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

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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

Kmuse’s Musings: Attack of the Sequels

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I am so conflicted.  Some of my favorite dramas are coming out with sequels and my interest is conflicted.  On one point, I love that my favorite shows were so good that they deserve a 2nd look.  The problem is that often, sequals are made just to get more money and not necessarily to promote talented storytelling.  So lets take a moment to check out what is coming up and my feelings for each project. Continue reading

Kmuse’s Musings: A Morning of Kpop Comebacks

.;a1a2s.pngI started the morning off like any other.  I dumped the kids at school at an ungodly hour (what?  No one should be forced to wake up before 9.) and shuffled back into the house debating on whether I should just fall back into bed.  Instead, I opened up my twitter account and was overwhelmed with visions of a blond Roy Kim in various bright colored screenshots and now here I am.  Inspired to discuss, not just one, but three Kpop comebacks.  So join me as I chat about my thoughts regarding the newest MV’s by Roy Kim, Twice, and VIXX. Continue reading