We close 2020 with our final review! Come find out who were our favorite actors, our favorite dramas, and much more.Continue reading
Crash Landing On You
End of Year Review 2020: Part 1
It is almost the end of 2020 (WOOT!) and that means it is time to reflect on all our favorite drama moments and characters. Thankfully, while other aspects of the year were not all flowers and sausages, dramas continued to give us those great moments we have grown to expect. Come find our favorites and see whether yours made the cut.Continue reading
5 Years of DWASOK: Favorite Characters/Performance
Over five years, there are going to be characters that you were moved by more than others. Come join The Fangirls as they share some of their favorite and most memorable performances of the last five years.Continue reading
Top 5 Kpop MVs: What Does Summer Mean to You?
From rooftop ballads to partying like it’s a quarantine to OST medleys, this week’s MVs cover it all. Come and see if you can answer the question, “What does summer mean to you?”Continue reading
Top 5 Kpop MVs: A Sad Kind of Happy
Do I need to say anything besides IU AND SUGA HAD A COLLABORATION!!! Maybe I do — I also loved other songs that have debuted lately, and they’ve covered an interesting range of emotions — happy, sad, and a sad kind of happy. Bet you can’t guess which one I’m most excited about, though. Read on to see what other music has grabbed my attention, and whatever you do, DON’T miss out on the bonus track!Continue reading
A Fangirl’s Drama Review: How to Buy a Friend
I don’t often watch high school themed dramas, but when How to Buy a Friend came across my radar, my curiosity was piqued. With the chance to see a couple of familiar faces, in an easily bingeable 4-hour mini-drama format, I made the snap decision to give this webtoon-turned-drama a go! Was it worth the watch? Read on to see my spoiler-free review.Continue reading
Podcast #93 Crash Landing on You Podcap Ep 13-16 (Finale)
The end is finally here! Come find out our thoughts on the last episodes of hit drama Crash Landing for You. Did this drama drop the ball or end on a high note. The Fangirls share all their thoughts and feelings and talk about our next podcap project!Continue reading
Trolling the Netflix Waters: What to Watch and What to Throw Back Part 10
Now, more then ever, we need a wide variety of shows to keep our minds of the current situation. So what better time to add to my series of what to binge on Netflix! Join me as I share some great new options for your weekly drama binging.Continue reading
What the Fangirls Are Watching: Quarantine Edition
The world has slowed down for a bit as we all wait out this self-imposed quarantine time. The Fangirls, like most people right now, have a lot of time on our hands. We’ve done all the laundry, wiped down the house, and made sure we have all our supplies. So let’s look at what the Fangirls are watching; some of us are playing catch up, some of us already have a full watchlist, and some of us are revisiting our dropped lists.
I’m all about Itaewon Class right now. I’m all caught up, so now I feel a little lost for a few days. I’m tempted to do a bit of a Park Seo Joon marathon. I’m also watching When the Weather is Fine, but we didn’t have any new episodes this week. Earlier this weekend, my daughter and I were marathon watching Reply 1988, I needed a feel-good drama and it hit the spot. So now I’m combing through my lists and seeing what I may need to go back to. I have The Game: Towards Zero on hold, so I may go back and watch it. I just realized how pathetic my list is. I need to go find a good fluffy Chinese drama to watch.
It took me a bit to get back into Asian dramas but now I am back with a vengence. Have started Nobody Knows, Rugal, and The Memorist this week. Obviously I am in the mood for some serious killer filled Korean drama. The one, non killer show, I am watching is Hospital Playlist which I am adoring. It gives some serious heart felt feels. I also am breezing through Skate Into Love and Winter Begonia. On a non-Asian front I am working my way through Schitt’s Creek and some BBC murder mysteries. I also finished Tiger King which is epic in it’s ability to distract you from reality.
So many new dramas! So many children in my house with me (mom of four here)! I have the attention span of a gnat at the moment and my sanity is quickly dwindling. So I’m just haphazardly watching things whenever I get the chance or need the distraction! Somehow, I’ve picked up five new currently airing shows – 365: Repeat the Year, Memorist, and Rugal, are my dark and intense dramas, while Meow, the Secret Boy and Skate Into Love are bringing some much-needed fluff to balance things out! As if this weren’t enough to keep me busy, I also just started a rewatch of Something About 1%! 화이팅!
Karie the Maknae:
Keeping up with dramas was not my first priority this last month, but I finally got to relax and binged Crash Landing On You (excellent drama — and totally bingeable. I avoided the trauma of a few cliffhangers that way).
I am now happily watching Hospital Playlist, Meow the Secret Boy, and substalking The Memorist. I’m liking the more relaxed drama schedule I’ve had lately, so we’ll see if I pick up any fluffy Chinese dramas or other kdramas I’ve put on hold.
There are some great OTPs out there right now (Park Min Young/Seo Kang Joon in I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice, Chae Soo Bin/Jung Hae In in A Piece of Your Mind, to name a few), but I’m not in a rush to get to them. Right now, I’m all about taking it easy.
Covid19 reality hit my family pretty hard over the past few weeks, so I have not been able to really escape into the world of dramas until just recently. Recently, though, I have been able to catch up with a few new shows and some comforting re-watches. I have been surprised by what is catching my interest and what I was looking forward to, but can’t seem to watch right now. I am leaning toward cute and fluffy dramas right now. So, even though I am still kind of dealing with the ick-factor of a potential cat-love, I am still enjoying Meow the Secret Boy. I am also watching I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice. I am a bit annoyed at the main couple, though. I am also watching The Memorist and a number of Chinese dramas. Kmuse and I will talk about all the Chinese dramas we have been watching in an upcoming podcast! I am also watching a Cambodian movie that is billed as a “Romeo and Juliet” story. It is about a forbidden love between a monk and a beautiful girl promised to another. It is heartbreaking, but I am enjoying the opportunity to explore Cambodian film. What I am disappointed by is that the drama I was really looking forward to, Hospital Playlist, is not one I can watch right now. The setting is just too close to home at the moment, so instead of enjoying the banter of the characters, I am just feeling anxious. So, I know I will go back and thoroughly enjoy it at another time, but at the moment it is not for me. I wonder if our readers are experiencing the same thing? Are you finding your tastes are changing a bit during this global pandemic? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
Til next time,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi
Podcast #91: Crash Landing on You Podcap Ep 7-12
We have so much fun OTP (One True Pairing) scenes to discuss. These two just have the most amazing chemistry! Come join The Fangirls as we chat in depth on Ep 7-12 of Crash Landing On You.Continue reading