I’m usually hesitant to provide too much info ’bout meself on ze internet in this day and age, but this is kinda related in some fashion or another to dramaland, so goodbye scruples! Sort of.
So after having fun times with whitecarrot recording our very first Podcast, I threw random clothes into the suitcase and got on the plane for a loooong flight to Incheon International Airport. Yeppity yep, I am in the Land of Drama Milk and Honey and yeeeee am I excited! The first thing I did, of course, was turn on the TV and contribute to the ratings we drama lovers love so much. It was I who added that infinitesimal percentage to the first 20 minutes of Iris 2 and the last 20 minutes of the laaast episode of That Winter, the Wind Blows! You can thank me later.
I’ve been squeeing every other minute as actor after actor and idol star after idol star grace the television pimping Febreeze, refrigerators, toothpaste, and rice cookers. Won Bin has a new Cuckoo rice cooker CF out – where he aaalmost rips off his shirt. Just wanted to let ya know. And don’t even get me started on the mini trip to the grocery store. You don’t just have the celebrities’ faces marching across the shelves, the CF’s are playing on mini screens along the aisles! And this ain’t even a huge big-name supermarket.
But all this pales in comparison to the BIG news. Robert Downey Jr. is here RIGHT NOW to promote his new Iron Man 3. AAACCKKK~!!! The red carpet event for the premiere is being held tonight at 8pm at Times Square in Young-deung-po. Eeeee! I. Want. To. Gooooo!! Yes, I am very much aware of the ridiculousness of it all: I had to come all the way to Korea to see Robert Downey Jr. when Hollywood is my backyard. But hey, that’s logic for you. I have a teensy little feeling that I will get veeery lost trying to find Young-deung-po, and even if I don’t, I probably won’t even see the back of Robert Downey Jr.’s head since rabid fangirls are sure to have camped out since last week. Uh, if Twilight fans can do it, why can’t his? After all, his arrival last night was supposed to be super secret spy stuff, but a horde of fans were waiting for him at the airport anyway. Never underestimate Korean netizens.
In any case, I’m still debating whether just seeing the movie in Korea – which will release it a whole week before the U.S. does – is enough to make up for not braving the Korean subway system to not see even the shadow of Robert Downey Jr. Perhaps I should save the screaming and mad flailing of arms for Hollywood. I’ll just keep adding those percentage points to our lovely dramas from the comfort of my home.