Somaek Confession: Experiential Consumption of K-dramas

The year is ending once again and comes with it is our yearly tradition of looking back at the past year through the lens of K-dramas we watched. We list everything we watched and rank them according to our favorites. And while doing it for this year’s dramas, I was once again reminded that the…

Movie Review: Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)

[This review contains major spoilers] It started with a bag.  The whole violent web of events in this movie started with just one bag, albeit, a bag full of money. It serves as the plot device to connect the individual stories in Beasts Clawing at Straws.  The film started in the future timeline with the money…

K-Lookbook: Iconic K-drama Styling You Can Wear as Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner. Even though most of us will probably celebrate it via online parties, it’s not a reason to be lazy about your costume. Gone are the days that Halloween costumes should look horrifyingly scary. These days you just need to personate anyone you like. Most of the time it’s a…

Movie Review: My Sassy Girl (2001)

Gyun-woo (Cha Tae-hyun) and The Girl (Jun Ji-hyun) fall in love in My Sassy Girl. Their story is, to say the least, unusual, yet it oddly makes sense. The hijinks and tomfoolery that these two creatures are beyond description. Most importantly, their characteristics match so well that you would assume they were fated to meet,…

Movie Review: On Your Wedding Day (2018)

Released in the second half of 2018, On Your Wedding Day was the most-watched romance film of that year. And it’s no surprise because leading the movie was one of Chungmuro’s A-list queens Park Bo-young. It’s the perfect summer movie for all ages – and tickles your memory of a young love that created the…

Movie Review: Sweet and Sour (2021)

Sweet and Sour is one of the numerous films that didn't quite make it into theaters last year. Thanks to Netflix, the film is now available to all – but don't expect a sweet tale with a cast you're likely to adore. https://www.youtube.com/embed/2CFeVRhzi_g Sweet and Sour begins with Da-eun (Chae Soo-bin), an overworked nurse, ministering…

In Spotlight: Ahn Hyo-seop Filmography

The future of K-dramas is bright with the new generation of leading men gracing our screens in the recent years. And at such an early time in his career, our latest In Spotlight star already has a Baeksang acting award under his belt. At seven, Ahn Hyo-seop's family emigrated to Toronto, Canada. At 17, moved…

K-Variety Shows You Can Watch In-Between Your K-Dramas

When you like watching ongoing K-dramas, there will always be this lull time in-between episodes when you would always feel lost and don’t know what else to do with life (er, or at least your precious free time). Instead of scrolling endlessly on your streaming app, we list down Korean Variety Shows that you could…

Movie Review: Hit And Run Squad (2019)

As a big fan of Korean movies and dramas that involve investigation, crimes, police, and prosecution, I'm kind of picky about where I'll spend my time, and I can say this Hit and Run Squad is worth it. The narrative could also be adapted to a mini-series because of the many layers that the characters have. This…

Movie Review: Tune In For Love (2019)

Can you truly trust someone you only met a moment ago, especially if you don't know anything about their backstory? Would you welcome them into your life and let someone you don't know struck your world? Can you be fixed by a broken person or should I say, can you fix someone even if you're…

Dimpled Goddesses: Korean Actresses with Lovely Dimples

Dimpled Goddess: Korean Actress with Lovely Dimples The greeks and the romans have been writing poems about women blessed by the deities with a perfect imperfection called gelasin – that indentation that appears in the cheek when someone smiles. And if the ancient poets are still alive today they would probably croon about these Korean…

K-Drama Rewind: Tomorrow With You

If there’s one thing I vividly remember about Tomorrow With You, it’s the love between the main characters. Their love for each other was strong and mature. They conquered even the harshest repercussions of time traveling. Yoo So-joon (Lee Je-hoon) and Song Ma-rin (Shin Min-a) met in a peculiar coincidence but they proved that a…

The Best of “Doom at Your Service”

Doom at Your Service can be sum up with this paradoxical description: a seemingly tragic love story with a happy ending. Our star-crossed lovers Myeol-mang and Tak Dong-kyung had to go through a lot of trials and sufferings before they finally got their own kind of happily ever after. Here are the best things about…

In Spotlight: Park Jin-young Filmography

It was Park Jin-young’s childhood dream to become a celebrity. As if written in the stars, Jin-young debuted in one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. He might have first been known as the other “J” in the JJ Project and Got7’s visual but Jin-young is now making his mark as an actor.…