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  1. I don’t know where else to put this comment, but I just wanted to say that I LOVE the new rotating banners. I might occasionally sit at my computer refreshing your blog just to see all of them. I won’t admit to anything openly though…

    • Aw, thanks Eye Candy!! I’m SO glad you’re liking the new headers!!! :D I started experimenting on a whim – that’s quite a whim, considering I started knowing absolutely nothing about how to make a header or anything similar – & I’m learning as I go. Which means that I keep tweaking the headers everyday.. So if you’re wondering where some headers went, some got retired after I decided I didn’t like them so much after all, while others got tweaked &/or combined.. It’s a whole new creative world for me ^^ And at least the headers look better & not worse as I go ;)

      • They look so awesome! I’m very impressed you could figure all of this out so quickly. Just please promise if you find a picture of Gong Yoo and a skull you’ll caption it, “To Watch or Not To Watch. Is that even a question?”

        But seriously keep up the good work :D

        • LOL! I like that tagline! ;D And where Gong Yoo is concerned, certainly true! ^^

          Thanks for the encouragement, Eye Candy!! It’s been just 5 days, so there’s lots more to discover, I’m sure. So many possibilities that I’m not even aware of & I feel like I’m learning heaps! This does take time away from actually watching dramas and writing about them tho, so I guess I’ll have to re-balance at some point. In the meantime tho, it’s all systems go – let’s make more headers! Wheeee!! :D

          • I love your blog and just wanted to say I love your headers as well! I like that you have different headers for different pages, because it sort of tells me the effort you put into this blog and your love for kdramas. Plus, they’re really classy and just right (not too *cough* that I have to cover the header while reading the blog (like those hot scenes or kissing ones) and not too false cute-sy and over-the-top advertisement). Classy. Thank you for your effort! :)

            • Aw, thanks for your lovely compliment on the headers, chameleonboater!! :D I very much enjoy making headers for the blog, so it’s really cool to know that it’s appreciated. I love that word that you used – classy. :) That makes me feel so elegant! The headers rotate out of a pool, so every time you refresh a page, a new one should pop up. I hope you enjoy ‘em as much as I enjoy making ‘em! ❤

  2. One of the most organized kdrama blogging sites i’ve had the pleasure to come across. Can u suggest a drama that’s similar to coffee prince for me? I loved that there weren’t any conniving women and sabotage and that it was truly comical. Mr. hong really added something to that show.

    • Aw, thanks Binkbaf!! Welcome to the blog!! :D

      I love Coffee Prince too! If you haven’t seen Sungkyunkwan Scandal, it’s got a very similar fun vibe and feels like Coffee Prince with a Joseon setting. I also really like Pasta, which has a small story, but has great chemistry between the leads. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is also loads of fun & adorable ^^ Let me know if you’ve already seen all these & I’ll try to suggest other options :)

      • Pasta was my first drama and i loved it, partly because i did culinary management and i it was a feast to my eyes. The only one one i haven’t seen there in My girlfriend is a Gumiho. i know i have a lot catching up to do.

        • Aw yay! Another kfan who loves Pasta! :D I re-watched it several times, I loved it so much. It’s one of my all-time favorite comfort shows ^^

          My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is adorable, so I hope you check it out sometime.. You’re Beautiful is also a fun watch if you haven’t already seen it. Dream High & Shut Up Flower Boy Band are also both very good and full of youthful energy. Playful Kiss is a nice, simple watch for the sweet atmosphere, even though it’s obviously a flawed show.

          Hopefully you haven’t seen all of these, but if you have, I’d be happy to throw more titles out there for you to consider! ^^

          • Happy Easter if you celebrate it. Thank you for all the titles. I haven’t seen any of them. Have a good weekend.

            • You’re very welcome, Binkbaf! I hope you enjoy checking out these shows! Have a great weekend, and Happy Easter to you too! ^^

              • I have a K-drama party coming my way after May 22nd. i will turn into a curmudgeon holed up in my room only coming out to “feed” and bathroom breaks.

                • Woo! Sounds like a fabulous plan to me! ;D And something to look forward to after your exams! I’d love to hear all about how you feel about all the new shows! ^^

  3. I love your blog. im crazy for G.Yoo too.. I’ve wathed Coffe Prince, Hello My Teacher, One Fine Day, Finding mr destiny and last.. BIG.. i have to take a rest from watching gong yoo too much.. :) . I’m planning on waching lie to me (Yoon Eun Hye).. i don’t see that you have that review on your blog.. have you wathed it?

    • Aw thanks doreremi! Welcome to the blog! :D And yay for a fellow Gong Yoo lover! He is just awesome, isn’t he? <3

      To answer your question, I HAVE watched Lie To Me, actually. In a nutshell, there was one big plus and one big minus in this show. The big plus? Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye's chemistry was through the roof. They sparked and sizzled and their kisses were multiple-replay worthy. And they ad-libbed some of the most memorable couple scenes in the show, which just goes to show how much chemistry they shared. Ok, now the big minus.. The story made no sense whatsoever. Like, seriously. I've seen some badly written dramas, but this is a contender for the big prize. Logic was non-existent at times.

      I started out wanting story and, not getting story, I grew increasingly frustrated with the show. But once I decided to let go of my need for logic and a solid story, I could sit back and enjoy the chemistry of the leads and the multiple couple moments that got served up. So the bottom line, I guess, is it really depends on what you look for in a show ^^

      Have you watched Pasta? It's one of my all-time favorites. It's got a small story (but one that makes sense!) and lovely, natural chemistry between the leads. When I got to the end, I went right back to episode 1 to start over, that's how much I loved it ^^ You could possibly consider checking out Pasta if you decide against Lie To Me.

