Park Bo-young 


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Yesterday I was kind of in a funk and did nothing but watch TV series and movies all day. The last film I saw was A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년) starring Park Bo-young (Scandal Makers) and Song Joong-ki. I didn’t have any big expectations and only picked it since I like Park Bo-young, but it was surprisingly good.

The movie takes place in the 60’s and is about a family (a mother and her two daughters) that moves to the countryside because the eldest daughter (Sun-i, played by Bo-young) has problems with her lungs. At their new house they come across an orphan boy who can’t speak and behaves like a wild animal. They decide to let the boy stay with them for a while until they hear back from social services about finding a home for him. Sun-i gets tired of the boy’s wild behaviour and starts to train him according to a book on training dogs.

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Park Bo-young seems to be pretty popular as a music video actress these days :) . First IU’s The Story Only I Didn’t Know and now BEAST’s Fiction.

BEAST ~ Fiction

BEAST ~ Fiction

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Credit: source vid. insectica@jpopsuki

I like this song. It’s good and mellow. I’ll post a live performance later (gotta post some more IU stuff first).

 

IU puts her cute image on the shelf and returns to her roots with the song The Story Only I Didn’t Know (나만 몰랐던 이야기), which is an emotional ballad. REAL+, which contains this song and Cruel Fairy Tale (잔혹동화), complements the REAL mini-album well with its contrasting theme.

IU ~ The Story Only I Didn't Know

IU ~ The Story Only I Didn’t Know

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The music video for The Story Only I Didn’t Know features actress Park Bo-young, whom you might recognize from movies such as Scandal Makers and ESP Couple.

Although the music video is very emotional with tears flowing, I found it more moving to watch IU perform the song on stage. I will select a good live performance for you guys and post it later.

 
REAL+

In order to make up for cutting her promotion of the third mini-album REAL short, IU is returning with the release of REAL+.

It’s what they call a “mini plus album”, which contains three new tracks (two songs) that act as an epilogue to the REAL mini-album. It’s basically what would’ve been added if they’d released a repackaged album.

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I’ve finally started chewing away at the pile of Asian movies that I have, so I thought I’d post some short thoughts about some of the movies that I’ve watched.

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Our School E.T.

I watched the Korean movie Our School E.T. the other day. I bought it because Park Bo-young (from Scandal Makers) is in it.

The movie is about a gym teacher who goes the extra mile to take care of students who are having troubles. E.T. in the title first stands for his unorthodox/alien ways to handle things, but then it stands for English teacher once he is faced with the “choice” of being fired or start teaching English.

The story has a nice message and there are a few good moments - I got a little Great Teacher Onitsuka vibe once in a while - but the delivery of said story is not very good I’m afraid.

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I’ve written snippets about the Korean movie Scandal Makers before. Now I want to show you a clip where Park Bo-young, who plays Jae-in/Jeong-nam in the movie, sings* the song 아마도 그건 (amado geugeon). I really like this song.

Scandal Makers clip

Scandal Makers clip

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When this song came on the first time I wached the movie, I had to rush over to my CD shelf to pull out Park Hye-kyeong’s album When a Woman is in Love, because I recognized the song and knew I had it on CD. I didn’t know the title, but I could hear Hye-kyeong’s voice when I thought about the song.

I think the original artist for this song is Choi Yong-joon (최용준) (that’s what they say in the movie). According to the tag in the mp3 from the soundtrack it’s composed by 박병규.

*I think it’s actually sung by someone called Hong Min-jung (홍민정) here. She’s the one who sings on the soundtrack and the vocals sound just the same as in the movie.

Here’s the song from the soundtrack:

 

I’ve been meaning to write a post about the movie Scandal Makers, but I never get around to it, so I think I’ll just post bits and pieces of what I had planned to stuff in that post instead. I’ll just say that I like the movie a lot (which you probably figured if you’ve read my poster posts).

Park Bo-young (박보영) plays the female lead role in Scandal Makers (과속 스캔들/Speed Scandal). She’s also in The ESP Couple and Our School E.T. (both of which I haven’t watched yet).

Here are some pictures of Bo-young:

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