The Fangirl Verdict

Completely biased reviews and fangirling


1. Why the Full List?

Because I get that some of us like to search for stuff by the show itself rather than the type of review, here’s a full list of all the shows that I’ve written about on this site. I’ve included helpful little labels next to each show, to indicate the type of post it is.

The handy-dandy breakdown:

[Full Review] = Lengths will vary, but each contains a Short, Long & Final Verdict

[Flash Review] = Quick, short, spoiler-lite reviews.

[Dropped] = Dropped Drama

2. The Rating System

Understand more about my rating system here!

I hope you guys find this list useful!

~ kfangurl


20th Century Boy And Girl [Flash Review] B

71: Into the Fire [Movie] [Flash Review] A


A Gentleman’s Dignity [Full Review] B-

A Love So Beautiful [China] [Flash Review] A-

A Poem A Day [You Who Forgot Poetry] [Flash Review] B

A Sharply Graceful Girl [Japan] [Flash Review] B

A Werewolf Boy [Movie] [Flash Review] A-

Across The Ocean To See You [China] [Flash Review] C-

Age Of Youth [Flash Review] B++

Age Of Youth 2 [Full Review] B++

All About Eve [Full Review] A-

Angel’s Last Mission: Love [Dropped] D

Angry Mom [Full Review] A

Answer Me, 1988 [Reply 1988] [Full Review] A

Answer Me, 1994 [Reply 1994] [Full Review] A-

Answer Me, 1997 [Reply 1997] [Full Review] A-

Arang and the Magistrate [Full Review] A

Are You Human Too? [Full Review] B+

Ashes Of Love [China] [Dropped] D

At Eighteen [A Moment At Eighteen] [Full Review] A-


Bad Guys [Full Review] B+

Bad Guys 2 – City Of Evil [Dropped] D

Be Melodramatic [Melo Suits Me] [Full Review] A-

Beautiful Days [Full Review] A-

Beautiful Gong Shim [Dropped] D

Beauty Inside [Drama] [Full Review] B+

Beauty Inside [Movie] [Flash Review] B

Because It’s The First Time [Flash Review] B+

Because This Is My First Life [Flash Review] A-

Big [Full Review] B-

Boyfriend [Encounter] [Dropped] D

Bride of the Century [Full Review] A-

Bring It On, Ghost [Let’s Fight, Ghost] [Flash Review] B

Bromance [TW Drama] [Flash Review] B


Cantabile Tomorrow [Flash Review] B-

Cheese In The Trap [Flash Review] B-

Chicago Typewriter [Flash Review] B++

Chuno [Slave Hunter] [Full Review] A++

Circle [Flash Review] B++

Coffee Prince [Full Review] A

Crash Landing On You [Full Review] B++

Cunning Single Lady [Sly and Single Again] [Full Review] B+


Dating Agency Cyrano [Full Review] B-

Descendants of the Sun [Full Review] B

Designated Survivor: 60 Days [Flash Review] B+

Doctors [Flash Review] C+

Dream High [Full Review] A

Dream High 2 [Full Review] D+


Ex-Girlfriend Club [Dropped] D

Extraordinary You [Dropped] D

EXO Next Door [Flash Review] B-


Fall In Love At First Kiss 2019 [TW Movie] [Flash Review] C++

Fall In Love With Me [TW Drama] [Flash Review] C+

Falling For Innocence [Full Review] B+

Familiar Wife [Flash Review] B++

Fated To Love You [Full Review] A-

Fates and Furies [Flash Review] B-

Father Is Strange [Flash Review] A

Feelings [Neukkim] [Full Review] B

Fermentation Family [Full Review] B+

Fight My Way [Full Review] B++

Find Yourself [China] [Full Review] B+

Five Children [Five Enough] [Flash Review] B+

Flower Boy Next Door [Full Review] B-

Fox Bride Star [Where Stars Land] [Full Review] B


Gaksital [Bridal Mask] [Full Review] A+

Go Back Spouses [Flash Review] B++

Go Go Squid! [China] [Flash Review] B

Go Ho’s Starry Night [Flash Review] B+

Goong [Princess Hours] [Full Review] B+

Goong S [Prince Hours] [Flash Review] C+

Graceful Family [Dropped] D

Greasy Melo [Wok Of Love] [Dropped] D


