10 Most Memorable 2015 K-Drama Scenes (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday I posted numbers 6–10, while in the meantime I agonized over which scenes from 2015 K-dramas would get the final places of honor. I was trying hard to choose only one scene from each show, but as you’ll see, I gave up in the end. Despite my disappointment with a few big-hype K-dramas this year, … Read more

Man Tears (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

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Somewhere in the second act of Queen of Reversals—the third K-drama I ever watched—I saw the most amazing, unbelievable thing. The second lead cries while sleeping. As he rests in the passenger seat of his car, with the heroine at the wheel, he appears to be sound asleep. But then, one lone tear slowly trickles … Read more

Discussion: Favorite K-Dramas?

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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)

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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

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

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(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

Last KMHM Post!

Okay, maybe I have a small problem. Yesterday I thought I was moving on—we can get past this! I can watch other stuff!—but then today I started missing Kill Me, Heal Me again. Darn you, Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-Eum! I’ve been trying to wean myself off KMHM by watching dramas from Ji Sung’s dark past—and I’ll share reviews soon. But … Read more