K-drama First Impressions: The Good Bad Mother

Lee Do-hyun stars with Ra Mi-ran a new Netflix Korean Drama, The Good Bad Mother. This Kdrama captures the journey of a mother and her ambitious prosecutor son along life’s tragedies, strained relationship, and healing. If you’re a fan of Kdramas and heartwarming family stories, then you won’t want to miss out on The Good Bad Mother. Check out my full first impression and find out why I think this drama is a must-watch!

Kdrama Review: ‘The Glory’ – Revenge and Redemption of Moon Dong-eun

The Glory is a gripping Korean drama that tells the story of Moon Dong-eun (Song Hye-kyo), a victim of high school bullying, who returns years later to seek justice and revenge. In this full Kdrama review, we explore how The Glory offers a satisfying redemption story, as Dong-eun transforms her dark past into a weapon to claim what she had lost. Discover the themes, characters, social issues, and more that make The Glory a must-watch for fans of K-drama and revenge thrillers.

Justice for Move to Heaven and Taxi Driver in the 58th Baeksang Awards

I was heartbroken when I saw the nominees of the 58th Baeksang Awards. Move to Heaven and Taxi Driver were not on the list. Story-wise and performance-wise, these two dramas deserve recognition in South Korea’s biggest award giving body for film and TV shows. As a fan of Korean drama and award shows, it felt like a robbery.

Best Korean Dramas of 2021

We at Hanadulses have curated from the long list of K-Dramas released in 2021 the best of the best (from what we have seen) based on the most interesting narratives, ability to stimulate powerful cathartic responses, great thematic elements, dramas that made us feel alive, and stories that touch on some of the most pressing social issues and human conflicts. This list is narrowed down into the 10 best K-dramas of 2021. It’s quite a short list for all the amazing stories we have seen so far, we know, but this is a curated list where only the best stories made the cut. We actually felt sad to eliminate some dramas we have loved. But to produce the best K-dramas of 2021, limiting the list is just paramount.

First Impressions on the Korean Drama ‘Bulgasal: Immortal Souls’

Netflix’s new Korean Drama series Bulgasal: Immortal Souls is a narrative that is straight-up from Korean Myth and Folklore. It explores the concepts of curses, monsters and demons, reincarnation, vengeful spirits, and immortality. With the first 2 episodes already shown in the mega streaming platform, Bulgasal showed a promising and intriguing plotline. Its ratings in nationwide South Korea (6.346% for episode 1) and (5.826% for episode 2) proves how viewers are interested with this storyline. It is not yet in the top 10 shows on Netflix here in the Philippines, but with a promising story, it sure will rise to the most watched drama soon.

4 Things We Love So Far in Korean Drama, ‘The Red Sleeve’

Set in 18th century Joseon, The Red Sleeve narrates the affair between the Crown Prince Yi San (2PM’s Lee Junho) and the court lady Sung Deok-Im (Lee Se Young). The Red Sleeve can easily become a binge worthy drama as Lee Junho and Lee Se Young perfectly fit into their roles. Check out 4 things to love in K-drama The Red Sleeve!

Our Theory Behind the Missing 5 years of Chief Hong in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

In episode 5 of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, it was mentioned that Chief Hong’s life five years after graduation is one of the three mysteries of Gongjin. Characters who are close to Chief Hong speculated as to his whereabouts during those five years. One surmised that he was a spy sent to North Korea, one presumed that he became a member of the National Intelligence and faked his identity; some rumors even go to extreme lengths of theorizing that he went to Africa, swam the Pacific, climb the Everest, even the idea of him being locked up in an asylum and incarcerated for murder.

Four Things We Love in the Korean Drama ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, the newest Korean RomCom flick on Netflix which stars Shin Min-A and Kim Seon-Ho offers a light and refreshing story that is set in a peaceful provincial town of Gongjin. With characters that are completely opposite in upbringing and life values, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a drama that promises ‘kilig’ and chemistry that Korean dramas are known for…

The Devil Judge Explained: When Suffering is the Common Ground

Episodes 7 and 8 of the K-drama ‘The Devil Judge’ have shown us interesting interactions of the show’s characters, especially how these interactions are rooted in each other’s pain, brokenness and suffering. In episode 7 we saw the conversation between Kim Ga On and Elijah where Ga On opened up about the tragic demise of his parents. By breaking this wall on his pain, an emotional bridge was established between them two as Elijah also is haunted by the tragic death of her parents.

Review of Kingdom: Ashin of the North

After a year of waiting, the narrative that explains how the zombie attack in the Kingdom of Joseon started is finally unveiled in ‘Kingdom: Ashin of the North’. Helmed by the same director and writer, Kim Sung-Hoon and Kim Eun-Hee respectively, that brought the international success of the first two installments. The special episode was well crafted in providing the missing piece of the puzzle by showing Ashin’s background story. Driven by mad vengeance, Ashin’s character answered the questions left by the first two seasons and at the same time creating a portent of an exciting narrative extension and continuation to the story.