The Curious Ahjumma: Finding a Home in Cohabitation

As a celebration of our three years of blogging and sharing our love for K-dramas, we now introduce you to this new blog segment that we’ll call The Curious Ahjumma. This will be our commentary-like section about any topics involving K-dramas. Be it tropes, actors, writers, production team/themes. Anything and everything! As our first installment,…

Best of the Decade: Maknae’s Favorite K-dramas (2010-2019)

A few days ago, we finally entered a new decade and left the 2010s behind. It left us with memories we treasured and moments that mold us into who we are today. And I, a self-confessed fangirl, would always look back to these ten years as the years of my best fangirling days. Korean dramas…

Age of Youth alumni Han Seung-yeon, Shin Hyun-soo cast in new drama

Age of Youth co-stars Han Seung-yeon (About Time) and Shin Hyun-soo (My Golden Life) are both confirmed to reunite in the upcoming travel romance 12 Nights (literal translation). 12 Nights will revolve around a hopeless romantic lad Hyun Oh (Shin Hyun-soo) and a realist photography student Yoo Kyung (Han Seung-yeon). The two will spend 12…

West Meets East: Top 10 English Songs Used in K-Dramas

The term language barrier never existed to us K-Drama drunkards. May it be watching the latest episodes without a sub or singing Korean OSTs with all of our hearts. It never mattered if we get the lyrics wrong nor if we are out of tune. But from time to time, the K-Drama gods bless us,…

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-Lookbook: Five K-Drama Style Pegs for Young Women

Gone are the days when Korean drama female characters where too innocent to be true. Most recent series features headstrong women with flaws that make them more humane. Yes, they are still a tad silly and sometimes too optimist for their own good but this is part of what makes them more likable. As we…

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…

Tipsy Findings: Top 10 Locations Used by Different Dramas

Have you ever watched a drama and felt like something seems too familiar? You'll grow restless for a while and dig deep into your memory thinking that you've seen it somewhere before.  You may even believe that it's déjà vu, but chances are you've been lured by the K-Drama genies in their maze of filming…

Jang Geun-suk to Change the World with Han Ye-ri in new drama

Wait no more Jang Geun-suk fans, the heavens have heard your prayers! SBS' upcoming Wed-Thurs drama Switch - Change the World (previously known as Peacock King) confirms Jang Geun-suk (Daebak/Jackpot) and Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth) as its lead stars. Switch - Change the World will tell the story of female prosecutor Oh Ha-ra and…

Produce 101’s Lee Yoo-jin confirmed to replace Onew in Age of Youth 2

(UPDATE) - Produce 101 Season 2 alumnus Lee Yoo-jin has accepted the offer to star opposite Han Seung-yeon in Age of Youth 2. On August 18, Lee's agency Namoo Actors confirmed that he will be starring in the drama and will begin filming next week. SHINee's Onew was originally cast in the role of Kwon Ho-chang, but…

Onew withdraws from Age of Youth 2

It is confirmed: SHINEE's Onew (Descendants of the Sun) will leave Age of Youth 2. Both cable channel JTBC and Onew's agency SM Entertainment confirmed that the idol-actor will step out of the show following the controversy of his sexual assault charges. JTBC released a statement recently, “It is fully confirmed that Onew will be leaving…

Ryu Hwa-young, Gong Myung up to join KBS2 drama Mad Dog

KBS2 is on a casting spree for its upcoming white-collar crime drama Mad Dog. After offering Yoo Ji-tae (The Good Wife) the starring role, the production team is now eyeing to get Ryu Hwa-young (Age of Youth, Father is Strange) and Gong Myung (Bride of the Water God) on board. If Ryu Hwa-young accepts, she would play…

New housemates, love interests for Age of Youth 2

We are going back soon to Belle Epoque and the second season of slice-of-life drama Age of Youth is slowly gaining ground with the recent confirmation of new additions to the lineup. Shin Hyun-soo (Ruler-Master of the Mask), the sunbae boyfriend of Park Hye-soo’s introverted freshman character, and Son Seung-won (Person Who Gives Happiness), Park Eun-bin’s grumpy college newspaper…

Onew considers joining Age of Youth 2

Shinee's Onew is recently courted to join the second season of the sleeper hit Age of Youth. His agency SM Entertainment released a statement on May 16, “He has been offered a role in Age of Youth Season 2 and is considering the role with a positive mindset." Once Onew accepts the casting offer, he…

Original cast to return for Age of Youth 2; Kim Min-suk accepts male lead role

Cable channel JTBC's 2016 sleeper hit Age of Youth is set to return this year with a new season and familiar faces! Main cast Han Ye-ri (The Worst Day), Park Eun-bin (Father, I’ll Take Care of You), Park Hye-soo (Introverted Boss), and Han Seung-yeon have confirmed their return for Age of Youth Season 2. Another mainstay Ryu Hwa-young (Father Is Strange)…