First Impression: Moonshine

Drama Profile Title: Moonshine (English Title) / When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon (literal title)Main Cast: Yoo Seung-ho, HyeriWriter: Kim A-rokPD: Hwang In-hyuk (Doctor Prisoner)Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday 21:30Network: KBSOTT: Viu, Kocowa, VikiEpisodes: 16Genre: Historical Romance Plot Synopsis: In the era of strict prohibition, a dangerous yet exciting romance of a moonshiner and…

Yoo Seung-ho, Hyeri, Byeon Woo-seok, Kang Mi-na to lead KBS period drama

Yoo Seung-ho (Memorist), Hyeri (My Roommate is a Gumiho), Byeon Woo-seok (Record of Youth), and Kang Mi-na (Hotel del Luna) are all confirmed to lead the upcoming KBS historical drama “Thinking of the Moon When the Flower Blooms” (literal title). Set in Joseon era, the drama will revolve around the time when strict alcohol prohibition…

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…