weekly roundup // 10.20.19

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Since I had a three day weekend, I had a little bit more time to be able to forgo the bi-weekly posting schedule I’ve been doing on these lately. There was also a good bit of news to talk about, so I’m glad I was able to get it in this week.

SCHEDULE▹▹

Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: None

Music I’ll be checking out: NU’EST, VAV (21), Day6, Taeyeon (22), Winner (23), Goo Hara, Jackson (25), Jessica (26).

ENLISTMENTS▹▹

Lee Hyun Woo was discharged on the 19th.

CASTINGS▹▹

-Song Ji Hyo is in talks for JTBC drama, Begin Again.

-Kim Tae Hee confirmed to have been considering offer for a tvN drama. If she accepts, it’ll be her first drama in 5 years.

-Kim Soo Hyun might be? starring in new tvN drama, Psycho But It’s Okay.

-Yoo Seung Ho in talks for mystery drama, Memorist.

-Lee David to join the cast of Itaewon Class.

LINKS▹▹

-SuperM the Beginning

SuperM will be releasing a show that will include behind the scenes content from their preparations and performances here, and include their first Korean concert. Looks like it’ll be done kind of in the style that KBS used to do when following debut groups, which I always loved and will be definitely watch.

-Sulli

I don’t want to talk much about this, as it is something I don’t feel like I can mentally do, but I did want to leave this piece that Jeff Benjamin wrote for Billboard about Sulli. She deserves to be known for what she contributed to this world.

-Brown Eyed Girls

Since their comeback is soon, I thought this article was a good one for anyone who doesn’t know the group that well.

-Caution Hazardous Wife

There will be a movie of the jdrama, Caution Hazardous Wife. I didn’t watch the drama because I was spoiled to basically every plot of the first season, but I know that a lot of people really enjoyed it.

-Webtoon

Webtoon and Crunchyroll have teamed up to produce new animated content based on Webtoon’s catalog.

-SuperM Interview

A fun interview with SuperM.

-Park Na Rae Comedy Show

Park Na Rae will be hosting a new standup comedy show that will not only feature comedians, but actors and other professionals.

-Studio Ghibli

It was announced that all of Studio Ghibli films will be available for streaming on HBO Max in spring of 2020

-Busted Season 2

Busted is coming back and I can not wait. The first season was a lot of fun.

-Aggretsuko

The great Sanrio cartoon, Aggretsuko, is getting a comic book series!

-Korean Female Filmmakers

Nice article about how female filmmakers from S Korea are finally having their works being recognized

-Live

The kdrama Live is getting an American adaption.

-Lee Chan Hyuk

Lee Chan Hyuk (AKMU)’s debut novel tops bestseller lists

VIDEOS▹▹

-A+ to the editor of this Extraordinary You compilation. Perfect.

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october tbr/w

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Happy October!

I’m one of those people and absolutely love everything about October. It finally gets colder outside and all the leaves change color, I love horror/scary movies and shows and they just seem more fitting when it’s darker outside.

I have a lot of things planned this month. Will I do all of them? Who knows (read: probably not), but here they are.

+ the books +

I understand I’m crazy, and when you hear that I have two readathons planned for this month you’ll continue to think I’m crazy given my track record with the past readathons I’ve tried to do while coming back on contract. You are right, I am crazy. But I at least try and that’s all the matters.

The two readathons I’ll be doing this month are the Spookathon hosted by Books and Lala, and Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. Both don’t have solid TBRs from me yet but I do think that I’ll be incorporating watching dramas/movies into them as I’ve done in the past with other readathons. I will have a solidified TBR video for the Spookathon up sometime next week.

+ the dramas +

Last month I had a lot of my currently watching dramas finish, and then did a major overhaul of my currently watching list and basically put everything on hold to regroup and just clear the slate to focus on things I truly want to watch. This month, true to theme, I am focusing on horror/thriller dramas.

