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My Father is Strange – episode 6 recap - Joong Hee musters up the courage to go to Father’s Snackshack. Dad welcomes him as a customer and asks, “Is it a go-go order?” Joong Hee can’t find any words to say. Dad brings him asks what he’d like to order. Joong Hee orders instant noodles. His brow is knit as he looks around at […]
My Father is Strange – episode 5 recap - Joong Hee wakes up with a nasty hangover. He looks around at the mess he’s made, and suddenly has a vague recollection of leaving a sloppy, pitiful message on Director Ryu’s voicemail. With typical hangover regret, he checks his phone and finds six missed calls from Director Ryu. He figures he is doomed. But Director […]
My Father Is Strange – episode 4 recap - Neither Mom nor Landlady Oh will back down on their stand over the lease renewal. Since Landlady Oh won’t accept their offer to pay the full rent increase, Mom threatens to sue. Mom has held her temper up until now but Landlady Oh has crossed the line. She is extremely upset that Landlady Oh doesn’t […]
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My Father is Strange – episode 3 recap - Mi Young tries on her navy suit in preparation for her new job. Posting online as Judo Girl she asks: Someone who bullied me in high school is at the company I just got a job with. Shall I give up working there? But I don’t want to miss my hard-won chance. Responses: Just go […]
My Father is Strange – episode 2 recap - Jung Hwan and Hye Young end up as panel members on “Love and Battlefield,” a TV show that discusses various topics on love and marriage. Real people with real issues ask for advice. Seeing Hye Young face-to-face makes Jung Hwan relive their break up. The first topic is about a guy who fell for a […]
My Father Is Strange – episode 1 recap - Another Lee Joon kdrama, yay! I’m excited and ready to recap this weekend drama about a former boy band idol, his faltering acting career, and the family he gets involved with. Lee Joon was wonderful as In Sang in Heard it through the Grapevine (2015). Got my coffee, pastries, and feet up for episode 1 […]
A week’s worth of kdramas – week of February 18-24 - Hey there kdrama lovers! This week I watched a couple of kdramas, a k-movie, and plenty of k-entertainment. I mostly watch at night into the wee hours of the morning which is a great way to unwind and escape into kdramaland.  Check it out! Saturday Feb. 18 I Live Alone 193 We got a peek […]
A week’s worth of kdramas – week of February 11-17 - As far as kdramas go this week, I’m watching Defendant, Tomorrow With You, and retro Coffee Prince. I am definitely feeling a kdrama void since The Legend of the Blue Sea, Weightlifting Fairy, and Goblin ended. There are a couple of new k-variety shows (sneak peeks below) that I tried out in addition to the weekly […]
A week’s worth of kdramas – week of January 28-February 3 - Here are some highlights of what I am watching. This week’s trending theme: memory loss, either by erasing or amnesia. Saturday, January 28 The Legend of the Blue Sea final ep 20 I’m head over heels for Joon Jae (well, really for Lee Min Ho) when the walls come down from his emotional issues and […]
A week’s worth of kdramas – week of January 21-27 - Last week I putzed around watching a lot of variety show episodes and fewer kdramas, but this week I made a deliberate effort to watch The Legend of the Blue Sea, catch up with Goblin, and keep up with Missing Nine (which I am recapping), and Defendant. Saturday, January 21
A week’s worth of kdramas – week of January 14-20 - Saturday January 14 WGM (We Got Married) ep 356 I’m growing fonder of Choi Tae Joon, not necessarily because of WGM, but because I like him as a host on Hello, Counselor and he has a role in the new kdrama, Missing Nine. Tae Joon helps Bomi study for her driver’s license. She is positive […]
Missing Nine – ep 2 recap kdrama -   No Day But Today It is a complicated episode with scenes that take place after the crash, scenes that take place in the present where Bong Hee is back in Korea, and yet other scenes through Bong Hee’s story as her memory begins to come back in bits and pieces. Chairwoman Jo is persistent […]
Missing Nine – ep 1 recap kdrama - After watching the first episode I’ve settled on Missing Nine as my next kdrama recap. Jung Kyung-Ho (Heartless City heartthrob, Sorry I Love You extreme mama’s boy à la Oedipus), Baek Jin Hee ( I liked her in Pride and Prejudice), Lee Sun Bin (she debuted in 38 Task Force and won my affection), Choi Tae Joon […]
A week’s worth of kdramas - New feature – weekly updates on what I’m watching in kdramaland with comments and minicaps. Check it out here: A week’s worth of kdramas
A Week’s Worth of Kdramas – week of January 7-13, 2017 - I’m staying on top of my kdramas and k-entertainment this week. With single digit temperatures and snow drifts knee-high, I am staying in evenings with a fire, tea and honey, and my shows. It’s easy to get in 4 hours from 8 p.m. to midnight; just think, in three nights that’s twelve hours right there. […]
A Week’s Worth of Kdramas – week of January 1, 2017 - Happy New Year! I have some catching up to do with my kdrama viewing after a busy, out-of-town Christmas holiday. But, I never mind having to marathon a few shows to get my kdrama schedule back in sync. I am excited for another year of entertaining Korean shows – let’s go! Warning: spoilers ahead in […]
A week’s worth of kdramas Dec. 2-9 - I worked hard to keep up with my kdrama and k-variety viewing for the first week in December as we wind down another year in kdramaland. Here’s what I’m watching: Friday Dec. 2 Infinity Challenge – The IC team had some mission challenges to complete before the year’s end. Jun Ha “hugging a polar bear” […]
KOREAN COOKING – SEAFOOD PANCAKE - I don’t know a thing about Korean cuisine let alone cooking it. But I wanted to try after watching a variety of Korean cooking shows like Three Meals a Day, Take Care of My Refrigerator, The King of Food, and the many, many references to Korean dishes in kdramas. And while I’ve eaten Korean dishes in […]
Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo episode 20 finale - Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo ep 20 Finale Yes, that is Hae Soo and Jung together. The ending? I haven’t read any of the comments yet so here’s my stream of consciousness reaction. Warning: may be hazardous to your k-health! The beautiful scenery and the handsome princes – above all our King So – linger. But I […]
A week’s worth of kdramas - Ever wonder how people can watch so many kdramas 한국드라마 and if they get anything else done? It’s true, I’ve been known to fall into a kdrama black hole – usually in the cold, somber winter months – and marathon standbys like Faith, The Greatest Love, Moon Lovers, Cruel City, or Sorry I Love You, […]
Abnormal Summit recap - Hello, k-entertainment fans! I am starting a new post because I love how Abnormal Summit has evolved into a full-fledged show of its own after a shaky start back in 2014. Remember when they celebrated their tenth show with a cake because it marked the halfway point of what they thought would only be a […]
38 Task Force episode 17 recap ~ special - 38사기동대 We get a fun look behind the scenes of 38 Task Force. As you recall, the story begins by introducing what tax collectors from Seowon City Hall are up against on a daily basis. Search and seizure for delinquent taxes is their daily grind, often met with resistance and disrespect. Sung Il, a mild-mannered, […]
38 Task Force episode 16 finale recap - 38사기동대  Ep 16    It’s now or never, sink or swim for our con team. With one last tag session Jung Do lays out the plan. Wallet asks if it’s Chairman Wang’s orders but Jung Do tells her that this time, it is his decision. With Burner and Keyboard recuperating from their injuries, it’s down […]