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…

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…

Son Ye-jin leads powerful slice-of-life drama about female friendship

Son Ye-jin (Crash Landing on You) has been confirmed to lead the upcoming JTBC drama “Thirty Nine” (literal title). She will be joined by Jeon Mi-do (Hospital Playlist 2), Ahn So-hee (Missing: The Other Side) and Kim Ji-hyun (Backstreet Rookie). Thirty Nine will tell the story of three longtime friends who are turning 40s. It…

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…

Under-the-radar Badass Women in K-Dramas

In celebration of International Women's Month, we thought of listing down some of the underrated K-drama female characters who are also rightfully deserving of the limelight. Chae Song-hwa (Hospital Playlist) Chae Song-hwa is a living proof of the old adage that "with age comes wisdom." She's not just a woman of wisdom but she's also…