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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