Review: When the Camellia Blooms turned on the space heater in my heart

Review: When the Camellia Blooms turned on the space heater in my heart

Love is a simple thing. You do small things for each other. Support each other. And cry together. In the 12 years I’ve watched Korean dramas, I’ve been touched by a lot of love stories. I’ve seen all kinds of tropes play out. But Dongbaek and Yongsik’s relationship won me over. It’s a glowing, five-star … Read More

Memories of the Alhambra…ugh. [Spoilers]

Memories of the Alhambra…ugh. [Spoilers]

TL;DR: Lots of mixed feelings. I will be honest. I almost quit watching the drama the moment I saw it was about another rich man meeting some girl who’s poor. Even more so I was disappointed that Hyunbin had chosen yet another rich man character. But I hung on. And in the beginning, I felt … Read More

My Ahjussi: Learning how to see the world with an open heart

My Ahjussi: Learning how to see the world with an open heart

정. That’s the Korean word for affection. Not love, not adoration, but affection. And affection is not so much a feeling, but an action. At the end of the day, My Mister is a drama about a neighbourhood that’s overflowing with affection. When Dong Hoon calls his wife and asks her if she wants him … Read More

Misty is ambiguous to the end. But isn’t that just life?: A review

Misty is ambiguous to the end. But isn’t that just life?: A review

From the beginning to the very end, Misty is ambiguous. The reason it ended like that is because it’s not the end. Rather than a story with a beginning, middle and end, what we got was just a look at several months of a woman’s story. Only a snapshot. I was wondering why the drama … Read More

The tragedy of mistakes: Just Between Lovers wants us to remember

The tragedy of mistakes: Just Between Lovers wants us to remember

Now that I’ve gone on about how beautifully constructed Just Between Lovers is, let’s get down to some serious business. It was imperative that the production crew and writers did this drama well. It’s not for the ratings or the nation-wide acclaim, but for the victims whose lives were forever changed or ended as a … Read More