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1% of Something (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Will a 6 month dating contract between a CEO and teacher turn into love?
Comment: Romantic, appealing couple
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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 (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 18
Synopsis: A man knows he’ll get involved with a woman outside of his comfort zone.
Comment: Couple delivered emotion
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

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

Arthdal Chronicles (4.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 18
Synopsis: An empire that enslaves other tribes for cheap labor. The tribe they just enslaved may change all that.
Comment: Compelling core characters
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | Series

Bad Papa (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Down and out boxer uses experimental drug to win.
Comment: Jang Hyuk’s portrayal showed he wasn’t a bad papa.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

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Beautiful 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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Client (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Type: Movie | Genre: Crime
Synopsis: Is circumstantial evidence is sufficient for justice to be served?
Comment: Well acted, constructed, and worth watching
Recap/Review: Movie

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Come 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

Crash Landing Into You (5 out of 5 Stars)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Rich CEO crash lands in North Korea. The solider that finds her, decides to help her return instead of turning her in.
Comment: Perfect leading man played to perfection by Hyun Bin.
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

Crazy Rich Asians (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: USA| Year: 2018 | Type: Movie | Genre: Romantic Comedy
Synopsis: Man mistakenly believes his family and the social circle will approve of his girlfriend, but things don’t go as expected.
Comment: Kevin Kwan’s book was faithfully brought to the screen.
Recap/Review: Series

Criminal Minds (3.5 out of 5 Stars)⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Team of profilers solve crimes.
Comment: Procedural dramas are only as good as the crime of the episode.
Recap/Review: Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | Series


Damo (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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Default (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Type: Movie | Genre: Drama
Synopsis: The financial crisis of 1997 brought to life through three parallel stories.
Comment: Pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this film.
Recap/Review: Movie

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Descendants 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: Two divorce lawyers start off on the wrong foot but grow closer
Comment: Didn’t finish blogging but did complete and enjoy the series
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1-14| 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29

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


Eccentric! Chef Moon (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2020 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A chef, a designer and a child that learn what is important in life, together.
Comment: Series had a sweet vibe.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode Series


Fabricated City (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Type: Movie | Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: One man’s quest for justice when he’s is framed for a murder he did not commit.
Comment: Ji Chang Wook infused the lead character with confidence and likability. You’ll root for this character to unearth the truth.
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

Feels Good to Die (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Employee is trapped in a time loop every time someone wishes her jerk boss dead.
Comment: This is the best office drama I’ve watched.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Flower of Evil (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2020 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Married built of lies is stressed.
Comment: Love story stands out in a sea of evil.
Recaps/Review: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

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Full 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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Game Towards Zero (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2020 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A man that can a person’s death by looking into someones eyes, crosses paths with a murderer with a grudge.
Comment: Evil had the advantage too often.
Recaps/Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series
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A 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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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

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Good 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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Graceful Family (3.75 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Daughter returns after a 15 year exile to find her mother’s killer, the security team blocks her.
Comment: An intricate drama with come back cliffhangers every episode.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Haechi (4.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 24 (48 split)
Synopsis: Best candidate for the throne is a prince with a commoner mother, but no one wants him to become the next King.
Comment: Stellar Series
Recaps/Reviews
Episodes 1-4 | 5-8 | 9-12| 13-16 | 17-20 | 21-24 | 25-28 | 29-32 | 33-34 | 35-36 | 37-38 | 39-40 | 41-42 | 43-44 | 45-46 | 47-48 | Series

Healer (4.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
CHealer-p1ountry: Korea | Year: 2014 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Trio of reporters, one with a hidden hero role, become entwined
Comment: Superior Series
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 

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.
Recaps/Reviews:Series

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 (3 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Lies makes an unstable base for a relationship
Comment: Two couples for the price of one!
Recaps/Reviews:
Ep 1-4 | 5 & 6 | 7 & 8 | 9 & 10 | 11 & 12 | 13 & 14 | 15 & 16 |

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

Hwayugi (aka A Korean Odyssey) (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Type: Movie | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Fantasy world of demons and deities and their interactions with humans.
Comment: Lee Seung Gi shined in a jerk to hero role.
Recap/Review: Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | Series

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series


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 (3.75 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

Kill It (3.75 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 12
Synopsis: A hired killer searches for the truth about his past spent in an orphanage.
Comment: Murky series start morphs into the gripping second half.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1-2 | 3-5 | 6-7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Series

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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

Lawless Lawyer (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: “Lawless Lawyers” work to bring the powerful down to earth to pay for years of crimes committed with impunity.
Comment: Stellar performance by Lee Joon Gi made this series a winner
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9| 10 | 11 | 12| 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

lbsLegend of the Blue Sea (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 20
Synopsis: Mermaid finds love on land.
Comment: Excellent couple
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Level Up (3 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 12
Synopsis: Emotionally distant executive takes on restructuring a failing gaming company
Comment: Final third of the drama had emotional content
Recaps/Reviews1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Series

Lookout (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Group of “under the radar” individuals work together to garner justice
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.
Recap/Review: Movie

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.
Recap/Review: Movie

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Mad Dog (4 out of 5 stars): ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A team of insurance fraud experts unravel the mystery behind an airplane crash two years ago.
Comment: Complex plot with cliffhangers that compel you to watch the next episode
Recap/Review:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | | 15 | 16

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!
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

