Remarriage and Desires

remarriage and desires kdramaSummary: Seo Hye Sung has been unlucky with her marriage. Her husband left her for someone else only to be tricked by a woman which lead to his tragic death. Seo Hye Sung enters a top matchmaking company called REX and meets the woman who caused her misery.  She vows to destroy whatever marrying plan that woman has in mind.

Remarriage and Desires Trailer

Genre: Revenge, Marriage
Episodes: 8
Stars: Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Sung
Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Hyung Ju
Jung Yoo Jin as Jin Yoo Hui
Park Hoon as Cha Seok Jin



Likes: A glimpse at the glittering world of the rich and its ugly facet. That makes the peasants (like me) curious as hell 😄. Oh well, it was a very entertaining show. As I’ve said, glitters… the expensive cars, luxurious pads and houses, fashionable outfits and accessories, adrenaline-filled hobbies, exclusive parties! Well done for satisfying our eyes! However, behind all the glitters is a big void and loneliness. What a contrast!

REX. I love how they presented this top dating agency. From the choice of the building, the classy interiors of the offices and lobby, the well-trained managers and last but not least, the grand matchmaker CEO Choi Yoo Sun. Oh I loved how she walked – she had a very commanding presence. And how she talked – always calm but never lost an argument, and always had the last say. Her scheming plans were impressive. As she would say, she is a businesswoman. Her ultimate goal is to gain money because that’s where power lies. How about you? What is it that you want? Rex was definitely her! Here, hoping for a season 2!

Quote from grand matchmaker. “Don’t look for the criteria you desire from the person you love. Instead, look for the love in a person who already fits that criteria. That is the wisest choice!”

The masquerade party. I would say Jin Yoo Hui was the shining star here. She was so determined to bring home the crown 😂. Dress in sexy red gown, she definitely lit up the party. Surprisingly, the masks really made each one unrecognizable, that was so exciting!



Wicked OST. This is another favourite in the show, sooo love the song, WICKED! And I love how it would play during very important scenes. Overall, the tracks were quite good, well-suited with the drama.

The Cast…

Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Sung – That professor look always suits her well, just like in Alice. Seo Hye Sung definitely didn’t have it easy. She lost her husband because of another woman. She had her hands full raising her daughter alone and at the same time trying to seek revenge for what she’d lost. The character is tenacious and I think Kim Hee Sun did a great job in portraying her.

Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Hyung Ju – that rich image suits this guy perfectly. He looks great, smart and has got money. I love him in Mine, same rich character but here, he gets his happy ending.



Jung Yoo Jin as Jin Yoo Hui – sooo surprised by her transformation! She is finally showing her hidden talent! Quite brilliant as Jin Yoo Hui, the way she walked and talked were impressive. So confident in front of the camera now. I remember her other shows, she was always unsure. I’m glad she’s finally unleashing that talent.

Park Hoon as Cha Seok Jin – handsome guy and I think this year he’ll get my Second Lead Syndrome Award 😊.

Don’t bite off more than what you can chew. This applies to us all always. The downfall of Jin Yoo Hui was her greed. She was almost there, but then she still tried to kill Hye Sung’s daughter. What a mistake! Because of that, her grand plans crumbled.

Ending. I’m not sure about the wedding, but was glad to see a hint of season 2. I guess this was all about REX anyway. So why not? I was curious who that young guy was in the very ending. It’s Park Ji-Hoon! He starred in Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency and he was a matchmaker as well.

Impressive 8-episode show. Very entertaining! I was so hooked. Concise but suspense-filled. Loved the witty dialogues too!

Dislikes: I just find Kim Hee Sun too old for Lee Hyun Wook! And they could have worked more on the romance between the two to at least justify that wedding in the end. Yes, I think the romance was very lacking.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Again My Life

again-my-life kdramaSummary: 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




Likes: Love this kdrama from beginning to end. It’s like a piece of cake, so good, I wanted to enjoy it slowly. So what made it really great for me?

The mixed genre. I like how its reality got mixed with fantasy. It would have ended it right there, right then at the very first episode, but like our lead, we  were given a chance to see how it’s like to live life again, always being ahead of the game, always winning, but then still making us anxious when things are going wrong. I love Kim Hee Woo’s determination to go through the most difficult path, playing his cards in the game of politics to defeat one person who was on top of them all. Of course, it gave him an upper hand to know what was ahead, but still his path remained challenging and dangerous.

