I cannot even TELL you how excited I am for this trailer! (insert lots of Maknae squealing here) I can’t wait for Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days to be released in the US!
What do you think, drama fans? Are you up for the second installment? Come and squeal about it with me!
When I catch my breath, I will return to being your–
Karie the Maknae
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi
This is really an ensemble show in that every week different characters are highlighted. Last week Yoon Joo had an important storyline, but she doesn’t do much this week. The radiology guys have an interesting story one episode and not the next, and we get more about the Chief in one episode and Dr. Park in another. Not much happens with the main couple, and we still don’t really know much about Dr. Ye, but Min Ho regresses badly to fifth-grader status this week. THERE ARE SPOILERS
There is a lot of falling down in these episodes. There are low points and crashes, in particular, one that we have seen coming for a long time. Sometimes it surprises you who turns out to be a friend, and as long as you have friends, there are also good times and getting back up. SPOILERS COMING OF COURSE!
Sometimes a k-addict gets that urge to
force nudge a friend towards a really good classic drama that is a must-watch for any drama fan. Come join us as we try to convince Karie the Maknae to pick our classic drama pony.
Ryoma-den, as it is sometimes spelled, or The Story of Ryoma, is about the life of Sakamoto Ryoma. It encompasses his childhood, his kendo training in Edo, seeing American steamships arrive, and getting mixed up in efforts to protect Japan from the foreigners. He was a real person and one of Japan’s most famous national heroes (who I had never heard of before). Can a westerner who doesn’t know much about Japanese history enjoy a taiga drama? Let’s find out.
We have a new robot Kdrama! It’s about an android who is designed to learn and to be self-aware, and looks like a cute teenage girl. Well, why would they bother to design an ugly one? She graces our tv screens in a short web drama called I Am… only six episodes of fifteen minutes each. It’s an easy watch, and it is well done. Come with me and meet our latest robot, Annie!
Japanese Title: Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no Otousan
With this title you would naturally think that it is a drama heavily about playing video games, but it is not. It is about a son using the game to reconnect to his uncommunicative father, and although there are scenes that take place inside the game, the main story is about their family in real life. It is in fact, based on a true story that Ichigeki Kakusatsu related on his blog between 2014 and 2016, and later wrote up in a book that he titled Hikari no Otousan.
Wow. I can’t believe I’m almost to the end of this drama! And yet I can believe it, because I keep wanting to push play at the end of each episode to find out just what happens–that’s how I am at the end of the really good ones. It’s been an interesting exercise to see Je Hyeok grow during his time in prison, and to see who he truly is. I hope the final episode gives us a glimpse of where he ends up in the future, because I’ve grown very fond of this single-minded man who is far smarter than he acts.
With only two weeks to go before it’s premier, Children of A Lesser God has stayed pretty quiet about it’s supernatural aspect. That is, until today when we finally get a teaser that is not just hinting and right out shows our leading lady’s ability to see things that others do not. Continue reading
Queen of Mystery (or Mystery Queen) has been on my radar since I saw the trailers for it last year. And now I really have to watch, because season 2 is coming at the end of February!