The Fangirl Verdict

Completely biased reviews and fangirling


What’s Dear kfangurl?

A fairly new addition to the site, Dear kfangurl is an agony unni sort of thing, just specifically geared towards drama and fangirling.

I may not have all the answers you’re looking for, but I can certainly listen. And of course, share my own experiences and perspectives as well. Much like a friend might listen and share and chat with you over tea. πŸ™‚

Index of posts:

Dear kfangurl:

…And more to come, asΒ more questions come in!

Dya have a question?

Send me your question in the way that you feel most comfortable.

You can either:

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Look forward to hearin’ from ya!



35 thoughts on “DEAR KFANGURL

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  2. Dear kfangurl,
    I love you blog! Your reviews are very interesting!
    I started watching kdramas last year, and haven’t stopped since xD
    I was wondering, can you recommend me any kdramas with good, compiling, interesting female characters? Because I find this aspect kind of lacking D:


    • Hi there Reka, I’ve managed to post an answer to your question. You can find it here. Do also check out the comments coz everyone else has chimed in with suggestions that I either missed or didn’t know about. I hope you enjoy. πŸ™‚


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  4. Dear kfangurl, what makes a kdrama addicting enough that I want to rewatch at least 10 times?
    I’m kinda in the middle of a tough transition period at the moment and I found myself going back to rewatching all my favourite dramas – Healer, My Love From Another Star, Because This Is My First Life, Fight For My Way and Suspicious Partner, but with the FF button when it came to the “evil chaebol” or “bad guy” bits. But when I decided to try a drama that I hadn’t watched but was on my list, I kept dropping them half way. What is it in the above dramas, which I believe you loved as well after reading your reviews (which were amazing btw), or any general drama that makes me come back to these again and again?


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  6. Hi kfangirl it’s me again, I found that your last post reply to my question was very helpful and very well explained so thank you very much and I’m here with another question (sorry). Basically I was wondering why is it that so many dramas employ the same, sometimes very cringeworthy tropes (wrist grabs, accidental kisses, chaebol family drama etc) and viewers like me, who have seen them so many times before, still continue to lap them up? That was a very long winded question sorry, and adding to that why is it that writers continue to add in these tropes. I became interested in this when I began watching Crash Landing on You thanks to my undying Hyun Bin love ever since I watched secret garden. The show definitely has a lot of these tropes and yet I still continue to get sucked in. Am I the only one?


  7. Dear Fangirl,
    I love your reviews. They are well written, insightful and detailed.

    Why do you prefer K dramas to C dramas?

    Can you review more C dramas?


    • Hi there Oscar, thanks for enjoying the reviews! πŸ˜€ I guess I’ve reviewed fewer Cdramas coz those tend to be very long, while the kdramas tend to be shorter (except for the family and daily dramas, which have much higher episode counts). Because of their length, it takes me much longer to finish a Cdrama than a kdrama, which is why I manage to write more kdrama reviews. I’ve heard that China’s going to control the number of episodes per drama, so hopefully that will help me to watch – and review – more Cdramas! πŸ™‚


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  10. Dear kfangirl, is it normal that I am so so addicted to kdramas that real life seems dull and I can’t focus on studying because all I want to do is just click for the next episode?


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  12. Hay, hay, hay…it’s me, Reiko! *hugs* Long time no talk ne? Sry, I know it’s been a long while, and possibly maybe too long to even remember when I last used to write comments on your blog either. *sigh* πŸ™„πŸ˜‘πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜­ I guess for a long while (back then), I had to take a long break from watching kdramas. (I know, I know) You’re probably wondering ‘why’ too. lol But, I started up again in wanting to watch, and so far I’ve finished watching ‘Tunnel’, which I LOVED to death! So much so, I REALLY wished that dang research doctor on it would DIE, and thankfully, he did in the end. LOL πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ™Š I usually don’t ever wish for a drama character to die, but in that drama, ohhhhhh you bet I did! hahaha I’m currently watching (2 at once) ‘The Last Empress’ and ‘Devilish Charm’. I’m almost half-done watching The Last Empress and my goodness…talk about a romcom roller coaster ride of the year w/this one! The writers (I felt) were exceptionally fantastic to this storyline because it’s REALLY made me feel all sorts of feelings/emotions. lol Not to mention, the 2 main characters to this one, I SWEAR TO GOD I WANTED THEM DEAD. LOL It’s my honest-to-God feelings on them. (UGHHH) And, when Lee Hyuk had Min Yoo-Ra burn in fire inside of his truck and left her to burn, I took complete happiness knowing she would be left for dead. Both of them were conniving/manipulative/deceitful/cheating/lying characters so, hey…what can I say you know? lol An eye for an eye is what I always say. What goes around, comes around. Both of them got karma back to the bone and deserved every bit of what came to them. Who I really felt sorry for was Oh Ssu-Ni (Jang Na-Ra) and Na Wang-Sik’s (Tae Hang-Ho) characters. Both of them endured so much, and then some. πŸ˜­πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Thankfully, Oh Ssu-Ni was able to stand up for herself mid way into the drama, and I rooted for her even more when she stood up to Lee Hyuk and Min Yoo-Ra, telling them off and not putting up w/their shenanigans anymore. If it were me, I’d tell both of the characters ‘…today is my last straw I put up w/any of your sh*t! No more already!’ lol Oh gosh, I just realized I did it again didn’t I? (revealed too much stuff on here) If you want, just immediately delete the necessary sentences in my comment. Anyway, another thing I wanted to tell you was…I fell for Choi Jin-hyuk BIG TIME since ‘Tunnel’!!!! Ever since that drama, I started looking for more of his dramas, and I finally found a (sort-of) recent one called, ‘Devilish Joy’. Holymoly, I read on certain blogs that his kissing scenes in that drama were SUPER HOT and intense, weren’t they? *dies* Ppl have said it was as if the couple’s kisses were like as if they were married or something. 😍πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ’˜πŸ€©πŸ˜ŽπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ‘πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™€οΈ (GOOD! lol πŸ™Š) I’ve never seen Choi Jin-hyuk kiss passionately before in a drama so, this I gotta see! haha Well, I’ve seemed to have written too much already and it’s now so late on my end. Pretty soon I have to get up in an hour from now. (I’ve had no sleep again; insomnia.) πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ™ˆπŸ˜œ Hope to talk again soon and you tc! Let’s try to keep in touch? I’ll be sure to remember to come back on your blog here and start commenting again! ❀️


    • Hi there Reiko!! It’s lovely to see you again! ❀

      I haven't seen Tunnel, but I did hear some good things, so I'm glad you enjoyed that one! πŸ™‚ YES, Empress is Quite The Ride. So much crazy! I just posted a review on it here, feel free to check it out if you have time. πŸ™‚ I thought Choi Jin Hyuk was very decent in it, but I also thought he has done better. 🀭 He does look great tho! Ah, I did hear that Devilish Joy can be a fun watch, though I haven’t seen it myself. I did dip my toe into E1, but wasn’t in the mood for that kind of romcom at the time, and I haven’t gone back to it since. Many of my twitter friends seemed to enjoy it, so I hope you’ll enjoy your watch too! ❀


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  17. For an unknown reason, the message containing my question is in such a mess. I am so sorry! It doesn’t look at all with my text. Where are all the paragraphs gone??!!


    • Hey serena, I just checked my inbox, and your question arrived fine, don’t worry! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for submitting your questions, I actually find them very interesting – let me chew on them for a while before I post an answer, ok? πŸ™‚ Smooches to ya!


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