Five Lifesavers: Comforting K-dramas in Different Life Stages

It’s been five years since we started sharing our love for K-dramas through this blog. Half a decade of expressing our thoughts – good and bad – and writing love letters to our lifesavers. But my relationship with K-dramas has long started even before we decided to create a home for our thoughts. Different K-dramas…

Thrive at Five: K-Drama Bestie Squad with Five Members

Whether be it formative years or adulthood, there is no shortage of friendships in K-dramas. Even in real life, these unexpected and unplanned friendships usually become the best ones we have in our lifetime. In celebration of our blog's fifth year, we present five K-drama squads that consist of five besties whose closeness just sort…

K-drama Workplaces We Want to Get Hired At

In every K-drama, we watch different characters traverse their daily lives, go on adventures, solve crimes, fight ghosts or monsters, and fall in love. The most likely place all of these happen is the characters’ workplace. K-dramas are really good at creating a fictional workplace that has an atmosphere perfect for the series’ chosen genre.…

2021 Favorites: The Frown Crown

I had a hard time listing down my favorites this year, mainly because it's a personally chaotic year for me, and my drama-watching drive was really at an all-time low. My final five is a different mix this time around - three are miniseries while two are full-length dramas. I like the tight storylines of…

2021 Favorites: Maknae’s Choice

Healing through K-dramas We’re in the second year of the pandemic and thankfully, we’re on our way to healing. And unlike 2020, this year I had less time to watch K-dramas as our real lives settle into a new normalcy. But that didn’t stop me from consuming every K-contents that piqued my curiosity. Among those,…

Favorite 2021 K-Drama Couple

K-dramaland will never run out of couples that set our romantic standards high. From friends-to-lovers to idiots-in-love, K-dramas can satisfy every romance junkie’s cravings. And for 2021, these couples took us to very heart-fluttering journeys. The Frown Crown Oh Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) and Ki Seon-gyeom (Im Si-wan) - Run On Run On is such a…

K-Lookbook: Iconic K-drama Styling You Can Wear as Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner. Even though most of us will probably celebrate it via online parties, it’s not a reason to be lazy about your costume. Gone are the days that Halloween costumes should look horrifyingly scary. These days you just need to personate anyone you like. Most of the time it’s a…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 12 (Finale)

We’ll always have Yulje. Episode 12 Recap The finale episode quickly started with Chae Song-hwa getting an emergency call while on her way to Yulje. Yang Seok-hyeong, meanwhile, was already in the hospital and came across the other OB/GYN staff in a crowded elevator. Unlike in the past – where he would skip those crowded…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 11

Sometimes you need to realize you always have someone you can lean on. Episode 11 Recap Episode 11 opens with Chae Song-hwa entering Lee Ik-jun’s office to leave her birthday gift on his table. She wrote a simple ‘happy birthday Lee Ik-jun’ on the note and leave only to come back a moment later because…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 10

I can now breathe easier as my favorite characters finally found the strength to lay everything out in the open – their truths as well as their hearts. Episode 10 Recap Just like what Kim Jun-wan told Do Jae-hak last week, he arrived at the ICU one minute after Jae-hak called. The emergency call has…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 9

This episode is for everyone who keeps on doing their best even when no one is watching.  Episode 9 Recap The ninth episode of Hospital Playlist starts by showing Lee Ik-jun buying Jun-wan a bus ticket with the same schedule as his sister’s - Lee Ik-sun. With Mido and Falasol featuring Jeong Ro-sa’s version of…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 8

Parallels are once again apparent in the eighth episode of Hospital Playlist 2. Comes with it are reversals that make things more complicated for our beloved Yulje people. They’ll survive it for sure. But unscathed? I don’t think so. Episode 8 Recap The shared apartment of Kim Jun-wan and Ahn Jeong-won has been a set-up…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist 2 | Episode 7

I’m a crumpled-up piece of paper after watching this episode because of its casually cruel take on life, love, and other matters.  Episode 7 Recap With Tchaikovsky’s music in the background, everyone in Yulje is in their marching pace: a bathless Jang Hong-do joining Chu Min-ha in their meeting at the OB/GYN floor; a blower-less…

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…