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The Wednesday Five: Favorite OST Songs

Posted January 12, 2022 by Rowena in Dramas, 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 my Favorite OST Songs.


1. Sweet Night by V from BTS for Itaewon Class


This is one of my favorite songs, like, ever. Itaewon Class is my absolute favorite k-drama, it being my first drama probably has a lot to do with why but this song was such a huge part of why I loved it. I didn’t even know who V was when I watched this show and the one time that I heard it play during an episode, I immediately looked the song up on YT and played it over and over again. It’s such a sweet song and I just love it so stinkin’ much.


2. Every Second by Baekhyun from Record of Youth


Every time this song played on Record of Youth, I knew that I was about to ugly cry and it was true every single time. This song was my introduction to EXO. Being a BTS stan, I don’t listen to a lot of EXO stuff, at least I didn’t before hearing this song. Now, I know everyone’s names and I have a bias in their group though I don’t own any merch or anything like that. Baekhyun is my bias from EXO and this song is just one of my favorites from him. I also think I like this song more than I liked the show, Record of Youth.


3. Breath by Sam Kim from It’s Okay to Not Be Okay


This is another song that made me ugly cry every time it started playing on the show. It’s such an emotional song and pairs really well with the couple in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Sam Kim has such a beautiful singing voice and I listen to this song at least once a week even though I don’t ugly cry anymore. I love this song so much.


4. It’s Definitely You by Jin and V of BTS for Hwarang


Are you guys surprised that another BTS song made it onto my list? Can I be any more obvious that I’m a huge fan of their work? V is my bias and his singing voice melts me every time I hear it and pairing him with Seokjin brings together two beautiful voices that bring me so much joy. I love singing this song even though I never finished the drama. It’s just a damn good song.


5. Everytime by Chen and Punch from Descendants of the Sun


This was the first Korean song that I actually took the time to learn and I know this entire song by heart now. I wasn’t a huge fan of the show that this song is from but this song is too damn good and I just love singing along to it.

There are a lot of other songs that I absolutely love from all of the shows that I watch but these five songs are my top favorites.

Do you have favorite songs from the k-dramas that you watch? Any OST songs that I should add to my playlist? Share in the comments!

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The Wednesday Five: Favorite Dramas from 2021

Posted January 5, 2022 by Rowena in Dramas, 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 my Favorite Dramas from 2021.

I should preface this post by explaining that I’ll be sharing my favorite dramas that I watched in 2021, not all of the dramas were released in 2021. So yeah, let’s get to it, shall we?

1. My Mister

Starring: IU, Lee Sun Kyun, Park Ho San, Song Sae Byuk, Lee Ji Ah
Year Released: 2018
Episodes: 16

I ugly cried my way through this entire show and my heart was torn again and again with each passing episode. There were times in the beginning where IU’s character drove me up the wall with how disconnected she was with those around her, and with life in general. Even though she drove me nuts and weirded me out at times, I never disliked her. I never not rooted for her to prevail in the end.

And right or wrong, even though her mister was married, I wanted her to somehow end up with him. I have never rooted for a divorce so bad in my life but I wanted Adjussi to end up with IU. I wanted her to get some happiness and just a break from her dark and dreary life but as much as I wanted all of that, I was still satisfied with the ending we got. This was such a great freaking show.

2. Racket Boys

Starring: Tang Jun Sang, Son Sang Yeon, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Kang Hoon
Year Released: 2021
Episodes: 16

From beginning to end, this show was just one wholesome ass show. I enjoyed the racket boys squad (boys and girls), I enjoyed the people from the village, the parents and coaches, and I even really enjoyed the scenery.

I felt like each episode ended with a season finale vibe and every week I waited anxiously for the next episode. This was one of those shows that was just wholesome that it made you feel lighter for the rest of the day. The characters were charming as hell, the small town that they all lived in felt like one giant family, and the way that they showed up for those boys and the girls just warmed my heart right up. I loved this show so much.

3. The Uncanny Counter

Starring: Cho Byeong Kyu, Yoo Joon Sang, Kim Se Jeong, Yeon Hy Ran
Year Released: 2020
Episodes: 16

This damn show was fun from beginning to end. I loved the premise, the characters, and I really enjoyed seeing the main character grow into his own skin. The family ties that the team made between the four of them made me happy and seeing them fight the good fight through each episode was a lot of fun and the ending was rewarding as well. I hear that there’s a second season in the works and I’m definitely going to be watching it, even if the main girl doesn’t come back for it.

I highly recommend this show if you’re in the mood for something light, fun, but with lots of action and fighting.

