I’ve been on a reading frenzy, and since I always write about what I am doing, you are going to all be getting a few more book reviews in your future. So if you are looking for the perfect summer read, or just need something to distract you from life’s stresses, then this review is for you.Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: Hellbound, Yay or Nay?
Come join me as I discuss my feelings about Netflix’s latest drama Hellbound. Does it live up to the hype? Would I join a cult for Yoo Ah In? Do I recommend that everyone go watch ASAP? Come find out as I share some of my thoughts about the drama.Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: The Sword and The Brocade Bringing Back Harem Politics in the Best of Ways
Those of you who have been following the blog for a while know that I am a huge fan of politicking Chinese dramas. And there is a specific sub-genre that is almost exclusive to Mainland China. Yes, I am talking about the Harem political trope. Join me as I share why I think that the current airing drama The Sword and The Brocade is one of the best of this sub-genre ever.Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: Feast or Famine
One month ago around this time, I was sitting down complaining about how there were no interesting dramas on anymore. I think I was watching around 2 shows with a few “meh” fillers. I should have kept my mouth shut because now I have so many shows I love I don’t have the time to watch them all. I am at the point where I am literally feeling guilty taking the time out to write this post. So what is one to do when drama watching becomes overwhelming……….or the opposite, when there is nothing on worth watching? Join me as I give some tips to keeping a steady drama schedule and how to deal with the feast and famine cycle of a kaddict. Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: Where have all the romantic kdramas gone?
I was sitting down to my computer contemplating what I should write about and drawing a blank. It was only while I was staring at My Drama List when I realized one very disturbing fact. I am not watching any truly romantic dramas right now. There are a few which feature aspects of romance, but even they are besieged with melo angst tropes and/or illness. Which brings up the question “What has happened to the romantic drama genre?” Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: The joy of being sick and a drama addict.
It is the middle of flu season and I am sure we have a lot of readers who are, or will be, stuck in bed and ready to do some serious drama binging. So join me as I explain some of the rules of flu binging and my suggestions to get you past this miserable time in your life. Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: A Kaddict’s Trials When Kdramas Start Becoming Mainstream
Am I the only one who has noticed the changes over the last several months in the Asian drama industry? I am sure I’m not since I have seen variations of this topic discussed on every Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook group I belong to. Sometimes, I myself, am the one to bring up the topic (like now) because I am frustrated and just need to find a way to vent. So what I really want to focus on (as focused as a late night rambling can be) is what has happened to the random kaddict now that the drama world has expanded and become much more mainstream. So come join me as I chat Asian dramas, subbing woes, and whatever else comes to mind. Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: Dramathoning in the Fall
Fall. The time of year where leaves turn colors, the air becomes crisp, and the days begin to shorten. It is also my favorite time of the year to do a really good binge watch. But just as the season is unique and has distinctive attributes, so do the dramas I choose to rewatch. Come join me as I discuss my favorite shows to dramathon in the fall. Continue reading
Kmuse’s Musings: My Drama Inspired Book List
Every now and then I like to glance away from my TV screen and rejoin the real world. Usually by reading a book in a coffee shop surrounded by the smell of coffee and a nice cup of peppermint tea sitting in front of me. What? I am not going to do something crazy like go to a party or anything. That kind of thing is exhausting. But despite my stepping away from on-screen drama, the drama often follows me into my reading choices. Which inspired me to share my favorite Asian themed books and hopefully give you new options to explore when you are forced away from your dramas. Continue reading