Fated to Love Jang Hyuk

FINALLY! I finished Jang Hyuk's Fated to Love You yesterday. As much as I enjoyed the superb acting of the talented actor and his lead actress, Jang Nara, I'm not sure I thoroughly enjoyed the drama in terms of script. Firstly, the drama is a remake of a 2008 Taiwanese drama of the same name. [...]

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Nam Joo Hyuk… | Bride of the Water God

I'm short of words right now... After Nam Joo Hyuk's fantastic performance as Jung Joon Hyung in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, I had mixed emotions about him taking such a 'godly' role next. I wasn't sure a rookie actor like him would be able to pull of the grandeur and pomp of a water [...]

The Best Hit

최고의 날들은 아직 살지 않은 날들이다 - 나짐 히크메트 The best days are those we still haven't lived through - Nazim Hikmet What a great time travel drama this was. This genre is on the rise in Korean dramas these days, with Tomorrow With You, Tunnel (which I still haven't seen), The Best Hit, and [...]

Suspicious Partner

The joy to see Ji Chang Wook back, swapping his secret agent garb for neatly tailored suits, in his first ever romantic comedy, Suspicious Partner, was absolutely great. He looked drop-dead gorgeous in his lead role as Prosecutor No Ji Wook, and well, I'm all eyes for him, always. Moving onto the story, which is [...]

Looking Out | Lookout

Another thrilling ride just came to an end yesterday. Lookout, with its star-studded cast was one awfully psychotic journey which had its viewers on edge for most of the show. A wild goose chase involving a corrupt judiciary and a group of vigilantes seeking vengeful justice made for a very exciting premise for the show. [...]

Writing Your Own Happy Ending | Fight My Way

Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won's drama about underdogs just ended, and I couldn't be any more happier than I am at this moment. The show traced the development of 20-somethings with dreams they have discarded due to various reasons, and therefore lead unfulfilling lives. The development of the characters towards attempting to reach [...]

Orwell, Korea, 21st Century | Circle

These few weeks I have been following three Monday-Tuesday dramas: Fight For My Way, Lookout and Circle and all of them have had brilliant scripts, making the competition for the highest ratings that much tougher. Circle, was the shortest drama out of these three and so it just ended on the 12th episode today, marking [...]

A Walk Down Memory Lane in Reply: 1988

1980's: a fascinating event for a millennial, having been born in the early 1990s. It's a time I seem to be aware of, especially because I grew up with teenagers who had been there to experience this decade. From Top Gun, to Wham, Guns N Roses to the growing popularity of denim, the 1980s were, [...]

Writing History with a Chicago Typewriter

One of the best shows I have watched in the history of Korean dramas... Chicago Typewriter just ended yesterday and it surely ended with a bang. Starring Yoo Ah In (Seo Hui Young/Han Se Ju), Lim Soo Jung (Ryu Soo Yeon/Jeon Seol) and Go Kyung Pyo (Shin Yul/Yoo Jin Oh), the show is set on [...]

South Korea’s Rebuttal to William Golding | White Christmas

Seven years too late… I can’t believe I did not watch this drama for so many years despite having been exposed to the glory that is Sung Joon for so long. White Christmas was my Lord of the Flies nightmare manifested in a television show, with a change of setting as well as the ages [...]