K-Drama Rewind: Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

K-dramaland never runs out of colorful friendships. There's always a new squad every drama season to root for. As drama fans, we are always well-fed when it comes to beautiful relationships, romantic or not. And for our latest Flashback Session, I like to feature a youth sageuk that's uncomplicated and fun, yet isn't short of…

K-Drama Reaction: Record of Youth | Finale

It’s the finale week for Record of Youth and we finally see the end of Sa Hye-jun’s (Park Bo-gum) journey. Well, sort of. Let me weigh in the good memories I had with this series and the not-so-good one as well. Hae-hyo’s Hurdles We started the drama with Won Hae-hyo (Byeon Woo-seok) leading the race…

K-Drama Reaction: Record of Youth | Episodes 13-14

Texts and Comments So, they’re not done yet with the Charlie Jung issue (sigh). I’m annoyed at the reporter who keeps on writing speculations about the personal life of a dead person. It’s also frustrating that Sa Hye-jun (Park Bo-gum) doesn’t want to reveal Charlie’s last text message. That could save him from the hate…

K-Drama Reaction: Record of Youth | Episodes 11-12

Family Stress The first people that get affected when something bad happens to Sa Hye-jun (Park Bo-gum) is still his family. His relationship with his father and brother is not that perfect but they still do get affected by whatever happens to Hye-jun. As Sa Gyeong-jun (Lee Jae-won) calls it: stress due to Hye-jun’s popularity.…

K-Drama Reaction: Record of Youth | Episodes 9-10

Green-eyed Monsters As Sa Hye-jun (Park Bo-gum) starts gaining momentum, it was also inevitable for him to gain detractors who were powered by obvious envy. For obvious reasons, Lee Tae-su (Lee Chang-hoon) Park Do-ah (Kim Gun-woo), and Kim I-yeong (Shin Ae-ra) wish Hye-jun’s fame is only temporary. There’s a mix of regret and hatred with…

K-Drama Reaction: Record of Youth | Episodes 7-8

Learn From The Past “I guess at some point, you realize that whoever takes care of you is just a person and that they have no superpowers and can’t actually protect you from getting hurt.” I remembered this quote from John Green’s Turtles All The Way Down while watching the flashback scene from Ahn Jeong-ha’s…

K-Drama Reaction: Record of Youth | Episodes 5-6

Amor fati. Does loving one’s fate really the answer to human greatness? Girl with a Pearl Earring “It was not a house where secrets could be kept easily.” ― Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier I’m slowly getting attached to Sa Hye-jun’s (Park Bo-gum) family. It’s a change of heart from my initial…

K-Drama Reaction: Record of Youth | Episodes 3-4

We’re just in the second week but I’m already attached to Sa Hye-jun and Ahn Jeong-ha! The Comparison Trap “My self-esteem has hit rock bottom,” Sa Hye-jun (Park Bo-gum) admitted to Won Hae-hyo (Byeon Woo-seok) during the opening scene. His statement set-up the conflict the main characters’ had to face for the rest of the…

First Impression: Record of Youth

I couldn't explain it. But deep down in my heart, I felt something rising up. I figured out what it was. You and I shine in our own way.-Ahn Jeong-ha, Record of Youth Episode 2 Drama Profile Title: Record of Youth (English title) / Youth Record (literal title)Main Cast: Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, Byeon Woo-seokWriter:…

Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, Byeon Woo-seok cast in new tvN drama

It's been confirmed! Park Bo-gum (Encounter), Park So-dam (Parasite, Cinderella and the Four Knights), and  Byun Woo-seok (Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency) have been cast as the lead stars of the upcoming tvN drama “Record of Youth” (literal translation). “Record of Youth” is a coming-of-age story of young professionals who go through the challenges of…