In the end, it’s paint. Yes, it sucks, but it’s only paint. It can be fixed with money and inconvenience. The house is clean and feels a bit more like home. We will get it fixed.
Let’s talk about something else.
I have watched this. It was amazing
He dies and pops back into his body a decade before his own death. This is called a portal fantasy. Political intrigue, found family, competence porn. Happy ending. Lee Joon-gi is a real martial artist. The fight scenes were great. Everything was great. I liked it so much, I have this on my playlist now.
I am watching this. It is amazing.
The magic! The fighting! The angst! The funnies!
I will watch this. It will be amazing.
Now you do your three.
PS. Mod R will be gone for a few days, so it will be me moderating. ::rolls up sleeves:: I think I still remember how.
Black, you have to try Black, it’s a fantastic Kdrama.
It’s really intelligent, funny and keeps you guessing right until the end.
We were addicted and it’s what got us into watching kdramas.
Lots of sympathy for the house and demand they redo it one wall at a time.
+1 Black is good
???? I got it one wall at a time, and it didn’t cost me a dime..????
Wait woa, was I first?
I LOVE Alchemy if Souls!
Also, Our Beloved Summer (no fantasy, but interesting characters, love to hate to love..)
Hotel De Luna
Hotel De Luna was too sad for me, but I appreciated what I’ve watched of it. 🙂
So interestingly enough, Alchemy of Souls and Hotel De Luna are both written by the sister writing duo know as “the Hong Sisters” by fans. Hotel De Luna WAS probably their saddest drama, although I adore it.
Some gems by them include Masters Sun, A Korean Oddessy, Best Love, and a personal favorite, My Girl… which happens to be one of Lee Jun Ki’s breakout roles. I’ve watched almost all their dramas, and only didn’t like one (BIG).
I’m massively looking forward to Alchemy of Souls. Waiting on my sis to watch it together
Ohhh and “My girlfriend is a Gumiho” – can’t believe I forgot that one! It might be my favorite.
Thank you!! I’m looking into these others!
Those look like fun! I haven’t seen as many Kdramas as I feel like I should. Generally been excited to watch Yuri on Ice, and looking forward to Our Flag Means Death.
Hope the house stuff gets fixed in a way that works more kindly for your scheduling.
Our Flag Means Death was fun.
I haven’t watched any kdrama recently, but I have watched a really good korean horror movie. Available on amazon prime: Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum.
Mary Cruickshank-Peed says
My kids love K-drama and anime. I can’t do close captioned tv. If I’m “watching TV” I’m listening to it and knitting or crocheting or doing something on the computer. The boys get enthusiastic about whatever K-drama they’re currently into and some of them.sound really good… Danged ADD brain.
Leslie Sexton says
Loving all these great suggestions. I love K drama. Used to watch the Korean historical soap operas when I was stationed there in the 90s. Some had English subs and the costumes were to die for.
We love Reacher and Bosch. Watching Dark Wind on AMC (also on AMC+ if you must binge). If you are a Tony Hillerman fan, it’s a must watch.
Wow I want to see number 3!!!!
Thank you ????
We’ve been hooked on series adapted from books. Joe Picket, Bosch, and Reacher. Basic, but entertaining. Looking forward to the Princess too!
I didn’t comment before, but also wanted to offer my sympathies on the remodel. They can be the worst! We remodeled a home before moving in and I swear, I ended up hating that house because of all the issues! The good news for you is that you will be selling yours!
Hang in there. Sending you hugs and good energy!
I didn’t know they did the Joe Picket books. I thought they were doing the Cassie ones from The Highway books. What did they call the Joe Picket ones and what streaming service are they on please?
It’s called Joe Pickett and in the US it’s available on Paramount+. They release one per week on Sundays maybe or maybe it’s a different day. I think there are 8 of 10 available now. I’ve watched the first 3 and they are good. I have not read the books so I can’t compare them.
Ooh kdramas. Will try these suggestions. Some of my favorites:
– Uncanny Counter
– Sell Your Haunted House
– Move to Heaven (tearjerker but in a good way)
– Racket Boys (endless wholesomeness 🙂 )
– Our Beloved Summer
– Hometown Cha Cha Cha
– Navillera (also a tearjerker but heartwarming)
And for not Kdrama loving these recently:
– Kotaro lives alone (starts slow but then you are obsessed and sobbing I promise you)
– Invincible (I’m late to this train but I’m so aboard)
– Umbrella Academy
– March Comes in Like a Lion (slow at first, but amazing in a quiet way)
– Psych (which I’ve been binge watching cuz everyone needs a binge of Psych craziness once in a while)
– Old Enough (these little kids are adorbs and the episodes are short enough to just watch a little at a time!)
I liked Kotaro Lives Alone too! Haven’t seen the others (yet).
Navillera had me bawling the whole way through.
Psych is one of my go-to shows when I’m feeling down and don’t want to be accidentally triggered! 🙂
Psych. I live for the Gus moments. The vampire episode with Lassie, and the flashback episode (where they wake up at the office with no memory and have to figure out the previous day) are the beeeeeest.
My trifecta of comfort shows: Eureka, The Librarians, Psych.
Old Enough was so cute! Some of those kids kept working hard in situations that I, a grown adult, would have thrown in the towel.
Thanks so much for sharing your 3, and #3 looks absolutely ah-mazing! That’s my kind of princess. I haven’t been watching much lately, I did watch Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but other than that I’ve either had Air Disasters or baseball on as my background, I’ve mainly been reading. Currently working my way through the last few books of the Miss Fortune series in between writing stuff for work and trying to figure out insurance for a quilt.
I love the Miss Fortune series. Unfortunately figuring out insurance for quilts is a pain. I am an avid quilter and have to adjust insurance quite often. There are sites you can go to that will help you out.
Ooh! Any suggestions? My google searches have come up with mostly articles that refer to a dead site.
oo! Watching the comments for new tv recommendations. We’re in a lull and looking for something good to get hooked on.
If you’d like a movie rec, we just saw Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and it was cute and glorious.
Well now we know why Arabella’s so gone on Chinese dramas 🙂
Technically, the top two are Korean. But I did watch a C-drama recently. It was a xianxia drama with one of my favorite actresses, but unfortunately she was dying or imprisoned for most of it. I think she died three times in this drama and I was like can we get to the butt-kicking part at some point? I mean if it wasn’t for Dilraba, I would’ve skipped this one.
Anyway, here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjR8rG5ekL0&ab_channel=dilrabadilmurat
Oh I did watch this one recently. People were going gaga over it on mydramalist, but I was really annoyed. I found the pacing to be weird and honestly I just couldn’t sink into the story. It was pretty bleh…
Loved Dilraba in the The Long Ballad though!
