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…

Lee Da-hee, Choi Si-won are friends-turned-lovers in new ENA drama

Lee Da-hee (LUCA: The Beginning) and Super Junior’s Choi Si-won (Work Later, Drink Now) have both been confirmed to lead ENA's upcoming drama “Icy Cold Romance” (literal title). The drama will revolve around the romance of two people, who have been friends for 20 years and developed romantic feelings for each other while working together…

In Spotlight: Kang Tae-oh Filmography

Before becoming a household name because of Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Kang Tae-oh is already working for almost a decade, mostly appearing in guest cameos and supporting roles. Born on June 20, 1994, Kang Tae-oh's real name is Kim Yoon-hwan. Upon joining Fantagio, he debuted as a member of the agency's first actor-idol group 5urprise, with…

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…

First Impression: Today’s Webtoon

Drama Profile Title: Today's WebtoonMain Cast: Kim Se-jeong, Choi Daniel, Nam Yoon-suWriter:  Jo Ye-rang, Lee Jae-eun, Naoko Matsuda (manga)PD: Kim Young-hwan (Gogh, The Starry Night), Jo Soo-won (Still 17, Doctor John)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday  / 22:00H (KST)Network: SBS, ViuEpisodes: 16Genre: Coming-of-age Plot Synopsis: A former judo athlete struggles to adapt to her new job as a webtoon editor after retiring as an athlete after…

Yumi’s Cells 2 | Series Review

The second season of Yumi’s Cells started with an ending – Yumi’s breakup with Woong. Unlike her previous relationship, our protagonist Kim Yumi (Kim Go-eun) was the one who chose to end her relationship with Goo Woong (Ahn Bo-hyun). Her Love Cell pulled out the rarely used breakup card after trying to stir their relationship…

First Impression: Alchemy of Souls

Drama Profile Title: Alchemy of SoulsMain Cast: Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Hwang Min-hyun, Yoo Jun-sang, Oh Na-raWriter: Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran (Hotel del Luna, Hwayugi, Master's Sun, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho)PD: Park Joon-hwa (Touch Your Heart, What's Wrong With Secretary Kim, Because This Is My First Life)Timeslot: Saturday and Sunday / Network: tvN, NetflixEpisodes: 20Genre: Fantasy Romance Plot Synopsis: A…

The Best of “Woori the Virgin”

Woori the Virgin gave its original material - American series Jane the Virgin - a very Kdrama-esque execution. It maintained the original series’ core plot but amplified the characters’ backstories in an attempt to make a compelling case for them. That’s also the reason why there seems to be a mishmash of narratives and plot…

The Best of “Welcome to Wedding Hell”

Weddings are usually the be-all and end-all of happily-ever-afters in most romance K-dramas. They portrayed weddings as this magical new beginning for characters. And usually, we jumped from the proposal scene straight to the wedding day scene without knowing what happened in between. That’s probably because, in reality, wedding preparation can be difficult as hell.…

K-Drama Reaction: Our Blues | Episodes 16-20

We have reached the end of yet another masterfully written series by the one and only Noh Hee-kyung. Our Blues has been a refuge for the past several weeks, and watching the way of life on Jeju Island sends a familiar sense of attachment. The drama succeeded in bringing connection not just among the characters,…

First Impression: Jinxed At First

Drama Profile Title: Jinxed at First (English title) / Jinx's Lover (literal title)Main Cast: Seohyun, Na In-wooWriter: Jang Yoon-miPD: Yun Sang-ho (River Where the Moon Rises)Timeslot: Weds. & Thurs. 21:50Network: KBSOTT: iQIYI / VIKIEpisodes: 16Genre: Fantasy Romance Plot Synopsis: The series tells the story of a man who regards his unfortunate life as his destiny…