Grand Prince 대군 | First Impressions

I love it.

This weekend, I binge-watched the first 4 episodes of Grand Prince with Yoon Shi Yoon, Jin Se Yun, and Joo Sang Wook, and it’s already got me hooked. It had all the most basic historical romantic scenes that you can think of: separation, running and hugging, dressing up as a man, getting drunk and having to be piggy-backed home, seeing the male lead shirtless–*gasp* scandalous–and a love triangle between 2 princes and a young noble woman. It was so cheesy, but I loved every moment of it.

The actors match very well with their characters. I always like how Yoon Shi Yoon is able to pull off characters that use comedy as a way to hide their more serious side. His character acts oblivious to situations, if only to keep those around him safe and happy. I’ve only seen Jin Se Yun in Bridal Mask, and I can’t say she left a strong impression on me. That may have just been due to her character. From what I remember, her character didn’t really have an impact on the storyline. So I’m definitely interested in how she’ll do in this drama. She does a good job with being the troublemaker. I hope she’ll actually be a strong female lead who holds her own ground without the constant help of the male lead.

I’m impressed with Joo Sang Wook. His character seems to be very similar to Lee Dong Gun’s in Queen for Seven Days with Park Min Young and Yoon Woo Jin, so I’m curious to see how things will play out. Will he get a redemption arc, or is he going out as a bad man?

A lot has happened in just the first 4 episodes and the writer is jumping back and forth in time. It’s peaking my interest. I’ll definitely keep an eye on this drama.



Misty 미스티 | First Impression

Oh my god…I love this drama so far. The female lead (played by KIM Nam Joo) is AH-mazing. I’ve never seen such a strong female character before in a Korean drama. She knows what she wants and she goes for it. She doesn’t let anyone or their opinions stop her. I don’t know if this is considered a spoiler…






the fact that she got an abortion so that she could get the position she wanted–that’s incredible. It’s neither good nor bad, but it takes courage to do what she did–knowing the consequences she is going to face.

I’m still a little confused with the plot, but that seems to be what the writer/director wants. It looks like they’re going to be jumping back and forth in time to reveal more and more details. All the characters in this drama are wonderfully written…so far. No one is purely good nor evil. They’re real. Humans can be extremely selfish, and this drama is not afraid to show that.

I feel that the romance is also going to be very real. As in, there is the good and the bad. The person you love may have made bad decisions, yet you can’t help but love them and project them.  I am excited to see how Hye Ran (the female lead) is going to fall in love with her husband, Tae Wook (the male lead). I do feel a little bad for him, but at the same time, as I’ve watched a little further, he made the decision to marry her despite Hye Ran telling him that she doesn’t love him. So he put himself in this position.

I wouldn’t say I’m hooked on this drama, but it is interesting. I’ll probably take my time watching it.

I’m Not A Robot 로봇이 아니다 | Quick Final Thoughts

Just finished the last episodes of I’m Not A Robot…final rating? 7/10. It’s a great drama if you’re looking for something fluffy and cute with a lot of romance and comedy. It’s lacking on the depth and plot, but the chemistry between the two leads is AH-mazing. Their romantic scenes are to die for. I can’t find the words to describe how adorable they are. And their kiss scenes? Oh…my…god… *squeal*

However, I do have a few complaints. As cute as they are, I feel like their relationship is unbalanced. The story seems to make it appear as though Ji Ah and Min Kyu love each other equally, and while that may be true, Ji Ah is sacrificing a lot more for Min Kyu than he is for her. She took a lot of emotional punches and didn’t get anything for it. When Min Kyu found out the truth, he did and said a lot of hurtful things. Yes, Ji Ah did lie to him. Yes, he has a right to feel betrayed. And he even has a right to lash out. But that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t own up to his words and actions later. Ji Ah did all of the apologizing and Min Kyu did none of it. He didn’t apologize for his words or for hurting her or causing her to hurt herself for him (when she cut herself cooking and fell down while rushing to get to him). I wish there was just a moment where he just sincerely apologized.

