First Impression: Reflection of You

Drama Profile: Title: Reflection of You / Person Who Looks Like You (literal title)Main Cast: Ko Hyun-jung, Shin Hyun-been, Kim Jae-young, Choi Won-youngWriter: Yoo Bo-ra (Rain or Shine)PD: Lim Hyeon-wook (A Person You May Know)Timeslot: Wednesday/Thursday 22:30Network: JTBCEpisodes: 16Genre: Drama thriller Plot Synopsis:  Based on the novel by writer Jung So-hyeon, Reflection of You follows…

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…

Dimpled Goddesses: Korean Actresses with Lovely Dimples

Dimpled Goddess: Korean Actress with Lovely Dimples The greeks and the romans have been writing poems about women blessed by the deities with a perfect imperfection called gelasin – that indentation that appears in the cheek when someone smiles. And if the ancient poets are still alive today they would probably croon about these Korean…

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 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…

TVING reveals cast line-up for Monstrous

TVING confirms cast line-up for upcoming original series Monstrous. The supernatural thriller will star Koo Kyo-hwan (Kingdom: Ashin of the North), Shin Hyun-been (Hospital Playlist 2), Kim Ji-young (Graceful Friends), Park Ho-san (Penthouse 3), Kwak Dong-yeon (Vincenzo), and Nam Da-reum (Excellent Ga Doo-shim). The actors will take on exciting roles led by Koo Kyo-hwan who…

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 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…

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…

In Spotlight: Shin Hyun-been Filmography

Most of us are familiar with Shin Hyun-been through her role as Jang Gyeo-ul in the 2020 hit series, Hospital Playlist. But she’s been in the biz for quite some time before she was cast as this cold yet charming GS resident. Shin Hyun-been is an art theory major from the Korea National University of…

Favorite K-drama Couples of 2020

Whether or not you’re a true-blue shipper, one can’t deny that there are K-drama characters who are definitely match-made in dramaheaven. These one-true-pairs have either keep us on the edge of our seat waiting for their happily-ever-after to happen after weeks of watching their push-pull dynamic. Some though have the stamp approval of dramacupids from…