First Impressions: Your House Helper, Mr. Sunshine, About Her, Let’s Eat 3

The June dramas have proven to be really great ones not only with their respective pilot episode but almost throughout their run that it kinda set the bar a little higher for those following them. So I'm really happy that these new dramas which premiered this first half of July are also nothing short of…

First Impressions: Are You Human Too, Why Secretary Kim, Life on Mars

Looks like we've traversed all the timelines--past, present, and future--with these new drama offerings. And while June has provided us some time to catch with our breath trying to chase all the dramas out there, these three are worth checking out, and arguably tuning into. Are You Human Too? Network: KBS Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance No.…

First Impressions: The Undateables, Sketch, Goodbye to Goodbye

We've got dramas of different genres in this edition of First Impressions. The common denominator? All three serve as comeback projects of some of Korea's biggest names: Hwang Jung-eum, Rain, and Chae Si-ra. Are they any good? I'll tell you in the reviews. The Undateables Network: SBS Genre: Romantic comedy No. of Episodes: 32 episodes…

First Impressions: Lawless Lawyer, Come Here and Hug Me, About Time, Miss Hammurabi

To be honest, watching the pilot episode of each of almost all the dramas that have made it to our screens so far this year is making me a bit jaded, seeing repetitive themes and familiar tropes. However, this batch of dramas has restored my faith that there are still more stories yet to be…

First Impressions: Rich Man, Poor Woman, Wok of Love, Secret Mother, Investigation Couple

Too many dramas, too little time. I know you've got the same dilemma especially when all of them seem to be promising in their own rights. Without further ado, here are your newest drama offerings. Rich Man, Poor Woman Network: MBN Genre: Romantic Comedy No. of Episodes: 16 episodes (60 mins) To be honest, this…

First Impressions: Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food, Suits, Mistress

The onslaught of new dramas is proven too overwhelming for me that's why I've decided that instead of giving my first impressions based on the first two and four episodes of the new tv offerings, I will now do it based on pilot episode alone. Okay, let's start! Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food Network: jtbc…

First Impressions: Children of a Lesser God, A Poem a Day, Switch, Miracle That We Met

The flood of new dramas continues and we've also got a latecomer in the review game. These new shows are pretty diverse both in subject and execution and to be honest, I really had a hard time ranking them. Children of a Lesser God Network: OCN Genre: Supernatural, Thriller, Action No. of Episodes: 16 (60-75 mins…

First Impressions: Live, The Great Seducer, My Ahjussi, Let’s Hold Hands Tightly and Watch the Sunset

We've got new dramas and I'm telling you they've got tons of problems going on. There's terminal disease, extra-marital affair, corruption, poverty, seduction, name it. Live Network: tvN Genre: Slice of life, Cop Drama No. of Episodes: 18 (60 Minutes per episode) This review is a little late because Live actually started its broadcast on March…

First Impressions: Nice Witch, My Husband Oh Jak-Doo, Grand Prince, That Man Oh Soo

You know the saying that when it rains, it pours? The same goes for dramaland. This month has seen a lot of premieres in its first two weeks and we've got a bunch more in the second half. Luckily Children of a Lesser God and Live don't have English subtitles yet so that left me…

First Impressions: Should We Kiss First, Mystery Queen 2

Our favorite first generation Hallyu Wave actors are back--and they're killing it! Here's my review of the pilot episodes of Should We Kiss First and Mystery Queen 2! Should We Kiss First Network: SBS Genre: Romance, Melodrama No. of Episodes: 32 (35 Minutes per episode) Shall We First Kiss is basically a drama about middle-aged…

First Impressions: Laughter in Waikiki, Misty

Cable channel jtbc has been producing a lot of good contents (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, Age of Youth franchise) lately and these two new offerings are no exemption. Laughter in Waikiki and Misty are maybe from too exactly opposite genre but they're similarly well-written and entertaining. Laughter in Waikiki Network: jtbc Genre: Comedy No. of Episodes:…

First Impressions: Mother, Radio Romance, Cross

We've got three interesting pairs from our last set of January dramas: a mother and daughter who are not really blood-related; an aspiring radio writer trying to cast an aloof superstar for her show; and a young doctor seeking to take revenge against his adoptive father. Mother Network: tvN Genre: Drama, Thriller No. of Episodes:…

First Impressions: Longing Heart, Return

We've got the first two official 2018 dramas and they're polar opposites, I must say. I'm hoping this year bring us more exciting and fresh contents and based on these two, it looks like we're in for a mixed bag. Longing HeartNetwork: OCNGenre: Rom-com, Time-slipNo. of Episodes: 8 (60 Minutes per episode) Longing Heart is…

First Impressions: Just Between Lovers, Hwayugi

Happy New Year everyone! We've got a number of premieres last December but as much as I wanted to write my First Impressions for these new dramas, the late subtitling made it impossible. I'm not very certain what's causing the delay but rumor has it that it's because VOD platforms are buying cable dramas thus…

First Impressions: Jugglers, Black Knight, and I’m Not a Robot

This batch of new dramas is all about hardworking women: a secretary who can and will do anything for her boss to gain a promotion; a travel agent who's working her butt off to live a modest life; and a young entrepreneur who has to pretend as an android robot to earn. Though they have…