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?
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
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
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
Last week was a week full of new dramas which meant I was busy trying to decide which of the nine I would be simulcasting. Yup, you heard right. Nine new kdramas aired last week which is a bit too much for even this Fangirl to watch all at once. So a decision had to be made. Come find out if Because It Is My First LIfe made the cut as I share my first impressions. Continue reading
This show is so . . . weird. It’s hard to describe, define, or even decide if I like it. Revolutionary Love mixes comedy, action, romance, and melodrama at a dizzying speed, and I think it will take another episode for me to decide if it’s worth my time. Continue reading
Let’s address the slightly touchy, but totally obvious elephant in the room first. Ha Ji Won is 39 and Kang Min Hyuk is 26. Is there really going to be a believable romance between these two? I admit the age difference put me off, but I decided to give Hospital Ship a chance since Ha Ji Won has more than one drama example of awesomeness on her resume. So was it worth it? Continue reading
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
Are you looking for a fluffy drama full of handsome Chinese swimmers? Well, maybe you didn’t exactly know that is what you were looking for, but I would like to convince you that My Mr. Mermaid might be just what you need. Join me as l share my unfiltered thoughts and reasons why you should “dive into” this drama. Continue reading
Live Up to Your Name, the latest drama starring one of my favorite actors of all time, Kim Nam Gil, aired this weekend. Which can only mean one thing… it is time to write another 1st impression post and let you know if this drama is a keeper or one that is doomed to be kicked to the curb. Continue reading