Kdrama Reviews

Caffeinated Kdrama Review: Thank You starring Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyo Jin

*Caffeinated reviews are short, drive-by reviews, mostly of older dramas or bad dramas for which I don’t have time to write a full long review. Dr. Min (Jang Hyuk), a brilliant, successful surgeon, is devastated when his long-term girlfriend unexpectedly develops pancreatic cancer and passes away. Taking a token job on a small island to… Continue reading Caffeinated Kdrama Review: Thank You starring Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyo Jin

Kdrama Reviews

First Impressions Drama Review: Beautiful Gong Shim

Previously known as Beauty of the Beast and Beast’s Beauty, and now dubiously named Beautiful Gong Shim, this is a currently airing (i.e. spring/summer) weekend drama on SBS. It’s  from the same director-screenwriter team of last year’s SBS hit Girl Who Sees Smells, and so far, showcases the same kooky, wonderful charm and quirky leads,… Continue reading First Impressions Drama Review: Beautiful Gong Shim

Actor Profiles

Favorite Korean Actors: Jang Hyuk Actor Profile

Jang Hyuk is one of my favorite Korean actors, largely for his incredible performance as a brilliant, grieving doctor in one of my favorite dramas of all time, Thank You. He’s considered one of Korea’s top actors in the entire industry, and is one of the few who combines popular appeal and can headline mainstream… Continue reading Favorite Korean Actors: Jang Hyuk Actor Profile