  • Secret Boutique-시크릿 부티크: The only show that I’ve started watching as of this post. I am really into this one, and it’s the one drama that I think I’ll keep up even if I push some of the other one’s aside for my horrorfest.

  • Extraordinary You-어쩌다 발견한 하루: I’ve been looking forward to this one, and the teasers have me hooked. I’m cheating on putting it on here, but it doesn’t start till tomorrow and I will at the very least be watching the first two episodes (I’ll probably do a First Impressions on it, so keep an eye out for that). I also talked about this in the last TBR/W post before it was pushed to this month, so this is why it isn’t below with the new dramas.

  • Bring it on Ghost-싸우자귀신아: When I was planning my October dramas, this one was at the top of my list. I just got lucky that Netflix decided to pick it up for me.

  • Strangers from Hell-타인은 지옥이다: This drama was part of the ones that I wanted to watch while airing, but pushed it to October so that I could watch after it had fully aired and it just felt like it was a better time to be watching it.

  • Master’s Sun-주군의 태양: Yes, I haven’t watched it yet. I know. I KNOW.

  • The Village Achiara’s Secret-마을 - 아치아라의 비밀: Ending off the month with a drama I’ve had on my plan to watch for years.

Now I know you’re saying to yourself, “Jessie, you can’t add more!” Well, my friend, you are wrong about me, and I am always willing to say I will add more to my watchlist whether I watch or not. But honestly, there isn’t a lot of dramas premiering this month that I’m super drawn to anyways, so I figured I would still add those one’s that I’m interested in.

October 6 Aku no Hado-悪の波動 殺人分析班スピンオフ // WOWOW (This is Japanese, no one will have it).

I saw this one scrolling the upcoming on MyDramaList and saw that Yuki Furukawa was in it. I really enjoy him in all that he does, and the premise of the show seems interesting. I haven’t seen any of the related dramas, but they all seem to deal with one murder as the center of the story.

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October 7 Sherlock-シャーロック // Fuji TV (Again, another jdrama)

Who wouldn’t be interested in a Japanese version of Sherlock?

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October 9 Analog Trip-아날로그 트립 // YouTube

Not a drama, but a variety show. I mean, when you pair the TVXQ guys with some of the Super Junior guys in a variety show setting there’s no way it’s not going to be good.

October 31 Nowhere Man-罪夢者 //Netflix

I’m interested in this one as it’s one of the three Taiwanese dramas that Netflix announced they’d be producing. I might be wrong, but Netflix hasn’t produced a Taiwanese drama yet. It’s fairly short at 8 episodes, so worth a look.


bi-weekly roundup // 9.29.19

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I don’t know if it's my busy schedule, or just the time of the year, but it seemed like here wasn’t that much in the way of news these past two weeks until I actually started making the list. It must be because of the amount of music comeback news we’ve gotten in comparison. Lots of casting news.

SCHEDULE▹▹

Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: Extraordinary You (2), Aku No Hado (6), Sherklock (7), Analog Trip (9)

Music I’ll be checking out: Chen (1), Super M (4), ONF (7), ATEEZ (8), Ladies Code (10)

ENLISTMENTS▹▹

-Lee Hongki (FTISLAND) enlists tomorrow, the 30th

-B Bomb (Block B) enlists on the 10th of October.

CASTINGS▹▹

-Park Min Young and Seo Kang Joon are confirmed for the JTBC drama I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice.

-Shin Ye Eun and L confirmed for KBS2 drama Welcome.

-Lee Jong Hyuk cast in the US movie Treadstone.

-Lim Ju Hwan cast in The Game: Towards Zero.

-Youngsaeng (SS501) was cast in the musical Every Moment Was You.

-Hani (EXID) making acting debut in movie Elders Don’t Know, also in talks for a web drama.

-Lee Sung Min and Nam Joo Hyuk cast in film Remember.

-Jun (UKISS) and Stephanie Lee cast in KBS drama Na Rae Kicking Out.

-Oh Ji Ho, Ye Ji Won, Park Se Wan, and Kwak Dong Yeon cast in KBS’s No Second Chance.