Haeundae Lovers [Full Review] C+

Healer [Full Review] A+

Heartless City [Cruel City] [Flash Review] B+

Heart To Heart [Full Review] B+

Heirs [Full Review] C+

Her Lovely Heels [Full Review] C-

Her Private Life [Full Review] B++

Hidden Identity [Dropped] D

High-end Crush [Dropped] D

High School King [Full Review] C

High School Love On [Dropped] D

High Society [Flash Review] C

History of the Salaryman [Full Review] B+

Ho Goo’s Love [Dropped] D

Hot Young Bloods [Movie] [Full Review] A-

Hotel Del Luna [Full Review] B-

How Long Will I Love U [Chinese Movie] [Flash Review] B+

Hwarang [Dropped] D

Hyde, Jekyll, Me [Dropped] D


I Can Speak [Movie] [Flash Review] A-

I Do, I Do [Full Review] B-

I Hear Your Voice [Full Review] A+

I Miss You [Dropped] D

I Need Romance 2012 [Full Review] C-

I Need Romance 3 [Full Review] B-

I Order You [Dropped] D

I’m Not A Robot [Flash Review] B+

If We Were A Season [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

Imaginary Cat [Flash Review] B

In Time With You [Taiwan] [Flash Review] A-

It’s Okay It’s Love [Full Review] B+

Itaewon Class [Full Review] B+


Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love [Flash Review] B++

Joseon Gunman [Flash Review] B

Just Between Lovers [Flash Review] B+

Just You [TW Drama] [Flash Review] B


Keys To The Heart [Korean Movie] [Flash Review] A

King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang [Full Review] B

King of Dramas [The Lord of the Drama] [Full Review] A-


Lawless Lawyer [Lawless Attorney] [Flash Review] B+

Let’s Eat [Full Review] B

Let’s Eat 2 [Full Review] B+

Let’s Eat 3 [Flash Review] C+

Liar Game [Flash Review] C+

Life Is Beautiful [Full Review] A+

Life On Mars [Flash Review] A-

Lingerie Girls’ Generation [Girls’ Generation 1979] [Flash Review] A-

Little Forest [Korean Movie] [Flash Review] B+

Love And Destiny [China] [Dropped] D

Love Cells [Flash Review] B-

Love For A Thousand More [Flash Review] B

Love Me If You Dare [China] [Dropped] D

Love O2O [China] [Flash Review] B+

Love Rain [Full Review] C

Lucky Romance [Flash Review] C+


Marriage Contract [Full Review] B+

Marriage Not Dating [Full Review] A

Mask [Flash Review] C++

Master’s Sun B- | That Far Gone [Master’s Sun Fanfic] [Full Review] A+

Meet Me @ 1006 [Taiwan] [Dropped] D

Memories Of The Alhambra [Flash Review] B+

Mirror Of The Witch [Flash Review] B-

Misaeng [Full Review] A

Miss Granny [Movie] [Flash Review] A+

Miss Korea [Full Review] B+

Mix [Mixed Doubles] [Japanese Movie] [Flash Review] B

Money Flower [Full Review] A-

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo [Full Review] C+

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds [Full Review] A

Moonshine And Valentine [The Love Knot: His Excellency’s First Love] [China] [Flash Review] C+

Moorim School [Dropped] D

Mother Of Mine [My Prettiest Daughter In The World] [Dropped] D

My Absolute Boyfriend [Korea] [Dropped] D

My Beautiful Bride [Flash Review] B

My Brilliant Life [Movie] [Flash Review] A+

My Country [Full Review] B++

My Daughter Seo Young [Flash Review] B+

My Friend Is Still Alive [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

My Holo Love [Flash Review] B-

My Husband Oh Jak Doo [My Husband, Mr. Oh] [Flash Review] C+

My ID is Gangnam Beauty [Flash Review] B

My Little Lover [Japan] [Flash Review] B

My Love Eun Dong [Full Review] B-

My Mister [My Ahjussi] [Full Review] A+

My Mr. Mermaid [China] [Dropped] D

My Secret Hotel [Dropped] D

My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday [Japanese Movie] [Flash Review] A


