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
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
So, BTS just “dropped” their MV and remix of their song Mic Drop. I did not stay up for Black Friday sales. Instead, I joined the Twitterverse of ARMYs and waited for the release of the Mic Drop Remix (with Steve Aoki and Desiigner). Here are my first impressions and unfiltered thoughts. Be warned. My unfiltered thoughts are kind of stream of consciousness reactions.
Ooh! The new character teasers for Prison Playbook have me intrigued! The last set of character teasers flashed by at light speed, so I am happy to see we get a little more time with each member of our main cast. Just observing their body language gives us some hints about the personalities of this motley crew. Continue reading
Guide books will recommend specific places like restaurants and hotels. They might talk about a show you should see or a museum you should visit, but if you are planning on traveling to Korea or maybe you have just dreamed of going, I would like to recommend a list of must-try experiences! Continue reading
Some K-Pop groups are written off as having an over-produced and auto tuned sound. They are there to make songs that can be danced to and MVs full of beautiful people with fancy choreography. It is a fact that often trainees are scouted on the basis of their looks and dancing potential. Singing ability is not always a priority. However, there are a few groups and idols that really stand out for their distinct sound or raw vocal talent. Here is a vocal analysis of some of my favorites. Continue reading
There is something about being an early fan that connects you to an idol group with a sense of loyalty that is enduring. I have seen this with my friends who are Big Bang fangirls. I wasn’t into K-pop ten years ago, so I didn’t see the evolution of Big Bang’s music and I don’t have memories of that early excitement when they were first discovering their sound. I have that with BTS, so I understand the phenomenon. I wasn’t an early fan, but as soon as I was introduced to them, I went back and watched every Bangtan Bomb and even the super awkward “Hustle Life.” Continue reading
Have you dreamed of aimlessly wandering through Jeju tangerine groves or visiting the Seaes Resort (featured in Boys Over Flowers)? Did Warm and Cozy make you want to visit Jeju (even if it was just to beat some sense into that arrogant boy)? If so, then now is your chance! Kdrama Jen would like to invite you along. Please comment with your favorite Jeju drama locations and Kdrama Jen (and maybe Jennie Bennett too) will visit them for you! We even have a fun contest in mind, so be sure to comment for your chance to live vicariously and maybe even win something!