Impressive political drama. The pulling of strings, the strategies, the smart moves, the indefensible attacks, wow, it was like a war, no, in fact, it was a war! The assemblyman Jo Tae Sub had it all, hands down. He was definitely power! Everyone bowed to him. He controlled everything. He could see through people and the future. He was the absolute puppet master! Then, we have our young prosecutor Kim Hee Woo, who started doing what the master had been doing for years. So young and inexperienced, but knowledgeable and definitely knew how to play the game. Such a good fight!

Kim Hee Woo’s greatest strategy. It was I think investing time to befriend and learn from people. That was later on, his source of strength. Those people around him did not just hand him over resources, but they have become his army. They have fought for him. For example, I like his relationships with the old guy who was into real estate, the righteous chief prosecutor he met in his first assignment, the fight and fitness instructor, they have all become his mentors! His friends and acquaintances early on, they have been his great support and have paved his way to get to the top to defeat the ultimate enemy.

Kim Hee Woo’s three ladies. I was so torn between these 3, Kim Hee Ah, the Chunha Group heiress; Kim Han Mi, the pretty journalist; and Kim Kyu-ri, the brave lady prosecutor. Kim Hee Woo had a pretty good chemistry with all of them.



The 2 Powerful Elders. Just love the scenes between Jo Tae Sub and the chairman of Chunha, Kim Gun Young (dad of Kim Hee Ah). These type of people are just above normal, the way they talk, negotiate and even fight. It’s good to see two talented veteran actors handling the job, simply impressive!

Powerful OST.  I so love this song, Till the End and how it always find it’s way playing on the most thrilling scenes. Sooo good! Also check out the rest of Again My Life OST!

The awesome cast. This drama is hands down filled with talented actors, but I would only focus on two, and that’s…

Lee Joon Ki as Kim Hee Woo – Lee Joon Ki never failed to amaze me, he’s always worth the watch. This is another great drama from this guy. As Kim Hee Woo, I love his grit and perseverance to stand against a giant in power. He exuded intelligence (to get through law school and became a prosecutor), charm (to win over a lot of very important people including the ladies),  strength (to fist fight),  courage (to stand against the powerful) and luck (to live his life again).

Lee Kyung Young as Jo Tae Seob – oh my gosh, I love his guy, he’s just brilliant. So perfect choice for the role! I have watched some of his dramas in the past but this is where his acting really shone. As Jo Tae Sub, he was extremely powerful and this power, he worked meticulously for years to attain. Super wise and calculating. Calm and well-spoken. Impenetrable, unreadable, he always does the right move, he was scary, it was hard to win against this guy. And I think Lee Kyung Young was just awesome in the role, hands down.



Death and birth of power. The ending marks Joe Tae Sub’s downfall. Our hero Kim Hee Woo might not have brought him to justice the way he liked it, but the old guy got the punishment that he deserved. Being alone in that house, considered as the heart of power, with no one to assist him, was the death of him. Sad scene which was beautifully done!

And of course the bonus epilogue, the birth of new power, and a lady this time! What did she say as to why Jo Tae Sub didn’t succeed? It’s because he wanted everything, money and power! Whereas her, just wants the money.

Dislikes: Cringy ending with Kim Hee Woo finally marrying Kim Hee Ah and gathering everyone around including the other two ladies who obviously had a liking to him. This part could have been left out.

That stupid mistake Kim Hee Woo did that almost cost the life of his dear friend Park Sang Man.

KAHI ad placement all over the place!

My Rating: 8.5 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 😉. 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 😊.

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)


The King’s Affection

the kings affection kdramaSummary: King Lee Hwi has a big secret. She’s a girl who has to live as a king to replace her crown prince twin brother who got killed for pretending to be her. Things get complicated when the king’s new teacher happens to be the guy she once liked.

Trailer: The King’s Affection

Genre:  Period, Romance, Gender Bender, Kings & Princes, Flower Boys
Episodes: 20
Stars: Park Eun Bin as Lee Hwi
Ro Woon as Jung Ji Woon
Nam Yoon Soo as Lee Hyun / Prince Jaeun
Choi Byung Chan as Kim Ga On
Bae Yoon Kyung as Shin So Eun



Likes: Another gender bender favourite, this time taking the role of the king of Joseon himself. A very tricky situation and I thought at first this would come out too shabby, but thanks to the brilliant cast, especially Park Eun Bin, who did such an amazing job as King Lee Hwi! Accompanied by a detailed story of love, friendship, family and loyalty, and with a great focus on character development, this drama exceeded my expectation.

