My two favorite things: books and dramas

…uired one website to go all the way back to the 1994–2004 run of the sitcom Friends. There are some exceptions, often in the form of a girl who’s never far from her latest book, including Rory from Gilmore Girls,  Suzy from Moonlight Kingdom, and the prisoners of Orange Is the New Black. But if you were a space alien watching American media, you’d probably come to the conclusion that nobody in the country ever touches a book. In Korean

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My two favorite things: books and dramas

…uired one website to go all the way back to the 1994–2004 run of the sitcom Friends. There are some exceptions, often in the form of a girl who’s never far from her latest book, including Rory from Gilmore Girls,  Suzy from Moonlight Kingdom, and the prisoners of Orange Is the New Black. But if you were a space alien watching American media, you’d probably come to the conclusion that nobody in the country ever touches a book. In Korean

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Navel gazing and sweeping generalizations: Watching drama as an American

…son, how does it feel watching Kdramas? I’m Asian so I like them because they resemble my life more than western dramas.” As a fairly average American, I can say the exact opposite is true. When I first started watching Korean dramas, it was like the moment in the Wizard of Oz when the world turns to technicolor. I’ve spent most of my life immersed in pop culture, but here was something totally new and different. As a form of entertainment, it…

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Drama Review: I Need Romance 3 (2014)

…he one about its three female leads, friends who supported each other and had relationships that existed outside of their romantic lives. Maybe I would have liked this show if I hadn’t spent the past three years watching the best that Kdrama has to offer. It’s light and easy, and there are some cute ship moments. If you’re a drama newbie, give this show a try. It’s a Cliffs Notes version of many of the common themes you’ll find on Korean televis…

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Miss Korea Korean Drama Review (Final)

…y mind, and I eventually realized that it had a documentary-like feel to it. That feeling held out until the end of the series. I never felt like it was moralizing or forcing us to interpret characters in a specific way. Aside from a couple of side villains (the Ba Da Cosmetics guy, the elevator girl supervisor, and the gangster overlord), the characters all felt fleshed out and real. This is a slice-of-life drama if there ever was one, and once…

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