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7-first-kisses7 First Kisses (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 8
Synopsis: Single girl has never been kissed and has fantasies about 7 famous men kissing her.
Comment: Cheesy and fun, the guys make the series work.
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Extra | 8

49casta49 Days (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2011 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis:  A soul from a comatose person inhabits another’s body and is given 49 days to find 3 examples of pure love.
Comment: Superbly written drama, plenty of twists along the way. Well worth watching.
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90_Minutes90 Minutes (3.5 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Type: Movie | Genre: Thriller, Revenge
Synopsis: A man that uses women for his own pleasure has a day of reckoning.
Comment: The man’s inability to see women as more than objects for his pleasure, cost him.
Recap/Review: Movie

ae5Angel Eyes (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis:  Young blind woman has her sight returned. Her first love, who vanished without a trace 12 years ago, returns. She has never seen his face…will she know him?
Comment: The past and present were tightly woven in this well written and acted series. The couple was compelling. The female lead was forthright and the male lead was positive and persistent.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ‎Series

Angry_Mom-cp (1)Angry Mom  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Mom goes undercover in her daughter’s high school to expose corruption when official channels prove futile.
Comment: Darker and more violent but well written debut series for writer Kim Ban Di
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ‎Series

posterAnother Miss Oh  (TBD out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 18
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
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Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | Series

Architecture_101-FArchitecture 101 (3.75 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Past and present of a relationship of two people that meet after a 15 year gap.
Comment: Quiet, gentle film
Recap/Review: Movie

Beautiful_Mind_posterBeautiful Mind  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 14
Synopsis: Intense surgeon battles the psychopath label but evolve with the help of a supportive woman.
Comment: Jang Hyuk’s portray made this difficult character someone to root from the get-go.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | Series | A.D.DO! Review | Prettysup Review | Jane Tilly Review | Beez Review

bofBoys Over Flowers  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2009 | Episodes: 25
Synopsis: A rich boy falls for a poor girl and there are plenty of obstacles in their path to love.
Comment: Boys Over Flowers is addicting, uneven, and fun to watch.
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poster3Boy Sitter  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Taiwan | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 15
Synopsis: She’s back after a 6 year absence. He’s still commitment phobic.
Comment: The leads had great hair and a cute kid.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 – 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | ‎Series

chuno8Chuno (aka Slave Hunters)  (4.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2010 | Episodes: 24
Synopsis: A sweeping drama that weaves issues of friendship, love, loyalty, human dignity, good versus evil, during a time where slaves were crucial to life but the lowest rung of society.
Comment: Dae-gil (one of the most riveting characters ever), bromances, political shenanigans, awesome fight scenes, are all part of the story that grips you and demands you watch.
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Cheer_Up!_(Korean_Drama)-p1Cheer Up  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 12
Synopsis: Friendships and loves of high schoolers that endure an educational environment that emphasizes competition.
Comment: I liked the leads and the second male lead.
Recaps/Reviews:
1-2 | 3-4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9  | 10 | 11 | 12 | Series

Chicago Typewriter  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: 3 friends stories cross the past and present
Comment: Faithful friendship is the key concept
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

c4kCinderella and Four Knights  (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Cinderella gets the 4 Knights to gel and she finds her Prince Charming.
Comment: Likable core characters
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

city_poster_2City Hunter  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2011 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: City Hunter was a tale of revenge with strong bromances.
Comment: City Hunter had focused, intricate episodes with many surprises in the series. Did not like the writer’s choices in the last two episodes.
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cbm_possterCome Back Mister  (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Two dead men are granted 2 months to resolve issues they left behind. They must do this in host bodies.
Comment: Mixed bag of comedy and drama with an final episode choice by the writer that I did not like.
Recaps/Reviews:
1-2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

damo5Damo  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2003 | Episodes: 14
Synopsis: Three lives entwined in childhood, struggle to find their place in Chosun Dynasty era Korea.
Comment: Appealing central three characters are driven to a fated climax in a often slow-moving drama with wire-style fighting I did not dig.
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poster1Descendants of the Sun  (4.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Military and medical teams intersect during a peacekeeping assignment.
Comment: Superb lead man, rich and satisfying romances, excellent chemistry between all the leads
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5  | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | Series