-So Ji Sub And Kim Yoon Jin star in movie Confession.

-Park Shin Hye and Cho Seung Woo in talks for JTBC Sisyphus: The Myth.

LINKS▹▹

-OST-Book Variety Show

JTBC announced a new variety show where they will challenge guests to write an OST for their favorite books. Sign me up, I’m going to definitely track this one when it comes out.

-Superfly

Superfly is a great Japanese group and have just announced that they are coming out with an album in January of next year. One of their song’s was featured in a jdrama I had been watching and it made me miss them even more.

-Serial Killer

The serial killer who had been uncaught for more than 30 years, and the inspiration for charcters in drama like Signal, has finally been found.

-King Gnu

I’ve REALLY gotten into the Japanese group King Gnu this past year. They just won Best Video Award at the MTV VMAJs

-Netflix Original Drama

Netflix announced that they will be producing a new medical kdrama, Made to Heaven, written by Yoon Ji Ryun (Boys Over Flowers) .

-Youtube

It’s Youtube corner again! This time it’s Kyla from the group Pristin, Hyuna, and my ult bias Solji from EXID

-Busted 2

We know the premiere date for the second season of the Netflix variety show, Busted!

-Tune in For Love

The movie will be airing on Netflix

VIDEOS▹▹

None, but have you seen my last music post?

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First Impressions: Secret Boutique

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Disclaimer: If you haven’t watched the first two episode of this drama, there will be spoilers for those in this review.

Native Title: 시크릿 부티크

Release Date: September 18, 2019 (released every Wed and Thurs)

Episode #: 32 half hour long episodes (Kocowa combines two eps into one)

Platform: Kocowa

Director: Park Hyung Ki (Scent of a Woman)

Writer: Heo Seon Hee (Life Tracker Lee Jae Goo)
Genre: Melodrama/Revenge

Starring: Kim Sun Ah, Jang Mi Hee, and Park Hee Bon. Rest of the cast can be found here.

I think one of biggest obstacles that came from this drama going in was not knowing much more than what Twitter had been talking about. I watched the drama days after most of the people who were already going to watch it did, and didn’t bother to mute the name to avoid spoilers. I was expecting much more makjang. Situations that were heightened with drama, still felt grounded in the world. Backstabbing felt real and never to an over exaggerated state where the characters became comical or go into the absurdity that is makjang. This is much closer to a thriller/melo, which is something I really enjoy. I was worried I was going to have to deal with a lot of over the top elements, and while this drama does have those it’s in the normal “heightened because it’s a drama” sense, not going that step overboard is what keeps the show grounded in it’s element and keeps you guessing with a lot of the character’s intentions.

I’m not going to lie, during most of the first episode I was hesitant about my opinion of this drama. I was finding myself liking some parts okay, and being completely bored with others and was having issues keeping up interest. But as the show progressed I started to get more involved and by the last 10 minutes of the first episode, and all through the second I was completely hooked.

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The other big thing that I noticed about this is that it just doesn’t feel like a kdrama. The tone shifts a lot, and while not in a terrible way or one done without merit, it’s strange when you start to really focus in on it. In the beginning it’s very much set up like an old Hollywood film. Characters walking through doors, filmed from below with high beam light from behind. Even the style of the costumes and set represents this. Then it shifts. I first noticed this when it went to Hyun Ji and her mother and became more like a normal crime drama where the shadows and darkness are played up to represent the family being poorer. After a while the drama shifts again, becoming much more like a normal political melodrama that NBC would 100% pick up. Even so, parts of the second episode felt like I was watching a con/action drama. I think what makes the tone shifts so strange is that they are integrated pretty well, at least I never actually noticed them until well into the scene that they were using it. It sort of blends a British crime drama with a Western one.

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I really like how they’ve started to assemble this team. Hyun Ji’s involvement because of her mother, the sister who doesn’t seem to mind to go behind her family’s back. Sun Woo’s connection with Jenny. They start to fall into the rag tag team that I personally love to watch.

