Neighborhood Hero: First Impressions


I… really didn’t know what I should have expected. It’s a bit sad to say for the first two episodes that I’m actually more disappointed by the series than I thought I would be. But I should have seen the warning signs – with Kwak Jung Hwan as the director (and he did Basketball and Runaway Plan B before this), and a newbie writer on the scene. I watched it faithfully for Park Shi Hoo, but at the end of the day I really don’t know if I want to continue.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 8 Recap


Oh man I have a really hard time accepting all the crazy people around Seol. I feel so suffocated watching everyone around her start distrusting her or spread rumors about her when she isn’t even doing anything to antagonize them. She and her classmates are in such a small ecosystem that I just want her to break free! Lucky Jung – he gets to go to work and experience life outside of school. As for In Ho, he gets some needed character growth in this episode.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 7 Recap


An exciting episode, although I find myself torn (yet again!) over Jung’s intentions. For the first time he really scared me, and at the same time I had this foolish hope that maybe Jung is a victim here. That maybe he’s someone that needs some healing. But that would be giving too much credit to the first male lead, as if I really don’t want to find fault in him when there is.

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Madame Antoine, Signal – First Impressions


What a weekend to be indoors! While “Winter Storm Jonas” wreaks havoc outside, I’m choosing my toasty bed for some drama watching. Madame Antoine and Signal are two dramas that start this weekend, as well as Neighborhood Hero. Haven’t gotten around to Neighborhood just yet, but I have to say these are some strong dramas coming from two cable channels. Both are done by writers I enjoy, so I can’t possibly lose out – right?

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 6 Recap


It’s hard to believe we’re only at episode 6! So much happens, and we meet a new character who has been hiding in the wings. It’s interesting how this drama skips around in the timeline so much, even though certain events seem like they happen on consecutive days. But weeks and months pass, and there is a lot of the school year and summer break that we don’t see for sure.

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 5 Recap


This is the episode where we find out more about the mysterious Jung. It’s incredibly enlightening and also fun to see that the sequence of events jump around compared to the webtoon a bit. It adds a level of unexpectedness to the series. But this episode really raises the question: Is Jung really that weird?

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Cheese in the Trap: Episode 4 Recap


Oh drama – you play with my heart so! It’s only the fourth episode and yet you play with my heart! Even if I know what’s going to happen, I can’t stop myself from feeling second male lead syndrome, and that’s terrible. Kudos to Seo Kang Joon though. He’s actually doing really well in this role, as if it was made for him, and he’s far less awkward than he was in Hwajung. And he’s made himself an actual contender for Seol’s heart, which is surprising because he looks like a little kid next to Park Hae Jin.

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Kill Me Heal Me: A Review


… One year later. Damn, I really missed this title when it was first airing, but at least I still saw it! I did it after much prodding from gummimochi and because I was left with a vacuum after She Was Pretty ended. I needed more of Park Seo Joon and Hwang Jung Eum! And this drama certainly did not disappoint.

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Cheese in the Trap: A Horror Movie?


Ever wonder how creepy Park Hae Jin is when he looks over at Kim Go Eun? I mean, there’s something really unsettling about him that also makes him the perfect Jung. After all, you don’t know whether you can trust him or not. A friend of mine thought that just from his looks Cheese in the Trap looked more like a horror movie than anything else. So she recut another trailer… just for the heck of it.

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