Melting Me Softly (3.75 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 18
Synopsis: Two people who engage in a “freeze me for 24 hours” cryogenic experiment that goes awry and they end up frozen for 20 years.
Comment: Romance with different challenges from most series.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Memories of the Alhambra (3.75 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 18
Synopsis: Man realizes he can’t escape the VR world of a game.
Comment: If you are intrigued by one man’s struggle to face himself through a VR game, this story will work for you.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Merchant Gaekju (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 41
Synopsis: King of the hill set in historical timeframe
Comment: Jang Hyuk is the best part of the series
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

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

My Country (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Two friends who take different paths to create their country (aka the world they want to live in).
Comment: Gripping episodes and excellent production.
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

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
My Secret Romance (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐

Mystery Queen 2 (3 out of 5 Stars)
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Detective and intrepid civilian adept at discerning connections as they solve crimes.
Comment: Uneven
Recaps/Reviews: Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 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
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

Ordinary Person (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Type: Movie | Genre: Drama, Police
Synopsis: One man’s fall, the ripple effect, and if there is hope for an ordinary person to impact their world.
Comment: Well Told Story
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

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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.
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

Parasite (5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019| Type: Movie | Genre: Noir
Synopsis: A poor family ingratiates themselves into a rich family. What happens next will surprise you.
Comment: Flawless, earned every award it won
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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

Psychokinesis (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Type: Movie | Genre: Noir
Synopsis: A father with special abilities trying to reestablish a relationship with his daughter during an eviction battle.
Comment: Wonderful mix of superpowers, father/daughter relationship, fighting a corporation
Recaps/Reviews: Movie

The 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

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

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.
Recap/Review: Series

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

Romance is a Bonus (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Woman struggles to reenter working world ends up at the publishing company her best male friend works at.
Comment: Wondered if he’d ever get out of the friend zone
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

Save Me (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country:
Korea | Year: 2017| Episodes: 16
Synopsis:
Religious cult captures a family, can they be saved?
Comment:
Superior performance by Woo Do Hwan
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode
1-2 | 3 | 4 | 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

scarlet-heart-ryeo-poster-2Scarlet Heart Ryeo (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2016 | Episodes: 21
Synopsis: Prince with a scar struggles to find his place
Comment: Superior performance by Lee Joon Gi
Recaps/Reviews:
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
Recap/Review: Movie

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
Recap/Review: Movie

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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Shine or Go Crazy (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 24Shine_or_Go_Crazy-p1
Synopsis: Princely duty can derail love
Comment: Jang Hyuk was the best part
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 |

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: 1st lead role for Lee Seung Gi, 1st jerk to hero role, which became a trademark.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Sketch (5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Special police team with a member who has visions of the future and sketches snapshot moments while in a trance.
Comment: Stellar series
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

Smile Has Left Your Eyes (4 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Man who uses others without consideration gets involved with a woman who challenges him to be a good person
Comment: Mystery caught me and wouldn’t let me go until I knew the truth.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episodes 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

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Soulmate (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.
Recaps/Reviews: Series

Suspicious Partners (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2017 | Episodes: 32
Synopsis:Lawyers, prosecutors, and a serial murderer
Comment: Cute couple
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 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39-40 | Series

Sweet Munchies (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2020 | Episodes: 12
Synopsis: A step forward in portraying the discrimination and struggle of gay men
Comment: Second lead character Tae Wan was the soul of the series
Recaps/Reviews:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Series


Tale of Nokdu (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Man disguises himself as a widow to find an assassin.
Comment: More depth to the story than expected.
Recap/Review:
Series

120-e1414690132666Technicians (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

Tell Me What You Saw (4.3 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2020 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Trio of detectives search to find answers to past events
Comment: Strong story
Recap/Review:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

TheThievesThieves (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

Thirty But Seventeen (3.75 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: 17 year old girl is comatose, wakes 13 years later, 30 years old and alone in the world
Comment: Gentle romance
Recap/Review: Series

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Time We Were Not in Love (3.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Long time friends try and move out of the friends zone
Comment: Original Taiwanese drama series “In Time with You” is better
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

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

Touch Your Heart (4.5 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2019 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Actress works as a lawyer’s assistant to earn a role in a kdrama.
Comment: This series was a delight.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episodes 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

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/Reviews: Series
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

Veteran (3.7 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2015 | Type: Movie | Genre: Crime, Police
Synopsis: Detective fights to bring a rich powerful man to justice
Comment: Well written and produced
Recap/Review: Movie

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/Reviews: Series

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 | 15 | 16 | Series

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (3.75 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: A vice president and his secretary are a well oiled machine. When she announces she’ll retire, he decides to change her mind.
Comment: This series delivered romance.
Recaps/Reviews: 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/Reviews: Series

Wok of Love (3 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2018 | Episodes: 19
Synopsis: Trio of people find themselves at a crossroad in their lives.
Comment: Not a single story was fully realized by Writer Seo.
Recaps/Reviews: Episode 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | Series

World of the Married (3.75 out of 5 Stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Korea | Year: 2020 | Episodes: 16
Synopsis: Dramatic portrayal of the ramifications of betrayal and revenge between a husband and wife that could not easily uncouple.
Comment: This series was a guilty pleasure.
Recaps/Reviews:
Episode 1 – 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | Series

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/Reviews: Series

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

Your Name (4 out of 5 stars) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Country: Japan| Year: 2016 | Type: Movie | Genre: Animation, Romance
Synopsis: High school girl in rural Japan and a High school boy in Tokyo swap bodies
Comment: Depth of story and beautifully drawn
Recap/Review: Movie

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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