Nemureru Mori no Jukujo [Sleeping Jukujo] [Japan] [Flash Review] B+

Nice Guy [The Innocent Man] [Flash Review] B

Nine [Nine: Nine Time Travels]  |  Trading Thoughts: Nine [Full Review] A-

Nirvana In Fire [Chinese Drama] [Flash Review] A++

Nirvana In Fire 2: The Wind Blows In Chang Lin [China] [Flash Review] A

Noble, My Love [Flash Review] B


Oh Hae Young Again [Another Oh Hae Young] [Full Review] A-

Oh My Ghostess [Flash Review] B+

Oh My Venus [Full Review] C++

Ojakgyo Brothers [Full Review] A+

One More Happy Ending [Flash Review] B-

One Spring Night [Full Review] B++

One Warm Word [Full Review] A

Operation Proposal [Full Review] B+

Orange Marmalade [Flash Review] B-

Our Times [TW Movie] [Flash Review] A-


Padam Padam [Full Review] A

Page Turner [Flash Review] A

Panda and Hedgehog [Full Review] C-

Plus Nine Boys [Flash Review] B+

Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food [Something In The Rain] [Full Review] C

Prime Minister and I [Full Review] B-

Prison Playbook [Wise Prison Life] [Full Review] A-

Producer [Flash Review] B+

Put Your Head On My Shoulder [China] [Full Review] B++


Queen In-hyun’s Man [Full Review] A+

Queen Of The Ring [Three Colors Of Fantasies: Gold] [Flash Review] B


Radio Romance [Dropped] D

Rich Man, Poor Woman [Japan] [Flash Review] C+

Romance Full Of Life [Three Colors Of Fantasies: Green] [Flash Review] B-

Romance Is A Bonus Book [Full Review] A

Rooftop Prince [Full Review] B+

Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung [Flash Review] B


Sassy Go Go [Cheer Up] [Full Review] B

Scholar Who Walks The Night [Flash Review] C+

School 2013 [Full Review] A+

School 2017 [Dropped] D

Search: WWW [Full Review] A

Secret Love – Have You Ever Had Coffee With An Angel? [Flash Review] B

Secret Love Affair [Full Review] A++

Sensory Couple [The Girl Who Sees Smells] [Flash Review] C+

Seven First Kisses [Flash Review] B

Shan Shan Comes To Eat [Boss & Me] [China] [Flash Review] B

She is WOW [Flash Review] C+

She Was Pretty [Full Review] A

Shut Up Flower Boy Band [Full Review] A+

SKY Castle [Full Review] A

Something About 1% [1% of Anything] [Flash Review] B+

Splash Splash Love [Flash Review] A

Star Of The Universe [Three Colors Of Fantasies: White] [Flash Review] B++

Stove League [Flash Review] B++

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon [Full Review] B

Suddenly Seventeen [Chinese Movie] [Flash Review] B+

Suddenly This Summer [China] [Full Review] B++

Suits [Flash Review] B

Sungkyunkwan Scandal [Full Review] A

Surplus Princess [Flash Review] C++

Suspicious Partner [Full Review] B+


Temperature Of Love [Dropped] D

Terius Behind Me [My Secret Terius] [Flash Review] B

Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms [China] [Flash Review] A-

That Winter, The Wind Blows [Full Review] C+

The Advisors Alliance [China] [Dropped] D

The Best Hit [Flash Review] B-

The Crowned Clown [Full Review] A

The Dude In Me [Inside Me] [Movie] [Flash Review] C++

The Equator Man [Full Review] C

The Eternal Love [China] [Flash Review] C

The Final Match [Last Match] [Flash Review] B-

The First Half Of My Life [China] [Flash Review] A

The K2 [Dropped] D

The King 2 Hearts [Full Review] A

The King Loves [Full Review] B

The Last Empress [An Empress’s Dignity] [Flash Review] B

The Light In Your Eyes [Dazzling] [Radiant] [Flash Review] A

The Longest Day in Chang’an [China] [Flash Review] B+

The Magician [Movie] [Flash Review] B-

The Moon that Embraces the Sun [Full Review] A-

The Princess’ Man [Full Review] A

The Reason I’m Getting Married [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