      • ..amen to that..i’ve watched “Lie to Me” ’cause of Yoon Eun Hae..but the story is rather raw?…but Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye’s chemistry is overwhelming that covers the flaws in the story..they have this spontaneous reaction on screen…especially on kissing scenes..as for “Pasta” i haven’t started it yet….as my focus as of now is Lee Jung Ki’s “Arang and the Magistrate”…i’m on episode 6…and the story gets more exciting…hope you’ll have the chance to review ” My Daughter Souyong”..it is currently telecast here…many thanks..

        • Yay that you’re enjoying Arang, evez!! I plan to rewatch that sometime, I enjoyed it very much ^^ I’m sorry to say I’m unlikely to review My Daughter Seo Young as I haven’t watched it and don’t really plan on it even though I’ve heard some good things about it.. Reasons being that I’m not really a Lee Bo Young fan, plus there are so many other shows that I genuinely want to check out too. Nothing’s cast in stone, of course, and I might change my mind sometime. I’ve been known to radically change my mind about a show or an actor, so let’s see what happens ^^

          • ..thanks for the reply kfangurl…actually, my mother wants me to buy a dvd copy of it so that she can watch the series without commercial interruption….she’s been asking me for some reviews about it so i thought of asking you..i only knew Lee Jung-Shin of CN Blue in it…the lead actor and actress is not familiar with me…one thing more, i’m a fan of rom-com genre…i want a series that can make me laugh and fall in love with..

            • I’ve heard pretty good things about My Daughter Seo Young, no wonder your mum would like the DVD ^^ I used to be all about the rom-coms too, and I do have some favorites, like Coffee Prince, Goong & My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. These days, though, I find that I’m much more open to other genres too. I’ve surprised myself with how much I’ve enjoyed some non rom-com kdramas! Guess we’re always evolving and changing, even as drama lovers ;)

              • ..you’re presumably right i think…infact,i bought some a non rom-com type..like “That Winter The Wind Blows”, ” Queen of Ambition”, “Reincarnation of Money”…so far, i just watch 2 eps. of the first one… i halt watching it for a while to give way to Arang..well, the 2 episodes of “That Winter The Wind Blows” is good enough so far?…i guess, because of the lead characters…Song Hye Kyo is beautiful as ever..and i find Jo In Sung so handsome..and of course…Kim Bum is so cute……..oh. just want to share…Lee Min Ho is here in the Phils..it’s his second time…He’s here for a one night concert today..sad part is…i wont be able to see his concert….actually, i didn’t know that Lee Min Ho can sing?…;)

                • Ah.. Lee Min Ho is primarily an actor, not a singer. He recorded a CD pretty much purely as fanservice, and the concert is related to that. It’s something of a fan-meeting, except it’s dressed up as a concert. Many Korean actors learn how to dance, sing or even play an instrument in order to have something to share with their fans during fanmeets, and they often aren’t great at it. Their hard work and sincerity totally shows, though, and the fans love it. You can listen to the entire mini album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NKI3Qtzi-M

                  • ..oh..i guess you’re right LMH is basically an actor…good thing is he doesn’t sing off key..;) …if you are an artist with a good voice..then you’re gifted!..what i observed among k-drama nowadays is that they include member from a k-pop group..i guess this is one way to entice more younger viewers…Korea has numerous k-pop artists/actors/actresses…but for me i stick to my favorite Korean stars….;)

                    • Some of the k-stars ARE very talented and can sing &/or dance &/or play a musical instrument very well on top of acting. Really hafta admire them for that! Some are less talented, of course, but where talent lacks, their sincerity and effort is more than enough to please fans ^^

                      I’m generally not too keen on the k-pop idols crossing over to acting, since most of them aren’t very good at the acting.. Sometimes, though, someone will blow me away with how good he or she is at the acting, even though it’s not his/her primary focus.

                      Seo In Guk and Jung Eun Ji both blew me away in Answer Me 1997. Even though they are primarily singers, they were so good at the acting that you’d never guess they were singers first. Lee Hong Ki is also very good. He was adorable as Jeremy in You’re Beautiful, and managed to deliver some difficult crying scenes really well too. For discoveries like these, I’m willing to put up with the trend of idols dipping their toes into acting ;)

  4. What do you know? I had a WordPress account after all! Now to just go and delete EVERYTHING I had on it when I was in 7th-ish grade. OTL

    I’ll definitely be fooling around with the stuff on WP and see what it’s like. If I have any questions about it, can I ask you? Your blog is absolutely beautiful, I want mine to be so clean and easy to navigate as yours!

    • Cool! I do find WP easier to manage than Blogger.. I struggled more with Blogger being uncooperative. It shouldn’t be too difficult to clean up your WP blog and start building it to what you want it to look like ^^

      Thanks for your compliments on the blog, I’m glad you like the look and feel of it! Sure, if you have questions, ask away.. I don’t know if I’ll know the answers to all your questions, but I’m happy to take a crack at ‘em :) Also, WP should be fairly straightforward to tinker around with, so I don’t foresee you having major problems with it. Happy experimenting!!

  5. I love reading your blog, I hope you can feature and review Nine Times Time Travel. It’s a great kdrama because of its unpredictability and full of twist. It’s actually a smart drama. Lots op positive reviews from netizens. Hopefully, you can watch it and make a finale review. Thanks

    • Thanks, Jamok99!! It’s always great to know that others are enjoying the reviews! Thanks for the recommendation on Nine.. You’ll be pleased to know that once I’m done with my FBND review, I plan to finally start watching Nine, and will eventually post a review. It might take a while for me to do all that, particularly since RL’s kinda hectic right now, but I WILL get there! ^^ Hopefully you’ll find it worth the wait! ;)

  6. Hi ! I hope your having a blessed day!! I came across your sight & I love it !!!!! I finished nine!! give me your opinion of the last episode the very ending ok!!! also check out the movie insadong scandal,love 911 ,these are two very good ones!! ik-drama for life!!!!

