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The Wednesday Five: My K-Drama Besties

Posted October 26, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 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 K-Drama Besties. These are some of my favorite k-drama characters that I would love to be besties with in real life. These characters have captured my heart and I adore them to pieces and know that we would have the best of times if we were really best friends.

1. Ji Eun Tak from Goblin

I want to be besties with Eun Tak because if anyone needed someone in their corner, it was her. I mean, I know that she eventually finds her found family but before she found them, she was living life on her own and I got a mean mouth so I could have stood up for her at school, I could have fought some bitches for her, especially her cousin. I could have definitely fought that bitch. I wanted to protect Eun Tak so much because she was such a sweet person, even with the shitty hand she was dealt. She’s a much better person than I am.

2. Naksu, from Alchemy of Souls

Naksu is a bad bitch and I always want to be around bad bitches. Naksu is such a bad bitch that she could protect me from anything and everyone. And since I have this big ol’ mean mouth, with Naksu, I could run it without fear of consequence because having Naksu as a best friend, she’d handle all of my light weight, haha. Let’s not talk about my love for her boo thang. LMAO.

3. Sung Deok Sun from Reply 1988

Deok Sun is one of the funniest and most fun female leads that I’ve ever watched. She was funny as shit, silly as shit, and just looks like she’d be a good time, no matter what we were doing. She’d be the best best friend because of everything I mentioned. We all need a goofy bestie to make life more interesting and Deok Sun fits that bill perfectly. Let’s not talk about my love for her boo thang either, haha.

4. Na Hee Do from Twenty Five, Twenty One

Ain’t nobody as loyal to the soil as Na Hee Do. She’s one of those best friends that take all of your secrets to the grave so she’d be a great bestie. She’s also really good at fencing so I’d carry her bags so that I could travel all over the world so she could play and I could see the world. It would be a fun friendship, I promise. I would be her loudest cheerleader at all of her matches, too. See? So much fun.

5. Jin Yeong Seo from A Business Proposal

I really loved Jin Yeong from A Business Proposal. I thought she was a great best friend to the main female lead. She was thoughtful, she was funny, and just the right amount of silly that would be a good time. She’s the kind of bestie that sleepovers were made for. We would have so much fun together. Our girls nights in would be full of laughter for sure.

There you have it. The five k-drama characters that I want to be besties with. Who’s on your list?

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The Wednesday Five: The K-Dramas I Dropped Recently

Posted October 12, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 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 the K-Dramas I Dropped Recently.

1. Dear.M

Where to Watch It: Viki
Starring: Park Hye Soo, Jeong Jae Hyun, Roh Jung Eui

I went into this drama wanting to support Bae Hyun Sung since I had just finished Our Blues and enjoyed his character and acting in that show. However, the storyline for this drama (all of them) didn’t interest me and all of the college shenanigans just weren’t for me. At first, I thought it was a mood thing but nah, I just didn’t care for this drama.

2. Welcome to Wedding Hell

Where to Watch It: Netflix
Starring: Lee Yun Hee, Lee Jin Wook, Hwang Seung Eon

I started this one because the male main lead interested me but not even an episode into the show and I was ready to call it quits. I’m not sure if I just wasn’t in the mood for it or the premise didn’t interest me. Either way, I hopped into this drama and hopped right back out.

3. Ghost Doctor

Where to Watch It: Viki
Starring: Rain, Kim Bum, Uee

I got about 6 episodes into this drama before I called it quits for good. I was halfway through the drama and I still hadn’t connected with any of the characters, the plot, or just…anything. It just wasn’t for me.

4. Today’s Webtoon

Where to Watch It: Viki
Starring: Kim Se Jeong, Choi Daniel, Nam Yoon Soo

I was so excited to start this one because it looked so cute and just my speed. So I was really bummed that I couldn’t get into it. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. I didn’t care for a lot of the shit going down and after about 5 episodes, I called it quits.

