K-Drama Reaction: Penthouse | Season 2

It's been a crazier second season, and I think this is the only show wherein all character developments are for the worse. Every episode seemed like confirmation of fan theories from previous events. It's as if the writer was reading the comments section of every article written about the drama or all the audience's social…

First Impression: Penthouse 2

Drama Profile Title: Penthouse 2 / The Penthouse: War in Life 2Main Cast: Eugene, Kim So-yeon, Uhm Ki-joonWriter: Kim Sun-ok (The Last Empress, Temptation of Wife)PD: Kim Min-kyung (The Last Empress, Return)Timeslot: Friday and Saturday 22:00-23:10Network: SBSEpisodes: 12Genre: Makjang, Revenge Plot Synopsis: After her release from prison, Oh Yoon-hee returns to Hera Palace to find out the real murderer behind Shim Su-ryeon's death and…

K-Drama Reaction: Penthouse | Season 1

[Warning: Too many spoilers and unnecessary bad words in this review but who cares, right?] After a treacherous ride, we finally reach the end of Season 1! This series is so exhausting to watch honestly, but I just couldn't drop it. Maybe it helped that I'm super tolerable when it comes to makjang dramas, and…

First Impression: Penthouse

Drama Profile Title: Penthouse / The Penthouse: War in LifeMain Cast: Eugene, Kim So-yeon, Lee Ji-ahWriter: Kim Sun-ok (The Last Empress, Temptation of Wife)PD: Kim Min-kyung (The Last Empress, Return)Timeslot: Monday and Tuesday / 22:00Network: SBSEpisodes: 20Genre: Suspense, Melodrama, Makjang Plot Synopsis: Set in an extremely luxurious 100-story apartment called Hera Palace, three powerful women live their lives surrounded by a thirst for revenge…

Where Are They Now? Cast of Worlds Within

There are certain characters that K-drama fans couldn’t easily forget and would always want to remember. To reminisce those treasured K-drama moments, here’s a new Ahjummamshies feature to get you updated to those beloved characters. Kicking-off this feature is the 2008 No Hee-kyung-penned drama, Worlds Within (The World They Live In), which stars our Hallyu…

Seo Ji-hye to lead new medical drama

Seo Ji-hye finally lands her first lead role! Upcoming SBS medical drama Thoracic Surgery has found its female lead with Seo ji-hye (Black Night). The actress is set to take on the role of Yoon Soo-yeon, the daughter of a hospital director who was summoned back to to South Korea by her father while reflecting over a…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Finale

I'm Not a Robot is one of those cute dramas that got us with high expectations and really delivered until the end. I'm not depriving it of the praise it deserves, but before I give my final thoughts, let me just recap our final two episodes briefly. Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) disclosed his allergy to the…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Episodes 21-22

We spent the entire hour building up to the great reveal, and there are so many exciting moments that got me on the edge of my seat. When will he know the truth??? Sta. Maria: High IQ, Low EQ I was really disappointed with Ssanip (Kim Min-kyu) and Hoktal (Song Jae-ryong) in these episodes. I…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Episodes 13-14

What would you feel when you experience something amazing for the first time, then suddenly you realize it was all fake? Min-kyu's first love Our hero is growing very conflicted after that first kiss. He is having all sorts of emotions - from feeling giddy to getting skeptical about everything. He described his first kiss…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Episodes 11-12

Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) learns how to open up to others, and it's not going to be an easy road. We see him struggle in convincing the Sta. Maria team to stay, and let him be with Aji-3/Jia (Chae Soo-bin). Although they were all a bit stiff at first, and Min-kyu initially appeared to be an…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Episodes 9-10

You know what's worse than knowing your illness has no cure? It's the dreading feeling of waiting for your own end with no one by your side. But that's not the case anymore with Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) ever since Aji-3/Jia (Chae Soo-bin) entered his life. The Cure This hour was mainly focused on Min-kyu's human…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Episodes 7-8

Now we know what emotional baggage Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) had to carry with him all these years and when he started his psychological allergy to humans. The betrayal was too traumatic for a young boy to bear and witness firsthand. He felt alone and devastated because of the people he thought he could trust.…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Episodes 5-6

We get to see two sides of Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) in this hour: his very own operation mode and friend mode. Operation Mode vs Friend Mode There was something wrong with Min-kyu's condition from the beginning. His allergy to humans was a psychological state which (I presume) started when his parents died of that car…

K-Drama Reaction: I’m Not a Robot | Episodes 1-2

We are really near the end of 2017 as K-dramas get weirder by the day. I initially thought the premise of I'm Not a Robot was a refreshing one with a promising main couple. I signed on because of Yoo Seung-ho, but I admit he is still Harry Borrison in my eyes. I still haven't…