First Impression: Convenience Store Saet-byeol/Backstreet Rookie

It’s your typical, yet not so typical, rom-com. Ji Chang-wook sheds his alpha male image(s) in K2, Healer to play a bumbling and slightly dorky convenience store owner. Main cast: Ji Chang-wook (from Melting Me Softly) as Choi Dae-hyun, the son (and also co-owner) of a franchised convenience store, GS.Kim Yoo-jung (from Clean with Passion,... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Good Casting

Well, it’s been a rollicking good watch. Never mind that sometimes the plot doesn’t make sense, and an important character’s — Secretary Byeon — background isn’t fully explained. While he appears to be really “picked up” from the streets by the late Chairman, his abilities (and resourcefulness) point at him being more than a common... Continue Reading →

The King: The Scene Stealers (Part 2)

Tbh, I really find everybody else more interesting than Tae-eul and Gon in King. While the storyline for the OTP is fairy-tale like — the typical Cinderella to Princess story (with a real King to boot) — the chemistry between the 2 seems to be sorely lacking. And it is not that they are not... Continue Reading →

The King: The Two Worlds

As expected, it isn’t long before Tae-eul eventually visits Gon‘s world. From the initial disbelief and thinking he is a lunatic, to the gradual realisation that things don’t add up when it comes to him...that maybe, maybe what he claimed are actually true. After Gon’s abrupt return (with Maximus) to Corea, Tae-eul becomes interested in... Continue Reading →

First Impression: Good Casting

I actually find ass-kicking ahjummas even more interesting than Choi Jin-hyuk’s abs...hmm (sorry, Rugal) Main cast Choi Kang-hee (from Queen of Mystery) as black ops NIS agent, Baek Chan-mi, who is so driven in her work she is sometimes referred to as the “Psycho”Yu In-young (from The Three Musketeers) as support officer turned noob field... Continue Reading →

Hyenas: Winner or Loser

It’s always assumed that the person who loves the other more, who takes the first step to confessing their love — is the “losing party” in a relationship, cos presumably, it causes an unfavourable tilt in the interpersonal power struggle inherent in all human interactions. If that is so, then in Hyena, the losing party... Continue Reading →

Final Review: Hot Stove League (2019)

Major Spoilers: Baek Seung-soo (Namgoong Min) tried to rectify the bad culture in the baseball club Dreams, which was last in the baseball league the previous season, to prepare Dreams to become a title contender in the new season. While Seung-soo slowly gathered support from his management team since his appointment to implement those changes,... Continue Reading →

Nobody Knows: Of Obsessions and Secrets

I agree with kooriyuki when she summaries the debut and wonders if Nobody will turn out to be another cult drama. With the amount of secrets floating around, it’s hard not to compare Nobody with a cult’s operations. After all, cultists are known for their 1) obsession and 2) obsession with being secretive. I’d say... Continue Reading →

Nobody Knows – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell On the surface, this looks like yet another cult-related story, but I certainly hope not. Purely because it's getting a lil' stale yes?Our protagonist Cha Young-jin (Kim Seo-hyung, teenage counterpart played by Kim Sae-ron) is a detective in the violent crimes department, and she's been trying to track down a serial... Continue Reading →

Hyena: The sexiest OTP

Bickering couples are aplenty in Kdramaland’s rom-coms, but to have a pair that really goes at each other’s throats — a rarity. Despite Geum-ah and Hee-jae’s professional rivalry (and of cos, Hee-jae’s still very sore memory of being scammed by Geum-ah), the pair is displaying so much chemistry on screen I find myself wanting to... Continue Reading →

Hyena – First Impression

Story in a Nutshell Yoon Hee-jae (Joo Ji-hoon) is the star lawyer at the firm he works at, winning cases for rich and influential clients, often at the dismay of the general public (from the opening scene, that is). He's confident (and a lil cocky, if you ask me) but there's an unexpected side of... Continue Reading →

Review: Farming Academy Season 2 (2019)

Synopsis (including spoilers): Kang Han-byul (Yoon Bo-mi) and Ha Joo-seok (Lee Tae-hwan) were in their final year of farming academy. Joo-seok was unsure of his future especially since he had switched from being a tennis player to join farming academy, so he felt he was not ready for marriage. On the other hand, Han-byul was... Continue Reading →

First Impression: Hot Stove League

Synopsis: Profession baseball team Dreams Club is ranked last in place in the current baseball league season, with even fewer wins than the previous season, so the general manager quit as a result of the club's bad performance. The club then appointed Baek Seung-soo (Namgoong Min) to be the new general manager, who then quickly... 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 →

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