Destined with You

Summary: Lee Hong Jo is a civil servant working at a city hall. She meets Jang Shin Yu, a competent lawyer who just got assigned in the city hall. Jang Shin Yu suffers from a hereditary and an incurable disease. And to lift that curse, he needs help from Lee Hong Jo, who happens to be the owner of a mysterious chest that contains a book of spells.

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Genre: Fantasy Romance, Legal, Period, Romantic Comedy, Rich Boy Poor Girl
Episodes: 16
Stars: Jo Bo Ah as Lee Hong Jo
Ro Woon as Jang Shin Yu
Ha Joon as Kwon Jae Gyeong
Yura as Yoon Na Yeon



Likes: I love the See You in my 19th Life kind of vibe in this drama. The tragedy in the past lives, the reincarnation, the curse, but in a lighter, funnier way. The details of the past in balance with the present are very well represented. As the story progressed, it was getting clearer and clearer where our two characters came from and why they were naturally drawn towards each other.

Strong Chemistry. Ro Woon’s chemistry with Jo Bo Ah was undeniably strong. They looked great together. And Jo Bo Ah’s chemistry with the second lead, Kwon Jae Gyeong was also top. This of course made it hard to choose.

Love history. The forbidden love of the past that turned into a disaster was strong reason why Lee Hong Jo and Jang Shin Yu were naturally drawn to each other in the present. Really glad about the detailed back story, flashback Joseon time, when the characters originally met and fell in love. Beautiful love story but tragic! A good reason though to continue in the future. So although, the characters in the present were not quite the match, it was easier to understand why the two were drawn to each other.

Favourite Spell. Of all the spells, which one was your favourite? Mine, right now will have to be the spell for clear skin! To end my misery on pimple breakouts! That would have come super handy.



Good-looking top leads.  Makes it more interesting to watch.

Jo Bo Ah as Lee Hong Jo – she’s super cute. Love her round puppy eyes. However, sometimes she talks like a child.

Ro Woon as Jang Shin Yu – this is the first drama where I really like Ro Woon. Jang Shin Yu’s characters suits him so well. Arrogant but in a funny way.

Ha Joon as Kwon Jae Gyeong – I love this guy. So relaxed in acting. There is confidence in the way he talks which makes him looks attractive.

Supporting Love Team. The team leaders’ office romance added more fun to the story. Love that it ended with a wedding scene too.

Great OST. I truly enjoyed the OST of this drama, especially the tracks for the period scenes. Check it out Destined With You OST.

Happy Ending. I can’t say no to it. The curse has been lifted. No one is dying anymore. Our favourite people ended up together. Someone is enjoying the effect of the clear skin spell. What else can we ask for?

Dislikes: At some point towards the end, it got boring and draggy that it was getting harder to finish watching it.

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Joseon Attorney

joseon attorney kdramaSummary: Kang Han Soo is a lawyer during the Joseon era. When he sets foot in Hanyang, he is not yet known in the job, so he’s having difficulty getting clients. However he works hard to be a better lawyer and defend the oppressed. He meets princess Lee Yeon Joo, disguised as a civilian helping the needy. Together, they are a team with a common goal.

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Genre: Period, Revenge, Romance, Legal
Episodes: 16
Stars: Woo Do Hwan as Kang Han Soo
Bona as Lee Yeon Joo
Cha Hak Yeon as Yoo Ji Sun



Likes: I love the old world looks. I think making that sepia -ish effect makes it look just like in the older times. I’m taking a guess that the director might be female as the drama has a style of being soft and artistic.

The idea of having lawyers during the Joseon era is something new to me. Not sure if common people, actually really get their shares of justice when the upper class held the final say in the society. But yeah the idea is interesting, what if, and Woo Do Han is our promising attorney!

Episode’s title page. A very female touch is the beautiful title page of every episode. I don’t know if you noticed but I did. When the episode title flashes, it’s on a beautiful background which is a scene of that episode. It feels and looks artistic! Love it!

The cinematography. It is definitely commendable especially the camera angle and movements. It catches the mood of every scene. Take for example, the filming of the ruined family house of Kang Han Soo. It conveys sadness and grief. Or the scene when Yoo Ji Sun would talk to his father in their family house, it conveys privilege and power versus the scene when he visited him on exile, which conveyed guilt and sadness.

Good-looking leads. Woo Do Han and Bona both look really good. I was definitely looking forward to the team-up. Although, the chemistry didn’t really make it to the top, the two were still adorable and cute.



