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The Wednesday Five: Strong Male Leads that I Love

Posted March 15, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

I’m a list person. I have a list for every single thing in my life from a to-do list, a list of books that I want to read, a running shopping list, and in the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing different k-entertainment lists that I’ve been keeping track of. You’ll be seeing my top 5 lists of stuff like my current celebrity crushes, my favorite k-drama female protagonists, my favorite k-drama male protagonists, my to-be-watched k-dramas, and you know, stuff like that. I love me a strong female lead but I’m also here for the strong male leads that be kicking ass too.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature my favorite strong male leads that I love from all of the k-dramas that I’ve watched so far. I talk about all of these guys a lot on the blog, with the exception of Han Ji Hyuk from The Veil but just let it be known, I hella love all of the guys on this list. These are the guys I’d choose to put on my team if I needed to kick ass.

1. Kim Do Ki from Taxi Driver

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Lee Je Hoon

2. Jang Uk from Alchemy of Souls

Where to Watch: Netflix
Starring: Lee Jae Wook

3. Yeon Shi Eun from Weak Hero, Class 1

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Park Ji Hoon

4. Ko Dong Man from Fight for My Way

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Park Seo Joon

5. Han Ji Hyuk from The Veil

Where to Watch: Viki
Starring: Namkoong Min

Every single one of these guys kicked some serious ass in their respective shows. They’re all fine as hell and I’m a huge fan of their characters. If you haven’t watched any of the shows that they’re in, pleasea fix that if it’s your jam. Lots of action, mystery, suspense, and hot guys!

Who are some of your favorite strong male leads?

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The Monthly Recap: February 2023

Posted March 7, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

The Monthly Recap posts are a way for me to take a look back and reflect on my previous month in Korean dramas. I always lose track of what I want to watch and I need these posts to keep me honest with my damn self because I be forgetting shit.

February was a short month and I didn’t watch a whole lot of dramas. I think there was a week where I didn’t watch anything outside of Seventeen in the Soop. Now that the shows that I was excited to start have begun, I’m hopeful that my March drama watching will be pick up. So let’s start this recap, shall we?

Monthly Stats

Dramas Completed: 6 | Dramas Dropped: 2 | Dramas Still Watching: 5
Dramas Reviewed: 6 | Boyfriend of the Month:
Favorite Drama: Love to Hate You | Least Favorite Drama: Strangers Again

What I Completed

Seventeen in the Soop 1
Alice in Borderland
First Love
The Interests of Love
Seventeen in the Soop 2

Of all the shows that I watched in February, my favorite watches weren’t even dramas but both seasons of Seventeen in the Soop. They were shows for resting and healing from hectic schedules and seeing Seventeen enjoy themselves and relax was very healing for me as well. I enjoyed those shows so much that I searched out other kinds of shows that aren’t just dramas and am watching a traveling show with Lee Je Hoon and Ryu Jun Yeol.

What I Dropped

Strangers Again

These two shows are my first dropped shows of the year. I wasn’t in the mood for Trolley and am still unsure if I’ll go back to it but I didn’t want to finish Strangers Again and that bummed me out since I was really looking forward to that acting pair together. Oh well.

What I’m Still Watching

Our Blooming Youth
The Heavenly Idol
Taxi Driver 2
Jinny’s Kitchen

What I Reviewed

May I Help You?
Summer Strike
Alchemy of Souls 2: Light and Shadow
Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?
Unlock My Boss
Money Heist: Korea – Joing Economic Area, Pt. 2

Actors that Stood Out

Boo Seungkwan: I am super soft for Seungkwan from Seventeen. I adore his personality, I love how funny he is, and just everything about him. He was such a delightful part of watching Seventeen in the Soop. He made me laugh so much and with every passing episode, I loved him more and more.

Yoon Jeonghan: Jeonghan is a lot funnier than I thought he’d be. I thought that he would be a more serious and quiet but he’s not at all what I thought. That scene in Seventeen in the Soop when Mingyu is rowing him in the boat is hands down, my favorite part of the entire first season. I laughed so much and Jeonghan is me. I love him. He was a bright highlight for me in February.