I’m watching Stranger Things S4 on Netflix, to be ready for the second part releasing this Friday. The season started with a bang – no slow build this time!
I’ve been told I absolutely must watch Obi-Wan on Disney+, so that’s on the list.
And finally … The Boys on Amazon Prime. Cynical, evil – but so well done.
Halo on Paramount+ was good.
And I’m liking the new Star Trek (Strange New Worlds) on Paramount+, too. I heard Picard was good, too; I just got P+ when Halo came out, so I’m slowly streaming through shows I didn’t have access to before.
I did like Squid Game on Netflix and I heard they’re going to do a second season, so I might have to keep Netflix after all. Or maybe I’ll just suspend it after Stranger Things 4. (There is supposed to be a ST5 at some point, too).
I love Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. I really enjoy Nurse Chapel, Ohura, and the woman who plays the pilot. New interpretation of classic characters.
I also saw the first season of Picard. You really have to pay attention watching it because I found I got lost easily in it but I love some the STNG character as well as a Voyager character.
Since you like Star Trek, I highly recommend Star Trek Discovery also on Paramount+. One of my favorite of all Star Trek series. Am also enjoying Strange New Worlds but having trouble getting into season 2 of Picard.
Gressa Sankhe says
+1 for all
I also absolutely loved the Witcher. Henry cavill looks so so good in it.
In C drama I really like Untamed
CJ Krause says
+1 for Witcher
I actually have no idea about K-dranas. But if you like these, I might have a music video for you: I present *** drum roll ***
Babymetal – „Gimme chocolate“
The usual reaction to this starts with „WTF is this???“ and then evolves to „I am still confused but I like it!“. 😉
This song is used in so many things! ???? It seems like the only song by them (I know it isn’t, it just seems that way)
I just started Alchemy of Souls. The Hong Sisters write scary dramas so I’m watching with one eye closed. Staying for Jung So Min because I love her.
Be Melodramatic is a good one. Hospital Playlist is also a great comfort watch.
Yaaaaas! I devoured Hospital Playlist in a little over a week. So wholesome and lovely, brimming with positivity and kindness.
Now looking to see how I can watch them is Australia…
A lot are available on Netflix and also Viki via the app 🙂
IQIYI and WeTV are also good apps to watch kdramas… HiTV is also a good one I use
I started Oh, My General but it was too addicting while I am still taking courses this summer. 60 episodes! The viki ads do cut in at the worst possible time.
Really enjoying Becoming Elizabeth on Starz. It’s surprisingly historically accurate and it’s a time in her life that was dangerous, traumatic, and rarely dramatized. Very good production so far and the acting is excellent.
Also watching For All Mankind on Apple. I love the alternate history of the space race and it also has excellent performances. The premise for the alt-history is what if the Soviets made it to the moon first? Changes quite a few things and it’s hopeful in a way our current American politics are not right now.
– Lightyear – funny enough for the kids, thoughtful enough for the adults.
– Top Gun: Maverick – (aka Top Gun #2), the flying sequences are Amazing, Maverick and Iceman dealing with being “old lions” is quietly beautiful and moving.
– Jurassic World #3: Dominion – characters with heart and flaws, Jeff Goldblum as a really chill philosopher, and a redemption story line I did not see coming.
Leslie Sexton says
I loved Jurassic Park. I was surprised by that too. No spoilers. They tidied everything up everything nicely.
1. Oh My Venus – Kdrama, romantic comedy with the very steamy So Jisub. Hulu
2. Absolute Boyfriend – Kdrama, romantic comedy, she falls in love with a lifelike doll/android/himbo. Hulu
3. Business Proposal – Kdrama, romantic comedy. She pretends to be her BFF to avoid a blind date but he is hawt and persistent (not creepy). Netflix
4. Nevertheless – Kdrama, steamy romance, they are in college and hawt. Prettiest man takes off his shirt and leans attractively alot. Oh so much leaning and more kissing than you’d expect. Netflix
Sabrina C. says
I’ve read Absolute Boyfriend, it’s a manga & anime also.
OMG I missed the other post. I hope it can be fixed with as little drama as possible. I have also had some terrible home reno results that I won’t go into – but it’s heartbreaking when it happens, especially if there’s no room in the budget left. I hope it can be made right.
I have HIGH hopes for Princess on Hulu – it looks fun!
I finally got around to Strange New Worlds. If you are a Trek fan – Anson Mount nails Capt Pike (IMO) and the series as a whole was a lot of fun.
I’m looking forward to finally watching the new Doctor Strange and trying to decide if I want to brave people & Theaters to see the new Thor.
I wish I could get into the K dramas – maybe some day 🙂
Omar Mtz says
Maybe you answered this before and I just didn’t see, but did you watch Ancient Love Poetry?? I like it.
Me, trying to comment on the previous post not realizing it was comment-locked, and raging thinking it was my bad internet. XD
Fingers crossed the situation is resolved with minimal hassle to you and yours. <3
All the best~~
Watched: Everything Everywhere All at Once. I’ve been recommending this to everyone in sight. My fave movie of the year so far and one of my faves of all time.
Watching (or about to watch): The Umbrella Academy season 3
Will watch: Thor Love and Thunder, coming out next week (although I will prolly wait a couple weeks to see it)
Omg Everything Everywhere all At Once is Amazing!!!!
I need to rewatch it to process.
I’ve just rewatched Derry Girls season 1 and 2. It’s hilarious waiting on season 3 to get to Australia
Angela Anderson says
Derry Girls is so awesome! I didn’t know season 3 was coming. Yay!
Sandman is coming to Netflix in August. Fingers crossed but they didn’t do a bad job with the Witcher.
Question: there was a movie you referenced as a kind of muse for Julie’s people. It was about a Slavic(?) queen’s rise to power. Lots of cool looking horsemanship. It was released sometime in the last 2 years. Do you remember what it was called? This post reminded me of it. Thanks in advance.
Nevermind, found it. Tomiris.
Neil was heavily involved in making it, so fingers crossed!
Harriet Chow says
I have to brush up on whatever Korean I know so I can be prepared for my trip, so this is awesome, thanks for the recommendations.
Also, I’m sorry, the bad juju I sent your painters has already been released, I’m afraid my skills are rudimentary at best, so I don’t want to attempt to do any reversals. ????
I know I just want you to be happy. Of course life happens, but you are responsible for a lot of joy for me. I’d like it reciprocated by the universe, instead of aggravation!
