The controversial “Backstreet Rookie”, was it any good?-review

About the Drama :

Backstreet-Rookie-Poster3Choi Dae-Hyun (Ji Chang-Wook) walks despondently through a residential back alley after getting dumped by a girl. Sitting nearby are three high school girls, including Jung Saet-Byul (Kim You-Jung). She thinks Choi Dae-Hyun is cute and asks him to buy them a pack of cigarettes. Instead of getting cigarettes, they girls receive a lesson from Choi Dae-Hyun. He thinks the girls are just a bunch of knuckleheads, but Jung Sae-Byul is now even more smitten with him and kisses him.

3 years later, Choi Dae-Hyun manages his family owned convenience store. Although, high school girls like to come in and take pictures with him, the store doesn’t make a lot of money. Choi Dae-Hyun has also decided to put up a “part-timer worker needed” sign, due to the heavy hours he has been working. Sometime during the night, Jung Saet-Byulwalks into the store. She is now an adult and applies for the part-time job.

  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: June 19 – August 8, 2020
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

still cutsLet’s start with, why it’s controversial. From what I read online, the main complaint was it’s too raunchy and of course the caricature of “Reggae boy”. But putting it all aside, It’s a pretty unique love story. First of all,it’s realistic. The main love interest isn’t some rich guy with a multimillion company, but just your average hard-working guy. To be honest the first 2 episodes I didn’t like, after the 4 episode I started to really enjoy it…but the two last episodes were a disappointment.

 

Overall I would recommend it if you are tired of the cliche k-drama plots and want something fresh and more “grown-up” , but still silly and fun! 

3,5/5 Stars 

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

So our main couple is Choi Dae-Hyun and Jung Saet-Byul ,yes we do get a little love triangle situation but it was gone half way of the show,so I don’t feel like it’s relevant to talk in this context. Was there chemistry between  Choi Dae-Hyun and Jung Saet-Byul? Yes and No,let me explain…First 4 episodes you could feel the awkwardness,I don’t know how or why,but you could feel they are not relly comfortable with each other. After that I started to see the chemistry,but in my opinion there where not enough cute scenes overall and that’s a shame!

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HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

I was disappointed…they tried to wrap up all the loose ends ends in one episoe…ONE EPISODE!!! And you could really tell they where rushing…the actual ending wasn’t that bad,just the feel of the whole episode was bad…sorry not sorry


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“Ordeal by Innocence” Tv Mini series- review(Spoiler-free)

agatha-christie-ordeal-by-innocence-amazon-videoBased on the same-name novel by Agatha Christie. Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Old wounds are reopened for the Argyll family after learning that Jack, the black sheep of the clan, may not have killed the Argylls’ tyrannical matriarch and that one of them may be the real murderer.

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PLOT

The story starts with a seemingly happy family, getting thru the dead of mother and one of the adopted siblings,who died in the prison. In just 3 episodes we are told a very interesting tale of love, betrayal and family secrets. And slowly one by one the secrets start to come to life. I loved the slow suspense and how well it was portrayed.tumblr_pecl48zcda1v5zaklo1_540

The Cast

I’m very happy with the cast, they did a great job portraying the life of a dysfunctional rich family in the 50s. Bill Nighy as the Leo Argyll was amazing,he truly steals the show!

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Would I recommend?

Yes! Most definitely! It’s such an amazing adaptation of this novel. And in true Agatha Christie fashion, you will be guessing who did it until the last minute.

You can watch it here 

Amazon

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I watched Munsters for the first time AND here are my Thoughts!

The first time I heard about Munsters was two years ago when I looked up The Addams family original tv show. As someone who didn’t grow up in America and didn’t watch reruns of old sitcoms (like really old) like the Addams family, I was intrigued. The only thing why I didn’t watch any episodes till this day was because they are in black and white, and to be honest this wasn’t something I was into. But now finding all of the episodes on Youtube in amazing quality I was like”Why not watch it!”. I watched the first season this week and here are my thoughts…

Who are the Munsters?

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So the family consists of 5 family members we see in every episode(and some more who come and go). There are Lily(vampire) and Herman(Frankensteins monster), a married couple, they have a son whose name is Eddie(a werewolf).Grandpa(Lilies dad and a vampire) who makes different experiments in the basement, and then we have the only “normal” family member Marylin(she is Lilie’s niece). She is a “normal” teen who wants to find love and be more like her family. The Munsters live at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in the city of Mockingbird Heights, a fictional suburb in California. And they have a pet Dragon. The running gag of the series is that the family, while decidedly odd, consider themselves fairly typical working-class people of the era.

My Favorite Family member- Lily

85983In the first season, she is played by Yvonne De Carlo , and I can say I loved her in this role! I loved her look and how involved she was with her son and niece. And I can say …that contour ,giiirrrlll what are you using?!