    • Welcome to the blog, Lucy!! Glad you’re liking my little corner of the internetz! ^^ My watch of Nine is coming along nicely, and I will post a review when I’m done. I anticipate that’ll be in about 2 weeks, as this week’s a traveling week for me & will be hectic. We can exchange thoughts then! :) I don’t watch k-movies very frequently, but I’ll make a mental note that the ones you mentioned are well-recommended!

  7. I am subscribed to various k-drama reviewers/bloggers. Let me tell you yours is absolutely the best. Your comments are very straight and wise. I have read some of your reviews after watching the shows and are totally in agreement with them.
    It’s like the same thinking. Besides, your photos are awesome. Very unique. Please keep up your good work. Congratulations.

    • Aw, thanks Rosa!! What a lovely, encouraging compliment!! :D I’m honored that you regard the blog so highly, and really happy that you’ll be sticking around! ^^

  8. Youuuu !

    Omo, it’s been so long. I felt like popping by and saying Hi because I adore your blog ^^, Also, congratulations on the Awesomeness that is your blog xD You’ve gotten really popular girl. HEE.

    Hope the blogging popularity continues to INCREASE immensely xD Dattebayo!

    • bimbobunny!!!!! I’VE MISSED YOU!!! *tacklehug!!!*

      I’ve been wondering where you’ve been! I went to peek at your blog several times in the last many months, but there weren’t any new updates. Spill!! How have you BEEN?!? What’ve you been up to?!? I just moseyed over to your blog & saw your Liebster post!! Does this mean you’re BACK?!? :D

      Thanks for popping by – your visit totally perked up my day! And thanks for the sweet words on the blog!! I’ve been chugging along and churning out stuff as inspiration strikes, and people have been very, very kind <3 As you have been, my dear, sweet chingu *blows kisses*

      • D’aaaw xD

        Uni took over my life… period. I even stopped watching/listening to K-drama and K-pop *gasp* YES, that’s how hardcore I focused on Uni. But I’ve literally been going crazy without it. It’s been so long and after RE-WATCHING Coffee Prince out of boredom, my inner fangirl exploded (Also, I almost forgot how much of eye-catcher Gong Yoo was). And of course there’s no doubt in my mind that I’m back xD Hehe.

        N’aaw, you deserve all the praise ;D Just keep doing what you’re doing because it’s totes working ^^ I totes need to skim over your blog and read your work. Hehe.

        Btw, how have YOU been; yunno, besides blogging :P

        • Wow, that IS hardcore!! O.O! Going cold turkey is no joke, and I’m impressed that you managed to hold out for as long as you did!! AND! YAYYY that you’re back!! :D I have really missed you around the blogosphere <3

          Blogging-wise, I've somehow ended up with the dubious honor of writing the most monstrously long reviews, ever :P I'm pretty sure that before you went on hiatus, my reviews were still of pretty normal length. And then, one day, Gaksital happened, which I thought was BRILLIANT, and to try to express the brilliance I churned out something like 13,000 words. And then some. I KNOW! Crazy! What's even crazier is, now I can't seem to get *away* from the epic review. Every review since Gaksital has been of epic proportions. Thankfully, people have actually been patient enough to wade through each of them, and it's been win-win ^^ It really makes me appreciate my readers even more, though, knowing that they're so willing to spend the time to read the lengthy reviews that I post <3 <3

          Real Life has been getting a little busy lately & I've been traveling for work more frequently. The downside of that is I have fewer drama and blogging hours to spend. The upside, though, is I seem to be getting more efficient at churning out the epic reviews.. So.. Silver lining? ;D Lol.

          • Hells yeah it is, I was desperately trying to find something else to fill the void of not being able to get back in to K-drama just in case I lose my marbles from not being able to cry over fictional charaters and that’s where books came in xD It was good while it lasted though, RIP my inner bookworm fangirling LOL.

            Just saw a few of your reviews and OH MY GOSSSSSSSS you weren’t kidding on the monstrously long reviews but I LOVE THEM because they’re so thorough and detailed, your analysis is so good that I’m almost jealous of your skill of writing :P I haven’t watched Gaksital YET. Dora has been bugging me to watch it ever since she finished it but I just haven’t gotten around to doing so, so I promised that I would some time xD HEHE. That’s because your reviews are really pro and awesome xD

            Oooh, travelling? so lucky ^^ Dora’s travelling with her significant other, she’s even going to Korea as well :'( BUT i will go one day, ONE DAY! *shakes fist* LOL. I’m glad that the epic reviews are getting better for you. Hehe, Dattebayo <3

            • Books are cool too! I used to LOVE reading as a child! But yes, dramas are a whole different experience. For one thing, you don’t get OSTs in books! ;D

              Aw, thanks for the sweet encouragement on the reviews!! It means a lot. <3 <3 <3 Given the instant gratification of the TL;DR age we live in, I am always touched to know that people enjoy putting time into reading my reviews. <3

              ALSO, you really should give Gaksital a go sometime. It is excellent, and Joo Won is AMAZING. I was blown away even though I'd already gone in with high expectations. And that's saying a lot!

              Ooh, happy Dora, going to Korea! ONE DAY, we shall go to Korea too!! Fighting, us!! :D

              • There’s something liberating about books that I love, which is the imagination part; you can imagine whatever it is you want, down to what the characters look like to what they wear and whatnot. The possibilities are endless with our imaginations and it’s a great thing.

