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Review: Our Beloved Summer

Posted July 12, 2022 by Rowena in Reviews, TV Shows | 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.
The OST

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

via GIPHY

4 out of 5

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The Weekly Playlist (6)

Posted April 1, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

One of my favorite things to do when I was back home in L.A. was to take drives with my friend B Nice so that we can listen to our newly discovered favorite songs by BTS. We both discovered BTS over the pandemic and have been crazy for all things BTS. When I moved to Vegas, those drives stopped but I decided that I’m going to use my blog to share what songs I’m listening to each week with both B Nice and everyone else who reads this blog.

This week’s bunch of songs got a bunch of different songs that will make you sit up and take notice, haha. But seriously, these are some of my favorite songs so I know that you guys will enjoy them as well.


Spring Day is one of my all-time favorite BTS songs. It’s right up there with Magic Shop. It’s a fantastic song on its own but when you look up the theories and understand the inspirations behind the making of this song, it’ll make you cry. It’s a really popular song and if you know anything about the Sewol Ferry incident in South Korea from a few years ago then you’ll understand for yourself why this song is so special for Army. The music video is amazing as well, check out this video out because it’s an excellent theory video. Prepare yourselves though, it’ll make you cry for sure.


Dimple is a catchy song that made me laugh because they legit sing, “So I’ll call you illegirl…” because her dimples should be illegal. Hahaha. This is a vocal line song so there’s no J-Hope, RM, or Suga but if you want to watch their performance of this (and you do want to watch it), check it out here. I’m telling you, it’s catchy as hell and fun to sing along to.


If you want to watch my bias slay a song, listen to Singularity. V continues to impress the hell out of me with his vocal range. He can do it all and this song is so freaking good.

What songs are you on your playlist this week? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be BTS. Share in the comments!

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Eye Candy Friday: Kim Taehyung, V from BTS

Posted January 8, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments


Eye Candy Friday is something that I’ve been doing since I first started my personal blog way back in 2003. That first personal blog is long gone but I’ve never really grown out of the eye candy phase. I’m always up for some eye candy. Whether it’s a character from a book (male or female, I don’t discriminate), a character from a movie or TV Show, if I loved them and want to gush about how much I loved them, you’ll find them here. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Today’s eye candy is my bias from BTS, Kim Taehyung aka V. If you’re a fan of BTS, it shouldn’t be a surprise why I love this guy. He’s a complete savage in interviews and with the other members of the group, he’s low key an airhead and just so freaking funny I can’t stand it. I tried to capture his personality in the gifs shared below so enjoy!











Favorite V Meme

Until next week…enjoy!

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DNF Round Up: Big, Tempted, & Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

Posted September 16, 2020 by Rowena in Reviews, TV Shows | 0 Comments


The DNF Round Up is a round-up of the books, movies, and k dramas that I did not finish in the last little while. Sometimes it’ll be a list of all books, all movies, or all k dramas and sometimes it’ll be a mix of the three but if I didn’t finish it, it’ll be featured here. I need the reminder because I be forgetting a whole lot of shit and I’ll start dramas or books that I quit without even knowing. This is my effort in fixing that.

Male Lead: Gong Yoo
Female Lead: Lee Min Jung
Secondary Lead: Shin Won Ho
Also Starring: Bae Suzy, Baek Sung Hyun, Jang Hee Jin, Shin Ji Soo
Year Released: 2012
Number of Episodes: 16
Number of Episodes Watched: 11
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Korea
Where I Watched It: Viki
Recommended By: Gong Yoo
Who I Watched It For: Gong Yoo

