First Impressions: Mad Dog

Last week we saw a ton of premiers and we thought we’d give a first impression of a few that we watched. I happily grabbed up Mad Dog.  A show on the outside that looks about as interesting as sitting on hold with your insurance company for four hours. But once you peal back the premise you get a sexy caper drama with a pretty big melodramatic underbelly. Continue reading

14 Days of Kpop: Fangirl Stalking the BIGBANG Edition

Well, hello there. I’m sorta new here and also sorta not. A few of you may recognize me, but most probably won’t. My name is Dongsaeng and it’s been a while since my days back at The Crazy Ahjummas. I’m grateful to Kmuse and the other Fangirls for giving me a chance to crash their KPop party though here on Dramas with a Side of Kimchi and fangirl over my favorite group. Continue reading

Memory Lost: Episode 1-3

It took us a bit, but Kmuse and I finally found another Chinese drama to recap together. It’s funny because Kmuse liked one and I watched it and wanted to tear my hair out because of the cheese. Then I liked a different one and she thought the lead guy wasn’t attractive at all. The problem with recapping most Chinese dramas is they’re so dang long. It’s too much of a commitment for this working girl. But we happily landed on Memory Lost. It aired in 2016 and this last week Dramafever started putting up one episode every weekday. They originally aired three seasons, twelve episode each,  for a total of thirty-six episodes. Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping: Episodes 11 & 12

Wolverine! Sibling torture is THE BEST.

Ok, so I ended up getting frustrated with the slow subbing pace and missing subtitles at Viki and ended up subscribing to Kocowa for the month. So thanks for being patient with me and my delayed recap, drama fans. If you find yourself frustrated also, it’s $7/month for Kocowa and you don’t have to be locked into a contract. Just FYI.

But boy oh BOY, While You Were Sleeping is worth the frustration and extra streaming service!! Let’s jump into this episode, shall we?

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14 Days of Kpop – Man’s Search for Meaning in BTS Lyrics

Did you know that in years gone by, music was widely considered an intellectual pursuit? Music was meant to edify; to challenge you; to make you think. Artists wrote poetry set to music. They would strive to inspire their audiences with the beauty of their words.

Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely nights) dreamin’ of a song. The melody haunts my reverie and I am once again with you, (When our love was new) and each kiss an inspiration. Oh, but that was long ago, and now my consolation is in the stardust of a song.

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14 Days of KPOP: Breaking Up is Hard to Do!

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It’s time to break out the tissues, roll up the posters, and put away the lightstick.  What do you do when your Kpop group breaks up?  When 2NE1 broke up it was a big deal at my house. We went through crying, wailing, disbelief, and hours spent asking “They will get back together again someday, right?” My daughter won’t even listen to “Goodbye” because she refuses to believe it’s true.  So let’s talk about breakups and the stages of grief in a Kpop fan.  Continue reading