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

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

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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

“My Lovely Sam Soon” (“My Name is Kim Sam Soon”) Series Review

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“My Lovely Sam Soon” is classic K-drama comedy and a trip back to 2005, for good and for bad. “My Lovely Sam Soon” (aka “My Name is Kim Sam Soon“) is humorous and doesn’t waste much time on filler. Sam-Soon is an awesome heroine, an ambitious pastry chef played by the lively, likable Kim Sun Ah. … Read more