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The Monthly Recap: December 2022

Posted January 3, 2023 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 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.

December was a busy month for me personally but I was able to get some quality k-drama watching in and that always makes me happy. So let’s start this recap, shall we?

Monthly Stats

Dramas Watched: 12 | Dramas Completed: 4 | Dramas Dropped: 4 | Dramas Still Watching: 4
Dramas Reviewed: 9 | Boyfriend of the Month: Kim Tae Hee
Favorite Drama: May I Help You? | Least Favorite Drama: Behind Every Star

Dramas I Completed

Behind Every Star | 3 out of 5
Revenge of Others | 3.5 out of 5
May I Help You | 4 out of 5
Reborn Rich | 3.5 out of 5

These were all solid dramas but Behind Every Star was probably my least favorite of the bunch. I did enjoy the others and while I LOVE May I Help You, I don’t think any of the remaining dramas listed will make my favorite shows of the year list.

Dramas I Dropped

Extraordinary You
The First Responders

Like I said above, December was a busy month for me personally so I had to drop a couple of shows that I do hope to get back to soon(ish). It’s not that I wasn’t enjoying these, I just had a lot of stuff going on and haven’t gotten back to them. I’m hoping to finish them out this month. Wish me luck on that.

Dramas I’m Still Watching

Alchemy of Souls 2: Light and Shadow
The Forbidden Marriage
The Interest of Love
Unlock My Boss
Island, Season 1

I’m going to be so sad this coming weekend because the final season of Alchemy of Souls comes to an end. It’s my favorite show of the year so far and I’m not ready to say goodbye to Jang Uk and Naksu and the rest of the gang. The other shows are great too…I hope that they stay that way.

Dramas I Reviewed

Blind | 4.5 out of 5
Love in Contract | 4 out of 5
Extraordinary Attorney Woo | 4.5 out of 5
Alchemy of Souls | 5 out of 5
Hotel Del Luna | 4 out of 5

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

Actors that Stood Out

Lee Jun Young: Lee Jun Young as Kim Tae Hee was the bomb. I’ve seen him in a few other things but this role is my favorite of his. I watched a lot of episodes of May I Help You multiple times because he’s so easy on the eyes. Gotta love the eye candy but I also really enjoyed the way that he made Kim Tae Hee shine.

Seo Ji Hoon: I don’t remember ever seeing Seo Ji Hoon in any other drama before but I really liked what he brought to Seok Jae Beom character. He was so great that I looked him up and made note of everything else he’s been in and has coming up, I’m a supporter of his now.

Steven Noh: Jane was my favorite part of the show, Behind Every Star but Lee Sang Wook was a very close second. He was so fine that I had an attitude whenever he didn’t pop on the show enough to suit me. I didn’t know who he was before but I know him now…:)

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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Review: Bad Prosecutor

Posted December 22, 2022 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Bad Prosecutor

Starring: Doh Kyung Soo, Lee Se Hee, Ha Joon, Joo Bo Young, Lee Shi Eon, Kim Sang Ho
Year Released: 2022
Number of Episodes: Drama, Action, Crime, Law
Country: South Korea
Director: Kim Sung Ho
Screenwriter: Im Young Bin

Jin Jung is a troublemaking prosecutor of the Central District Office. With a strong sense of justice and craziness, he punishes criminals more than they deserve. A Ra is Jung’s partner, a competent prosecutor who always judges issues objectively and handles them with a clean finish. Also at the Central District Office is the elite prosecutor Do Hwan, who believes money and power are everything. He is a man who is willing to do whatever it takes to go higher up. In a world corrupted with wealth and evil, the story of these prosecutors unfolds.

I really enjoyed seeing Kyung Soo in 100 Days My Prince and so I’ve been meaning to check more of his stuff out and when this came out, I jumped right in without even checking the blurb or a trailer first. This drama came onto my radar very randomly but I’m glad that it came across my radar because this was a pretty decent way to spend a couple of hours each week.

I thought the storytelling here was done well and though it wasn’t my favorite of the bunch of dramas that I was watching at the same time, it’s still plenty enjoyable and I definitely recommend if you’re in the mood for some good guy vs. bad guys action.

