Final Review: Nobody knows

Major Spoilers: Cha Young-jin (Kim Seo-hyung, teenage counterpart played by Kim Sae-ron) wanted to find the notorious stigmata serial killer who killed her best friend 19 years ago, and traced the serial killer to be associated with New Life Church through a hand-made angel doll that one of the victims possessed. Young-jin then traced down... Continue Reading →

Hospital Playlist: Wonderfully nothing on screen

As mentioned in my First Impression, Hospital is one show which you go along for a gentle boat ride, and get to know everyone onboard -- in the greatest details. Which is happening. We have 4eps at the moment, and each ep takes a doctor and provides us with more depth into his/her background, such... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Psychopath Diary

A pre-requisite for enjoying Psychopath: you must enjoy dark humour. If you don't, you will find yourself getting irritated with Dong-sik and why he enjoys such "ddong" (shitty) luck. The entire premise of the narrative hinges on this lowest of the low underdog, who happens to pick up a diary of a serial murderer, who... Continue Reading →

Extraordinary You: Characters

The premise of "recycling" a character in Extraordinary is one convenient way for the narrative to wrap itself up nicely. Since all characters in a play, drama, novel, manga, etc are all part of an artist's or creator's work, they also form part of the creator's subconscious. So while Ha-roo may be axed midway in... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Catch the Ghost

Nice one to round up 2019. I fell in love with our dorky OTP in Catch, but also felt for them in another way. Both are sole caregivers to a family member who is suffering from some form of mental or psychological impairment. While both Yoo Ryung and Ji-seok are pretty much sunny characters, their... Continue Reading →

Psychopath’s Diary: The short-lived bromance

Hands up if you ship Cinderella Dong-shik with Chaebol In-woo. (me me me!!) Especially in ep4, when In-woo plays the typical Kdrama chaebol archetype interested in a lowly office (boy) and said subordinate suddenly gets promoted to Team Leader (together with a stellar job performance thanks to an unofficial tip-off from In-woo). And then In-woo... Continue Reading →

Melting Me Softly: Quirky but…

Melting is a meeting of all the veterans comedians Kdramaland has to offer. From the ahjusshis Kim Won-hae and Im Won-hee to the not-so-old Shim Hyung-taek, all of them are my favourites when it comes to portraying side characters who are mostly there for the hilarity factor. And they (plus the characters they are playing)... Continue Reading →

Vagabond: The Thick Skull Duo

As a fan of spy thrillers, I...really do not know what to make of Vagabond. While it is easier for me to suspend my disbelief that a stuntman can somehow manage to be the only person in the group of grieving next-of-kins to spot, identify, tackle a suspicious man and arrive at the conclusion that... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Joseon Survival

Major Spoilers: The actor as the main character Han Jung-rok was changed from Kang Ji-hwan to Seo Ji-suk from Episode 11 onwards. Jung Ga-ik (Lee Jae-yoon) was saved by a monk in Joseon, who was later killed by Ga-ik to take his place as Monk Bo Woo. Monk Bo Woo was later appointed as the... 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 →

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 →

Final Review: Voice 3

Damn. There's going to be a Voice 4 -- Je-soo, as predicted, isn't dead. It'd be good if we just, you know, END after the death of half-a-psychopath-Kang-woo and his 100%-psychopath bro, Mayasuki. But no, the post-credits have to show a hale and healthy Je-soo collecting a badass sniper gun, under orders from a female... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Abyss

If you suspend your disbelief about the entire premise of coming back from the dead with a silly marble (which happens to have the world's poorest set of instructional manual), Abyss is a pretty good watch. As mentioned in my previous post, the balance between the thriller and the romcom is done well. We have... Continue Reading →

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