I also didn’t like how the other relationships came out of no where, like Professor Hong and Pi. It seems like they just threw it in towards the middle of the drama for whatever reason. And everything was a mess in the last 2 episodes. Everything was wrapped up too quickly and neatly. The company drama was essentially useless. It could have been left out. I don’t know where they wanted to go with it, but it didn’t do anything, nor did it have anything to take away from.

With that being said, it’s still worth watching for the fluffiness. Definitely don’t watch this if you’re looking for something with a good plot, but if you’re looking for something to make you laugh and smile, this is a pretty good one. This made me a fan of Chae Soo Bin and I love Yoo Seung Ho even more now. I look forward to seeing them in other dramas soon.


I’m Not a Robot 로봇이 아니다 | Thoughts

Waiting for last week’s episodes was the worst. I hadn’t felt that way since Moon Lovers (Scarlet Heart Ryeo, 달의 연인- 보보경심 려). The fact that there was no preview made it even worse. I was able to put off watching episodes 23 and 24, because I already know what route the story is going to take. With the way episode 20 ended, I hadn’t known where the story was going to go; was Ji Ah going to pretend to not know Min Kyu? Was she going to pretend to know him as President Jo? How was Min Kyu going to react? Would he realize that Aji 3 was a human all along or would he think there’s just a human who looks like her? All these questions ran through my head while waiting for episode 21.

Sadly, I’m disappointed with the way the story went. I wish Ji Ah would have pretended to know Min Kyu just as the chairman of KM Financial. Perhaps it would have been harder to keep up the facade, but she wouldn’t have had to pretend like he was a total stranger. The fact that she’s pretending to not know him at all and let him think that her name is Hong Joo is going to make it much harder for all of them once he finds out, because Ji Ah and the Santa Maria team will have deceived him twice now. I understand their concern for his health, but the truth is going to come out one day. If they had been upfront with Min Kyu, his shock may not have been as severe.

I’m pretty sure I know how the rest of the drama will go: Min Kyu will get sick. He might go into a coma from the shock. He’ll recover. He and Ji Ah will resolve the misunderstanding and get together. Yoo Chul and his father will fail in dragging down Min Kyu and probably live the rest of their lives in guilt. If Yoo Chul is lucky, Ri El will choose to be with him. Professor Hong and Pi will probably get together, and the Santa Maria team will receive recognition for their invention. And everyone who’s good will live happily ever after.

Lol, the drama will probably throw some surprises, but overall, I’m pretty sure that’s how everything is going to go. I will most likely continue this drama until the end, if not for the story, for Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin’s incredibly chemistry. They’re so adorable together and both actors just make their characters wonderful.

Here’s to hoping the ending doesn’t get screwed up. Folded Hands on Samsung Experience 8.5 (Galaxy Note S8)Folded Hands on Samsung Experience 8.5 (Galaxy Note S8)

I’m Not A Robot 로봇이 아니다| Thoughts

Oh my gosh, I’m in love with this drama. It’s got me hooked. There are definitely flaws to this drama, and there are things the characters do that are questionable, but it’s easy to overlook these flaws, because of the chemistry between Kim Min Kyu (YOO Seung Ho) and Jo Ji Ah (CHAE Soo Bin). They are so cute together. It’s ridiculous that Min Kyu hasn’t figured out Ji Ah is not a robot, but it’s what makes everything so funny. He’s already falling for her, and Ji Ah is so far gone. Like some people have said, she does have to put up with a lot of stupid stuff from him, because she has come to like him. But I’m okay with this, only because I expect him to make it up for her once he finds out the truth.

I do feel a little bad for Min Kyu though, now that he’s starting to fall for her, and there’s definitely going to be a lot of angst in the next feel episodes, but this is what I like to see in dramas: the moments of sadness before the main couple actually get together. I’m curious to see how he’s going to find out about Ji Ah. I’m assuming he’s going to see her when she’s not in Aji 3’s get-up. I can’t wait for that moment. I hope the writers don’t mess the story up and do something unnecessary.

