I miss Korea. Some days, I feel absolutely homesick for my Korean chingu and the Land of the Morning Calm. I have so many great memories from my time there – from living as an ex-pat, to playing tourist in my adopted home country. I was sitting here going through pics of my final month in Korea and I came across my ‘bucket list’ trip to MBC World. This is a definite MUST visit for the Kdrama/Kpop Fangirl! Read on as I reminisce and share my day at this Broadcasting Theme Park!Continue reading
It’s heeeeeere! One Fangirl stayed up late (made easier by time zones), another set their clock to wake up super early, while some of us stumbled out of bed and blasted it in our cars on the way to drop off the kids. However we expressed our fangirl dedication, we’ve all had a chance to listen to BTS’s newest album, Map of the Soul : Persona and we want to share our first thoughts with you. Let’s check out this fantastic new album together!Continue reading
JI SOOOOOOOO! Pardon my exuberance, but I’ve just come off a recent veiwing of Page Turner — need I say more? Ji Soo has firmly solidified a spot on my favorites list and will soon be back on our small screens with a new drama, My First First Love. Come check out the trailer with me!
All the descriptions of the drama that I’ve tracked down are rather wanting. But it seems as though this is going to be a slice of life drama about five friends leaving home for the first time and moving in together. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Kdrama without a love triangle — please, oh please, let our Ji Soo FINALLY get the girl!!!
The rest of the cast are all familiar faces, having been in supporting roles for various other dramas. My First First Love also stars Jung Chae Yeon, Jung Jin Young, Choi Ri, and Kang Tae Oh.
So one thing to note, this drama only has 8 episodes. Which means it’s longer than a drama special, but only half the length of the usual Kdrama episode count. Hopefully this allows enough time to flesh out all the characters, but keeps the plot from falling victim to unnecessary dragginess. And bonus. . . since it’s airing on Netflix (beginning April 18th), I can download and watch away from home – yeay!
What do you think drama fans? Will you be giving My First First Love a try??
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi
I’ve been impatiently waiting on glacially slow subbing of late. AND sobbing into my kimchi over several dramas that are not coming to the legal sites. (I’m still waiting for you, Jang Ki Yong and Jun Ho!) So when the new Welcome to Waikiki showed up, I knew it was the perfect show to help distract me from my current drama woes. Come check out my thoughts on this second season at the Waikiki Guesthouse, and whether it’s worth the watch!Continue reading
Watching dramas is my favorite pastime. And even though I greatly appreciate the more popular Hallyu actors and actresses, I often find myself bolting down random rabbit trails to fangirl over lesser-known (and under-appreciated) talent. Enter novice actor Kim Seon Ho. Admittedly, my soft spot for dimples may have be the reason I first took notice of him! But I’ve been watching his progression through Kdramas since his very first role in Chief Kim. A little bit goofy and awkward, but with an abundance of sweetness and sincerity, his characters always have surprising depth and leave a lasting impression. So come join me as introduce the charming and captivating Kim Seon Ho!Continue reading
Never judge a drama by its synopsis.
I have started so many dramas in the past couple of months, prepared to watch a certain story line or genre based on the plot synopsis. After beginning, though, I come to find what I was promised and what I’m actually watching are two entirely different things. Sometimes, unfulfilled expectations can be super frustrating. And sometimes, they can give you the gift of a fantastic drama you may not have pushed play on otherwise. Radiant is one of these dramas. Nothing could have prepared me for the journey I embarked on. (And that’s probably a good thing!) Come join DramaGeek and I as we share our thoughts on this hidden gem.Continue reading
You know that feeling you get, when there’s a new drama on the horizon and you’re crossing everything crossable that it will get picked up for subbing?!?! After seeing the new teaser for Kill It, I am SO there. Jang Ki Yong is returning to our small screens, and this fangirl is giddy with anticipation! Check out the all-too-brief, but exciting teaser below.Continue reading
Long before I was a K-drama junkie, I was (and still am) a lover of books. As of the last few weeks, my viewing schedule has been light on dramas, so I decided this was the perfect time to dig into a good book— one that I’ve been wanting to read for some time! Read on to see what I thought about Marie Lu’s book Warcross.Continue reading
Netflix has begun airing the highly anticipated Lee Jong Suk drama, Romance Is A Bonus Book. Since Lee Jong Suk will be beginning his military service soon, it’s time to start preparing for his absence. Read on to see if the Fangirls think this drama will carry us through until his return or if we will be sticking to repeat viewings of our Lee Jong Suk favorites.Continue reading
My drama plate has been filled with nothing but serious and intense dramas for the past month, so I am SUPER excited for a couple of rom-coms premiering this week. In particular, Touch Your Heart which is starring two of my Hallyu favorites- Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Ah. After watching the extra long trailer TVN just dropped, I can’t wait!Continue reading