 

The Plot

giphy (3) A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. The Munsters are a weird but honest family. … Marilyn (their niece) is the only normal one (that is the ugly duck of the family). I can say just one thing…6f3c7683e4ff15c9c9d6336ae4e40476Why isn’t it remade?! I would love to see a 2020 spin on this unique family and how they deal with everyday life.wRvFIBw I really like that this family is not overly rich like The Addams, but are just middle classed family living quietly in the suburbs, thinking about kids’ college funds and how to save/make some extra money on the side. I felt like I could relate to them much more than the Addams.

Would I recommend watching it?

YES!

Will I watch the 2 season?

Definitely!

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I Rewatched “Gossip Girl” and it’s even better then I remember!

Hello, My Darlings! Do you remember Gossip girl?if not then you are probably too young or lived under the rock in 2008 because this was the “Riverdale” of early 2010. And with a remake in the works, this is the time to revisit it.

 

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Blair and Chuck judging you for not watching Gossip Girl

I loved watching all the new episodes on my tv after school, it was such a great mix of mystery, romance, and teen drama. We were all intrigued by who was this Gossip Girl but more with the lives of those rich kids in New York. For a kid in Latvia, it was like discovering a whole new world, and at the same time finding how similar my friend group was to those kids(Like my childhood/early teen years was drama and scheming fueled, so many situations in the show was similar to those we had).To be honest, I don’t think it even needs a remake because of how good it was.

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At the start of 2020, I wanted to watch something nostalgic, so I binge-watched the whole 6 seasons in the first week and it was even better then I remember. This was exactly what I needed, THIS SHOW WAS SOOOOO FRICKING GOOD. I really don’t want to spoil anything, because I want you all to watch it (that’s why I will try to be very brief). I loved the friendship between Blair and Selena, how they managed to go from frenemies to actual best friends forever.

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The relationship between Chuck and Blair was much healthier then I remember. In my mind, it was a little bit more toxic, dysfunctional like “I can’t live without you, but I can’t live with you” kinda thing. And it wasn’t really that, but more like “I love you, but we need to grow up”.Overall the thing I understand from them is I need my own Chuck Bass in my life if you know where to get one leave it down below.

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Overall 

5/5 stars

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Definitely watch it if you haven’t , it’s such a great show with an amazing cast!

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June Favorites(2019 edition)

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Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? How was your June? For me, it was a very interesting one. Half of the month I felt like I was in the twilight zone, and my friends and family felt the same way. I don’t know what was going on, but I can say it was crazy. In June it was hella hot in Latvia(very unusual), but I still haven’t opened the swimming season (hope to do that in July). But I did try a lot of new things in June(Like making stuffed bell peppers or cutting my brothers hair). Overall it was an okay month. Let’s dive into the Favorites!

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BEAUTY FAVORITES

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ESSENCE MOSAIC COMPACT POWDER IN THE SHADE 01 SUNKISSED BEAUTY 

I have already mentioned this here(I talk about this product in details). And can say still enjoy it very much. It’s such a great and affordable product. Great find!

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FAVORITE BOOK OF THE MONTH

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(When Rivals Play #2) by B.B. Reid

THE FLAME

Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.

I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.

He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.

And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.

THE MOTH

I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.

She became my onus.
My light.
My…anyway.

With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.

The Moth and the Flame returns to the world of Blackwood Keep, rival gangs, and deliciously flawed yet completely addicting characters! This second installment in the When Rivals Play series is a continuation of the events that occurred in The Peer and the Puppet. Content suitable for ages 18+

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FAVORITE SONG OF THE MONTH
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FAVORITE TV SHOW THIS MONTH

I love Time Traveling Tvshows and movies(Like Doctor who, Travelers)! And this is one of the best shows on time travel I have ever seen. It’s amazing and James Franco did a great job on this! Definitely, recommend.

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Jake Epping (James Franco), a recently divorced English teacher from Lisbon, Maine, is presented with the chance to travel back in time to 1960 by his long-time friend Al Templeton (Chris Cooper). He is persuaded into going in an attempt to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963; however, he becomes attached to the life he makes in the past, which could be the mission’s undoing. He must find a way to secretly gather information about people and events leading up to the assassination while also creating and maintaining a new life to avoid suspicion.

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Tell me in the Comments, What’s was your favorite Tv Show in June? I would love to know 

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Oh…It’s almost end of summer aka July Favorites!

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giphy (22)Hello Hello World! How are you all doing? Hope you all are doing amazingly. Guys, it’s AUGUST! I’m so over this summer especially the heat. It’s just unbearable, we never had this hot of a summer ever, Isn’t it crazy?… So let’s talk about my July favorites!!!

