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

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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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Fan Girl’s Companion Guide to Tribes and Empires (Episodes 1-6)

Are you having trouble keeping track of all the characters and political shenanigans in Tribes and Empires? Well, the fan girls have got your back! We are creating this T and E Companion Guide to help you keep track of everyone. It will be kind of bare bones for a bit because we are writing as we watch, but by the end of the 70 plus episodes, we should have a guide that will help anyone watching this later navigate the chaos. So… sit back and let us help you figure out the difference between Grassland Hottie, Muru Warrior, and Faerie Prince, and how the world is going to fall apart because of them and their fate.

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts on I’m Not a Robot

When Kmuse and I heard Yoo Seung Ho would be starring in a new drama, we were both hopeful, but feeling cautious. Will this be another drama that showed glimmers of Yoo Seung Ho’s potential, only to dash our fangirl dreams with poorly constructed plots and more chemistry with the animal co-stars than the leading ladies? Read on to see Kdrama Jen’s first impressions and, as always, unfiltered thoughts! Continue reading

First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts about Oh, the Mysterious (Doubtful Victory)

Sometimes it takes a few episodes to get drawn into a drama. I accept this about Korean dramas. The slower pace allows us to explore characters and relationships more deeply. I will usually give a drama four episodes, but it did not take even a full episode of Oh, the Mysterious before I was completely drawn in and intrigued. Here are my first impressions and unfiltered thoughts: Continue reading