Background story. We had 2 long episodes of how the whole switch had happened and I love how detailed the story was about the young crown prince and his twin sister. It involved many beautiful scenes in the past, but it didn’t end without the heartbreaking ones. This well-told background story clearly gave us a good understanding of the later King’s challenges and sufferings.

I love the girl who took the role of the young crown prince and Dam-i. She was brilliant! Really good casting as I couldn’t even tell if she was a boy or a girl. Her acting skills are quite impressive for such a young age.



Brilliant Cast. As mentioned above, even the young actor was pretty good. Let’s take a look at the rest…

Park Eun Bin as Lee Hwi – Hands down to this lady for being so awesome in this role! In fact, she took our KdramastoWatch 2021 best actress award. She very well deserved that! She commanded strength, courage, power, intelligence and above all beauty. Park Eun Bin managed to be handsome and beautiful at the same time, and I thought that was very impressive. I loved her voice too, not too feminine, could really get away with being a man. Her shooting arrows, sword-fighting, horseback riding, saving someone from tripping may it be a gentleman or a lady, made my poor heart flutter so much 😂.

Ro Woon as Jung Ji Woon – I’m starting to like Ro Woon but to match Park Eun Bin’s height, they could have casted someone a bit shorter. In fairness to Ro Woon, he was quite cute here and he had a good chemistry with Park Eun Bin.

Nam Yoon Soo as Lee Hyun / Prince Jaeun – oh my our poor second lead who of course didn’t up with the lady but at least he got the throne in the end. I like Nam Yoon Soo’s very friendly face. And as Prince Jaeun, his loyalty, love and friendship to the lady king was very commendable.



Animated Intro. You might not have noticed how beautiful this animated intro is, so please check it out here. It’s short but somehow it captures the king’s journey at one glance. Such a pretty watercolour art too!

Undeniably fitting OST.  I just thought the song was perfect for the drama! The romance is there but you can also feel the pain, the longing, and the sadness. Check out One and Only by Lyn, this will bring you back memories.

Favourite Quotes: “A good rain knows its season right.”

“Until the end of my days, my life would have been filled with nothing more than meaningless attempts to stay alive. What king of a life would that be?” -King Lee Hwi

Ending: Loved the epilogue! How beautiful she had become with that hairpin on her hair!

Dislikes: They should stop casting too caucasian-looking-Koreans for historical drama. Their looks just don’t suit well in this era.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Red Sky

red sky kdramaSummary: Hong Chun Gi is a female painter during the Joseon era, who is able to enter Gyungbokgung Palace. Her fate is entwined with Ha Ram, a man who lost his sight but knows how to read the skies and constellations.

Trailer: Red Sky

Genre:  Period, Romance, Fantasy, Kings & Princes
Episodes: 16
Stars: Kim Yoo Jung as Hong Chun Gi
Ahn Hyo Sup as Ha Ram
Gong Myung as Grand Prince Yangmyeong
Kwak Si-yang as Grand Prince Juhyang



Likes: First Impression – beautiful and dreamy! It’s a period drama but the production was clear from the beginning that there’s no historical relevance thus more focused on that dreamy, romantic, fantasy world. There were so many beautiful scenes like my favourite peach orchard, the kiss by the water, the kite flying, the meeting at the pavilion, the sky watching and that heart-thumping palanquin ride!

Gods and Deities. I love how the drama started with the background story of the feuding gods. Although it’s animated, it’s nice to have some visuals of what happened in the past. I mentioned this too in My Roommate is a Gumiho, as they did a similar thing. This additional feature makes the story richer and it really helps expand the imagination (especially for those like me who totally needs some visual help). The drama was generous enough introducing us to the likes of Samshin, the Tiger god and Ma Wang.

Painting Details. Impressed how detailed the drama was when it comes to the paintings, especially how the portrait of the king was made. From the first draft to the outlining and coloring. The focus on the brush strokes was remarkable too. The painting competition was also fun to watch, with how each artist came up with their own interpretation of the themes. Indeed, one’s expression is unique.



