Flash Review: Miss Kim’s Mystery [Drama Special]

If you’re looking for a small serve of drama that also happens to be fun and different, I’d like to suggest that you give Miss Kim’s Mystery a try.

It’s a blithe mash-up of office drama and heist-like spy-jinks, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure, and, as long as you keep your analytical lens on a slightly blurry setting, this works out to be a cheerful good time.

Not bad at all, for a little drama special that’s just shy of 1 hour and 4 minutes.

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Dear kfangurl: Can you talk about the whats, whys and wheres of noble idiocy?

Antonio writes:

Hi Fangirl,

Recently due to Noble Idiocy I abandoned the vision of a drama that I really enjoyed: Monthly Home Magazine.

Could you do a post with the list of dramas that contain this detestable gimmick?

I remember getting so mad on Clear With Passion With Me Now too and I would like to avoid investing hours of my life to be so disappointed. In the comments your readers could integrate the list and it would be a really useful service in my opinion.

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Open Thread: Kill Me, Heal Me Episodes 19 & 20

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! Can you believe we are at the end of our journey?? Thanks for sticking with me through this one, y’all. 🥲

Do Hyun and Shin Se Gi’s fist bump is headlining our post today, because it’s just such an iconic moment, to me. It feels like what we’ve been working up to, for the entire 20 episodes.

I have put up the announcement post for our group watch brainstorm, which you can find here. Do pop on over, to share your thoughts!

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this set of episodes; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

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Flash Review: You’re Pretty, Oh Man Bok [Drama Special]

I don’t know if you guys know this about me, but I really do enjoy a good family drama. The best ones give me such cozy, heartwarming feels; it’s like getting wrapped in a fuzzy, floofy blanket, as you sink into the feels. (My all-time favorites are Life Is Beautiful and Ojakgyo Brothers, in case you’re wondering. Father Is Strange and Five Enough are very solid too.)

I just don’t watch them much anymore, because they tend to be upwards of 50 episodes, and that’s a lot of drama hours that I could be using elsewhere. 😅

..Which makes this little drama special quite perfect, in my opinion. I get all the family drama feels, but in a compact little 1 hour and 11 minutes. Win and win, I say.

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Group Watch: What shall we watch next?

We are at the end of our Nirvana In Fire and Kill Me, Heal Me group watches, y’all – where has the time gone?!?

I hope you guys have been having fun with the group watches! I especially appreciate those of you who managed to join both group watches &/or have been active on the Open Threads. Sharing your reactions and your thoughts really makes the experience richer for everyone. Thank you for playing! ❤️

It’s time to brainstorm on what we should watch next, as a community. Here are some initial ideas, feel free to let me know what you think, in the comments!

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Open Thread: Nirvana In Fire Episodes 52, 53 & 54

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! Can you believe we are at the end of this epic journey? Thanks for sticking with me through this one, for 18 whole weeks, y’all. ❤️

1. I will put up a brainstorming post shortly, so that we can start thinking about what show to watch next as a community. Do pop on over, to share your thoughts!

2. If you’d like to visit my review of Nirvana In Fire, you can find it here.

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this set of episodes; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

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Review: The Devil Judge

THE SHORT VERDICT:

As dark as it is, and as flawed as it is, The Devil Judge is quite the rollercoaster of a watch.

I will say that Ji Sung and Kim Min Jung are both magnetic enough in their deliveries, to command your attention all on their own. That said, there is a lot that one might find problematic in this show’s writing and execution, not least Show’s propensity to try to shock its audience, as often and as deeply as possible.

Some folks love this one, and others hate it. It’s hard to say where you’d land, until you give this one a try. That said, I do think that certain lens adjustment would help yield a more enjoyable watch experience, which I’ll talk about shortly.

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Review: Hospital Playlist 2

THE SHORT VERDICT:

Show isn’t perfect by any means, but what it does right, it does so well, that I can’t help wanting to serve my heart up to Show on a plate.

It’s true that Show gets rather indulgent of itself from time to time, and it’s also true that some of the handling feels almost patronizing, in spots. However, our characters continue to be lovable and wonderful, and Show continues to do an excellent job of teasing out their growth and relationships in a way that feels organic; it just has a way of grabbing my heart.

An absolutely worthy follow up to Season 1.

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Open Thread: Kill Me, Heal Me Episodes 17 & 18

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! Yo Na’s headlining our post again today, because I just love her. 😍 Also, can you believe that we are almost at the end? Time really does fly!

I will be putting up the announcement post for our group watch brainstorm next Wednesday, so do look out for that!

Here are our usual ground rules, before we begin:

1. Please don’t post spoilers in the Open Thread, except for events that have happened in the show, up to this point. If you really need to talk about a spoiler, it is possible to use the new spoiler tags, but please know that spoilers are still visible (ie, not hidden) in the email notification that you receive, of the comment in question. We have quite a few first-time viewers among us, and we don’t want to spoil anything for anyone.

2. Discussions on this thread don’t have to close when newer threads open, just so you know! But as we progress through our group watch, please keep the discussions clear of spoilers from future episodes, so that future readers coming to this thread won’t be accidentally spoiled. Does that make sense?

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this set of episodes; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

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Review: My Roommate Is A Gumiho

THE SHORT VERDICT:

The great thing about My Roommate is a Gumiho, is how fresh it manages to feel, despite it appearing, at first glance, to be like just about any other romcom dotting Dramaland. Yes, there are tropes, but most of the time, they’re there to be turned on their heads. In particular, I love our female lead, who’s anything but a Candy. She might appear rather goofy on the surface, but she’s gracious and classy, and has such a good head on her shoulders, that it’s hard not to love her.

I feel that Hye Ri and Jang Ki Yong are well-cast and well-directed in this; I enjoyed them both very much, and I feel that their chemistry works really well. As a bonus, Kang Han Na is wonderful in this, as a ditzy ex-gumiho. This is literally my favorite role of Kang Han Na’s, to date.

I found the ending a touch underwhelming, especially when compared to how solidly the rest of the show stacks up, but overall, it’s still a very enjoyable drama that I’d recommend!

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