Post Ticket Sale Depression: How to Escape from Kpop Fan Purgatory

You did everything you were told to do by the K-pop concert gurus. You upgraded to the blazing fast WiFi package. You set up multiple devices with multiple tabs open on each, except for that one site that will kick you off if you have more than one tab open. You registered on the sites ahead of time. You even found a credit card with enough room on it for those coveted P1 tickets! Finally, you gathered all of your friends and logged into the ticket sites at least an hour in advance. Continue reading

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Checking out the Chinese drama Only Side by Side with You

I have been watching lots of Chinese dramas recently, but mostly the fantasy/historical genres. Only Side by Side with You is a modern day story with an interesting setting. I have never watched a drama with a leading lady who is running a drone company, and I was intrigued by the idea of such a geeky revenge plot. Read on to hear why I keep watching despite some cheesiness. Continue reading

Prison Playbook Episode 16: Lasting Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts

I wanted a happily ever after for each character in Prison Playbook. I imagined a joyful reunion at the end where everyone, including Doctor Ko, would be waving from the stands as Je Hyeok pitched a perfect game. That would have been a storybook ending, but this show has proven again and again that providing perfect closure and resolution all around is not what it is designed to do. It just would not feel genuine. Read on to hear my last impressions and unfiltered thoughts… Continue reading

The Fangirl’s Special Valentine’s Day Roundtable -The Power of Puppy Smolder

There are all kinds of leading male characters in Korean dramas, but the ones who charm us with their combination of sometimes bumbling eagerness that can suddenly turn into intensity are some of our favorites. This is what the fangirls at Dramas with a Side of Kimchi refers to as “Puppy Smolder.” Come join us as we chat about our favorite Khottie puppies.

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Prison Playbook Episode 8: Sometimes Hard Work Isn’t Enough

Prison Playbook continues to reveal stories within stories, expertly teasing us with pieces of the puzzle that make up each character. This is Kdrama Jen, ready to dive back in and share with you my unfiltered thoughts on Episode 8. Well, some of them had to be filtered because I did actually say some very rude things about Dr. Ko’s company, but…we’ll get to that soon. Continue reading