It is a common trope throughout storytelling: the ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan. American movies in the 80s certainly used this approach a lot, geeky guy takes off his glasses and gets some new clothes and suddenly…hot, hot, hot. Overlooked girl gets her hair cut and styled and tosses her glasses (note the glasses theme here) and suddenly…instant popularity. My ID is Gangnam Beauty takes this idea, but instead of a simple makeover, a young girl completely transforms herself through plastic surgery. Reality creeps in, however, when it becomes clear that surgery cannot immediately transform a timid personality or erase the years of pain experienced. In fact, even beautiful people can get bullied. Read on to discover our first impressions and unfiltered thoughts about My ID is Gangnam Beauty. Continue reading
Sometimes there is a scene in a drama that just makes your heart pound and you feel a sense of longing that just can’t be described. I found myself taking screenshots and sending them to my Kbesties. No, I wasn’t sending them any shirtless pictures or angsty shower scenes; I was lusting after the idea of having someone come clean and organize my house. So, I will warn you. This new drama might leave you feeling dissatisfied with your current situation. Why can’t we ALL have a house helper like this one? Your House Helper does have some other features to recommend it, so read on for my first impressions and unfiltered thoughts. Continue reading
We are so excited to chat about this week’s events! Legend of Fuyao continues to leave us thrilled and in awe by mixing great storytelling and dynamic actors. And most importantly, our flirty king WuJi was often shirtless! Let’s hear it for the important things in life. Continue reading
Chinese drama enthusiasts among the fangirls have been waiting for Legend of Fuyao to hit our small screens. Come join Kmuse, Drama Geek, and Kdrama Jen as we share our first impressions, squee-worthy moments, and unfiltered thoughts about Legend of Fuyao! Continue reading
Will robots be the new personality disorder or amnesia of the Kdrama world? It certainly worked for I’m Not a Robot for these fangirls, but can it work without Yoo Seung Ho’s dreamy smile? Read on to discover our first impressions and unfiltered thoughts. You know we mean totally unfiltered, right?
There are some interesting revelations in this episode and some questions to ponder. What is loyalty? Does it show loyalty to volunteer to take the blame? Is it about being there for your partner in times of crisis? Is loyalty yielding the field to a love rival who is also your friend? All this and more is explored in Episode 8.
The others have introduced themselves, so I guess it is my turn. In case you are new to the blog or never took the time to peruse my bio, here is a little about me. I am Kdrama Jen. I have been watching Kdramas since 2006. (Yes, it was back before streaming sites were as ubiquitous and we had to scour the big bad internets for our favorite shows.) I love dramas with really great acting and tightly written scripts, and I enjoy blogging about my first impressions and the random thoughts that come to me as I watch. I especially love it when I can connect from one drama to the next–either concepts, actors, or themes. I have a day job that forces me to use my brain, so I freely admit that I sometimes watch dramas that are NOT tightly written or do NOT have stellar acting. I have a soft spot for idol dramas, and sometimes those are just fluffy, but I love them anyway. Don’t judge me. Continue reading
I have been waiting for Lee Joon Gi to pick a drama that really allows him to showcase his multi-faceted acting talents and his ability to create stellar action scenes. Read on to discover my first impressions and five reasons you should be watching!
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