Woori the Virgin

woori the virgin kdramaOngoing drama. Still watching.

Preview: Oh Woo Ri is an assistant scriptwriter, who is still a virgin and plans to keep her purity until marriage. She is going steady with her boyfriend of two years, Lee Kang Jae. By her doctor’s mistake, while doing her routine gynecology check, she gets impregnated through an artificial insemination. The father of the baby is Raphael, a CEO of a cosmetic group.

Woori the Virgin Trailer

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Chaebol
Episodes: 14
Stars: Im Soo Hyang as Oh Woo Ri
Sung Hoon as Raphael
Shin Dong Wook as Lee Kang Jae
Hong Ji Yoon as Lee Ma Ri

Shooting Stars

shooting stars kdramaOngoing drama. Still watching.

Preview: Gong Tae Sung and Oh Han Byul know each other since they were in college. Tae Sung becomes a popular actor and Han Byul works as a PR team leader at the agency where Tae Sung is signed with. These two have a love and hate relationship.

Shooting Stars Trailer

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Sung Kyung as Oh Han Byul
Kim Young Dae as Gong Tae Sung
Yoon Jong Hoon as Kang Yoo Sung

Again My Life

again-my-life kdramaOngoing drama. Still watching.

Preview: Kim Hee Woo is a tough prosecutor who is after a very powerful person. He gets killed, but given another chance to live his life again to fight for justice and go after the same person who caused his death.

Again My Life Trailer

Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Action, Legal
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Joon Ki as Kim Hee Woo
Lee Kyung Young as Jo Tae Seob
Kim Ji Eun as Kim Hee Ah
Jung Sang Hoon as Lee Min Soo

Crazy Love

crazy love kdramaSummary: Noh Go Jin is the top Math instructor and the CEO of GOTOP, a learning institute in Korea. He pretends he has amnesia due to a lot of death threats he had received. His secretary Lee Shin Ah, who has a grudge on Noh Go Jin for being a mean boss, pretends she is his fiancee thinking he doesn’t remember anything.

Crazy Love Trailer

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Boss Romance, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Mystery, Detective, Revenge
Episodes: 16
Stars: Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin
Krystal Jung as Lee Shin Ah
Ha Jun as Oh Se Ki
Yoo In Young as Baek Soo Young



Likes: Something that I really miss when this drama ended was its intro music, Ra ta ta ta! Made me always excited when I would start another exciting episode. Actually, let’s check it out again, here it is Crazy Love Intro!

Boss Romance. I just started this list for the love of all kdramas that involve falling in love with, well usually tough, even bully, but of course handsome or pretty bosses. This is just one example and our lead Kim Jae Wook, lived up to our expectations!

Top Leads with awesome visuals.

Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin – oh my gosh the role was so annoying in the beginning. It was so hard to fall for this conceited character. However, as we advanced to later episodes, there was clearly a development to his character, thankย  goodness! Kim Jae Wook did great as Noh Go Jin, despite some awkward scenes. He just looked great on all those suits and extra sexy driving his blue Audi R8. I was definitely sold! His chemistry with Krystal was surprisingly amazing! I just love that kiss he gave her when she was on the ladder, looked very genuine!



Krystal Jung as Lee Shin Ah – Krystal is no doubt a great actor. She’s one of those ex idols who can actually really act. Her sister Tiffany, tried the same route, but sorry she wasn’t as good. Krystal as Lee Shin Ah was a natural. She took the role with ease. When it comes to visuals, Kim Jae Wook and her complemented each other so well. As I’ve mentioned above, their chemistry was quite strong. And yeah, she even sung!

Ha Jun as Oh Se Ki – I love this guy. He always spoke so well and was such a good actor. Oh Se Ki and Noh Go Jin’s brotherly bond in the drama was impressive and convincing, so the two of them drifting apart at some point, made me really sad.

Yoo In Young as Baek Soo Young – I haven’t seen her in a while and it was great seeing this amazingly beautiful face again in kdrama world. Her character here didn’t do her villainous acting capability justice. I had seen better but anyway, just glad to see her back.

Impressive office interiors. There was one thing I really noticed in this drama, the impressive offices! First, I love Noh Go Jin’s office… the white board, the books all over the place, it just suited our genius CEO well! Second, Park Yang Tae’s (Ilpum Edu CEO) more traditional, mature but still stylish. I specifically loved his black door, it was very chic! Lasty, Baek Soo Young’s so pretty, feminine and very stylish office. I just loved how the production paid attention to these details.



