Kdrama OSTs

I stopped updating my OST list as frequently as the kdrama blurbs, but will get back to adding more of the shows I watched and links to my fav song(s)! One of the reasons I love kdramas so much is that I really do feel the OSTs can add a lot to the scene and…

Kdrama Mini Review Blurbs

I’m tough on myself saying I don’t write that much anymore, but I realize I do write at least once a month because every time I watch a kdrama, I write a brief review! Putting them down here since I know every time I finish one I like, I scour the web to find what…

Review: Our Beloved Summer

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: a calm, at times fun-at times pensive dive into a second-chance relationsh You might enjoy it if you liked: the romantic relationship dynamics of breakups and falling in love in Because This Is My First Life, Be Melodramatic, the second chance sort of aspect in 18 Again…

Review: The Red Sleeve

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: I don’t even know!!! I just have diff emotions going on rn! Leave me alone! If you like Lee Junho or Lee Se Young or just want to check out the hype, just try it You might like it if you enjoyed: I believe Love In the Moonlight…

End of Year Drama List

I wrote this for The Fangirl Verdict’s community, but adding here too because it ended up being really fun to reflect and write! Here’s to next year and another year of drama watching. Ten for 2021:  10) She Would Never Know Honestly I had reservations about the first few episodes,  but I had seen some…

Forgotten grief resides in my body

at the place where my rib cage splits into two paths.It is the most unassuming renter, quietlytaking out its trash and recycling its plastic and sifting through the mail,never seen taking its groceries inside,doing this all for years without laughing or yelling or playing karaoke too loudly,without a peep until suddenly one day itacts out…

Review: Lost/Human Disqualification

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A very bittersweet, poignant character-driven watch on relationships and emotions You might like it if you enjoyed: My Mister Quick Thoughts: This one has largely flown under the radar, I think, and it’s definitely heavy. I feel that in a different frame of mind, I wouldn’t have been able…

Review: Hospital Playlist 1 & 2

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A wholesome, slice of life look into five physicians and the people they work with, with some music covers thrown in You might like it if you enjoyed: Reply 1988 (same writer and director, same wholesome feels), Racket Boys (wholesome feels), Prison Playbook (diff in theme/mood but same director…

Review: The Beautiful Ones

If I were to compare this to some period books or dramas, I’d say I started out thinking it would be an Emily Brontë/Wuthering Heights situation and it turned out more like Jane Austen. Like some of these older novels, the romance here is tied in many ways to the pull between a desire for…

Review: D.P.

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A heavy, yet important exploration into the personal and collective choices around duty, justice, systemic failure, and silence (Content Warning: abuse/assault, suicide, military) You might like it if you enjoyed: Prison Playbook (I felt a similar theme was don’t make assumptions about a person and that both…

Review: She Would Never Know

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A light romance where the male lead is head over heels for the female lead and you’re ready to dive into relationship dynamics You might like it if you enjoyed: Something in the Rain (similarities in the sunbae/noona relationship dynamics), When the Camellia Blooms (honestly there’s not…

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When a baby is born, they’re given an Apgar score to assess their “Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration” — basically how alive they are. When you were born, you had an Apgar score of 1 after 1 minute. Only your heart was beating. It was eerily quiet in the room, beyond the monitor beeping…