New Dramas: King of High School, Joseon Gunman, and Trot Lovers

…;m also a sucker for Lee Jun Ki, so this started out with a stacked deck in my book. Although it might be odd to compare this to King of High School, they’re both similar in that they have male leads who start out as immature, but kind and caring. I think the pacing on this drama is pretty smart, as well. We know that the heavy stuff is coming, but they started with some absurdly cute and romantic scenes to carry us through the inevitable m…

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Mini Reviews: A Werewolf Boy, Boys Before Friends, and Shut Up Flower Boy Band

…my time until I could get my hands on a subtitled version of this film.  Thanks for making all of my dreams come true, Netflix! General thoughts: I loved it.  Loved it.  LOVED IT.  The premise (a teen girl finds a handsome-but-feral teen boy with secret powers) sounds a lot like Korean Twilight, but aside from superficial plot comparisons (fine, okay, and some runnin’ through the woods scenes), they aren’t very si…

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Changing times

…e’s a reason why most blogs out there seem to focus on specific shows rather than Kdrama in general—it’s hard to come up with new things to talk about all the time. In my case, this is especially tricky because I’m watching so many fewer shows these days. I just can’t make the connections that I used to, and I can only come up with so many fun concept ideas, like the boyfriend bot or my field guides.  I love writing for this blog, and won’t…

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You Are All Surrounded Korean Drama Review

Everyone has that one drama that really sings the song of their people. For many drama watchers, it’s a nuanced, deep, heartfelt show that really speaks to their soul. For me? It’s You Are All Surrounded, where people run around chasing cars and punching bad guys. I am what I am, okay? Even though I said from the very beginning that I couldn’t possibly offer an objective view of this series, now that it’s over, I…

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Mini Reviews: Sly And Single Again, I Need Romance 3, and Nine: Nine Times Time Travel

I’m all backed up on reviews, so here go some mini reviews on a few of the shows we’ve finished in these lazy days of summer. It’s kind of an odd mix of shows, but I gotta shake things up sometimes! Mini Review #1: Sly And Single Again/Cunning Single Lady A mini review in text messages: …And that pretty much sums it up. Even from the first episodes, Coco was way more complimentary than I was, but the show did grow…

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