Fated to Love You – Episode (11) Review

This episode made me realize how far Goon and Mi-young have come from where they started three months ago, and how this show could somehow work dramaland’s cliches in its favor. We finally know what kind of genetic disease made Gun’s ancestors die at such an early age and why Gun was so concerned about it…

Temptation – Episode (8) Review

When I was thinking of writing this review, I wasn’t sure what to say really. ‘Temptation’ is quickly becoming a one-note show; last night’s episode did not add or take much and only brought to the fore what was coming all along. Yawn. It’s not a surprise when the developments in the last episodes are as…

Temptation – Episode (7) Review

With all my complaints against the show, I keep tuning in for more every Monday and Tuesday. Though the characters continue acting illogically and our main characters have some messed up marriages, I’m just interested to see the outcome of all the betrayals. How is this tangled jumble of people going to end up? In last…

Gohatto (“Taboo”) – Movie Review

PERSONAL RATING: 5/10 COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan DATE OF RELEASE: Dec 18th, 1999 MOVIE DURATION: 1 hour, 44 minutes CAST: Matsuda Ryuhei, Takeda Shinji, Matoba Koji, Asano Tadanobu, Beat Takeshi, SYNOPSIS: Set during Japan’s Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in sword-fighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training…

Temptation – Episode (1) Review

  I don’t really like melodramas but I do watch one once in a blue moon. Guess it takes time to prepare for all the angst to come, but I’m fully ready to embrace it with this show. Temptation has a simple premise: a man heavy with debt gets desperate enough to put himself under…

Not So Wonderful Days – Up to Episode 14 (Rant)

This is me ranting so I probably sound like an energizer bunny on a mission. Just let me get this out of my system first. It’s truly ironic that I started this drama thinking Taecyeon would be the weak link and now I can’t get enough of his scenes. I would rather skip all the tedious, painful-to-watch…

Secret Love Affair (밀회)- First Impressions

I can’t believe I just joined SLA’s fans this late, with ten episodes already aired. It’s everything I imagined and more–I just finished the first two episodes and could not keep my excitement to myself. Let me give a squeal. Secret Love Affair already sets itself apart from this year’s mainstream dramas by having a unique atmosphere. Atmosphere is the only…