                HAHA. That’s because whilst it may be long, it’s actually really worth the read and it goes into depth and not just silly nonsense :P

                One day we will and it will be an amazing experience ^^ Oh how I can’t wait for that day to come. Hheh

                • True, that, about reading. The imagination part is completely liberating, and you can totally recreate scenes in your head *just so* and have the characters perfectly cast, vs, y’know a drama with patchy casting and questionable execution ;) And if you’ve got a really fabulous writer, there’s the pleasure of delicious phrasing too ^^

                  Yes, one day: Korea, we are coming for ya!! Bring out your best kimchi & BBQ pork! XD

  9. Hi, just wanted to say I really love your blog !
    And I’m pretty new to wordpress, so I was curious how you categorized everything on your blog so fangirling can be in one place and kdrama reviews can be in another?

    • Aw, thanks! I’m glad you like my corner of the interwebs and that you’ll be sticking around! Welcome to the blog! ^^

      I’m not completely sure what you’re referring to in your question, though.. If you’re referring to the tabs on the top of the screen, those are pages that you can create and name.. If you’re referring to the section underneath Recent Posts on my sidebar, you can create categories in the Posts section on your dashboard. Does that help? :)

  10. Been browsing through your site and I love it! I just wanted to comment, I think you did a great job!

    • Aw thanks shelly!! Welcome to the blog!! I’m glad you’re liking my little corner of the internetz – do stick around, there’re lots of lovely fellow fans who hang out here too, and my philosophy is that shared squee is the best kind of squee ;)

  11. hello everyone, i have an question, about episode 2 02/07 , ther is a techno song (the one in the end) wile there are in the club, and shes dancing. And i cant finde the name of that song…
    so i sincerly ask you all, if anyone might know the title of it.
    i would be very happy,
    as its for my girl, she realy wants to know it…
    and i want to make her smile with it.
    thank you very much

    • Hi Angel.. You didn’t mention what show you’re asking about? That would be helpful.

      Otherwise, you could try using an app like Shazam, which helps to identify music. Although there are paid versions of the app, the free version works nicely too. I’ve tested it on Korean songs too, and it manages to identify the songs without a problem ^^ You can check out the app here: http://www.shazam.com/

  12. Hi, thank you very much for ure answer!
    Yes, good idea, i already tought about such an app, but does they work well, as its so hard to find that song… ^^

    Ah, and yes, sorry i forgot, it was Be4utifu D4ys 2 02/07

    • I think I’ve managed to trace it for you, Angel. If it’s the scene of Shin Min Ah dancing in the club and Choi Ji Woo finds her there, the song is apparently “Back 2 Be On The School” from the album Club DJ Dance Music Vol. 8 under Rock Records. At least, that’s what Shazam tells me ^^ Hope that helps you!

  13. ;) I realy thank you very much.
    Shazam told me the same ;)
    so guess He/it is honest with us.
    so she has to live with that info, as i cant find more than that in the net.
    hope its enough.
    tyvm for ure time kfangul
    wish u the best

  14. your blog is soooooooo sweet,I had really good time in you blog <3

  15. Love your blog, I just started watching kdrama 2months ago I kinda late bloomer in a Kdrama world because most of my friends and workmates were watching Kdrama for a long time and have their own fave. As for me Gong Yoo is my first looooovveeee and thanks to you (blog) I love him even more. And my second love is Ji Hyun Woo, thanks to you again.

    • Aw! Welcome to the blog, ling! (Can I call you ling?) And welcome to the dramaverse too! YAY for more GY love in the house – ALWAYS a good thing, and he’s very deserving! Come squee with us over on the GY thread.. We love having new friends join us, who share our appreciation for the fine, fine man that he is ;) Sounds like you enjoyed QIHM about as much as I did – isn’t Kim Boong Do just about the dreamiest kdrama lead, ever? Ji Hyun Woo did such a fine job portraying him that I wanted a Kim Boong Do of my own, hee.

      Also. It’s never too late to join the kdrama bandwagon.. When I started watching drama back in 2007, I was already considered late to the party; so many of my colleagues and friends had already been watching kdrama for several years before that! The upside of coming to the party later than others, though? You have lots and LOTS of goodies to marathon, and you’ll never run out of interesting shows to check out! ^^

  16. Awwww thanks for the reply… Sure you can call me ling. honestly I wouldn’t imagine myself going gaga over GY like a teenager first of all I’m in mid30’s and second of all never in my life I had a crush/like a guy with a small eyes. But with GY I can’t even explain for 2weeks I kept listening to his version of LAst TIme. Sighhhh. I’m waiting for his movie to come out hopefully they play it here in TOronto. I even subscribe in google so I don’t miss any news about him. 😄.

    • Tee hee! You’re not alone, ling.. There’s something about them k-loves that flips the switch on ALL of our inner teenage fangirls! So my philosophy is that our inner fangirls are ageless.. You’re never too old to fangirl over a hot Korean man, even if he’s younger than you! ^.~

      I’ve got my eye on his upcoming movie too! Aw, I hope you get to see it on the big screen! Otherwise, there’s always the internet (SO thankful for the internet, really!).. I don’t often bother to go out to the movies (me and crowds aren’t exactly best of friends), but if Suspect plays on the big screen where I live, I’d go out to see him! See the power of a swoony k-love? Lol.

