TV Review: Mr. Sunshine (Spoilers!)

Historicals, whether it be a drama or a movie, when done right, are powerful motivators for their audience to learn more and appreciate history. Personally, I do have a soft spot for this genre, but when it comes to Kdramas, I have yet to make the deep dive into saeguks or historicals. My gateway to this was the tvN 2017 drama “Chicago Typewriter”, which I … Continue reading TV Review: Mr. Sunshine (Spoilers!)

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: My Secret Terrius (Spoilers!)

Sometimes, mashing up two genres together, combined with the right talents both acting and the creative department, can give us something new and refreshing. Rom-com meets spy thriller has definitely been done before both on the small and big screen alike, but “My Secret Terrius’”” script, self-awareness, adventures in babysitting, its great cast and characters that you end up getting invested in, made it a … Continue reading TV Review: My Secret Terrius (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Thirty but Seventeen (Spoilers!)

Lately, Korean dramas have been pleasantly subverting old tropes by either flipping it on its head, or making them seem refreshing despite how many other times it has been used. It is also pretty refreshing when a Korean drama decides to focus and take its time on the development of its characters, while doling out meaningful life lessons, and keeping it simple at the same … Continue reading TV Review: Thirty but Seventeen (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Life (Spoilers!)

When it comes to particular genres, one already has certain expectations about it. However, it becomes even more exciting and refreshing when those expectations are turned on its head, and what greets you is a premise and concept that you would have never have thought of before in that particular genre. Such as it was with me with JTBC’s recent offering, “Life”, which was also … Continue reading TV Review: Life (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Your House Helper (Spoilers!)

I admit, I have a soft-spot when it comes to slice of life stories that feel very grounded, has a lot of life lessons in it, and really uses the entire show to explore how our main characters grew throughout the show, even though it may get emotional at some point. That’s the reason I loved “Miss Hammurabi”, and in the same vein, this is what I … Continue reading TV Review: Your House Helper (Spoilers!)

TV Review: What’s Wrong w/Secretary Kim? (Spoilers!)

For some, the Korean drama romantic comedy is a genre they’d lap up the instant it  arrives on the docket, but for some, like me, it takes some persuading, and the right timing. Thankfully, “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?” was a welcome sweet and light breather from my usual heavier fare, and it was worth the watch thanks to the power couple that is Park … Continue reading TV Review: What’s Wrong w/Secretary Kim? (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Are You Human Too? (Spoilers!)

Robot themed Korean dramas have been around for some time, but seem to have picked up steam last year, and it doesn’t seem to be losing steam yet. Earlier this year, we had MBC’s romantic-comedy “I’m Not A Robot”, which had a science fiction premise but didn’t really focus on it; and this time, we have KBS’ “Are You Human Too?”, which banks more on the science fiction premise … Continue reading TV Review: Are You Human Too? (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Life on Mars (Korea) (Spoilers!)

In the past few years, there have been several Korean remakes of American and British television shows, but it looks like they are on a remake spree this year, and it doesn’t look like they’ll stop anytime soon. To be honest, I haven’t seen all the remakes, but from what I’ve seen with the Korean version of “Suits”, and now, with this remake of “Life … Continue reading TV Review: Life on Mars (Korea) (Spoilers!)