Apparently I like a certain type of show and that type is murder mystery. Currently watching Dark Winds (AMC) and S8 of Endeavour (PBS). The latter feels like murder mystery meets tragedy because the Shaun Evans Morse character is really leaning into the whole “alcoholic grumpy bachelor” thing to align with the John Thaw Morse.
Anyways, I’m looking forward to S2 of Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) for more light hearted murder mystery, lol.
I love a good murder mystery! Two of my all time favorites are Knives Out and Gosford Park.
Karen O. says
I just started watching Dark Winds. I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Actors are very good as well, and the Navajo Reservation scenes and culture is riveting.
Leslie Sexton says
Love Dark Winds. I really like that Robert Redford is working this. Quite a few years ago he did two mini series on PBS with Lt Leaphorn and Jim Chee. They were amazing and stuck to the books. GRR Martin is also involved but he still has to redeem himself for the last ending and no last book for GoT. ????
CJ Krause says
???? Endeavor, and thanks for the Dark Winds reminder. I loved the Leaphorn/Chee books.
My best “escapes” have come from the original Japanese Iron Chef (with the goofy American dubbing). Battle Tofu was epic. Also, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the Trek I’ve needed for about 10 years. And any shows about racing and expensive cars. I literally watched Fifth Gear on Pluto the other day.
We tend to watch family tv after dinner. Currently we are watching reruns of Malcolm in the Middle and Young Justice. Its new for the kids though so fun watching them enjoy it.
We just saw Jurassic World at the movies because my youngest is obsessed with Dna and dinosaurs. We enjoyed it too though. My 15 yr old is crushing on Dr Malcolm.
In July hubby and I want to see Thor Love and Thunder but the kids (15 and 8) want to see Minions. The budget is one movie theater movie per month. I may drop them off for a Matinee then hubby and I date night for Thor. But I havent fully decided if I want to leave them alone in public though. Even though at 15 I went to the movies and the mall by myself all the time.
Logan Matthew Teague says
Ever watch any of the abridged shows on YouTube? Because DC Universe Abridged made a Young Justice Abridged series as part of their overall story, and it’s hilarious.
Dr. Malcolm for the win!!
Am also really hyped for Minions this Friday!! (And the new Thor movie, but — Minions!!!)
Ohh a Lee Joon-gi drama! He was amazing in Flower of Evil too.
Recently watched K-dramas as recommendations: Yumi Cells, The Devil Judge, The Veil, Hospital Playlist 2
Recently watch C-dramas as recommendations: One and Only (Part 1)/ Forever and Ever (Part 2), Reset (Groundhog day with crime/mystery), Under the Skin, Day breaker, Ordinary Greatness
Currently watching: A Dream of Splendor (C-drama), Yumi Cells 2
Reset was so good!! I’m so glad to see someone else recommend it because I felt like it didn’t get a lot of promotion. I’ve been thinking of rewatching it even though most of the excitement was from seeing the mystery unravel. It was such a great show, I think it might be still worth watching again.
So glad to see someone else who likes it! The mystery around it was great. I watched it because I recognised the ML from You are My Hero (which was funny without being too trope-y) and enjoyed it more than expected.
Be Reborn and Under the Skin are also similar crime mystery ones (just not Groundhog Day-like). I’d definitely recommend those if you like the mystery!
+1 for Reset
I watched the first episode of Alchemy of Souls and I loooooved it! Of course, now I’ve decided to wait for the whole thing to air so I can binge it later.
Don’t know how far down the Kdrama road you are but another great fantasy drama with great humour is Goblin/ Guardian: The Lonely and Great God! The bromance between the goblin and the grim reaper is just hilarious!
I’m currently stuck down the sports anime hole. I need more Ao Ashi and Love All Play!
This year I really enjoyed Business Proposal. A hadn’t watch kdrama colleague is now blaming me for her Asian binge watching Viki addiction. Whoops.
Currently watching Doom at Your Service. No idea where it’s going but loving the journey.
So many more to watch. Next up is possibly Rattan (cdrama). But am looking forward to the comments on this thread for more ideas.
Logan Matthew Teague says
Wanted to post on the last one but they were already locked. You guys ever watch American Dad? Because your situation reminded me a little of the episode that’s a James Bond spoof. Roger (the supervillain) keeps finding serious errors in his lair, eventually calls his contractor. “Mike, this is unacceptable! Get over here and fix this, and don’t send your stoner son! …I know because I’m not an idiot, Michael! Fix my damn lair, ya thieving bastard!”
I didn’t even think of how bloodthirsty the BDH would be about the last post, but I shouldn’t be surprised. Praying for patience, peace, and quick fixing for all. My abuelita always told me to pray for the people who hurt you because they need it most.
I liked Pop-up Mystic Bar better than Hotel Del Luna. It wasn’t as sad and still had a supernatural storyline that was similar. A Korean Odyssey is probably my favorite though. Master’s Sun is an oldie, but what got me originally hooked. Now, I love all the contemporary romance ones too.
C-dramas- Love O2O, The Kings Avatar, Falling into your Smile
Totally agree with liking Mystical Pop-up Bar over Hotel La Luna, I thought the chemistry between the main characters was way better in MPB 🙂
YangYang! Also recommend “You are my Glory” . YangYang and Dilireba are great together.
Your ending comment “I think I remember how,” sounds like Curran. ????
+1 for Business Proposal – adorable romances for both main and 2nd leads but the friendships are great as well.
Sh**ting Stars (yes thats the title, yes it can be both shooting and… other things) Interesting look at PR people behind korean stars. Funny and cute but touches on some of the negatives of fame.
+1 Everything Everywhere All at Once – honestly one of the best movies ive ever seen.
Dark Winds, and World War Z on Amazon. Ipcress Files on AMC+ (not sure about it, loved it at first but…), Slow Horses on apple tv+(very good) and for some strange reason True Blood on HBO max. Oh and I really enjoyed Signora Volpe on, I think it was Acorn
Robin Šebelová says
Drama? Hm, I can recommend one older manga called Hanazakari no Kimitachi E, shortly Hana-Kimi (released in english under Hanakimi by Viz). Taiwanese made a cute mini-series from this. It’s about a girl who pretends to be a boy at all boys junior-high school
And if you are into family, bittersweet story with good end, I can recommend old japanese series from 1978/79 Ougon no Inu (it ran in Czechoslovakia under name Goro, bílý pes). It tells story about girl Reiko and her dog Goro (Kishu-inu). Her father takes Goro to hunt on Hokkaido, dies there and goro goes on long-way back to Tokyo, while Reiko looks for him (and there is also a side plot).
Another great east series I can recommend is old Chinese series (1986-99) Xī You Ji (The Monkey King) – it is a great retelling of Journey to the West. The Son Goku you see there is probably the best to be seen.