18-year-old Kang Gyung-Joon’s spirit suddenly finds itself in the body of 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae. Seo-Yon-Jae is a successful doctor and engaged to high school teacher Gil Da-Ran. Gil Da-Ran just so happens to be the teacher of 18-year old Kang Gyung-Joon. More problems ensue when 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae falls in love with another woman.
I should have read a blurb about what this drama was about. I only started watching it because it stars Gong Yoo (because, *swoon*) but ugh, I hate student/teacher romances and this one plays with that trope. I didn’t enjoy it, at all. So our main character is Gil Da Ran and she’s a teacher. She’s engaged to a doctor that has gone cold on her. She’s trying not to think about what that means but he keeps blowing her off so one day, while she’s out for a ride with one of her students (yeah, seriously), she gets a call from her fiance, who wants to meet with her so bad that he’ll come to wherever she is. She tells him where she is and he makes his way to her. While she waits for her fiance, the student leaves and the student and the fiance get into a car accident together and their souls swap. Haha, it sounds ridiculous but I was hooked by this part. So, one of them dies but their souls are still trapped in the other body. So the fiance’ is in a coma in the student’s body and the student is alive and well in the fiance’s body and Gil Da Ran helps the student navigate his life as a 30-year-old doctor even though he’s a 17-year-old high school student. I forget what exact age he is but he’s around that age.

Once they started developing feelings for each other (the student and the teacher), and Gong Yoo’s adult character started turning into a complete douche, I tapped out of this one. I’m not on board this teacher and student love crap and I wasn’t on board with Gong Yoo’s fine ass being a dickface. Haha, yeah that’s why I’m not going to finish this one. Nope, not me.
Will I Go Back and Finish It?

Nope

Male Lead: Woo Do Hwan
Female Lead: Moon Ga Young
Secondary Lead: Joy
Also Starring: Kim Min Jae, Jeon Mi Seon, Han Sunhwa, Joeng Ha Dam, Yeon Woo
Year Released: 2018
Number of Episodes: 32
Number of Episodes Watched: 1
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Country: Korea
Where I Watched It: Viki
Recommended By: Woo Do Hwan
Who I Watched It For: Woo Do Hwan
Kwon Shi-Hyun bets his life on a dangerous game to seduce Eun Tae-Hee. His target is 20-years-old and believes people that are swayed by love are pathetic. After Eun Tae-Hee meets Kwon Shi-Hyun, her view on love changes.
I started this show because of Woo Do Hwan. I had just finished Save Me and adored him in that show so I wanted to keep the Woo Do Hwan party going. Unfortunately, the immature shenanigans that he gets into with his high school friends pissed me off pretty early on so I stopped watching it. I just wasn’t in the mood for teenagers being little shits and ruining people’s lives though I know that Woo Do Hwan’s character grows into a decent chap in the end. That’s why I stopped this one but I’m really interested in seeing Do Hwan in a main lead role so I’ll definitely be back for this one…I’m sure of it.
Will I Go Back and Finish It?

Maybe

Male Lead: Park Seo Jun
Female Lead: Go Ra
Secondary Lead: Park Hyung Sik
Also Starring: Kim Taehyung, Choi Min Ho, Do Ji Han,Choi Yoon Woo, Seo Ye Ji
Year Released: 2016
Number of Episodes: 20
Number of Episodes Watched: 2
Genre: Historical, Romance
Country: Korea
Where I Watched It: Viki
Recommended By: Park Seo Jun
Who I Watched It For: Park Seo Jun
An elite group of young men called Hwarang discover their passions, love and friendship in the turmoil of the Silla Kingdom.
Can you believe that I DNF’d a Park Seo Jun drama? Yeah, I can’t believe it either. But, I did. I wasn’t in the mood for a historical drama and the first couple of episodes of this one were low key boring. All Seo Jun’s character did in the episodes that I watched were yell and fight. When I watched this though, I didn’t know Park Hyung Sik so I didn’t even appreciate him in this. AND V from BTS is in this show too and I didn’t even meet him yet so I know that I’ll be going back to finish this one, I just don’t know when. There’s a great cast for this show so how could I not go back and finish?
Will I Go Back and Finish It?

Probably

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