Longtime-friends to lovers is probably the trope that most drama watchers have a soft spot for. Sometimes i want characters to stay platonic especially when the friendship looks comfortable and solid, or when the feelings aren’t mutual to start with, but oftentimes, i’m simply eating it up. But in Do You Like Brahms?, i can’t wait for the leads to move on from their respective crushes. Continue reading “Do You Like Brahms?: first impression on episode 1~8”
OCN used to be my go-to channel for dark thriller fix, but i haven’t liked or finished its drama since probably Squad 38, which not only didn’t fall under that genre but also aired four years ago… until Yoon Shi-yoon came and broke that curse with Train. Continue reading “[Drama] Train”
“I didn’t know that pharmacists can save patients’ lives too.”
“No, the savior is the doctor.”
What i like about workplace j-doramas is their tendency to give the limelight to lesser-known or behind-the-scene professions in an industry, such as the PR officers of the Self-Defense Forces, the editors of manga, the proofreaders of magazines, and now the pharmacists of the medical field. We won’t know how true-to-life their work scopes are, but when done well, they can be insightful not to mention enlightening. And that’s my opinion of Unsung Cinderella: Byoin Yakuzaishi no Shohosen thus far.
Continue reading “Unsung Cinderella: halfway through”
Organizing my thoughts for a drama’s final post is hard for some reason that it’s always out later than my earlier posts about it. Maybe i take extra caution to do it justice and to reflect the quality, especially for shows i like. Sooo, i’ll try my best to wrap My Unfamiliar Family up as nicely as possible, because it deserves it. Continue reading “My Unfamiliar Family: on episode 13~16, final thoughts”
My problem with rom-coms/romance dramas is i tend to lose interest shortly after the leads get together. And that’s what i experienced with Oh My Baby too. In fact, i started to get bored soon after my halftime report, and after putting off the drama for weeks, i decided to speed-watch the last four episodes for the sake of finishing it.
Continue reading “Oh My Baby: final thoughts”
Misunderstanding and miscommunication are the root of all evil in many, many dramas with varying repercussions: upsetting, frustrating, regrettable, or heartbreaking. In My Unfamiliar Family‘s case, it’s all of those.
Continue reading “My Unfamiliar Family: on episode 9~12”
Those who have watched Hotel Del Luna must find Mystic Pop-up Bar‘s premise familiar. In fact, the two are similar in many aspects that it seems as if one concept were given to two different writers/PDs to develop — with different budgets: HDL is glitzy and trendy whereas MPUB is humble and pragmatic. Continue reading “[Drama] Mystic Pop-up Bar”
After the tumultuous start, these two weeks aren’t as crazy with the reveals. Maybe the secrets spilled in the first two weeks were just too jaw dropping that nothing
can has topped them yet. There are still stuff to discover and unearth, but let the characters deal with those that are already out… before another storm hits. Continue reading “My Unfamiliar Family: on episode 5~8”
Hi! I’m back with Oh, it’s you again! series after *gasp!* five years! Where has the time gone?? Continue reading “Oh, it’s you again! #2”
“Do you know what the problem with family is?
You don’t say things that you should.
You could shake it off like dust, but you let it settle and harden.
Then suddenly, it blows up.”
Looking at this drama’s poster and familial theme, i thought My Unfamiliar Family was a weekend drama.
I was wrong.
Upon reading the synopsis, i thought it would be a slice-of-life family drama.
Again, i was wrong. Continue reading “My Unfamiliar Family: first impression on episode 1~4”