Oooo. I don’t have Netflix, but I do want to watch the Princess on Hulu! Thank you.
Ooohhh, The Princess looks good… adding to my list.
Halo, Reacher, Star Trek, and Stranger Things S4.
On a side note, thank you for recommending Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik in a previous post. I read it yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. I’ll definitely read the rest of the series.
I really liked him in college in Again My Life, but I thought the show got really boring once he grew up. I’m really liking Alchemy of Souls right now. But the best is A Dream of Splendor on WeTv.
Thank you for suggesting the k-drama ‘Again my Life’. I have seen Lee Joon-gi’s older show ‘Lawless Lawyer’ and I really enjoyed watching it. The trailer of ‘Again my Life’ has me intrigued.
If you’re looking for an intense action packed k-drama with a badass female lead, I’d suggest watching ‘My Name’. That’s one show that I can rewatch anytime. In general, I really enjoy watching k-dramas and Chinese dramas related to sports and professional e-sports.
Overall, this is a mixture of shows I absolutely love and would recommend:
– My Name
– The King’s Avatar (professional esports)
– Love O2O (professional esports; the TV show, not the movie adaptation)
– The Prince of Tennis (Lawn Tennis)
– Fight for My Way (Taekwondo)
– Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (Female Weight-lifting)
– Itaewon Class
– Hospital Playlist (medical drama)
– Law School (legal drama)
– Cheese in the Trap (2016 version)
– Something in the Rain
– Who Rules the World
– Search WWW
Stacy Bula says
I have enjoyed umbrella academy and ms. Marvel. I highly recommend Arcane on Netflix-amazing animation, good storylines, compelling characters, music is amazing. Watching it for the first time was like the first time I read the Kate Daniel’s series or listened to the Hamilton soundtrack!
Gina G says
+1 for Arcane????
Definitely +1 for Arcane!
Ms. Marvel is a well produced show but you have to really like teenage angst (or have kids or grandkids). If the Spiderman movies were just about his high school years, I wouldn’t have the patience for that either. Umbrella Academy has a lot more of a “grown up” feel. Good shows all around but I’m definitely not Ms. Marvel’s focused demographic.
Ooh, yay for new recommendations! Lately just been finding new music instead of tv shows. Don’t know if you’re familiar with the HU (song example-Wolf Totem). They do traditional Mongolian throat singing mixed with metal.
Hu is awesome! The Mongolian throat singing is magical! It gives me goosebumps.
It really is fantastic!
Tatiana Santillan Rivero says
GOBLIN GOBLIN. u aint seing drama until you see GOBLIN and thats a fact of life.
Also Coffee Prince ’cause i love him.
Super strong girl
Y bueno GOBLIN …y el soundtrack es excelente HACE LLORAR
We love you that is why offers of hit men, black magic rituals etc are being offered. You deserve to be treated better than this.
I’m also enjoying Alchemy of Souls. Her glare! I keep on waiting for a growl sound effect and resulting whimper but am glad they’re not going so obvious and he’s sneaky in his own way, too.
Ooh Alchemy of Soul is on my watch list! So glad to hear it’s good!
Business Proposal. Light and easy K drama romantic comedy which pokes fun at some of the K drama tropes.
I am watching:
Who Rules the World. C drama martial arts fantasy with a heavy dose of political manoeuvring. Several strong powerful female characters, the hero and heroine have great chemistry and the romance is a lovely slow burn, which I much prefer to insta love narratives.
I want to watch:
Extraordinary Attorney Woo. (https://youtu.be/MxeXECe2t-c)
Stars Park Eun Bin as a neurodivergent lawyer. I really liked her in the King’s Affection and am looking forward to seeing what she does with this role.
Not K- or C-Drama. I have been watching a lot of police /detective shows through Hoopla or Amazon Prime or my local PBS.
My Life is Murder. Season 1 and 2 Lucy Lawless (Xena). Retired detective and working on artisanal breads helps solves murders for her former boss.
Murder in…. French police show set in various beautiful places/regions in France.
The Art of Crime. French police show. Main detective gets transferred to art crimes. He needs to get trained in art history but for some reason can’t retain any info. Has a mental block. His boss pairs him up with a female art expert who speaks with the artists( I.e Monet, Leonardo, etc) via vivid hallucinations.
Ooh. I need to check these out! I submerged so far into k-dramas (and the like) that my Netflix recommendations are no longer in English.
Cymru Llewes says
Leverage, The Librarians, and Warehouse 13.
BTW, it seems like magical storage facility/museum/research facility is a VERY sparsely populated genre…
(Why, yes, I was a child who read the encyclopedias and dictionary for fun AND an adult who happily rabbit-holes TV-tropes.org and Wikipedia. )
You might enjoy the tv show White Collar if you like heists and haven’t seen it.
Oooo, I loved Leverage! The reboot has its moments, but I’m not 100 percent convinced yet…
YES!!!! Love these three!
Leslie Sexton says
Oh we loved all of those. Great shows.
I have been on an anime binge. My three:
1. Spy X Family – hilarious, suspenseful, adorable; found family. Waiting for the next instalment, unless I get the manga series first!
2. Cowboy Bebop – rollercoaster, what an ending! Great OST. May watch the live action version soon. Because John Cho.
3. Way of the House Husband
and for sheer relaxation and aww factor:
Pui Pui Molcar
Leslie Sexton says
Love Cowboy Bebop. I liked the live action. They actually cleared up a few things I must have missed in the anime. I hope they do the second season.
Well that explains why I could not leave a comment after reading that particular post earlier.
Ah man. I thought this post was about the Sweep story and meant the fishes were winning on the date.
Have you seen The Nevers? Here’s the trailer: https://youtu.be/gs-ODufnJ8Y
There’s only season one so far though, so the story isn’t yet finished.
Ooohh, it was so good!
Also WandaVision, although it’s not a happy ending.
Woohoo, so many recommendations to check out! ???? I’ve only just got into KDrama and so far what I’ve seen seems to be the popular stuff that people know already and seems to work well enough as an introduction to the genre (Healer, Move to Heaven, Business Proposal) but here’s a couple I liked that I haven’t seen named yet:
– Taxi Driver, which to me was like “oooo, what if they did The A-Team with a 90s vibe but filmed today”, but unlike in the A-team people do actually die so the violence is more graphic
– The Sound of Magic, which is 6 episodes so very binge-able, and a bit quirky but fun and not too high impact
– And, not KDrama but a movie I’m looking forward to later this year because the trailer looks totally bonkers but in a good way: Three Thousand Years of Longing. With Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton
If you are looking for more Lee Joon-gi dramas…. Lawless Lawyer (Political and Corruption)is great and so is Flower of Evil (Pyschopath & Relationships)but my all time favorite with him in it is Aarang and the Magistrate (Ghost & Historical).
