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K-drama Fun: Dream Show & Cast Pt. 1

Since writing an article for The Silver Petticoat Review where I created dream casts for fairytales that I want to see onscreen (i.e. East of the Wind, West of the Sun withTom Hiddleston as the Prince!), I started thinking up ideas for K-dramas that would be awesome to see onscreen.
Just like Hollywood, K-media is no stranger to adapting material – whether manga (Boys Before Flowers), international shows (The Good Wife, Scarlet Heart), etc. So here is a favorite book (with a lot of great adaptations) that I think needs a K-drama rendition:
TREASURE ISLAND
Good-hearted Jim Hawkins is left a treasure map by an ex-pirate who warns him of the one-legged pirate who is still after the map. With the help of a sponsor, Jim joins a ship as a cabin boy and goes after the treasure. But a pirate uprising on the ship, led by Jim’s new friend, Long-John Silver, threatens the safety of everyone.
I love pirate stories and Treasure Island is probably the most popular pirate tale that has been written (the…

News Train: 2D1N, Liar Game & More

Shows I’m Currently Watching
Liar Game (J-drama) – Finished the first season! Really love this show. I was a bit disappointed at the last episode because the climax seemed a little tame to me (Nao-chan trusting people who can’t be trusted is fine, just not climax material to me lol). But it did tie up some emotional beats. And now I’m excited to jump into season 2 to see what happens next.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal – Try saying that name 10 times fast. Yeah, not easy, lol. This is an oldie (well, 2010 drama) that I’ve had on my must-watch list for a long time. Finally started watching and I love it! It’s adorable, funny and charming. I love reverse harem dramas and all the actors are great. Since the show is 20 episodes long, I can tell they tend to drag out some plot stuff longer than needed, but overall the show is surprisingly lighthearted and fun.
Hwarang – oh Hwarang. We could’ve had it all. I read the recap of the last episode. And will probably finish the show by reading the recaps. Th…

Korean Reality Show Edition: WGM Favorite Moments

For those who don’t know about it, We Got Married is a Korean reality show that partners two celebrities in a fake “marriage” where they usually have a wedding ceremony, do a photoshoot together, play games, and stay in a house together (when their work schedules allow of course).
I started watching We Got Married: Global Edition with Hong-Ki & Mina and Taecyeon & Emma Wu (Gui Gui) when the show first came on Dramafever. Though I haven’t watched any full episodes after WGM: GE, I found clips of past WGM couples over time, including lots of SoRim couple, that made me laugh and smile.
What is the draw of WGM? It’s obvious that nothing about it is real. It’s fully scripted just like American reality shows. Yet there are still a lot of adorable and cute moments watching these celebrities pretend they like each other. Some couples just have fabulous chemistry which makes them click onscreen effortlessly. It’s really just something cutesy that makes a viewer smile. So here are five of…

Dramas I’m Most Looking Forward to 2017

2017 is flying by! We're already in February!
Every year, there's always shows that I'm looking forwards to. I've compiled a list of the K-dramas that I'm most excited about and can't wait to see!


Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Plot: A short, cute girl with incredible physical strength becomes the bodyguard for a CEO. Release Date: February 24 Why I’m Excited: This looks sooo cute! I adore the cast – Park Bo-Young plays the adorable heroine, Park Hyung-Shik the lead, and Ji-Soo the second lead. Also it looks like it’ll be full of laughs and fun antics. Counting down the days until this drama comes on!


My Sassy Girl Plot: Jeon Ji-Hyun’s popular movie, My Sassy Girl, is getting a drama remake -  but this time set in the Joseon Dynasty. Sassy Princess Hyemyung doesn’t follow the rules and falls in love with prickly Gyun-Woo. Release Date: May Why I’m Excited: I’m super stoked for this drama primarily because of the cast – Joo-Won is playing the icy dude and Oh Yeon-Soo (who pla…