Cheon Gi and Ha Ram’s destiny. So, it was all written in the sky then :-)? Anyway, I still like how these two were meant for each other, that even prince YangMyeong didn’t stand a chance. How the two met when they were young was already somehow romantic. The girl couldn’t see but the boy could. When they met again, the lady could see but the gentleman couldn’t. What a mean fate! It was all the goddess fault! Good thing, they were both rewarded in the end, so all good, I’m not bitter anymore.

Gorgeous leads! And you will have to agree with me :-).

Kim Yoo Jung as Hong Chun Gi – this girl is a sageuk queen. She was in the popular The Moon that Embraces the Sun and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, all with those dreamy titles! I love seeing her in Hanboks, they make her look even more beautiful. As Hong Chun Gi, she did so well in that drama when she lost her eyesight again, just before she would finish the final painting of the king.

Ahn Hyo Sup as Ha Ram – this guy is tall which made him look so good in Hanboks too! And goodness gracious, have you guys seen that part when he was working out shirtless? How can a blind man look so hot like that?! And the red eyes suited him so well too! Ahn Hyo Sup has definitely come a long way from being an idol. He’s handsome and he’s tall with a sexy body to boot. I wish him more great projects to come.

Funniest scene. That moment when Ha Ram, possessed by Ma Wang, went to Cheon Gi’s room to claim her eyes. When that failed to happen, the two ended up sleeping in the same room. Ha Ram went out with only his night clothes and Cheon Gi tried to cover him with her skirt, in which innocence was somehow hard to prove :-).



Dreamy OST. It’s very sageuk romantic, love it! Here’s Red Sky OST. I especially love Is It Me by Baekhyun!

The Ending. Just love endings with epilogues. And they were very generous with it. And yeah, glad to see Kim Yoo Jung kissing his leading man properly. All so grown-up now!

Dislikes: I know the peach orchard was so beautiful like that, but couldn’t help noticing the trees having fruits and flowers at the same time. As far as I know, the flowers will turn into fruits so the two can’t exist at the same time.

They got so lazy with Prince Juhyang who was in prison, that even after 5 years, he still looked the same. Didn’t age, didn’t grow more beard, didn’t get skinny and dirty. Oh well, thought no one would notice.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

hometown cha cha cha kdramaSummary:  Yoon Hye Jin is a dentist who lost her job in Seoul. She visits a coastal town, Gongjin, and decides to put up her own dental clinic. There,  she meets handyman, Hong Doo Sik, who does all sorts of job, and is known in the entire town as Chief Hong.

Trailer: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Countryside Romance
Episodes: 16
Stars:  Shin Min Ah as Yoon Hye Jin
Kim Sun Ho as Hong Doo Sik
Lee Sang Yi as Ji Sung Hyun



Likes: Such a heartwarming little drama set in a laid-back coastal town, showcasing the townspeople’s daily life; their livelihood, community, camaraderie and a closer look into their personal happiness and struggles. I come from such town so I could totally relate to a lot of situations, especially the gossiping part :-)!

Beautiful Gongjin. Shooting outside Seoul seems a trend these days. Not complaining at all, on the opposite! Love how kdrama promotes local places, especially the coastal areas, which are undoubtedly full of charm. I just fell in love with Gongjin… but wait, oh Gongjin is a fictional town, lol! The place is actually Pohang, South Korea. It does exist, that’s good news! So, we can still check out that prominent, red lighthouse. It really does stand out. I just love the seaside set. I could almost smell the salty and seaweed-smelling air.

The Love Story. How cute is that when our little Hye Jin and Doo Sik already met at the same town long time ago. Those two souls were simply destined to be together, but not without trials and challenges. The characters, in the beginning, were clashing! Hye Jin and Doo Sik were two opposing personalities. One couldn’t let go of her city lifestyle and ambition, while the other one was just happy with what he has around him in the town. I love how the two got together in the end without giving up what matters to them. It’s called compromise! When you love, you compromise and if every relationship has this as its base, then we’ll end up like our Hye Jin and Doo Sik too!



Character-rich Drama. I’m not just talking about the top characters, Hye Jin and Doo Sik, but the supporting as well. Everyone’s character was well-crafted and all had a story to tell. Behind the happy, normal facade of everyone’s life has the struggle and pain that lie within. Hye Jin – the dentist, Doo Sik – the handyman, Gam Ri – the caring grandmother, Cheo Jae – the singer, Hwa Jung – the desperate ex-wife, Nam Suk – the queen of gossip and more. I love all of them and I feel for everyone who’s having a hard time right now saying goodbye to all these remarkable characters.

