Tag Archives: 2018

Flash Review: Hymn Of Death [Mini Series]

This one’s been on my list for a long time, because everyone who’s seen it, has recommended it enthusiastically, saying that the show is excellent, as are Lee Jong Seok and Shin Hye Sun, who star in this.

However, I’ve been dragging my feet on actually pressing “play,” because this one is billed as a tragedy. I mean, it’s kinda there in the title, isn’t it? It just sounded very.. heavy, to me.

Now that I’ve finally put my brave girl pants on and checked it out for myself, I do agree that this one is very solid, and worth a look, if you feel you have a bit of fortitude for a tragic (true) love story, and 3 drama hours to spend.

Psst: Link to watch is at the end of the review!

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Flash Review: The Tuna And The Dolphin [Drama Special]

I’ve grown quite fond of Park Gyu Young in recent years, and found her particularly charming in Dali and the Cocky Prince (even though I dropped that show). I also have a good amount of goodwill for Yoon Park, particularly from his role as a sweet chef in 2016’s Age Of Youth, and have felt that he deserves to play nicer guys in general.

So when I saw that this little drama special stars Park Gyu Young and Yoon Park, I just had to give it a look.

Overall, while this isn’t the most amazing show ever, I did find it quite enjoyable – after a few lens adjustments, which I’ll talk about soon.

Psst: Link to watch is at the end of the review.

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Flash Review: When You Love Yourself [Web Drama]

You guys. If you have 60 minutes to spare, I’d like to recommend this little web drama (6 episodes of 10 minutes each) as a strong contender for your drama spendage.

For a short little drama thing, it works out to be such a fun little watch, while also managing to be an uplifting message about self-love and self-acceptance. This one had me grinning happy grins, very quickly into my watch, no exaggeration. It’s almost like a little highway to happiness.

Totally recommend.

Psst: Link to watch is at the end of the review!

PS: I am so going to watch the second season (which is already available, yay!) – stay tuned for that review, coming tomorrow! 😉 (Update: Season 2 review is here!)

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Flash Review: Sunset In My Hometown [Movie]

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

I thought this would be an apt post for today, since some of you might be looking for a movie to watch during the holidays.

If you’re looking for some rustic countryside vibes, all sorts of relationship feels, with a side of introspection, growth and gratitude, this could be just your ticket.

Psst! Links to watch are at the end of the post!

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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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Flash Review: After The Rain [Drama Special]

I must say, I’m very much enjoying my adventures exploring KBS’s drama specials. I’m pretty excited to share my latest find with you guys.

If you’re looking for a quick spot of drama that’s down-to-earth and easy, yet full of heart and poignance, you need look no further than drama special After The Rain.

At just a little over 2 hours of total screen time, Show sure manages to pack a punch, both in terms of story and feels.

Highly recommend. 🥰

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Flash Review: Review Notebook Of My Embarrassing Days [Drama Special]

Ah, YouTube algorithm, you know me so well. Thank you for repeatedly suggesting this drama special to me, because I ended up clicking on it – and loving it.

Honestly, this feels like a cute rom-com, condensed into just 1 hour and 8 minutes. I actually wish this were longer, coz I enjoyed it so much. ❤️

If you like your rom-coms a little earthy, and have an hour and 8 minutes to spare, I highly recommend checking out this one.

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Flash Review: The Rise Of Phoenixes [China]

They say that sometimes, the journey is more important than the destination. I’d say that this is true, of this show.

The Rise of Phoenixes is (apparently) quite well-known for its less than ideal ending. That’s why I was reluctant to start this one, too. I mean, who in their right minds would watch a 70-episode show, knowing that it’s unlikely to end well, right?

But bittt assured me that I would fall in love with Chen Kun after watching this show, and that made me quite curious. I’m always ready to be a swooned-out fangirl, eh? Ha.

So I dipped my toes into episode 1, became intrigued quite quickly, and then I got properly sucked in. By the time I hit narrative rough spots, I was attached enough to Show’s positives, to keep on going.

In this review, I’m going to attempt to lay it all out for you, so that you can decide whether this one would be worthwhile for you, too.

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Flash Review: To. Jenny [Drama Special]

Thanks to all of you who recommended this short little drama special to me. It really is as endearing as you said it was, and I do like it as much as you said I would.

This is one of those times that I wish this story had a little more time to explore and tell its story.

Instead of the 2 one-hour episodes we got, I think 4 to maybe 6 one-hour episodes would’ve done this story and its characters more justice – as well as given me more satisfaction.

Yes, I’m being greedy, heh. 😉

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Guest Review: Greasy Melo [An Alternative Lens]

You guys might remember that I ended up dropping Greasy Melo (despite my love for Jang Hyuk), back when it first aired (Dropped post is here). Show’s brand of whimsy just wasn’t working for me, and I found myself feeling more bemused than anything, the more I watched.

HOWEVER. I’ve learned that friend of the blog Dame Holly (also known around the interwebs as Lee Tennant) is much more attuned to – and gifted at understanding – the use of metaphors, symbolism and visual storytelling than I am, and she definitely has more appreciation for Greasy Melo than I could ever muster.

So I asked her to share her insights on Greasy Melo with us, in the hope that we I could absorb some of her conceptual prowess. I hope you guys enjoy!

You can also find her at her blog Invisible Pink Dragon, or at her Dramabeans fanwall.

PS: I loved her write-up on A Piece Of Your Mind, which you can check out here.

~kfangurl

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