One of my favorite parts of the episodes was the last part of the second episode. Again, I had no clue what I was getting into when I started this drama. I had fallen in love with the posters, and watched some teasers (un subbed) and became interested through those. I knew that it was going to be a revenge drama, and assumed that it was going to deal between Jenny and Jung Hyuk’s relationship. Even during the drama you felt it was just going to deal with the politics of the family that she was in, and be more of revenge from power abuse. That is why I was caught off guard by the family secret and how Jenny’s revenge is mostly centered on Yeo Ok which is fascinating and great. I would have expected a birth secret from this type of drama, I just would have figured it happening later on and not being the sole plot or it involving one of the other main characters. Yeo Ok has already been set up as a super interesting character., which just adds a level of my love for this because it means more time with her. She is evil, but in that silent way that keeps you always guessing her motives. You fear her, but also want to hang out with her. I love that this is the focus of the revenge, and not from a love interest.

Also? The cat.

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I’m actually really excited to see more of how the story is going to progress. I don’t have a lot of airing shows that I have on my list, and wasn’t sure I’d actually pick this one up past these two episodes.

There is already a ton of unanswered questions, and elements that I want to see more of. I’d like to see more of Jenny’s business and really get a sense of what she does and how she hides it. I want more of the younger sister and how she relates to all of the players. I’m also really excited to see more with Hyun Ji. She’s played by Go Min Si, and I really loved her acting in The Smile Has Left Your Eyes and am excited to see how she’ll pull off a main role. She has a lot of interesting ties that they’ve already set up that could play out really nicely as the story progresses. The women that her mother let stay in their house, specifically the one with the son seemed fascinating. I hope that with the death of the mother that doesn’t go away. It was so interesting to see a cop character do what she did and be as compassionate as she was towards the women, that I hope we see glimpses of them later and Hyun Ji realizing her mother’s intention with that compassion. Definite add to the watch list!

First Impressions: Watcher

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Disclaimer: If you haven’t watched the first two episode of this drama, there will be spoilers for those in this review.

Native Title: 왓쳐
Release Date: July 6th, 2019 (released every Sat and Sun)
Episode #: 16 hour long episodes
Platform: Viki
Director: Ahn Gill Ho (Stranger, Memories of the Alhambra)
Writer: Han Sang Woon (The Good Wife)
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Starring: Han Seok Kyu, Seo Kang Joon, and Kim Hyun Joo. Rest of the cast can be found here.

Fitting to be firing back up the first impressions posts with this drama, as the last one that I wrote was for another Seo Kang Joon drama, Are you Human Too. Watcher was high on my watch list out of the new crop of dramas for the month because of two reasons: this is an OCN drama and I tend to enjoy their dramas more than the other networks, and because I very much enjoyed Seo Kang Joon’s performance in Are You Human Too. I was excited to see him in another drama that was in a genre I much more preferred than his last drama, Third Charm. The kid has talent for his age, and I enjoy watching it.

Crime dramas, in general, are what I gravitate towards the most as far as a specific genre. I like stories that involve puzzles and require the audience to be figuring out the clues with the characters to find out what is actually happening. In general, this is mostly seen and done better in crime dramas as opposed to any other genre, and it’s why I tend to favor them most. If the crime drama doesn’t have that element, I’m much more likely to not get invested and drop it all together. For this drama, however, that was very much not the case.

The drama captured me from the very beginning. I was very much intrigued by what was going on and what was happening with the storyline. I’ve noticed there are a lot of times in dramas that I tend to be slightly bored, or let my mind wander, and this was not the case for this one. From the very beginning when we see Young Goon as a young child sitting wrapped in a blanket at the police station with headless adults asking him questions about his father and flashes of his helpless mother dying, it sucks me into the story and the why’s.

