Karie the Maknae

Howdy, y’all! Karie the Maknae here. I’m delighted to make your acquaintance.

Yes, sometimes I do talk like that in real life. I have lived in Texas for nearly a decade now — something was bound to rub off!

Back in January of 2017, I watched a trailer for Goblin on Facebook. It was the scene where Goblin brings two people together in a cafe while Eun Tak cheers for them to kiss. Then, as they walk away from the cafe, she asks him if he’s a guardian angel and pouts when she finds out that he was helping someone who had been pretty awful in his past life. How could I not be intrigued? I ended up watching the entire series in a week. I was the newest resident of kdramaland, and I haven’t looked back.

What else do you need to know about me? I have four kids: two teenage girls, and a boy and a girl who are in elementary school. I’ve been married to The Hubs for 17 years. Neither of us speaks Korean or has even thought much about Korea until now. 😀 I have a master’s degree in English (American Literature is what it’s officially filed under, but I wrote about epic fantasy for my thesis), I’ve been a freelance editor for many, many years, and I now do database management and customer service for a networking company.

With kdramas came the sudden, inevitable descent into the world of kpop. SHINee will be my first love always, but I have a great appreciation for BTS, VIXX, f(x), Block B, Seo In Guk, Taeyang, BigBang, Nell, Royal Pirates, YB, EXO, Taeyang, Highlight, UKISS, B1A4, F.T. Island, and so many more.

If you want to see what I’m watching, I keep my drama list pretty well updated. You’re welcome to take a peek any time. I’m also the author of The Maknae’s Journey Through the Classics and Don’t Leave the Maknae Unattended features, in which I document my reactions to dramas that I keep hearing about but haven’t watched yet. If you’d like to have a say in what I watch next, keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest poll.

And just for fun, here are a few of my favorite posts:

BOOK REVIEW: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Drama Geek and I discuss tropes and kdramas

My review of Kill Me, Heal Me (spoiler free!)

“Not My Drama” Syndrome

The Distressed Damsel vs. the Damsel in Distress