Don’t Leave the Maknae Unattended: School 2013

Hi-dee-ho, neighbors! It is I, your lovable Maknae, back from another solo journey into KDramaland. Did I survive? I did! And I came away with a greater appreciation for Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin’s acting skills. Let’s talk about School 2013, shall we?

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Who’s Not a Robot?

Who’s not a robot? It depends on who you’re talking to. Meet Aji-3, she definitely is a robot! I was excited when I’m Not a Robot premiered, and to see a Korean drama with a robot in it, and now she has become my girl-crush. I am a fan of science fiction, and you don’t find much of that in dramas. Knowing that our story is largely about someone who is NOT a robot, let’s see how Aji-3 fares in a Kdrama!

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Fan Girl’s Companion Guide to Tribes and Empires (Episodes 1-6)

Are you having trouble keeping track of all the characters and political shenanigans in Tribes and Empires? Well, the fan girls have got your back! We are creating this T and E Companion Guide to help you keep track of everyone. It will be kind of bare bones for a bit because we are writing as we watch, but by the end of the 70 plus episodes, we should have a guide that will help anyone watching this later navigate the chaos. So… sit back and let us help you figure out the difference between Grassland Hottie, Muru Warrior, and Faerie Prince, and how the world is going to fall apart because of them and their fate.

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A Different Kind of Prosecutor: Hero (2001)

Thanks to suggestions from Dramas With a Side of Kimchi reader Junny, I have been watching some classic older Japanese dramas lately. Today I am talking about Hero, which aired in 2001 and was so popular it spawned a special, a second season, and two movies. It stars Takuya Kimura and Takako Matsu, who had already been together in two dramas (including Long Vacation) and had an established chemistry. It is a humorous view of a young prosecutor who had been a high school delinquent, and his unorthodox way of investigating cases. Let’s look at it and see why people loved it so much!

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