The Secret Life Of My Secretary [Full Review] B

The Secret Message [Dropped] D

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes [Hundred Million Stars From The Sky] [Flash Review] B

The Story Of Minglan [China] [Flash Review] B+

The Suspect [Movie] [Full Review] B

The Tale Of Nokdu [Full Review] B

The Taste of Curry [Drama Special] [Flash Review] B+

The Technicians [Movie] [Full Review] B

The Third Charm [Full Review] B++

The Three Musketeers [Full Review] B

The Throne [Sado] [Movie] [Flash Review] A-

Thirty But Seventeen [Still 17] [Full Review] A-

This Guy Is The Biggest Mistake In My Life [Japan] [Flash Review] B-

Thumping Spike 2 [Dropped] D

To The Beautiful You [Full Review] B

Touch Your Heart [Reach Of Sincerity] [Full Review] B+

Twenty Again [Full Review] A

Twenty Years Old [20’s] [Flash Review] B+

Two Lights: Relúmĭno [Flash Review] B+

Two Weeks [Full Review] A-


Uncontrollably Fond [Dropped] D

Under The Hawthorn Tree [Chinese Movie] [Flash Review] A


Vampire Prosecutor [Full Review] A

Vampire Prosecutor 2 [Full Review] B+

VIP [Flash Review] B++


W-Two Worlds [Flash Review] B

Warrior Baek Dong Soo [Full Review] B-

We Married As A Job [Japan] [Flash Review] A-

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo [Full Review] A+

Well Intended Love [China] [Flash Review] C+

What’s Up? [Full Review] B

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? [Why Secretary Kim] [Flash Review] B

When The Camellia Blooms [Flash Review] B+

When The Devil Calls Your Name [Flash Review] B+

When We Were Young 2018 [Flash Review] B+

Where The Lost Ones Go [China] [Flash Review] C+

White Christmas [Full Review] B-

Who Are You – School 2015 [Full Review] B

Wild Romance [Full Review] C+

Witch’s Romance [Full Review] A

Wonderful Days [Flash Review] C++

Wonderful Nightmare [Movie] [Flash Review] B



Yong Pal [Flash Review] C

Your House Helper C++

Your Name [Japanese Movie] [Flash Review] A+

You From Another Star [My Love From Another Star] [Full Review] A+



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  1. Hello,

    I can recommend you 2 TW dramas which are My lucky star and Back to 1989. I think my lucky star is my most favorite TW drama ever, good actors, good storyline and love line, reasonable people and no one is extremely good or bad.

    About back to 1989, the man lead is so handsome and a good actor too, the story is also meaningful 🙂

    Hope to read your review about these 2 dramas one day 🙂


    • Hi there petit, thanks for the recommendations. 🙂 I did try watching Back to 1989 some time back, but it didn’t stick. I think I dropped out at around the halfway point. I do agree the male lead is handsome though! 😉 I looked up My Lucky Star, and wow, it’s from 2007! That’s quite a long time ago! I’ll keep it in mind for the next time I’m in the mood for a bit of retro drama. 😉


  2. hi, i just saw that you didn’t finish goblin but you didn’t fully drop it yet. hope you can find the motivation to finish it! it’s really good. perhaps, did the age gap disturb you?


  3. hi! just curious, did you ever make a review for goblin?


  4. Hi
    Thank you for all your superb and insightful reviews. I just finished watching the drama SECRET LOVE AFFAIR. I agree with your rating of A++. It is one of the most beautifully shot kdramas that I have come across. I went away with a lot of thoughts.
    I have also enjoyed the other Ahn’s drama “One spring Night”. His dramas are really unique…..almost like art.

