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: Weirdest K-Drama Posters?

Discussion: Weirdest K-Drama Posters?

A few months ago, an astute reader raised the question of favorite and least favorite posters, and why K-drama posters are so often bad. The question has been haunting me ever since. Why do fans have to put up with so many lousy publicity images? Will there ever be a good K-drama that also has … 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

What’s with K-Drama Angst? (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

What’s with K-Drama Angst? (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

The weather is beautiful today on the American East Coast, just like it was 14 years ago today. I was living in Brooklyn, then, working on a graduate degree in Middle East studies. September 11, 2001, was a long day for all of us living in New York, a long day for many around the … 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

2015 Baeksang Nominations: Thoughts on Multiple Personalities vs. Schizophrenia [Updated 5/26]

2015 Baeksang Nominations: Thoughts on Multiple Personalities vs. Schizophrenia [Updated 5/26]

(5/26: Scroll down for results.) When the 2015 Baeksang nominations came out a few weeks ago, I looked for Ji Sung’s name first. And I was excited to see him nominated for best actor. I won’t try to hide the fact that I’m a fan of the Kill Me, Heal Me star. But the nominations also made … Read more