First Impression: Yumi’s Cells

Drama Profile Title: Yumi’s CellsMain Cast: Kim Go-eun, Ahn Bo-hyun, Lee Yu-bi, Park Jin-youngWriter: Kim Yoon-joo (Find Me In Your Memory)PD: Lee Sang-yeob (A Piece of Your Mind)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday 22:50Network: tvNEpisodes: 14Genre: Psychological-romance Plot Synopsis: Based on the hit webtoon by Song Jae-jung, the story of Yumi’s Cells revolves around Kim Yu-mi, an…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 12 (Finale)

We’ll always have Yulje. Episode 12 Recap The finale episode quickly started with Chae Song-hwa getting an emergency call while on her way to Yulje. Yang Seok-hyeong, meanwhile, was already in the hospital and came across the other OB/GYN staff in a crowded elevator. Unlike in the past – where he would skip those crowded…

First Impression: High Class

Drama Profile Title: High ClassMain Cast: Cho Yeo-jeong, Kim Ji-soo, Ha JoonWriter: Hyun JungPD:  Choi Byeong-gil (Missing Nine, Angry Mom)Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday 22:30HNetwork: tvNEpisodes: 16Genre: Mystery, Suspense Plot Synopsis: After being framed for her husband's death, a lawyer moves into Jeju Island to enroll her son to a prestigious international school and start a new life. Major Trope: Deception, Betrayal, Underdog, Whodunit Grumpy's…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 11

Sometimes you need to realize you always have someone you can lean on. Episode 11 Recap Episode 11 opens with Chae Song-hwa entering Lee Ik-jun’s office to leave her birthday gift on his table. She wrote a simple ‘happy birthday Lee Ik-jun’ on the note and leave only to come back a moment later because…

First Impression: Lost

Drama Profile Title: Lost (English title) / No Longer Human / Human Disqualification (literal title)Main Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Ryu Jun-yeolWriter: Yoon Hee-jung (My Love, My Bride, Architecture 101)PD:  Hur Jin-ho (Forbidden Dream, The Last Princess)Timeslot: Saturday and Sunday - 22:30Network: JTBCEpisodes: 16Genre: Melodrama Plot Synopsis: Two lost souls, a 40-year-old career woman who lost everything and a 27-year-old jaded man who seeks…

Lee Dong-wook becomes a superhero in new drama with Wi Ha-joon, Han Ji-eun

Lee Dong-wook (Tale of the Nine Tailed), Wi Ha-joon (Squid Game), and Han Ji-eun (My Roommate is a Gumiho) are all confirmed to lead the newest tvN series “Bad and Crazy” (working title). Bad and Crazy revolves around a materialistic police detective who becomes a superhero. Using a hidden persona named “K,” he stands up…

D.P. | Series Review

Military dramas often revolved around a heavy topic that requires a good amount of caution. Since military organizations are substantially isolated from the public eye, our conception of military life usually consists of hazing rituals of newcomers and outsiders, physical drills during training, and abusive behavior from superiors within the different units. New recruits learn…

First Impression: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Drama Profile Title: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (English title) / Seaside Village Chachacha (literal title)Main Cast: Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-hoWriter: Shin Ha-eun (The Crowned Clown)PD: Yoo Je-won (Hi Bye Mama)Timeslot: Saturday/Sunday 21:00Network: tvNEpisodes: 16Genre: Romance-comedy; slice-of-life Plot Synopsis: In the hopes to start over, dentist Yoon Hye-jin decided to move from Seoul to Gongjin. As she tries…

First Impression: Lovers of the Red Sky

Drama Profile Title: Hong Cheon-gi (literal titled) / Lovers of the Red Sky (English title)Main Cast: Kim You-jung, Ahn Hyo-seop, Gong Myung, Kwak Si-yangWriter: Ha-eunPD: Jung Tae-woo (Hyena)Timeslot: Monday/Tuesday 22:00Network: SBSEpisodes: 16Genre: Fantasy romance sageuk Plot Synopsis: Based on the novel of Jung Eun-gwol (the same author of The Moon Embracing the Sun and Sungkyungkwan…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 10

I can now breathe easier as my favorite characters finally found the strength to lay everything out in the open – their truths as well as their hearts. Episode 10 Recap Just like what Kim Jun-wan told Do Jae-hak last week, he arrived at the ICU one minute after Jae-hak called. The emergency call has…

First Impression: The Road: The Tragedy of One

Drama Profile Title: The Road: The Tragedy of One (literal title)Main Cast: Ji Jin-hee, Yoon Se-ah, Kim Hye-eunWriter: Yoon Hee-jungPD:  Kim No-wonTimeslot: Wednesday and Thursday - 22:50Network: tvNEpisodes: 12Genre: Mystery, Dark thriller, Makjang Plot Synopsis: A determined news anchor gets caught up in a web of power, greed, and revenge after disclosing a massive corruption scheme to the public. Major Trope: Birth secret /…

Racket Boys | Series Review

Expectations were high coming from the Prison Playbook writer upon confirmation of this drama. Prison Playbook as an inaugural drama for a junior writer is a pretty admirable feat, which could also translate to pressure for a subsequent project. There was a long history of sorts during the planning phase for Racket Boys – even…