Kim Ji Hoon: I enjoyed Kim Ji Hoon as Denver in Money Heist so seeing him play a completely different character in Love to Hate You was such a treat. His character was one of my favorite characters of the month. Love, love, love him.

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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The Weekly Recap (188)

Posted January 2, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

I hope that everyone had a good holiday season and I hope that 2023 is good to all of us. 2022 proved to be for humbling my ass and teaching me some lessons that I didn’t know I needed to learn. I’m taking those lessons into the new year with me because being unemployed has really impacted me and the confidence I thought I had. It’s been a rough couple of months mentally and going back home was the reset that I needed.

I’ve been in my head too much and there is nobody in this world that could get me out of my head and laughing like there is no tomorrow than my family. I went to Disneyland for the first time in years, I got my first pair of Minnie Mouse ears and I spent time with my Dad. I had an Aunties date with Caiden, Rocky, and Lasi and it was such a good time that I’m still smiling over our conversations from that day. My holidays were good but I’m glad to be home.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…

What I Watched

The Glory | 4 out of 5
Harry and Meghan | 5 out of 5

I watched both of these shows with my family, and we binge-watched the hell out of them both. The first one had me shook and at the edge of my seat with each passing episode and the second made me cry. I’m glad that I watched both shows and I can’t wait for the second season of The Glory. March needs to get here…now!

May I Help You?: The last few episodes of this drama weren’t my favorite and I spent a lot of the time distracted while watching them but that doesn’t take to much away from how much I enjoyed this drama as a whole. This was my kind of drama and I am going to miss these characters, especially Kim Tae Hee and Baek Dong Joo but also Uncle Vincent and Uncle Michael. There was lots to love about this one and I am really glad that I watched it.

Reborn Rich: This show wasn’t the perfect show that I was expecting but it was compelling as hell and the characters were interesting, even if I didn’t like more than half of them. I’m glad that I let my favorite IG influencers influence me to give this one a go. It was a good, solid drama.

Summer Strike: This show started slow and I thought for sure I was going to drop it but I’m glad that I didn’t. It progressed nicely each week and ended on such a sweet note that it made me happy and I will definitely miss my friends.

Alchemy of Souls 2: Shit is poppin’ off in the Alchemy of Souls universe and I.AM.HERE.FOR.IT. Jang Uk! I need you to get it together and recognize what is right in front of your face!! AHHHH!!

The Forbidden Marriage: I really like this drama. It’s got the right mix of lightness fun and depth that I’m enjoying heaps. I am loving all of the main leads and am rooting for them all…how I can root for them, I have no idea..but I am. lol.

Unlock my Boss: I’m still enjoying this one as well. Not as much as some of the other shows that I watched last year and this isn’t my favorite show with Chae Jong Hyeop but I’m sure things will keep picking up.

The Interest of Love: I started this show in L.A. with my sister and niece last week but we only got around to watching the first episode…and that was an interesting one. I watched the second episode on my own and am definitely interested in seeing where this one goes. I can’t say that I’m completely hooked yet but there’s promise here.

What I Reviewed

Gaus Electronics | 4.5 out of 5
Bad Prosecutor | 4 out of 5
Little Women | 4 out of 5
Weak Hero, Class 1 | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (187)
The Wednesday Five: My Comfort Watches
Eye Candy Friday: Jang Man Wol from Hotel Del Luna
The Wednesday Five: Things I Love About K-Dramas

Eye Candy Friday

Jang Man Wol

Hotel Del Luna

Kim Tae Hyung

Bangtan Sonyeondan

What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (187)

Posted December 19, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Happy Monday, everyone!

Not much went down this week, except our precious Seokjin entered the military and we were gifted with pictures of all our boys together. It was nice to see them all together again but also sad because Jin’s military enlistment is underway. I’m not going to talk about all of the assholes that disregarded Jin’s request that no media and fans show up to the place where he was going but I do think they’re all assholes, not ARMY.

