Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New K-drama Alert: The Liar and His Lover (aka Lovely Love Lie) Review

Spring has officially sprung, which means we can shake off the last few months of heavy, serious dramas and focus on reviewing some light romcoms! Fresh out of the gate is The Liar and His Lover, (also called Lovely Love Lie), a bubbly little musical romance starring Lee Hyun Woo and Red Velvet's Joy in her acting debut.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Missing 9 K-drama Review: What in the World Did I Just Watch?

What. What? WHAAAAAAT?!?!?!?!!?! Asdfkjsdhflwelukirfbwldlsfdhsflkjdhsfkljhsdk

This is how I feel after finishing the Missing 9 finale. I drop a lot of K-dramas, but I haven't been this angry at a show's ending since the Prime Minister and I days of yore. I almost threw my phone across the room, but then I decided to write this review instead.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New K-drama Alert: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Review

Finally, a new show I'm actually excited about! It feels like we've been in the mediocre drama doldrums for way too long, but here comes Strong Woman Do Bong Soon with a winning cast and charming characters. Will it break my recent K-drama curse? Let's review it!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10 Best, Most Passionate Kdrama Kiss Scenes That Will Make You Weak at the Knees

We all know the dreaded K-drama dead fish kiss—when the female lead stands with her eyes wide open as the man inches towards her face and then they barely brush lips. Nothing is more infuriating after you've invested hours watching a romance develop. I'm not saying that they need to rip each others' clothes off during the first date, but when people are in love (and especially when they overcome absurd plot hurdles for that love), physical desire is a manifestation of that emotional connection.

Just like a bad K-drama kiss can undermine the emotional payout of the show, a good kiss filled with passion makes the whole thing worth watching.  So, for those of you tired of frozen lip-bumps, here are the 10 best gut-flipping, knee-melting kisses we've ever seen in K-dramas.

(Note: We've overhauled this post to celebrate all the many fantastic kiss scenes since we originally wrote it in 2013. Updated: February 2017)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

10 Sweet K-drama Male Leads Who Aren't Jerks: Yes, They Exist!

Horrible, rich jerk meets poor, cheerful girl, and by the magical power of love, he becomes sort of nice! That's pretty much 90% of K-dramas in a nutshell. Sure, bad-boy-turned-squishy-marshmallow stories can be fun to watch, but sometimes it gets tiring trying to root for nothing but reformed bastards, and you just want to watch a genuinely non-terrible male lead for once. Well, if you're the type who always roots for the kindhearted second lead, here's a list of 10 K-drama male leads who actually aren't jerks.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

List of the Best Korean Dramas Available for Streaming On Netflix 2017

Here is a list of K-dramas currently streaming on Netflix (updated February 2017). It's pretty great considering that when I first started watching Kdramas on Netflix years ago, they only had three. We've noticed that this is a popular search term, and people have asked us for this list. Netflix rotates their selection of Korean dramas, so we'll try to update this every once in a while. I tried to categorize them as best as possible, but some of them fall under multiple genres. I put symbols next to the ones we've watched to show how we feel about them. You can find out more about them, and other K-dramas we recommend that aren't on Netflix but are on DramaFever or Viki in our post Best Korean Drama Recommendations. There are also links to the ones we've reviewed here on our blog. Have fun watching your favorite K-dramas without commercials!


* Really Liked
+ Just Ok
-  Didn't Like
# Quit Watching
% Web Series (very short, fluffy episodes)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New K-drama Alert: Introverted Boss (My Shy Boss), Missing 9, and Voice

Given that 2016 was the Year of the Dropped K-drama, I'm determined to choose my shows more wisely this time around. Enter the latest batch of dramas. While I haven't had time to give everything a try yet, I do have some first impressions on a few: Introverted Boss (aka My Shy Boss), Missing 9, and Voice. These three dramas couldn't be farther apart in terms of style, genre, and tone, and I was a little surprised by which ones are working so far.

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