Switch: Change The World

And this marks the return of Jang Geun Suk to the small-screen. One of my first Korean actors, I have followed his career pretty closely. I did not watch his sageuk, Jackpot, however since I do not have a particular love for the historical drama. Therefore, Switch is what I watched after Pretty Man and I [...]

Year 2010: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

So I finally watched My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, after having planned to watch it for the last five years or so. It was definitely fun to watch and it helped flesh out the main elements of a Hong sisters plot. With a plot based mostly on fantasy, it had a lot more significance in terms [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Developmental Disabilities

I have always very openly expressed my love and passion for whatever it is that fascinates me in my present, be it the time when Avril Lavigne came out with Complicated and I thought she was the coolest counter-narrative of femininity or when I sought meaning and inspiration in my life through U2 lyrics. Well, [...]