Perfect K-Dramas for Men: Why They Don’t Exist

Perfect K-Dramas for Men: Why They Don’t Exist

My brother-in-law recently had his first encounter with a K-drama. And it was a certain rom com about a woman weightlifter. I want to share his reaction with you. But first, a question that haunts many K-drama fans—and every K-drama producer looking for a big ratings hit: What are good K-dramas for men? Now and … Read more

Discussion: Favorite K-Dramas?

Discussion: Favorite K-Dramas?

When regular reader Pranx recently challenged us to name our favorite K-dramas, I paused. Out of the ridiculous number of K-dramas I’ve watched, which ones really deserve to be favorites—and which ones are favorites just because I was in the right mood at the time? Even more troubling, what about all the great shows I haven’t … Read more

Best Summer Vacation K-Dramas

Best Summer Vacation K-Dramas

Hi everyone! K-Drama Today has been having a summer vacation the past couple weeks, while I’m going through a busy period at work. Sorry about that! Because of work, I’m putting Hwajung uncaps on hold until late July. Then I’ll be back to kvetching about my second lead syndrome (choose In-Woo!) and the latest plot … Read more

5 Secrets of Korean Drama Kisses (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

5 Secrets of Korean Drama Kisses (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

Updated, March 2015 Elements of K-Drama Style: Getting Deep about Screen Kissing— It’s easy to complain when television shows repeat familiar stuff, but repetition isn’t necessarily a bad thing: take the Korean drama kiss. When the central couple finally kiss in a K-drama, no one complains. We expect it, and if a romantic couple don’t … Read more

“City Hunter” (Series Review)

“City Hunter” (Series Review)

“City Hunter” is a fast-moving action show, but its roots are planted in a dramatic father-son conflict. The action consists of smart cloak-and-dagger deceptions, martial arts fights and an extensive set-piece gun fight in the first episode. It’s dynamic television, but the thriller elements aren’t really the best thing about “City Hunter.” The bad guys’ schemes are … Read more