It also looks like the plot is starting to move along and include some problems at the company of which Min Kyu is the chairman. I’m curious to see how he’s going to deal with these issues too. With his human allergy getting better because of Ji Ah, will he be more aggressive in facing his enemies? But then, this could be an issue once Ji Ah disappears. I wonder if the real Aji 3 will still have the same affect on Min Kyu if he thinks that nothing has changed. Also, they have been talking about resetting Aji 3 (Ji Ah), so I’m wondering if that will be Professor Hong and the research team’s excuse when they replace Ji Ah with Aji 3. She’s not the same, because she’s been reset to factory mode and lost all of Min Kyu’s input? That’ll be interesting if they go down this route.

I hate having to wait for the next episode, especially since I’m not really into any of the other dramas that are currently airing…hopefully I’ll get into at least another one…



I don’t know if this can be considered a first impression anymore, since I’ve watched up to episode 8 already–technically episode 4, since the episodes are cut in half now.

This is cute romantic comedy. YOO Seung Ho (유승호) is KIM Min Kyu, a rich man who has an allergy to humans. He falls in love with a robot, AJI 3, played by CHAE Soo Bin, who is actually a human, named JO Ji Ah, pretending to be a robot. I’ve seen posts on tumblr pointing out the flaws of the drama, which I can also see, but because this is a rom-com, I don’t want to take it too seriously and just enjoy the cuteness of Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin. They are perfect for their characters. They bring a good balance of seriousness and comedic relief to their characters.

The plot is interesting. There is enough to keep me interested, but not enough to make the story predictable. I’m curious to see how these characters grow and change. Most importantly, I’m curious to see how Kim Min Kyu will react when he finds out that AJI 3 is actually Jo Ji Ah. Hopefully it won’t be ruined and the ending is fitting to the story.

I don’t know if Uhm Ki Joon was a good choice for the character of Hong Baek Gyun. He seems too old to be the ex-boyfriend of Ji Ah. It makes sense for him to be older, since he is a professor, but to have dated Ji Ah…it’s weird. I wished they had either chosen a younger actor or written the character to be younger. I’m curious to see where the story is going to go with Ji Ah and the professor’s past relationship too.

There’s a lot to unpack in this drama, so I’m definitely going to stick around for it.



This drama wasn’t worth finishing. I binged-watched the first 6 episodes and came back for episode 7, but it wasn’t able to keep my interest. I don’t know if it was just the timing–I am beginning to lose interest in keeping up with most dramas right now–or if it was the story line. There isn’t really anything to keep me hooked–the actors are okay and the story line isn’t terrible, but that’s just it. There needs be something that keeps me in suspense, something I want to find out about the drama, for me to keep watching it. I watched clips of the last episode, and it was cute, but it didn’t make me want to go back and watch the rest episodes to understand what happened.

So yeah…that’s pretty much my experience with this drama. It’s too bad. I’m still waiting for another drama to get hooked on.


So I heard about this drama a while ago, but didn’t really give it a chance since I’m not familiar with most of the cast. I thought I’d give it a try anyways, since I didn’t have any other dramas to watch, and it’s pretty good. It’s a light drama that’s good to watch. You don’t have to invest too much time into it.

The characters are interesting. The male lead has the ability to read the minds of women if he holds their hand. The female lead has a multiple personality disorder. So far it seems like she only has two different personalities. This makes for interesting conflict. The actor and actress who play these two roles are good, but I do have a little complaint about TVXQ’s Yunho in this role. He looks too old for playing the role of a college student. He should be playing characters who are in their 30s, not early to mid 20s. It’s throwing me off just a little. But other than that, I do like how the entire cast are portraying their characters.

