K-Drama Rewind: 49 Days

Writing this Grumpy Flashback was a bit of a challenge for me because it's one of those melodramas that I hold dear in my heart. Watched it when it was airing back in 2011, re-watched it again, and the feelings didn't change at all. The drama's writing was impeccable, and the characterization was poignant. I…

K-Drama Rewind: Another Oh Hae-young

We were taught to always stand up whenever we get broken. We were taught to believe that even broken things can be mended - maybe not the way we imagined it to be, but for whatever reason, what's broken will always heal the way it's meant to. This week's Grumpy Flashback was a love story about…

K-Drama Rewind: You’re Beautiful

Gender-bender tropes are extremely popular in K-drama world, and even though this week's Grumpy Flashback is not as smooth as Yoon Eun-hye's Go Eun-chan in Coffee Prince, it's still considered as one of the classic Hong Sisters masterpieces. You're Beautiful was a 2009 SBS drama starring Jang Geun-suk, Park Shin-hye, Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue and Lee Hong-ki of F.T. Island. It revolved around the…

K-Drama Rewind: Age of Youth

It's our month-long anniversary celebration, and what's the best gift I can give to our dear readers other than featuring this sleeper hit? It's also one of the @ahjummamshies squad's favorites, so let's hop right in and start remembering the cozy yet interesting lives of our Belle Epoque boarders! Age of Youth (also called Hello,…

K-Drama Rewind: One More Happy Ending

Finding love again after experiencing a painful break-up will always be challenging, even for those people who have the strongest of hearts. Break-ups are never easy, but opening the heart after a failed relationship can even be harder, sometimes. It's one thing to get your heart and mind ready, and the process of breaking down…

K-Drama Rewind: Cheese in the Trap

Did you ever feel so disappointed with a drama's ending that you felt robbed? You've invested so much time and ~feelings~ that despite the drama's rise and fall, you would still wish it well and hoped for a decent ending. If you haven't felt this ever, you are one lucky fan because that's the case…

K-Drama Rewind: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Annyeong yeorobun!!! So, we are officially kicking off our month long anti-Valentine celebration here in our blog... Just kidding! We are all about spreading love and good vibes, that's why I have decided to give you an early Heart's Day gift... a Grumpy Flashback feature of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo! It's a perennial favorite…

K-Drama Rewind: Marriage, Not Dating

Have you ever asked yourself why would you get married when dating seems like the same thing? Settling down may be the ultimate form of commitment. It's like declaring your love to the world, and inking it on paper. You will spend the rest of your life with one person through thick and thin. Yes,…

K-Drama Rewind: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

We end our November scare on a good note by featuring one of the most treasured K-dramas of all time. This is a fan favorite, and a very good gateway drama for those friends of yours whom you want to hop onto the Hallyu train. (I know this drama does not fall in the "scary"…

K-Drama Rewind: Oh My Ghost

Whenever we are lost, we always seek refuge to familiar things. It's basic human instinct to look for familiarity even in the rarest of moments. However, when you find yourself drowning in the sea of stagnant water, embracing the unfamiliar can sometimes save you. In this week's Flashback Sessions, let's remember how a tiny girl…

K-Drama Rewind: Master’s Sun

We are currently celebrating the November scare in our blog, so I thought of another memorable drama to feature for a fun Grumpy Flashback edition. And who would say no to Gong Hyo-jin unnie, right? She is very well-known as a versatile actress, not only in romance or melodrama, but also in the horror genre!…

K-Drama Rewind: Autumn In My Heart

Whenever you hear of the Korean wave, what's the first drama that comes to your mind? Out of all the numerous K-dramas that successfully penetrated the world stage, our newest throwback offering lies on top of them. The massive success of this series was so much evident in its long list of achievements that it…

K-Drama Rewind: Boys Over Flowers

Based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Hana Yori Dango, this week's Grumpy Flashback feature is the fifth TV adaptation of the manga following Taiwan's Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II, and Japan's Hana Yori Dango and its sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns. It created the second Korean wave and helped to launch career of Lee Min-ho as the ultimate Hallyu star not only in…