    It would be awesome if you have the time to review ENCOUNTER, a most recent drama starring Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum. It is a beautifully shot drama with gorgeous sceneries and also evocative dialogues.
    I hope to read your review on this drama some day.

    Thank you once again. I will look at all your other reviews too and give you any feedback if I have any.

    regards Lily


    • Hi there Lily, welcome to the blog! 😀 I’m pleased to know you enjoyed the review of Secret Love Affair! It really is beautifully done, and very special. ❤ I'm sorry to say, though, that Encounter didn't work for me, despite its popularity. I did write a post on why I dropped it, which you can check out here.

      You can also browse my Full List of drama posts here. I hope that helps! 🙂


  5. Hello! I’ve always relied on your reviews to find good shows to watch. I realised we mostly have a lot of common opinions and taste, even when it comes to some detailed parts of the show. So I only watched those in your A or B list and not bother with others. And also I love your writing! I’ve recently watched Mr Sunshine on a friend’s recommendation and quickly wanting to check your opinion about the show, but I couldn’t find it. Really hope you could write full review on this drama. Dying to read it.


    • Hi there Oniiion, thanks for enjoying the reviews; I’m glad! 🙂 I’m sorry to say, though, that I didn’t manage to finish Mr. Sunshine. I did write a short blurb about it in my 2018 year in review, which you can check out here. It’s not a full review, but I hope it helps. 🙂


  6. Please review Empress Ki


  7. did you watch vagabond? if you did, could you write a review


  8. Hi Kfangurl!

    I often browse your list of reviews to choose my next drama to watch. One show I didn’t see on your list is Miss Hammurabi. I just finished watching and think you would enjoy this show quite a bit! It’s nothing crazy, no overdramatic drama. It’s a slice of life for a judge and has really like-able characters. Please give it a try when you have a chance!

    Thanks for all the great reviews!


    • Hi there DS! Thanks for the suggestion.. I don’t generally gravitate towards legal dramas, but I do like slice of life. Maybe this might work for me despite being a legal drama? I’ve added it to my list to check out, for now. 🙂


  9. Hi kfangurl…
    You know i love your reviews.
    There is a show i just finished… Its so adorable , you have to watch it…. A thing called first love (China.)
    I know you dropped it after episode 1 , but if possible ..
    Try watching it again….
    Its gets adorable with each episode, and quite different i feel.
    Hope you can give it a try…


    • Hi there Basima, thanks for stopping by! 🙂 I’m.. intrigued, that you loved A Thing Called First Love so much.. I might give it another try, but no promises, because it was quite an effort for me to get through just E1. 😛 But if it gets more adorable with each episode, then it might be worth it..! 😅


  10. You don’t have a review for Goblin?


    • Hi there asyashadow, I’m sorry to say that I never finished Goblin because I wasn’t able to get into it. I haven’t officially dropped it either, which is why there isn’t a Dropped post listed. I have vague intentions to giving it another try sometime, but in the meantime, you’re right, there’s no available review for Goblin, I’m afraid. 😅


  11. Please do a review of Itaewon Class ♡ im soooo curious as to what you think of Show ♡


  12. Happy new year! A little late but sincere. I’ve just seen Chocolate and I really liked it. I always read your reviews and I think you may enjoy this one. Great actors, a lovely main story and several interesting secundary caracters and plots, with important messages. Thank you for your hard work!


    • Hi there Guadalupe! Thanks for the recommendation. I was going to give Chocolate a pass coz I’d heard that it was unreasonably tragic and sad, but since then I’ve heard some good things, and your suggestion prompted me to download it to try. I hope I’ll like it as much as you did! 🙂


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  14. Would be interested to see your review of _Heroine Disqualified_ with Mirei Kiritani and Kento Yamazaki


    • Thanks for the suggestion Becca. I’ll add it to my list for when I’m in the mood for Japanese, but fair warning that it’s been a while since I’ve felt like watching a Japanese show. 😅


  15. you should really try dr romantic (also known as romantic doctor teacher kim). if i remember correctly medical dramas aren’t your preference? you should still watch it, i was s o l d from the first episode. cute loveline. and seo hyunjin’s inside 😀


    • Thanks for the suggestion, hyunyeet.. I’ve heard good things about Dr. Romantic. You’re right that medical dramas are not my thing. But I won’t rule out checking out Dr. Romantic sometime, since I’ve heard so many good things about it! 🙂


  16. Unnie please review when the camellia blooms 🥰🥰 it is a really warm story, with some thriller elements and an overall a slice of life mood. It’s really good!