5. Age of Youth

Where to Watch It: Netflix
Starring: Han Ye Ri, Han Seung Yeon, Park Eun Bin, Ryu Hwa Young, Park Hye Soo

I got a huge chunk of the way into the first season of this show before I dropped it. I’m not even sure why I dropped it, since I was enjoying it. This was definitely a mood thing. While I was enjoying this, and while I was coming to enjoy each of the roommates, I wasn’t in the mood for this kind of show so I dropped it. Of all of the shows on this post, this is the only drama that I have tentative plans to pick up again. Maybe. For sure.

What are some shows that didn’t work for you? Have you dropped any shows recently?

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The Wednesday Five: Older K-Dramas I Wanna Watch

Posted October 5, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 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 Older K-Dramas I Wanna Watch. I’m still fairly new to all things k-dramas and there are still quite a few older k-dramas that I haven’t gotten around to watching but here’s a list of the ones that are at the top of my watch list.

1. Coffee Prince

My Drama List | Viki
Starring: Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Sun Kyung

Choi Han Gyul is the grandson of chairwoman Bang of Dong-in Foods, a company that has a thriving coffee business. He has never had a job and does not care for responsibility. Han Gyul is hung up on his first love, Han Yoo Joo, who only sees him as a friend.

Go Eun Chan is a 24-year-old tomboy who is often mistaken for a guy. Her father died when she was 16 years old and since then she has taken over as the breadwinner in her family.

When Han Gyul and Eun Chan meet, he, not knowing that she is a girl, decides to hire her to pretend to be his gay lover so that he can escape the blind dates arranged by his grandmother. After getting an ultimatum from his grandmother, Han Gyul takes over a rundown old coffee shop, later renamed “Coffee Prince,” to prove that he’s capable, to both his grandmother and Yoo Joo. In order to attract female customers, he only hires good-looking male employees. Eun Chan, desperate for money, continues to hide her gender to get a job at the Coffee Prince.

I’m a really big fan of Gong Yoo and everyone that I follow on TikTok and InstaGram are really big fans of this drama so of course I gotta watch it, right?

2. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

My Drama List | SBS VOD
Starring: Lee Joon Gi, IU, Kang Ha Neul

When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Go Ha Jin is transported back in time to the start of the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea during King Taejo’s rule. She wakes up in the body of the 16-year-old Hae Soo and finds herself living in the house of the 8th Prince Wang Wook, who is married to Hae Soo’s cousin. She soon befriends several of the princes and meets the ostracized 4th Prince, Wang So. Although knowing she should not get involved in palace intrigues over the succession to the throne, she inadvertently becomes a pawn in the struggle, as several of the Princes fall in love with her.

IU is my girl. I love her so much. I’m slowly making my way through her backlist and this one is at the top of that list. I’m just scared to watch it because I hear it’s a real tearjerker and I’m not brave enough to start it yet. Soon though, I promise!

3. 18 Again

My Drama List
Starring: Kim Ha Neul, Yoon Sang Hyun, Lee Do Hyun

After nearly twenty years of marriage, Jung Da Jung and Hong Dae Young seem to be well settled in their domestic lives. The proud parents of a pair of eighteen year old twins, the devoted couple have worked hard to build a happy home together. But what seems like an ideal life on the outside is really anything but. Fed up with Dae Young’s incessant nonsense, Da Jung is at her wits’ end. When Dae Young announces that he’s been fired, Da Jung gives up completely. Convinced life would be better without her husband in it, Da Jung wastes no time in filing for divorce.

Shaken by his wife’s decision to leave him and utterly disappointed in where life has taken him, Dae Young takes a hard look at his life. It doesn’t take him long to see all the places where things went wrong, and soon he finds himself regretting absolutely everything about his life. The moment the thoughts of regret enter his head, his body is instantly transformed into that of an eighteen year old, while his thirty-seven year old mind remains intact. Suddenly given the chance to re-do his entire life, Dae Young changes his name to Ko Woo Young and enrolls himself in his children’s’ school. Seeing life from an entirely different perspective, Dae Young soon finds that despite keeping his middle-aged brain, he still has a lot to learn.

