Seeking life lessons from drama

The first Korean drama I watched was You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요]. The premise was the main character pretends to be her boy-group member twin brother who temporarily leaves to have a surgery abroad. The female lead struggles to keep the secret while romance ensues between her and the other three members of the boy group. I was in middle school and I remember enjoying the drama so much that I began watching some drama after that. At that time, drama which centered on achieving dream and typical school problems (of course sprinkled with romance) felt so relatable to me. I watched drama series as a form of escape, to rest my mind from the tiring school routine.

These days, I realized that watching drama is not only a hobby to refresh my mind from my daily activities. I have been reflecting a lot on my life for the past year. So drama that delivers message about life, bringing justice and righting a wrong really tugs at the strings of my heart. Characters that have a clear sense of purpose in life gain my admiration even though they are only fictional. Continue reading Seeking life lessons from drama

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is off to a great start!

As a reader who holds a special place for contemporary genre in her heart, I have read my fair share of romantic novels. Either the summer-y ones or the gritty type with questionable protagonist, I am already quite familiar with the pattern. My reading experience greatly affected me when I first began to venture to the K-drama world. I am able to deduce the pattern of a romantic comedy or a mystery/thriller story almost imminently.

Therefore, upon reading the synopsis for What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim ⌈김비서가 왜 그럴까⌋, I had a certain expectation in my mind. Narcissistic vice president of a company named Lee Young Joon and his hard-working secretary Kim Mi So? Ah, then the vice president must be the typical chaebol and the secretary is bound to fall in love first. Normally I wouldn’t be sold, but since the lead actors are Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young, whose acting I have seen before and impressed me greatly, that’s enough reason to give this drama a chance! Continue reading What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is off to a great start!

What do you do on Wednesday 3:30 PM?

Last week I saw a really cute & fluffy Korean drama! It’s actually a web-drama, hence only consisted of 10 episodes — each lasted for around 30 minutes. The title was Wednesday 3:30 PM  ⌈수요일 오후3시30분⌋.

Unique & attention-grabbing title

Do you know why the drama is called Wednesday 3:30 PM? The lead female character, Eun woo, believes that a woman looks ugliest at this specific hour. because the stress of the week peaks during this particular time. At this particular time as well, Eun woo got dumped by her fiance. What a timing!

Teaming up with her childhood friend Jae-won, they initiated Wednesday 3:30 PM Project in which Jae-won would take Eun woo out on a date every week at that particular time and posted her smiling face on Instagram to make her ex-fiance jealous.

Happiness is cheap

At least, that’s what I learn from this drama! You don’t need to be eating at a fancy restaurant or going to expensive places in order to make yourself happy. No! Jae won simple ideas of making Eun woo smile prettily were just pure mind-opening, such as:

  • Inviting her to a flower garden & giving her balloons
  • Taking her to a cafe to have delicious sweet deserts
  • Strolling at the park while watching the beautiful petals of sakura trees.
  • Many more!

Moreover, the chemistry between these two actors were very impressive. Each of their interactions just came across naturally and emphasized the fact that they had known each other since childhood even more. It wasn’t long until I found myself shipping them SO hard!

수요일 오후3시30분 (Wednesday 3:30 PM)  © SBS Plus

Gimme all the fluff!

I had seen the pattern before so the plot was a bit predictable for me. However, I still enjoyed watching this drama, mainly because the fluff gave me life. Overall, I really liked the ending of the story! Though I kinda wish both lead characters (Eun woo & Jae won) were honest with each other in the first place! That would have saved this series from the drama at the last few episodes.

That’s it peeps! This drama was truly what I needed. It has been very exhausting recently and honestly, I felt relaxed and happy because I did something for pleasure for the first time in months💕