K-Drama Reaction: Our Blues | Episodes 7-10

In-gwon and Ho-sik We continue with the story of the high school lovebirds, Yeong-ju (Roh Yoon-seo) and Hyeon (Bae Hyun-sung), but this time the focus is more on their relationship with their respective fathers, In-gwon (Park Ji-hwan) and Ho-sik (Choi Young-joon). The drama finally explained the back story of In-gwon and Ho-sik’s fallout as well. …

K-Drama Reaction: Our Blues | Episodes 4-6

Yeong-ok and Jeong-jun (Part 1) Ah, these two are the fun part of this drama. Everyone’s story arc is all serious, and while Yeong-ok (Han Ji-min) and Jeong-jun’s (Kim Woo-bin) love story is not light, it’s much less heavy than the others. While we have little knowledge about their individual background stories yet, we confirmed…

First Impression: Woori the Virgin

Drama Profile Title: Woori the Virgin / From Today We Are (Literal Title)Main Cast: Im Soo-hyang, Sung Hoon, Shin Dong-wookWriter/PD: Jung Jung-hwa (The Wind Blows)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday 22:40Network: SBSOTT: Viu, VikiEpisodes: 14Genre: Romantic Comedy Plot Synopsis: Woo-ri is a 29-year-old woman who has lived a straight life guided by her strict grandmother. She dreams…

The Best of “Monstrous”

Written by Train to Busan creator Yeon Sang-ho, Monstrous is a six-episode thriller series that tells the story of a supernatural phenomenon that happened in Jinyang County. This TVING’s offering has a shorter length with only 30-minutes per episode. Its running time might be contentious to some since Monstrous’ plot had a lot of potential…

Pachinko | Season 1 Review

“A woman’s life is endless work and suffering. There is suffering and then more suffering” this particular quote from the best-selling novel written by Min Jin Lee was what struck me the most as I’ve leaped through pages after pages of her multi-generational epic. Because amidst all the other engaging subplots in her book, everything will…

First Impression: Shooting Stars

Drama Profile Title: Shooting Stars / Sh**ting StarsMain Cast: Lee Sung-kyung, Kim Young-daeWriter: Choi Young-wooPD: Lee Soo-hyun (The Witch’s Diner)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday 22:40Network: tvNOTT: Viu, iQiyi, Viki, TVINGEpisodes: 16Genre: Romantic Comedy Plot Synopsis: Shooting Stars is about people in the entertainment industry who take care of top stars. They bleed, sweat, and shed tears…

K-Drama Reaction: Our Blues | Episodes 1-3

Drama Profile Title: Our BluesMain Cast:  Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Cha Seung-won, Lee Jung-eun, Uhm Jung-hwa, Han Ji-min, Kim Woo-binWriter: No Hee-kyung (Live, Dear My Friends, It's Okay That's Love, That Winter The Wind Blows)PD: Kim Kyu-tae (Live, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, It's Okay That's Love, That Winter The Wind Blows) Timeslot: Saturday and Sunday / 21:10H (KST)Network: tvN, NetflixEpisodes: 20Genre: Melodrama Plot Synopsis: "Romance is sweet…

First Impression: My Liberation Notes

Drama Profile Title: My Liberation Notes (English Title) / My Liberation Diary (literal title)Main Cast: Lee Min-ki, Kim Ji-won, Son Suk-ku, Lee ElWriter: Park Hae-young (My Mister)PD: Kim Suk-yoon (Law School)Timeslot: Saturday and Sunday 22:30Network: JTBCOTT: NetflixEpisodes: 16Genre: Drama Plot Synopsis: Three siblings, exhausted by the monotony of day-to-day adulthood, seek to find fulfillment and…

First Impression: Again My Life

Drama Profile Title: Again My LifeMain Cast: Lee Joon-gi, Lee Geung-young, Kim Ji-eun, Jung Sang-hoon, Kim Jae-kyungWriter: Kim YulPD: Han Chul-soo, Kim Yong-minTimeslot: Friday and Saturday  / 22:00H (KST)Network: SBS, ViuEpisodes: 16Genre: Action Fantasy Plot Synopsis: "Passionate prosecutor Kim Hee-woo is murdered while investigating the powerful Cho Tae-sub, who controls the entire nation while standing above the law. He miraculously gets a second…

First Impression: Green Mothers’ Club

Drama Profile Title: Green Mothers' ClubMain Cast: Lee Yo-won, Choo Ja-hyun, Kim Gyu-ri, Jang Hye-jin, and Joo Min-kyungWriter: Shin Yi-wonPD: Ra Ha-naTimeslot: Wednesday and Thursday / 22:30H (KST)Network: JTBC, NetflixEpisodes: 16Genre: Drama Plot Synopsis: Five moms in a competitive grade school community keep their enemies close, and one another closer, as envy and secrets tangle and unravel their lives. (sourced from Netflix) Grumpy’s First…

Twenty-Five, Twenty-One | Series Review

“I’m betting we will not finish this series unscathed” – I wrote this on my First Impression notes about Twenty-Five, Twenty-One not knowing that it was a premonition of some sort of how this series would turn out. At that time, there were a lot of routes available for the plot to go. One of…

First Impression: Tomorrow

Drama Profile Title: TomorrowMain Cast: Kim Hee-seon, Rowoon, Lee Soo-hyuk, Yun Ji-on, and Kim Hae-sookWriter: Kim Yoo-jin, Ra Ma (webcomic)PD:  Kim Tae-yoon, Sung Chi-wookTimeslot: Friday and Saturday / 2150H (KST)Network: MBC, NetflixEpisodes: 16Genre: Fantasy Plot Synopsis: Made half-human and half-spirit by accident, a young man is employed by a company of grim reapers in the underworld to carry out special missions. (sourced from Netflix) Grumpy’s…

The Best of “Business Proposal”

Once in a while, K-drama genies bless us with masterpieces that have the strong potential to become either gateway classics or just comfort series. It’s usually the romantic comedies because of the light, fluffy stories that don’t require too much emotional investment and can be consumed whenever you’re free. And this 2022, a gem has…

K-Drama Reaction: Forecasting Love and Weather | Finale

If there’s one takeaway that I have from this drama, it’s how one decision, no matter how big or small, affects another person, whether be it directly or indirectly. Simply put, we are all interconnected in this world. Our lives are influenced by someone in one way or another. Weather forecasters work day and night…