Impossible Love. At the start, love between our top leads Noh Go Jin and Lee Shin Ah was really nowhere in sight. The bickering between these two looked sooo convincing. As the show progressed, we were seeing possibilities and chemistry. The story also got more interesting, which unsurprisingly made its rating higher.

Impossible Career. I love how it ended with Lee Shin Ah living the impossible dream she had for a long time. She just didn’t give up becoming a teacher and her hard work paid off in the end. What was also impressive is that she chose another institution to work at, and her boyfriend supported her for that, although he knew he would lose such a talent.

Cherry Blossom Ending. It seems to be a trend but I still like it. It was such a beautiful scene and yeah, I love the rings! The couple also had one of the best wedding photos ever!

Dislikes: Desperate to promote that Kahi beauty stick!

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


A Business Proposal

a busines proposal kdramaSummary: Shin Ha Ri works for a food company as a researcher. One day, her life changes when she tries to go on a blind date instead of her close friend, but the guy she dates happens to be Kang Tae Moo, the CEO of the company where she works for.

A Business Proposal Trailer

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Boss Romance, Office, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Chaebol
Episodes: 12
Stars: Ahn Hyo Seop as Kang Tae Moo
Kim Se Jung as Shin Ha Ri
Kim Min Gyu as Cha Sung Hoon
Sul In Ah as Jin Young Seo




Likes: This is a pretty straightforward good romantic comedy. With 12 episodes only, it was able to capture our hearts with its really good-looking top and supporting leads and their strong chemistry. Lots of cliches but they kind of worked on its favour. It was definitely funny, cringy at times, and such a joy to watch on our seemingly never-ending rainy days.

My Girl Vibe. That whole pretending she was someone else brought back memories of My Girl, one of the old kdramas that I really like. It was predictable, like oh yeah, that’s gonna backfire. I knew what was coming, but I still liked it. This never gets old.

The Loveteams. I was already good with our top leads doing well when it comes to chemistry, then comes the supporting loveteam! What a bonus! I love both pairs. They all looked great with each other. And not to forget the awesome pair in Ha Ri’s team, Mr. Gye and the team lead, Yeo Ui-Joo! They were so funny.



Strong chemistry. Our main pair, Kang Tae Moo and Shin Ha Ri’s chemistry was just top. I just loved how Tae Moo would look at her with so much admiration. Their bed scene caused a stir for showing some skin, but really, I didn’t mind ๐Ÿ˜‰. Our hot CEO had some sexy back to show anyway.

Meanwhile, Cha Sung Hoon and Jin Young Seo weren’t lagging behind. These two’s chemistry was also awesome. Our girl appeared to be more aggressive, but yes she could, she was hot and a chaebol!

The Worry Dolls. I just like those dolls. They do help in reality. My son has a worry whale, and whenever something’s bothering him, he would cuddle his worry whale. It’s just cute, how the dolls came out to have the same purpose ๐Ÿ˜Š.

OST is Love. The songs are quite good. Reminds of old drama OSTs. Check out A Business Proposal OST!



The Beautiful Cast

Ahn Hyo Seop as Kang Tae Moo – love all his drama but I think this is the first time he really established an amazing chemistry with his leading lady. That workaholic handsome boss role suited him so well. And I like it best when his character got cocky, so adorable.

Kim Se Jung as Shin Ha Ri – I didn’t warm up to her in the beginning. I thought first she looked older. But Shin Ha Ri’s personality was just likeable and fun. And yeah, she was a great kisser too!

Kim Min Gyu as Cha Sung Hoon – hot body and looked great in glasses too! Love his bromance with Ahn Hyo Seop!

Sul In Ah as Jin Young Seo – she’s cute and bubbly! Jin Young Seo is the type of character everyone wants to be friends with.

How to be a good boyfriend according to our awesome Kang Tae Moo…

1. Show off wealth.
2. Get clingy.
3. Be loyal like a dog.

The Ending. One year later with a proposal under the lovely cherry blossoms, I would take that anytime!

Dislikes: What’s with the tacky grandpa house? I love Kang Tae Moo’s grandpa, but he would have deserved a much better house. Don’t you think?