The Cast. Very well chosen! I love Shin Min Ah, since a very long time, like My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, kind of time. She’s just lovable. Kim Sun Ho captured my heart since Start-Up. I just really hope he gets through this scandal he’s facing right now. We have a lot of veterans in the show like Kim Young-ok who played as Kim Gam-ri and Jo Han-cheol as Oh Cheon-jae, making this drama so solid and worth-watching.

The Catchy Intro. Noticed the animated intro in the beginning of every episode? Love it! Very well done! And of course, it’s accompanied by that La La La Song (Romantic Sunday). Made me always sit back and relax and watch the new episode.

Daebak Confession. How could I forget our girl finally confessing her feelings… Hye Jin to Du Sik: “My feelings keep inflating my heart and it could burst at any second.” Oh la la! And followed by a kisssss! Yay!



The Proposal. Omo, the shoe idea was genius! Just poor Doo Sik, Hye Jin beat him to it, lol!

The Ending. A lovely balance between sad and happy, and the future would remain the same. But at least our couple was facing it with a positive attitude.

Hye Jin: “I’ll be at the front of the boat making sure you have a clear path.”

Doo Sik: “The sea won’t always be this gentle though. We will be met with wind and waves. And even typhoons will come our way.”

Hye Jin: “So what if we get wet soaked in the rain? Who cares if the wind blows a bit, when we’re in the same boat.”

Dislikes: I’m really trying to get used to ad placement, because, you know, everyone has to earn a living and I really want kdrama to live on for a long time but I can’t help getting agitated if it gets too much. On the final episode, they had to create special segments just so they could run ads one last time. Shameless!

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)


The Devil Judge

the devil judge kdramaSummary: Kang Yo Han is a trial judge best known as the Devil Judge, who punishes the mighty rich and powerful through a trial which is broadcasted nationwide. He has his own way of winning the game of justice and he is unstoppable and he resists control from the top power in the country.

Trailer: The Devil Judge

Genre: Legal, Mystery, Revenge
Episodes: 16
Stars: Ji Sung as Kang Yo Han
Kim Min Jung as Jung Sun Ah
Jin Young as Kim Ga On
Park Gyu Young as Yoon Soo Hyun




Likes: Another great and intense drama with no other than Ji Sung, my favourite! Set in a dystopian Korea, a devil judge tries to put the powerful in a situation where they would lose everything they work hard for. The control for power, manipulation and influence by all parties were quite entertaining. It was like watching a game. When you lose in the game, that could mean losing money, your position and even the people dearest to you. I love how our Devil Judge was always likely to win. He always had his way and he always come out as the winner.

Awesome cast! I totally enjoyed the outpour of talented actors in this drama!

Ji Sung as Kang Yo Han – I had no doubt this is gonna be a great performance from Ji Sung. And yes, I was again right! He was awesome as the Devil Judge. He perfected that haughty look of someone in power that could knockdown the most powerful in the country. Great acting, always handsome, and even as a judge, super sexy!

Kim Min Jung as Jung Sun Ah – oh dear, she was terrific! That controlling, powerful personality was written all over her. I love the character, especially how she started and how she became the power that she wanted to be. I love how she admired Kang Yo Han. Toxic but her own way of admiration.

Jin Young as Kim Ga On – he’s come a long long way, our kpop idol Jin Young. Such a great opportunity to be acting next to Ji Sung. But he proved himself worthy. That young judge Kim Ga On was so naive, so much to learn, especially whom to trust. Tragic to lose the love of his life!



Park Gyu Young as Yoon Soo Hyun – love her beauty and her voice! And as the character Soo Hyun, love how she would tease Ga On, asking him always to marry her.

All those powerful personalities like the president, first lady, the justice minister, chairman of Minbo Group, Chairman Seo of the Foundation, Chairman of Saram Media, they were all awesome!

Cute chemistry. I don’t know with you but I find Ga On and Elijah’s chemistry really good. The two were just adorable! Elijah is pretty. Wait a couple of years, and she will be the next IT kdrama girl. Remember her name Jeon Chae-Eun.

Young Kang Yo Han. Another promising star is the boy who portrayed the young Kang Yo Han. Such a pretty boy. I’ll wait for him too :-), name is Moon Woo-Jin.



Powerful OST.  For a kdrama with so much power involved, is worthy of a powerful OST. Here’s The Devil Judge OST.

