Somaek Confessions: “Bad” K-Dramas that deserve a second chance

As some people would say, first impressions last. In the world of K-dramas, and motion picture viewing in general too, this is mostly the case as well. However, given the subjective nature of motion pictures and how people receive them, there are instances wherein a second look could present a different perception. While there’s no…

Somaek Confessions: Romanticization of Toxic Relationships

It's 2021, and thankfully, coming across abusive relationships in Korean dramas is becoming less and less. We have graduated from the annoying phase of normalization of toxicity and violence among lead characters. I'm not saying we've eradicated them completely, but we now see an improvement in storytelling in terms of main couple interactions. This gives…

Somaek Confessions: Five Commandments of a Fangirl

The other day, I and my squad talked about how we would soon be entering another decade of our lives. They went on talking about other real-life stuff while I stayed stuck reflecting on how I’ve spent my younger days. And yep, you guessed it right. Most of it was spent fangirling over fictional characters…

Somaek Confessions: Age is just a number… is it really?

I always want to keep things light and fun but there are times when we have to face reality no matter how ugly it is. Age is just a number… is it really? Once upon a lull day during this quarantine, I and my squad were talking about our fave actors and actresses who were…