now I’m starting to worry about the short-term memories of these characters.

Seon-Hwa – also known as The Fiercest Woman Alive – is captured by Hyun-Jun – AKA Teeth – after she’s sent to kill him. He ties her up, they have a lot of chemistry, he unties her, they continue to have chemistry, they are wary of each other, chemistry, she wakes up in a bed. Then she has a flashback. Simple, right? Normal, considering?

Not when the flashback is to the previous scene.

It’s so amazing, I can’t even. Despite all its flaws and obvious time-filling, I love this show and its obsessive love for flashback-montages so much, I can almost forgive them for the incessant use of that bloody love theme over everything.

Almost.

(Kim So-yeon:

Sorry, I can’t hear you over her fierceness.)

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CRUNKY

CRUNKY

(I swear, this blog won’t just be a series of updates about what the hell I’m eating.)

I didn’t mind this – it’s a lot more bitter than the chocolate I’m used to, but in a pleasant way. Did I mention it’s called CRUNKY? Say it in a deep, sports commentator’s voice, you won’t regret it.

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