Big crush on Cha Hak Yeon! Yes he had more chemistry with Bo Na despite the unrequited love. But my gosh, the way this guy would look at the princess, with full love, admiration and respect. Omo! I also love his voice, so soft-spoken and dang he looked so good in that magistrate outfit! Can’t wait to see him as top lead!

Awesome bromance. Forget about the romance between Kang Han So and the princess. The bromance between Kan Han So, Yoo Ji Sun and the King himself was the best! These three were all out to create the best world during the time.

Brilliant villain. Applause to Cheon Ho Jin as the great Yoo Jae Sae, for carrying out a remarkable role. You can say whatever you want to say about him but he was a remarkable man, just got rottenly obsessed by power. However, his love for his son was beyond measures, which led to his downfall.

Brilliant support. Han So Eun portraying Kang Eun Soo delivered an awesome performance! Lots of drama concerning her which put her acting in the spotlight. Well done! And yeah, I was hoping desperately Kang Eun Soo would end up with  Yoo Ji Sun.

Court cases – old style. Afterall, this is a drama about a lawyer who defends his clients, so yes, we had different and pretty interesting cases. Most of Kang Han So’s clients are the lowly fighting for justice against the nobility. What I love most when it comes to legal kdramas is the investigation process. It’s fun when our lawyer finds a way on how to win every difficult case he’s on.

The ending. Well I’m a fan of epilogue. What happened three years later? Well, our Kang Han So found another lawyer, in a far flung region, who interestingly resembles his style. Could that be the dead princess? Do they really need to go this far? Seriously, three years? But, yeah a happy ending.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


One Dollar Lawyer

one dollar lawyer kdramaSummary: Chun Ji Hun is a former prosecutor who  is now a lawyer and only asking one dollar for his legal fee. He is joined by Sa Ma Jang, his office assistant and Baek Ma Ri, a new lady lawyer.

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Genre: Legal, Comedy, Mystery
Episodes: 12
Stars: Nam Goong Min as Chun Ji Hoon
Kim Ji Eun as Baek Ma Ri
Choi Dae Hoon as Seo Min Hyuk




Likes: I watched this because of Nam Goong Min and I’m glad I did because like his other dramas, One Dollar Lawyer didn’t disappoint.

Nam Goong Min. Love this guy. He’s handsome and of course a brilliant actor! Taking the role of Chun Ji Hoon, who went from a serious prosecutor to a can’t-be-taken-seriously-lawyer, shows how versatile Nam Goong Min is as an actor. Chun Ji Hoon was a prosecutor who would do everything to go after corrupt officials even if that would mean his own dad. After 2 tragic losses, he decided to become a lawyer who only takes one dollar as payment and would always wear sunglasses. Funny guy as you look at him compared to his prosecutor days but he possesses a  great sense of social justice and compassion.

Why One Dollar? There’s a sad story behind the one-dollar fee and it’s got something to do with Chun Ji Hoon’s former fiancee who started the office. She helped Chun Ji Hoon get past his sad past only to leave him forever even before they got married. She left her famous law firm in order to start a practice that would help the ones who can’t afford a lawyer fee, thus only asking one-dollar. Chun Ji Hoon, devasted by the fiancee’s death, continued the good intention and he became the One-Dollar Lawyer.

Why the sunglasses? Chun Ji Hoon really looked cool on those but I think the real reason behind the glasses is to hide his grief. Instead of drowning in his grief like after his dad died, he decided to be on the happy, cool and crazy side but hide his grieving eyes with a pair of cool, dark sunglasses.



The cinematic style. I love the directing, how the camera moves and how it captures a lot of scenes, cinematic style. However, it has also an anime-like presentation. That could stem from its OST, as it sounds like you’re watching an anime. Check out One Dollar Lawyer OST here.

The One Dollar Lawyer style. I love the suits! I love the messy hairstyle! But I think, the really cool sunglasses got me! They look so classic and stylish! Tried to find out which sunglasses brand sponsored the drama but nothing came out of that. All in all, the styling of everyone was pretty good. They tried their best to make everyone look like in webtoon. Well done!

The interesting cases. Aside from the main storyline, we have different stories from the cases that our One Dollar lawyer had to handle. I like the case of Kim Min Jae, who had to confess of killing his parents to protect his sister and the reputation of his dad. Having to solve the case was such a bonus!



Lee Jee Hoon cameo. Surprised to see another handsome face. Lee Jee Hoon appeared as himself, a celebrity on the red carpet while our Chun Ji Hoon was making an arrest.

