The Crowned Clown

While browsing through my Viki.com queue, I came across The Crowned Clown and, not having watched a serious historical drama in quite a long time (I think My Sassy Girl, just shy of two years ago, was the last serious full-length ancient history drama I had seen), decided to give it a try and ended … Continue reading The Crowned Clown

The Hymn of Death

The Hymn of Death (aka Praise of Death, He Hymn of Death, and Death Song) which is based on the life, love, and death of Kim U-Jin (a Korean poet and playwright) and his sweetheart Yun Sim-Deok (Korea’s first soprano) is one of the most emotionally stirring short dramas I’ve ever seen. The perfect way … Continue reading The Hymn of Death

Mr. Sunshine

This historical fiction drama is nothing short of a 10; a really, really big 10 – the first one I’ve given in 2018. I sincerely hope you don’t miss Mr. Sunshine, a Kdrama which is both heart wrenching and uplifting at the same time. Nine year old Choi Yoo-Jin watches as his slave father is … Continue reading Mr. Sunshine

My Sassy Girl

If you are hoping this drama is a remake of the 2001 film My Sassy Girl, starring Jun Ji-Hyun and Cha Tae-Hyun, only set in ancient times, you’re in for a sorry awakening. I saw the movie they claim the drama is based on and, to me, other than the title, there are no similarities whatsoever. … Continue reading My Sassy Girl