still3Discovery of Romance  (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A woman is torn between her present day boyfriend and her past love who reenters her life.
Comment: I watched this series for Eric. He delivered.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ‎Series

divorce-lawyer-in-love-poster2Divorce Lawyer in Love (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 18
Synopsis: Two lawyers that once disliked each other fall for each other.
Comment: Started slow but started clicking in episode 5. Cute supportive couple that made me smile!
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | ‎Series

feature_imageDivorce Lawyers  (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: China| Year: 2014 | Episodes: 46
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
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Episode 1-14| 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 |Series

dgbhDon’t Go Breaking My Heart (4 out of 5 stars)
Country: Hong Kong | Year: 2011 | Episodes: 1 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Woman torn between two men, one a playboy CEO and the other a quiet architect. Which man will she choose?
Comment: Romance triangle worked in this well made film.
Recap/Review: Movie

dw6Drugs Wars (4 out of 5 stars)
Country: Hong Kong | Year: 2012 | Episodes: 1 | Type: Movie | Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: Drug dealer must help the police catch his cohorts. But is he really helping them?
Comment: Taunt, tense, and well acted.
Recap/Review: Movie

Fated to Love You  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 20Fated-to-Love-You-Poster-2
Synopsis: Marriage due to pregnancy evolves into real love.
Comment: Superior lead actors bring the couple to life.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ‎Series

Fated_To_Love_You-posterFated to Love You  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Taiwan | Year: 2008 | Episodes: 24
Synopsis: Marriage due to pregnancy evolves into real love.
Comment: Rediscovery in Shanghai, episodes 13 – 17, crackled with suppressed love and tension were my favorite.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | ‎Series

fullhouseFull House  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2008 | Episodes: 24
Synopsis: Contract marriage evolves into real love.
Comment: This likable bickering couple overcome standard obstacles.
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4A Gentleman’s Dignity  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Episodes: 24
Synopsis: The lives of four men that have been friends since high school.
Comment: When the show focused on their friendship, it delivered with upfront and amusing slices of issues of the modern man.
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goblin_poster_1Goblin (5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Lonely Goblin finds a Bride
Comment: Writing, acting, production are superb
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

200px-Good_Doctor_OST_Part_1Good Doctor  (4.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2013 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: An autistic doctor has 6 months to be accepted at a hospital.
Comment: Rich, layered story brought to life by a superb ensemble.
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Healer-p1Healer (4.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Trio of reporters, one with a hidden hero role, become entwined
Comment: Superior Series
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Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ‎Series

poster1Heard it Through the Grapevine (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 30
Synopsis: A rich family is forever changed when the son brings his pregnant girlfriend home.
Comment: Well written, acted, and produced series.
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Hyde_Jekyll,_Me-p2Hyde, Jekyll, Me (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: A man with multiple personalities has both personalities become interested in the same woman.
Comment: Hyun Bin, need I say more? This is NOT the best written series.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ‎Series

High and Low (4 out of 5 stars)hl_banner
Country: Japan| Year: 1963 | Type: Movie | Genre: Crime
Synopsis: A wealthy man must deal with a kidnapper and the consequences
Comment: Tense first half kidnapping that transitioned into an investigation of the crime that transitioned to the tense catch the kidnapper section.
Recap/Review: Movie

hsHigh Society (TBD out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
Recaps/Reviews:
Ep 1-4 | 5 & 6 | 7 & 8 | 9 & 10 | 11 & 12 | 13 & 14 | 15 & 16 | Series

How_to_Use_Guys_with_Secret_Tips_posterHow to Use Guys with Secret Tips (4 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2013 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romantic Comedy
Synopsis: A woman learns tricks to gain an advantage with men.
Comment: Funny and clever
Recap/Review: Movie

