I finally got my hands on a copy of 18 Again (happy birthday to meeeeeeeeee!), and to say I was delighted was an understatement. Lee Do Hyun was vulnerable and relatable and amazing, and Kim Ha Neul was a new-to-me discovery I thoroughly enjoyed. Come see if you’ll want to indulge in purchasing 18 Again for yourself!Continue reading
Once upon a time in Korea, a drama was so compelling that I watched it in spite of the zombies, the pandemic mentions, and the terrible people who were trying to stymie our OTP from beginning to end. It was a tale of power and corruption and doing the right thing even when everyone else is out to get you. For Valentine’s Day, with the help of my friends and avid Happiness fans Tina Woelke and WheresWallace, we’ve penned a love letter to this incredible drama.Continue reading
Sometimes I find myself in an absurd place, where I want to watch something that will make me laugh, but that isn’t light and fluffy. Dark comedy to the rescue! Come check out four shows that have filled my very specific humor needs.Continue reading
After wrapping up Taxi Driver this week, I had some thoughts that kept rolling around in my brain, circling mostly around this idea: is it possible to know TOO much about what goes on behind the scenes of a drama? Join me as I try to work it out, would you?Continue reading
In light of the violence against Asian Americans, we wanted to strongly state our continued support for the AAPI community. As you know, we have a deep appreciation for stories and music from all cultures. It’s fair to say that this interest we share has even changed our lives, and we’re grateful for the Asian and Asian American people that continue to share their time and their passions with us. The Fangirls are committed to supporting people from all walks of life — Black, AAPI, LGBTQ+, and many more.
In this excellent article from The Strategist — https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-to-help-asian-communities-2021.html — there are over 60 ways to donate to support AAPI causes. Each Fangirl has made a donation to a cause close to her heart, and we invite you to do the same.
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi
Once upon a time, in a faraway place called Twitter, this Maknae ran a poll to let the loyal Dramas with a Side of Kimchi readers decide her next binge watch. The race between Forever Love and When We Were Young was tight, but Forever Love triumphed in the end. Come find out if I enjoyed my binge watch enough to let strangers on the internet make decisions for me again!Continue reading
Hey there, drama fans! While I wait for the February dramas to start, I thought I’d binge a drama or two. However, there are so many good dramas that I’m having trouble deciding which one! Come see my options and help me choose my next watch.Continue reading
I’ve found that Chinese dramas are extremely binge-able, especially if I deliberately choose ones with a low episode count. (Total side eye to Legend of Fuyao and Legend of Fei — darn you for being so interesting and SO LOOOONG!) I’ve had When A Snail Falls in Love on my to-watch list for a while, so last week I gave it a spin. And what a spin it was! Come see what I thought of this crime drama classic.Continue reading
Two fan favorite dramas ended recently, and the stark contrast between the endings provided me with a lot of food for thought. Come see how I think Tale of the Nine Tailed ended things right, and why I think DoDoSolSolLaLaSol went down in flames.Continue reading
Have you ever watched a drama that seemed to be good all the way through, and then it just fell apart in the last two episodes? Were there supernatural powers involved? Then I have a theory for you! Come with me as I dust off my literary analysis hat and show you the reason for your dissatisfaction.Continue reading