The Best of “Work Later, Drink Now” Season 2

Our drunken avengers are back for the second season of TVING Original series, Work Later, Drink Now. In this season, we watch Ahn So-hee (Lee Sun-bin), Han Ji-yeon (Han Sun-hwa), and Kang Ji-gu (Jung Eun-ji) get back to their normal lives after the struggles they had to face in season 1. They gave us funnier…

Under the Queen’s Umbrella | Series Review

Seeing Kim Hye-soo and Kim Hae-sook in the cast roster of Under the Queen’s Umbrella gave me the impression that it would be a heavy sageuk drama filled with kimchi slaps and obnoxious bearded men deciding the fate of helpless female characters. But once its teasers dropped, I realized that it would be something different…

The Glory Part 1 | Series Review

We all love a good revenge drama. The Glory offers a well-established storyline that caters to a vengeance-obsessed audience and challenges our anger management issues. While I don’t agree with the move to split the drama into two parts, I believe this is more of an executive decision from Netflix to milk its depleting subscriber…

In Spotlight: Shin Seung-ho Filmography

From athlete to model to actor, Shin Seung-ho explored different paths before he finally turned to the world of acting. He played football from middle school through college. His love of the sport inspired him to pursue a degree in physical education at Dong-Eui University. After quitting football, he ventured into modeling and joined the…

First Impression: Summer Strike

Drama Profile Title: Summer Strike / I Don't Want To Do Anything (literal title)Main Cast: Seolhyun, Im Si-wanWriter: Joo Young-hyun (webtoon), Hong Moon-pyo, Lee Yoon-jung (The Lies Within, Coffee Prince)PD: Lee Yoon-jung (The Lies Within, Coffee Prince), Hong Moon-pyoTimeslot: Monday and Tuesday / 21:20 (KST)Network: ENA, Genie TV, SeeznEpisodes: 12Genre: Healing, Melodrama Plot Synopsis: A tired corporate worker leaves the demanding life in the city and…

The Best of “Today’s Webtoon”

Today’s Webtoon has such a quiet but memorable run. It was overshadowed by more hyped-up dramas, but I strongly think it’s much better in execution than its peers. Just like how webtoon producers work behind the scenes to ensure that their artists and illustrations are in pristine condition upon publication, the drama gave us a…

Alchemy of Souls | Series Review

Fantasy dramas, when done right, are almost always an instant classic. And Alchemy of Souls might be like that–another Hong Sisters hit filled with homage to their past works. Sometimes, it even feels like Game of Thrones minus the dragons. I’d like to commend the drama creators for putting up such another elaborate world-building in…

The Best of “Café Minamdang”

Amidst the seriousness of other crime mystery K-dramas, Café Minamdang opened and showed the fans of this genre that such a story could also be told in a funny and light-hearted manner. This Seo In-guk and Oh Yeon-seo starrer has a compelling main premise and endearing characters that one couldn’t help but like. The first…

The Best of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”

There are tons of legal dramas premiering every year in K-dramaland. A series can get easily be forgotten if it would only stick to the tried-and-tested courtroom drama clichés. This year, Channel ENA added a series to the already long list of legal K-dramas. Extraordinary Attorney Woo is a legal drama in every aspect. It…

Why Her? | Series Review

This drama screams women empowerment! Seo Hyun-jin is perfect as the lawyer-turned-professor Oh Soo-jae. Her legal prowess knows no bounds and being at rock bottom only motivated her to break her enemies' wings. The drama also made sure that all the crows flocking towards the heroine are, you guessed it right, men. Influential personalities from…

First Impression: Big Mouth

Drama Profile Title: Big Mouth (English title) / Big Mouse (literal title)Main Cast: Lee Jong-suk, Yoona, Kim Joo-hunWriter: Kim Ha-ramPD: Oh Choong-wan (Start-up)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday, 22:00Network: MBCEpisodes: 16Genre: Noir Crime Thriller Plot Synopsis: A lawyer with a ten-percent winning rate is caught up in a murder case and becomes the notorious and genius con…