I Need Romance 2012  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea| Year: 2012 | Episodes: 16romance1
Synopsis: Couple in long term relationship has weathered many breakups. Can they survive?
Comment: Liked but did not love these characters.
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poster1Jiro Dreams of Sushi (4 out of 5 stars)
Country: USA | Year: 2011 | Type: Movie | Genre: Documentary
Synopsis: Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary about the master sushi chef Jiro.
Comment: Jiro strives for perfection and believes he has yet to achieve it. His food philosophy – top notch ingredients shine with simple preparation – resonated with me.
Recap/Review: Movie

the_k2-p1K2  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Bodyguard seeks revenge and finds love
Comment: Loathed and loved the female villain
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series | JT’s Review

kdKing of Dramas  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Tongue-in-check quick-paced drama about the challenges of producing dramas.
Comment: Episodes 1 – 16 are terrific. Episodes 17 – 18 are the extension episodes and I didn’t love all the writer’s choices.
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kfk_poster2Kung Fu Killer  (3 out of 5 stars)
Country: China | Year: 2014 | Type: Movie | Genre: Action
Synopsis: Serial killer wants to be the last great martial artist standing. Will he succeed?
Comment: Excellent final fight.
Recap/Review: Movie

lbsLegend of the Blue Sea  (TBD out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | Series

Lookout (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Justice is pursued by victim’s family members
Comment: Evil father/son duo, flawed but compelling leading man
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

Love_911-p1Love 911 (3 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Brash doctor plans to befriend emotionally shutdown firefighter to help in her legal defense. Things do not go as planned. She may have found love. Can he open his heart again?
Comment: Couple was not compelling though the actors worked well together.
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loa2Love On-Air (3.5 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Radio show host is losing popularity. New producer is brought in to bring the ratings up. If not, the host will be replaced. Initial dislike grows to respect and more.
Comment: Radio segment where ordinary people share a life story and song was touching and the highlight.
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ls1Love Shuffle  (3.75 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Japan | Year: 2009 | Episodes: 10
Synopsis: Three apartment dwellers decide to shuffle their love relationships (with their partners agreeing to participate).
Comment: Love Shuffle is cleverly written with surprises all along the way.
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mask1Mask  (3.75 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Doppelgangers are a double of a living person. Couple that with the idea of stepping into someone else’s life is and you’ve the basis of Mask.
Comment: Gripping though there are plot flaws in the latter third of the series.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1-7 | 8-12 | 13 – 16 | 17-18 | 19-20 | Series

masquerade_bhMasquerade  (4.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Type: Movie | Genre: Fictional Historical
Synopsis: Man switches places with a king. Can he rule undetected? Can they switch back?
Comment: Has heart, humor, and intrigue.  Brace yourself, not every good guy dies!
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Merchant Gaekju (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 41
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
Episode 1 | 2| 3-4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | Series

mg_ostMeteor Garden  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Taiwan | Year: 2001 | Episodes: 19
Synopsis: Love story between poor girl Shan Cai and rich boy Dao Ming Si who meet at an exclusive university.
Comment: If you liked the Korean TV adaptation Boys Over Flowers or the Japanese TV adaptation Hana Yori Dango, this series started it all.
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WE22998639_w1738My Lovable Girl  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Man falls in love with dead girlfriend’s sister.
Comment: Leading man portrayed by Rain, the dog, the music, and a decent couple are the reasons to watch.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ‎Series

11665560_448171258718082_2656972398711350751_nMy Love Eun Dong   (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A couple who have loved and lost each other twice in their past. Will the third time be the charm?
Comment: The male lead (Joo Jin Mo) was compelling. Teen romance in first episode was perfect.
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My Lovely Sam Soon (aka My Name is Kim Sam Soon)   (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2005 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Brassy cook has up and down relationship with rich younger man.
Comment: I liked the bold female lead and the male lead too. They worked as a couple. Liked her mother.
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My Phone Sex Partner (3.75 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romance
Synopsis: A misdialed number is an unlikely start to a relationship.
Comment: This couple was candid and caring with an atypical start to their relationship.
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My Sassy Girl (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: An unlikely start leads to love
Comment: Last role for leading me Joo Won before military service
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

My Secret Romance (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 13
Synopsis: Can a one-stand stand turn into love?
Comment: First leading man role for Sung Hoo…he delivered
Recaps/Reviews:
1-4 | 5-6 | 7-8 | 9 | 10-11 | 12 | 13 | Series

New_World-p1New World (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2013 | Type: Movie | Genre: Gangster
Synopsis: A struggle for the big boss position.
Comment: Strong story with twists and turns
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Oh My Venus  (3.75 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Trainer helps lady lawyer lose weight and find herself.
Comment: Fun and flirty couple
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

