First Impression: Joseon survival

Sypnosis: Han Jung-rok (Kang Ji-hwan) used to be in South Korea National Archer Team, even representing South Korea in 2012 London Olympics. During the competition, he received news of his father’s death, causing the team to lost the competition when he shot only 2 points. Since then, he quitted archery and became a deliveryman for a living. After his father’s death, his mother broke down … Continue reading First Impression: Joseon survival

Search: WWW – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell In what conventionally is thought of as a possibly male-dominated profession, we are introduced to three ladies who work in two search engine companies – Bae Ta-mi (Im Soo Jung), Scarlet or Cha Hyun (Lee Da Hee) and Song Ka-kyung (Jeon Hye-jin). We’re thrown deep into things from the beginning, when Ta-mi attends a political hearing regarding her company’s manipulation with … Continue reading Search: WWW – First Impression

First Impression – Angel’s Last Mission: Love

Sypnosis: Lee Yeon-seo (Shin Hye-sun) became blind since an accident 3 years ago. She used to be a successful ballerina but could no longer dance after becoming blind. Her aunt Choi Young-ja (Do Ji-won) and cousin Geum Ru-na (Gil Eun-hye) took the chance to manage Fantasia Ballet, while another cousin Geum Ni-na (Kim Bo-mi) reaplaced Yeon-seo as the lead ballerina of Fantasia Ballet. She could … Continue reading First Impression – Angel’s Last Mission: Love

The Secret Life of My Secretary: Second Female Lead

Oh man, I love Ms Veronica Park to bits. She has all the qualities of a potential bitchy second female lead — being a chaebol, having an airhead bimbo appearance and all — BUT she has proven that there are more layers to her than an onion has skin. Yes, she is (imo) hilariously over the top, with that strange accent and her “awesome” English. … Continue reading The Secret Life of My Secretary: Second Female Lead

What kooriyuki watched this week – Jun 5 – 11 2019

Anyone else like me drowning in dramas recently? I find the recent drama offerings more engaging and I just can’t find time to catch them all! Investigation Couple 2: Four episodes in and Show continues to be amazing. It’s almost like there was no one year break in between this and series 1. The case-of-the-week is as engaging as ever and I love how Crazy … Continue reading What kooriyuki watched this week – Jun 5 – 11 2019

Voice 3: The Demon Within

I must say, I am getting rather confused with how the overarching plot is developing. While the case-by-episode is still engaging enough, the whole mystery over Kang-woo’s past, his turn for the worse, the relationship between Kang-woo and the mysterious organisation who is hunting him (and Kwon-joo) had me scratching my head. So it seems that the shadowy organisation is keen on removing wasted couriers … Continue reading Voice 3: The Demon Within

First Impression: My Absolute Boyfriend

I still remembered reading the manga Zettai Kareshi, and then watching the Japanese drama remake back in those days (those very, very long ago days). However, other than a general vague sense of the plot and ending, I cannot remember much of what happened, really. Main cast: Yeo Jin-gu (from The Crowned Clown) as Robot Young-goo. He is Humanoid 09 from Kronos Heaven, and is … Continue reading First Impression: My Absolute Boyfriend

Final Review: Special Labor Inspector

Comments: I thought of including the spoilers as usual, but realize that the endings were pretty much obvious and the process to nab the villians too complicated to describe in words, so I will just briefly highlight the endings here. As expected, our favorite civil servant Jo Jin-gap, AKA Jo Jang-poong (Kim Dong-wook) not only led his ex-student Cheon Deok-gu (Kim Kyung-nam) and staff of … Continue reading Final Review: Special Labor Inspector

One Spring Night – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Produced by the creative team behind Pretty Noona Buys Me Food, there was considerable worry that Show will turn out to be frustrating like its predecessor. Show is slow paced but after watching an episode, I’m optimistic it is not like Pretty Noona, because there’re more obstacles and tension for our OTP, as well as more storylines among the side characters. … Continue reading One Spring Night – First Impression

First Impression: Partners for Justice (Investigation Couple) 2

I am happy to write that Investigation 2 has kept very much in line with its prequel, right down to mimicking the first ep in Investigation 1. Main cast: Jung Jae-young as Dr Baek Beom. The annoyingly nitpicking, chilly forensic pathologist who rubs everyone the wrong way, but actually do care (a lot) for his colleagues and friends. Jung Yoo-mi as Prosecutor Eun Sol. She … Continue reading First Impression: Partners for Justice (Investigation Couple) 2

What kooriyuki watched this week – May 29-Jun 5 2019

New month, new dramas. Can you believe it is JUNE already?! Where did all that time go?? Special Labor Inspector Jo Jang Poong: Everything gets wrapped up in a neat bow and all the baddies get their deserved time in the prison. This is a feel good drama from beginning to end. My Fellow Citizens: Will Jung-kook (Choi Siwon) go back to becoming a politician? … Continue reading What kooriyuki watched this week – May 29-Jun 5 2019

Final Review: Beautiful World (2019)

Spoilers: Park Sun-ho (Nam Da-reum) had met Oh Joon-seok (Seo Dong-hyun) that night at the school’s rooftop as Sun-ho wanted to know why Joon-seok sexually assaulted their classmate Da-hee. They had a fight, causing Sun-ho to fall from the roof-top. Joon-seok’s mother, Seo Eun-joo (Cho Yeo-jeong), worried about the implications and Joon-seok’s future following Sun-ho’s accident, decided to fabricate the scene to make it look … Continue reading Final Review: Beautiful World (2019)

Drama Review – My Fellow Citizens (KBS, 2019)

I love this drama, flaws and all. It is political satire done right, blatantly inferring that politicians are con artists, while it may seem inapproriate but not untrue. I love the outrageous story of a conman becoming a politician, his innocent idea of politicans should be upright people with conscience and his attempts to recouncil his past and the present. I love most the dialogues … Continue reading Drama Review – My Fellow Citizens (KBS, 2019)

Abyss: Abysmally stupid…but

There are times while watching Abyss, I feel like going “shhhhhh…”, cos don’t you think Se-yeon and Min are going around practically screaming their identities to the entire world and also trying to tell everyone that they came back from the dead with a marble?! Considering that they are supposed to be dead — AND one of them was murdered and is currently hunting her … Continue reading Abyss: Abysmally stupid…but

What kooriyuki watched this week – May 21-28 2019

I’ve been toying with this idea for some time, especially since I have things to say about the dramas I’ve watched for the week, but they aren’t long enough to warrant separate posts. This will not be published on a fixed day of the week, but rather as a filler post when none of us has anything scheduled for publishing. Special Labor Inspector Jo Jang … Continue reading What kooriyuki watched this week – May 21-28 2019