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).
Archive for the ‘Drama Reactions & Reviews’ Category
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 »
Well, I actually managed to complete another drama this year so I must have liked it! I can think of plenty to criticize about Kill Me, Heal Me, but ultimately it was a unique experience chock full of enjoyable moments, and I didn’t want those moments to end. Instead of just saying goodbye to our... More »
Just when I thought Kill Me, Heal Me had nothing left to excite me, they throw in an unexpected twist! Well timed, Show (for the record, I’m talking about Episode 16 since I’m writing this pre-Episodes 17-18). Now it feels like anything could happen, and I no longer have any concerns about a lack of... More »
It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Danielle needs your help identifying a show from this funny scene: I saw Korean drama but it was dubbed in Chinese, so I’m not sure if I 100% got what was... More »