The Monthly Recap: September 2021

Posted October 5, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

The Monthly Recap posts are a way for me to take a look back and reflect on my previous month in books, movies, and Korean dramas. From what I read, what I watched, what I got, and the books, shows, and movies that I need to get to. I always lose track of what I have, what I need to read, what I want to watch and I need these posts to keep me honest with my damn self because I be forgetting shit.

I came home from a trip to Colorado for my nephew’s birthday on September 1st. I was wrapping up my time with my family and though it was a pretty crazy week away from work, I still had a really good time seeing and catching up with the family.

Monthly Stats

Dramas Watched: 12 | Dramas Completed: 4
Dramas DNF’d: 1 | K-Drama Boyfriend of the Month: Hong Du Sik
Favorite Drama: Squid Games | Least Favorite Drama: Uncontrollaby Fond

Ongoing Dramas I Watched

Police University
The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim
Hometown Cha Cha
Lovers of the Red Sky
Yumi’s Cells
Dali and the Cocky Prince

September was the month that I started watching a lot of new K-dramas. I’ve never watched so many k-dramas at one time. I thought I’d be a lot more confused but I’m not having any trouble at all keeping stories and characters straight from each drama so needless to say, I’m enjoying each drama that I’m watching. My favorite of the bunch is probably Lovers of the Red Sky, followed closely by Hometown Cha Cha, but Yumi’s Cells ain’t no slouch either. There’s a lot of good stuff here and I’m sad that some of them will be ending in the next couple of weeks.

Dramas I Completed

Uncontrollably Fond | 2.75 out of 5
D.P. | 4.25 out of 5
Tomorrow with You | 3 out of 5
Squid Games | 4.25 out of 5

Of the dramas that I did finish, my favorite leans just a smidge toward Squid Games since I watched that so quickly because I couldn’t stop. It’s not #1 in every single country that streams Netflix for nothing. That show was good and though there were things that I rolled my eyes at, I still really enjoyed it. Same with D.P. I ended up liking that show a lot more than I thought I would. The stories, the characters, all of them made my heart hurt and I always love seeing Jung Hae In acting in anything. I love that guy!

Dramas I DNF’d


I thought that I was in the mood for something suspenseful so I loaded this bad boy right up but about two episodes in, I turned it off. I’m not sure what my issue was but as it turns out, I wasn’t in the mood to slog through something as deep and dark as this show turned out to be so for now, I’m DNF-ing it.

What Movies I Watched

Twenty | 5 out of 5

I saw that Kim Woobin and Kang Haneul was in this one so I had to watch it. I’m SO glad that I did because I laughed my ass off from beginning to end. I’m not sure which friend ended up being my favorite of the trio because I loved them all. This movie is my Midnight Runners from last year. Five stars all the way, it was such an enjoyable movie.

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (172)
The Wednesday Five: K-Drama Girl Crushes
Eye Candy Friday: Kim Namjoon
The Weekly Recap (173)
The Wednesday Five: My Favorite Second Leads
Eye Candy Friday: Lee Gil Yong
The Weekly Recap (174)

What I Reviewed

My Roommate is a Gumiho | 4.25 out of 5
Racket Boys | 5 out of 5
D.P. | 4.25 out of 5
Uncontrollably Fond | 2.75 out of 5

How was your month, in all the things? Did you read or watch anything good (or bad)? Share in the comments, I’d love to catch up!

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2 responses to “The Monthly Recap: September 2021

  1. I just finished Squid Game the other days and instantly wondered if you had watched it. I figured so, like you say, it’s not number 1 everywhere for nothing. It was such an addictive show to watch, when I wasn’t watching I was thinking about watching because I needed to know what was going to happen. My biggest complaint is that I need another season! Also, that hair at the end was an interesting choice.

    I’m amazed at the number of shows you have on the go, how do you manage it? Especially as some of these dramas have such long episodes. I’m still watching Run On since I took a break to binge watch midnight Mass and Squid Games but I’m back to watching. It’s just so sweet, definitely a low key easy watch for me.

    • So I saw that it’s official, there’s going to be a second season for Squid Game so that’s something to look forward to. I wonder if V from BTS will be the new guy slapping people around on the subway. I hope so.

      I thought watching so many shows at the same time would be hard but it’s not. Every day, I watch a different show(s) and the more I do it, the easier it got. I was even looking for more shows to watch simultaneously last year but figured I needed to relax so I didn’t, haha.

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