4 reasons you should be watching The Flame’s Daughter

Are you ready for a whole bunch of pretty? The Flame’s Daughter, a new Chinese drama, has caught my eye. Read on to discover my top four reasons why you should start watching right now. Continue reading


Prison Playbook Episode 16: Lasting Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts

I wanted a happily ever after for each character in Prison Playbook. I imagined a joyful reunion at the end where everyone, including Doctor Ko, would be waving from the stands as Je Hyeok pitched a perfect game. That would have been a storybook ending, but this show has proven again and again that providing perfect closure and resolution all around is not what it is designed to do. It just would not feel genuine. Read on to hear my last impressions and unfiltered thoughts… Continue reading

The Fangirl’s Special Valentine’s Day Roundtable -The Power of Puppy Smolder

There are all kinds of leading male characters in Korean dramas, but the ones who charm us with their combination of sometimes bumbling eagerness that can suddenly turn into intensity are some of our favorites. This is what the fangirls at Dramas with a Side of Kimchi refers to as “Puppy Smolder.” Come join us as we chat about our favorite Khottie puppies.

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Prison Playbook Episode 8: Sometimes Hard Work Isn’t Enough

Prison Playbook continues to reveal stories within stories, expertly teasing us with pieces of the puzzle that make up each character. This is Kdrama Jen, ready to dive back in and share with you my unfiltered thoughts on Episode 8. Well, some of them had to be filtered because I did actually say some very rude things about Dr. Ko’s company, but…we’ll get to that soon. Continue reading

Prison Playbook: Episode 4

This is Kdrama Jen reporting live from her Netflix binge session of Prison Playbook. First, a quick introduction. I have been watching dramas for well over a decade, so if you need a recommendation or want to talk dramas, then I am always willing to give my opinion. I consider myself “fluent” in Kdrama. No, I don’t mean I am fluent in Korean, although I have been studying and I do love learning languages. Instead, I mean that I can discuss one drama by referring to other dramas with similar characters, or maybe the same actors, or similar themes. So, for example, I think Prison Playbook feels like Reply 1988, but instead of ahjummas chatting on the stoop, we have hardened criminals trying to figure out how to get by in the prison world. Continue reading

First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Longing Heart

Imagine you never took the chance to tell your first love your true feelings.  You struggle to find someone with that same spark…for 10 years!  Suddenly, you are transported back in time…only to realize you are now the teacher of your first love and, oh, your former self!  Read on to discover my first impressions and unfiltered thoughts regarding the new drama Longing Hearts!  

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