What you should know about AppleTV’s Pachinko adaptation

Since October of 2020, news about Apple TV's adaptation of the best-selling novel Pachinko has been making rounds on the internet. Earlier confirmations were about the lead stars, Lee Min-ho (The King: Eternal Monarch) and Youn Yuh-jung (Minari). Pachinko, which is written by Min Jin Lee, revolves around the multi-generational saga of a Korean family…

Dimpled Charmers: Korean Male Actors With Gorgeous Dimples

Science says a dimple is an anomaly in the cheek’s muscle that causes a dent when the individual smiles. An anomaly, that we can all agree, we all love especially if it’s on our favorite Korean actors' faces. The imperfection just somehow makes them more charming than they already are. And so, we list down…

The King: Eternal Monarch | Series Review

All hail to this series that should be treated as royalty among dramas this year! His Past The King: Eternal Monarch had a really solid premiere with its mysterious plot and interesting characters. The main plot was anchored on Lee Gon’s (Lee Min-ho) tragic past. It introduced us to the conflict right away which immediately…

Hard Work Will Never Betray You: Top 10 Korean Actors Who Started With Minor Roles

One of the phrases that stuck with me after watching a Korean reality show is that hard work will never betray you. No matter how long and arduous the journey may be, hard work will always be your life line in reaching your dreams. Here are 10 Korean actors who persisted through difficulties and first…

Where Are They Now: The Cast of Personal Taste

During this time ten years ago, a K-drama couple made our hearts go dugun-dugun with their blossoming romance inside the beautiful Sanggojae. Even a decade after its premiere, we still remember some scenes from Personal Taste. It gave us, at that time, another cohabitation romance we never thought we needed. As it celebrates its tenth…

Love in Lockdown: Top Cohabitation K-dramas

At a time when the whole world is on quarantine, I can't help but think of one notorious K-drama trope that's been with us since the beginning. Whatever generation you may associate yourself with, you can always think of one specific drama that tackled this one -  cohabitation. Whether it's forced or not, it's a…

K-Culture: Dog-like vs Cat-like Faces

K-drama muggles may find it weird that Koreans often compared their beloved actors/actresses’ faces to dogs, cats, and other animal faces. But if you think about it, the resemblance is there. Aside from the physical comparison, they also tend to associate celebrity traits and impressions with animals. Why Animal Faces? The curious cat in me…

First Impression: The King: Eternal Monarch | Episodes 1-2

A highly anticipated drama finally premiered. Is it really worth the hype? Drama Profile Title: The King: Eternal Monarch Main Cast: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Jung Eun-chae, and Lee Jung-jin Writer: Kim Eun-sook (previous series: Mr. Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, The Heirs) PD: Baek Sang-hoon (previous series: Love in the Moonlight;…

Handsome Giants: Top 10 Tall & Handsome Oppas

This post was originally posted in 2017 on our Facebook Page. I love oppas of all sizes and shapes, but there's just something about tall guys that makes them look extra sexy and attractive. Here's 10 of our handsome giant oppas who will surely make your knees weak. Ugggh, will you have a hard time…

From Reel to Real to Kill: Korean Celebrities Who Used to Date

Unlike most of Korean dramas we watched, not every couple get their happily-ever-after. They might have been lovey-dovey at one point but they are now just “strangers with a familiar laugh.” So if you’re looking for a way to kill all the Valentine vibes around, you’re in the right place as I list down Korean…

K-Lookbook: How to style your hair like a K-drama male lead

They say your hair is your crowning glory. Most of the time it is associated with women; their hairstyle can make or break their whole look. But I think it is also true for men. Just take a look at Korean actors we all fell in love in. They changed their hairstyle depending on the…

K-Drama Rewind: Boys Over Flowers

Based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Hana Yori Dango, this week's Grumpy Flashback feature is the fifth TV adaptation of the manga following Taiwan's Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II, and Japan's Hana Yori Dango and its sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns. It created the second Korean wave and helped to launch career of Lee Min-ho as the ultimate Hallyu star not only in…

Movie Review: 4 Scenes That Make Gangnam Blues (2015) Bluer Than Blue

In this edition of K-Movie Corner, I’m gonna present to you Gangnam---nope, not Style by Psy but Blues---Gangnam Blues, which depicts the fictionalized history of how the now famous district of Seoul developed from just a piece of farmland in the 70s against the backdrop of several socio-political issues in that era. Gangnam Blues, released…

K-Lookbook: Lee Min-ho (Legend of the Blue Sea)

Lee Min-ho has been a victim of bad hairstyles or over-the-top chaebol outfits since his first megahit series, Boys Over Flowers. But the things is, no matter how his stylists connive to make him look hilarious, his handsome face alone always saves him. Luckily for him, his Legend of the Blue Sea character seems to…

K-Culture: Lesson 2 – Korean Kinship Terms

The infamous Korean term 'oppa' has been used by so many fangirls that a rookie K-Drama fan is probably confuse of the word's proper usage. In K-dramaverse, there are a lot of other ways a character addresses his/her interlocutor and determining what term to use highly depends on age, seniority, and social status. There are tons…