Oldboy (3.75 out of 5 Stars)old_boy_a
Country: Korea | Year: 2003 | Type: Movie | Genre: Revenge Thriller
Synopsis: Man as 5 days to determine who imprisoned him without explanation for 15 years.
Comment: Oldboy is grabbed me and would not let me go until I learned  why the man was imprisoned.
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Pale Flower (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Japan| Year: 1964 | Type: Movie | Genre: Noir
Synopsis: Two lonely souls gamble together. Can they build a relationship?
Comment: This movie must be admired but it did not capture me.
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Personal Taste  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2010 | Episodes: 16200px-Personal_Preference_OST_Part_2
Synopsis: Male lead lies to female lead that he is gay so she’ll rent a room to him in her father’s house so he can study it (he is an architect).
Comment: Good leads actors strive to make this drama work but the story line dampens their efforts.
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Pinocchio  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Woman with Pinocchio syndrome (cannot lie without hiccuping) loves a man who has promised her father he will not admit he loves her.
Comment: Rich, multi layered story brought to life by terrific ensemble cast.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1| 2| 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10| 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | ‎Series

The_Producers-p1The Producers (3.75 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 12
Synopsis: TV station is the stage for the work lives and love lives of 3 producers and a celebrity singer.
Comment: This a clever mockumentary of TV shows and the entertainment industry. The love story was less successful.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episodes 1-6 | Episodes 7-10 | Episodes 11-12 | Series

qss_ostQue Sera Sera  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2007 | Episodes: 17
Synopsis: Que Sera Sera focuses on a player and a naïve girl and their first journey into love.
Comment: This is NOT a breezy romance. It is challenging, compelling and uncomfortable. You’ll see the painful side of love as well as the bliss.
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Radiant Office (3 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: 3 temporary workers navigate their first job that has the possibility of a permanent position.
Comment: If you don’t like office politics, this isn’t the drama for you.
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Remember  (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Son fights to clear his father who was wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.
Comment: Classic good versus evil
Recaps/Reviews:
1-6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 |15 |16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | Series

scarlet-heart-ryeo-poster-2Scarlet Heart Ryeo (TBD out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 21
Synopsis: TBD.
Comment: TBD.
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Episode 1-2 | 3-4  | 5  | 6  | 7 | 8  | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | Series

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Secret Love Affair (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A romance between an older woman and a younger man. She is married. He is a piano prodigy. They are drawn to each other in spite of the 20 year age gap.
Comment: The couple is compelling. He gives her the strength to extract herself from a negative lifestyle. Other characters are sorry excuses for human beings.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

Secret Reunion (3.7 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2010| Type: Movie | Genre: Action
Synopsis: Former opponents run into each other and establish an uneasy bond
Comment: The uneasy friendship between the leads was solid
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Seven-samuraiDAS081110Seven Samurai (3.7 out of 5 stars)
Country: Japan | Year: 1954 | Type: Movie | Genre: Historical
Synopsis: Defenseless villagers that hire seven samurai to combat bandits who steal their crops
Comment: Ground breaker film that impacts every action film after it to this day
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shewaspretty_33aShe was Pretty  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Former childhood friendship reconnect after many years, it is a rocky road to reestablish their friendship
Comment: Adored the second lead played by Si Won. The leading man and lady had solid chemistry.
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Shine or Go Crazy  (TBD out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 24Shine_or_Go_Crazy-p1
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | Series

sh_ostShining Inheritance (aka Brilliant Legacy)  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2009 | Episodes: 28
Synopsis: A riches to rags to find yourself drama that was well written and acted.
Comment: First male lead role Lee Seung Gi, his first jerk to hero role, what became a trademark role for this actor.
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soulmateSoulmate  (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2006 | Episodes: 22
Synopsis: Looks at the love lives of singles and touches on the question – are there soulmates?
Comment: Atypical Korean ensemble drama. It blazes a different trail about love and relationships.
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Suspicious Partners  (TBD out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 32
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
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Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 20 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | Series


120-e1414690132666The Technicians (aka The Con Artists) (3 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014| Type: Movie | Genre: Action / Heist
Synopsis: 3 guys plan a heist but their plan is heisted by another
Comment: Watch for Woo Bin
Recap/Review: Movie

