Prison Playbook: Episode 5

What happens when a person makes a life changing decision and all of South Korea seems to be against that decision? Je Hyuk finds out when he reveals that “The Phoenix” wants to call it quits. 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

Prison Playbook: Episode 3

Guys, we’ve been sentenced to 16 episodes (which equals way more than 16 hours) of hard drama time, but we’re all in this together. This episode we move from the correction facility and into our permanent cell. We meet our cellmates, which comes with trying to figure out if there is anyone we can trust. Thankfully, we have Je Hyeok and Joon Ho to help us through the murky waters.  Continue reading

Prison Playbook: Episode 2

This resident maknae is taking on episode 2 of Prison Playbook, so I thought I’d take a second to introduce myself. I am the maknae because I just started watching kdramas a year ago and writing for the blog about six months ago. In real life, I’m the oldest of three, six months older than my husband, and the mother of four children. Being the maknae in ANYTHING has never been on my radar! I can attest to Kmuse’s mad recommendation skillz — she has rarely steered me wrong. 😀 If you want to know anything else about me, click that handy “Karie the Maknae” label just under the banner. It’s got a headshot and everything. Continue reading

Memory Lost Episode 17-19

We finally have some movement on the romance/memory aspect of the storyline.  OK, so maybe they just kind of remember they were in love before.  As in, they both remember one phrase they uttered to each other pre-memory wipe and run with it.  But this totally counts since it leads to a plethora of skinship.  Which is what really matters right?  So come join us as we share our top 5 favorite moments of Ep 17-19. Continue reading