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

“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

“Answer Me 1988” (Quasi-Review)

“Answer Me 1988” (Quasi-Review)

(Editor’s note: Sorry for the January hiatus! I meant to publish my thoughts on Answer Me 1988 two weeks ago, but my computer’s motherboard failed catastrophically early in January. I’m up and running again, but won’t have time to post much this month while I’m busy paying off the new computer. Meanwhile, a few fighting words … Read more

“Secret Love Affair” (Series Review)

“Secret Love Affair” (Series Review)

I spent half of October suffering various flu bugs. (As you can see, that’s slowed down my posting schedule. Sorry!) Last week, I felt doubly sorry for myself: 1) I was in bed with stomach flu and 2) there weren’t any K-dramas I wanted to watch.  And then! Then, I started watching last year’s Secret Love Affair. … Read more