My Year in Review: 2018 TV Edition

We have barely just left 2018, and now, we are at the start of the second week of 2019. However, before we truly say goodbye to 2018, I’m hitting the pause button in order to review how my year was in terms of tv shows & movies. For this particular installment, I’ll be looking at the Western shows and all the Korean dramas I managed … Continue reading My Year in Review: 2018 TV Edition

TV Review: Radiant Office (Spoilers!)

Continuing with my recent trend of watching dramas from my 2017 watch list, I decided to round it up with another little drama that I knew had potential but wasn’t able to watch last year due to work and life-MBC’s “Radiant Office”. At the time, there was too much going on for me to be able to pay attention to this drama and I only … Continue reading TV Review: Radiant Office (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Tunnel (Spoilers!)

Sometimes, getting into a drama takes precise timing, and I think that most tv show watching veterans, and especially Korean drama watching veterans will attest to this. It took me THREE attempts to watch “Tunnel”, with one attempt getting me as far as four episodes, but it was only now that I was able to finally pick it up and finally watch the drama in … Continue reading TV Review: Tunnel (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Mad Dog (Spoilers!)

Insurance investigations, a crafty con artist, family, and a tragedy whose truth was yet to be exposed to the world, was the name of the game in KBS2’s 2017 drama¬†“Mad Dog”.¬†Jampacked with interesting insurance fraud cases that served the larger narrative, armed with unusually smart and perceptive villains, and a whole lot of heart that came full circle in a satisfying manner, this drama was … Continue reading TV Review: Mad Dog (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Chicago Typewriter (Spoilers!)

Anything that has a unique concept, whether it be science fiction or fantasy, is a soft spot of mine, especially as it is interesting to see how it will be executed as the show goes along. Sometimes, the main concept is just a convenient plot device or falls short of expectations, and sometimes, they manage to pull it off seamlessly. Such is the case with … Continue reading TV Review: Chicago Typewriter (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Fight for My Way (Spoilers!)

When it comes to watching tv shows, whether it be a Western show or an Asian show, there are moments when one wants to see something and different, but there is also a slight comfort on falling back to shows with the usual tropes one expects from that particular genre. However, there is something immensely refreshing when one comes across a show that is familiar … Continue reading TV Review: Fight for My Way (Spoilers!)

TV Review: My Father is Strange (Spoilers!)

In all my years of experience watching Korean dramas, I have never tried watching a weekend drama, let alone a family drama, as these usually tend to be over fifty episodes long. However, while I was looking for a fun drama to watch, I decided to try out a family drama that I have heard a lot of praise about- “My Father is Strange”. Due … Continue reading TV Review: My Father is Strange (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Queen of Mystery S1 (Spoilers!)

Relying on old formulas are always safe things to rely on, but they become refreshing when you put an interesting and unexpected twist to it. Such is the case with the KBS drama “Queen of Mystery”, as it takes the old tropes of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson and gives it a new spin. Set in modern day Seoul, Sherlock is transformed into a … Continue reading TV Review: Queen of Mystery S1 (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Duel (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

In the midst of all the prosecutors, time travel, and supernatural romances, there were two notable science fiction Korean dramas that graced (k) dramaland in 2017- tvN’s ambitious “Circle” and OCN’s “chase thriller” “Duel”. Thankfully, both “Circle” and “Duel” delve upon different thought provoking concepts, and are very different from each other, with “Duel” also having the addition of being an OCN original,¬† which made … Continue reading TV Review: Duel (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

TV Review: While You Were Sleeping (2017 Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Kdramaland in 2017 was rife with prosecutors, judges, science fiction and fantasy, and SBS’ “While You Were Sleeping” was no exception. This September to November drama was a romantic fantasy courtroom drama with an exceptional cast that had all the usual tropes one would expect in a Korean drama, but also managed to subvert it in a very natural way. Because of this, this breezy … Continue reading TV Review: While You Were Sleeping (2017 Kdrama) (Spoilers!)