Best of “Tomorrow”

This is one of the best-written and well-thought-of K-dramas this year, hands down. From the introduction of the lead characters, the case studies every week, and up to the build-up of the main plot, everything was carefully laid out. For a dark fantasy drama dealing with taboo topics such as depression, suicide, self-harm, and sexual…

Lee Yoo-mi, Ong Seong-wu, Byun Woo-seok lead “Strong Woman Do Bong-soon” sequel

Lee Yoo-mi (All of Us Are Dead), Ong Seong-wu (Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?), Byun Woo-seok (Moonshine), Kim Hae-sook (Tomorrow), and Kim Jung-eun (My Dangerous Wife) will star in the “Strong Woman Do Bong-soon” sequel titled “Strong Woman Kang Nam-soon.” Strong Woman Do Bong-soon was a romantic comedy starring Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, and Ji Soo. It follows…

First Impression: Tomorrow

Drama Profile Title: TomorrowMain Cast: Kim Hee-seon, Rowoon, Lee Soo-hyuk, Yun Ji-on, and Kim Hae-sookWriter: Kim Yoo-jin, Ra Ma (webcomic)PD:  Kim Tae-yoon, Sung Chi-wookTimeslot: Friday and Saturday / 2150H (KST)Network: MBC, NetflixEpisodes: 16Genre: Fantasy Plot Synopsis: Made half-human and half-spirit by accident, a young man is employed by a company of grim reapers in the underworld to carry out special missions. (sourced from Netflix) Grumpy’s…

The Best of “Inspector Koo”

At first glance, “Inspector Koo” may come off as a typical comedic action thriller because of its vague cat-and-mouse premise. But as I watched each episode, I slowly realized why a Hallyu legend accepted this project. It took a refreshing route for the genre by defying norms, casting reliable actors, and creative storytelling. Now, let…

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…

Lee Young-ae, Kim Hae-sook, Kim Hye-jun, Kwak Sun-young lead in new female-centric drama

Lee Young-ae (Saimdang, Light’s Diary), Kim Hye-jun (Chip-in), Kwak Sun-young (Hospital Playlist), and Kim Hae-sook (Start-up) are all set to lead the new JTBC comedy action thriller "A Wonderful Sight” (working title). Lee Young-ae will play as Koo Kyung-yi, a police officer-turned-insurance investigator/private detective. She is currently solving a serial murder case, with a female university student as the…

Best Actors and Actresses of 2020

We finally reached the last category of our year-end specials. This time, we picked our top actors and actresses who performed their best in this year’s K-dramas. Maknae's Choice Park Seo-joon (Itaewon Class) Park Seo-joon’s defining moment in Itaewon Class happened earlier in the series. Its premiere episodes already showed how much effort and preparation…

Start-Up | Series Review

This is one of the few nice surprises of 2020. Pitch Deck (a presentation that covers all aspects of your business in a succinct and exciting way) Start-Up’s story introduction was similar to that of a “pitch deck.” It’s so effective that the characters each gained committed and passionate “investors.” Who wouldn’t, tbh? The “point…

K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Playlist | Season 1

Please bear with me as I spill 12-weeks’ worth of piled-up feels and love for this series! Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms I wanted to start my series review by saying HOSPITAL PLAYLIST IS THE BEST K-DRAMA THIS YEAR!!! Now that’s out of the way, I could peacefully proceed on why I’m obsessively in…

Kim Hee-sun, Kim Young-kwang and more confirmed for Room No. 9

Upcoming tvN drama Room No. 9 has secured its line-up with Kim Hee-sun (Woman of Dignity), Kim Young-kwang (The Man Living In My House), Kim Hae-sook (About Time) as its main stars. Room No. 9 is a drama about an ambitious lawyer and a deathrow convict whose souls are switched and the man who holds…

Movie Review: (An Afterlife Journey) Along with the Gods (2017)

The afterlife, whether it does exist or not, is really one topic that tickles the mind probably that's why it's a relatively common plot used in dramas and motion pictures. We've already seen several interpretations of it, but in this K-Movie Corner feature, we'll gonna experience one of the most interesting depictions of the life…

Movie Review: 5 Times Jun Ji-hyun Stole the Scene in The Thieves (2012)

Honestly, action movies aren't my cup of tea, but something about The Thieves got me hooked from the first to the last minute of it. Released in 2012, The Thieves was once named the most-watched Korean movie of all time, recording a whopping 13 million theater admissions. It also marked the return to the heist…