I’ve always enjoyed stories where there is the “competent underdog” of sorts, the mistreated when they are in fact good at what they do. You see glimpses of that in Chi Kwang. He is banished to the basement where there’s not even a working water cooler, no other staff to help because of the position he is in. And yet, he is known by others for his work. He has the basement office because there are higher ups that know his worth in the precinct, he is there because he hasn’t been entirely written off and this is all they could do. The Internal Affairs department is by default a department (whether it is liked or not) an essential one, and highly important especially while police corruption cases are at a high. The series touches on the public perception a lot and although it can be said he was put there because it was a much hated job internally, things can be said for allowing him to be the one calling the shots there.

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Corruption in police is a trope that I don’t tend to enjoy as much. It’s on par with the “bumbling idiot” cop, as I start to really empathize with the innocent on how those in power and that are there to help them are clearly failing them. However, with this drama I did not mind it. I wonder if it is because of how closely of a tied connection it is for all the characters that there is a sense of the victims taking back the power that pushes me through it? Whatever it is, it’s working.

One of the elements that this drama does well, and is highly effective is it’s use of flashbacks. Every drama has them, it’s something we can’t get away from, but in this drama it is used to pull you into the mind of the characters. The flashbacks aren’t really for us. On the surface, yes - they help you fill in the clues as to what’s going on especially with a drama that has a lot of story that shaped what it is today from the past, but the flashbacks are really to drive the mentality of the character and to understand why they are doing what they are doing. They are haunted by these memories of the past, and the flashbacks are set up to be abrupt almost debilitating reminders. Attorney Han’s hands being drenched in blood as she is watching them (a literal washing the blood off her hands, perhaps?), Young Goon not being able to stop the corrupt cop as he watches on from his past turmoil as a child, frozen. It plays nicely in the show and never once did it not make me even more curious of their past storylines.

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Out of all the characters and plots of the story, I find Attorney Han to be the most intriguing. I love a character that is presented in a way that makes the audience second guess every motivation, or in turn every feeling they (the audience) have for them. We don’t know what she is doing or why for the most part, we can only guess and even with those guesses the show makes you question everything you thought and make you believe that you could be wrong. She also sets up a character that I enjoy the most: the morally grey character. So many times characters are presented as cut and dry, especially in kdramas. If they are a villain, they are a villain: an almost caricature of what a villain actually is. We don’t see the characters that are neither extremely one way of the other. Not every villain is a villain all the time, not every good guy is good all the time. Having her presented as a character that is neither and both at the same time is intriguing, and honestly what I find most fascinating about the entire drama.

I do enjoy how all the characters are starting to come together and are intertwined. I find it fascinating the glimpse you see of how Attorney Han is remorseful towards Young Goon. I especially enjoyed that even though Young Goon’s father is a corrupt cop, it is only brought up a handful of times. They don’t make as big of a deal out of it as another drama would. Chi Kwang has a such a strong relationship to Young Goon, as he is not only the one to investigate his father but you find out that Young Goon’s father was a mentor to him, and yet that doesn’t stop Chi Kwang from distrusting him or using that as a means to get vengeance. So many normal tropes that could have happened, didn’t and that’s refreshing. It also helps keep you on your toes and that is essential in this drama as it is part of the overall tone itself. In the end, it is only really Soo Yeon’s character that is underdeveloped. I don’t know if this is because her connection has yet to come into light, or that because she doesn’t have a connected storyline she will be pushed to the side as filler. Either way we’ll have to see how her character plays more as the series progresses.

All-in-all this was a great start for a drama for me. It left me wanting more after the ending of the second episode. I thought about all the puzzles that needed to be fit together for a while and I’m excited to see how this one progresses. As long as it doesn’t lose steam as the four work together and focus on the bits and pieces of the puzzle and try to skew away from that in trying to come up with content to fit the amount of screen time they have, I think this could end up to be a solid drama.

May 2019 Dramas

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May 4 Different Dreams-이몽 // MBC Saturdays (Kocowa, Viki)

Espionage drama set during the Japanese colonial occupation. Looking forward to this one because it looks intriguing and the costume design is gorgeous. I also have to support Kim Kyu Jong.

