5 Reasons We Are Loving the Chinese Vampire Drama The Journey

DramaKimchi18When Kmuse starts a text message to me that says, “Have you seen the Chinese drama…” I know I should just delete that message without looking, but like a vampire obsessed with the sunrise, I just can’t avoid it even though I know it may not be good for me and my productivity.  So began my recent fall into the quirky, yet surprisingly addictive Chinese drama called The Journey.  I am now watching it without subs.  Yes, it sucked me in so completely!  So, read on to discover why Kmuse and I think you should cancel your plans and binge watch The Journey. Continue reading

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First Impressions/Unfiltered Thoughts Regarding King’s Woman 

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If there was a part of you that kind of fell for the Demon Lord from Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms or if you enjoyed the brief glimpses of KO from Love 020, then King’s Woman (Starring Zhang Bin Bin) might put you in your happy place.  Kdrama Jen jumped down the Chinese drama rabbit hole and is ready to share first impressions of this currently airing Chinese drama. Continue reading

Surprise! It’s KOCOWA!

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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..;a1 Continue reading

Post K-Pop Concert Depression: Why Does it Happen?  What Can You Do?

.;a1.pngAfter the glare of the stage lights is just a memory, you’ve said goodbye to the friends you made in line or met up with for the show, and you have returned to the reality of daily life, it is not unusual to feel a little down. Post concert depression (PCD) is surprisingly common. Symptoms can range from feeling slightly blue to signs associated with clinical depression such as wanting to withdraw from daily activities, crying jags, apathy, and a feeling of hopelessness. So, what is it and why does it happen? Is it just the price fangirls (and boys) pay for reaching such an emotional high during the show or are there things that can be done to alleviate the symptoms?   Continue reading

How to Raise Your Kids to Love Kpop

1Fan girls come in all shapes, sizes, and…ages.  As mothers of future fan girls (and boys), we have been both delighted and kind of surprised by the groups, songs, and MVs that seem to capture the interest of our children.  So, we decided to share some of the top choices of our kids.  Come join us as we discuss a few guidelines we try to put in place as semi-responsible parents, as well as the baby biases of our fledgling fans. Continue reading

Why I Don’t Hate Madame Antoine

a4.jpgSome of my more discerning Kbesties dropped this drama after the first episode (or even the first 20 minutes).  I was already stuck on the treadmill, so I kept watching.  I totally get why some people did not stick around.  Once again our leading man (Sung Joon) is sporting a turtleneck and engaged in some shady psychology stuff.  I did not enjoy him as a creepy hypnotist in the last show I saw him in, and seeing him with the same smarmy grin in this one turned me off a bit.  He is also playing a cold and emotionally unavailable jerk.  He doesn’t believe in love, and he is hiding behind his quasi-science to prove how people can be manipulated into falling in love.  So, yeah.  He is not the most endearing character.  So, why am I still watching? Continue reading