Last week (1-7 July 2013) was a whirlwind in the world of entertainment (at least it was to me).
But when you think about it,the world of entertainment is ALWAYS a whirlwind.
Two things captured my attention.First up, my ultimate favorite source of all things Asian dramas,dramacrazy.net decided to shut down.Another one bites the dust I say.There have been too many closures of sites that offer Asian dramas for free.We all know the reason for being is that it’s a copyright infringement issue.Apparently,offering free drama streaming is illegal in the eyes of the law.But what are we,as users supposed to do?
Dramacrazy offered us the opportunity to not only stream rare Asian dramas but an entire community to connect to with its forums.Granted,I just preferred streaming the dramas but some people made lifelong friends on that site.
To have the opportunity to watch streamed dramas is indeed a privilege.Watching something at your own time,on your own terms,your own leisure and pace meant no commercials (sometimes) and generally at your own behest.This goes for all types of programming and not just Asian dramas.Dramacrazy was a complete space that offered every (East) Asian drama under the sun.It was easy,user-friendly,and ultimately complete.This was why users kept flocking back to the site.Another fan favorite,mysoju.com had unfortunately suffered a similar demise.Not all of us can afford to go out and get the latest dramas on DVD.We would,but only if it was really good.Dramacrazy.net was a drama-fan’s democracy working at its best.
I mourn the death of Dramacrazy.True,there are other sites to head off to but Dramacrazy was the best.Who knows just how long other sites can stay afloat?
Now onto my second posting would be regarding the latest,hottest British import into Hollywood and newest Superman,actor Henry Cavill.The guy’s not exactly new,just unknown.Fans of The Tudors would have remembered Cavill as the Duke Charles Brandon.Anyhow,Henry was reported to be dating former mixed martial artist-turned-actress Gina Carano.And now he’s moved on to The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco.
That guy sure moves fast with the ladies,it seems.He reportedly splits up in May and a mere two months later he’s bagged himself a new girl.Cue the millions of fangirl hearts he’s broken.Henry has already chalked up quite a massive female fanbase thanks to the release of the new Superman movie,Man of Steel.Henry should be taking things a little slowly if he wants to cultivate a serious actor image.He should learn from his previous relationships and new girl Kaley.Her previous relationships were very private.He’s allowed to have relationships,but be careful in flaunting it.Even if a million paparazzi abound,keep your relationships on the DL.
Some Henry-Kaley pix,credited from justjared.com, ImageBam.com, and henrycavillnews.com.