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Down the Rabbit Hole: Cheongdamdong Alice Episode 3 and 4


What a wonderful adventure! I haven’t laughed this much or had so much fun watching a drama in a long time. There’s plenty of food-for-thought, friendship, family, tears, and romance in Cheongdamdong Alice, making this drama an all-around K-drama fantasy. I’ve followed that white rabbit down the hole and I’m up for anything that comes my way! Read more

First Impressions: Cheongdamdong Alice

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As much as I adore Moon Geun-young, Cheongdamdong Alice was not a drama I was looking forward to with any sort of excitement. The plot sounded predictable and there was nothing else except dear Geun-young to coax me into watching the drama. After watching the first two episodes, I have to say that I am rather unimpressed but since I had no expectations, I am not disappointed either. Read more

The Lessons Continue: “School 2013” Episode 2


Yup, this drama is a keeper. I’m loving the layered conflicts, I’m loving the questions asked about the role of schools and teachers, I’m loving the poignant dialogue, and I’m loving the complicated characters. Yay! I’m so happy to be this excited about a drama again! Read more

“School” Bells Ring

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Uh, yeah, I kind of love it. It has been a long time since the first episode of a drama was this compelling for me. School 2013 drama doesn’t have a flashy cast, production, or plot but it is well produced, acted, and written on all levels. Set in a Seoul high school, the story and characters feel real despite some of the obvious plot contrivances needed for the drama. Overall, the drama tugs at your heart without being precious or pretentious, which a lot of dramas tend to be these days. Yep, it already tugged at my heartstrings. Read more

Missing You, Like a Sinful Piece of Chocolate

There are many things I don’t like about this drama and there are many things I do like about this drama.  It’s hard to get through an episode, yet I wait every week for the next one. Missing You is like the last piece of Lindor Truffle you shouldn’t eat but crave at two a.m. The Lindor Truffle is a ball of rich and delicious chocolate. It’s completely indulgent and wrapped in shiny paper to distract you from its sinfulness. There are many reasons why I should drop this show but like the a bag of truffles, I will probably end up gobbling this drama until its airy and empty end.

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[Guest Blogger] “Faith” Review

I’m delighted to introduce SH, who has graciously shared her review of Faith with us. She deserves a huge round of applause for taking on this daunting task of reviewing this lengthy and complicated drama, a task which I shied away from. I know that if I wrote one, it would have either been twenty-pages of incoherent blabber unfit to be read, or it would have never seen the light of day. Thankfully, SH covers the main points of the drama with brevity and insight. A big bow to you, SH.

So without further ado, let us give a warm welcome and bear-hug to SH! –Joonni Read more