I’ll also say that I’m not sure how multi-stans do it all. Trying to discover Seventeen’s music, watch their videos, and start collecting their pc’s is hard and slow going because I take my streaming duties seriously so while I’m slowly making my way through their music and videos, I’m also streaming RM’s new album, Jin’s single, Hoseok’s album, and PROOF. Life as a k-pop stan is busy and expensive as hell but someone’s gotta do it and why not me? lol.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…

What I Watched

May I Help You?: Lots of shit went down this week and I am surprised that I didn’t see this one coming. I’m not sure who and what I thought was going to be behind everything but I wasn’t expecting any of this until it slapped me right in the face. The way that this week’s episodes played out makes me think that we might be getting our break up this coming week and I’m just not ready for that. Still, I love this damn show so much.

Behind Every Star: This drama ended this week and while I’m glad that I finished it, I’m not sure that I would watch another season with these characters. I really liked Jane’s character, from the jump and til the end, see was such a highlight on this show for me. I’m SO glad with the way that her storyline wrapped up. 🙂 I won’t forget her character, I won’t forget her fine ass boyfriend either. Everyone else? I’m not so sure that I’d remember them. This show was good but not one that I’d go back to.

Revenge of Others: I can’t believe that this show is already over. It was a dark but action-packed ride and I’m glad that I stuck it out. This was a wild ride and the ending eas unexpected and a little hmm, weird so I was a little bummed that what I was hoping didn’t happen, happened but still, it was a solid drama.

The First Responders: Man, I really like the way that show is put together. The cases, the overall story being told, and just all of the characters…I love them and I’m not ready to say goodbye to these characters yet. I am happy that this drama has introduced me to even more fantastic actors and actresses.

Reborn Rich: The plot keeps right on getting thicker and I’m here for it. My heart hurts for Do Jun right now. I’m finally all caught up and gah, we’re almost at the end and things just keep getting more and more interesting. I’m here for all of this.

Summer Strike: The first couple of weeks, I wasn’t that into this show and was only watching it in support of the main actors but I’m glad that I stuck it out because it’s much more enjoyable now. I really enjoy the high school couple’s romance and I’m really starting to adore the main couple. I also hate the librarian lady because all she does is judge everyone around her but I also really adore the kids that be running amock in the library.

Extraordinary You: I didn’t watch any episodes of this drama this week and I’m probably going to put this one on hold since I’m busy with other shows and other things. I’ll come back to this one though.

Alchemy of Souls 2: GAH, I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH! Jang Uk, I feel your pain and I know that your love for Naksu is real but you gotta stop hurting my girl. My girl just wanna be loved so I’mma need the writers to move on from this part. I get it. Naksu is hurt, Jang Uk is hurt, everybody got their own shit going on so let’s get on with it…PLEASEEEEEE!!!! Still, I LOVED this week’s episodes. SO MUCH GOODNESS.

The Forbidden Marriage: This is my #2 show that I’m watching right now. The humor, the characters, and there’s just the right amount of everything that I adore in a drama to make me love this one so. The King is so smitten right now and is fighting it hard. I’m so here for all of this sexual tension. I can’t wait to see where this one goes.

Unlock the Boss: I’m good and hooked now. This week’s episodes were great and the overall feel of this show is just my jam so I’m looking forward to where the writers take us from here on out. I know that Se Yeon is a good person so I hope that we can finally move on from suspecting her. There are lots of twists and turns in this one and I need to figure out what happened my damn self.

What I Reviewed

Alchemy of Souls | 5 out of 5
Hotel Del Luna | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (186)
The Wednesday Five: Squad Goals
Eye Candy Friday: Cho Sang Gu from Move to Heaven

Eye Candy Friday

Cho Sang Gu

Move to You

What Made Me Laugh

JinMu pissing everyone off

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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