Ending. It feels like there’s going to be season 2 but I’m also good with how it ended. After solving the case of his father and fiancee’s deaths, Chun Ji Hoon once again, is on the go, only asking for one dollar for his fee. He’s like a modern-day superhero for a lot of desperate clients who are put on the edge.

Dislikes: I was kind of hoping a romance with Baek Ma Ri, but nothing really came out of it. Nam Goong Min is also suited more with non-romantic kdrama, but yeah, you’ll never know.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


The Law Cafe

the-law-cafe kdramaSummary: Kim Yoo Ri is a lawyer who started a cafe that doesn’t only serve coffee but also gives legal advices. She realizes that her landlord is his long-time friend, Kim Jeong Ho, who used to be a prosecutor. These two like each other but have some reservations to be in a relationship.

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Genre: Romantic Comedy, Legal, Webtoon
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Seung Ki as Kim Jeong Ho
Lee Se Young as Kim Yoo Ri




Likes: Light-hearted romcom, legal kdrama with two of kdrama world sweethearts, Lee Seung Ki and Lee See Young. I like its casual style of storytelling with occasional commentary.

Legal cases. Like Attorney Woo, we’ve got different cases that our lady lawyer, Kim Yoo Ri, had to deal with. Different stories of people seeking legal advice, that makes the plot more interesting and richer. I particularly liked the case of the bullied kid. The bully was also really good in acting.

Awesome villain. Jo Han Chul portraying the role of CEO Lee Pyun Woong was brilliant! This guy can take any role and he will always do great. As Lee Pyun Woong, he was funny, crazy, attention-seeking, simply messed-up personality who always tried to impress his not-so-easy father.

The Cafe. I like the ambiance of the cafe, the people running it and the people around it. Such a good, happy, little community. We’ve got our lawyer, barista, helper, landlord, two ladies running a small store, a neighboring psychiatrist – it gave an impression of a happy place.



Our top leads…

Lee Seung Ki as Kim Jeong Ho – you need to groom him to look like a prosecutor 😉. Lee Seung Ki never aged. He still looks the same ten years ago. I think the tracksuit looked good on him but he always looked like a totally different person when he’s in a suit.

Lee Se Young as Kim Yoo Ri – this is an interesting role for Lee See Young and again she did well in it. Her outfits were so Kim Yoo Ri’s personality! That leopard print blouse was screaming!

The Conventional Ending. With all the fuss about marriage not justifying lasting happiness, they still went for the conventional ending, and everyone seems happy about it.

Dislikes: The chemistry was poor unfortunately. Lee Seung Ki and Lee Se Young are kdrama sweethearts but that doesn’t obviously guarantee a good chemistry.

The story was a happy one but lots of cringy moments. Some unbearable ones! This was no near to Attorney Woo.

No one has pulled the trigger when Lee Pyun Woong was taking Kim Jeong Ho hostage, WHY? Too much talking on the hostage scene!

My Rating: 7.5 stars! (10 as highest)


Big Mouth

big-mouth kdramaSummary: Park Chang Ho is a lawyer who barely wins his cases. He gets into trouble when he took a case that involved the rich. He is framed as the most wanted conman “Big Mouth” and get stuck in prison. His wife, Go Mi Ho, who works as a nurse, tries too investigate to help her husband clears his name.

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Genre: Legal, Crime
Episodes: 16
Stars: Lee Jong Suk as Park Chang Ho
Im Yoon Ah as Go Mi Ho
Kim Joo Hun as Choi Do Ha




Likes: Where do I begin? This drama is such a big mess that I like it in a way. One thing is sure, it kept me hook throughout. I think the actions were too good, although our poor Lee Jong Suk always got beaten up to a pulp especially at the start.

The Real Big Mouse. That was definitely a lot of guessing from my part. Who could have done all that inside the prison? I like how thrilling it all came out, although I wasn’t really blown away by the big reveal. However, the real Big Mouse was the most sympathetic of them all so no surprise how he could gather all those loyal followers.

The Maze. Park Chang Ho was in an impossible maze. There was no way out but we’ve got some Deus ex Machina in this show so all good, our hero was always saved. I love the representative maze in the intro together, with it’s music. It simply captured the whole show.

Amazing Cast. Definitely some biggies here…

Lee Jong Suk as Park Chang Ho – it’s good to see him again after a while! No doubt his best kdrama is still W, no wonder the production has added some W elements in this drama. He did a great job here, just so beaten up, the poor guy!



Im Yoon Ah as Go Mi Ho – I love Go Mi Ho’s love and dedication to her husband, I thought it was very brave. However, she also did some stupid stuff. She could have avoided being sick and dying from it, had she not go into that tunnel. That was really stupid! Anyway, I like Im Yoon Ah, she’s cute but fierce, suits Go Mi Ho’s personality well.