This drama looks cute and just my kind of drama so I’m totally trying to watch it. Lee Do Hyun is it in it, too? Yep, I need to watch this one fast.

4. Because This is My First Life

My Drama List | Netflix
Starring: Jung So Min, Lee Min Ki, Esom, Park Byung Eun, Kim Ga Eun, Kim Min Seok

A house-poor man and homeless woman become housemates in a drama that examines the institution of marriage and the problems that young people face today.

Nam Se Hee is a single man in his early 30’s. He has chosen not to marry. He owns his home, but he owes a lot on his mortgage. Meanwhile, Yoon Ji Ho is a single woman in her early 30’s. She does not own a home and envies those that do. She has given up on dating due to her financial struggles. Yoon Ji Ho begins to live at Nam Se Hee’s house. They become housemates.

I love me some Jung So Min and I’ve heard really great things about this drama so it’s right up there at the top of my watch list along with the rest of these dramas. I’ll definitely try to watch this one before the second season of Alchemy of Souls returns.

5. Flower of Evil

My Drama List | Netflix
Starring: Lee Joon Gi, Moon Chae Won, Jang Hee Jin, Seo Hyun Woo, Nam Ki Ae, Son Jong Hak

Although Baek Hee Sung is hiding a dark secret surrounding his true identity, he has established a happy family life and a successful career. He is a loving husband and doting father to his young daughter. But his perfect façade begins to crumble when his wife, Cha Ji Won, a homicide detective, begins investigating a string of serial murders from 15 years ago. Ji Won notices changes in Hee Sung’s behavior and begins to wonder if he could possibly be hiding something from her.

A lot of the folks that I follow on social media watched this one as it was releasing and though I didn’t, I always meant to watch it because everyone else seemed hooked. I wanna be hooked too so I wanna watch this one for sure.

What are some older k-dramas that you want to watch? Share in the comments!

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The Wednesday Five: K-Drama Actor Crushes

Posted September 28, 2022 by Rowena in Features | 0 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 the next batch of my K-Drama Actor Crushes. It’s pretty self explanatory on why I’ve got such giant schoolgirl crushes on them so I’m just going to post the pictures. Enjoy!

1. Kim Woo Bin

2. Kang Tae Oh

3. Lee Jae Wook

4. Lee Jin Wook

5. Kim Min Gue

Who are some of your K-Drama Crushes? Share in the comments!

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The Wednesday Five: Foods I Tried Because of K-Dramas

Posted September 21, 2022 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 Foods I Tried because of K-Dramas.

1. Tteokbokki

This is a staple in most of the dramas that I watch so it’s probably the one thing that I was super anxious to try. It’s one of my favorite things to eat now. I eat a lot of Korean food and tteokbokki is always on my to go order. I love it so much.

2. Japchae

I don’t remember what show I was watching but in one of the episodes, the Mom cooked this big ass feast for everyone and there was a glass noodle dish that looked like Chop Suey (a Samoan dish) that I was mighty curious about so I went and googled “Korean glass noodles with vegetables and meat” to find out it was japchae, V’s favorite dish (at the time) and I ordered me some from a local korean spot out in L.A. and I loved it so much that I learned how to make it myself and I make it often. I still love it too.

3. Kimbap

This was another thing that I saw all the time on different k-dramas and it is a must-have for me when I’m shopping at my local Korean grocery store. There is something so satisfying about eating this. I love it so much. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, period. I might like it more than Extraordinary Attorney Woo, haha.

4. Korean Fried Chicken

Another favorite thing of mine to eat. I love any Korean Fried Chicken more than I love KFC. More than I love El Pollo Loco. I just love it more. This shit is so bomb and even though I won’t drink the beer and soju shots with the chicken that I see quite a lot in k-dramas, I still love this shit hella.

5. Jjajangmyeon

Everyone on every k-drama that I watch eats this at least three times during the course of the drama. And every single time that I watch them eat it, I want it. Even now, I will randomly crave jjajangmyeon. This is just so damn good.

So what are some Korean foods that you’ve tried after seeing them on k-dramas? Share in the comments, I’d love to discuss!

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