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Twenty Five Twenty One

Twenty five twenty one kdramaSummary: Na Hee Do aspires to be a fencing champion. She has to transfer to a different high school to get more training. At 18, she meets Baek Yi Jin, 22, a hard-working guy who does a lot of part-time jobs. They become friends, then lovers, then see what happens when they turn twenty five and twenty one.

Trailer: Twenty Five Twenty One

Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 16
Stars: Kim Tae Ri as Na Hee Do
Nam Joo Hyuk as Baek Yi Jin
Bona as Koo Yoo Rim
Choi Hyun Wook as Moon Ji Woong



Likes: This is one of those kdramas that was just so well done. Such a wonderful story of love, friendship, support and relationship and all that comes with them, happiness, sadness, struggles, challenges, successes, failures and all.

The age. It’s so relatable because I was about Na Hee Do’s age during the turn of the century. All those stuff like comics, school uniform, school ground, friends hanging out a lot, eating, drinking, laughing, just simply having fun like you don’t have to worry about the future, my gosh, they all brought back memories of happy and carefree times. Then, there comes the crush, falling in love, having the first kiss, then comes the lapse in communication, then the breakup. So, we thought, oh well, that’s life. Then, we move on. This was also the time when we like to wear t-shirts a lot. That was our go-to outfit, even to the beach! I just love the beach outing in this drama. It was so like my time. It’s funny, because I always thought I grew up in that dull age ๐Ÿค”. I come to think of it, and thanks to this drama too, it was not dull at all. It was fun, full of energy, challenging but we don’t break our head over things like we do now ๐Ÿ˜‰. Really thanks to this, I get to look back to the past with a smile and pride and say hey, I grew up in that glorious age!

The characters. I was so impressed by the characters, they’re all very well-thought of.

Na Hee Do – I love her tenacity. She just didn’t give up being a fencer. She worked hard until she was level with her idol, isn’t that impressive! She was this fun, simple, a bit boyish, comics-fanatic, happiness comes from stickers kind of girl. She wasn’t the prettiest but exuded beauty and aura when she was fencing (this is why it’s easy to fall for varsity players ). She was also cute and funny, especially after her several confession attempts. My favourite was when she approached Baek Yi Jin thinking he was her online chat Injeolmi and said, “I have to have you.” ๐Ÿ˜Š Who wouldn’t fall for her, she was just too cute and likeable. And we’ve all got to thank Kim Tae Ri for bringing Na Hee Do to life. She did an amazing job! Such a great actress!



Baek Yi Jin – the amount of insults, embarrassments and treatment with contempt that this guy had to endure was no joke. I could feel his pain. And because of that pain, he wanted to make a difference for himself. If everyone works hard, he had to work even harder because he was just college dropout. Any career path would have been hard for him, but he worked harder to climb that ladder and I think he deserved where he was at the end. Well, at least the career side of things. I love Baek Yi Jin’s part in Na Hee Do’s life, bittersweet, maybe like Brad Pitt to Jennifer Aniston or Gwyneth Paltrow ๐Ÿ˜‰. The way he would look at her with those puppy eyes, omo, omo, I melt! Credit to our handsome Nam Joo Hyuk for being our Baek Yi Jin. Well done!

Koo Yoo Rim – she was Na Hee Do’s happy ending and I just love the fact that they remained the best of friends after all those things. Koo Yoo Rim’s determination was very admirable. Her pain, struggles and sufferings because of poverty is something that a lot of us could relate to. I love her for loving her parents and sacrificing a lot for them. First time to see this idol Bo Na act and she is a very promising star. Watch out for her.

The Relationships. They always come as complicated. But hm, maybe not all. Some started simple then got complicated, others, the other way around, and sometimes it’s just smooth like butter!

Na Hee Do and Baek Yi Jin – I love how these two started. From strangers to acquaintances, then friends, then lovers, then wutt? Support from the distance? Okay, I’ll just accept that. The story on how they got closer as friends supporting each other on their lowest moments, then fell in love but started drifting apart, it broke my heart big time ๐Ÿ˜ข! It’s so complicated. I just wish they both could have love, happiness and success all at once. But I guess that’s too much to ask.

Na Hee Do and her mum – I think Na Hee Do’s relationship with her mum had contributed to her break up with Baek Yi Jin. Her mum worked hard for her career missing out a lot on Na Hee Do growing up. Na Hee Do just doesn’t want another absentee loved one in her life. But I’m glad, in the end, these two ladies were able to fixย  things up.

