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Eye Candy Friday: Lee Ahn from He is Psychometric

Posted March 17, 2023 by Rowena in Features | 0 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.

This week, I’m featuring Lee Ahn from He is Psychometric. Park Jin Young played him so well that he became my best friends second k-drama crush. You know they’re good looking when we spend like half of the episodes saying, “Damn, he’s fine” over and over. So please enjoy this week’s eye candy. 🙂

Until next week…enjoy!

Watch He is Psychometric

He is Psychometric

Where to Watch: Apple TV, Prime Video, Viki
Starring: Park Jin Young, Shin Ye Eun, Kim Kwon
Year Released: 2019
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural

After losing his parents in a fire, Lee Ahn acquires the power of psychometry, the ability to read a person or an object’s past through physical contact, and he decides to use it to take bad people down. While he does not know how to control his power yet, he meets Yoon Jae In who tries her best to hide her painful secrets. Together with his foster guardian, prosecutor Kang Seong Mo, and the latter’s colleague, investigator Eun Ji Soo, they team up to solve an elusive case that has been haunting the lives of Ahn, Sung Mo, and Jae In. The case revolves around the life of prosecutor Kang’s mother and father, who were the main cause of the fire. Jae In and Lee Ahn heal each other through their past present and future and find the culprit.

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Review: He is Psychometric

Posted March 2, 2023 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

He is Psychometric

Starring: Park Jin Young, Shin Ye Eun, Kim Kwon, Kim Da Som, Noh Jong Hyun, Go Youn Jung
Year Released: 2019
Number of Episodes: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
Country: South Korea
Director: Kim Byung Soo
Screenwriter: Yang Jin Ah
Where to Watch: Prime Video, Viki

After losing his parents in a fire, Lee Ahn acquires the power of psychometry, the ability to read a person or an object’s past through physical contact, and he decides to use it to take bad people down. While he does not know how to control his power yet, he meets Yoon Jae In who tries her best to hide her painful secrets. Together with his foster guardian, prosecutor Kang Seong Mo, and the latter’s colleague, investigator Eun Ji Soo, they team up to solve an elusive case that has been haunting the lives of Ahn, Sung Mo, and Jae In. The case revolves around the life of prosecutor Kang’s mother and father, who were the main cause of the fire. Jae In and Lee Ahn heal each other through their past present and future and find the culprit.

My best friend Therese and I started this drama right after we finished Alchemy of Souls 2: Light and Shadow because we wanted some more Go Youn Jung. We are huge fans of both her and Lee Jae Wook. We finished this show in just a few days and came away huge fans of Park Jin Young’s fine ass. Haha.

The Story

Our main character, Lee Ahn gets hurt in an apartment fire that took both of his parents from him when he was like ten years old. He also gets the power of psychometry. This power of his came with a lot of growing pains but once he’s a teenager, he’s come to terms with this power, and though he doesn’t have control over his powers, he knows to keeps his hands off of people if he doesn’t want to be bombarded by their pasts. He’s a very confident person that lives with his older brother. He’s part of a found family of people that were affected from the apartment fire and he’s determined to grow up into a good, upstanding adult just like his older foster brother. When he meets Yoon Jae In, she hates his guts because of a misunderstanding and the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that she’s got a tight grip on her secrets, and her past.

This drama centers around Lee Ahn but also around everyone close to him. Their lives are all connected through cases that are all connected to that apartment fire and seeing everything come together piece by piece made for a very engaging drama that me and my best friend enjoyed from start to finish.

The Cast

Our main couple, Lee Ahn and Yoon Jae In were cute but I’ll admit that I enjoyed their romance as it was developing. Once they got together, I cared more about everything and everyone else. That’s not to say that I didn’t love Lee Ahn and Yoon Jae In, cause I did. I just kept waiting for crumbs from Kim So Hyun (Go Youn Jung) more. Lee Ahn was my favorite and I loved every bit of his acting in this show. He showed us such great scenes with a variety of emotions and knocked every single scene out of the park. The humor, the sweetness, the love he had for the people around him while still feeling the effects of being an orphan and without his parents. The way that he clung to his older brother and the hurts he suffered throughout the show made me a really big fan of Park Jin Young. He really showed out.

