Drama Review – United Efforts to Accomplish One Thing

Drama was consistent throughout with its storytelling and character developments. Not a scene was wasted as filler and every conversation and action made by each character had hints about their motives. This drama, which is a simple story about a group of people's agenda towards a famous painter's inheritance, turns out to be one of... Continue Reading →

Love is Annoying But I Hate Being Lonely – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Lee Na-eun (Kim So-eun) is an aspiring writer but is currently making her ends meet as a freelance copywriter/proofreader. The apartment that she's living in is old and cracks appeared randomly in the walls one day and fearing for her life, Na-eun moved out and puts up at a close guy... Continue Reading →

Flower of Evil – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Baek Hee-sung (Lee Joon-gi) is happily married to Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won), a violent crimes detective. Hee-sung runs a hand-made ironwork (?) workshop, and the family lives above the workshop. Show is running on a central theme of "seeing may NOT be believing", and Ji-won is more than once being described... Continue Reading →

The King Maker – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell The first episode feels like all other sageuks: our OTP had crossed paths as teenagers and liked each other but were forcefully separated. The second male lead is jealous and unhinged and also likes the female lead. Also, while the male lead Choi Cheon-joong (Park Shi-hoo) is a geeeenius (youngest top... Continue Reading →

What kooriyuki watched this week: Jul 21-27

I pretty much enjoy all the dramas throughout the week these days. We have several different genres to tide us through the week and it's a blessing from the drama gods. The Good Detective The camaradie between Do-chang and Ji-hyuk gets increasingly better and we learn more about both men's family history. I'm curious about... Continue Reading →

Drama Review – Old School Intern (MBC, 2020)

I've pretty much enjoyed this drama throughout its run, except for some parts in the middle which I felt was not as engaging somehow. Despite the initial conflicts of the supervisor becoming his ex-subordinate's intern in another company, Show is actually more about working together as a team and the meaning of mutual respect. We... Continue Reading →

Train – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Our leads Seo Do-won (Yoon Shi-yoon) and Han Seo-kyung (Kyung Soo-jin) were related since teenagers in the most dramatic way ever - his father was almost a suspect in her father's murder, it's an almost because his father died some distance away from her place in a hit-and-run. Seo-kyung then lived... Continue Reading →

Elegant Friends – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Episode 1 opens with one of the five friends Ahn Gong-cheol (Yoo Joon-sang) running frantically along an apartment corridor, seemingly looking for an unit. He finally finds it, and after some banging on the door, realises the door is unlocked. As he rushes into the apartment, the scene is intercut with... Continue Reading →

Drama Review – Oh My Baby (tvN, 2020)

Show was mostly enjoyable although I think it'll definitely benefit from a shorter runtime, and sadly towards the end the slight quirkiness fizzled out and noble idiocy made its very much unwanted eleventh hour appearance. I was annoyed at Yi-sang's (Go Joon) sudden shuffling of feet and gave the excuse of not wanting Ha-ri (Jang... Continue Reading →

First Impression – Memorials/Ballot

Story in a Nutshell Set in the fictitious district of Ma-won, Goo Se-ra (Nana) is your atypical female lead who complains informs the district council/police/any relevant local government office about all sorts of minute happenings/things. She's well known in the district council office and all the officers are afraid of receiving her phone call. Our... Continue Reading →

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