  17. Hey there. I really love reading your reviews and look forward to comparing your thoughts with mine after finishing a show. No review for What Happens to My Family? Was looking forward to reading your review. 🙂


  18. Hi!! I was wondering whether you had any drama recommendations that were similar to Healer or Weightlifting Fairy. I agree with your opinion on SO MANY dramas, I really trust your opinion hehe KEEP UP THE HARD WORK :)))


    • Hi there Jenny, thanks for enjoying the reviews! ❤ Unfortunately I can't think of a show that's similar to Healer, since it's quite unique and special to my eyes.. A distant contender might be City Hunter, if you haven't seen it. It's on the action-packed side too, but I found the romance in Healer much more engrossing. A pretty good retro one is Time Between Dog and Wolf. It's a little dated looking, but it's an emotionally satisfying ride, though I think the romance is not a main story arc as well.

      As for Weightlifting Fairy, if you're looking specifically for the campus romance part of things, you could try Age Of Youth, or if you don't mind high school, Sassy Go Go (Cheer Up) is quite enjoyable too. If you don't mind C-dramas, A Love So Beautiful is quite special and has a touch of Weightlifting Fairy as well as a touch of Playful Kiss about it. Put Your Head On My Shoulder is a slice-of-life sort of campus romance, which I found pretty enjoyable too. I hope that helps! 🙂


  19. Wow, these are some really honest reviews!! I have doubts whenever my friends suggest new kdramas to watch mostly because popular dramas are waaaaaay overrated. I do enjoy great storylines with great acting and a well developed character. Currently watching Vagabond, still ongoing but far beyond expectations! I recommend it 100% I just hope they don’t mess up the ending. Thank you for giving your time and effort on these reviews! I trust your list whenever I want to watch a new drama haha


  20. Annyeong! Hope you’ll soon decide to watch HOSPITAL SHIP and write a review about it (Please please please do! 😄). I’ll be awaiting your honest view of the Show (hopefully, you’ll love it as I did). Looking forward to more extensive reviews from you. I don’t mind reading lengthy write-ups when they are really well-written and certainly well-thought-out just like yours. Hwaiting!


    • Hi there 자낼, thanks for enjoying the reviews. ❤ I'm sorry to say that I don't have any immediate plans to check out Hospital Ship. If I do watch it sometime, I'll be sure to write about it though. 🙂




  22. Hi! Your reviews are so well articulated and apt! I love coming back to your review after watching a drama to compare it to your lens. Also, if you have the time I would highly recommend Mr. Sunshine. It’s a beautiful and intense story.


    • Hi there, thanks for enjoying the reviews. 🙂 Unfortunately, Mr. Sunshine didn’t end up working for me. I stuck with it for about 14 eps, but never ended up loving it like everyone else, which is when I gave up. 😛 I’m glad to hear that you loved it tho! 🙂


  23. Where is dazzling


  24. Hi kfangirl, I’ve just discovered your site by reading your review of Money Flower. Thoroughly enjoyed the piece and I’m looking forward to reading more of your work.

    You probably have a number of shows you’ve been suggested to watch but if I may suggest a couple more would be Stranger Directed by: Ahn Gil-Ho; Yoo Je-won and Life Written by: Lee So-yeon. These two dramas touch on a part of the world that I’ve never seen on screen before and it has impacted on the way I view humanity.

