First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Rugal

I often steer clear of OCN dramas, as they usually lean towards darker and more intense content. But when one of my favorite actors was cast in the new webtoon adaptation of Rugal, I decided to make an exception. This show is definitely a far cry from my usual rom-com drama fare. Join Kmuse and I to see if this gritty, action thriller will find a regular spot on our watchlists.

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Meow, the Secret Boy (Welcome)

I’m a relative newbie to the world of webtoons, but I am having so much fun delving into that world of K-entertainment as well! And I love it when one of those webtoons comes to life on my small screen. I have been waiting months for Meow, the Secret Boy to air! And the first two episodes did NOT disappoint. Join me and Telzytalks to see if this cute and fluffy adaptation is one you should be watching too!

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A Fangirl Gets Her Groove On with K-Kardio

I LOVE to dance! Usually, my Saturday mornings are spent at my local K-pop dance class, where we learn the latest chorus choreography from freshly released K-pop music videos. But as our city is currently sheltering-in-place, classes have been put on hold. So what’s a girl to do when she’s just gotta dance?! Well, come check out the awesome YouTube channel, K-Kardio, with me and see how you can get your groove on too!

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A Fangirl Learns Korean with BTS

안녕하세요? Hello, fellow Kdrama and Kpop fans! Has the Covid-19 sheltering got you down? Are you bored? Are you looking for ways to distract yourself and perhaps broaden your horizons? Maybe you’re thinking to yourself- “Now I finally have time to learn a bit of Korean!” Well, luckily for us, BTS has launched a new video series to do just that! Will these new Korean lessons help us in our Kdrama binges and Kpop bias stalking?! Join me as I check them, out!

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts – My Holo Love

I’m here! Yes, I know I’m a little late, but I’m super excited to have started Kdrama-land’s newest addition to the A.I. romance genre. My Holo Love, a Netflix production, recently dropped all 12 episodes for drama watchers to binge on immediately. A new show and no waiting – how did we get so lucky?! Even though a few of my fellow Kbesties have already finished drama, I have successfully dodged all the spoilers. Will I be jumping on the binge-watch bandwagon? Come find out!

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts – Itaewon Class

My fellow drama fans, after what seems like forever, Park Seo Joon is finally back on our small screens – YEAY!!  And if you haven’t given his new web-toon based drama a try yet, just know you are missing out! Itaewon Class started out by making me nostalgic for the internationally diverse streets of Itaewon. But it was the roller coaster ride of emotions during the first two hours that has me moving this drama up to the top of my weekly-airing watchlist! 

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Love With Flaws

We here at Dramas With a Side of Kimchi usually give new shows the good ol’ two-episode/two-hour try when trying to decide if a freshly premiered drama is one we want to pursue. However, I felt I had to make an exception for the MBC drama Love With Flaws. I thought the premise sounded promising. BUT initially, I found myself getting hung up on a certain plot device. Join Karie the Maknae and I to see whether this new Kdrama made the cut for us!

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Psychopath Diary

It’s another South Korean serial-killer drama! (How there can be SO many variations of this one specific storyline??) I already have a show of this type on my drama plate and I was NOT going to be tempted into starting another. But, Yoon Shi Yoon had other plans for me, LOL! Positive commentary from my fellow K-bestie, coupled with some giggle-worthy screencaps on Twitter and my resolve totally crumbled! Keep reading to see if you should check out Psychopath Diary too.

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First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts: Catch the Ghost

As my fellow fangirls can attest, I’ve been tunneling down the K-pop rabbit hole pretty seriously obsessively these days.  But, promotions for my favorite group have tapered off and I’m coming back up for some air. And K-dramas! I’m ecstatic that my favorite novice actor, Kim Sun Ho, is back and has taken on the leading role in a new tvN drama. Join me as I check out Catch the Ghost – will this romantic cop drama be a keeper?

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3 Random Reasons You Should Be Watching My Girlfriend Is An Alien

I have a confession – I made a rather rash and spur of the moment decision last week. I started a new C-drama without waiting for my fellow fangirls to tell me how it ended! Eeeek! I just recklessly pushed play. And then I KEPT pushing play.  And now, 10 episodes later, here I am fangirling alongside Clkytta over this drama! Join us as we share why you should be watching this wonderfully, fluffy frivolousness too!

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