I’m alive, I’m alive!!! I know I’ve been MIA for so long, but life continues.

I honestly haven’t been watching much of anything. I made it till about episode 11 of Goblin, but haven’t watched anything since. One of these days I would like to finish it.

A real life friend of mine and I sometimes get together and watch Japanese movies. I really enjoyed Oto-na-ri even though it’s a slow movie. I thought it was beautiful with subtle romance that allowed my mind to fill in the blanks and carry on the story. My friend has gotten me into Okada Junichi.


Goblin Episode 1-2 Thoughts


Goblin Episode 1 -2 Banner by Zhaoul

I’m pleasantly surprised; Episode 1 and 2 of Goblin were really enjoyable for me. I have to admit, it took me a couple of days to choke down Episode 1. Although I found the backstory interesting and appreciated that this drama is not afraid to be whimsical, some of the cinematic scenes paired with elaborate plot felt a bit pretentious. However, my sentiments did shift as the first episode evened out somewhere around the middle. The second half of the episode brought on my profound curiosity for the future story and character development.


Brief Update and Goblin Preamble



Hello Everyone… Anyone? 

This hiatus has lasted longer than I had expected. I’m doing alright but things have been pretty busy.

I never did watch My Wife is Having an Affair This Week. My intention was to watch it.. I watched a couple minutes but then decided I didn’t really feel like it. I haven’t watched any Asian dramas in months.. however I have been watching the occasional Japanese Movie with one of my real life friends..


On Hiatus


Hello chingus,

After much consideration I’ve decided to go on a temporary Hiatus. I cannot tell you for sure how long it will last, but my goal is to come back strong in at the end of October (specifically, October 28th or soon after when “My Wife Is Having an Affair This Week” starts airing)I wish everyone the best and I hope to see you again soon!!!



A Man and a Woman Korean Movie Quick Review

Korean movie, Romance

A Man and a Woman Korean Movie banner

Okay… Yes, this movie is not for everyone. If you don’t like movies that touch on infidelity.. or if you get bored with indie-feel movies, just don’t watch it. If on the other hand, you love romantic, realistic, artistic, emotionally painful, well acted movies and can handle some intense emotions.. then this might be a good fit for you.


Beautiful Mind Episode 14 (Finale) Recap

Jang Hyuk, Kdrama

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…and that’s all she wrote. Hard to believe that it’s now over. Episode 14 was really quite satisfying. I’m going to miss this series. I really liked it. Episode 14 had a lot of charm and I don’t really feel that is was lacking.

After watching episode 13, I had hoped that they would dig deeper into the past with the scans. I guess that really doesn’t matter anymore. Maybe I was being too picky. I liked that episode 14 focused in the moment and brought lots of healing (both physically speaking and metaphorically speaking as well). I’m also so glad that Young Oh and Gun Myung received a much needed healing in their relationship.


Beautiful Mind Episode 13 Recap

Jang Hyuk, Kdrama

Beautiful Mind Kdrama Banner Episode 13

Some questions were answered in episode 13, but not all of them. There’s still some gaps in the storytelling, but I’m not sure if they’ll be answered or not. One thing is for sure, it was another jam-packed episode with tons of content, from further Young Oh emotional development, progress between Young Oh & Jin Sung and more curve balls.


Beautiful Mind Episode 11-12 Thoughts

Jang Hyuk, Kdrama

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It’s hard to believe that Beautiful Mind is almost over. We are heading into the final week where they will tie up hopefully all the loose ends and bring us to a satisfactory ending despite the disappointing episode reduction.

The cast and crew have been working really hard; episode 11 and 12 were jam-packed with content to bring us to a speedy conclusion without being too clumsy or unrealistic. Despite having to speed up events, they still kept a fairly normal episode flow while not shunning the secondary characters. In fact, especially in episode 11, the secondary characters really shined. I’m so glad that the show utilized their talents.


Beautiful Mind Episode Reduction – Thoughts from a Fan

Jang Hyuk, Kdrama

Beautiful Mind Kdrama Broken Heart Graphic by Zhaoul

By now, you most likely heard that Beautiful Mind, which was originally to be aired as 16 episodes has been cut down to 14. The final episode is to be aired on August 2, which is way too soon for such a masterpiece. I decided to share my feelings on the matter, so I can finally lay them to rest and move on. I want to enjoy the rest of the show that is remaining. So I lay out my thoughts in this article and let them float away with the warm summer breeze.


Beautiful Mind Episode 10 Quick Recap and Thoughts

Jang Hyuk, Kdrama

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I don’t even know where to start. This episode was fantastic. The episode focused a lot on the changes within Young Oh. We saw begin to change in the previous episode, but Young Oh also denied being able to feel anything at the end of episode 9. Now, it really cannot be denied anymore. They ended the episode so beautifully, I hope the next episode doesn’t take a step backward. Even if it does, I don’t think it can take away the overall warmth and healing of episode 10.

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