Na Hee Do and Koo Yoo Rim – I love their connection. It truly rooted from when they were still young. It might have been an insecurity thing from Koo Yoo Rim’s side when she lost against Na Hee Do when they were just starting, but definitely that was the connection. She started to dream to be the rival of Na Hee Do. Koo Yoo Rim made it to the top, and that made Na Hee Do dream too, and that someday she’ll be competing against Koo Yoo Rim. It took them aย  while to be friends but they got there eventually, and what an amazing friendship they have! It was such a nerve-racking scene when they were competing for the gold medal in Madrid, and the embrace at the end made me tear up! Such an emotional scene!



Koo Yoo Rim and Moon Ji Woong – I admire these two for being strong for each other. Both young and in love but going through hardships together. I love that Ji Woong didn’t give up on Koo Yoo Rim, even when the latter tried to break up with him. Their goal was clear (especially from Ji Woong’s side), that they’ll be together no matter what. At the proposal, Ji Woong said, “It doesn’t matter where I come from. What matters is where I will go.”

Na Hee Do, Koo Yoo Rim, Baek Yi Jin, Moon Ji Woong and Ji Seung Wan – the bond between these friends was so strong and very admirable. I love how they hang out together – eat, drink, get drunk, talk, play games. It so brings back a lot of memories for me. I suddenly miss my childhood friends!

Collection of Quotes:

” Injeolmi, I have to have you.” – Na Hee Doo to Baek Yi Jin, mistaking him as her chat friend Injeomi ๐Ÿ˜

“In the real world, you make an apology for the sake of everyone’s peace. It’s nothing personal. Society doesn’t care at all about an individual finding peace.” Sunbae giving Baek Yi Jin advice ๐Ÿ‘

“”Wherever you are, I will make sure my support reaches you. I will go and reach you.” – Na Hee Do to Baek Yi Jin โค๏ธ

“My support is not reaching him anymore.” – Na Hee Do to herself ๐Ÿ˜ข

“We’re lovers only during the good times, and a burden to each other in the bad times.” Na Hee Do to Baek Yi Jin during the breakup ๐Ÿ˜ข

“It doesn’t matter where I come from. What matters is where I will go.” – Moon Ji Woong proposing to Koo Yoo Rim ๐Ÿฅฐ



Handsome cameos. Choi Tae Joon (Park Shin Hye’s husband) as Na Hee Do’s ex-boyfriend came us a lovely surprise, especially that Baek Yi Jin was getting jealous of him. Kang Hoon (Red Sleeve) too, surprised us all when he appeared as Baek Yi Jin’s grown up younger brother, Baek Yi Hyun.

Unforgettable OST. I love all the songs that came with the drama. They match the 90’s mood, although they now leave a sting in my heart every time I listen to them. Here’s Twenty Five Twenty One OST!

Ending. I like the part where everyone finds their own closure. Na Hee Do, all grown-up, going back to the place where the most pain had happened. Baek Yi Jin, while retrieving his password after 20 years, reveals his answer to the question, Who’s your first love? In the end, I think it’s not how we grieve on the breakup but how we move on after it. Just like our Na Hee Do and Baek Yi Jin.

Dislikes: I’m still grieving though on the breakup! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

My Rating: 9 stars! (10 as highest)


Moonshine

moonshine kdramaSummary: Nam Young has just passed the national service exam and becomes an officer for the Saheonbu, which cracks down on people who breaks the alcohol prohibition. He comes across Kang Ro Seo, a poor girl who originally hailed from a noble family. And because of poverty, Kang Ro Seo starts brewing alcohol to make a living.

Trailer: Moonshine

Genre: Period, Romance, King & Princes
Episodes: 16
Stars: Yoo Seung Ho as Nam Young
Hye Ri as Kang Ro Seo
Byun Woo Suk as Lee Pyo
Kang Mi Na as Han Ae Jin



Likes:ย  I always say, I learned a lot from kdramas, in fact, I still do. Honestly, I didn’t have any idea what moonshine mean ๐Ÿค”. Well, it sounded very romantic. You know Moonshine, sounds very close to The Moon that Embraces the Sun, Moon Lover – Scarlet Heart or Moonlight Drawn by Clouds ๐Ÿ˜Š. And they’re all period romance dramas too! To my surprise, it means “smuggled alcohol”. There you go, another lesson learnt from my favourite vice of all times, watching kdramas! Who says, you don’t learn a thing from it, I learnt tons! Anyway, Moonshine wasn’t all about alcohol (although, there was a lot of emphasis on how sweet it tastes), there was also romance, comedy, some detective work and of course, the complex politics. It was just like a cocktail!

