2016 K-dramas (Six-Word Reviews)

2016 K-dramas (Six-Word Reviews)

I’m grateful to everyone who reads this blog. To all my readers: Happy Valentine’s Day! Also, Happy V-Day to everyone who put in the time and effort to make some amazing 2016 K-dramas. I love you! 사랑해요! When I finish watching an interesting show, I want to write a full essay, but I usually don’t have … Read more

“Defendant” (Episodes 1-5 Review), or The Truth about Thrillers (with updates)

“Defendant” (Episodes 1-5 Review), or The Truth about Thrillers (with updates)

Dear readers, I’m sorry! I haven’t written for many months, while I’ve been tending to real life. But nothing brings me back to the world of K-dramas faster than Ji Sung. My heart beats for you, oppa. Ji Sung’s new 16-episode legal thriller, Defendant, is getting great ratings in Korea right now. Perhaps President Park’s … Read more

“The Entertainer” (Q1 Review, Plus Final Thoughts)

“The Entertainer” (Q1 Review, Plus Final Thoughts)

I’m not rational when it comes to Ji Sung, so how can I review his new show The Entertainer? I might just start babbling about how great he looks in that ridiculous white suit in episode one. Or in that black leather jacket in episode four. The show raises deep issues. Does he look better in … Read more

“Descendants of the Sun” (Series Review)

“Descendants of the Sun” (Series Review)

The military romance Descendants of the Sun left me with one question. How can commando gunfights, car wrecks, natural disasters, gangsters, North Korean spies and a CIA-backed military coup be this boring? When Descendants of the Sun wrapped up on April 14, its ratings in Korea topped 40%. The show’s popularity in China has made it … Read more

Pride and Prejudice (Series Review)

Pride and Prejudice (Series Review)

Editor’s Note: I would never be able to write a concise review for this show, but it deserves one. It was unusual, thoughtful, and revealed a lot about the post-Sewol zeitgeist in Korea. So when my friend and Dramabeans recapper Saya didn’t have room for Pride and Prejudice in her end-of-2015 wrap-up, I grabbed the chance … Read more