Don’t Leave the Maknae Unattended: Healer

I always struggled with the story of Superman. Sure, he plays a bumbling reporter by day and only trots out his super powers as needed, but how is either of those personas a match for Lois Lane? Clark Kent needed to step up his game to match her wit and drive, whereas Superman turned her into a silent, dependent victim. This is my own humble opinion after watching the old-school Superman movies one time. But you catch my drift. Either way, they just didn’t fit, and it bugged me.

Healer, though. I appreciated the Superman influences and references, but Jung Hoo and Yeong Shin were more evenly matched, which totally made the series for me. Well, on top of Jung Hoo’s excellent fighting skills and the well-crafted plot. The ONLY thing that drove me nuts was the overly loud BGM (background music.) Let’s talk Healer, shall we?

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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

1st Impressions: Untouchable

It is finally my day off which means I have a chance to check out the latest new dramas.  Which, also means, that it is time to let our readers know my first impressions so they can begin to weed through all the new shows and pick the best dramas to spend their time on.  So join me as I discuss the latest suspense drama from JTBC, Untouchable. Continue reading

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

First Impressions/Unfiltered Thoughts Regarding King’s Woman 

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If there was a part of you that kind of fell for the Demon Lord from Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms or if you enjoyed the brief glimpses of KO from Love 020, then King’s Woman (Starring Zhang Bin Bin) might put you in your happy place.  Kdrama Jen jumped down the Chinese drama rabbit hole and is ready to share first impressions of this currently airing Chinese drama. Continue reading