4. Taxi Driver

Starring: Lee Je Hoon, Esom, Kim Eui Sung, Pyo Ye Jin, Jang Hyuk Jin, Bae Yoo Ram
Year Released: 2021
Episodes: 16

This show was another winner for me. The first half of this show was darker than the second half but it was also my favorite part of the season. Each case that the Rainbow Deluxe Taxi Service took on broke my heart but the team, led by Kim Do Ki (well, led by him out in the field I should say) put my heart back together every time. I really loved this cast of characters and though I think Esom’s character was supposed to be the love interest, for me, Kim Do Ki’s girl will always be Go Eun to me.

I liked this show so much and it took Lee Je Hoon to the top of my radar of k-drama actor crushes because holy cow, he was the bomb! I definitely recommend this show.

5. My Roommate is a Gumiho

Starring: Jang Ki Yong, Lee Hyeri, Kang Han Na, Kim Do Wan, Bae In Hyuk, Park Kyung Hye
Year Released: 2018
Episodes: 16

This show was such a damn delight, I couldn’t stand it. From beginning to end, through all of the ups of the show and the downs, I adored both Jang Ki Yong’s character as well as Lee Hyeri’s. Both of these actors did such a great job of bringing their characters to life and I was here for it all. The show was full on fantasy with a storyline that is pure fiction but I had a good ass time watching it anyway. There were things that drove me up the wall but for the most part?

Loved it, this was such a damn good show.

What were your top 5 k-dramas from last year? Old dramas that you watched for the first time or new dramas that dropped last year, share your favorites in the comments!

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The Wednesday Five: Favorite K-Drama Dads

Posted October 6, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 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 Favorite K-Drama Dads.


1. Park Sung Yul from Itaewon Class

This guy was my introduction to k-drama dads and he was definitely a memorable one. From the first moment we see him to the last time we see him, he completely won me over. His influence on his son was so strong and so impactful that long after he was gone, Park Saeroyi lived his life to make him proud. He worked hard and he strived to create a life for himself that soju would be sweet to him again. I cried from beginning to end of Itaewon Class because the love that Saeroyi had for his father was evident in every life choice he made for himself. I loved this appa so much!


2. Sung Dong Il from Reply 1988

I love to laugh and one of my favorite things about my own Dad is how funny he is. Deok Sunah’s Dad was one of the highlights of that show for me. I loved the way that he was with his family, the way that he was with the other families in the neighborhood and I thought he was hilarious with his friends. He was a good man through and through that loved his family and strived to be a good Dad to all of his kids. He wasn’t a pushover but he tried to be fair and when he was wrong, he tried to make up for that and I just adored him so.


3. Yoon Hyun Jong from Racket Boys

This guy was another great Dad and I really liked him. He was kind of an airhead who at first glance, came off like he didn’t know what was going on but after a while, you start to realize that he’s the smartest guy in the room. He was also the kind of dad that made everyone feel welcome, no matter who you were or where you came from. He led a very inclusive life and took care of everyone quietly and I really liked that about him.


4. Do Chil Goo from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

This Dad was another one that I enjoyed a lot. He was the complete opposite of his wife and loved that he was his kids favorite. He spoiled his kids and stuck up for them even if that meant trouble for himself. He was a great Dad to have on your side and I thought Bong Soon was lucky to have him. The worry that went through him for his son hit me right in my feels and I really came to love, not just him, but his son as well. Even as we’re learning more about him through the eyes of his brother and his son, my love for him grew. Such a great brother and father.


5. Han Jung Woo from Move to Heaven

We didn’t get a lot of screen time with this dad but he certainly left an impression on me. Much like Park Saeroyi’s dad in Itaewon Class, he raised his son to be strong, upright, and hardworking. He did a great job and before he died at the beginning of the show, I felt how much he loved his son.

Do you watch K-Dramas? Who are some of your favorite K-Drama Dads?

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The Wednesday Five: My Favorite Second Leads

Posted September 22, 2021 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 4 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 five of my favorite second leads.


1. Nam Seon Ho from My Country: The New Age


Watching this beautiful man act his ass off made my viewing experience of this drama, all the more pleasurable. This man is fine as hell and his character was much more interesting to me than the first lead. This was the first drama where I was actively cheering for the second lead over the first lead to get the girl. I loved the first lead and felt for him and his hardships but for me, Seon Ho won me over. It was so easy for the viewer to hate Seon Ho because of what we’re given of his character but as the show progresses my love for him grew and grew and grew. I absolutely loved this guy and that is why he’s my top favorite second lead.