If you haven’t seen it I would also recommend Two weeks. He was the lead actor and it was a great drama!
Thank you for the recommendations, will have to check those out.
On netflix one I’d recommend is silent sea- not really a happy ending, but definitely good for thought.
Given that the Coffee Prince was also on netflix, I ended up watching it again properly as I watched it before on viki, but for any episodes that didn’t work, had to find sites for streaming which didn’t have the best quality videos.
Soo good and so many really late nights as I binged it again 🙂
It was great.. I enjoyed it..
Lee Joon-gi was great and the fight scenes always add a little something extra!!
He was great in Lawless Lawyer as well!!
If you haven’t seen My Mister go for it…
It blew me away..
Mother as well
Two of the best Kdaramas I have seen ..
And I am a Kdrama addict..
I still need to watch 17 episodes of Westworld before I even start looking for something else.
Westworld is the only reason I subscribed to HBO Max.
Well, that plus a 50% discount for as long as I keep my subscription.
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Patricia Schlorke says
I have HBO through my cable subscription so I have HBO Max as part of that. Season 4 of Westworld started Sunday, and oh boy is it going to get good. To me seasons 1 and 2 just explain everything about the park and all the different characters. Season 3, however, was interesting in a “what happens if…” situations. I really do not know how I got hooked into watching Westworld. I think it was boredom that got me to watch. 🙂
I am also looking forward to House of the Dragon in August on HBO. I saw the trailer over the weekend, and it looks good. Now, the real test will be how the episodes are when it starts in August.
Patricia Schlorke says
Also, something I found out by watching the credits of Westworld, if you are a Michael Crichton fan, he is the person who wrote the original book/movie called Westworld. I think it starred Yul Brenner. Never watched it. So, the TV series is based off of his original story.
Donna A says
I have no proper recommendations right now, I have brain fog from the dreaded COVID. It finally got me, three vaccinations, still masking in public spaces but it’s got me at last, nearly three years in. I don’t like it.
So brain off, rewatching Stranger Things and cursing the world.
(Ok, starting to feel a tad better today but still hate it)
Donna A says
Though actually Dark is good it’s not a kdrama it’s German. Time travel paradox twisty stuff. Pretty damn good.
Marianne H says
Donna, so sorry you got Covid and are feeling rotten! I hope that you feel much, much better soon! Sending positive thoughts and energy your way.
Donna A says
Thank you ????????
Leah C says
Vaccinated, boosted, and careful.
Hope this is the peak of how crappy I’ll feel. Meanwhile sitting in bed cruising blog comments.
::side-eyes the other KD fans:: guys, curse first, brag later. Ahem, on a lighter note, I am on Paw patrol, rusty rivets an puffin rock… because, kids. Lolz
Hey, don’t knock Puffin Rock, what’s not to love about that 😉
(Yes, also kid – but it was one I was fine watching along because there was no saccharine overload)
Abha Dhupkar says
I have alchemy of souls on my to watch list as well!! Along with Shooting Stars and rewatching Vincenzo…
So Vincenzo totally threw me – it starts as a pretty slick action flick, and suddenly there’s goofball comedy happening, and that switch kinda gave me whiplash so I quit before even finishing the first episode. What does it end up as? More action flick or more goofiness? Just considering if I should try again 🙂
Vincenzo is a (very) dark comedy. I say that you should try to watch through the end of episode 4 before judging it. There’s a great twist at that point that sets up the rest of the drama. Also, the final 12min of episode 16 has one of the greatest action sequences of a kdrama ever (imo).
But yes, there are screwball moments, but the ensemble cast gets really into it, and it helps break up the intensity of the drama. Vincenzo is my #1 all-time kdrama and I’ve watched hundreds lol
Thanks, I might give it another go then 🙂
Bill G says
Eh, I learned years back that my E-Voodoo skills were not what I wished them to be. Non-existent, in fact, so I stopped trying. (The clean-up was always a bummer, anyways.) And my list of hit-men turned out to be all cops/feds, so no joy there, either.
So, best of luck with getting everything corrected.
Susan J says
I would like to get into K dramas, but I hate having to read subtitles. Are there any great K dramas that are dubbed? I know, I know, it’s not the same, but it’s the format I like.
Some of the Netflix stuff is available with English dubbing
If anyone has Hulu I recommend going a little old school and streaming the LXD (The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers). It was created by Jon M Chu (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). It was the first ever made for streaming TV series. The vision was what if dancers had super powers. Season 1 was the introduction to the good guy dancers. Season 2 is the introduction to the the bad guys dancers and Season 3 is when they go to War!
I do have to shout out to my older brother who produced the show. Scott Ehrlich.
Enjoy it. The dancing is spectacular, the storyline and plot intriguing and fun. It received a number of awards.
Claire M says
I recently watched, and loved, Top Gun for the first time! Don’t hate, it came out 2 years before I was born and I just never got to it….but I wanted to see Maverick so I finally made the effort ???? both films very well worth it!!!
Currently catching up on season 5 of 911, which I adore. Though I will go to my death believing Buck and Eddie belong together.
Next on the watch list is season 3 of 911 Lone Star when it hits the UK in the next couple weeks!
(Apologies for the first not being a TV show, but most of my watching is rewatching of old faves ???? so I went with the most recent new to me watch!)
R Coots says
For some reason I wonder if that Princess would be named Fiona in some animated universe ????
Again my life is in my watchlist, but I haven’t started it yet- I really liked that actor after I watched Lawless Lawyer.
Have you watched Vincenzo on Netflix? That was really good (totally did not expect the pigeons!) also, Taxi Driver was awesome, it reminded me of stuff like the A-team and Leverage, just be warned it’s not for the faint of heart, since the main characters has been brought together by personal violent tragedies and nothing does sociopathic bad guys like Kdramas.
Taxi Driver has been renewed for a second season, so now I’m waiting for that 2023 release date 😀
I’m glad the house is at least livable. Still sorry you had to deal with this.
Nobody talks about “The Imposters” . I really liked it. Serial marriage/identity fraud with victims fighting back, some really funny bits.
I really liked I Am Dragon on Amazon. It’s a Russian fantasy film from 2015. Definitely watch it with subtitles (not that you’d need them), the dubbed version is awful. The happy ending had to be duct taped on. But I adore a happy ending!
I have started watching a really cool polish drama on Netflix (UK) called Crakow Monsters. It’s a group of young people with various powers trying to deal with an influx of mythological monsters in Krakow.