Kim Joo Hun as Choi Do Ha – His smirks were really annoying! Oh well, sign of a good villain perhaps. However, I would have preferred his role to have taken a good turn, after all, he was just also trying to avenge his family. But yeah, he completely lost it and became the ultimate bad guy!

Jeon Kuk Hwan as Chairman Kang Seung Gun – He was the biggest baddie no doubt, and I wanted him to remain the bad guy not Choi Do Ha. Anyway, Jeon Kuk Hwan is such a great actor, he always leaves an impression of greatness whatever role he takes.

Jung Jae-Sung as Warden Park Yoon Gab – I absolutely love this guy! He was awesome! He was so annoying in the beginning, but when he got beaten up, he looked like a pitiful puppy. So tough to survive all the beating but in the end he was still standing.

There were so many good actors in this drama, too many to mention actually but surely made the show interesting!



Twists-filled. There so many twists in this drama, but two are really stuck in my head. Go Mi Ho getting sick and Choi Do Ha’s beloved wife being abandoned by him. Tragic for Go Mi Ho and simply heartless of Choi Do Ha!

Ending. So that’s how it ends… our mouse finally walks out of the maze alive and well but not without sacrifice. On the other hand, the bad guy has to pay for his sins painfully.

Dislikes: This has very messy, disconnected story lines! It was well compensated though with good acting and twists. However, there were a lot of scenes which were just stupid and unnecessary. The story was indeed bad but I can’t deny it was exciting to watch. So, I made it through!

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)


Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Extraordinary Attorney Woo kdramaSummary: Attorney Woo graduated with top honors but didn’t get hired right away because of her autism. She finally gets into a reputable law firm in the country and is now one of the rookie lawyers who is making a name for herself despite the fact that she is autistic and possesses some traits that could hinder her success.

Extraordinary Attorney Woo Trailer

Genre: Legal, Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Eun Bin as Woo Young Woo
Kang Tae Oh as Lee Jun Ho
Kang Ki Young as Jung Myeong Seok
Ha Yoon Kyung as Choi Su Yeon
Joo Jong Hyuk as Kwon Min Woo



Likes: So many reasons to like this drama! It was highly entertaining with some sense of depth plus, I’ve got to say, artistic presentation. Definitely, one of my favourites this year! So, shall we go through the most important points…

Cute Intro. The intro itself is a treat! I love the scenes, the music, the whale and the editing of that short piece was simply awesome. I normally skip intros if they are not worth the time but this one, I would always watch. It just gave every episode a good and happy start.

Autism World. I know, it doesn’t represent all, but the show gave us an understanding about the word autism and the people affected by it, the autistic and the people around that person. It teaches us to be more emphatic towards them. Attorney Woo was of course exceptionally genius, but she represented hope and acceptance.

Case Stories. I love how well-crafted the stories behind every legal case were. They really made every episode interesting. They were a brilliant addition to the already-captivating romantic story between the leads. If I were to choose, I love the case they took in Jeju. Aside from showcasing the beauty of the island, it became the healing case for everyone, realizing what really matters in life. There was a lot of turning points like for the sick Attorney Jung, who discovered he had stage 3 stomach cancer. Attorney Kwon, the tactician, who had a change of heart. Unfortunately, a break up had happened but overall, it was a good trip and a good case.

The Awesome Cast. Everyone really did a great job!

Park Eun Bin as Woo Young Woo – she was brilliant as Attorney Woo! This lady can take any role and I thought last year’s The King’s Affection was her best, but looking at this drama, I think she topped that performance. She was immersed in this role! The facial expression, mannerism, the walk, the talk were perfectly mastered. Hands down for such a brilliant performance! I would love to see her more in the future!



Kang Tae Oh as Lee Jun Ho – finally, a leading man role for this handsome, charismatic, young man! Watching his past dramas, Kang Tae Oh was always undoubtedly a great actor. Though only taking supporting roles, he would always shine. As Lee Jun Ho, he was so admirable because of his kindness towards Attorney Woo. He would look at her with so much love. Who wouldn’t fall in love with this guy?

Kang Ki Young as Jung Myeong Seok – wow, I think this role will bring Kang Ki Yong to places. He was just awesome as Attorney Jung! I would want him as my mentor too! The passion in working as a lawyer was all written on his face! He looked great in suits too!

Jin Kyung as Tae Su Mi – I’ve got to mention this lady. She was so classy as Tae Su Mi, Attorney Woo’s mum! The way she talked, walked and dressed, just gorgeous! Her entrance to the court made everyone acknowledged her presence, just so much class and power!

