First Impression: Lovers of the Red Sky

Drama Profile Title: Hong Cheon-gi (literal titled) / Lovers of the Red Sky (English title)Main Cast: Kim You-jung, Ahn Hyo-seop, Gong Myung, Kwak Si-yangWriter: Ha-eunPD: Jung Tae-woo (Hyena)Timeslot: Monday/Tuesday 22:00Network: SBSEpisodes: 16Genre: Fantasy romance sageuk Plot Synopsis: Based on the novel of Jung Eun-gwol (the same author of The Moon Embracing the Sun and Sungkyungkwan…

Kwak Si-yang, EXID’s Hani, Kim Min-kyu to star in new JTBC drama

Kwak Si-yang (Red Sky), EXID’s Hani (Not Yet 30), and Kim Min-kyu (Pop Out Boy!) are all confirmed to star in JTBC’s new music drama “Idol: The Coup” (working title). The drama will revolve around an unpopular idol group's last story, wherein these "fail-dols" (failed idols) only need a one time hit to get disbanded. Hani takes on…

Kim You-jung, Ahn Hyo-seop, Gong Myung, Kwak Si-yang cast in new drama

Kim You-jung (Backstreet Rookie), Ahn Hyo-seop (Dr. Romantic 2), Gong Myung (Be Melodramatic), and Kwak Si-yang (Alice) have all been confirmed to star in SBS’s new historical fantasy drama “Hong Chun-gi” (literal title). The drama is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Jung Eun-gwol, who was also famously known for the novels-turned-hit…

K-Drama Rewind: Oh My Ghost

Whenever we are lost, we always seek refuge to familiar things. It's basic human instinct to look for familiarity even in the rarest of moments. However, when you find yourself drowning in the sea of stagnant water, embracing the unfamiliar can sometimes save you. In this week's Flashback Sessions, let's remember how a tiny girl…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Finale

We reach the end of the long and winding maze that is Chicago Typewriter. I really enjoyed reviewing this series, although it's just sad that it got low ratings in Korea. I just hope more people get to watch it and appreciate the superb writing and admirable execution of the script. Yoo Ah-in, Go Kyung-pyo,…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 15

We are about to end this melancholic journey, and revelations are flying everywhere. Our independence fighters face the biggest battle of their lives, and some sacrificed themselves for the hope that one day, Joseon will be liberated again. Seo Hwi-young (Yoo Ah-in) and Shin Yul (Go Kyung-pyo) lead the Joseon Youth Alliance in its covert…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 14

It pains me so much that after all the hype built to support this drama, Chicago Typewriter remains to be underrated, and still far from reaching even just the hairline of Goblin. This drama has a lot of potential with a solid story to tell, but I guess the competition in the South Korean television market is so challenging,…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 13

We enter the last quarter of this complex dramaverse with more revelations. As our heroes try to unearth the ugly truth, we see their friendship is about to get tested by the untoward incidents in the past. Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) and Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung) time travel to the 1930s Kyungsung through the supernatural…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 12

It's the moment we have all been waiting for. Just as we all thought we are ready for the big reveal, it's still painful to learn the truth this way. Though the show gave us hints of Shin Yul's (Go Kyung-pyo) death, we remained in denial that maybe, just maybe, he died because of natural…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 11

I swear this series sure knows how to tug at heartstrings! I was almost disappointed with Jeon Seol's (Im Soo-jung) seemingly obvious plan of leaving our hero writer Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) behind after seeing his face as the person she "killed" in the past. We are not even sure of it yet, and I…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 10

Awww, Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung) remembers our puppy-eyed ghost! Shin Yul (Go Kyung Pyo) was the first person whom Seol recognized in her vision of her past life. She knows that he was the one who taught her how to use a pistol, and many other things. As much as I root for our OTP…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 9

After weeks of zoning out from the weekly write-ups, your resident GF is back! I am sorry it took me so long to compose this episode's reaction, but I promise I would stick around more this time. Also, I'll try not to recap so much starting from now, and only share about my personal say in every episode…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 8

Our heroine opens up a painful memory about her connection with her past life in this hour. Jeon Seol (Im Soo-jung) divulges her most kept secret about her visions of killing someone in her past life to Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in). We may already be familiar with this piece of information, but the agony of…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 7

Finally! More details about our trio's past selves in this episode! As it turned out, Seo Hwi-young (Yoo Ah-in) used to study medicine at the Keijo Imperial University, but eventually left school to become a writer. His family consisted most of doctors and ran a pharmacy for generations, which aided him to assist wounded independent…

K-Drama Reaction: Chicago Typewriter | Episode 6

We enter a more serious tone of our beloved fantasy series with drops of comic relief from our unlikely bromance duo. Our ghost writer Yoo Jin-oh (Go Kyung-pyo) and our star writer Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) form an interesting bond as they both deal with the mystery of them meeting in the present. Jin-oh is…