First Impression: Taxi Driver

We have a new justice-seeking team in K-dramaland. Drama Profile Title: Taxi Driver / Deluxe Taxi (literal title)Main Cast: Lee Je-hoon, Esom, Kim Eui-sungWriter: Park Joon-woo (Doctor Detective)PD: Oh Sang-ho (Fabricated City – movie)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday / 22:00HNetwork: SBSEpisodes: 16Genre: Action-crime Plot Synopsis: Based on a webtoon of The Deluxe Taxi by Carlos and…

Sisyphus: The Myth | Series Review

“Even if there’s no future, just come and find me.” When I was asked whether JTBC’s 10th-anniversary special drama was any good, I told them they could give it a try for themselves because I wasn’t sure how exactly what to feel in the premiere week. Everything looks good – the cast is great, the…

K-Drama Reaction: Penthouse | Season 2

It's been a crazier second season, and I think this is the only show wherein all character developments are for the worse. Every episode seemed like confirmation of fan theories from previous events. It's as if the writer was reading the comments section of every article written about the drama or all the audience's social…

Love Alarm Season 2 | Series Review

Back in 2019, we witnessed the story of Kim Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun) and how she experienced the exciting moments of being young and in love and at the same time how that same love carved another wound in her already scarred heart.  The second season of this webtoon-adaptation starts with that – Kim Jo-jo as…

First Impression: Navillera

Drama Profile Title: NavilleraMain Cast: Park In-hwan, Song Kang, Na Moon-hee, Hong Seung-heeWriter: Lee Eun-mi (Tunnel)PD: Han Dong-hwa (Miss Lee)Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday / 21:00HNetwork: tvNEpisodes: 12Genre: Dramedy Plot Synopsis: Based on a webtoon of the same title, Navillera follows 70-years-old Shim Deok-chul, who wants to pursue his life-long dream of learning ballet. Together with…

First Impression: Mouse

Drama Profile Title: Mouse Main Cast: Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-jun, Park Ju-hyun, Kyung Soo-jin Writer: Choi Ran (Black, God’s Gift – 14 Days) PD: Choi Joon-bae (Come and Hug Me, The King's Daughter, Soo Baek-Hyang) Timeslot: Wednesday and Thursday / 22:30H Network: tvN Episodes: 20 Genre: Crime Thriller Plot Synopsis:  Mouse’s story started with Go…

Live On x A Love So Beautiful | Series Review

It’s been a while since I’ve last written a comparative review with two seemingly similar yet different K-drama. In this edition, I’ve decided to talk about the recent high-school set short series, Live On and A Love So Beautiful. Similarities The first obvious similarity between these two series is their setting. The stories both happen…

First Impression: Hello, Me!

Drama Profile Title: Hello, Me! (English title) / Hello? It's Me! (literal title)Main Cast: Choi Kang-hee, Lee Re, Kim Young-kwang, Eun Moon-sukWriter: Yoo Song-yiPD: Lee Hyun-seokTimeslot: Wednesdays and Thursday 21:30Network: KBS2Episodes: 16Genre: Romantic comedy, Fantasy Plot Synopsis: A miserable 37-year-old woman meets her spunky 17-year-old self in a bizarre circumstance. Major Tropes: Time travel, Spoiled chaebol Grumpy’s First Impression: This is fun! It's…

First Impression: Penthouse 2

Drama Profile Title: Penthouse 2 / The Penthouse: War in Life 2Main Cast: Eugene, Kim So-yeon, Uhm Ki-joonWriter: Kim Sun-ok (The Last Empress, Temptation of Wife)PD: Kim Min-kyung (The Last Empress, Return)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday 22:00-23:10Network: SBSEpisodes: 12Genre: Makjang, Revenge Plot Synopsis: After her release from prison, Oh Yoon-hee returns to Hera Palace to find out the real murderer behind Shim Su-ryeon's death and…

First Impression: River Where The Moon Rises

Drama Profile Title: River Where The Moon RisesMain Cast: Kim So-hyun, Ji Soo, Lee Ji-hoon, Choi Yu-hwaWriter: Han Ji-hoon (Woman of 9.9 Billion)PD: Yoon Seong-sik (King Maker: The Change of Destiny)Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday / 21:30HNetwork: KBSEpisodes: 20Genre: Historical Plot Synopsis:  Based on the 2010 novel Princess Pyeonggang, the series follows the story of Goguryeo…

Run On | Series Review

Once in a while, K-drama gods gift us with storylines that require little to no emotional investment with relatable characters and scenes that seem to reflect our own lives. It's not that rare, really, but these K-drama gems are underrated, and therefore, appeal to only a handful of people. I can name top-of-mind dramas belonging…

Queen Cheorin | Series Review

This series is a strong contender for my favorite K-drama for 2021. It’s like a Hanjeongsik or a full course meal that satiate all of my K-drama cravings. The Amuse-bouche: Jang Bong-hwan goes to Joseon Premiere weeks are like amuse-bouche of a full course meal. It’s made to amuse and intrigued us and to simply…

K-Drama Reaction: Penthouse | Season 1

[Warning: Too many spoilers and unnecessary bad words in this review but who cares, right?] After a treacherous ride, we finally reach the end of Season 1! This series is so exhausting to watch honestly, but I just couldn't drop it. Maybe it helped that I'm super tolerable when it comes to makjang dramas, and…

The Uncanny Counter | Series Review

They sell noodles and catch evil spirits. These demon-hunters are not our usual heroes. They are average people with superhuman powers and a whole lot of humor. OCN's latest drama The Uncanny Counter has set the bar high for this new year, and I couldn't be more proud to have witnessed the journey of So…