Favourite Quote: “The most evil is the self-pity of the powerful!”

Defendant memories. When Kang Yo Han was sent into prison and started wearing the prison uniform, it definitely brought back Defendant memories. You should watch this other Ji Sung masterpiece. So good too!

Ending. Our Devil Judge always win. Love the ending!

Dislikes: Nothing to mention.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)

My Roommate is a Gumiho

my roommate is gumiho kdramaSummary : A male gumiho, Shin Woo Yeo, losts his fox bead to a female college student, Lee Dam. In order to keep the bead safe and close to him, he asks her to live with him in his house until he finds a way how to take it back. However, spending time together bring the two of them closer.

Trailer: My Roommate is a Gumiho

Genre:  Fantasy, Supernatural
Episodes: 16
Stars: Jang Ki Yong as Shin Woo Yeo
Lee Hye Ri as Lee Dam
Kang Han Na as Yang Hye Sun
Bae In Hyuk as Gye Sun Woo
Kim Do Wan as Do Jae Jin




Likes: I particularly like how they put some details on the Gumiho’s background story. Before Shin Woo Yeo came into being, there was this lonesome fox who asked the mountain deity to turn him into human. Love it even more that it was nicely visualized. It gave that “Long long time ago” kind of feel. Just like the beginning of a fantasy book.

The Real Gumiho Looks. I think this is the only gumiho kdrama wherein they show the real fox looks. It’s normally just those 9 bushy tails. But here, our main girl Lee Dam was right away introduced to the fox behind the handsome Shin Woo Yeo. The scene was hilarious with the giant fox appearing in front of our girl but after the initial shock, Lee Dam managed to warm up to our gumiho.

The Gumiho House. I won’t expect a very handsome, young guy living there but considering Shin Woo Yeo is 900 years old, it was such a fitting house for the character. Love the atrium, although it could get really cold in winter. But who cares, he’s a gumiho afterall.

Different Eras. Like the gumiho background, this drama took time to show what had happened in our main character’s past. I especially like the Joseon period when Shin Woo Yeo got to wear Hanboks, played around with some ladies and finally met his first love. He also met another gumiho who later became his only friend.  The heartbreak from the first love and the strong bond from having a long-time friend gave us all a peek on Shin Woo Yeo’s background.



The Chemistry. It was undeniably good! The reason why I got so hooked. Jang Ki Yong and Lee Hye Ri’s awesome chemistry was so addicting. I couldn’t get enough of this two that I even ended up looking for some behind the scenes video. The kissing scenes were awesome! They didn’t hold back!

The Cast.

Jang Ki Yong as Shin Woo Yeo – the most handsome Gumiho (sorry Lee Dong Wook lol). He was just looking perfect in every angle! So tall and handsome and always looked great in winter coats. Although, his acting is not yet perfect, the chemistry saved it all.

Lee Hye Ri as Lee Dam – her bubbly and bright personality fitted Lee Dam perfectly. Love the way she talked and smiled. She was also quite funny, I enjoyed watching her so much. Of course, her chemistry with Jang Ki Yong, as mentioned, was just daebak!

Kang Han Na as Yang Hye Sun – she’s really a great actress. She nailed her Hye Sun character here like how she nailed her role in Start Up. Loved how she would tease Shin Woo Yeo how amazing the feeling was to be a human, knowing that the latter hadn’t achieved his goal yet. And how cute she was every time she misunderstood Korean idioms.



Love Teams. The additional love teams really added excitement to the show especially Yang Hye Sun and Do Jae Jin. These two were just so cute! The possible romance between the funny Soo Kyung and Jung Suk and the dongsaeng love between Lee Dan and Gye Seo Woo made it all happy and full of love.

Cameos. There was Jung So Min, Kang Mi Na, Go Kyung Pyo, and even the veteran Kim Eung Soo.

Love the OST. The song Door is just love! Here’s My Roommate is a Gumiho OST!

Dislikes: Agressive product placement at the end. I thought the obvious Subway sandwich ad was really bad. Same with the instant coffee. It really messed up the ending.  It would have been perfect without that.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)

Vincenzo

vincenzo kdramaSummary: After adopted at age 8, Vincenzo lives with a Mafia family in Italy and becomes a trusted consigliere. He is good at what he does but after his Italian mafia father dies, he flies back to Korea for a personal mission. He meets Hong Cha Young, a lawyer, gets to work with her and eventually falls in love with her.

