Dreaming High in Dream High

I finally finished a long delayed drama and it only proved to be a walk down memory lane in terms of my time spent watching dramas. Music was the main thing that played a massive part in making me interested in Korean culture, particularly dramas. To think that what started as just an interest in [...]

Year 2009: You’re Beautiful

With Hwayugi's finale fast approaching, here am I paying my own kind of tribute to the ladies behind a multitude of classic Korean dramas that have defined pop culture for over a decade: The Hong Sisters. For many new fans of Korean culture, specifically dramas, these women, rather script writers are ones they are unfamiliar [...]

Jung Yong Hwa’s The Package

First of all: my regular screamy shout-out to my favourite Korean actor. JUNG YONG HWA!!! WHOAH! Okay, so where does one start with this piece. First of all this has to be his BEST, I repeat BEST role after playing Lee Shin in Heartstrings, which was 2011, meaning 6 years passed till he landed with [...]

When Youth Romances Stop Being Makjang | Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju

An absolutely phenomenal youth romance drama just came to an end marking a great change in this genre of dramas, according to me. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Ju did not have a particularly famous or glamorous cast, but this was what turned into its strength. From Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk playing our [...]

Park Hae Jin in the Trap | Cheese in the Trap

Cheese in the Trap: a drama I didn’t have any intention of watching until it was mentioned to me on this blog, by Fatima. I have been following Kim Go Eun on Goblin, and since I think she is doing a great job, I thought I should give this a shot. Added to this is [...]

Kang MinHyuk as Entertainer

One of the best Korean dramas I have seen in a while stopped airing last week. Entertainer was oddly reminiscent of other dramas I’ve seen involving music such as Heartstrings and Shut Up! It had the realism of Shut Up mixed with conflicts that were explored more explicitly than Heartstrings was ever able to. Even [...]

Pinocchio

So I have watched a few dramas since my last review but not many stood out for me and therefore, this is a very special piece on Pinocchio that just ended last Thursday. I wish to commend the drama for its very realistic character portrayals and the fact that I think I’ve found a new [...]

Beethoven Love Affair with a Witch

K-dramas: not an easy thing to sit through for long periods of time. Over a course of almost 3 months, I have barely watched 2 entire dramas over a long weekend or two; at other times work keeps me sufficiently occupied. I have just finished Secret Love Affair and it has to be one of [...]

Fusion Music Pulls at Heartstrings

The first drama I ever watched! Heartstrings: that’s what it truly did! It pulled at my heartstrings, tugged at them and made me break down and cry more than once. The most addictive drama I’ve ever seen, and one I sat through over 5 times. Some obsession was this drama. A drama about being young, [...]