Very colourful too! The costumes and props were popping in colours!. I love the beautiful Hanboks, the romantic lanterns and the never-ending spring blossoms everywhere (although sometimes they already appear too fake).

Our main leads chemistry wasn’t that strong but I love both actors…

Yoo Seung Ho as Nam Young – his eyes are always very charismatic, and he’s acting is always good. Here, as an upright civil servant, he appeared so cute instead of scary.

Hye Ri as Kang Ro Seo – I love Hye Ri’s simple look. I think it suited Kang Ro Seo’s character a lot. Hye Ri’s Joseon accent is commendable. She really sounded like from an old era.



Our supporting leads are cute!

Byun Woo Suk as Lee Pyo – this guy is just sooo handsome! He sort of upstaged Yoo Seung Ho from the looks department. And he was the crown prince!

Kang Mi Na as Han Ae Jin – she was just too cute! Love the character too… bold, brave and tenacious! Very admirable! No wonder the prince fell for her in the end.

There were other notable characters in the drama like Sim Heon, the merchant and Woon Sim, the gisaeng and their tragic love story. Of course, our two powerful villains, the Chief Royal Secretary and the Chief State Councilor. Our comedic reliefs, Gye Ssssang Mok and Hwang So Yoo. And I also love the young queen, who despite the age, showed maturity, wisdom and courage.

Dislikes: The story was draggy. I got really so bored. And the ending was quite cheesy too.

They tried to have some mysteries going on but they were too vague. Solving those mysteries was merely lucky guesses.

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

bulgasal kdramaSummary: Dan Hwal has lived for 600 years as a Bulgasal, a mythical creature who feeds off human blood and is cursed with immortality. He became a Bulgasal when the previous Bulgasal killed him and stole his soul, and is currently living as a human, who dies and gets reincarnated over and over again. Dan Hwal wants to claim his soul back so he’s been chasing a woman called Min Sang Woon, who’s the cause of his misery.

Trailer: Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Jin Wook as Dan Hwal
Kwon Na Ra as Min Sang Woon
Lee Joon as Ok Eul Tae
Gong Seung Yeon as Dan Sol




Likes: Just love this kind of storytelling, when the scenes keep switching from present to past to gradually shed light to the current gloomy setting. In this drama, they’ve been detailed with what happened during different periods. There was the Goryeo era, early Joseon, then Joseon during the Japanese invasion,ย  also I think year 2006 and of course, the present. It’s amazing to see the same place in different times, totally different worlds.The change in costumes, the hairstyles and location sets were very well-thought of. I just love Dan Hwal’s look during the Japanese invasion.

Cinematic experience. I’m very impressed with a lot beautiful and brilliantly shot scenes. My favourite is when Dan Hwal and Ming Sang Woon were next to that field with an amazing sunset as the backdrop. The details on the grasses, the colour of the sun and the silhouette of these two souls starting to remember each other. Just beautiful!

Different monsters. They definitely added extra challenge to Dan Hwal’s goal, although, he was also confused most of the time who his allies were. The other monsters served as obstacles to get to the biggest monster of them all, which was Ok Eul Tae.



Impressive makeup. I especially love Ok Eul Tae’s makeup when he slowly turned into an old guy. Pitiful and scary at the same time!

The twists. It was so difficult to understand at first, only the very last two episodes when it finally unraveled, who the original Bulgasals were. And of course their tragic story, which lasted for several hundred of years toย  fix.

The cast…

Lee Jin Wook as Dan Hwal – fell in love with his hair โค๏ธ. He looked extra good during Joseon’s Japanese invasion, especially the hair and the kimono. Also love his warrior look during the Goryeo period.

Kwon Na Ra as Min Sang Woon – so beautiful as the Bulgasal lady in red! As Min Sang Woon, she was this chatty and trustful person, who was so drawn to Dan Hwal, which was explained at the end.

