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TV Review: Clean w/Passion For Now (Spoilers!)

Mental health representation in various forms of media, although still a work in progress, has definitely come a long way; and the same is true within the realm of Korean dramas. They definitely have gotten a bit better at portraying and tackling mental health issues over the years, regardless of the genre. And thankfully, this is true for JTBC’s “Clean w/Passion for Now”, a romantic … Continue reading TV Review: Clean w/Passion For Now (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: 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: 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: Signal (2016) (Spoilers!)

Every now and then, amidst the myriad of Korean dramas that crop up every year, there are a handful that are good solid dramas that are not only timeless, but a precursor of things to come and that mark a milestone in the evolution of Korean dramas. tvN’s “Forest of Secrets/Stranger” was definitely one of those kinds of dramas; and from 2016, alongside KBS’ “Descendants … Continue reading TV Review: Signal (2016) (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: 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!)

TV Review: Black (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Ever since I watched “Voice”, which I loved, I’ve been keeping a very close eye on what OCN has to offer. When I stumbled across “Black” on Netflix, I decided to give this a shot over “Goblin”, as I wanted a good crime/mystery drama after watching “Stranger” or “Forest of Secrets”. What I got here was a drama with a beautiful soundtrack, praiseworthy action scenes … Continue reading TV Review: Black (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)