I’m on episode 2 & it’s good so far.
Thanks for recommendations.
Sorry about your house. We went on vacation that turned into a super spreader event. 9 out of 12 people ended up with COVID. I was super excited to spend some extra time with my Sister doing some fun things. I ended up doing so much laundry, dishes and cooking. The good part is that no one got it too bad. I also ordered groceries online for the first time. I am so glad to be home ????
Judy Schultheis says
I do wish you hadn’t had to come home to a ghastly mess. But you do have a GREAT set of kids.
You know Ilona is serious when the sleeves get rolled up! ????????
Linus from Linus Tech Tips on youtube has a ‘paint rant’ that I think you might find cathartic to watch!
And is the less sleeping with the fishes a reference to the oomboles from the innkeepers? ????????
if you like Lee Joon-gi watch Lawless Lawyer
1. Tomorrow (Netflix, Korean Drama about Grim Reapers)-Completed and loved it! Laughed and cried.
2. Why Her -On going and loving it so far #Revenge
3. Eve –On going and so excited for this. #Revenge
I’m into C-dramas right now. But one memorable Kdrama I have watched is While You Were Sleeping. Watched it two years ago. Still love it til now.
I got hooked on Cdramas because of videoclips of You Are My Glory and Eternal Love of Dream.
I agree the large and small screw-ups in paint and drywall are fixable, though the additional mess and inconvenience are…inconvenient, I guess. (Good thing MY job is not writing) But I’m impressed you-all got the powder from the drywall mud cleaned up. That stuff is pernicious.
As a huge fan of War for the Oaks, I have to recommend Carnival Row. Yes, I know it’s old and everyone who wants to see it probably already has. But it has fairies. So here we are.
For all of your life in historic Britain needs, anything with the historian Ruth Goodman in it. It’s the BBC so there’s a fair amount of cheese. Eh, what can I say. I was raised on Dr. Who special effects.
My Wife is a Gangster 3. Do parts 1 and 2 exist? Do I have any context at all for Hong Kong/Korean cinema? Who knows, don’t care, it was a lot of fun.
I am watching Alchemy of Souls too. I have Again My Life on my watchlist to watch when I have time to binge watch. I want to watch The Legendary Life of Queen Lau but not sure if Vicki or Netflix will pick it up. The snip-it I’ve seen on YouTube looks funny.
Have you watch Mr. Queen or Business Proposal?
+1 for Mr. Queen, laughed my tushy off
Sharon Leahy says
So glad to get a chance to tell you I recognized the Arbiter’s little anonymous cameo appearance in book 1 … way before he was formally introduced to the series in book 2 …. that was SUCH an amazing ah-ha moment …. I’ve easily listened to the entire Innkeeper series a dozen times (and the same with the Hidden Legacy series … my two top all time favs) … but I keep recognizing the hidden gems of your weaving in tiny tidbits between the books … little bitty hints here and there that make no sense at the time, and then half a dozen listenings later to an entirely different book in the series, it clicks and connects … yesterday’s recognition of the Arbiter in book 1 led to a full morning’s musing on how incredible the two of you are in your mad writing skills… I would never play cards or chess with either of you, you are able to think so complexly and so many steps ahead! Way to go, you two, you forever have my gratitude and respect!
omg, the bdh does have a good sense of humor (we hope it was humor, hehe). The intro had me laughing anyway. I watch about zero, but I’m going to write down all the offerings, just like I did with the books.
Wish I had your patience. I love cross-stitch but it is so hard to do for me. I have arthritis and my fingers aren’t working the way they did when I was younger..
Falling into Your Smile (Chinese modern)
A business proposal (Korean modern)
Devil judge (Korean dystopian near future)
Hellbound – Its soo good.. like genre breaking
Forecasting love and weather – its a very sweet workplace romance
Killjoy (Canadian)- it was on netflix, not sure which streaming service licensed it next. Its really really good. By the makers of umbrella academy. Dutch reminds me of Kate ????
Carina Paredes says
I’m currently watching a pirate anime with my husband on netflix, rewatching the show The Librarians on Hulu and starting the new season of Orville on Hulu also. I don’t typically watch a lot of TV. I mainly end up watching garden youtubers in hopes of fixing my sad sad one.
“Competence porn”! My favorite new term!
I know just what that is. If you want more of it, check out Free Range Sailing on YouTube. A couple circumnavigating Australia in their 30’ sailboat – which is not large for such an undertaking. Pascale appears to be the prime mover on the videos, and she has her own impressive skill set. Troy is something else again. Dude knows how to do *so much stuff*. Both uber competent, the vibe is mellow, the sailing fab, and the scenery spectacular.
Also, super bummer about the painting job fails. Seriously, epic fail. Who *does* that and just calls it a day as though it’s good to go? BUT, you’re sounding pretty balanced about it. You shall yet prevail.
Beautiful cross stitch. I love people doing their fiber things.
I dearly love the BDH and the rapid response of mafia consequences to those who generate rage screams in the House Andrews. Silly mortals we subscribe to thee Prime House Andrews. With this heat, I am more than a little jealous of your gorgeous pool. Enjoy. Health and Amusement to you all.
I did an HAED Santa in his sleigh. I stitched 3-4 hours after work and the. 10-13 hours a day on my off days. It took me a year to stitch. It’s 4 foot wide and 3 foot high. I love it, it was a Christmas gift to my parents.
The Witchy Stitcher makes great patterns for all of your Halloween, spooky desires as well as a few stitch-a-longs. She has her .com addy as well as Etsy.
I love love love Netflix‘ „The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina“ – they did so good with the relaunch. The horror elements, the characters, the over the top story…. Love it.
Then the „classics“: „Stranger Things“ and „The Witcher“. Both fabulous.
Sarah M says
My current favorite Asian Drama is a C-drama called “You are my Glory”. I’ve rewatched it a couple of times already. After that, I really really like the K-Drama “Descendants of the Sun” just because it’s got some comedy, a lighter plot, and a bit of action thrown in, and for political shenanigans in cool costumes with various characters with at least some complexity I like the C-drama “Story of Yanxi Palace” although I’m sure you’ve seen some of these already.
Not a Kdrama fan. Right now I’m loving The Orville on Hulu, Dark Winds on HBO, and repeats of Any Day Now.
I cannot wait for the Princess!!!!! My kind of girl!
Just started watching Again my Life! And Alchemy of Souls is so fun so far.
1. Going to rewatch – Crash Landing into You (Korean on Netflix)
2. Watching Alchemy of the Souls – sooo good (Korean on Netflix)
3. I am waiting for Stranger Things Vol 2 and… give the new Persuasion a try. I enjoyed all the angst and pining in the book, so not sure if the humour perspective will work! We shall see
Loving Stranger Things so far. The basketball-D&D montages was phenomenal
If you haven’t already seen these k-drama then try them, they are funny and quirky ????????
