One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a kdrama watcher is which writers and PDs I can trust. Why not the actors? They don’t always have control over the projects they choose, and they don’t always know how a series is going to end. Read on to learn more!Continue reading
Kim Kyung Nam captured my attention in Prison Playbook, and I’ve been watching his career with fascination ever since then. He’s an incredible actor with depth, range, and a command of nuance who is finally getting the attention he deserves. Come join me as I do a little fangirl stalking!Continue reading
It’s that time of week for another batch of Asian drama/movie recommendations for those of you who are searching Netflix for something to binge. Come join me as I hunt down some cop themed dramas that are must watch and one that you should avoid like the plague. Continue reading
I wanted a happily ever after for each character in Prison Playbook. I imagined a joyful reunion at the end where everyone, including Doctor Ko, would be waving from the stands as Je Hyeok pitched a perfect game. That would have been a storybook ending, but this show has proven again and again that providing perfect closure and resolution all around is not what it is designed to do. It just would not feel genuine. Read on to hear my last impressions and unfiltered thoughts… Continue reading
This will be my last recap on this show and I can’t believe we have to say goodbye. I do want everyone out of prison and happily living their lives, but I just don’t want to say goodbye!!
I can’t believe that we are on the last of my recaps. It feels like just yesterday that I was talking about Je-Hyeok’s trial and his first experiences in prison. And here we are… many months later (in drama time) and I feel as if I am describing an old and valued friend. There will be more recaps of course, but this will be the last I will be penning. So join me as I discuss the changes among the inmates in Episode 13. Continue reading
Episode 12 of Prison Playbook weaves in more perspectives and new information. People we thought we could trust are not as they appeared, and people we might have looked down on have a story of their own. It is an episode that slowly peels back another layer or two. These are my unfiltered thoughts and impressions of Episode 12. Continue reading
Being in prison isn’t as fun as this show has made it seem the last few episodes. But today we get real when it comes to being locked up with criminals. With the loss of Dr. Ko (I’m still in mourning about that development) there is an empty spot in the cell and some genius decides to transfer Crony in there. Yes, the guy who stabbed Je Hyeok in the shoulder and almost ruined his baseball career. Continue reading
I like finding a theme to the Prison Playbook episodes, and the writer doesn’t make it hard. Episode 10 definitely revolved around comings and goings, so let’s talk about who left the cell and who made an appearance, shall we?