Lee Joon as Ok Eul Tae – I’m most impressed by Lee Joon’s acting here. He was just brilliant. His voice, expression and mannerisms gave Ok Eul Tae’s character the edge. Ok Eul Tae gave an impression that he was the good person, and that was somehow always convincing. Well done Lee Joon for such an awesome performance.



Gong Seung Yeon as Dan Sol – I was surprised she took the supporting role, but although she was in a supporting role, you can’t deny her dominating presence. Gong Seung Yeon is such a beauty with beautiful speaking eyes.

The Power Ladies. Kwon Na Ra and Gong Seung Yeon in one frame is just blinding. Two gorgeous ladies (both top leads material) as sisters in one show, I just can’t get over that.

The Ending. We had two epilogues! One was 8 months later… The other one was 50 years later. I’m so glad the scriptwriters put an end to it.

Dislikes: The chemistry between Lee Jin Wook and Kwon Na Ra wasn’t that strong. I wish they had more time together after the final revelation.

The drama was a bit draggy at some points. It was going back and forth without any relevant progress.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


Squid Game

squid game kdramaSummary: Seong Gi Hun is a divorced father who’s in deep financial trouble. Instead of finding a new job, he gets himself into gambling which makes his situation worse. One day, a stranger recruits him to join a game where he can win a huge amount of money. Desperate, Seong Gi Hun joins other 455 players in the quest to win loads of cash not knowing what kind of danger and gruesomeness the game entails.

Trailer: Squid Game

Genre:ย  Thriller, Survival
Episodes: 9
Stars: Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun
Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo
Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
Jung Ho-yeon as Kang Sae-byeok



Likes: Definitely my best thriller this year! Was wondering why it was and is still very popular. I honestly didn’t have any plans in watching it but then all these memes came out and I just felt left out, lol! Let me point out the most obvious reasons why this show is very successful…

The background story. You may thought it’s just really a series of games and that’s it, no it’s not. It started with the story of our main guy, Seong Gi Hun, who was struggling financially. He lost focus after he lost his job and was living off his aging mum. He also got divorced from his wife and had to leave his daughter with her. Instead of finding a new job, he spent whatever money he has in gambling. Seong Gi Hun hit rock bottom and even had to sign a waiver allowing his debtor to harvest his organs if he couldn’t pay off his debt.

Everyone, who joined the game had their own desperate story just like our main guy. I like how detailed the creator was in telling each one’s story, which makes the viewers sympathize with them. It was a brilliant justification for the willingness of all players to be in that one huge, crazy, life and death arena.

I also like how the main characters were already connected even before the game started. Seong Gi Hun was childhood friends with Cho Sang-woo. Seong Gi Hun got pickpocketed by Kang Sae-byeok, who used to be under the ring leader gangster Jang Deok-su.

The characters. All main characters were brilliantly crafted. Although their despair for money was their common denominator, each has a distinct characteristic that makes them different from one another. Like our main guy, Seong Gi Hun, who turned out to be a really good person. Yes he was broke, poor, in huge debt, but that didn’t take away the good person in him. Kang Sae-byeok who hailed from North Korea has only simple dreams with the winning money and that was to reunite her family and maybe see Jeju island. We have Cho Sang-woo who was intelligent but already on the verge of suicide before the game but went crazy for the win to the point of deceiving a good friend and even killing another one to advance to the next round. The gangster Jang Deok-su maintained his gangster attitude which in the end cost him his life. Our good friend Ali, who was naive and trusting and that led him to his elimination.



The games. Those were really simple children’s games but what made it etched in our brains was the gruesome elimination of players who didn’t make it.

Red Light, Green Light – a doll is making history to be the scariest doll right now. Take that Chucky! I love how Ali saved Gi Hun in this game.

Sugar Honeycombs – what a waste of sweets so yeah why not lick it! Brilliant way to win the game.

Tug of War – oh well, the old has the wisdom so thanks to our grandpa for coming up with a strategy.

Marbles – I know it was just marbles but this was the game that made me sob. Either you or your playmate would stay and that’s really hard.

Hopscoth – a game of luck but if your last, you might have a chance.

Squid Game – strength much needed either your offense or defense.

Sound and Music – Simple but brilliant and captures the atmosphere of the show and the games. Like the sound of children playing but with an eerie atmosphere. Check out Squid Game OST.

Cliffhangers – they have one of the most awesome cliffhangers. It can make you binge-watch all 9 episodes in one go!

