Establishing New Codes of Justice | Miss Hammurabi

Exploring the social injustices of the downtrodden and destitute of Korean society, Miss Hammurabi was an emotional roller-coaster throughout the period it aired. Coming to an end last night, the story was at once heartwarming, motivating and also greatly nostalgic, leaving me wanting much more than was offered in terms of emotional satisfaction. However, everything [...]

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Fixing Some of the Unhealthy Tropes in Korean Dramas with Because This Life Is Our First

One of the best dramas to come out this season, and I watched it only, only and only for the love I bear for Lee Min Ki, despite having only seen a two-episode cameo from him in Shut Up! Flower Boy Band, as Byung Hee. The man had me in awe by just his cameo [...]

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 [...]