3x the Charm: Best K-drama Trios

Three is never a crowd…especially in K-dramas. There’s something about watching three different characters be bonded by their similarities and tested by their differences. This magic number somehow work; bringing us with a dynamic and complex relationship we always enjoy to watch. As part of our 3rd anniversary specials, we bring you some of our…

2018 Favorites: Maknae’s Choice

A Plot Twist You Never Knew You Needed Wishing for a plot twist in our real lives suddenly became a social media thing that we carelessly imitate and re-post. Some people long to experience something different from their usually mundane lives. Some unlucky ones, though, complained about the so-called plot twist they experienced; ranting that…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Finale

"It seems like it's nowhere. In fact, it's everywhere. It's the story of our heroes." Real Questions For the last time, the Court Department 44 handled a complicated case and held a trial that kept us all at the edge of our seats. I would not detail the murder case against an obvious victim of…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 15

A Giant Tsunami Our beloved Department 44 is facing a giant tsunami. The public's scrutiny is getting worse. The pressure from the higher rank is getting heavier. Anyone could start thinking if it is time to stop and run away from the big tides to avoid drowning. I totally understand why Park Cha O Reum…

K-Culture: Korean Broadcasting Networks

International Korean drama fans have no qualms on which TV channel will broadcast a series they would want to watch as they mostly sourced it from different online streaming sites. However, this non-Korean with a curious mind writer still want to know more about the difference between these media brands familiar to all drama lovers.…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 13

Please bear with my long rants in this episode. Common Sense We're down to the last few episodes and I thought I have already seen everything but this series still has a lot more to offer. Since the Civil Court Department 44 is now handling criminal cases, they have been assigned to hear the case…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 12

A judge's life is difficult. Minor Cases The Civil Court Department 44 suddenly has to handle minor criminal charges (thanks to Presiding Judge Han Se-sang's (Sung Dong-il) unwanted comment during their meeting). It leads them to criminal cases caused by drunk people. Im Ba-reun (Infinite L / Kim Myung-soo) has a strong opinion about people…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 11

The weeds won't die unless you pull out its roots. The Sinful Angel There's a new case for Presiding Judge Han Se-sang (Sung Dong-il) and his associate judges Park Cha O Reum (Go Ara) and Im Ba-reun (Infinite L / Kim Myung-soo). They have to handle the case of a neighborhood thief who used stolen…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 10

You also have to give your heart a break. A Cruel World Park Cha O Reum (Go Ara) is slowly discovering the realities of the world she wanted to save. She had to give her testimony about Judge Gam's case but she was faced by another ambitious person. She just wanted to have justice but…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 9

They will surely be treated as a social outcast after this episode. Image Over Everything There is this public perception that former judges turned lawyers received favorable verdicts on cases they handle. It was shown though that it was just really the lawyers or their brokers who benefit with such so-called favors. Judge Han Se-sang…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 8

And we're back dealing with heartbreaking truths. Case #1: Who Killed Cock Robin? Im Ba-reun (Infinite L/Kim Myung-soo) became invested in a case of Mr Lee, a worker allegedly abused by his employer. At first glance, people would wonder why he tried to kill himself. He's a top student, he worked for a top-ranked company,…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 7

Everyone is doing their best to survive. The Family You Are Born In We have no say on the family we were born in. Whether you like it or not, you're stuck with your annoying sister, nagger mother, and dried-humor father. The court fam we now love is dealing with a family feud caused by…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 6

Everyone has a past they want to remember and a past they want to forget. Things We Want To Forget No matter how lucky you are in life, there will always this one moment in our lives we hate so much we want to erase it. The Civil Court Department 44 is handling an unusual…

K-Drama Reaction: Miss Hammurabi | Episode 5

We all have are own biases. Friendship Over I feel like I've been overlooking how Associate Judge Jung Bo-wang (Ryu Deok-hwan) is giving us some refreshing break whenever the story gets too tense. I never realized he was the Mr Sunshine of this series until he slowly tried to move away from his neighbour associate…