Tempted (Great Seducer) – First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts

These noonas/ahjummas are questioning whether we should be allowed to watch this drama because the writer and director seem to know how to seduce us a little too much. Come join Kdrama Jen and Drama Geek as we spill on whether this drama has tempted us enough to keep watching, or if we’re turned off by the negatives. Continue reading


Kmuse’s Musings: Where have all the romantic kdramas gone?

I was sitting down to my computer contemplating what I should write about and drawing a blank. It was only while I was staring at My Drama List when I realized one very disturbing fact. I am not watching any truly romantic dramas right now. There are a few which feature aspects of romance, but even they are besieged with melo angst tropes and/or illness. Which brings up the question “What has happened to the romantic drama genre?” Continue reading

The Fangirls’ Roundtable: Pros & Cons of the Top 4 Drama Streaming Sites

Now that things have settled into place after the addition of Kocowa, we decided to do an updated review of the site, as well as it’s competitors, so that our readers (as well as ourselves) can find the drama watching plan that works best.  So come join us as we chat all the pros and cons between drama streaming sites Kocowa, Viki, Netflix, & Dramafever. Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Y’know what I hate? When a review starts off with a recap of the plot. If I’m interested in the book, I’ve already read the plot synopsis and nothing anyone puts in their review really tops what the publisher/author has already written.

WHEW. So glad I got that off my chest. Here’s what’s on F.C. Yee’s site about The Epic Crush of Genie Lo:

“The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…”

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Drama Showdown: The Flame’s Daughter vs Untouchable Lovers

Now that I am actively adulting with a job, I have a lot less time to just sit back and watch 12 hours of straight drama every day.  Which, sadly, means I have to cut back on how many dramas I simulcast.  Due to the lack of time I sometimes must make the hard decision of cutting a drama I might usually watch…even if it is just filler.  So today I decided to write out the pros and cons on Chinese dramas The Flame’s Daughterand Untouchable Lovers. Come join me as I viciously cut one of them from my simulcasting drama list. Continue reading

Yang Mi & Ethan Ruan team up in new Chinese drama Legend of Fu Yao

We have another must watch drama on our horizon (they are starting to pop out Chinese dramas faster than I can watch them…..but that is a good thing, right?) starring Yang Mi (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms) & Ethan Ruan (Fated to Love You).  Legend of Fu Yao is about a girl on a quest who falls in love with a Crown Prince.  Not the most unique storyline but when it involves these two actors….do we really care? Continue reading