Once upon a time, I was a storyteller. It was my favorite thing. Once upon a time, I was a voracious reader. Once upon a time, I was wanted to be a writer. It’s actually part of the reason why I loved Kdramas so much. Kdramas were like romance novels come to life. There was a beginning, a middle, an end. We met, we fell in love, we broke up, we had our happily ever after, we moved on to the next show. I loved watching a show and then picking it apart, taking up the hood, and peeking around to see how all the parts worked together from a story, a character… from a writer’s point of view. This whole experience, watching, creating the site, then the podcast, then the other site… it has also been a story, a journey and like any good story… we’ve come to the end.
(Hopefully, before we reached that dreaded second season where everyone loses interest and just continues to watch to see how bad it gets.) Read more
It’s our very last episode! Before we get to that very important end, we have some very important things to talk about! Finishing the drama Happiness, finally starting Strong Woman Do Bong Soo and the angsty Rain or Shine. We’ll also talk about Stephanie’s favorite songs of 2021, do our last series of ‘Who Would Yous’ provided by Xe, and then find out… who exactly is our second lead soulmate! (The answer may shock you.) All this before saying the final goodbye. Thanks, friends.
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I thought I was going to come in seriously under this year, but, as always, as I gathered the songs of the year, I ended up with way more than my allotted 50 songs. I was trying to reduce it further, but then… realized that this will be the last Thursday Musical post, my last top 50 songs of the year, and figured, fuck it. I’m going to leave all the ones I want in here because I’m the boss and I’m allowed to do that.
I’m not sure what my choices said about the type of year that I had, but I think that this one came through with a lot more…mellow angsty songs. It also has a lot of fun new finds and some returning loves. All in all, musically, it was a pretty good year.
Funny story, I used to be terrified of zombies. I couldn’t even watch commercials for whatever the newest and goriest zombies movie was coming to a theater near you. The idea horrified me. Fast forward ten years and one of the highlights of my drama-watching year? The tvN horror drama, Happiness.
Hey! It’s me again! I’m gonna be honest, I had a few complaints with Stephanie’s list of favorite BL couples, and I was asked to write a rebuttal. So here I am. Even though I haven’t seen quite a few of the shows, from what I did know, I actually liked most of the picks! Some I didn’t care for as much, but they make sense for Stephanie. Some I just flat out dislike, which is why I’m here. Read more
And so we’ve reached the end of the series! Looking at the list, I disliked a LOT of shows in 2020 and I don’t know if was the type of shows I was watching, the types of shows that were being produced, or me. You know, 2020 was a weird year and I very well may have been in NO MOOD. I will say though, not only did I like some shows, some of them became instant favorites. Making me laugh, cry, and sometimes, really good shows? Made me flap my arms in excitement. What more can you ask for?
Again, I may be stresssing too much about who should be the LAST artist for Musical Monday. It’s a big decision, right? The Musical Monday posts have been around for almost as long as the site has been (both versions of the site). This will be the I see song when I recollect and look back on the site, scrolling back to the old feeds. It should be something I love, something that is going to withstand the test of time, right? Well, putting that sort of pressure on myself is a great way to make sure I don’t make a decision at all.
So, I decided to go with it. This final Musical Monday will feature the three finalists I narrowed it down to, all chosen for different reasons. Read more
I thought long and hard who should be our last Khottie. Should I revisit the first-ever Khottie? Should I do a group? Should I do a theme post? Or a collection of the ones I personally love? This is the last one ever and it seemed like an overly important choice. I decided to go with the group Nu’est. It’s appropriate. I realized mid-pandemic that none of the members had ever been individually featured and MEANT to go back to them, but never did. That seems like an error that I need to adjust before we close down shop. So, are you ready? I present Nu’est.
All of them.
Just as dramas came to me out of the blue, so did my current obsession with BL series that has been building for the last few years now. And by a few, I’ve realized it’s been at least… 5 or 6 years now. It’s gotten to the point when I want to settle in for some can’t put down tv, it’s going to be a BL. I’m happy to say I got in on the ground floor of this wave of content, happy to see it have exploded across the world. These shows now are really big and the actors are almost instantly hugely popular.
Previously, I did a post on my top five BLs and then later a redo, but this was YEARS ago, I’ve watched so much content since then. SO. Much. Content. Not to mention in the last couple of years, BL has come into its own and is getting better and better. There are times when I’m explaining a series to someone and I’ll say, This show is so good! And not just BL good but like good series good. (We forgive a lot in the name of getting more content.) I thought it was the perfect time to go back and revisit my lists, reevaluate and come up with a better, bigger list.
Now, unlike previous years, I’m capping this list at BL series as movies and series are such different animals, it seems wrong to have them on the same list.
Also, it’s in alphabetical order because while I can narrow it down to these, I can’t do any better than that. : D Read more
We all thought this was going to be our last episode, but after looking at the schedule, Stephanie decided to squeeze in an extra one before the end of the year! This episode is a ‘what we’re watching’ episode, finishing up Medical Examiner: Dr Qin, movie night with SaraG and Park Seo Joon in Divine Fury, and binging the new drama Happiness! After, it’s time to figure out what dramas to watch over the Christmas holiday!
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