Find Me in Your Memory – Quick Review

Name: Find Me in Your MemoryWriter/director: Kim Yoo Joo / Oh Hyun Jong, Lee Soo HyunDate: March 2020Number of episodes: 32 (30 min episodes)Genre: Romance, Melodrama, past traumaBased on book/manga?: Not sure Why did I press play? When this drama fist came out, based on the photos, I thought the male and female lead were two actors I didn't care for, and … Continue reading Find Me in Your Memory – Quick Review

Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils – Review

Name: Demi-Gods and Semi-DevilsWriter/director: Yuan Zi Dan / Ringo YuDate: August 2021Number of episodes: 50Genre: Wuxia, Historical, Romance, Adventure, Friendship, RomanceBased on book/manga?: Yes, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils by Jin Yong Why did I press play? Since this is a classic story, I wanted to watch it. I couldn't get into the 2003 - the old school production … Continue reading Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils – Review

F4 Thailand: Boys over Flowers – First Impression

Name: F4 Thailand: Boys Over FlowersWriter/director: O Patha Thongpan, Mai Aticha Tanthanawigrai / Manow Waneepan Ounphoklang, Jarinee Thanomyat, PingPong Suwanun PohgudsaiDate: December 2021Number of episodes: 16Genre: Manga, School Bullying, Rich guy/ poor girl, romance. Based on book/manga?: Yes, based on the manga, “Hana Yori Dango” by Kamio Yoko. ThoughtsIt is simply irresistible checking out any adaptation of “Boys of Flowers”. … Continue reading F4 Thailand: Boys over Flowers – First Impression

Our Beloved Summer – First Thoughts

Name: Our Beloved SummerWriter/director: Lee Na Eun / Kim Yoon JinDate: December 2021Number of episodes: 16Genre: Comedy / Slice of live / RomanceBased on book/manga?: Yes, based on the webtoon "That Year We" by Lee Lee Naeun and Han Kyoung Chal Why did I press play? The plot is fresh and intriguing, and Kim Da Mi was brilliant in "Itaewon Class", and … Continue reading Our Beloved Summer – First Thoughts

Luoyang – Thoughts on Episode 19 & 20

Name: LuoyangWriter/director: Qing Mei / Xie ZeDate: December 2021Number of episodes: 39Genre: Historical, Mystery, Thriller, ActionBased on book/manga?: Yes, "Luoyang" by Ma Bo Yong The last part of episode 19 and 20, alone makes Luoyang worth watching. Especially the second half of episode 20. This interaction between Gao Bing Zhu (Haung Xuan) and Yao Niang (Zhang Li) that takes almost 20mins … Continue reading Luoyang – Thoughts on Episode 19 & 20

Sweet Teeth – First Impression + Dropped

Name: Sweet TeethWriter/director: Lei Xin Lin / Derek Hui (Cross Fire) / Liu Hang Yang Date: August 2021Number of episodes: 22Genre: Comedy, Romance, Dentist, LibrarianBased on book/manga?: Yes, "A Speck Amid the Dust of the World" by Mu Fy Sheng. Why did I press play? It was the director (Derek Hui) that drew me to this one. It was the same director … Continue reading Sweet Teeth – First Impression + Dropped

Ending Again – Mini review

Name: Ending AgainWriter/director: Jung Soo Yoon / Park Dhan Hee Date: February 2020Number of episodes: 12 (min episodes)Genre: Web Series, Contract Marriage, Love TriangleBased on book/manga?: Not sure Why did I press play? Browsing for a drama to watch and the synopsis tickled my fancy. A few thoughts and observations: This is contract marriage with no bells or whistles. Suppose you entered … Continue reading Ending Again – Mini review