Fight for My Way: Kdrama Review

“Fight for My Way” consistently delivered from start to finish and it was very hard for me to pick a favorite scene as there were so many. This drama took me through a roller coaster of emotions and by its end, I felt like I knew the characters so well that I was truly invested in their journey. I think for any drama, “Fight for My Way” achieved something extraordinary with its realistic approach because it represented the travails of people who actually watched the show and this made it really special. Kudos to the entire team. After I get some rest for binge watching the past three nights, I know that I will be watching this drama again, and again and again. More projects with Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won please!!! … Read More Fight for My Way: Kdrama Review

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon: Korean Drama Review

All in all, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” was able to deliver a serious message about taking responsibility for one’s strengths (literally and figuratively) in a light and fun atmosphere by using sometimes over the top comedy that pokes fun at the common tropes in rom-com. It maintained audiences’ interest with a multi-faceted story that engaged and entertained from the first minute up to the last. Never a boring moment with this series, whether it was in solving crime or falling in love. But its main strength was truly the insane chemistry between the lead characters. I fervently hope that Park Hyung Sik and Park Bo Young get to work in another rom-com soon, and I mean soon. For now, I will content myself while watching this series over and over and over and over again. … Read More Strong Woman Do Bong Soon: Korean Drama Review

Netflix’s Good Morning Call: Series Review

All in all, I loved the contradictions — how mature and childish Uehara was at the same time. I loved how innocent and giving Nao was. They were polar opposites but when they came together, they worked. I loved their friends and their family. I felt like I was part of the house party at the end. Speaking of which, I loved the ending — in particular and how Hisashi took charge to speak with the landlady to resolve their housing problem and what his final request was. I loved that the ending could herald a second season but become a series ender as well with no regrets. On the technical side, I would still give cinematography and style to the Koreans but as a manga adaptation, I feel like this is one of the best for the Japanese. Can you tell how much I loved it? If you’re new to Jdramas, “Good Morning Call” is a definite must. … Read More Netflix’s Good Morning Call: Series Review

Netflix’s Iron Fist: Why this Marvel series is not as bad as they say

Liking or hating a particular franchise is a matter of prerogative, I always say. And it seems that Netlfix’s final installment to its Marvel Defenders franchise before it sets out to film the actual Defenders series — “Iron Fist” — has been getting a ton of flak for not living up to the standards set by Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. After seeing the first five episodes (I will update this post when I finish all 13), I do get where some of the critics are coming from but I for one, thought that it was a solid installment to the franchise — not the strongest but it did pull its weight. … Read More Netflix’s Iron Fist: Why this Marvel series is not as bad as they say

Riverdale: Pilot Review

All in all, The CW really pulled all the stops to make Riverdale completely different from what comic book fans expected and it was a gamble that mostly paid off. It generated interest in the new series but also piqued the interest of its new fans to see what the difference with the original material was — and vice versa. Its off to a good start, and by breaking the chains of its connection with its source material, it also liberated itself to tell its story in its own way and the journey promises to be exciting as it is dark. I think though, that its not gonna be for everybody’s taste. … Read More Riverdale: Pilot Review

Santa Clarita Diet: Series Review

All in all, I much enjoyed Santa Clarita Diet. It was hilarious but had its fair share of danger. It was light but it was touching and had in its core the essence of family and friendship. It was very entertaining with a very strong cast that I would very much like to see in a fresh season. Too bad I have to wait another year (at least) to binge watch again. … Read More Santa Clarita Diet: Series Review

Defiance, Loss, Defeat in The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere: Spoilers ahead!!

When episode director Greg Nicotero said in an interview that the Season 7 pilot was one of the most emotional episodes ever shot for the show and the actors all pulled off their best performances, he wasn’t kidding around. Barring the emotional wreck that was the result of this episode, everything was executed to perfection — no exaggeration. … Read More Defiance, Loss, Defeat in The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere: Spoilers ahead!!