This drama centers around our main character, Prosecutor Jin Jung (Doh Kyung Soo) as he strives to take down all the bad guys in South Korea. He takes his job pretty seriously even though he is anything but the buttoned up prosecutor that one would think when thinking of prosecutors. He tackles each of his cases in a very unconventional way and I thought that worked for him. He’s got a driven personality that isn’t easily swayed but it was charming instead of annoying and like I said, it really worked for Prosecutor Jin.

When he lands himself in some trouble, he’s more determined than ever to prove his innocence and to bring the bad guys down. I wasn’t sure how he was going to be able to bring the bad guys down on his own since the bad guys were pretty powerful but I admired the hell out of his dogged determination to bring them down or die trying.

Prosecutor Jin wasn’t popular at the prosecutor’s office because of his chaotic way of working. He rubs everyone the wrong way but he had a loyal team that were just as unconventional as he was and I thought they complimented each other and him very well. They all worked really well together and even when they don’t get along, they never fail to come together when Prosecutor Jin needed them. I thought the team was charming and though they didn’t look like they’d go together, they worked really well together. I even liked the addition of Prosecutor Shin Ah Ra and Park Jae Kyung to the team. One is straitlaced and the other looks like he doesn’t care about anything but they fit into the team dynamics well and I enjoyed them.

The big bad in this show was evil as hell. I’m watching a lot of dramas where there is so much corruption in those that are in positions of power and this guy gave all of those other evils assholes a run for their money. He’s got his evil ass hand in every bad thing going on and the power to keep kicking the good guys down at every turn so it was low key frustrating that each week, the good guys had to keep fighting against so many obstacles that were put there by the rich and the powerful. What made it even more frustrating was how little care the bad guys had for what they were doing and who they hurt in their quest to get to the bigger prize around the next corner. Sure, that’s why they’re the bad guys but it still annoyed me.

The romantic in me wanted more of a romance between Prosecutor Jin and Ah Ra but I took the crumbs that we were given and made me own mind up about their feelings for each other so that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the show, haha.

Overall, this drama was action packed and had a charming cast that delivered a very enjoyable drama that had me excited to come back each week. I wasn’t ever bored and I thought Prosecutor Jin’s determination to do the right thing and how steadfast he was in keeping his hands clean and do right by the people made him a great character that I was happy to root for. The way that this story is told was fun and I’m super glad that I chose to watch it. Definitely recommend.

Final Rating

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4 out of 5

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The Monthly Recap: November 2022

Posted December 6, 2022 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.

You guys, we are 6 days into the last month of 2022. Where has the time gone? Shitballs. 2022 has been a doozy of a year and while there have certainly been a whole lot of ups, the year wasn’t without some pretty big downs as well. November, I didn’t get everything that I wanted to watch, watched but that’s okay…I’m still excited for what December brings.

I spent Thanksgiving with my family in California and while that was great, my sister was sick and missed Thanksgiving with the rest of the family so that was a bummer. She’s better now though so I’m glad. So let’s start this recap, shall we?

Monthly Stats

Dramas Watched: 12 | Dramas Dropped: 3 | Dramas Still Watching: 6
Dramas Reviewed: 7 | Boyfriend of the Month:
Favorite Drama: Weak Hero, Class 1 | Least Favorite Drama: Love is for Suckers

Dramas I Completed

Blind | 4.5 out of 5
Gaus Electronics | 4.5 out of 5
Love in Contract | 4 out of 5
One Oridinary Day | 4.5 out of 5
Rookie Cops | 4 out of 5

Weak Hero, Class 1 | 5 out of 5
Bad Prosecutor | 4.5 out of 5
Fan Letter, Please | 4 out of 5
When the Weather’s Fine | 3.5 out of 5

Dramas I Dropped

Love is for Suckers
Curtain Call
Grid

I quit the first two dramas because I just wasn’t into them. The main leads in Love is for Suckers drove me up the wall and I lost count of how many times I wanted to fight the female lead. She was such a shitty friend to the male lead and no matter how many times the male lead showed up for her, she instead only used him for her damn job.