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Sell Your Haunted House
Wow what a strong bunch you all are.. right now i only have energy to watch those yellow minions ..
Ilona i send you sympathic energy on the house ..my mom is 100 and the upstairs toilet tank burst and flooded the house..i can’t pry her out of her house and the guys are coming to fix things..thus the sympathic energy.
may the light force find us…just paint gives you a second chance at color.. it will work out
I like fluffies! 🙂 The world stresses me out enough so I need media that does not add tension or anxiety.
I’ll split my 3 into Asian and Western shows
3 Western Shows (shorter descriptions since they’re pretty well-known):
– Taskmaster (full eps on YouTube!) – closest thing I’ve found to an English language variety show; UK comedy panel game show
– Brooklyn 99 (Hulu) – workplace sitcom
– New Girl (Netflix) – found family sitcom
3 Asian Shows:
– Running Man (esp early/middle years) got me through high school – Korean variety show where a regular panel of celebrities and rotating guests play action-based games at different landmark areas around South Korea (and the world)
(think reality tv in that people play “characters” of themselves but the goal is to be funny and make the audience laugh rather than get sucked into drama)
– Sound of Your Heart (Netflix) – sitcom, two 15-min stories per episode, based on a webtoon and incorporates some of the aesthetic into the show,
– A Business Proposal (Netflix) – romcom, entertaining meta-PPL and plot references, love the lead (triple threat) actress, cute secondary couple; I rarely make it through K-dramas, but I think binging the webtoon beforehand helped
Bonus mentions (not as accessible but worth mentioning):
– Hyori’s Homestay is a super wholesome, calming show where one of the most iconic Korean female celebrities and her also-talented husband open up their home on Jeju Island (think beaches and seafood) as a B&B normal people from the city – lots of conversations, food, views, and pets!
– Shooting Stars – teams of women generally grouped by occupation learn futsal from scratch and compete in an entertaining and uplifting tournament
– Sh**ting Stars – romcom about a PR manager and the top actor from her agency, I’m still working through it, but vibes are similar to A Business Proposal
forgot to mention, for people who like watching Asian shows – Kocowa. Viki, and Viu are great platforms for licensed streaming w/ subs
– Kocowa – think Korean Hulu, the biggest 3 channels co-founded a streaming platform together and updates within a day of local airing time; episodes are free to watch within 24 hours w/ ads, then they lock unless you are a subscriber. I think this platform is great if you follow anything that regularly airs (ex. variety shows that air weekly for years) and got a annual plan for 25 dollars during the Lunar New Year promotion
– Viki – licenses some shows from Kocowa, fan-subbed so generally updates a little more slowly, huge inventory of dramas if you’re a drama lover and has shows from multiple countries
– Viu – mostly available in SE Asian countries but tons of content in a variety of languages that updates quickly
*a lot of the captions are less in-depth than fan subs though, so there will be some jokes that get missed – especially ones that have to do with puns or idioms
Not Kdramas, but
1) The Umbrella Academy (Netflix; nothing like to comic, but awesome)
2) Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount; feels like TOS, if TOS was made today)
3) Love Death & Robots (Netflix; some episodes are a little spotty, but most are fun and/or thought provoking)
Oh thank you. I love these kinds of shows. Have you watched Vincenzo?
Off to fire up Netflix. I can alternate it with the German show I found that helps me refurbish my German. Almost wish I spoke Korean.
I’ve watched Vincenzo and it’s amazing !*chef’s kiss*
Marcia Sundquist says
I will have to get Hulu just to watch this the princess love the trailer . Don’t have viki but might check if it is offered in alaska.
I have watched it and it’s amazing: Vincenzo, on Netflix and Descendants of the sun on Viki
I am curretly watching this : Goblin on Viki and Tomorrow on Netflix
I will watch W on Viki
Lin Sims says
Dang, sorry to hear about the house.
The movies look interesting.
Thanks to all who have put up reccs! I bow to you.
I have a bit of a different Asian recommendation if anyone else gets in the mood for an “over the top” action flic that is fun to watch. I had a blast watching RRR on Netflix. Unashamedly OTT, Indian action movie set during the English colonization period. Beautifully done, broken all records in India and been a (suprise) hit in Europe and now US. And yes, there is a dance number in the movie itself (kinda reminded me of the competition dance number from 7 Brides for 7 Bros, for some reason) and then a really fun one after the movie ends. But the film itself is almost non-stop action, with two fun protagonists against the English villians. BElieve it or not over a 3 hr movie that went by pfffst!
Michelle Ritterhoff says
Agreed, Again My Life was fantastic, and Lee Joon Gi (이준기), was amazing as the mail lead.
I loved He is Psychometric and The Devil Judge (Park Jinyoung is one of my faves) I also enjoyed Itaewon Class. I haven’t started Strange New Worlds but I love Star Trek Discovery. I’ll need to check out the kdramas on Viki you mentioned.
Melisa M. says
Only Murders in the Building on Hulu. It’s silly and funny and mystery all rolled in one. Loving it! Just about to watch season 2!
I’m really liking Beware the Chicken by Casual Farmer. They have book 1 on Amazon. Other chapters are on Royal Road
Yup, Lee Joon Gi is excellent at fight scenes, always a joy to watch.
Again My Life is on my plan to watch list.
Ooooo Alchemy of Souls is great so far! Fun and has magic! Only the wait each week for new EPs is torturous 😀
Just re-watched The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion in anticipation of the 2nd part coming out. First one was great and just one word – charisma. Our female and male lead were oozing it. Like seriously, they were totally rocking the characters.
And from trailers 2nd part looks to be excellent as well.
And just started watching the currently airing Why Her?
Promising so far and the lead couple does have veeeery nice chemistry.
So I read through half the comments and was surprised to find no one had mentioned these Kdramas yet:
Have watched: Vincenzo (netflix) -perfect blend of serious and comedic elements, big pharma, heist and La Familia. Just really fun.
Would also recommend Itaewon Class. Chinese Drama: Kings Avatar is good if you like gamer culture.
Am watching: Harrow (hulu) – a forensic pathologist played by Ioan Gruffudd (whom I’ve love since Hornblower- based on an excellent naval book series btw)
Will watch: Just got my friends Apple TV ID to watch All for Mankind.
Excited to see a “self-saving” princess film 🙂
Oo I am also watching Alchrmy of souls currently and it is indeed amazing! . Some cool recommendations-
W two worlds
strong girl do bong soon
Sell your haunted house
+1 on all of these!