I loved all of the other characters as well. From the older brother, Kang Sung Mo to the detective, Eun Ji Soo and then Lee Dae Bong and Kim So Hyun and even Jae In’s Aunt and her boss at the police station. They were all such great characters and did a great job of bringing this story to life. The only character outside of Park Jin Young and Go Youn Jung that I knew was Shin Ye Eun. I knew her as that little cheeky ass girl from Yumi’s Cells that made me mad at Jin Young’s character, haha.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this was a solid drama that my bestie and I enjoyed the heck out of. This was definitely one of the better ones that we’ve watched lately and there have been some duds that we didn’t even end up finishing so it was good to be excited about a drama after Alchemy of Souls finished. I love that Therese LOVES Jin Young now and I loved that she seems to be enjoying k-dramas more and more with me because let me tell you, watching these shows with someone else who is just as invested in it all as you are makes the watching experience that much more fun. Big ups to the writers, the actors, and the staff that delivered a solid story with characters that had us rooting for them and even when things didn’t go our way, we still enjoyed this one. So yeah, I definitely recommend this one.

Final Rating

4 out of 5

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The Monthly Recap: January 2023

Posted February 7, 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. So let’s start this recap, shall we?

I wasn’t expecting to be as busy as I was in the month of January. I was in Utah and then flew into L.A. for some family stuff and by the time that I got home, I was too exhausted mentally to focus on any drama watching so February started off really slow…but even with how busy I was in January, I watched hella dramas.

Here’s a rundown of what my month looked like. Check it out…

Monthly Stats

Dramas Watched: 12 | Dramas Dropped: 0 | Dramas Still Watching: 1
Dramas Reviewed: 1 | Boyfriend of the Month: Jang Uk
Favorite Drama: Alchemy of Souls 2: Light and Shadow | Least Favorite Drama: Singles Inferno 2

Dramas I Completed

The Glory | 4 out of 5
Summer Strike | 3.5 out of 5
Alchemy of Souls 2: Light and Shadow | 4.5 out of 5
Unlock My Boss | 3.5 out of 5
The Forbidden Marriage | 3.5 out of 5

Island, Season 1 | 4 out of 5
Would You Like Some Coffee? | 3.5 out of 5
Singles Inferno 2 | 3 out of 5
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economics Area – Part 2 | 3.5 out of 5
He is Psychometric | 4 out of 5
Alice in Borderland, Season 1 | 4 out of 5

Dramas I’m Still Watching

The Interest of Love

Dramas I Reviewed

Fan Letter, Please | 4 out of 5

Actors that Stood Out

Jung Sung Il from The Glory: This guy was a pretty big highlight for me while watching The Glory. I watched the show for Lee Do Hyun and was pleasantly surprised at the introduction of Ha Do Young. He was fine as hell and I’m going to need him to not be a bad guy. Please, please, please don’t be a bad guy.

Cha Eun Woo from Island: Cha Eun Woo as Priest Yohan was such a vibe. He was such a delightful part of the first season. The show, for the most part was on the dark side and Yohan provided a little sunlight that went a long way and I just really liked his character.

Park Jin Young from He is Psychometric: I watched this show randomly with Therese and we were both so smitten with Park Jin Young in it. He was so handsome and just kept getting more handsome and more handsome with each passing episode. Even after the show ended we were still smitten with him. He fine as hell.

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: Yumi’s Cells 2

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

Yumi’s Cells 2

Starring: Kim Go Eun, Park Jin Young, Ahn Bo Hyun, Lee Yoo Bi, Mi Ram, Kwon Seung Woo
Year Released: 2022
Number of Episodes: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Director: Lee Sang Yeob
Screenwriter: Song Jae Jung, Kim Yoon Joo, Kim Kyung Ran
Where I Watched It: Viki
Recommended By: N/A
Who I Watched It For: Kim Go Eun, Ahn Bo Hyun

After suffering a painful breakup, Yu Mi’s love cells have shut down completely, but a chance meeting with the emotionally stunted game designer, Goo Woong, changes all of that. Waking up a number of each other’s cells, Yu Mi and Goo Woong find themselves drawing closer, but even with the revival of their long-dormant love cells, their relationship wasn’t destined to last.

Now a much wiser and more mature individual, Yu Mi finds herself willing to take on a set of challenges after an unexpected source of inspiration ignites her internal fire. Inspired by her co-worker, Bobby Yoo, Yu Mi and her hard-working cells set out to make all of her dreams come true.

I watched the first season of Yumi’s Cells and was completely surprised at the ending. It didn’t take me long to get over that ending, especially when we found out that there was second season forthcoming. I liked that the romance between Yumi and Woong wasn’t perfect and in my heart of hearts, I did like Ba Bi and wanted him to get a shot at trying to make Yumi happy…as long as Yumi eventually got back with Woong after Woong grew up so more. So I went into this show with high hopes of a new romance and an eventual reunion. Let’s get on with this review, shall we?

