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The Wednesday Five: K-Dramas that BTS Put Me On

Posted September 7, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 2 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.

This week’s Wednesday Five will feature K-Dramas that BTS Put Me On. These are not shows that I watched because V’s friends star in them, these were shows that I watched because the members themselves mentioned they watched and enjoyed them so I took note and then actually watched them.

1. Dear My Friends

My Drama List | Netflix
Member Recommendation: RM
Starring: Go Hyun Jung, Kim Hye Ja, Na Moon Hee, Go Doo Shim, Park Won Sook, Youn Yuh Jung

I remember seeing an article that was discussing the k-dramas that BTS members have watched and loved. In it, this drama was mentioned as RM’s favorite drama. I’m not sure if it’s his favorite drama of all time or at the time that he watched it but while browsing Netflix, I came across it and checked it out. 24 hours later, I had binge-watched the entire thing and cried so much that my eyes puffed up to twice their size, and I missed my Mom and called my Dad just to tell him that I loved him.

This was such a good drama. Deep, meaningful, and thoughtful. I connected with every single person in this drama. Old lady, young lady, and even friends and family of older folks. This drama gave me so much to think about and reflect back on that I was very emotional for a while after I finished it. It was one of those dramas that left me with a drama hangover. I was so emotional exhausted that I needed a break before starting a new drama. This show was so damn good. I highly recommend it.

2. When the Camellia Blooms

My Drama List | Netflix

Member Recommendation: Hobi
Starring: Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul, Kim Ji Suk

In that same article mentioned above, it said that Hobi watched and really enjoyed this drama so of course, I checked it out. I did enjoy the show overall but there were parts of it that were super slow and a few episodes where I thought they dragged certain storylines for no reason.

I’m glad that I stuck with it though because once the main female lead stopped a bonehead and accepted that she loved the male lead things picked up and the male lead really carried this show. He had me cracking up like no other and I thought he was such a bright green flag. This wasn’t my favorite of the bunch but it was still an enjoyable watch.

3. Sweet Home

My Drama List | Netflix
Member Recommendation: RM
Starring: Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young, Lee Do Hyun, Kim Nam Hee, Go Min Si

This was another RM recommendation but I saw the v-live where he was talking about how he enjoyed it so as soon as I could, I picked this one up and binge-watched the entire season in one day. Another winner of a recommendation from RM. This is my second favorite drama from this list. It had a great cast, a fantastic storyline and the pacing was so good from the jump. If you’re okay with some gory fast action zombie-like shows, this is definitely one you should check out.

4. SKY Castle

My Drama List | Viki
Member Recommendation: Hobi
Starring: Yeom Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran, Yoon Se Ah, Oh Na Ra, Kim seo Hyung, Jung Joon Ho

I think it was a Run BTS episode where Hobi mentioned how he liked this drama so I immediately added it to my watch list. Gah, this wasn’t for me. I watched like 12 episodes before I dropped it for good. I’m not a big fan of these soap opera-like dramas and I discovered that fact about myself while I was watching this show. In Hobi’s defense, he wasn’t the only person that liked this show from the group, he’s just the one that I saw recommend it.

5. Kingdom

My Drama List | Netflix
Member Recommendation: Jimin
Starring: Joo Ji Hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, Bae Doo Na, Kim Sung Gyu, Kim Chan Yi, Kim Sang Ho

I added this show to my watch list because I saw that Jimin was a fan of it. I don’t remember where I saw it and it was one of the shows that was on my wish list for the longest time. I only watched it when I did because while my best friend was recovering from surgery, I took turns taking care of her with her Mom. Her Mom was watching it and I ended up watching it with her. I was hooked while I was watching it but now that some time has passed, I can’t remember much of anything about it. Shrugs. I may not remember much from it but I don’t remember hating it so that’s something…right?

Overall, I enjoyed the dramas that RM recommended the most so he wins!

Has BTS recommended any shows that you’ve watched? Share your favorites in the comments!

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Review: Our Beloved Summer

Posted July 12, 2022 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Our Beloved Summer

Starring: Choi Woo Shik, Kim Da Mi, Kim Sung Cheol, Noh Jung Eui
Year Released: 2021
Number of Episodes: 16
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Country: South Korea
Where I Watched It: Netflix
Who I Watched It For: Choi Woo Shik

Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other’s lives.

Choi Woong seems naive and a free-spirited man, but he wants to have something for the first time in his life. For that, he shows what he holds in his mind.

Kook Yeon Soo aimed to become the top student at her school, but she is now an adult who lives fiercely, adapting to her reality.

I was looking forward to this drama long before it came out. I am a fan of Choi Woo Shik, but also of Kim Da Mi and the premise of this show sounded cute so I was prepared. This drama follows two young characters, Choi Woong and Kook Yeon Soo as they journey through life after filming a reality show together in high school. They hated each other in high school and you know that always leads to a rocky romantic relationship and after a messy break up, they’re brought back together again when they’re approached to revamp their old reality show, ten years later.

When we first see these two again, the viewer is under the impression that the breakup is Yeon Soo’s fault and as each episode passes, we start to see that things aren’t so black and white where the break up is concerned. Both Yeon Soo and Woong are in different places in their lives but of course they still have big time feelings for each other and the battle they put up made for a very interesting viewing adventure.

Choi Woo Shik made a very convincing and spot on Choi Woong. I thought he pulled off the character extremely well and I loved his character so much. There were times when I want to spank him for the way that he acted around his parents but for the most part, my heart went out to him. He was very soft for Yeon Soo and he didn’t mess around about that or with her. He was always up front and even though NJ tried to be a distraction for him, Woong was steadfast in his resolve to always love Yeon Soo. He was a good son to his parents, a great friend to Ji Woong, and when she let him, a fantastic boyfriend to Yeon Soo. All in all, I absolutely loved Woong.

Kim Da Mi as Kook Yeon Soo made sense to me. She plays the reserved and sarcastic heroine really well. She was smart and she had a lot of burdens that she kept close to her chest and as we slowly get to know the real Yeon Soo, my heart went out to her. I loved that her story was slow to reveal just how hard she had it cause when the truth of everything on her end came out, that punch to the chest was something I wasn’t prepared for. Kim Da Mi did a great job with this character and I’m looking forward to more of her stuff in the future.

The romance was sweet and I didn’t mind the back and forth between both characters. I also felt bad for the second lead. He just could not get his timing right and then for him to carry such a loaded torch for Yeon Soo, all of this time and find her again when she’s reuniting with your best friend? Sheesh, how unlucky. As bad as I felt for Ji Woong, I was glad that the love triangle wasn’t a true love triangle with each guy getting a turn at loving her. I wouldn’t have been a fan of that. I’m glad that Woong and Yeon Soo were true in their feelings for each other the entire time. Their love for each other was so strong and so true that time and other distractions were never a factor in keeping them apart for long.

There’s a lot to love about this romance. The pacing, the characters, the romance, they all made for a great viewing experience and I think that k-drama fans who love a good second chance love story will be happy with this one. Choi Woo Shik and Kim Da Mi are a great couple visually and they had great chemistry in this show so I would definitely recommend this show if you’re in the mood for a nice romance. This is definitely a good one.


Every single time that this song came on the show, my heart was either breaking or so full that it was near to burst. I love this song so much and V, one of my favorite singers, does the song justice. So this OST is added to my list of favorite k-drama OSTs.

Final Rating


4 out of 5

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