Grid wasn’t a bad drama, I just wasn’t in the mood for a sci-fi kind of drama so though I dropped it, I’m planning on picking that one up again at a later time.

Dramas I’m Still Watching

May I Help You?
Behind Every Star
Revenge of Others
The First Responders
Reborn Rich

Dramas I Reviewed

Again My Life | 4 out of 5
Money Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area, Part 1 | 4 out of 5
Shootings Stars | 3.5 out of 5
Why Her? | 3 out of 5

Yumi’s Cells 2 | 3.5 out of 5
Soundtrack #1 | 4.5 out of 5
Love All Play | 4 out of 5

Actors that Stood Out

Choi Hyun Wook: I adored his character in Weak Hero, Class 1 and I need the second season of that show to come out so that we can catch up with his character. I’m pretty anxious about how his character will fit into the next season. Please, please, please be okay!

Do Kyung Soo: Jin Jung was such a great character. I loved how his moral compass was on tighter than a bowstring. He did what he felt was right even when it was hard and he made things fun as well. I adored the heck out of him and miss him now that the drama is over.

Yoon Park: I’m a sucker for a single dad trope and I really adored Bang Jung Seok in Fan Letter, Please. He was one of the last main leads that I loved since I watched his drama at the end of the month but he’s definitely a memorable one. I adored him and am already waiting for his next project.

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 (183)

Posted November 14, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated it exactly the way that my introverted ass wanted. I got dressed up in all of my birthday presents and hung out at home, haha. Bren ordered my meals for the day, I FaceTimed with my Dad, and then I spent the day working on my photocard collection, watching k-dramas, and working on blog posts and it was such a delightful way to spend the day and I am the happiest of campers right now! I’m blessed with another year of life and with the knowledge that I am cared for and loved by loads of people. And yesterday was a big day in these Borahae streets. It was the anniversary of when Namjoon and Yoongi first moved in with each other, and the anniversary of when V coined the term, “I Purple You”. AND…Bangtan dropped the dance practice for Run BTS.

All in all, it was a fantastic day and I loved how low key it was. With the holidays coming up, I’ll be traveling back and forth to California for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I was really looking forward to relaxing on my own this weekend. I even had a cinnabon birthday cake this year and that is just the perfect icing on my perfect birthday.

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

What I Watched

Little Forest | 4.5 out of 5
Minari | 4 out of 5
One Ordinary Day | 4 out of 5
Confidential Assignment | 3.5 out of 5
Rookie Cops | 4 out of 5

I binge-watched two dramas from beginning to end this week and enjoyed the heck out of both of them. I cried so much during One Ordinary Day but I thought that Kim Soo Hyun did such a fabulous job with his entire character arc. That show had me at the edge of my seat throughout the entire thing and my heart went out to him in the end and gah…just so good. Rookie Cops was another delightful drama. I adored all of the characters, loved their whole squad, and even shed some tears but enjoyed the whole thing.

I watched a few movies this week as well and enjoyed all of them. My favorite of the bunch was probably Little Forest. I really enjoyed both Kim Tae Ri and Ryu Joon Yeol in this one.

Bad Prosecutor: This was a fun drama. I enjoyed the entire thing and was bummed that it wrapped up this week. I really enjoyed D.O. and was pretty happy with the entire thing.

Behind Ever Star: Episodes 1 & 2 dropped for this one this week and already, I’m interested. I’m interested in seeing what happens to the company, I’m very interested to see what the heck the connection between Ma Tae Oh and So Hyun Joo is. I’m definitely going to continue this one.

Curtain Call: I got halfway through the third episode and I’m not very interested in what’s going on right now. I thought about continuing in hopes that it’ll pick up for me but ehh, November is going to be busy enough for me without forcing myself to wait for a show to pick up eventually so I dropped this one, my first dropped drama of November.

Love in Contract: This drama ended this week and I was so sad to see it go. I have to come love the hell out of all three main leads and the rest of the cast. This was such a sweet show and I’m SO glad that I watched it.