The Story

Yumi’s back and though she’s hearbroken over her breakup with Woong, we see her struggle but pick herself back up and move on. She’s still the same Yumi we know and love but this time around, she’s focusing on her writing and falling in love again? But this time, with Yu Ba Bi. You’ll remember Ba Bi from last season as the coworker that had a crush on Yumi but their timing was never right so they never became anything. While Yumi works on putting her life back together, it’s nice to be reunited with her cells.

I was a big fan of Yumi from season one and though she got on my nerves from time to time, I still adored her. This time around, we’re treated to more Yumi goodness with different characters and a new romance but does Yumi get her happy ending this time around or nah?

Main Male Lead

Yu Ba Bi. The minute that Ba Bi and Yumi get together, he is the perfect boyfriend. He’s making me swoon every other episode because he’s so supportive of all things Yumi. He was supportive of her work and when things weren’t going so well for her, he was there to pick her spirits up and help her find her way again. He was never overwhelming in his love and support of her so the whole thing with Da Eun threw me for a loop. It didn’t make sense to me. He’s so in love with Yumi and then one girl looks his way and bam, he turns into this person that is not the Ba Bi I have come to love.

I love Babi and I even enjoyed his love for Yumi and their relationship…but I hated the way that their relationship ended. I wasn’t a fan of the Babi that was jealous of Woong but held his tongue to keep the peace. I wasn’t a fan of the fact that he never talked about anything that bothered him with Yumi. They never fought and a huge reason is because Babi kept everything inside. He told Yumi what she wanted to hear, even if it meant that he hurt himself. It felt like he didn’t have enough faith in his relationship with Yumi and in the end, it cost him the relationship as a whole.

I haven’t seen Park Jin Young in anything outside of this series (both seasons) but I’m a really big fan of his now even though I ended up not caring for his character, Babi. Park Jin Young forever though!

Main Female Lead

Yumi is a lot more mature in this season than she was in the first one. A lot of that had to do with both of her partners in each season but that isn’t to say that she didn’t struggle. Kim Go Eun is a really great actress. I felt everything she felt, I rejoiced in her ups and cried in her downs and through it all, I wanted her to rise above and just body everything and everyone around her. Yumi is such a great character and I adored the hell out of her. Seeing her heartbroken hurt my heart but seeing how strong she becomes in the end made my heart soar for her.

She’s come a long way since we first met her and you could see the strength she develops at the end, when she makes her own choices without help from her cells? Man, that was satisfying as hell. She was in control of herself and of the choices she makes. I felt like a proud mama watching it all.

All of the red flags around Ba Bi made me sad for her because for someone who was so perfect, the red flags didn’t make sense. I loved that we see her struggle with loving him and forgiving him and then finally, letting him go. She went through a lot to be with Ba Bi and I loved that when she was with him, she was loyal to the soil. Even when Woong came sniffing around her again, she wasn’t ever unfaithful to Babi in word and deed and she a better woman than me cause I would have been trying to be with them both, red flags and all. So yeah, I love this woman!

Second Lead

It hurt my heart to see Woong back in action…as the second lead. Man, he loved him some Yumi and seeing him in a better place than the last time we saw him and being so low key supportive of writer Yumi made my heart swell over for him. All of the frustrations that I had with him in the first season went away because this was the Woong I wanted him to be for Yumi from the jump. It just really sucked that he was a walking green flag but it was already too late for him. Man, I thought for sure he was going to be the main lead in the end but the longer I watched, the more I realized that this show is about Yumi’s journey and not Yumi and Woong’s journey together. It ain’t gonna happen for my guy but I’m mighty curious to see if we get a third season and if we’ll see what happens with the character that is vaguely introduced at the end of this season…which I hear is Yumi’s man from the webtoon.

Anyway, Ahn Bo Hyun did a fabulous job as Woong and I adored him so much more in this season. I wish him the best and hope that he ends up with his own happy ending, as long as it ain’t with that hoe from season one.

The Cast

It was nice to see all of our old friends from season one, like Yumi’s coworker friends, Ruby, and even Louis. I also liked the new characters that we met for the first time, especially Control Z, and Ahn Dae Young. They were nice additions to the story and I was only a little mad when Sae Yi’s ass makes an appearance. I still don’t like her ass. Don’t care. But everyone else? Yeah, they’re nice so keep going.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this drama was fun but it also came with its fair share of annoyances. The whole Babi and Da Eun thing can take a hike and I was sad that we didn’t get more from Yumi and Woong but overall, Yumi’s story was a good one. Her character growth makes watching this show so worth it. There were plenty of laughs shared, lots of swoony moments, and I’m hoping we’re going to get a season 3. I need to meet this new guy. Please! I recommend.

Final Rating


3.5 out of 5

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