Do the writers rooms in Korea come equipped with a giant chart showing which romantic tropes need to appear in which episode – backhugs, accidental skinship, etc.? K-dramas tend to be formulaic and a bit predictable, but if you have a successful recipe, why change it? This makes me look forward to Episode 8 in a series because that’s often when the kiss happens. Did this show follow the pattern? Ooooooooh, yeah!
We get a giant game of Hide and Seek in this episode and everyone’s participating. Including us. It’s frustrating and fascinating at the same time.
The mystery keeps unfolding as childhood memories cause a rift between our main couple. And much like Secretary Kim, the viewers are left at the end of the episode wondering which way is up.
Secretary Kim is a flirt. The show, not the character. It reels you in with sweet situations and a little skinship. Then thrusts you away with a flourish. Well I have one word to say to you, Show. More! Continue reading
This show is fresh, chocolate chip cookies and soft, fuzzy teddy bears and an extra-large box of Valentine’s Day candy all rolled into one. I ❤ it. So much!
Secretary Kim is adorable – the show AND the character. No wonder Lee Young Joon is smitten. I wish someone would look at me that way. Has he always been like this or is it a case of you-don’t-know-what-you’ve-got-til-it’s-gone? Either way, I’m loving it. Continue reading
Not much changed in this episode. Secretary Kim is still quitting. Her handsome boss is still freaking out. And the show is still hitting a sweet spot. Let’s talk about why.
Wait! What’s that sweet smell? Like fresh, fudgy brownies coming hot out of the oven?
Yes! It’s a romantic comedy! A real one! Not a legal drama or a supernatural story with romance woven through it. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (Why Secretary Kim) is a genuine, honest-to-goodness, squeeworthy, romantic comedy. And I am sooooooooooo happy. Continue reading
I luv, luv, luv this show. Go Go Waikiki makes me laugh out loud. And I’m not an easy laugher. If you need some broad comedy grounded in surprisingly poignant moments, you should check it out. Continue reading
Prepare for a shock. There’s a new variety show on the block, and the cast manages to go an entire episode without playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. What is this strange new concoction?