The Real Deal: Softhearted K-drama Male Leads

It is sometimes difficult to meet new people these days that can be a good distraction to the humdrum of our daily lives. At least though we have K-dramas. Through fictional worlds, one can meet different types of characters with different colors and flavors that can definitely satisfy whatever kinds of feelings we are craving…

Run On | Series Review

Once in a while, K-drama gods gift us with storylines that require little to no emotional investment with relatable characters and scenes that seem to reflect our own lives. It's not that rare, really, but these K-drama gems are underrated, and therefore, appeal to only a handful of people. I can name top-of-mind dramas belonging…

Non-romance K-Dramas that will save your Valentine’s Day

Whether you're with someone special or not, binge-watching K-Dramas is one of the best ways to just kill time and let the day pass by. On this Valentine's Day, we listed down 10 outstanding Korean dramas that will definitely save your day at a time when most of us are required to just stay home…

First Impression: Run On

“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” - Thomas Wayne (Batman Begins) Drama Profile Title: Run OnMain Cast: Im Si-wan, Shin Se-kyung, Choi Soo-young, Kang Tae-ohWriter: Park Shi-yunPD: Lee Jae-hoon (The Ghost Detective, Chief Kim, A Beautiful Mind, Page Turner)Timeslot: Wednesday and Thursday / 21:00 KSTNetwork: jtbcEpisodes: 16Genre: Romantic Comedy Plot Synopsis: A former ace sprinter resets his…

In Spotlight: Im Si-wan Filmography

Im Si-wan was scouted by Star Empire as a trainee while attending Chin Chin Song Festival in Busan. He then trained for three years as a member of "Children of Empire," but on January 7, 2010, the group debuted with their EP, Nativity under the name "ZE:A." Even while working as an idol, he entered…

New jtbc drama “Run On” completes line-up

Im Si-wan (Strangers From Hell), Shin Se-kyung (Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung), Choi Sooyoung (Tell Me What You Saw), and Kang Tae-oh (The Tale of Nokdu) have all been confirmed to star in the newest jtbc drama “Run On” (literal title). The drama is about a former sprinter who falls in love with a subtitling specialist.…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Finale

First of all, I want to thank each and every one for all the comments, good or bad, that was left in every fan site where our episode reactions were posted. I enjoy reading all the fan discussions and ship wars! LOL. This means the drama is doing a good deed in making its audience…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 37-38

"Love is not always easy to portray. Love that runs deep can seem like hatred, and then some get lost. One must take pity on that, not be furious or upset." GRUMPY ALLEY To be honest, I was a bit conflicted with how this drama is going to end. I know I always take the…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 35-36

[MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!] For someone who has not read the novel, I was really taken aback by this plot twist! I even said Rin became predictable in my past episode reaction. Ottoke, Rin-a???? My hands are still shaking as I type this reaction, so forgive me if this feels raw. GRUMPY ALLEY Before we go…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 33-34

More deaths and betrayals continue this week as the show nears its ending. Who will Eun San end up with? But more importantly, who does she really love? Both men protect her with all their might, but with two different approach. One is willing to side with the enemy just to see her, and the…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 31-32

The real rivalry starts in this hour as Wang Rin (Hong Jong-hyun) remains with the King's side with still an unexplained reason on his part. I know he can never betray Crown Prince Wang Won (Siwan) and I choose not to doubt him on that. Song-in (Oh Min-suk) and even the King continue to convince…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 29-30

The political drama is at its peak in this hour as the aftermath of Finance Minister Eun's untimely death. MINISTER EUN'S DEATH San (Yoona) is a mess after realizing that her loving father died inside the Queen's quarters, especially after discovering his medicine near the Queen's tea set. If I were her, I would doubt…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episode 27-28

This disappointment has been slowly building for me as I continue to watch this series. First, I recently found out just before I wrote this down that the Korean version of Episodes 27-28 are different from the international version. Apparently, an important scene that will cement the RinSan ship was revealed by Bi-yeon to San's…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 25-26

"There are two types of people. Those who wish to be happy themselves and those who are happy when others are. So-hwa was the latter." - Master Lee GRUMPY ALLEY Secrets have been revealed in this episode... and we see our heroine face another challenge in her life. Before we go to this hour's best…