Now that I am actively adulting with a job, I have a lot less time to just sit back and watch 12 hours of straight drama every day. Which, sadly, means I have to cut back on how many dramas I simulcast. Due to the lack of time I sometimes must make the hard decision of cutting a drama I might usually watch…even if it is just filler. So today I decided to write out the pros and cons on Chinese dramas The Flame’s Daughterand Untouchable Lovers. Come join me as I viciously cut one of them from my simulcasting drama list. Continue reading
Are you ready for a whole bunch of pretty? The Flame’s Daughter, a new Chinese drama, has caught my eye. Read on to discover my top four reasons why you should start watching right now. Continue reading
Sometimes I have a hard time letting go of a drama that I am really fond of. In this case, I keep thinking about Just Between Lovers, a quietly endearing story of two people who find each other after having endured the same tragic incident in their past. There is something that I noticed all through the series and finally decided to take a good look at. I am talking about the coats. Seriously, for a woman who seems to be not very well off, she has a LOT of coats, and they are mostly really nice wool coats. Who else noticed it? Come with me and take a look at this! How many do you think there are?
Is it possible to be watching a drama, not like ANY of the characters, and still want to know who really killed the victim? A victim that was also completely unlikable so you really are not invested in her death in the first place? That, my friends, is the enigma of the new mystery drama Return. Continue reading
My husband and I often talk about psychology and mental health. We took a few classes together in college and he has a master’s degree in a psychology-related field. We’ve talked about how it seems like Korean culture doesn’t really have an open dialogue about things like depression and anxiety. So when I talked his ear off about Kill Me, Heal Me, his first comment was, “I thought kdramas didn’t deal with mental health!” I laughed. Kill Me, Heal Me is aaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllll about the mental health! And I loved it the whole time I was watching it.
As promised, I dramathoned 6 episodes of Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Chang Lin over the holidays and am now ready to share my unfiltered thoughts on both the drama and how it compares to the original Nirvana in Fire. Continue reading
When Kmuse and I heard Yoo Seung Ho would be starring in a new drama, we were both hopeful, but feeling cautious. Will this be another drama that showed glimmers of Yoo Seung Ho’s potential, only to dash our fangirl dreams with poorly constructed plots and more chemistry with the animal co-stars than the leading ladies? Read on to see Kdrama Jen’s first impressions and, as always, unfiltered thoughts! Continue reading
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
OK, before you think we went totally crazy in our choice of movie review, I would like to come clean that this was a recommendation from my Chinese and Japanese drama discussion group. Who in their right mind would look at the title and think, “Wow, this is going to be a great movie”? That said, this was a really fun movie! So come join Clkytta and I as we chat all things Vampire Cleanup Department. Continue reading
In fantasy, the most successful books have internal consistency – the rules binding magic and/or magical creatures make sense. There’s no pulling rabbits out of a hat without some kind of payment, whether in skill or in physical capacity. Continue reading