May 6 Abyss-어비스 // tvN Monday-Tuesdays (Netflix)

Supernatural drama where the two main leads die, and are revived in a different body from a soul-reviving marble called the Abyss. With Park Bo Young and Ahn Hyo Seop as leads, this one is probably going to be entertaining. I also love a good supernatural, and with this being on Netflix it’s a safe bet that I will be trying this one out.

May 6 Secret Life of My Secretary-초면에 사랑합니다 // SBS Monday-Tuesdays (Kocowa, Viki)

No one knows what this one is about. Does he have facial blindness? Is he actually blind? Did he kill someone? Who knows. Not super interested in this one (it doesn’t look to be my type drama) but I might check this out just to see what’s going on. I absolutely loved Jin Ki Joo in Come and Hug Me.

May 8 Save Me 2-구해줘 2 // OCN Wednesday-Thursdays (Godspeed)

I have not watched the first season of Save Me, but was told that it wasn’t needed. Thriller/psychological drama about a town and their connection with an over zealous religious group. As long as I can find a place to access subs, I’m 100% down with this one.

May 11 Voice 3-보이스 3 // OCN Saturday-Sundays (Godspeed)

Third season of the Voice series that follows an Emergency call center. As far as I know, this one is a continuation, and I have not watched the other two seasons so I probably won’t be watching this one, but may check out the first season this summer.

May 15 Absolute Boyfriend-절대 그이 // SBS Wednesday-Thursdays (Viki)

Romcom about a girl who falls in love with a robot, based on the Japanese manga. Honestly, I’ll probably watch this one. The cast looks pretty great with Yeo Jin Goo, Bang Min Ah, and Hong Jong Hyun.

May 15 Angels Last Mission: Love-단, 하나의 사랑 // KBS Wednesday-Thursdays (Kocowa)

An angel recieves a mission to find true love for the main character, but in turn falls in love. Hands down my most excited drama of the bunch. The teasers look great (which I know is iffy because it can go a different route), but I’m hoping for a semi-dark melo.

May 22 One Spring Night-봄밤 // MBC Wednesday-Thursdays (Probably Kocowa, Viki)

Jung Hae In and Han Ji Min star in a story about a couple’s relationship. It seems to be a noona romance that isn’t the central premise? Not much is out, and there isn’t a teaser that I can find. Honestly, not super interested in this one.

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May 29 The Wind Blows-바람이 분다 // JTBC Monday-Tuesdays (Viki)

A married couple divorces after one finds out they have Alzheimer’s and the reunite years later. Pretty sure this is a remake of a Japanese drama. Probably another show I will not be watching.

May 31 Aide-보좌관 // JTBC Friday- Saturdays (No word if Viki has it)

Political drama about a chief aide and young lawyer. Not super into political dramas, and this one might be harder to find subbed.

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Watch List of Doom

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It’s the beginning of November, and seeing as how I haven’t done a currently watching post since this summer, an update felt needed.

To be honest, I am a bit behind on some of the airing shows. Between the demise of DramaFever (and subsequent discussions on twitter), the start of the new podcast I’m in (Certified Noonas, check us out!), and getting sick (to the point that I couldn’t even watch anything), I’ve been playing major catch up. I sadly have to spend most of my day at work so it’s been slow, but this past week I made a huge dent and I’m sure I’ll be caught up by the end of this week.

-CURRENTLY AIRING-

Where Stars Land - 여우각시별

Despite this past weeks direction into a territory I don’t want, and the fact that everyone seems to hate this drama, I am really enjoying it. Is it perfect? Absolutely not, but it’s a fluffy pretty drama with actors I like and hidden moments that I am really enjoying. I might do a full review on this one once the show is completed, because I have a lot to say on it.