    I hope you have the opportunity to watch it. Mary


    • Hi Mary, welcome to the blog! I’m glad you found me! 😀 Thanks for enjoying my Money Flower review; I loved that show and Jang Hyuk in it. ❤

      Thanks for the drama suggestions.. I've got Stranger on my list, because so many folks were raving about it. I intend to check it out sometime this year, so I hope you won't have to wait TOO long for a review! 😉 As for Life.. I've been hedging on that one because medical dramas are really not my thing, and I haven't yet met a medical drama that I actually enjoyed. I figure that if I end up loving Stranger, then I'll think about giving Life a go, since it's by the same writer. 🙂 In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy poking around the site! You can browse the Full List of reviews/dropped posts here. ❤


  25. Hi, I haven’t written in a while but I still drop by and read your reviews! I recently finished a Mandarin drama called ‘My Little Princess’ and while it’s not without flaws, I really enjoyed it and I think you might too! It takes a spoiled, rich girl who is normally the antagonist or second lead in a drama and make her the lead, which leads to some interesting u-turn on the usual tropes. Not to say there aren’t the usual cliches, but it’s still a fun watch and the chemistry is sizzling! If you have the chance, give it a go 🙂


    • Hi bleudonne! I looked it up, and it does seem like something I might like – I think I’ll put it on drama nightcap duty, starting tonight! 😉 Thanks for the recommendation! ❤


  26. Hey, I’ve just finished The Smile Has Left Your Eyes and was wondering if you have seen it too . It may not be for everyone but I LOVED IT and this might be my new favorite K-Drama alongside I Hear Your Voice and Pinocchio. Love your reviews btw ☺️


    • Hi there hrinik! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 I’ve been wondering whether to check out The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.. I’ve heard so many good things, but I also know it’s dark melo, which isn’t usually my thing. I might have to dip my toes in, just to see – hopefully I’ll like it as much as you do! 🙂


  27. Hi there!

    So recently I have been very into melodrama kdramas (I recently finished “Just Between Lovers”). Do you have any drama recommendations for me on what to watch next?


  28. Im so excited to discover that the the shows on your A list are among my all time favorite. I also share your love for Goong (the OTP moments I am still rewatching from time to time) and Coffee Prince (I have rewatched in full for the nth time). Cheers!


    • Ooh, hi5 Marie Ana! 😀 I love Goong, and always will. It was my gateway into kdramas. And I loved Coffee Prince, so much. I still have good intentions of writing it a review – someday! 😉


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  30. Have you seen Come and Hug Me. Just finished it and I loved it , was wondering about your opinion.


    • Hi there hrinik! I’ve been hearing mixed reactions to Come And Hug Me. Some folks love it unconditionally, while others remarked that the show didn’t have a satisfying ending. I’m not sure whether to give it a try, because it does sound awfully angsty 😛


      • Hi! I just finished watching come and hug me I feel that is sooo underrated. I can see why some were dissatisfied with the ending. For me, the best possible ending happened mid the last episode. Though I just feel that the flashbacks were overused. I think I saw some flashback scenes as many as four or even seven times throughout the drama. So, I must say 40% of the whole are just flashbacks. 😦 Nonetheless, the acting of actors was specially commendable. The plot is A for me too.


        • Thanks for the quick insight on Come and Hug Me, JS.. I’m glad you enjoyed the show, and rate it highly! I haven’t seen it myself, although I had vague intentions of checking it out. Maybe it’s time to pop it back on my neverending watch list..! 😛


  31. What are your thoughts on the new Chinese Meteor Garden?


    • Hi there Fanatically, I’m sorry to say that I haven’t checked out the new Chinese Meteor Garden. Even though I loved the J-version and got sucked in by the K-version when it aired, I feel like I’ve moved on from this story now, and am unlikely to be watching this newest version. I’ve heard that lots of folks are enjoying it though! 🙂


  32. OMG, I just finished watching Episode 6 of “Mr. Sunshine” & now I have to wait another week for Episode 7, not fair. Maybe it would be better to wait until all of the episodes have been downloaded on Netflix so one can proceed on to the next episode. What a beautiful film & I like how they use flashbacks as to who the characters are in the beginning and now in the present, very well done. The scenery is beautiful and such tension between two of the characters w/ just a pulling of her skirt material on her expensive dress… suggestive (Episode 5).
    Thank you for the suggestions Fangirl for the Netflix recommendations, they are now on my que.


