Second Lead Syndrome is back, people: How ‘The Golden Spoon’ is breathing fresh life into a stale archetype

Episodes 1 and 2 of The Golden Spoon are hands-down the best premiere episodes I've seen recently. Which says a lot because I watch a...perfectly healthy amount of dramas, I swear. Honestly, it's doing too many things right to talk about all of them, so I've picked only one element of the drama to talk... Continue Reading →

Drama Battle: ‘Solomon No Gisho’ (Japan) vs. ‘Solomon’s Perjury’ (South Korea)

<<This post is spoiler-free except where clearly marked otherwise.>> Welcome, readers! Today, I'm going to be comparing the South Korean drama Solomon's Perjury (2016) to the brand-new Japanese remake, Solomon No Gisho (2021). I have watched the original Japanese films as well, but we'll just be focusing on the two dramas because it's been years... Continue Reading →

Abusing Jun: The Way This K-Drama Deals With Domestic Abuse Hits Different

Spoiler warning: This post contains spoilers for the drama At A Distance, Spring Is Green. Trigger warning [TW]: This post contains mentions and discussion of physical abuse and psychological abuse. I wrote on At A Distance, Spring Is Green when it had a mere two episodes out -- and as much as I casually enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Why ‘Nobody Knows’ Oddball Villain Is Giving The Joker A Run For His Money

As someone who typically likes the antagonistic characters in dramas, finding a villain I love to hate (and hate to love) is exhilarating because -- let's be real -- not every antagonist is created equal. Yet, from the moment Baek Sang Ho (played by the brilliant Park Hoon) first strolls on-screen in Nobody Knows --... Continue Reading →

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