Premiere Watch: Manhole (Episode 1 Recap)

I’ve been pretty vocal about my excitement for Manhole and IT’S FINALLY HERE! Manhole premiered yesterday and unsurprisingly, was at the last of the ratings race. I do hope it fares better as the weeks go by as I liked what I saw and I’m excited for all the hijinks. I ended up not being able to follow Reunited Worlds week by week as originally planned so my Wed-Thu kdrama slot is actually free. Would Manhole make the cut? Let’s see!

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Premiere Watch: Falsify (Episodes 1-2 Recap)

No rest for the wicked(ly talented) Namgoong Min as he’s on his second headlining drama this 2017 with Falsify, which premiered yesterday and led the race ratings-wise. Despite premiering a week later than its competitors, Falsify got double the ratings. I don’t know if it’s the Namgoong Min magic, as his previous drama Chief Kim was also a hit in Korea, or if the audience just wants to tune in to a drama about journalists fighting off corruption, or this star-studded ensemble cast. Either way, I’m curious to see if Falsify lives up to its ratings. Let’s check it out! Continue reading “Premiere Watch: Falsify (Episodes 1-2 Recap)”

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Checking in on: Father is Strange Episodes 1-10

That scene was from the third episode where I ended up howling with laughter, as well as my mom, who only went to my room to escape the Wimbledon Men’s Finals (she was getting anxious) but ended up watching a bit of Father is Strange with me. After seeing this scene, she left the room because she didn’t want to be spoiled because she knew she’ll definitely watch this show. What better way to sell Father is Strange than Lee Joon’s chest, right? Hahaha!

After reading raves after raves of Father is Strange on Dramabeans and learning that the recent episodes were such hits in Korea that they’ve been reaching 30%+ in ratings, I knew I really had to start binging this one. As of writing this post, I’ve seen only up until Episode 10, which I’ve practically binged last weekend. I intend on binging this drama on weekends only, not only to keep up with the ~weekend feel~ but because I also love watching it on our TV’s big screen (well, not really big but at least it’s bigger than my laptop) while lounging in bed. So hopefully next week I’ll have a post for you about the episodes I’ll get into.

Anyway, I planned on writing an episode-by-episode mini-recap but with such a big and connected ensemble cast, I found it hard to start writing them. I don’t even know where to start! Everyone is really connected. So I’ll just write about the characters and comment on them and along the way, their background story will be told. Spoilers will be casually thrown in so proceed at your own risk! (But this is a weekend family drama, who are you kidding, nothing is shocking. Spoilers are no big deals.) Continue reading “Checking in on: Father is Strange Episodes 1-10”

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Premiere Watch: Man Who Dies to Live (Episodes 1-2 Recap)

Maybe it’s me overcompensating with my Wednesday and Thursday freeing up now that Suspicious Partner is over (*mourns forever*) but I can’t help it, both new shows in the Wed-Thu line-up interested me enough to garner checking them out. I posted a recap and my thoughts on the premiere of Reunited Worlds (linked) earlier and now I’m doing the same for Man Who Dies to Live. I already picked up a new show in Reunited Worlds. Will Man Who Dies to Live make the cut? Read on. Continue reading “Premiere Watch: Man Who Dies to Live (Episodes 1-2 Recap)”

Premiere Watch: Man Who Dies to Live (Episodes 1-2 Recap)

Premiere Watch: Reunited Worlds (Episodes 1-2 Recap)

Yesterday saw the premiere of Reunited Worlds, the newest drama from SBS this week, which replaced Suspicious Partner on its Wednesday-Thursday line-up. I’m here to weigh in on the first hour and judge it to determine if I’m going to continue on with it week per week or binge it near the end or completely pass on it. We’ll see. Continue reading “Premiere Watch: Reunited Worlds (Episodes 1-2 Recap)”

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Recap: My Secret Romance Episode 1

Sung Hoon with a cat, I can’t deal

Heya! I’m trying my hand on this recapping biz again. Sorry if this is weeks late though. Hope you’d still appreciate it and fangirl with me. Also, if I get lazy as I get through this post, it just might turn into an opinion-cap and not a detailed recap. We’ll see. Here goes!

(All of the gifs courtesy of my dear friend Charlie!)

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Recap: My Secret Romance Episode 1

Recap: Baby-Faced Beauty Episode 7

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Someone’s walking around in kissy-kissy shoes! And kissy-kissy shoes equals happy me! Jin-wook hasn’t realized it yet but his body is showing signs of L-O-V-E. Jealousy, spitting nonsense phrases strung together, telltale signs we’re gonna get there soon! We are also teased with the real-age discovery multiple of times which makes me sit on the edge of my seat! Read on! Continue reading “Recap: Baby-Faced Beauty Episode 7”

Recap: Baby-Faced Beauty Episode 7

Recap: Baby-Faced Beauty Episode 6

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We can see the love sparks between Jin-wook and So-young in this episode! The two seem to worry about each other beyond what normal friends and co-workers do and they’re getting more comfortable with each other. I love this stage in a love story, the creeping awareness of that someone’s presence and how that someone affects you more than what you’d allow yourself. We also see many jealous facets of Jin-wook. Jealous Jin-wook, for the win! BABY-FACED BEAUTY Episode 6 >>

Recap: Baby-Faced Beauty Episode 6

Recap: Baby-Faced Beauty Episode 5

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Hey, guys! This has been sitting in my drafts for so long. I was supposed to recap Baby-Faced Beauty for Dramabeans but then I wasn’t able to because of school. I became so busy that I wasn’t able to do the recaps on time. I’ve done recaps until episode 7 and I don’t think I can finish the full drama. So I’m just posting episodes 5 to 7 since they’ll just be rotting here so better to let the world see. And if ever someone reads this, maybe s/he will be interested in BFB, or better yet, kdramas, and watch the show or more dramas. So, enjoy!
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Recap: Baby-Faced Beauty Episode 5

Recap: Necessary Roughness S01E01 Pilot

I simply had to have an impulsive decision before the year ends, eh? Coming from another USA Network hit with me in the form of Suits, along with White Collar, Covert Affairs and Burn Notice, I decided to check out USA Network’s other shows. I readily downloaded the pilot episode of Necessary Roughness even if the download was slow just to see if USA Network is mah network. All I knew was that it’s about a divorcee therapist doing some tough love therapy. Premise looks okay, I know no one in the cast and I had faith with USA Network. So what’s the verdict? Read on. (Hee. You think I won’t make you work for it? Haha!)

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We start with a life-is-like-football analogy voiceover with an actual football game in the reel. That there are winners, losers, superstars but that how much protective gear you wear, you’re gonna get the living crap kicked out of you at some point. And that day, was the persona’s turn.

We meet Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne), mother of two problematic kids, Lindsay (Hannah Marks) and Ray Jay (Patrick Johnson). She’s a psychologist who uses hypnotherapy in her sessions. With her voice-over during the hypnosis, we see how she discovers that her husband’s cheating (the guestroom’s bed sheets are done like hospital corners, not box pleats which is how she does it and that the pillows are not as she fixes it and the telltale sexy pictures on the phone) and throws his clothes from the window and asks for a divorce.

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Recap: Necessary Roughness S01E01 Pilot