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: 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: 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: Suits (Korea) (Spoilers!)

Aside from original offerings and ideas, there have been a lot of remakes of American and British television shows hitting kdramaland as of late. Among those is the Korean version of the American television show “Suits”, which aired under the same title and ran for sixteen episodes on KBS. Now, many things can go wrong with a remake, and of course, they have to do … Continue reading TV Review: Suits (Korea) (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 S2 (Spoilers!)

Korean dramas usually don’t get second seasons. More often than not, most Asian dramas have one season. If they do get greenlit for a second season, they come in a variety of froms- a spiritual or anthology sequel with the same spirit as the original but with a completely different cast; or a sequel with some or most of the original characters that continues their … Continue reading TV Review: Queen of Mystery S2 (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!)