Bulgasal: The Dysfunctional Family

We have to add another 400 years to the Hwal/ Sang-un’s history with the latest development in Bulgasal. And a thousand years is more than enough time for our hardcore itinerant liar, Eul-tae, to perfect his “craft”. So much so, I believe he has already started believing the sob story he crafted for himself to... Continue Reading →

Our Beloved Summer: Like…finally

Is it just me, or is Beloved really over-milking the OTP’s conflict? Cos it took like 12eps for Ung and Yeon-su to finally realise …they have not stopped loving each other. And even then, they have not “grown up”, so to speak. Ung is still rather clueless and reactive to Yeon-su, and similarly, Yeon-su still... Continue Reading →

Through the Darkness – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Based on South Korea's first criminal profiler, Through the Darkness tells the story of Song Ha-young (Kim Nam-gil), a police inspector who has is a keen observer of physical details and also nuanced psychological changes in people. Through the different prolific murder cases, audience are also shown how the Ha-young gets... Continue Reading →

Ghost Doctor: A symbiotic relationship

I must say, Seung-tak needs to be awarded Best Actor Award, for being able to hide his keen observation of people behind a facade of a happy-go-lucky, harmless medical resident. Turns out, he is not so clueless after all, about Young-min’s possession of his body and also of his cousin’s plan to usurp the hospital.... Continue Reading →

Bad and Crazy: The crazily long cases

I was struck by the length of each case for Bad. It is unlike most Kdrama’s police procedural, where a case usually lasts about 1-2eps and the criminal is caught pretty quickly (other than the overarching case which drives the narrative). For Bad, the case(s) are long. And what’s even more unusual, they are very... Continue Reading →

First Impression: Ghost Doctor

I can’t decide who is cuter — Rain or Kim Beom…. Main cast: Rain (from The Hungry and Hairy) as Dr Cha Young-min. He is the genius doctor in the hospital, but is also reputed to be cold and calculating. Kim Beom (from Tale of the Nine Tailed) as First Year Resident Dr Go Seung-tak.... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Dr Brain

I’d actually give this Sci-fic Kdrama a passing score, in fact, I’d score it a good B grade at the least. Seems like short 6eps is the magic formula for a Kdrama centered on futuristic theories. In summary, Brain is all about this villainous Prof Myung — the same guy who “adopted” Se-won when he... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Royal Inspector and Joy

While we have the expected Happy Forever ending, Royal still manages to steal a few surprises across. For one, who’d expect our tragic villain, Tae-seo, to actually be the legitimate son of Councillor Park? Makes his eventual death even more….tragic. And the punishment for Councillor Park harsher. For all his pomposity and bullying attitude towards... Continue Reading →

Bulgasal: Rinse and repeat

The thing about adding reincarnation as the theme to the narrative is you tend to end up with repetitions. Either events, or characters, or both, make repeated appearances, and sometimes with the same endings. Hopefully Bulgasal won’t end up repeating history. So far, we already have our main lead, Dan Hwal, chasing his female Bulgasal... Continue Reading →

Drama Review – The Red Sleeve (MBC, 2021)

I'm pleasantly surprised at how well Show turned out, surpassing not just mine, but domestic and international audience's expectations. It has now made it to my personal all-time favourite KDrama list. I was worried about the writer initially, having been credited for Ruler of the Mask (that was a drama with a problematic plot), but... Continue Reading →

First Impression: Artificial City (JTBC, 2021)

Synopsis (including spoilers): Yoon Jae-hee (Soo-ae) was the second daughter-in-law of the family owning the big conglomerate Sungjin Group. Her husband Jung Joon-hyuk (Kim Kang-woo) was the illegitimate son of the family, and also a popular news anchorman. Jae-hee abandoned her previous boyfriend Park Jeong-ho (Lee Choong-joo), a prosecutor and right-hand man of Minister of... Continue Reading →

Drama Review – Melancholia (tvN, 2021)

Show is honestly not so much about the perceived teacher-student romance but rather the corruption that took place at an elite school, Ah-sung High School. To her credit, Yoon-soo's (Im Soo-jung) attention to Seung-yoo (Lee Do-hyun) in the beginning was only a teacher to a talented student. It was genuine care and wish to cultivate... Continue Reading →

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