Twists – who would have thought that our gganbu (trusted friend) would be our only chance to advance in this life. So lesson learned, be nice to your gganbu!



Big names, small roles. Yes small but remarkable! I love Gong Yoo’s appearance as the recruiter who was wearing a nice suit and well-groomed hair. He appeared on the first and last episode and I thought, if this guy would come to me, I would have played the game as well, ๐Ÿ˜„.

Lee Byung Hun, the guy in a mask wearing grey coat. Another superstar in kdrama world. It’s cute how he was teased in the earlier episode. It was during the marble game when the girls Sae Byuk and Ji Yeong discussed about their future, and Ji Yeong mentioned the actor Lee Byung Hun.

Iconic Title Intro. Yes it is iconic and it was the first that captured my attention. It’s just amazing how they could come up with something simple animation but tells a lot.

Lesson Learned. Yes it was bloody, violent, inhumane, gruesome and whatever you want it called but there was one big moral of the story, and that there’s still good in humanity left. It prevailed in the end. It prevailed in Seo Gi Hun and it prevailed on that guy who helped the stranger on the street to not freeze to death.

Dislike: I was hoping there was something out of Wi Ha Joon’s character, Hwang Jun-ho, the police officer who penetrated the camp. He already made a lot of mistakes while trying to investigate. All he got for himself was that painful truth about his brother. Oh well, who knows he’s coming back in season 2.

My Rating: 9.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Now, We Are Breaking Up

now we are breaking up kdramaOngoing drama. Still watching.

Preview: Ha Young Eun is a hard-working team lead of a leading fashion company. She’s responsible for a lot of stuff including guiding his boss’ daughter to properly do her job. She meets again professional, fashion photographer, Yoon Jae Kook, who she had a one-night-stand in Paris.

Trailer: Now, We Are Breaking Up

Genre: Romance, Noona Romance
Episodes: 16
Stars: Song Hye Kyo as Ha Young Eun
Jang Ki Yong as Yoon Jae Kook
Choi Hee Seo as Hwang Chi Sook
Kim Joo Hun as Suk Do Hoon
Sehun as Hwang Chi Hyung



Likes: Beautiful leads, no doubt, but chemistryย  is another story.

Song Hye Kyo as Ha Young Eun – you can see that she’s gotten older but still very beautiful. She is definitely a talent but the role made her look like she’s not having fun in life, too serious. I wish to see her again in a more light-hearted drama, maybe a romantic comedy. Nevertheless, she looked stunning in different outfits, especially the floral dress.

Jang Ki Yong as Yoon Jae Kook – still very handsome. After My Roommate is a Gumiho, I was looking forward to this drama. His role here didn’t make much impact like the Gumiho but still glad to see this beauty in another light. Tall and handsome, he complemented Hye Kyo’s perfect look.

Fashionable Outfits. Love all Song Hye Kyo’s outfits! She looked good in them and they looked good on her. Her floral dress was just so pretty! Perfect for the date although she looked so stiff in that scene ๐Ÿ˜‰. Also love Jang Ki Yong’s relaxed outfit. This guy looks good on everything I guess. Pretty much everyone in the show looked fashionable.

Awesome Quotes. Love how each episode starts with quotes from famous personalities. And my favourite was by Gertrude Stein, “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” ๐Ÿ˜‚

SONO. How meaningful is the name for Ha Young Eun’s clothing line was and to think it was originally suggested by a stranger who turned out to be the love of her life.



Bold Reply. When Ha Young Eun was asked by Jae Guk’s mum if they can have a talk and Young Eun replied, ” If you’re So Wan’s mum then I don’t have a reason to meet you, but if you’re Jae Guk’s mum, yes, I will meet you.”ย  Very bold of her and kind of like it if I was in Young Eun’s shoes but not if I were the mum ๐Ÿค”.

Supporting Love Teams. I was glad they had other love teams to switch my attention to. The Hwang Chi-sook and Seok Do-hoon’s love team was a bit cringy but these two were just so cute.

Friendship Goal. The strong bond between the three ladies was simply admirable. It makes me miss my best friends more.

Dislikes: The story was just blah. Lots of cliches. And what I was disappointed most was the lack of justification for the main lead’s greatest love for each other. Also, the lack of chemistry was very evident. Sorry, but I was totally bored. Struggled to finish the whole drama.

The ending was, how would I describe it, very lazily done. It was like, what, that was it?!

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)