TheThievesThe Thieves (4.5 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2012 | Type: Movie | Genre: Action / Heist
Synopsis: Complicated heist requires trust
Comment: Strong story
Recap/Review: Movie

poster1Time We Were Not in Love  (TBD out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: TBD
Comment: TBD
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

tcTomorrow’s Cantabile  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Music school students work to overcome their personal demons and elevate their abilities.
Comment: Loved the couple. He evolved from a solitary perfectionist to compassionate friend, she evolved from a quirky girl to caring woman.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ‎Series

poster1Tomorrow With You  (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Time travelor tries to change fate
Comment: The couple clicked on all levels and the outcome was uncertain until the end of the series
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

Trot Lovers (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 16tl
Synopsis: The challenges a trot singer faces in a world that prefers pop. Ironically her manager is a disgraced pop star that does not like trot.
Comment: Lead actors delivered a cute winning couple. Cliche heavy show.
Recaps/ReviewsSeries
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ‎Series

Tsuugaku1Tsuugaku Tochu (3 out of 5 stars)
Country: Japan| Year: 2015 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Introverted girl has an unrequited love
Comment: Pleasant high school romance film
Recap/Review: Movie

1Two Faces of My Girlfriend (3 out of 5 stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2007 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romantic Comedy
Synopsis: Loser guy meets unique girl who turns out to have two personalities
Comment: Pleasant, light, fun-minded film
Recap/Review: Movie

Tunnel  (5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Time travelor cop tries to catch a killer to return to his own time
Comment: Showcase for Choi Jin Hyuk
Recap/Review:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16


uf_review_couple4Uncontrollably Fond   (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A man with 3 months to live wants to reconnect with a past love
Comment: Second half of the series is strong
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | Series

poster-3Voice (3.5 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2017  | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Two police officers hunt for a serial killer that murdered their loved ones.
Comment: Violent, gritty, logic gaps, one-note characters, yet it was gripping and compelling
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

200px-Warrior_Baek_Dong_Soo_OST_Part_7Warrior Baek Dong Soo  (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2011 | Episodes: 29
Synopsis: Historical Korean drama of two friends that take divergent paths.
Comment: Mixed bag of strong elements (young rivals, Dong Soo and Woon, and old rivals Gwang Taek and Chun) and weak elements (villains that never lose and a weakened storyline due to the show’s extension). Woon was the standout character of the series.
Recaps/ReviewsSeries

Warm and Cozy   (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: She comes to Jeju Island for a fresh start and falls in love with him.
Comment: Repetitive cycle of our couple misunderstanding, not trusting, in the latter third of the series was tiresome.
Recaps/Reviews:
Ep 1-6 | 7 & 8 | 9 & 10 | 11 & 12 | 13 & 14 | 1516 | Series

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What’s Up Fox   (3.75 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2006  | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Romance/drama about a younger man (24) and older woman (33). A theme throughout the show is to follow your heart – not your head – for happiness.
Comment: The couple worked. The secondary characters worked. Pleasant show. The writer wrote the better known My Name is Kim Sam Soon (2005).
Recaps/ReviewsSeries

yrb2You Are Beautiful   (4 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2009  | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Show is about a band and the relationship between its members when a girl, posing as her twin brother, joins the band.
Comment: Primary couple was darling. Their shared experience at finding love for the first time was fun to watch; he is too cynical and she is too naive to understand it at first.
Recaps/ReviewsSeries

Img0404_20150804110035_2Yong Pal (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 18
Synopsis: Doctor saves a woman from a coma but forces want her back under their control.
Comment: Best female character Kim Tae Hee has ever played.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1-2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ‎17 | 18 | Series

2 comments on “Index
  1. Did you see High School Love On! ? Kim Sae Ron’s performance was totally extraordinary. She was noticed and starred in a film (A Girl At My Door) that got a special selection at Cannes, the first time for a Korean film I think. The movie is not very good. She has to play an abused girl, any competent actress could have done it. But there were a couple of scenes where she irradiates the screen with her joy, which she does constantly throughout Hi School Love On. One scene is absolutely iconic where she is seen from a distance skipping down a pier, only this extraordinary actress could communicate joy from a mile away, across a bay, and out through the screen and have the viewer feel it. It is supposed to be extraordinary in the film but Kim Sae Ron makes it totally unforgettable. No-one does spreading joy like her. I have never seen the like. She is an angel.

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