Persona: The aspect of someone’s character that is presented to or perceived by others.” This show had been sitting in my Netflix queue for over a year as I inadvertently pushed it further to the bottom by adding newer dramas to the list month after month. And then, finally, I told myself, no more waiting! … Continue reading Persona


If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted drama, D.P. is not what you should turn on. Based on the webtoon D.P. Dog’s Day, the drama’s plot is emotionally difficult and the reason for that plot is heartbreaking. There are many Kdramas out there whose story centers around the bullying that takes place in schools but … Continue reading D.P.

Youth of May

I was three-quarters of the way through Youth of May before I discovered that, although the drama is a fictional love story, it’s based on actual events that happened in Gwangju South Korea in May of 1980. “Every disaster is preceded by warning signs.” – Hwang Hee-Tae Medical student Hwang Hee-Tae arranges for his critically … Continue reading Youth of May

Move to Heaven

Just two short weeks ago I happily placed the beautiful Navillera on my perfect score list so I was slightly hesitant to add another drama too quickly. However, after thinking about it, I realized that not rewarding this amazing drama with a perfect 10 would make my review disingenuous. So, after careful consideration I’m pleased … Continue reading Move to Heaven


The second perfect ten of 2021 goes to a heartwarming drama called Navillera (which means “like a butterfly”). It turned out to be so much more than I expected! I’ll never be able to listen to the music from Swan Lake again without fighting back a tear. After his dear friend passes away, never having … Continue reading Navillera