Kmuse’s Musings: Rise of the Phoenixes & Life Coming to Netflix in September

Netflix is slowly becoming a contender for my attention when it comes to drama.  This upcoming month they are coming out with two strong dramas and I could not be happier.  Come check out the teasers and my thoughts about the dramas Life & Rise of the Phoenixes. Continue reading

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Kmuse’s Musings: Going Back to School Kdrama Style

It’s fall!  The weather cools down, everything is flavored with pumpkin spice, and the kids go back to school.  There are a few times I envy my kids and their fun school shenanigans.  And whenever this happens I dive into the drama vault and rewatch some of my favorite school-themed dramas.  Because what is better than actually being in school?  Watching Seo In Guk being awkwardly sexy in school, of course.  Continue reading

Kmuse’s Musings: Why am I Still Watching Your Honor?

Your Honor is one of those dramas that sucks you in for no real reason.  The acting is so over the top I can’t believe the director decided that this was what he wanted from a performance.  The plot is pretty much Law Drama 101.  And the romance is really not even a concept yet.  Yet here i am clicking play 5 weeks in.  Come join me as I discuss the hits and misses of this drama and try to figure out why I am so addicted. Continue reading

Kmuse’s Musings: Feast or Famine

One month ago around this time, I was sitting down complaining about how there were no interesting dramas on anymore. I think I was watching around 2 shows with a few “meh” fillers. I should have kept my mouth shut because now I have so many shows I love I don’t have the time to watch them all. I am at the point where I am literally feeling guilty taking the time out to write this post. So what is one to do when drama watching becomes overwhelming……….or the opposite, when there is nothing on worth watching? Join me as I give some tips to keeping a steady drama schedule and how to deal with the feast and famine cycle of a kaddict. Continue reading

Kmuse’s Musings: Where have all the romantic kdramas gone?

I was sitting down to my computer contemplating what I should write about and drawing a blank. It was only while I was staring at My Drama List when I realized one very disturbing fact. I am not watching any truly romantic dramas right now. There are a few which feature aspects of romance, but even they are besieged with melo angst tropes and/or illness. Which brings up the question “What has happened to the romantic drama genre?” Continue reading

Kmuse’s Musings: A Kaddict’s Trials When Kdramas Start Becoming Mainstream

Am I the only one who has noticed the changes over the last several months in the Asian drama industry? I am sure I’m not since I have seen variations of this topic discussed on every Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook group I belong to. Sometimes, I myself, am the one to bring up the topic (like now) because I am frustrated and just need to find a way to vent. So what I really want to focus on (as focused as a late night rambling can be) is what has happened to the random kaddict now that the drama world has expanded and become much more mainstream. So come join me as I chat Asian dramas, subbing woes, and whatever else comes to mind. Continue reading

Kmuse’s Musings: My Drama Inspired Book List

Every now and then I like to glance away from my TV screen and rejoin the real world. Usually by reading a book in a coffee shop surrounded by the smell of coffee and a nice cup of peppermint tea sitting in front of me. What? I am not going to do something crazy like go to a party or anything. That kind of thing is exhausting. But despite my stepping away from on-screen drama, the drama often follows me into my reading choices. Which inspired me to share my favorite Asian themed books and hopefully give you new options to explore when you are forced away from your dramas. Continue reading