Trailer: Vincenzo

Genre: Action, Black Comedy, Legal, Revenge
Episodes: 20
Stars: Song Joong Ki as Vincenzo Casano
Jeon Yeo Bin as Hong Cha Young
TaecYeon as Jang Joon Woo



Likes: So far, this is the second black comedy drama on my watched list. Only the second, yes. It’s not that I don’t like this genre, dramas this kind don’t come very often. I was so thrilled to watch Vincenzo. It started off quite funny. It’s a mafia drama but I didn’t see it getting too dark especially with Song Joong Ki’s beautiful and gentle face. Vincenzo’s character development was gradual – stretched up to 20 episodes with over an hour per episode. I could just see at first, a very good-looking, well-dressed, well-groomed, young man who only gave an impression that you have to look awesome to be a mafia. Episodes later, Vincenzo became cunning. More episodes later, he was ready to kill, but you know our Vincenzo didn’t just kill. He had his way, his style and I warn you, Vincenzo delivered some chilling moments at the end.

Vincenzo styling. I won’t be surprised if the next trend in Korea will be dressing up like Vincenzo. Who would have thought an Asian would look so damn hot in classic Italian suits! And don’t forget the hairstyle! Pomade will surely make a comeback 😄.

Camera works and directing. I could see some Scorsese actions here. It was well done! I also like the focus on emotions both villains and Vincenzo himself. Capturing Vincenzo’s angriest face was everything, and he didn’t even say a word!

The Inzaghi moment. What was your favourite Deus ex machina moment? There were so many instances but my fave was when Inzaghi (the pigeon) saved Vincenzo from almost getting killed by other mafias. Oh, hail Inzhagi! Gave me such a chuckle. I’ll start feeding birds from now on.

Geumga Plaza Cassano family. I’m starting to miss all of them. So many comic reliefs in this drama, I’m glad. They were all funny but my fave is Vincenzo’s fan club leader.



Vincenzo and mum moment. I love that one on one moment but such a tear-jerker! I knew she would end up as a sacrificial lamb but glad she had a closure with her son.

Vincenzo as a gay lover. 110% passed as one! Poor gay chaebol / Mr. Banker who fell for Vincenzo’s charm. But you could also see why. He was so radiant in his outfit riding that horse.

Corn Salad. It’s actually far off but perhaps if you pronounce it the Korean way, corn salad will come close to consigliere!

2PM members cameo. 2PM’s Nickhun and Chansung appeared as mafias trying to kill each other on a TV drama Jang Joon Woo (Taecyeon) was watching. If you don’t know yet, Taecyeon is one of the members of kpop band 2PM.

The protagonist…

Song Joong Ki as Vincenzo Casano – I had doubts at first with Song Joong Ki as a mafia but damn he delivered! He always looked frail (maybe because he’s so fair-skinned) and skinny but he does fight scenes so well. Like he could really throw someone out of the window. He also does calm face really well. And was so impressed with his angriest look. Of course, he looked gorgeous in those Italian suits and love him when he speaks Italian especially when he curses.

Jeon Yeo Bin as Hong Cha Young – got to admit I found her annoying in the beginning but then realized she was just really true to her sleazy lawyer role. When Hong Cha Young changed sides, I started warming up to her. She was becoming prettier. She could still be annoying though if your her enemy and she had to be, as she was fighting against more annoying people.



The villains…

TaecYeon as Jang Joon Woo – Simply impressed. I remember him in Dream High 1, which was a long time ago, he was good but didn’t really leave a lasting impression. I’m glad he didn’t give up on acting because he was just smashing in his role here. He was simply psychopathic here! Awesome Taecyeon!

Kim Yeo Jin as Choi Myung Hee – I wasn’t surprise at all. Kim Yeo Jin is one of the really good veteran actors. As Choi Myung Hee, she was another level. My gosh, that lady was just sooo annoying!

Dislikes: The Swarovski ad placement was subtle but Kopiko was everywhere!

I was disappointed why Vincenzo didn’t take that chance to help Jang Han Suk stop Jang Joon Woo. They could have together stopped Jang Joon Woo from firing the gun and hitting Hong Cha Young and eventually killing Jang Han Suk. Vincenzo was just kind of frozen on his spot. For someone who was quick in reacting, he failed miserably there. Oh well, they desperately need a another sacrificial lamb.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)

True Beauty

true-beauty kdramaSummary: Im Joo Kyung is a high school student who has been bullied for her looks until she found a way of how to make herself pretty by wearing makeup. Suddenly, everyone adores her but one guy from her school knows her secret. That’s Lee Soo Ho, a cold-hearted but very smart and handsome student who happens to be in Im Joo Kyung’s class.

