Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Drama: Surplus Princess (The Mermaid)


With King of High School and Trot Lovers coming to an end, it's time for a new round of dramas. I'll probably pick up It's Okay, That's Love, but in the meantime, there is one drama that I couldn't resist starting right away. That drama is Surplus Princess (aka The Mermaid). In case you haven't heard of this drama, most of the descriptions that came out before the show indicated that it was about a mermaid who hates unemployed people.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

K-drama Article on Motherboard

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It's official: K-dramas are taking over the world. To prove it, here's an article that was posted today on Motherboard.

If you read to the second half, you'll see that the article quotes us!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is Age Just a Number? Kdramas and Noona Romances


I've been going through phases with King of High School. Sometimes, the age difference doesn't really bother me. Other times, it's harder for me to see past it. Based on the debates that have been raging on Dramabeans and elsewhere, it looks like I'm not the only one who's a little conflicted. On nearly every episode, you have some people saying that it's icky for them, and then you have other people telling them to shut up about age already and just enjoy the show.

The debate over noona romances definitely aren't confined to this drama. Witch's Romance and I Need Romance 3 are two of the other dramas I've watched just this year that feature an age gap between the female lead and the male lead. Since it looks like older female leads are here to stay, let's take a look at what makes noona romances really work:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Kdrama Alert: Marriage without Love (Marriage, Not Dating)

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I don't know what it is about summer, but it makes me want to start a billion romantic comedies. I can't stop! I no sooner finished You Are All Surrounded than I randomly picked up Marriage without Love/Marriage, Not Dating. This is where I draw the line, though! I'm not allowed to start any new dramas until something else ends. I'm falling behind as it is!

I had heard very little about this drama, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because Dramabeans didn't start recapping it until after I started watching. Whatever the case, here's an overview for those of you who, like me, might have missed the memo on this one:

Monday, July 21, 2014

You Are All Surrounded Korean Drama Review


Everyone has that one drama that really sings the song of their people. For many drama watchers, it's a nuanced, deep, heartfelt show that really speaks to their soul.

For me? It's You Are All Surrounded, where people run around chasing cars and punching bad guys. I am what I am, okay?

Even though I said from the very beginning that I couldn't possibly offer an objective view of this series, now that it's over, I do have a few bones to pick. But first, let's talk about the things that I love:

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Public Service Announcement


In case you aren't watching Joseon Gunman, you really should know that it features Lee Joon Ki in a variety of excellent bandit costumes.

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