I’m not sure what the writers are trying to do with the plot line. They have murder cases involved, psychological issues, supernatural elements—it’s confusing that there are more serious elements involved in the story line, but the overall feel of the drama is very light.

I’ll definitely continue watching this drama. There are new dramas starting. Hopefully I’ll have time to watch them and motivation to write more posts.


This drama focuses on what different people think marriage should be. In today’s society, if you love each other, you’ll date for a while and eventually get married, and you should live happily ever after. People are focused on the good parts of dating, the proposal and the wedding, but there’s no talk about the difficult parts in the relationship. After marriage, what next? You have kids and you raise them, but if you don’t have a good job, how are you supposed to support your family?

This is something that needs to be discussed, and I love how this drama is focusing on this issue. It’s something that I often think about as a single woman coming from a culture where marriage is expected, but marriage problems that obviously exist aren’t openly talked about.

Although it is a fake marriage, our main couple get married because they can benefit from each other. The man has a house, the woman does not. The man has a mortgage to pay off, the woman can pay rent to go towards that mortgage. The man works long hours and doesn’t always have time to clean his house, the woman can do that for him. While it’s ridiculous that they must fake a marriage just to live in the same house, it plays well to one type of marriage. Some people may not feel deep love for each other, but if they get along well and respect each other, they can live happily together and benefit from each other.

The second couple are deeply in love and have dated for over 7 years, yet they are still not married. The woman wants to get married, but the man hasn’t really thought about marriage. What annoys me about the woman is the fact that she wants her boyfriend to know what she wants without saying it outright. And then she gets mad at him when he can’t figure it out. Then he has to comfort her when it’s her fault in the first place. She expects marriage when there isn’t even clear communication. She has such a naïve view of marriage, thinking that it’ll be wonderful to live a big house with a new sofa. She’ll have kids and won’t have to work while her husband provides for their entire family. It’s not her fault for thinking this way. She has been influenced by cultural norms and what she sees every day, but it’s still annoying. While there can be love in a marriage, you need more than just love to keep a marriage going.

This is another drama that I will continue to follow. Like Witch’s Court, it’s not one that keeps me waiting, but it’s interesting enough that I will watch the next episode. I wonder if this will be drama that pushes the limits, or if it will just end like all the other dramas. I guess we’ll see…


When I first read the synopsis of this drama, I knew that I wanted to watch it. Crime/action dramas are a nice change from the romantic comedies that I usually watch. This drama focuses on how sexual assault cases are handled in the courts. It does a good job with portraying the struggles of the victims, as well as the prosecutors who are handling the cases. I can sympathize with their situations. While there is a bigger story that ties all these cases together, the individual cases themselves are very interesting and keep me hooked. It’s nice how there are unexpected twists in the story. It makes it less predictable.

The main leads are also very interesting. It seems as though the female lead, Ma Yi Deum—played by Jung Ryeo-Won, has taken on some of the typical male lead characteristics. She doesn’t show a lot of emotions around others, nor does she provide emotional support to victims in these cases. She’s more focused on herself than setting herself on fire to help others. This is a nice change to see. Her personality is part of what adds to the unpredictability of the story. I hope that she doesn’t become the typical female lead character as the series continues.

The male lead, Yeo Jin-Wook—played by Yoon Hyun-Min…I can’t think of anything special to say about him. He is supposed to be very intelligent. He voluntarily joined the team that most prosecutors want to avoid. That means that he’s very caring and wants to use his skills to help those in need. He doesn’t really care about moving up and gaining a high position. He has a little bit of the tsundere characteristic that a lot of male leads have, but it’s not unbearable. He’s also cute, but like I said, not much yet to say about his character.

Both leads have room to grow and it seems like the drama is setting them up to help each other become better people. This is a drama is not one where I desperately wait for the next episode, but I do want to keep up with it to see where it goes.

**I haven’t really been posting, but I’m going to try and post at least once, if not twice a week, from now. Stay tuned!!