First Impression: Youth of May

Drama Profile Title: Youth of MayMain Cast: Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-si, Lee Sang-yi, Geum Sae-rokWriter: Lee Kang (Spy)PD: Song Min-yeop (Doctor Prisoner)Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday / 2130HNetwork: KBSEpisodes: 12Genre: Melodrama, Period Drama Plot Synopsis: Set in May of 1980 during the Gwangju Uprising, two young people found each other and fall in love. Medical student…

First Impression: Mouse

Drama Profile Title: Mouse Main Cast: Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-jun, Park Ju-hyun, Kyung Soo-jin Writer: Choi Ran (Black, God’s Gift – 14 Days) PD: Choi Joon-bae (Come and Hug Me, The King's Daughter, Soo Baek-Hyang) Timeslot: Wednesday and Thursday / 22:30H Network: tvN Episodes: 20 Genre: Crime Thriller Plot Synopsis:  Mouse’s story started with Go…

First Impression: River Where The Moon Rises

Drama Profile Title: River Where The Moon RisesMain Cast: Kim So-hyun, Ji Soo (Episodes 1-6), Na In-woo, Lee Ji-hoon, Choi Yu-hwaWriter: Han Ji-hoon (Woman of 9.9 Billion)PD: Yoon Seong-sik (King Maker: The Change of Destiny)Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday / 21:30HNetwork: KBSEpisodes: 20Genre: Historical Plot Synopsis:  Based on the 2010 novel Princess Pyeonggang, the series follows…

First Impression: Start-Up

Drama Profile Title: Start-Up Main Cast: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho, Kang Han-na Writer: Park Hye-ryeon (While You Were Sleeping, Pinocchio) PD: Oh Choong-hwan (Hotel Del Luna, While You Were Sleeping) Timeslot: Saturday and Sunday / 21:00 Network: tvN Episodes: 16 Genre: Romance Drama Plot Synopsis:  Set in the fictional tech investment hub, Sandbox,…

First Impression: Private Lives

Drama Profile Title: Private Lives (English title) / Private Life (literal title) Main Cast: Seohyun, Go Kyung-pyo, Kim Hyo-jin, Kim Young-min Writer: Yoo Sung-yeol (My Beautiful Bride, Heartless City) PD: Nam Geon (Temperature of Love, The Royal Gambler) Timeslot: Wednesday and Thursday / 21:30 Network: JTBC Episodes: 16 Genre: Drama Plot Synopsis:  Private Lives tells…

First Impression: Tale of the Nine Tailed

Drama Profile Title: Impression: Tale of the Nine Tailed (English title) / Tale of the Nine-Tailed Fox (literal title) Main Cast: Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah, Kim Bum Writer: Han Woo-ri (Children of a Lesser God) PD: Kang Shin-hyo (Children of a Lesser God, The Heirs) Timeslot: Wednesday and Thursday / 22:50 Network: JTBC Episodes: 16…

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:…

First Impression: Do You Like Brahms?

“I would gladly write to you only by means of music, but I have things to say to you today which music could not express.” -Johannes Brahms Drama ProfileTitle: Do You Like Brahms?Main Cast: Park Eun-bin, Kim Min-jaeWriter: Ryu Bo-riPD: Jo Young-minTimeslot: Monday and Tuesday / 22:20HNetwork: SBSEpisodes: 16Genre: Romantic Musical Drama Plot Synopsis: “Do…

First Impression: To All The Guys Who Loved Me

I guess I can’t resist a series starring Hwang Jung-eum. Drama Profile Title: To All The Guys Who Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (literal title) / Men Are Men  Main Cast: Hwang Jung-eum, Yoon Hyun-min, Seo Ji-hoon Writer: Lee Eun-young (previous series: Sweden Laundry) PD: Choi Yoon-suk (previous series: Queen of Mystery…

First Impression: Train

Mysterious killings, crossover to parallel worlds, and Yoon Si-yoon? Definitely a YES! Drama Profile Title: Train Main Cast: Yoon Si-yoon, Kyung Soo-jin Writer: Park Ga-yeon PD: Ryu Seung-jin Timeslot: Saturday and Sunday / 22:30 Network: OCN Episodes: 12 Genre: Fantasy Thriller Plot Synopsis: Detective Seo Do-won got involved in a serial murder case that could…

First Impression: Was It Love?

A series about a second chance at love… but with whom is the question. Drama Profile Title: Was It Love (English title) / We, Were in Love (literal title) /우리, 사랑했을까 Main Cast: Song Ji-hyo, Son Ho-jun, Song Jong-ho, Koo Ja-sung, Kim Min-jun, Kim Da-som Writer: Lee Seung-jin PD: Kim Do-Hyung (previous series: 18 Again,…

First Impression: Mystic Pop-up Bar

Hwang Jung-eum finally found a character that would showcase her acting chops. Drama Profile Title: Mystic Pop-up Bar / Ssanggabpocha Main Cast: Hwang Jung-eum, Yook Sung-jae, Choi Won-young Writer: Ha Yoon-a, Bae Hye-soo (webcomic) PD: Jeon Chang-geun (The Package, What Happens to My Family?, The Queen of Office) Time slot: 2130H Wednesday and Thursday Network:…

First Impression: When My Love Blooms

Watching When My Love Blooms feels like reading a poem but in the form of moving pictures Drama Profile Title: When My Love Blooms (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간 / The Most Beautiful Moment in Life) Main Cast: Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Bo-young, Park Jin-young, Jeon So-nee Writer: Jeon Hee-young PD: Son Jung-hyun (Should We…

First Impression: The King: Eternal Monarch | Episodes 1-2

A highly anticipated drama finally premiered. Is it really worth the hype? Drama Profile Title: The King: Eternal Monarch Main Cast: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Jung Eun-chae, and Lee Jung-jin Writer: Kim Eun-sook (previous series: Mr. Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, The Heirs) PD: Baek Sang-hoon (previous series: Love in the Moonlight;…

First Impressions: Life, Thirty But Seventeen, Risky Romance, Witch’s Love, Your Honor, Time

I'm back! But this time I'll be using an entirely different format which I think would better help you choose the drama you want to stick with. This new style would include What's It About which tells you the drama's plot in a nutshell; The Good or the strengths of the pilot episode; The Bad…