Love is for Suckers: It’s been a while since I watched an episode and I’m a little sad that the new episodes that dropped this week were a little on the boring side. Actually, not boring but maybe my interest in this show has waned because I still don’t quite like the female lead? Hmm…I’ll finish this one til the end though.

May I Help You?: Holy cow, I’m REALLY loving this show. There were times when I wanted to spank Dong Joo last week but I’m well over all of that now. I adore both of the main leads and when he gave her a ride back to their house and put her arms around his stomach, telling her to hold on tight? *swoon* And don’t even get me started on when he tells her about her hands. AHHHHH, LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Also, holy shit!!! His worlds are colliding! I can’t wait for next week!

The First Responders: I knew that I was going to like this one and after only two episodes, I’m hooked. I am looking forward to sticking with this drama. I’m enjoying all three of the main leads so far.

Revenge of Others: This drama kicked off this week and I’m intrigued. I have a lot of questions just from the first two episodes and they all center around black hoodies and the main male lead. Just in the world is going on??

What I Reviewed

Again My Life | out of 5
Money Heist: Korea | out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (182)
The Wednesday Five: K-Drama OST Songs I Love, Pt.2
Eye Candy Friday: Dan Hwal from Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

Eye Candy Friday

Dan Hwal

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

What Made Me Laugh

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

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The Weekly Recap (182)

Posted November 7, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

This year was my first Halloween here in Vegas. I moved here after Halloween in 2020 and then I was in L.A. last Halloween saying bye to my nephews that were leaving on their missions. So it was the first year that I prepared to have my very own Halloween at home. I went to the store, stocked up on candy, and I turned my porch light on and stayed near the front door so I didn’t miss any kids and this is how I looked the entire freaking night…

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Not one damn kid was out trick or treating and not one damn person came to my damn door. NOT ONE. I got ZERO trick-or-treaters. ZERO!!!! Who the hell is gonna eat all of this candy? Sigh. anyway, I’m back on my regular schedule and because it’s getting cold out here, I don’t want to do shit but watch k-dramas and drink hot drinks. It’s soup season so I’m looking forward to eating a whole lot of soups.

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

What I Watched

The Policeman’s Lineage | 3 out of 5
Soundtrack #1 | 4 out of 5
Double Patty | 3.5 out of 5
The Bros | 3.5 out of 5

I watched a lot of movies this week and while I liked them, I didn’t LOVE any of them. Oh well. I also re-watched Soundtrack #1 again and really enjoyed that one. I just wish it was longer. Still, Park Hyung Shik is fine as shit and it’s always nice to remember that.


Bad Prosecutor: This is that show. I am loving every little thing about this show. The suspense portion of it, D.O’s acting, and all of the action. Every week, this show just keeps getting better and better and this week wasn’t an exception. This one is so good.

Blind: This show ended this week and it was wild ride from beginning to end. The plot twists were twisting and I was here for it all. All the way up until the end, I had no clue where the story was leading us but that ending? Yeah, that ending was great.

Curtain Call: This is the newest drama to my weekly line up and the first two episodes were a little slow moving but I’m curious enough about where this show takes us that I’ll continue on for the time being. It’s good to see Kang Ha Neul in a new drama though so there’s that.

Gaus Electronics: This show was so damn good and I was sad to say goodbye to it. This cast of characters had me cracking up (out loud) every single week. This show was the right amount of cute, interesting, and silly to catch and keep my attention and I’m going to miss all of these guys.

Love in Contract: Holy cow this drama is so good! I am in love with Jung Ji Ho. He is the perfect imperfect boyfriend and I adore him to pieces. I am also LOVING Kang Hae Jin. Everything that he’s doing to turn his family business around is making me happy swoon all over the place. I can’t wait to see how this show wraps up. It’s been a fun ride.

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (181)
The Monthly Recap: October 2022
The Wednesday Five: Places I Want to Visit from K-Dramas
My TBW Pile: November 2022
Eye Candy Friday: Han Sunwoo from Soundtrack #1

Eye Candy Friday

Han Sunwoo

Soundtrack #1

What Made Me Laugh

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

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