What is truth, and what is fantasy? Our OTP has hit some pretty serious obstacles in their quest for love and happiness. We’ve watched these characters move so far forward, and I’m hoping that we aren’t going to fall back. I heard a rumor that this episode will make us smile, and I’m ready for some happiness for our OTP.Continue reading
Kang Tae is smiling. Is anyone else a little worried? He’s just asked to run away with Moon Young and I’m both excited and nervous. What will happen when he relaxes his guard?Continue reading
Now that everyone lives in the same house, what’s going to happen? Fairytales are both delightful and frightening sometimes. As our OTP grows closer, will they be able to overcome their very real fears of desertion and rejection?Continue reading
Y’all know what my number one favorite trope is? Well, it’s forced cohabitation, it’s when the OTP are forced to stay together for whatever reason and sleep in the same room/house. Apparently, it’s Moon Young’s favorite too because she’s been looking for any reason she can find to stay with Kang Tae. Let’s talk about episode 5 and see if she gets what she wants.Continue reading
All signs point to home and facing the monsters that live there. What defines bravery, and who decides what is healthy and unhealthy as our characters face their childhood trauma? It’s not all gloom and doom though, we get to meet Ju Ri’s mom, played by actress Kim Mi Kyung, who happens to be one of the Fangirls’ favorite moms and actresses.Continue reading
This drama keeps drawing me in with how it spins real world issues into a fantasy. When we break down mental illness into children’s terms, it’s easier to discuss it. Somehow we find it easier to be more forgiving and honest when we look at it from a juvenile level. Episode 2 is all about boundaries and the people who follow them rigidly, or don’t follow them at all.Continue reading
It’s summer, it’s hot, and the Fangirls are all still stuck inside due to the state of the world. I’m Clkytta: fangirl, mom, friend, writer, editor, and teacher. Last night, Kmuse and I were recording a podcast and I mentioned that we hadn’t done a recap in a while. It’s well known on the blog that if you mention to Kmuse that you are watching something, you will be writing about it, lol. Since I opened my mouth and mentioned we weren’t doing any recaps, Kmuse and I will be recapping It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. We are a bit behind since it started last week, but we will get caught up quickly. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you and spending some kbestie time with Kmuse. As usual, this won’t be a play by play recap, it’s more highlights and things that stood out to us kind of recap.Continue reading
As we continue to look for ways to be amused at home, sometimes we need a little fluffy filler in our lives. This drama has so much fluff and sweetness that you will need to brush your teeth when you are done. If you like awkward male leads and older female leads then continue reading, cause this was a treat.Continue reading
The world has slowed down for a bit as we all wait out this self-imposed quarantine time. The Fangirls, like most people right now, have a lot of time on our hands. We’ve done all the laundry, wiped down the house, and made sure we have all our supplies. So let’s look at what the Fangirls are watching; some of us are playing catch up, some of us already have a full watchlist, and some of us are revisiting our dropped lists.
I’m all about Itaewon Class right now. I’m all caught up, so now I feel a little lost for a few days. I’m tempted to do a bit of a Park Seo Joon marathon. I’m also watching When the Weather is Fine, but we didn’t have any new episodes this week. Earlier this weekend, my daughter and I were marathon watching Reply 1988, I needed a feel-good drama and it hit the spot. So now I’m combing through my lists and seeing what I may need to go back to. I have The Game: Towards Zero on hold, so I may go back and watch it. I just realized how pathetic my list is. I need to go find a good fluffy Chinese drama to watch.
It took me a bit to get back into Asian dramas but now I am back with a vengence. Have started Nobody Knows, Rugal, and The Memorist this week. Obviously I am in the mood for some serious killer filled Korean drama. The one, non killer show, I am watching is Hospital Playlist which I am adoring. It gives some serious heart felt feels. I also am breezing through Skate Into Love and Winter Begonia. On a non-Asian front I am working my way through Schitt’s Creek and some BBC murder mysteries. I also finished Tiger King which is epic in it’s ability to distract you from reality.
So many new dramas! So many children in my house with me (mom of four here)! I have the attention span of a gnat at the moment and my sanity is quickly dwindling. So I’m just haphazardly watching things whenever I get the chance or need the distraction! Somehow, I’ve picked up five new currently airing shows – 365: Repeat the Year, Memorist, and Rugal, are my dark and intense dramas, while Meow, the Secret Boy and Skate Into Love are bringing some much-needed fluff to balance things out! As if this weren’t enough to keep me busy, I also just started a rewatch of Something About 1%! 화이팅!
Karie the Maknae:
Keeping up with dramas was not my first priority this last month, but I finally got to relax and binged Crash Landing On You (excellent drama — and totally bingeable. I avoided the trauma of a few cliffhangers that way).
I am now happily watching Hospital Playlist, Meow the Secret Boy, and substalking The Memorist. I’m liking the more relaxed drama schedule I’ve had lately, so we’ll see if I pick up any fluffy Chinese dramas or other kdramas I’ve put on hold.
There are some great OTPs out there right now (Park Min Young/Seo Kang Joon in I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice, Chae Soo Bin/Jung Hae In in A Piece of Your Mind, to name a few), but I’m not in a rush to get to them. Right now, I’m all about taking it easy.
Covid19 reality hit my family pretty hard over the past few weeks, so I have not been able to really escape into the world of dramas until just recently. Recently, though, I have been able to catch up with a few new shows and some comforting re-watches. I have been surprised by what is catching my interest and what I was looking forward to, but can’t seem to watch right now. I am leaning toward cute and fluffy dramas right now. So, even though I am still kind of dealing with the ick-factor of a potential cat-love, I am still enjoying Meow the Secret Boy. I am also watching I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice. I am a bit annoyed at the main couple, though. I am also watching The Memorist and a number of Chinese dramas. Kmuse and I will talk about all the Chinese dramas we have been watching in an upcoming podcast! I am also watching a Cambodian movie that is billed as a “Romeo and Juliet” story. It is about a forbidden love between a monk and a beautiful girl promised to another. It is heartbreaking, but I am enjoying the opportunity to explore Cambodian film. What I am disappointed by is that the drama I was really looking forward to, Hospital Playlist, is not one I can watch right now. The setting is just too close to home at the moment, so instead of enjoying the banter of the characters, I am just feeling anxious. So, I know I will go back and thoroughly enjoy it at another time, but at the moment it is not for me. I wonder if our readers are experiencing the same thing? Are you finding your tastes are changing a bit during this global pandemic? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
Til next time,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi
Are you stuck at home and needing a little fluffy romance in your life? Life has slowed down for most of us, and we all need a good distraction. I’ve glanced at this drama a few times and passed it over, but the other day I thought I’d give it a chance. Be warned, there are minor spoilers ahead.Continue reading