K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 6

There’s no doubt that this episode felt like receiving a warm hug after a dark and rainy day. Episode 6 Recap The episode starts with Hansel and Gretel, er, I mean Yun-bok and Hong-do buying iced hot americano at the second floor café on their first day as medical interns (see hospital positions at the…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 5

Time surely flies fast in Yulje, quite literally. Episode 5 Recap Episode 5 opens with Lee Ik-jun mulling over his phone conversation with his sister Lee Ik-sun. Ik-sun finally confirmed that she dated Jun-wan (darn, I hate using past tense with their relationship status). In their conversation, Ik-sun also vaguely told Ik-jun that they broke…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 4

There’s trouble brewing in the heart of one of our favorite doctors. A dove wants to fly away and leave the other half of her without warning. While the others are having ordinary yet special days. Episode 4 Recap Episode 4 starts with a worried Kim Jun-wan talking to Ko Se-gyeong, Lee Ik-sun’s closest friend…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 3

February has arrived and the status of our favorite doctors’ hearts was shown. One is happily single while the other is totally in love but both of them are sure of their feelings. The remaining three, however, are having a hard time diagnosing their hearts.  Episode 3 Recap The episode starts with a very angry…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 2

Mido and Falasol reclaims Thursdays as season 2 starts to settle in the usual storytelling pace of its show-runners. They showed ordinary days inside and outside the hospital but they were told in a very special way that warms every viewer’s heart. Episode 2 Recap The second episode started with Jang Gyeo-ul and Choi Sung-young…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 1

After more than a year of waiting, we’re finally back in Yulje! Our favorite doctors are back with a promise of heartwarming stories and ordinary yet special days ahead. The premiere episode feels like we’re finally coming home. Episode 1 Recap Season 2 starts where Season 1 ended: Christmas night of 2019, Professor Yang Seok-hyeong…

In Spotlight: Jung Kyung-ho Filmography

Known for being incredibly kind-hearted in real life, Jung Kyung-ho has an image of having a good working relationship with his directors, writers, and peers in the industry. He is the son of veteran TV director Jung Eul-young. He is vocal in older interviews about defying his father's objection to become an actor himself and…

The Curious Ahjumma: Strong Female Characters

A decade or so ago, female K-drama characters are usually described as friendly, lovely, and bubbly. While those with bolder personalities are called spunky and sassy. But they are never described as strong. It was as if the word ‘strong’ is reserved for male leads alone.  Yes, we do have what we call the Strong…

The Curious Ahjumma: The Anatomy of Great OTPs

Telling a romance story is a bit complicated than one might seem to think. There’s a lot of elements to consider like the trope the writer would use, the setting, the narration style, and the most critical element is the main pairing itself. The other elements wouldn’t be useful if the main couple is in…

2020 Favorites: Maknae’s Choice

‘Saving lives through K-dramas’ Our blog’s tagline has been truer for me this year. Because of the pandemic, we were forced to change our already established daily routines and abruptly deal with uncertainties. Amid all the rapid changes, one constant thing remained in my life – K-dramas. I would never know what I would have…

Most Unforgettable Scenes of 2020

Every K-drama has that one defining scene that surely leaves an indelible impression on our minds. It could be because of its poignant dialogue or its cinematic effect. These scenes, sometimes, aren’t even the most important plot point but got stuck in our heads because of its grandness or sincerity. We have varying reasons but…

Favorite K-drama Couples of 2020

Whether or not you’re a true-blue shipper, one can’t deny that there are K-drama characters who are definitely match-made in dramaheaven. These one-true-pairs have either keep us on the edge of our seat waiting for their happily-ever-after to happen after weeks of watching their push-pull dynamic. Some though have the stamp approval of dramacupids from…

Favorite K-Drama Soundtracks of 2020

2020 has been a tough year. Our lives got disrupted and we had to find our footing in the new normal. Accompanying us through these petrifying uncertainties are Korean Dramas. Thankfully, we were gifted with plentiful quality series in various genres this year. And so, being faithful to our yearly tradition, we will be listing…

A Swift Shift: Looking at K-Dramas with a Taylor Swift Album Lens

Last month, Taylor Swift saved 2020's string of bad luck with a surprise release of her eighth studio album "folklore." It's so massive that she announced it without any teaser or anything hinting that she's currently (and apparently) working on her newest baby while we're all on quarantine. While many of us fans were well…