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 [...]

When Bertha Mason is Let Loose | Perfect Wife

A phenomenally impressive drama has just come to an end. Perfect Wife had all the trappings of a makjang  drama about a married woman (Shim Jae Bok, played by Go So Young) who has a cheating husband (Goo Jung Hee played by Yoon Sang Hyun). A lawyer by profession, Jae Bok gets fired because of her inability [...]

Chief KIM!!!

AAA!!! The BEST show dealing with a very serious issue of financial corruption in large chaebol groups just came to an end. Chief Kim or김과장 (it just sounds so much better in Korean) aired at this very perfect timing as per Korean politics. With the impeachment and eventual arrest of President Park Geun Hye on charges of [...]