TV Review: Live (Spoilers!)

Recently, Netflix has been acquiring Korean dramas aggressively as of late, and interestingly enough, they now have several tvN dramas that aired in 2018. First up was the black comedy with heart “Prison Playbook”, then there was Lee Seung Gi’s fantasy romance “Hwayugi”, and now, the all to real human drama that is “Live”. “Live” aired on tvN from March 10 to May 6, 2018, … Continue reading TV Review: Live (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: 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: Welcome to Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki (Kdrama)(Spoilers!)

When it comes to genres in Korean dramas, interestingly enough, we rarely get pure comedies. Most of the time, its mixed in with other genres such as drama or romance. Because of this, and even if there was romance mixed into it, JTBC’s “Welcome to Waikiki” or “Laughter in Waikiki” is a rarity as it is the first comedic Korean drama that can be likened … Continue reading TV Review: Welcome to Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki (Kdrama)(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: Just Between Lovers (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Everyone has their own favorite stories, television shows, and movies; and while some of these might be subjective, there are some that are universally acclaimed to be classics. The same is true for Korean dramas. However, it seems as if JTBC managed to create a new modern classic with the romantic melodrama “Just Between Lovers”. Since it aired, the show has been constantly praised as … Continue reading TV Review: Just Between Lovers (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!)

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!)

TV Review: Stranger/Forest of Secrets (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Last month, as I was looking over the list of things I’ve reviewed and watched in the past year, I realized that I hadn’t watched as much Korean dramas as I wanted to, despite the fact that Netflix has been distributing a lot of them as of late. So, to cap off 2017 and to start 2018 I ended up watching “Stranger” or “Forest of … Continue reading TV Review: Stranger/Forest of Secrets (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)