K-Drama Review: Extracurricular

Abhipsha Rana, Kolkata, West Bengal: Extracurricular is a K-drama released on Netflix on April 29, 2020. The story revolves around the life of a high school student who gets steeped into the world of serious crime and illegal activities and starts living a double life while mitigating the crime world and high school.

K-Drama Review: Hospital Playlist

Gauran Sharma, Delhi: Hospital Playlist, a medical drama is one of the best coming-of-age dramas that has realistically portrayed the lives of doctors while retaining the charm of each character’s personality. I have recently finished watching it. It aired from March 12 to May 28, 2020.

K-Drama Review: Hotel Del Luna

Hotel Del Luna is a 2019 fantasy and comedy series that narrates the story of the residents of a mystical hotel located in the heart of Seoul. A place not meant for humans but ghosts and spirits preparing for their journey to the afterlife, the hotel is managed by a short-tempered woman who has been compelled to cater to the dead. Starring Lee Ji-eun (IU) and Yeo Jin-goo in the lead, Hotel Del Luna became the highest-rated drama TvN drama in 2019.

K-Drama Review: Descendants of the Sun

My K-Drama journey began with the highly popular Descendants of the Sun that aired in 2016. Starring Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo in the lead, the 16-episode series garnered attention and praise upon its release. It was my friend who suggested watching the drama but declared upfront, “You will love this show, but Yoo Shi-jin (the character played by Song Joong-ki) is mine.” At that time, I brushed off the claim with a nonchalant, “Yeah, whatever. It is just a character. Relax.” But little did I realise that I was soon to be a part of this beautiful journey and be charmed by what I was about to watch.

K-Drama Review: The Hymn of Death

Unlike most of the K-Dramas whose stories are fictional, ‘The Hymn of Death’ is based on true events of the past. This drama beautifully portrays the devastating love story between playwright Kim Woo-jin (also Kim U-jin) and soprano Yun Sim-deok. It has a total running time of approximately three hours in the form of 6 episodes which is quite short when compared to a regular K-Drama. ‘The Hymn of Death’ also known as the ‘Death Song’ is a romantic tragedy drama that beautifully depicts the painful yet realistic love story. The cast is meticulously chosen which consists of Lee Jong-suk as Kim Woo-jin and Shin Hye-sun as Yun Sim-deok.

K-Drama Review: W – Two Worlds

I recently finished watching W – Two Worlds for the first time – four years after its release. Coaxed into trying it despite my reservations and initial hesitation, I soon realized it was going to be a memorable one that would find a spot in my folder of ‘Best dramas of all time’.

K-Drama Review: SKY Castle

Kim Joo-young, a character in the drama sets the perfect mood for this drama. With a beautifully woven but intense plot line and an equally remarkable acting endeavor, this drama was meant to be one of the record-breakers in viewership. This JTBC drama started airing in November 2018. This article doesn’t consist of any spoilers so you can read it till the end!

K-Drama Review: My ID is Gangnam Beauty

My ID is Gangnam Beauty follows the life of Kang Mi-rae, post her plastic surgery and her journey of realizing and dealing with her insecurities. It stars Im Soo-hyang as Kang Mi-rae and Cha Eun-woo as Do Kyung-seok in the lead roles. This K-Drama aired in 2018 and became an instant hit with its light but strong portrayal of the social issues like sexism and discrimination based on beauty standards.

5 Reasons To Watch ‘Itaewon Class’

An evocative story of an underdog’s revenge recipe set in the backdrop of a society where the ‘strong prey on the weak’ – JTBC’s ‘Itaewon Class’ is definitely not your ordinary tale of vengeance.

K-Drama Review: When the Camellia Blooms

Sanskriti Saxena, Delhi: The 2019 KBS drama ‘When the Camellia Blooms’ focuses on the daily lives of people in a small town of Ongsan, amidst an unsuspecting threat. Oh Dong-baek is a single mother played by Gong Hyo-jin. Hwang Yong-sik is a police officer played by Kang Ha-neul.