Fight My Way is a romantic comedy drama that depicts the lives of four childhood friends as they grow and deal with career and relationship struggles. This is Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won’s first on-screen pairing. Park Seo Joon has starred in several dramas while this is Kim Ji Won’s first lead role. The… Continue reading 쌈, 마이웨이 (Fight My Way)
Chicago Typewriter is the nickname for the century-old Thompson submachine gun, an infamous firearm from the US' Prohibition era. In this fantasy romance tvN drama, it's a literal typewriter from Chicago that falls into the hands of famous novelist Han Se Ju. Yoo Ah In plays Han Se Ju, a renowned writer with celebrity-looks whose life… Continue reading 시카고 타자기 (Chicago Typewriter)
Fervent manga fans are not so thrilled about the Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shell. More worries ensue as Netflix releases the trailers for its adaptation of the psychological thriller, Death Note. In contrast to the cynical reactions towards Hollywood remakes or reboots, Asian adaptations receive more favorable responses. Such was the case when the producer of Meteor… Continue reading Which Hana Yori Dango Live-Action Adaptation Is Your Favorite?
Cha Tae-Hyun was first offered the lead male role for Chief Kim but he declined. Although he is one of my favorite Korean comedy actors, I am thankful that he made that decision. I think Chief Kim will not be the big success that it is now if it weren’t for Namgoong Min. Namgoong Min… Continue reading 김과장 (Chief Kim)
If you’ve seen epic historical dramas before then it won’t come as a surprise that teenyboppers’ sageuk Hwarang finished with only single-digit ratings. Despite my discontent over the chemistry of that show’s main OTP, I managed to watch it til the end thanks to the engaging secondary arc about the Faceless King and the charisma of the actor… Continue reading 힘쎈여자 도봉순 (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep.1-2)
The Legend of the Blue Sea premiered exactly 4 years after I saw Lee Min Ho up close. Here's one of the many pictures I took during his 11/16/2012 "Fun Meet". This new drama is Lee Min Ho's last project before enlisting for military service and it kicked off with double digit ratings, even surpassing the first episode… Continue reading 푸른 바다의 전설 (The Legend of the Blue Sea Ep.1)
Chaebol and amnesia are two of the most overused tropes in Kdramaland but to everyone’s surprise and to Seo In Guk's fans' delight, Shopping King Louis actually ended up being one of the most endearing shows we’ve seen this year. Just as I’ve written on my first impressions, everything about Shopping King Louis is completely… Continue reading 쇼핑왕 루이 (Shopping King Louis Final)