Basically, here you'll find drama reviews that don't follow the episode-by-episode recap format. That includes series reviews, summaries, year-end reviews, polls, and editors' picks featuring the best and the worst dramas of the year.
Also: Name That Drama (identify dramas by the bits and pieces that readers remember), Kolorful Palette (drawings based on drama scenes by the talented Fanderay), and If You Like (recommendations based on drama genres or tropes).
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Is this the week where a cliffhanger from Girl Who Sees Smells actually amounts to something? Or will Jae-hee simply continue to “catch” Cho-rim at the end of every single episode without really catching her? I wait with bated breath. Meanwhile, I’m rather enjoying Jae-hee’s nefarious antics and have been looking forward to drawing Namgoong... More »
Here’s another drawing from Hwajeong, and next week the kids will be all grown up as we transition into the main adult storyline. That’ll give us a chance to get an overall clear picture or whether or not it’ll be worth the ride. The looong ride. In the meantime I thought it would be worthwhile... More »
Love is in the air! And murder…but mostly love (at least for this episode). I’m digging the vibe of Girl Who Sees Smells, which is a pleasant combo of mysteriousness and rom-commy goodness. What makes it really work is that it’s all so well balanced, and there’s not too much of one or the other... More »
Phew..I forgot how mentally exhausting the introductory week of a sageuk can be! Again. The previews always get me so hyped up that I don’t prepare for all the names and factions I have to learn, and by the time I remember to pay close attention it’s too late. Couldn’t all those ministers wear name... More »
It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Date from hell I remember nothing but one scene from this drama. I am 30% sure it’s a K-drama, but cannot guarantee. I’m also pretty sure the lead was wearing a... More »
Another drama has come to an end, and although I can’t say that it delivered everything I hoped for, it also didn’t deliver what I feared and expected, so I’m choosing to leave Shine or Go Crazy behind with an overall feeling of contentment. Ultimately I don’t think it will be particularly memorable, but I’m... More »
I always love it when a new drama comes out. I’m inevitably filled with hope and optimism, which is especially welcome when I feel like Dramaland is in a bit of a slump. The premise of Girl Who Sees Smells is pretty peculiar, but I enjoyed the opening episodes far more than I ever expected... More »
It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Cheating death I’ve been looking for this for so long! I want to say it was in the ’90s…a poor girl who was loved by a really wealthy music executive (I’m... More »
I had some requests to draw Yeo-won from Shine or Go Crazy and I can’t say that it took much to convince me since she is pretty awesome. On paper she seems fairly run-of-the-mill and hits on many of the classic markers for sageuk second leads: conniving, selfish, pompous, and power-hungry. Usually this also means... More »
Enough of the lovey-dovey stuff, it’s time for some action! Well…at least for this week. It’s probably only a matter of days before some drama couple supplies me with something adorable to draw. In the meantime, the conniving and scheming of Shine or Go Crazy has finally come to a head, and I smell blood.... More »