  17. ;) YAY!…another Gong Yoo lover on the house!…i check my email and read this i couldn’t halt myself from joining in and leave a thought, oh well, my love for GY overwhelmed me and i just couldn’t contain this excessive fangirling in me… anything for GY!…<3<3<3

  18. I have a burning idea for a blog topic!

    How about a post that brings out the drama writers in us? You know I’m always posting about this idea and that in my comments, I’m sure you have tons of your own. You could create a post asking the readers what, if any, drama ideas have they ever come up with, and who would they get to star in them. There’s no set rules, for example you could say, I want Jang Dong Gun (as he was in 2001) to star with Yue Eun Hye (from 2013), it’s pure dream casting! Or even casting Western actors with their favorite K-stars, or Asian fusions, like George Hu from Taiwan dramas (Who’s also a native New Yorker) with Half Chinese American actress Kristin Kreuk. I think it would be a lot of fun to throw around ideas and see what people come up with. I still always think of that awesome ‘Chuno’ sequel you had in mind. ;)

    Anyway, that’s just a thought! :D

    • Oh, what an intriguing idea, Lady G!! Thank you!! :D

      I’m definitely gonna put some thought into that idea, and see how to best work it. Coz you know me.. I can’t ever just write a short post and dump the information I need into it. Giggle. I can’t help thinking of my recent giveaway announcement post. Most giveaway announcement posts that I’ve come across are short, sweet and to the point. Mine? The thing was almost 600 words long! Lol! This blog and brevity sure don’t go hand in hand..! XD

      And YES I still do love that Chuno sequel idea that we chewed on! SO many awesome ideas, all in one imaginary melting pot of a kickass drama!! I would SO LOVE to watch that drama!!!

      • Oh no, I wouldn’t expect this to be a short post! haha. You’d probably get tons of comments! You could probably write a complete Blog post on ‘Chuno the Sequel’ alone. LOL. Although for us it’s Chuno the SQUEEquell! With that huge melting pot of awesomeness.

        • I’m probably going to bring in that Chuno sequel in some way – it’s too awesome a scenario to leave buried in the comments threads right? The idea is beginning to incubate.. Maybe the post might see the light of day sooner than I think! And it does promise to be lots of fun! Thanks Lady G! :D

          • Awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

            • Since you’ve been an (awesome!) active participant in most – if not all! – of the imagined scenarios that we’ve had on the blog, I’m thinking you’ll be contributing more than reading, hee! I bet it’ll be fun to build on one another’s ideas though!! Everybody’s inner-screenwriter-meets-inner-fangirl, all in one place, exchanging ideas – wheee!!! :D

              • Aw, thanks!! I can just see the responses now. You might have to calm it down and have those who create fresh ideas to start a New thread so they don’t get all confused. Anyone can participate and bounce ideas, but it must be related to the original plot idea that person came up with.

  19. I had no idea where to leave this so I’ll put it here. I’ve got a cast for my story.

    http://dramanoona.wordpress.com/the-cast/

    • Woot!! That’s great, Jaime!! :D Thanks for the heads-up! I’ll be over there to take a good look around once I’m done with this quick work trip that I’m on! Fighting!! ^^

      • No worries! I hope that your travels are safe and enjoyable. When you are back and settled I posted the first chapter of my story as well as the cast. It turned out to be a little longer than anticipated so don’t worry about checking out unless you’ve got the time! I look forward to your return and more squeeing and fangirling and general chatting!

  20. hey!!! i love your reviews and i was just wondering, have you watched my girlfriend is a gumiho, with lee seung gi and shin min ah? please do a review on it if you can, i love reading your opinions

    • Hi evelyn! Aw, thanks, it’s always nice to know that people enjoy the reviews :) I actually have watched My Girlfriend is a Gumiho – I watched it twice, actually! – and I really liked it! In principle, I’d like to give it a review; however I’ve got too many other dramas that I’ve recently finished watching and want to review, so it might be a while yet before I can review MGiaG. I’ll definitely keep it in mind though ^^

  21. Hi kfangul,
    I dint knew there was such a wonderful site on kdrama reviews until i checked for some reviews on few dramas i’ve in my bucket(for ur info, its been just 4 months since i started watching kdramas, but already i’m dead crazy for kseries). This is the list of dramas i watched so far- Beautiful days, you’re beautiful, full house, boys over flowers, my love from another star, my girlfriend is a gumiho, dream high, coffee prince, moon embracing the sun, playful kiss, secret garden, shining inheritance, greatest love.

    Beautiful days, Full house, Gumiho, Moon embracing the sun, You’re beautiful, Dream high, Greatest love,My love from another star-all these had really good OSTs

    Secret Garden, Full house, Boys over flowers, dream high, gumiho, you’re beautiful-Watched selected episodes of these again.

    Moon embracing the sun, My love from another star – I watched all the episodes again. They were so good that it made me think its worthwhile to watch it all over again. (Think u can guess whose fan i am- but i dint watch it again coz of KSH but because the story was really good, touching and heartbreaking,deserving a second watch), but then shining inheritance was also a good show so i watched it from half till end again.(Making me a LSG fan too-i really loved him in gumiho)

    Coffee prince and greatest love-i enjoyed it just watching once but liked them anyway.

    But Playful kiss- i really have no words. I still feel like i wasted my 16 hours watching this show(Coz i had to watch it with my friend -just for her-coz she is a fan of the main lead). Really the female lead’s character was annoying and too clingy and i’m not much into an actor who is just good in looks and has nothing to offer when it comes to acting. Story too was too shallow. Not to offend anybody. but its my opinion.

    Shining inheritance and secret garden has very excellent plots, developments and connections, very intelligent making in my opinion. So good!

    So now, can you please suggest me some really good k dramas that are worth watching.(Before i decide to watch a drama, i read reviews and recaps about it for several many hours to decide whether to watch the drama or not(only exception was playfull kiss and i regret it till now). Dramas with good writing,plot, direction, good leads(and especially good OSTs) and dramas which makes you want to see it all over again or atleast few episodes again. Can you please suggest few but best??