Supporting Love Team. The budding romance between Attorney Won and Choi was so cute. These two were fighting like cat and dog from the very start. Slowly, at the end, they were getting closer. I knew it! Jeju island will do that to you, you know? Seen it all in past kdramas!

Attorney Woo’s Amazing Friends. I love how she managed to have great friends! The close friend from high school Dong Geu Ra Mi was a gem! Loud but super funny and he was like a big sister/protector to Attorney Woo. And my gosh, that viral “Woo to the Young to the Woo” replied by “Dong to the Geu to the Ra Mi”, was just amazing!

The other friend is Attorney Choi Su Yeon, from university who was always there for Attorney Woo. For her, Attorney Choi is “Spring Sunshine Su Yeon”! So sweet!



Quotable Quotes. They’re mostly by our dear Attorney Woo…

“If I were a whale, would my mum not have abandoned me?” – after she was talking about mommy whales never abandoning their babies during a hunt (heartbreaking 😢).

“You keep on popping in my head even if you’re not a whale.” – Attorney Woo to Jun Ho during her confession

“What you see isn’t everything. Don’t be blinded by what you can see. Keep in mind the essence of what lies beyond that.” – Abbot of Jeju temple

“I’m like a narwhal in a pod of Belugas. I live in a unfamiliar ocean with unfamiliar belugas. Because everyone’s different from me, it’s not easy to adjust, and there are lots of whales that hate me too. But it’s okay, because this is my life. Though my life is unusual and peculiar, it’s valuable and beautiful.” – Attorney Woo to her mum Tae Su Mi

The Ending. I really love the ending! They could have not done it any better. The last case with Attorney Woo’s half brother involved was the perfect wrapping up to her story. There was definitely reconciliation but never in a cheesy way. It was all well done! Such an awesome ending!

My Rating: 9 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.

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Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Action, Legal, Webtoon
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)


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)

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)

Abyss

abyss kdramaSummary: Go Se Yun and Cha Min are good friends. They both died and were revived though the power of the Abyss. Although they’re up and alive, their looks are different from before. Together, they’ll try to live knowing each other’s secret and hand in hand solve the murder case behind Go Se Yun’s death.

Trailer: Abyss

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Legal, Fantasy, Detective, Rich Boy Poor Girl, Supernatural, Chaebol
Episodes: 16
Stars: Park Bo Young as Go Se Yun
Kim Sa Rang as Go Se Yun (before death)
Ahn Hyo Sup as Cha Min
Ahn Se Ha as Cha Min (before death)
Lee Sung Jae as Oh Young Chul



Likes: Unusual story that involved dying and resurrecting with the use of a big marble-looking object called the Abyss. I was willing to plunge into it obviously. Although there were some holes in the story since the start and left unanswered questions, I found it cute, charming, funny and I admire the effort on the gruesomeness part of the story. Yes, not the usual combination and that’s what made it interesting.

Park Bo Young as Go Se Yun – she was great! Park Bo Young seems to like strong woman roles and what can I say, it suited her very well. It’s also admirable of her to take a role which is actually making fun a bit of her looks.

Ahn Hyo Sup as Cha Min – he really looked so good here! I’ve been comparing his looks from Thirty but Seventeen, he had grown so handsome! I’ve been wondering if he had plastic surgery but I think not, just maybe a bit made up in this drama. His Cha Min role was a more mature one which he also delivered well.

The chemistry. This is one of the points that I extra like in this drama. Never mind the hollowness of the story when the leads had an amazing chemistry. Park Bo Young is for sure older than Ahn Hyo Sup but that didn’t affect the spark. It was having lots of sparks in fact!

The kissing scenes. And because of that chemistry, the kissing scenes were cute and awesome! It was never awkward.

The villain. I thought Oh Young Chul was brilliant! The first episodes were interesting because of him.

Supporting couple. Detective Park Dong Chul and Lawyer Lee Mi Do cheesy scenes were ice breakers. I love this couple! They were always there for our top leads.



The OST. I especially love Shalalalala. Funny scenes normally has this as background music. Fallin and Into the Abyss are also great to listen to.

The Ending. This had my tears flowing, it better be a happy ending. And I think they heard me.

Dislikes: The second to the last episode was quite cheesy but still bearable to watch.

Hae Jin’s screaming was really irritating.

Seo Ji Uk was sill lacking as villain.

Shameless ad placement. Hello Tous and Dyson.

My Rating: 8 stars! (10 as highest)

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