KDrama Review: Ex-Girlfriend Club

I binged Ex-Girlfriend Club last June (I know, I am very late with writing about what I’ve seen, hence the creation of my weekly round-ups) after reading and getting convinced by javabeans’ review on Dramabeans. It was a low-commitment series, with only 12 episodes. It’s also available on iflix so it was easily accessible. So how was it? My thoughts on the show under the cut!

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Checking in on: Strongest Deliveryman Episodes 1-12

I’ve seen all available twelve episodes of this show and MY HEART IS SO FULL. I was supposed to write this right away, while my feelings were fresh, but I ended up unable to because MY FEELINGS WERE SO FRESH. Seriously, I was so giddily happy last Thursday and it’s been a long time since I’ve felt that due to a kdrama. (JDramas excluded!) The last was probably during Suspicious Partner. Anyway, I’ve seen all twelve episodes in three days (Tuesday to Thursday) and I’m still too giddy to talk about this one. But I’ll try. My thoughts under the cut! (Needless to say, there will be some spoilers!) Continue reading “Checking in on: Strongest Deliveryman Episodes 1-12”

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KDrama Review: Splish Splash Love

I can’t even remember why I decided to watch Splish Splash LoveĀ back then. Maybe it was because I’ve loved Yoon Doo-joon since he debuted as a member of B2ST (now Highlight) and I wanted to see how he acts since I heard he was funny. Maybe it was because I was curious about Kim Seul-gi’s comedic chops. Maybe because time travel will always be a catnip for me. Maybe because it was only two episodes, I mean, some movies are longer than that and I can sit through them. Maybe it was a combination of all these. But the one thing I for sure can say is how watching Splish Splash Love is still one of the best kdrama decisions I’ve ever made. What a perfect little thing. More squealing and some more gifs under the cut! Continue reading “KDrama Review: Splish Splash Love”

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Film Review: Fabricated City (2017) | Bye, Wookie HUHUHU

Ji Chang-wook has left for the army today (ANDWAEEEEEEE) and I decided to send him off by watching his latest film, Fabricated City, which was a blockbuster success early this year. I’ll be mostly babbling about the film so if you have nothing better to do then go read my thoughts on Fabricated City! Continue reading “Film Review: Fabricated City (2017) | Bye, Wookie HUHUHU”

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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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Film Review: Handsome Devil (2016)

I first learned aboutĀ Handsome Devil from this review on Bitch Stole My Remote. I’m a sucker for teen coming-of-age films, may it be with romantic or platonic relationships, straight or queer, just preferably with a dash of self-effacing wit and humor. After reading that review, I definitely wanted to see the film but thought that’s not gonna happen anytime soon as I doubt it’ll ever be shown here in the Philippines. I should have trusted Netflix though! Because as I was browsing this morning, I found this under the newly added section. Hallelujah! I queued it right away as I certainly had an hour and a half to spare. Hope you read on! Continue reading “Film Review: Handsome Devil (2016)”

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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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