When it comes to K-entertainment, I really am such a newbie. I’ve only been watching since January of this year, so I’ve had to learn a lot of things about a completely new culture very quickly, because I hate missing out on the jokes.
Okay, it’s also because I want to understand the culture, but I really, really hate missing jokes. Continue reading
Has anyone noticed that the drama villains have been a bit…..sub-par lately? Come join Drama Geek and myself as we chat about what has been going wrong. We also touch on what we look for in a villain and which actors we would love to see take a walk on the evil side. In other words, all things villain! Continue reading
With so many great movies becoming available (through legal subbing) we here at DWASOK are thrilled to watch them all and report back to our readers. This week, we have chosen a true gem of a movie, so come join us as we discuss the tragicomedy (who knew this was a real thing?) My Annoying Brother.
At least once a year this inevitably happens. I start watching a Korean crime drama and get so pissed off at police stupidity that I start searching elsewhere for my crime trope fix. Sure enough, I started Criminal Minds and within an hour I was yelling, “Nope, nope, nope.” and searching for something else. Just so happens that my all time Japanese bias had released a crime drama earlier in the year and it was completely subbed! It is amazing the things you miss when you actually have real life interfering with drama addiction. But in this case, it is a great surprise since I can now binge the heck out of Oguri Shun’s newest show Crisis. And that, of course, means writing a blog post to try and encourage all of my amazing readers to give it a try with me. Drama enabling is alive and well here at DWASOK. Continue reading
Yes, I am 100% a kdrama addict. I watch them, obsess about the actors and actresses, blog about them, even dream about them. You get the picture. But it doesn’t mean I don’t see through the rosy glasses I wore when I first started watching. Just like American TV, Kdramas have their flaws but we love them anyway. Today’s blog is not really about those flaws in general, it’s more about a certain mental side effect I found myself having. It made me wonder if anyone else suffers from it as well. Continue reading
As Drama Geek posted last week, the teasers for Manhole have been intriguing, even if they don’t reveal a whole lot about the plot. I’m tempted by the imagery alone. I’ve never seen this guy before (thus the reason I’m the maknae!), but I really, REALLY want to know why he’s dancing in the middle of a busy street in his pajamas, and now coming out of a manhole in a sharp suit. Continue reading
We’re back and checking out the latest Chinese web series craze that all of social media seems to be talking about. Namely, the web drama The Eternal Love. Not only are we recapping, but upon deciding that we were sick of having to pull apart dramas for our weekly reviews, we decided to take a different approach. Did your mother ever tell you that if you don’t have something positive to say then say nothing at all? Well, we are taking that saying to heart and only saying positive things this time around. Sure that might mean that we spend a lot of time waxing poetic about the leading man’s hair. Or maybe there is a flower sitting in the background that we find quite winsome. No matter what, we will bite our lips and only be cheerful and positive for these recaps. Come hell or high water…..even if it kills us to contain our inner snark. Hmm, I think we all need to pray that this drama has a lot of positive and little negative if we are going to survive. So without further ado, let’s dive into the positive surrounding the first three episodes. Continue reading
Is it the end of the Kdrama World as we know it or will KOCOWA provide us with even more variety, more accurate subtitles, and faster access to the dramas we love? If you have been fretting and worrying about the impact of KOCOWA, then sit back and read. Kdrama Jen is here to answer all of your burning questions about this new streaming site from “The Big Three” drama stations in Korea. Continue reading
This movie has been out for a while, but both KMUSE and I thought it would be a great summer movie review. With Kim Nam Gil back on the small screen we thought everyone would enjoy a little refresher in what makes him an actor to follow. Also noteworthy is that this movie also stars my girl crush, Son Ye Jin and one of my favorite up and coming actors Lee Ye Kyung.
We have finally reached the end of Suspicious Partner. And while there were high and low points in the plot, the writer has rewarded our patience with two final episodes of pure and total fluff. Something I would usually be upset about, but with a cast that is the cutest fluffy cast ever, I will give it a pass and just enjoy the last hour of a relatively successful storyline. Continue reading