    Thank you in advance!!

    • Hi Chin! Welcome to the blog! And also, to the wonderful world of kdrama! :D

      In terms of well-written kdramas, here are a few that you might like to check out. Lighter dramas with romance as a main theme: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Queen In-hyun’s Man & I Hear Your Voice. You might also like Rooftop Prince, which is on the more comic side, but is also romance-centric. Some romantic dramas that run a little more intense but don’t get overly melodramatic, and which I consider well worth checking out: The Princess’ Man, The King 2 Hearts and Arang and the Magistrate.

      In terms of kdramas that aren’t romance-centric but which I feel are excellent watches: Chuno, Bridal Mask & Tree With Deep Roots. These 3 are intense, but well worth the time, in my opinion :)

      And yes, I enjoy the OSTs of all these dramas too. There are other suggestions I could offer you, but I thought these would be a good start. Hope this helps, and happy watching! ^^

  22. Hi kfangul,

    Dint expect you would be super-quick in your reply coz somewhere i read that you’ll be busy for quiet few days! So i put on checking for replies and when i checked the time of reply today, i was like totally amazed!! To some extent i understand the value that you give to the blog and to us, the viewers. Anyways, thank you for all your suggestions.

    I already have the king 2 hearts and bridal mask episodes, so with your recommendations, gonna start watching them coz of my complete trust in your taste(i mean, i’d be skipping my several hours of before-watch reviews). Other dramas, i’ve added them to my to-watch.

    Keep up your good work!

    P.S: Even if your reviews contains around 20,000 words, i’ll still read since its meticulous and detailed, avoiding the need to check many sites for a complete picture of a drama. And i’m sure there are many who has the same opinion.

    • Hey there, Chin! My laggy reply to this comment is probably disappointing after my quick reply to your first comment, I’m sure! :P My apologies. You’re right, I was in the midst of a really intense work trip, and since coming back, I’ve been in recovery mode while trying to get back up to speed on everything :)

      I’m super pleased that you’ll be giving King 2 Hearts and Bridal Mask a go, since I really like both those dramas. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks too, for your encouragement on the reviews.. I’m experimenting with review formats that will allow me to get more drama on my screen (for a while, writing long reviews took up so much time that I hardly watched anything! That was bad!), so the number of epic reviews that exceed 10,000 words will definitely be fewer. Still, I hope to do justice to the shows, just in more concise ways. Hope that works out for all of us! ^.~

  23. And i forgot two more dramas that i watched-stairway to heaven and my girl. Both were good. Watched stairway to heaven coz of CJW & KSW. Though it was heart-ripping and liked it in a different way, decided that i’ll rarely watch such dramas coz its too heavy to take to heart. My girl was good drama-but i found the female lead more good than anyone in the series. Her acting and cheerfulness was so endearing and sincere in my opinion.

    Speaking about fickleness :-) , well so far i thought i was the only one so fickle and has one-track mind but now i see that i ‘m not alone. The reason i started watching is coz of Lee Byun Hun(after watching him in A bittersweet Life and his JSA, i became his crazy fan-so watched beautiful days to see him more on screen). Like CJW too in the drama and after i watched My tutor Friend and Love so divine,liked KSW and coz of Choi Ji woo i watched stairway to heaven. Though dint become too crazy for KSW like i had for Lee Byung Hun, even if momentarily, my focus shifted.

    Then came again a huge crush on Bi Rain after Full house. Fact is, not just because of Full house, but saw few of his concerts with brilliant dance performances. Moreover when i read how he was rejected in the beginning, how he fought his way through in life to become what he is now, his hard work, zeal for life and determination-all these made me a die-hard fan for him. (i still like him).

    Then watched Boys over flowers-then i liked Lee min Ho, though not as crazy as i was for LBH and Bi rain.

    And the biggest blow came when i watched you who came from another start. His acting, especially his crying scenes shook my heart. Its been three months and i’m still not fully recovered from the blow(think its the longest ever). The extent of the blow is(i went overboard)- watched moon embracing sun twice(fell all the more head on heels for him), dream high, watched and downloaded around 50 videos of him in youtube, moreover, have hundreds of his snaps. Everyday checked news on him-and am still checking. I was almost becoming sick and weak by heart coz of this craze :-) but i couldn’t control at all. I thought i’d never ever like anybody as much as him.

    So I tried to shift focus by watching some other dramas- watched gumiho and shining inheritance. Though LSG is not too good in acting comparatively, his voice and his genuiness in acting hit my soft spot somewhere. I could feel the sincerity in his acting, especially in last few episodes of gumiho and shining inheritance. Like being freed from a spell, my heart became little bit normal after the big KSH blow. Even now i”m a real fan of KSH, but i’m not too crazy to the extreme. Since now I come to know how fickle my heart is, i’m gonna put a wall on liking any actor too crazily anymore :-)

    I understand that attractions are tend to change and focus is tend to shift :-D But i will love the k drama world always :-) Aja Aja Fighting :-)

    • Tee hee. Your sharing of your journey of fan-love made me giggle. I so know how that feels! This is why I make it part of my fangirl motto; that a fangirl gets to change the object of her fangirl affections anytime she pleases. There are so many gorgeous, talented actors in dramaland that it’s not uncommon for fans to be completely infatuated, at least for a season. Ask me how I know, heh ;)