Trailer: True Beauty

Genre: Romantic Comedy, School, Rich Boy Poor Girl
Episodes: 16
Stars: Moon Ga Young as Im Joo Kyung
Cha Eun Woo as Lee Soo Ho
Hwang In Yup as Han Seo Joon
Park Yoo Na as Kang Soo Jin




Likes: I rarely watch school dramas as nothing could just compare to my first love, Boys Over Flowers. But seeing how gorgeous the top leads are in this one, I went for it. Glad I did as this brought me back straight to high school days. Oh those struggles with the pimples, having real friends, divine crushes and of course solving those tough algebra problems. Lucky,  I wasn’t bullied at school but bullying is real and it happens to a lot of students anywhere so I thought this drama brings hope to those who are in the same boat. I love our main girl, Im Joo Kyung’s determination and gut to survive at school. Her, striving for survival made her discover her true calling which is a talent for make up. This drama simply tells us to value what we are good at, nurture it and put it to use. Im Joo Kyung’s story is cute and truly inspiring.

Gorgeous cast. I must admit these four are drop-dead gorgeous!

Moon Ga Young as Im Joo Kyung – I already like this girl since The Great Seducer. As not-so-bright Im Joo Kyung, Moon Ga Young has proven she can take a completely different role and be awesome at it. Loved Im Joo Kyung’s dumb-like innocence, it’s so cute. The way she cried over Soo Ho and roar-teased Han Seo Jun, she was just adorable!

Cha Eun Woo as Lee Soo Ho – perfect-looking from any angle, Cha Eun Woo’s beauty is another level! As the smart, rich and handsome Lee Soo Ho, he was an odd match for our main girl but as the saying goes, opposites do attract. Soo Ho, despite his coldness managed to be super cute with his Eottoke song!

Hwang In Yup as Han Seo Joon – this guy was just cool! Cool outfits, cool voice, cool dancing! Can’t get over his Okey Dokey performance. Love you Han Seo Joon! Rawrrrr!

Park Yoo Na as Kang Soo Jin – I find this girl really beautiful like an Asian Angelina Jolie. I love her as the perfect friend turned enemy turned friend again, Kang Soo Jin.

Undeniable chemistry. Im Joo Kyung’s chemistry with both Lee Soo Ho and Han Seo Jun was great. She connected well with Soo Hoo of course but she also made some swaying moments with Han Seo Jun. It made me confused who to choose!

Eottoke Song VS. Okey Dokey! Cute and cool, both awesomely performed! But if I have to choose only one, it’s gonna be Okey Dokey Yo, is that true, Yes!



Top Bromance. How can you not love the bromance between Lee Soo Ho and Han Seo Joon? It was solid! Funniest moment was when these two got into an accident and hospitalized. Seo Jun had to help Soo Ho feed and the other way around when going to the toilet. Only true bro would do that for each other 🙂

School and uniform. Saebom school building looks like a university in Europe, it’s gorgeous!  Looked it up and it’s actually Yonsei University – Sinchon Campus. It looks really beautiful especially in autumn when those ivy leaves turn red which are perfectly matching Saebom’s school uniform. Our top leads looked great in uniform, all of them!

Extra love teams. So many actually but I think these three are worth mentioning…

Im Joo Kyung’s older sister and their homeroom teacher – I love how the story gave so much importance to these two lovebirds. Two opposing personalities – the sister’s boyish character meets super gentle and romantic teacher.

Im Joo Kyung younger brother and Han Seo Joon’s sister – they are so cute too! The relentless personality of the younger brother lead to a promising budding relationship.

So Ah and Yoo Tae Hoon (Im Joo Kyung’s classmates) – they make you cringe but hey their high schoolers, they do things like that :). After all Tae Hoon was the original performer of the Eottoke Song.

OST! Bringing back memories with its youthful True Beauty OST!



Comic Shop Ending. I love how they close the story by going back to where it all started, the Prince Comics. Love the place, such a paradise for comic lovers like me.

Dislikes: Lots of cliche but this is always true to all school dramas so it’s kind of okay.

My Rating: 8.5 stars! (10 as highest)

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