First Impression: Woori the Virgin

Anyone ready for Korea’s version of telenovela-style writing? The American show Jane the Virgin is loosely based on a Venezuelan telenovela and now we have the Korean remake, Woori the Virgin. I’m happy to report they’ve kept some of the best elements of the American version, and tailored it to the Korean audience just enough that any Kdrama watcher can get onboard with the makjang and have a good time.

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First Impression: My Liberation Notes

Anyone in the mood for deep thoughts, self reflection, and long walks from the bus stop? Lee Min Ki, Lee El, and Kim Ji Won play three siblings who live out in the country with their parents, yet all work in Seoul. Their daily commute looks exhausting and wears on their ability to hold relationships and participate in work activities. At first glance, you would think “this show moves at a glacial pace” as we follow each mundane thing the siblings do about their day. But as we continue the journey, I’m finding a quiet peace in their meanderings. They are all in a state of personal growth and I find myself wanting to grow along with them. Let’s see if you too can handle the commute.

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First Impression: Tomorrow

We are always on the lookout for a good supernatural drama, and Tomorrow has a lot of potential to fill our cravings. Though, the grim reaper trio’s tasks are not for the faint at heart. They are the last hope for those who can’t see a way out of their situation and find death to be the easier solution. Is the life-saving team worth the magical hype, or is this a pass for us?

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A Business Proposal or Military Prosecutor? Easy answer: Both!

If you’re wondering what to do with your Monday/Tuesday time slot and you can’t choose between A Business Proposal and Military Prosecutor Doberman, the answer is don’t choose, watch both! One is a classic rom-com with ALL the best tropes and two amazing couples to swoon over. The other is a slick revenge story with leads who both kick butt and take names as they go.

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First Impression: Shining For One Thing

Shining For One Thing is nicely written drama that explores regrets and second chances we have in our lives. Maybe all it would take to mature and get our lives on track is to go into a parallel universe and relive part of our past where we can judge things based on our current experience. I know I’d tell my high school self to back away from the Aqua Net and travel a lot more before I had kids. Come see what the characters in Shining for One Thing would tell themselves, and see if you would do the same.

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Release of 2019 Patreon Podcast: From B List to Straight A’s.

We’re testing out a new feature where we re-release old podcasts from our earlier seasons. This time we decided to give you a special treat and release a podcast that was only available to our patrons. Back in 2019, we decided to pick actors and actresses we’d love to see as the lead, but they always played the second lead or side character instead. Come join us to see if any of our wishes came true. Hint, we’re a bit psychic sometimes.

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A Pretend Showdown Between The King’s Affection and The Red Sleeve

Drama Geek finished two sageuks around the same time and we’re throwing a party. In the first half of the podcast, we compare and contrast The King’s Affection and The Red Sleeve. Then, since Kmuse hasn’t finished The Red Sleeve, we kick her off the podcast and get down and dirty about the ending because we just can’t stop talking about this show!

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First Impression: Moonshine

Welcome to the age of illegal spirits. Rice is scare so the king has banned all production, distribution, and consumption of alcohol. We all know how that goes: the rich keep drinking and the poor keep starving. What’s surprising is our male lead (Yoo Seung Ho) is on the side of righteousness with a proper stick up his butt, but all he needs is an independent moonshine dealer to help him loosen up. Kang Ro Seo (Lee Hye Ri) has bills to pay and her late father’s recipe for rice wine is just what she needs to free herself of debt. Throw in a hot Crown Prince who loves his wine, and a maiden with sticky fingers, and we’re in for a fun ride.

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