Trauma in the Aftermath of Man-Made Disaster | Just Between Lovers

살아남았어 다행이다 (이강두) - Because we survived, it's a relief. (Lee Kang Doo) The journey from Seo Yul in Chief Kim to Lee Kang Doo in Just Between Lovers has been fantastic for Lee Joon Ho, and it's the growth of a promising idol-actor. The show has not even been completed as I begin to [...]

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Wise Prison Life

One of the best, most iconic Korean drama came to an end last week, but was unavailable with English subtitles for almost another week. Hence my review is exceptionally late. Set in a Foucault-inspired Panopticon, that is Seobu penitentiary, the story is a unique one, given such a depressing place as a constant set for [...]

When the Proletariat Takes on the Bourgeoisie in Strongest Deliveryman

One phenomenally well-written and well-acted drama just ended. Strongest Deliveryman reached out to the little socialist within me that wishes for equal opportunities for the rich and the poor in any society. With a story based on the struggles of the youth that makes up the lowest rungs of the economic class, it dealt with [...]

Falsifying Namgoong Min | Falsify

Second drama in a year for Namgoong Min. After having finished one show based on social corruption in Lookout, I was pleased to catch another, especially since I have developed a fascination with this actor. The story revolves around an online tabloid newspaper, where one employee, Han Mu Young (Namgoong Min) is on a quest [...]

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 [...]

Beauty Lies in the Eyes of Nam Goong Min

*Hold your breath and swoon to your heart's content, ladies* I recently watched Beautiful Gong Shim, because I've been watching Nam Goong Min in Chief Kim recently, and I had to go back and see his previous drama to understand his acting chops a little better. When I found out that he had acted alongside, Girls' [...]