Category Archives: Korean Dramas

Reaction Sundays: Spring Days of My Life K-Drama, 2014

The Spring Days of My Life is a drama that can easily capture the heart of a sentimental person like myself. It seems to resemble the movie Return to me but as a good drama buddy of mine says, My … Continue reading

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Saturdays with More Crazy Ideas: Never Been Kissed as a Korean drama

If there is one American movie that I do think would make a perfect plot for a typical Korean drama, it is Never Been Kissed. So here’s my attempt at a crazy idea.

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Settling accounts with dramas halfway through the drama season

Summer dramas are slowly coming to an end, as fall begins to loom on the horizon. Or at least it will loom very soon. This drama  season  in k-dramas seem to have been a little underwhelming so far. The stories … Continue reading

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Underappreciated dramas: Life is Beautiful (K-drama, 2010)

I think I am about to pronounce 2010 as the year of underappreciated dramas in k-dramas. Discarded somewhat cruelly by popular opinion (or so it seems),  dramas like Jejoongwon, Comrades and Life is beautiful are well conceived stories that put … Continue reading

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On age gaps and responses

Age gap is like overcoming obstacles. It’s always nice and hopeful to see love overcoming problems. Not only that,  there is also the part which includes overcoming one’s own reservations and concerns about such an “unusual” relationship.

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Reply 1994 in brief: A slice of life-y story of the 1990s.

There are only very few instances when I feel good enough about K-drama to wish to tell the creators that they’ve actually done a pretty decent job. However, curiously and despite its potential flaws, Reply 1994 seems to be one … Continue reading

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Romance Tropes: Love triangles (1)

“…because a triangle is not a geometrical figure but a romance prerequisite! ” So this man X is pining for girl Y, who is the sister of man R, who is the brother of a friend of X….and he also … Continue reading

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Romance Tropes: Love Contract (1)

Love Contract : Let’s pretend to be together..and see where that leads us This theme in general bases on the idea of  two vastly different people forced to team up together in one way or another and ending up falling … Continue reading

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Bladey’s Drama Picks in 2012

The first half of 2012 drama season nears its end with the ending of the hottest and most popular drama this summer- the Bridal Mask. These are the dramas that I think have become somewhat indicative of the trends in … Continue reading

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Underdog dramas: The Devil [K-drama, 2007]

Genre: Mystery, Suspense Episodes: 20 Synopsis: Mawang OST: Mawang OSt Tribute [no spoilers] Some of my comments while I was still reeling from the impact this drama had are in italics.  The comments in italics may contain some spoilers. The … Continue reading

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