Double Date: K-Dramas with Second Couples

Who needs a frustrating love triangle when you can have a main couple and second couple instead? Okay, okay, we admit, we have a love-hate relationship with love triangles too. But most of the time, it’s just more fun to watch well-written characters fall in love with the right person instead of insisting on their…

The Curious Ahjumma: Strong Female Characters

A decade or so ago, female K-drama characters are usually described as friendly, lovely, and bubbly. While those with bolder personalities are called spunky and sassy. But they are never described as strong. It was as if the word ‘strong’ is reserved for male leads alone.  Yes, we do have what we call the Strong…

K-Drama Rewind: Princess Hours

One of the first K-dramas that captured my heart is Princess Hours or Goong. This fairy-tale-like coming-of-age romance series isn’t perfect but there’s a lot of things about it that made it a classic and iconic K-drama. It had beautiful cinematography, an escapist yet relatable storyline, and characters who are easy to fall in love…

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…

Perfect Pout: Top 10 Oppas w/ the Most Kissable Lips

Ji Chang-Wook No questions asked, Wookie is a certified "higop king" in almost all of his kissing scenes. Ahjumma's Pick: Suspicious Partner Episode 17 Lee Dong-wook Okay. Let's settle this, I'm not a big fan of this oppa before but after seeing him as the Grim Reaper all I can think about is his irresistable…

K-Drama Reaction: Wok of Love | Finale

By this time, I think so many people aired their disappointments about this drama already. I watched the ending days ago, but I can't seem to collect my thoughts and write a cohesive piece in this blog because I felt like the show had so much potential from the beginning, but then the writer seemed…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 18

Fighting heaven's plans is not that simple. The Evil Priestess' Tears I could recite hundred ways to punish demonic shaman Ah San-nyeo (Lee Se-young) but this episode reminded me why she became evil. She's just like the rest of us. She just wanted someone to be her partner but she was betrayed and left alone…

Waiting for Oblivion: Top 10 K-Drama Quotes for the Ones Left Behind

Oblivion: the fact or condition of not remembering. A fictional character in one of my favorite young adult novels once stated that he fears oblivion. I used to think the same. But one day I woke up with bloodshot eyes, stared at the ceiling for a few hours, and wished for oblivion to come. Here's…

K-Drama Reaction: Hwayugi | Episode 8

This is your new kind of fairy tale... The Princes I have a list of K-drama cliches that I either love or hate and the “return of the first love” usually falls on the hate column. But it still depends on how this plot twist is executed. The reappearance of Jonathan (Michael K. Lee) in…