2. Kim Jung Hwan from Reply 1988


Man did I adore this guy. I loved his character and how he quietly took care of his loved ones. He wasn’t always easy to understand but he was absolutely always easy to adore. Even though I didn’t cheer for him to get the girl, that didn’t take away from how much I loved him. I loved him, his family, and I loved seeing him care for those around him. His personality was fantastic and though I felt bad for him in the end, I still loved the hell out of him.


3. Han Seo Jun from True Beauty


Han Seo Jun was my introduction to Hwang In Yeop. Even though his character annoyed me in the beginning, he did his very best to turn things around and absolutely did. I loved the hell out of him and my heart for him when things didn’t work for him with the girl. I think he knew that it wasn’t going to end the way that he wanted though. He had so many sweet moments throughout this show and I just loved the hell out of him.


4. Baek In Ho from Cheese in the Trap


This guy was the second second lead that I actively cheered for to get the girl. He deserved her so much but in the end, I didn’t think that she deserved him. He was too good for her and I wanted to punch the girl in the vagina for not seeing the gem that was right in front of her. Man, I loved this guy so much but just take my word for it because the drama itself was trash.


5. Han Ji-Pyeong from The Start Up


Oh man, this was my introduction to Kim Seon Ho and I’m super grateful because holy hot damn I love this guy. He got on my nerves in the show and I wanted him to be more upfront with Dal Mi but I can’t deny that his character appealed to me because the lengths he went to keep his promise melted my heart. His relationship with Dal Mi’s Grandma was such a wholesome ass relationship and I was here for it all. I love love love this guy!

So which second leads did you fall head over heels in love with? Share your favorites in the comments!

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The Wednesday Five: K-Drama Girl Crushes

Posted September 15, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 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 my top 5 k-drama girl crushes.


1. Lee Hyeri

Filmography: Reply 1988, My Roommate is a Gumiho, Record of Youth, My Punch Drunk Boxer, Monstrum, When Flowers Bloom I Think of the Moon

Lee Hyeri is my top girl crush right now. I’ve only seen her in two dramas and I’ve never heard her music before but holy cow, the two characters that she played made me a huge fan of her work as an actress. My favorite character of hers is hands down Deok Sun from Reply 1988 but she was fantastic as Lee Dam in My Roommate is a Gumiho as well. She’s a gorgeous woman with great chemistry with all of the actors and actresses that she’s acted with and when she popped up in Record of Youth, I thought she was gorgeous and that was what prompted me to watch Reply 1988. I’m so glad that I did because I hella loved her and Park Bo Gum in that one.


2. Park Bo Young

Filmography: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, Abyss, Oh My Ghostess, On Your Wedding, The Silenced, Doom at Your Service, Concrete Utopia

Bo Young made her way onto my radar in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. I absolutely loved that show and the chemistry between Bo Young and Park Hyung Shik was off the chains good. Because of that show, I’ve been watching her stuff and keeping track of when she’s got new things coming out. I haven’t watched all of her stuff but I do enjoy her acting and think she’s absolutely adorable. I’m a fan of hers and she’s definitely one of my girl crushes.


3. Park So Dam

Filmography: Record of Youth, Cinderella and the Four Knights, A Beautiful Mind, Parasite, Fukuoka, The Silenced

Park So Dam came onto my radar after I watched Parasite. I thought she was spectacular in that movie (she made me feel so many emotions!) and because of that, I watched Record of Youth, Cinderella and the Four Knights and then A Beautiful Mind. I enjoyed all of those shows though some of them ended on notes that made me scratch my head. I really enjoy her acting and her vibe so I’ve been crushing on her lately.


4. Moon Ga Young

Filmography: True Beauty, Recipe for Youth, Find Me in Your Memory, Tempted, Twenty Again, Eclipse

I really enjoyed Moon Ga Young in True Beauty. There were times when I thought she did a lot of stupid shit but overall, I enjoyed her acting and the chemistry she had with Cha Eun Woo. I tried watching Tempted but that was a disaster of the first few episodes so I quit it but I am looking forward to supporting Ga Young in her future projects. She’s great.


5. Kim Go Eun

Filmography: Goblin, Cheese in the Trap, The King: Eternal Monarch, Tune in For Love, Coin Locker Girl, Yumi’s Cell

I love this lady. I watched her in Goblin and thought she was fan-freaking-tastic so I just kept watching her stuff and watching her stuff and watching her stuff. She’s been pretty great in every single thing that I’ve watched her in and I am really looking forward to what else she’ll be doing in the future. I absolutely love her vibe both in her dramas, but also on her social media and photoshoots. She seems like such a sweetheart and I am a big fan of hers. Love this one!

Do you watch Korean Dramas? Who are your girl crushes? Share in the comments!

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