June 10, 2020 • K-loves

It’s been so long I’ve forgotten how to blog. So this is just a test post. And if there is still someone reading, thank you.

Bloggy matters »

Catching up


First… We have new clothes! *ducks a steady stream of brickbats* How do you dig the makeover? *gets bonked on the head by an extra-large brick* Wait, let me explain! The other day it occurred to me (an epiphany of sorts, rather like being hit on the head with a, yup, brick) that this year… Read More ›

Epic reviews »

Serendipity takes a Stab at 2011


2011 has made me ponder my relationship with K-drama. Why do I spend so much time watching? Why do I expend so much energy writing about it? I’m in a contemplative mood at the end of 2011. Not because it has been a great year in k-drama for me, but because it’s been the worst… Read More ›

Episode 1 teasers »

The doctor is in


Doc: Shouldn’t it be “The Doctor is JIN”? Ha-eung: Sure, sure. There’s a 100-nyang bounty on your head, but we’re not at all worried about that, are we? Why don’t you just march to the police bureau and give yourself up? Save the officers there the trouble of hunting for you. In fact, I might… Read More ›

First impressions »

What I’m Watching


Hi Thundie’s Prattle readers! It’s been a while. I can’t believe almost a full year has passed since my last post. 2012 has been a year of great dramas, many of which I watched and wanted to write about. Unfortunately this has not been such a good year for me in real life; I spent… Read More ›

Guest bloggers »

Gentlemen’s Dignity


Before I start, I want to introduce a guest writer, a co-author if you will. Hey, if Thundie can do it, why can’t I? Seriously, C.J. Park is my favorite cousin. Yes, I say that to all my cousins, but she really is the one. She and I grew up together, so she embodies what… Read More ›

K-actors »

Little Jisub


He may be 19 now, but I will always remember him best as that boy who looked so much like the first actor to own my heart. In fact, for years I only knew him by his nickname. Little Jisub. Was it ten years ago? As one child actor was making waves internationally for his… Read More ›

K-dramas »



Too busy fighting this shit. But I’ll be back. Wait for me.

K-movies »



Are you a collector? Do you willy-nilly collect every piece of your favorite actor’s work without pausing to check if the piece is worth the collecting? Are you also an optimist? A movie title such as “Haunters” should stop you in your tracks since you shun anything remotely suggestive of horror, but now you pick… Read More ›

K-reflections »

An insult to snails


It’s October. This fact may mean something or nothing to you, but to an occasional kdrama reviewer—one with her own kdrama blog to boot—the tenth month of the year is usually that time to start checking numbers and planning a list of sorts, or maybe even three or more lists: crack, crap, hot, not. These… Read More ›

Polls »

Let’s talk spoilers


I love being surprised. I love watching a drama or movie with no inkling of what is coming up or who is appearing next. Take my current crack drama, The Princess’s Man. When the villain of the story first appeared in Episode 1, he seemed vaguely familiar but I just could not remember where I… Read More ›

Recaps »

A Wife’s Credentials: Episode 5


[This hug makes me cry. Here’s a woman who has just received the biggest blow from the two persons she least expects to hurt her. Yet she reaches out with warmth and affection. Her hug is genuine, as are her words. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to be in her shoes at… Read More ›

Reviews »

Fermentation Family


Can a thug be a decent human being? Can kimchi save a life? Can a cable drama which left me baffled and underwhelmed at first become both crack and comfort food eighteen episodes later? You bet.

Two-word Sunday »

Cha Seung-won movie giveaway


Thanks to the drama City Hall, I’ve discovered a most delectable comfort food — Cha Seung-won. So delicious is he, I’ve gone on a buying spree of Kimchi McDreamy (love this name coined by twinks!). But eating alone is no fun, so let’s share the spread, shall we? To celebrate 60,000 hits and 1,000 comments,… Read More ›