The Beauty Inside - 뷰티 인사이드

This is the surprise drama for me. It has taken my heart. I was not in the mood to watch this when it first aired, and figured with the plot that it would be an okay show but not something I would fall in love with. I was wrong. The characters relationship’s are fantastic, and I’m in love with the moments they are taking with the two leads just enjoying each other’s company. Episode 10 had me tearing up; it was a beautiful episode.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - 하늘에서 내리는 일억개의 별

This show is so good. It is by far my favorite of the group. The writing is fantastic, the acting outstanding. I am intrigued and it’s always leaving me wondering what is going on and why. The whole tone of the show is fantastic. I’ve been really good and haven’t spoiled myself from the jdrama version, because I am loving the feeling of being on the edge of my seat every week.

Terius Behind Me - 내 뒤에 테리우스

I have no clue what is going on with this show. It isn’t a good show. At all. It doesn’t know what it wants to be and changes every single episode but I find myself not being able to look away. I’m more intrigued by it’s existence than anything else.

The Player - 플레이어

I’m fairly far behind on this show and it ends next week, but it’s still on the list because I really loved it and have every intention on catching up (maybe before the finale? A girl can dream). The cast has some killer chemistry and they are having fun which shows. And Krystal. I liked her before, and now have a crush on her.

Ms Ma, Nemesis - 미스 마, 복수의 여신

This best way to describe this show is a great weekend afternoon watch. I’m not an Agatha Christie fan so I don’t know how closely it is following to the Miss Marple stories, but I am a mystery/crime fan and this one is fun.

Twelve Nights - 열두밤

I started this drama purely because we wanted to discuss it on the podcast and liked it much more than I thought. I probably wouldn’t have even picked it up if I didn’t have to talk about it, but it’s a nice quiet show.

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100 Days Prince - 백일의 낭군님

I’m really not a sageuk fan, so I tend to not even attempt any of the ones that air, but too many people were talking about this one, and I’m definitely one to be moved by peer pressure. I ended up marathoning a ton of episodes one weekend…and then DramaFever was killed. I haven’t really picked it up again, and I fear it might end up in that “on hold” hole that I like to put things that I know the ending to but hope that I can watch it.

Love Myself or You/Pleasantly Surprised - 喜歡·一個人

I feel like I always want to have one non-Korean drama on my watch list, and this one came on because of that. And Jasper Liu’s smile. He has a very nice smile. It’s been sort of sidelined - have you seen that airing watch list I have accumulated? I still pick up an episode here and there and need to finish it soon.

Sassy Go Go/Cheer Up - 발칙하게 고고

This was also a show that I picked up before this crazy round of shows, and now that Ghost Detective is done I’ve moved it back to the watch list in hopes to get me to watch it again. I’m about half way through the series, but it is a high school drama and I just have to be in the mood to watch it.

I also watch my same variety/reality shows pretty much weekly: Running Man, Home Alone, and Happy Together.

I try to be fairly good about updating My Drama List, so if you find you really want to check out what I’m watching, that’s a good spot.

Netflix List Updates 10/20/18

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When I first got into kdramas and spent a lot of time watching them, I noticed that Netflix would take off something without warning only to have it appear again months later.

Seeing as how I love lists (like, a lot), I decided to keep a list of kdramas that they had and try to update them every month or so to keep up with what was changing, and figure out what I was missing.

The past couple of months I’ve been falling out of the habit of keeping up with the list religiously, and figured that with DramaFever’s demise there is strong possibility that Netflix will be adding more shows in the coming months, so I have updated the list.

I have a page on the site dedicated to it here, that I will try to be better at updating. It currently also has a less-than-updated list of jdramas, which are a little harder to update because of the lack of category on the site. It takes much more detective work to officially say a title is Japanese over say a Chinese title. But, at any rate, a small list is there. As I get more into Taiwanese dramas I might end up adding it as a section to the list as well, but again - they share the fate that Japanese dramas have without a dedicated category link.

There hasn’t been much difference to the list since the last update, but I figured that dedicating a post every time I do an update so you can see the movement would be beneficial. A note: I live in the US, thus you’re list might very slightly than mine if you live in a different country.

Adds:

YG Future Strategy Office

Switched (jdrama)

Drops:

Real GOT7