      I’m with you on not leaning towards the heavy melodramas.. Those can be depressing. I watch perhaps just one or two of those a year, trying out only those that come with lots of positive buzz. I watched Stairway to Heaven fairly early in my foray into kdrama, and was exhausted by all the constant crying that went on in that show :P I happen to be watching Nice Guy (a melo) right now, and it’s living up to all the positive hype. If you’re on the market for a good melodrama, that’s not a bad one to check out. I’m on the final stretch now, so a review should be forthcoming in the foreseeable future. I’ve got a number of dramas to review, though, so it might take a little longer than I hope. :P

      If you like Lee Min Ho, you’d probably enjoy City Hunter. ^^

      • Hi kfangurl..happy to see ur reply after long time! I am indebted to you for adding a pearl to my kdrama world by suggesting me to watch Bridal mask. As i told u, i dived in straightaway without any reviews on it since u suggested it. And i think it surpassed all the other dramas i’ve watched in all aspects. There’s a sweet pain and deep longing still deep inside, the same feeling i had when i watched Titanic movie. I cried for over one week after watching titanic, and the fact is i cried more for the people who died drowning than just the hero. That the incident was a real one had a huge impact on me. And i was unable to get over it though i was small when i watched it.

        Actually i was about to ask you to suggest me some awesome ones that will leave a deep mark, though i dont want to see such all the time as you said. Gaksital- it’s soundtrack, writing, direction, plot, actors, everything was pure awesome. By awesome it need not be necessarily of academy award level-even they are at times boring and wont impress much. By awesome, i can set Bridal Mask as benchmark for now :-). Awesome in all aspects! That reaches the soul.

        Before Gaksital, I watched Flower Boy Ramyun shop and it never dared to near my heart except for a few rare moments. For instance, the lead girl does nothing other than keeping her Ramyun shop(her dad’s shop) from being sold and working over there. She has no dreams about it. Though i cannot scold her for having her own ambitions, i wonder till the end the shop which meant everything to her dad, meant only that much to her? BUt the funny moments were quite good and JIW acting was excellent. I always believe that its not just romance but friendship, family, bromance, patriotism, unity all together is what that draws line between an ordinary and a great movie or drama. And i think thats why Gaksital moved my heart so much. Again thank you for suggesting such a great piece!

        I will definitely look for Nice guy and city hunter. And i am looking forward to your reviews on some of my favorites too! :-) Happy fangurling :-)

        P.S: After Gaksital, I came to like Joo woon too :-D

        • Hi there, Chin!! I’m so glad you enjoyed Gaksital!! It’s one of my faves, in all of its intensity and even with its flaws. Joo Won is excellent in it, and he really impressed me in Gaksital. If you enjoy Joo Won, you might want to consider checking out Ojakgyo Brothers. It’s a longer family drama, but very engaging and heartwarming. And Joo Won is great in it :)

          You’d probably need some time before you’re next in the mood for something intense like Gaksital. When that mood comes around again, I highly recommend Chuno. It’s something that sweeps you off your feet too, and like Gaksital, it has deeper, bigger themes than just romantic love. Moving stuff, and shot in the most glorious fashion, with an amazing soundtrack to boot. Watch it in HD, on as big a screen as you’ve got. With as good of a sound system as you’ve got too. It’s worth it, I assure you.

          As for Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, I liked that show, but didn’t love it as much as everyone else did. It just didn’t grab me, the way it didn’t really grab you. Looks like our taste in dramas aren’t too different, eh? ^^

  24. Hiya! I just wanted to let you know that your headers are absolutely AMAZING 0_0 Sometimes I come to your blog purely to refresh the page and look at all of them. You are truly the master of all headers. Just thought I should let you know :P

    • Aw! Thanks for the compliment, So-Ra!! :D That’s so cute, that you refresh the page to look at the headers! I do enjoy making them, and it’s a great way to unwind, I find. Considering that I never learned photo editing until I decided I wanted to try making headers for the blog, it really feels like I’ve learned so much! I wrote a post about the whole process of my initial learning curve, which you can check out here if you like :)

  25. Hey! I’m chameleonboater and though I’m not a kdrama fan, stumbling on a good ‘ole kdrama still gets me hooked. I’ve been reading some of your posts and I really like your style, tone and taste! I like that you give your personal opinion on the dramas without being too biased, such that we can trust you when you say something is good, not just because your favourite actor is in it or something. Ok.. now for the ulterior motive in my comment! A recommendation! I did notice that the dramas you watch aren’t /that/ long (not 60-100 sageuk or revenge or really-long-family-drama long), but I still want to recommend this drama to you. It is…

    The Great Queen Seon Deok!

    A whopping 62 episode sageuk. Do you watch TV? If you do you might have known about this through the TV because I’m Singaporean too and I found out about this when it was broadcast on Channel U. I’m sorry if this is a really long review, and it’s perfectly ok if you don’t make it through this or decide not to watch it or review it in the end.

    Is it ok if I introduce the drama to you?

    Pros

    1. My favourite character in this show is Bidam, played by Kim Nam Gil. He’s only introduced in episode 21, I think, but became one of the main characters by the end of the show. He’s a really complex character that looks all scheming and blood-thirsty and vicious on the surface, but is actually, stripped-down, just a very lonely little boy inside. A man trapped as a child I would say. His character really tore at my heartstrings and I cried so badly as he showed this core. (I watched it twice and cried twice). Plus his action sequences are really cool, and he looks great from episode 38 to episode 49 (?) when he’s still clean-shaven and in simple warrior garb (he’s usually decked out in all black and is really cool).

    2. A lot of subtle acting. Some might find it too much and really exhausting after a while (they develop their signature looks to express certain emotions, like Go Hyun Jung as Mishil with her wide-eyed veiled anger, ), but I find it a nice, subtle, little touch. More show than tell.