    • Hi there Carol, sounds like you’re very much enjoying Mr. Sunshine! I haven’t started on it myself, but I’m encouraged by the positive reactions I’m hearing! I personally don’t have Netflix, so I’m unable to help with your request – but I see that Antitled has already supplied you with her list, which is great! I have to agree with Antitled, that I very much enjoy the sense of community you guys are building, on this site! 😀




    • I agree w/ you Fangirl, “Mr. Sunshine” is excellent but we have to wait for new episodes only on the weekends here in the States. I just finished watching, “Goodbye Mr. Black”, I loved it, the lead actor was also in “Nine” & he is soooooo handsome. I can’t remember his name, I always get the Korean names mixed up even when I’m watching a kdrama & thinking to myself, “Now who are they refferring to?” Question: Is there any way you can list your top rated movie reviews of those featured on Netflix? This is my only way of watching these dramas.
      Thank you from Southern California, Carol Shibuya


      • Soooo trueeeee </3 EPISODE 5 IS HEREEEE. I'm torn between watching it to know what's happening ASAP and not watching it until all episodes are out (coz you know… IT HURTS TO ALWAYS WAIT AFTER A NEW CLIFFHANGER. I CRY)

        Hmmmm… I've only watched (finished) a few Korean stuff on Netflix also. Some dramas I tried to watch at least for 3 episodes but gave up either because the acting was too flat for me or the writing was too cheesy. BUT what I did finish are reaaaally good. ❤ Here they are in no particular order (it's hard to pick a favorite):
        1. Misaeng
        2. Live
        3. Age of Youth (Hello, My Twenties on Netflix)
        4. It's Okay That's Love
        5. Prison Playbook
        6. And!!! If you're game for anything and if you haven't yet, watch Busted too! It's A-grade ingenious; combining drama, suspense, and variety show into one. I daresay no one has ever attempted that EVER.

        That's everything… and now, I'm gonna watch Nine because you said it's good! HAHAHA thank you Carol~ I love the sense of community this website has given us fangirls!

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    • Hey there antitled, thanks for the tip, I’ve got Mr. Sunshine on my radar, and am waiting for a bit longer, before diving in. 🙂 It’s great to know that you’re loving it so much that you’re in a capslock frenzy! 😉


  34. I recently finished watching (via Netflix) the Chinese action packed crime drama and romance series, “When A Snail Falls In Love”. The series doesn’t appear to be in your reviews, but I would recommend the series to you & your viewers who like an action film, romance and beautiful cinemaphotography all rolled up into a series. It appears that there is a Season 2, but not offerred at this time on Netflix.


    • Hi there Carol 🙂 Funny you should mention When a Snail Falls in Love.. I did try watching that show some time back, but I didn’t end up finishing it. Somehow it just didn’t work for me the way it worked for so many others. I might write it a Dropped post sometime, but after having left it for many months, I still have no desire to go back to it, so I doubt I will check out Season 2! 😛


  35. Blade Man.

    Another title is Iron man. But for me, if you wanted to compare the male character to a hero from Marvel , it would be the incredible hulk. Instead of turning green, he grows blades.
    I thought the acting was excellent overall. I’m not counting the game team, as they were just eye candy. Well, if they can act, they didn’t get much of a chance to show it here. I thought the drama had some powerful scenes with the second female lead.
    But her pain spells are more or less forgotten after a while.
    The villain ie the one who indirectly caused the second female lead’s condition doesn’t get punished, I’m not quiet sure what the point of the fainting spells was. As far as I remember, she fainted once or twice. It looks like it’s going to a big issue. But it’s never really pursued. We hear, that she gets fainting spells.
    But I don’t recall seeing her get any before.
    So the story is I guess this young woman , who blames herself for what she sees as a misdeed, and tries atone for it by helping others become better. But I see this as quite overbearing at times.
    The story was fine, although you could see where it was going.
    But for me, it was the acting that made this drama work. Oh, it has some nice locations as well,


    • Oh, I’m glad you enjoyed Blade Man, Martin! I didn’t get around to checking it out (the premise didn’t really appeal to me), but it’s great to know that it was a solid watch! 🙂


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