Beauty Favorites

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Anti-Blemish Solutions™

All-Over Clearing Treatment

With this heat, my face is in pretty bad condition, but this face cream does help! I got this one in a 3 step set (I talked about it here )

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camouflage full coverage concealer

 Right now we have +35 C and logically my makeup has a very hard time staying on. But this concealer doesn’t smudge, at all! Totaly a favorite!

FAVORITE SONG

 

 

 

FAVORITE TV SHOW

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Sharp Objects

Based on the debut novel of the same name by writer Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), the eight-episode series “Sharp Objects” stars Amy Adams, in her first major role on the small screen, as reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her small hometown to investigate mysterious, unsolved crimes. Two girls are missing, one of whom was found dead and presumed murdered. As she searches for clues, Camille reunites with her estranged family — overbearing mother Adora, stepfather Alan Crellin, and half-sister Amma — which rekindles traumatic childhood memories, including the death of her younger sister. Piecing together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille begins to identify with the young victims a bit too closely.

Tell me in the comments, How was your July? Did you travel?

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December Favorites!

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giphy (9) Hello, my darlings!I hope you had a very cozy and joyful Christmas(or any other holiday you are celebrating).I can’t believe it’s the end of December and 2017…like next month it’s 2018!!!Crazy,right?!So it’s time for December favourites!

 

FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

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Isana young S.O.S clear-anti acne gel

My face this month broke out so much (I’m blaming stress ), and nothing really worked .I got this gel, it did help me in the past, so maybe it would help me now too…And boy it did!My face is so much clearer and I don’t have any inflamed acne anymore.

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Sébium
Gel moussant

This I got as an early Christmas gift, and together with the S.O.S gel, it helped my skin so much.Thank mom for getting me this!

 

FAVORITE TV SHOW

Versailles

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Versailles, 1667. Haunted by the trauma of the Fronde, as the nobles of his court begin to rebel against the monarchy, 28-year-old King Louis XIV of France and Navarre (George Blagden), in a Machiavellian political move, decides to make the nobility submit by imposing a definitive move of the court from Paris to Versailles, his father’s former hunting lodge. Trapped by their king’s “invitation”, the nobles of Paris gradually come to see the castle as a gilded prison, and soon even the most humble courtiers of the king begin to show their viciousness as the alcoves of secrets, politics, and war are maneuvered through, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.

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The White Queen

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A portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne. The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker.” But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan to control the throne comes crashing down.

FAVORITE SONG

 

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November Favorites!

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Hey guys!Hope you all are having a great day. Another door is opened on our advent calendar …that means we are closer and closer to Christmas!!!Can you feel the holidays coming ?!Ah, I can’t wait.Today I want to talk about my favorite things this November. November was a cold and a little depressing month for me, but at the same time, it was a pretty patriotic and hopefull time (we celebrated Latvian’s independence day in November ).Okay, Let’s start with the fun stuff!

Favorite beauty products

 

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Acnacid 2 in 1 face cream

My face is going crazy(breakouts, dry patches, redness) this past month and this face cream helped with some of the problems.It’s not drying, but doesn’t make my face oily, I really recommend if you have an oily face, but are experiencing dry patches time to time.It’s a great face cream for the price.

 

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RL de Young power hardener

Guys, you can’t imagine how many bad reviews I have read about this nail polish. It’s mind-blowing for me because I like it even more than my favorite essence XXL nail thickener.

Dzintars-Kredo lux Lipstick in the color T76

I love it..I simply love this lipstick!It’s just perfect, creamy and the color is just amazing and looks good on me!

Favorite Tv show

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Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission — as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s — and a century before the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored

 

Favorite book

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Surprise Package: A Bad Boy Christmas Romance

by Kira Blakely

She needs a fiancé for Christmas, so I’ll pretend.
Hard not to when a gorgeous virgin walks into your strip club.
She’s thinks this is an escort service, and that I’m for hire.
Man is she in the wrong place.

Blair is everything I’m not.
Loving. Gentle. Family girl.
I’m rude, arrogant, and do what the fu@k I want.
Right now, I want her.
So, I’ll play the good fiancé.
Tell the family all the right things.
Kiss her in all the right ways.
And when we’re alone?
I’ll claim that sweet innocence.
Make her soul mine and her body tremble.
I don’t want it to end.
And I damn sure didn’t expect to feel this way.
After this, she’ll have more than just memories.
I have a special gift in mind.

All Kira Blakely novels include alphas who know what they want and know how to treat a lady. This is a full length standalone steamy Christmas romance novel. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happily ever after. 

Favorite Song

 

Tell me in the comments, What are your favorites this November?

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