    3. Great acting! Not just Kim Nam Gil as Bidam, but also (especially) the powerful force that is Go Hyun Jung as Mishil and many more- the actors portraying Seohwa, the Queen’s mother, Jook Bang, one of her comrades, Misaeng, Mishil’s brother, and Chunchu, the Queen’s nephew are just some of my favourites. I find it really multi-faceted, where they out-step their role (for example, Jook Bang becomes a little of a father character to the Queen at the end, even though that is not his official role in the show) and act beyond their allocated personal interests (for example, Mishil is supposed to be the Queen’s greatest obstacle to the throne, but she isn’t all beauty and vicious tricks and no brain. She is so much the opposite of that. She is the Queen’s greatest obstacle because the country is also very important to her- she will not risk the country to achieve her goal, even if it means she sometimes “loses” to the Queen when she could have won).

    Cons

    1. Really long.

    2. May be a little too much on the political manipulation at times. I find it intriguing, but some want to focus on relationships and wished there weren’t so many of these

    3. You may start to feel tired with the use of the soundtrack at around episode 51 (where their zooming in on faces to show facial twitching is rather noticeable). (side-note: Bidam is really featured from episode 51 though, so I did watch from there till the end. )

    Where I try to persuade you to watch this 62 episode drama

    1. I haven’t watched it, but the writers wrote Tree With Deep Roots, apparently a very good drama? Plus there are some actors you may recognise- Ahn Gil Kang from Dream High and Yoo Seung-ho from Arang and the Magistrate. (I don’t think Yoo Seung-ho appears until episode 30-40 something though, when he becomes quite an important character).

    That’s the end of my really long comment.

    It’s ok if you’re caught up at the moment, but please reply! :)

    With love,

    chameleonboater

    p.s. your avatar is Hatsune Miku, a Japanese vocaloid.

    • Hey there, chameleonboater! I apologize for such a delayed reply, Real Life has been more hectic than I expected. Also, woot! to meeting a fellow Singaporean on the blog! ^^

      Thanks for the kind and encouraging words – I’m really happy that you’re enjoying the reviews! :) And also, you’re right that I don’t watch too many long shows. I do watch a number of family dramas and some dailies even, but I don’t always write about them. It’s my way of simplifying my drama experience – so that despite having this blog, I still get to watch drama in a more “switched off” mode, if you will. ;)

      Thanks for the very thorough recommendation, I’ve heard some good things about Queen Seon Deok, and I do like some Kim Nam Gil and Yoo Seung Ho. Long political sageuks aren’t my usual cup of tea, though, so I’m rather wary about this one. So far, I’ve preferred my sageuks of the shorter variety. BUT, now that you mention that the writers also wrote Tree With Deep Roots (which I love), I might just have to pop this on the watch list to at least give it a fair chance. :)

  26. Hey there!!! I’m sure you probably know that today, July 16 is Woobie’s birthday. :) Just sayin’ hahahaha

    Have an awesome rest of your week!

    • Yes it is!! :D Happy birthday to my dearest darling Woobie ❤❤❤

      Today Viki posted this video of Woobie singing at his Shanghai fanmeet, and I am really rather impressed at how much better he’s gotten with the singing! :D If you haven’t seen it, you can take a lookie here:

      • OMG. THAT VOICE. Granted it’s rough around the edges, STILL!

        Lawd, the smile on my face while I’m staring at my monitor at work. Sheesh. hahahahah Thank you for this! I just about melted.

        Woobie!!! Dang that smile.

        Thanks to this, I now have a top 3 k-loves:
        1) Kim Woo Bin – Woobie <3 <3 <3
        2) Kim Soo Hyun – though he's a bit boyish… you convinced me otherwise!
        3) Yeon Woo-Jin and Jang Hyuk: Because I love them to bits right now.

        Happy Wednesday/Thursday!

        • Tee hee! I’m so glad this perked up your work day, Jo!! :D

          Yes, isn’t Woobie’s voice quite lovely?? ❤ I’d seen an older clip of him singing some time ago, and I’d agreed with his conclusion that singing isn’t one of his talents. Which means that this video pretty much blew me away – he’s gotten sooo~ much better! And that makes so proud of him too ❤ Kudos to Woob for tackling an apparent weakness and making big strides and totally blowing me away! :D

          I haven’t fallen under Yeon Woo Jin’s spell yet.. I thought he did nicely in Arang and Ojakgyo Brothers (both fab shows, btw! If you haven’t seem them I highly recommend them!) and I’ve got him on my radar.. Who knows, he might sweep me off my feet yet! ;)

          • Thanks for the reply :). So here’s something to perk up your Monday–http://www.dramafever.com/news/kim-woo-bin-says-he-and-park-hyung-sik-aimed-to-win-the-best-couple-award-in-heirs/

            I am sure you’ve read it. It’s all Woobie and his thoughts on stuff. Love that he is such a grateful and loving sort. <3

            Oh and I know real life demands most of your time but I live to see the day that I read your reviews of Marriage Not Dating and Fated to Love you Korean version. Your humor plus their humor = something epic.

            Happy Monday!

            • Aw! Thanks for this, Jo!! SUCH a lovely read, and no, I hadn’t seen that post! :D Woob really is such an appreciative, grateful sort, isn’t he? I find that so endearing about him, seriously! ❤

              And speaking of perking up one’s day, have you seen this pic of him?

              I love how he’s rocking the tousled waves. Makes him look so sexy and accessible! Yes I want to run my fingers through that hair XD

              Such a compliment, that you’re looking forward to my take on Marriage Not Dating and Fated to Love You, THANK YOU! ❤ I haven’t started on either show but they are both on my radar and will remain on my watchlist unless something epically goes wrong ^^

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