First Impressions/Unfiltered Thoughts: My Mr. Mermaid


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


The Maknae’s Journey Through the Classics: Reply 1997/Answer Me 1997

DWASOK Reply 1997 cast pic

It’s not often that I let people make decisions for me. I may be the DWASOK Maknae, but in real life I’m the oldest in my family AND the mother of four children. So, you see, usually *I* am the one making the decisions.

But I have NO REGRETS. Oh, you guys, ZERO REGRETS. I loved Reply 1997/Answer Me 1997. I loved it so much I accidentally had a marathon! Thankfully, I had a day with very few obligations and the kids are more than old enough to fend for themselves — and to feed me. 😀 Yeah, I’m that kind of mom.  Continue reading

4 Reasons to Watch the Japanese Drama Crisis: Kouan Kidou Sousatai Tokusou-han (Spoiler Free)


At least once a year this inevitably happens. I start watching a Korean crime drama and get so pissed off at police stupidity that I start searching elsewhere for my crime trope fix. Sure enough, I started Criminal Minds and within an hour I was yelling, “Nope, nope, nope.” and searching for something else. Just so happens that my all time Japanese bias had released a crime drama earlier in the year and it was completely subbed! It is amazing the things you miss when you actually have real life interfering with drama addiction. But in this case, it is a great surprise since I can now binge the heck out of Oguri Shun’s newest show Crisis. And that, of course, means writing a blog post to try and encourage all of my amazing readers to give it a try with me. Drama enabling is alive and well here at DWASOK. Continue reading

Suspicious Partners Episode 39 & 40 (Final Thoughts)

.;a1a2s4a3We have finally reached the end of Suspicious Partner.  And while there were high  and low points in the plot, the writer has rewarded our patience with two final episodes of pure and total fluff.  Something I would usually be upset about, but with a cast that is the cutest fluffy cast ever, I will give it a pass and just enjoy the last hour of a relatively successful storyline. Continue reading

Watching Kdramas with Kids

mstemper.pngMost watchers of Korean dramas are adults, but some of us watch with our families. I usually do that in the evenings with my husband, and sometimes with a granddaughter who visits. I have seen comments from other people looking for dramas to watch with children, so I thought I would share my experiences. Part of this includes how the granddaughter reacted to the dramas, which will involve some spoilers. I’ll give warning, although these are mostly older dramas since I only show her things I have already seen. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Watch Chinese Drama Medical Examiner Dr Qin


It has been a while since I have started a Chinese drama that wasn’t in the historical or Wuxia genre.  But after receiving multiple recommendations I decided to give medical crime drama Medical Examiner Dr. Qin a chance.  And I am so glad I did since I find this drama delightful and can’t wait to tell you all why you should give it a chance as well.  So join me for my three SPOILERFREE reasons as to why you should start watching Medical Examiner Dr Qin! Continue reading

Kdrama Hidden Gem: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

1a57I found that multiple times this past year my favorite dramas are not necessarily the ones that are getting all the ratings or social media buzz.  Which made me think that maybe we need a series of posts where I can attempt to make a difference.  Because good dramas deserve to be watched regardless of ratings.  So please join me in my first hidden gem recommendation Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Continue reading