I have been watching lots of Chinese dramas recently, but mostly the fantasy/historical genres. Only Side by Side with You is a modern day story with an interesting setting. I have never watched a drama with a leading lady who is running a drone company, and I was intrigued by the idea of such a geeky revenge plot. Read on to hear why I keep watching despite some cheesiness. Continue reading
Gather ’round, y’all, and I’ll tell you a little tale from grad school. As I was earning my master’s degree in English, I had to read many, many books that people thought were the best form of art. Some were great — excellent characters, good humor, moments of lightness, and a well-resolved ending. Some, often extolled as high art or literary fiction, were about the worst of people making the worst of choices and brooding about it for pages in lyrically moody settings.
Guess which kind I hated? If you said literary fiction, or lit fic for short, you can anoint yourself with a gold star. So, read on and see what lit fic and My Mister have in common, and what Kmuse and I think from the first few episodes we watched.
It’s only been a week since The Fangirls finished Queen of Mystery season 1 . . . and here we are getting to talk about season 2. Woot! Life is good. Come join us as we share our first impressions of Queen of Mystery 2. Continue reading
Kmuse here! Are you ready to dive into the intricate relationship heavy drama, Shall We Kiss First? Was this a hit for me? Did it turn into an angst ball of suck and get dumped after four episodes? Come find out my unfiltered thoughts and see if this is a good fit for you. Continue reading
You guys you guys YOU GUYS!! Can I be in love with a drama after only watching two episodes? YES I CAN! Come join Kmuse and I as we discuss our first impressions of Radio Romance.
I luv, luv, luv this show. Go Go Waikiki makes me laugh out loud. And I’m not an easy laugher. If you need some broad comedy grounded in surprisingly poignant moments, you should check it out. Continue reading
Kmuse here, and today I am checking out the latest revenge medical drama, Cross. Will this be a medical show that will break the doctor tropes that we have seen a million times before? Come join me and find out! Continue reading
Next up on the First Impressions list is Lee Bo Young’s new drama Mother. This show is a remake of a 2010 Japanese drama by the same name.
Here is a quick synopsis of the premise. Soo Jin (Lee Bo Young) takes a temporary job as a teacher and happens upon a student Hye Na (Heo Yool) who at first glance looks to be a bit unkempt, but once Soo Jin digs deeper into the girl’s home life finds that she’s being abused. After the system seems to fail the little girl, Soo Jin kidnaps her and becomes her mother. Continue reading
Japanese dramas are usually not on my radar as much as Chinese or Korean. But every now and then something just catches my eye and I have to give it a try. OK, I’ll admit that I am watching this because the leading man looks really really hot in this poster. Luckily, the drama turned out to be top notch and I can’t get enough of Todome no Kiss. Come find out why I think you should join me for this fun and quirky descent into smooch induced time leaps. Continue reading
Is it possible to be watching a drama, not like ANY of the characters, and still want to know who really killed the victim? A victim that was also completely unlikable so you really are not invested in her death in the first place? That, my friends, is the enigma of the new mystery drama Return. Continue reading