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The Unifying Power of the Kdrama-verse

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So I’ve been watching kdrama for 6 years now, and blogging for (approximately) 6 weeks. I know, it feels like so much longer, right?

Anyway. I have to say, these last 6 weeks have been a huge eye-opener for me, in so many ways. I’ve realized things that I’d never even thought of in my previous 6 years as a non-blogging kdrama watcher.

Let me rephrase that.

Some of these things are new revelations, and some are things that I’d sort of known in my head, but now, having stepped out of the lurking closet, these things have been magnified to a degree that they sort of blow my mind a little, and give me pause.

I call it the unifying power of the kdrama-verse.

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Review: To The Beautiful You

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THE SHORT VERDICT:

You might like this if you’ve read the manga &/or seen the other versions and already know the story, plus you don’t mind a drama that’s trying to be both a manga and a regular kdrama at the same time and therefore seems to have a split personality. Acting is mostly average and random plot points are plenty, but the writers do give quite a fair amount of couple moments as fanservice.

I loved the Japanese version, which helped me to make sense of this version, and I ended up enjoying this more than I thought I would.

This has a niche fanbase. Very, very niche. It just depends on whether you’re in, or you’re out.
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