Doctor Detective – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Do Jung-eun (Park Jin Hee) used to be a doctor, and also the daughter-in-law of the chaebol in Show's universe. Due to yet unknown reasons, her license was suspended (and in the process of recovering it), and has divorced her husband Choi Tae Young (Lee Ki-woo). It seems that the divorce... Continue Reading →

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Final Review: Search: WWW

kooriyuki was saying several netizens were "disgruntled" over the romances of www, citing them as ruining a perfectly "realistic" workplace drama. Imo, I usually don't pay much attention to viewers who want their dramas "realistic", for the same reason why I refuse to watch dramas which are too politicky and stressful. Why would I want... Continue Reading →

Doctor John – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Based on the Japanese novel "On the Hand of God" By Yo Kusakabe, Show revolves around a team of anesthesiologists and pain management doctors. The titular character Doctor John is played by Ji Sung, whose name Yo-han is the Korean version of "John". He somehow landed in jail, which we were... Continue Reading →

Justice – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Lee Tae Kyung (Choi Jin Hyuk) is a lawyer who specifically defends the rich and powerful, which makes him appear corrupted as well. His clients are mostly referred from Song Woo Yong (Sohn Hyun Joo), an enigmatic broker (?) who works for the rich and powerful. Song is himself, a person... Continue Reading →

Class of Lies – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell The opening was harrowing, as we see a high school girl being assaulted and stabbed. The scene then cuts to a law firm, which introduces us to our protagonist Ki Moo-hyuk (Yoon Kyun Sang), a glib-tongued lawyer who doesn't bat an eyelid at lying his way through to win a case... Continue Reading →

Final Review: My Absolute Boyfriend

Since I have watched previous iterations (and even a 2D version) of Absolute, I sort of knew how the ending would turn out. My only anticipation of the ending would be whether the scriptwriters stick to the original (where the robot "dies") or re-write it to be a happier one. As it is, Absolute took... Continue Reading →

Drama Review – Nokdu Flower (SBS, 2019)

As I mentioned in one of my weekly roundup posts, I was genuinely upset the viewership ratings for Show was steadily decreasing since its premiere. The quality of production was great from beginning till end and it related a part of history that was particularly painful and I have to admit it got increasingly difficult... Continue Reading →

First Impression: Hotel Del Luna

Luna definitely has the charm of Master Sun -- that baroque-gothic feel, since both shows are written by the Hong sisters. Main cast: IU (from Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryo) as Jang Man-wol. She inherits (?) del Luna hotel from a god, Mago, owing to a life filled with hatred, revenge, and later regrets.Yeo Jin-goo... Continue Reading →

Search: WWW: Masculinity vs Femininity

I didn't fall in love with www immediately, cos the first 2eps with the background on internet responsibility vs. transparency were really heavy going. But once Ta-mi (or Tammy) decides that she has enough of Unicon and jumps ship to Barro, the fun really starts. I super love the dynamics of the two ladies --... Continue Reading →

First Impression: Watcher

Not too sure if I am continuing this one, the pacing is a bit slow for ep1, but the storyline has a quite a bit of potential. Main cast: Han Suk-kyu (from Romantic Dr, Teacher Kim) as Chief of Internal Affairs, Do Chi-kwang. He arrested Young-gun's dad on murder charge in his past as a... Continue Reading →

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