Inga Abel says
Dang!!! Now I want to watch The Princess and I don`t have hulu! Grrrrr!
So cool thanks for the suggestions
Elena Linville-Abdo says
I watch a lot less TV than I used to (I’m on a reading kick lately), but I have finished Move to Heaven recently on Netflix and that drama is a balsam for the soul. It’s thoughtful and heartfelt and makes you care about the characters so so much.
I don’t really watch tons of TV but we have been watching the latest Marvel instillation, Ms Marvel and it’s pretty great.
I have trouble paying enough attention to the TV to actually read sub titles but I maybe I should give it another try. All of your recs look pretty cool.
Well let’s have a theme. The Irishman, Assassin’s Bodyguard, and “Summoning Demons and Assassin’s to harvest the souls of bad paint contractors.”
Doctor John – A lovely weeper; Kill Me Heal Me – Ji Sung is so good! Also Devil Judge
Descendants of the Sun – So much fun and of course Vincenzo
I’m started watching Namgoong Min and enjoying The Veil – Its so different from his other stuff
Leah C says
Who else saw The Princess preview and screamed ‘Shrek’ in there head? Princess Fiona for the win
Robin McCormack says
I usually lurk but have fallen in love with Kdrama’s.
Romance is a Bonus Book which is set in a publishing house so much about how a book is made. A former copywriter get a job because she’s been out of the work field for too long, lies on her resume to get an entry level job. Budding romance between the editor and her.
Her Perfect Life: Curator of an art museum who tries to keep her fangirling of a pop star secret because it’s considered unprofessional by the director who is horrible and takes all the credit for curator’s innovations. Enter the new director, a former artist who develops Stendhal syndrome, and sparks fly.
Hospital Playlist: 5 doctors and their relationship with each other, patients, and family.
+1 Her Private Life which I am watching now and is freaking hilarious ????
Robin McCormack says
Yep, that’s what I meant. Her Private Life, not Perfect life. Slip of the keys. All can be found on Netflix. Enjoy!
I got into K-dramas because of Ilona. She recommended “Love in the Moonlight” and I fell hard for Park Bo Gum. I like to know more about artists I follow (which is why I follow this blog), so I looked up more on that actor and found his trip to Jeju Island with V and that got me into BTS. Sigh. “Her Private Life” pretty much is me now. I am learning Korean and spending all my money at the Weverse shop. I blame/ thank you very much, Ilona. It has opened a whole new world of debt and happiness.
“I Remember You” (2015) on Viki has Park Bo Gum and Seo In Guk and it is an incredibly well directed and well acted psychological thriller. I’ve seen the entire thing at least 3 times.
Kat Kimbriel says
OOOHH. Thank you for the recs!
I’m so very sorry about the subcontractors. Your “OMG how did we miss that” story is–the guys who did my place in Austin had never used stain before. So they painted the stain onto our ash kitchen cabinets. They had to soak the wood in paint thinner to get the ghastly brown “paint” to look right on the cabinets. We heard lots of laughter and singing when we dropped by briefly at one point.
I would still be screaming. Hope the pool is a comfort.
I will offer something different that might be fun. There’s a new version of FRUITS BASKET out. Word has it that people who love anime like it.
I dug out some comfort movies this week. PERSUASION with Amanda Root may be slow for you, but PRACTICAL MAGIC worked nicely as a movie.
Hang in there. Hope they can fix this.
CJ Krause says
I love Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds — it’s one of my favorite movies. When it came out on disc, years ago, I gave copies to my sisters and friends.
I love Lee Joon-Gi, and Again My Life. Such good action scenes. He was great in Flower of Evil, too.
Do you like Ji Chang Wook? He has good action scenes, too. I loved him in Healer.
I subscribed to Viki when the pandemic started and have watched a staggering amount of K dramas since then. ???? I binge watch and knit or spin yarn after my kids go to bed.
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Thank you for the recs!
I have so many “favorite” k-dramas… so I’m going to give 3 all-time favs by genre ^^ (I have not seen most of them recommended in the comments of this post).
– Life & romance: Heart to heart, Pasta, A Piece of Your Mind
– Thriller: Signal, Two weeks, Mad dog (the last one has a bit more of a “Leverage” feel)
– Supernatural/Fantasy: Oh my Ghostess, Chicago Typewriter, The legend of the blue sea
– Science-fiction: Circle (= Circle: Two Connected Worlds), Duel, Awaken
– Historical: Six flying dragons, Mr Queen (hilarious!), Warrior Baek Dong Su
And amongst the dramas I’ve watched a bit more recently : Law School, It’s ok to not be ok & Snowdrop
Now I’m going to go & watch Again my life ^^
I was waiting until all the episodes had been released and kind of forgot about it, so thanks for reminding me of this one!
I have been watching “Julia” on HBOMax. It’s about Julia Child trying to get “The French Chef” on air. It’s a good show and I’m really enjoying the costumes. The only problem is it always makes me hungry.
I’m also re-watching “Firefly” because…it’s “Firefly.” It’s one of the best sci-fi shows ever in my opinion. Funny, dramatic, with a crew of criminals trying to (occasionally) do the right thing in a mess up universe.
I’m also trying to catch up on “Ricky and Morty.” It is very hard to describe but basically it’s a sci-fi comedy about a mad scientist grandfather, Rick, who has misadventures with his grandson, Morty. Even though it’s a comedy there is philosophy loosely woven in and the show can get surprisingly deep at times.
Shawna of the BDH says
I just got to the last episode of the Widow on Amazon Prime. I never have the patience to binge watch and I binged watch this. The story evolves in jump backs and memories, but it never gets confusing, and Kate Beckinsale is awesome as a human and not a vampire.
Strange New Worlds, the new Star Trek series on Paramount Plus is an amazing episodic series that gives OT Star Trek vibes, but without the suck of the typical first year of the series.
I discovered that ALL of the Agatha Christie episodes from Masterpiece are on Britbox, and am watching them all over again. Hercule Poirot is one of my favorite characters.
I saw a trailer for The Princess and I want to see it sooo badly
CJ Krause says
I’ve enjoyed watching a dozen or so Turkish series, but have only sampled a few Korean series (other than watching the Korean zombie show, Kingdom — which is great).
My most recent Netflix 1, 2, 3 are —
1) I loved Peaky Blinders. The final season wraps things up well.
2) I’m loving Umbrella Academy’s third season.
3) I’m more than ready for the second half of this season of Stranger Things.
Totally recommend these dramas.
My love from the star
Crash landing on you
The Moon Embracing the Sun
So addictive and fun to watch!