“[I think] Cinta is, for Rangga…”

i. Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2 and its predecessor is at their core, rom-com. However, AADC2 reads likes an art house film – every scene is shot with purpose and the care for detail is rewarded, truly, through the genuine appreciation of viewers. Indonesia, in particular Jogjakarta where the movie was mainly filmed, is beautiful – full of vibrant … More “[I think] Cinta is, for Rangga…”

New Gateway for Asian Drama-enthusiasts: dramaphilic!

Hello existing drama-readers, please make your way and yourself cozy in my freshly produced sister-site: dramaphilic! I’m sorry, truly sorry, you’ve had to sieve through a lot of write-ups you don’t necessarily fancy to get to my drama-related write-ups, and likewise to any non-drama-enthusiast readers reading this, I want to apologize to you as well for the … More New Gateway for Asian Drama-enthusiasts: dramaphilic!

A 2014 Year-end Dramafest Reflection: For The Unsung Heroes in All of Us!

jandoe’s Dramafest Reflection is here again! I’ve a friend who chides me all the friggin’ time for watching Asian dramas (I’ll take it in good spirits but when you imply it’s not okay to watch Asian dramas yet totally acceptable to watch Western dramas – get outta here) that I reflected on just why do I invest so much of myself for Asian dramas … More A 2014 Year-end Dramafest Reflection: For The Unsung Heroes in All of Us!

The Strange Case of Valid Love: Deliciously Sinful & Stirringly Evocative.

  Happy Holidays! I spent the better portion of my last Friday night of fall quarter knee-deep in a sea of emotions elicited from currently-airing Korean drama, Valid Love. Having steered away from any spoilers of the show over the past two weeks (thank goodness), I went into the show blind and halfway through the … More The Strange Case of Valid Love: Deliciously Sinful & Stirringly Evocative.

Revisiting Nodame Cantabile, A Special Ode to the Timeless Cantabile.

It is such an interesting and meaningful experience, watching Nodame Cantabile six years later, since I first discovered this gem of a show in 2008. This time around I watched it in completion, from its live-action drama that premiered in late 2006 to the European specials that was released in early 2008 to the first part of the movie … More Revisiting Nodame Cantabile, A Special Ode to the Timeless Cantabile.

Fun Times Galore With tvN’s The Three Musketeers: A Review.

[Note: Hi new readers, just a heads up that I write about Asian dramas too… they’re properly tagged so feel free to ignore them if they don’t interest you. Thanks for subscribing, cheers!] Thanks to Teri and Paloma’s suggestions, I picked up The Three Musketeers a few nights ago and well, the result is that I’ve been on some kind … More Fun Times Galore With tvN’s The Three Musketeers: A Review.

Timeout: Shows That’s Got Me Glued To The Screen.

Like other drama-bloggers who (maybe) juggle between Twitter and their blogs, I find myself sharing opinions about shows I’m watching via multiple 140-character quick blurbs. Primarily because it’s quicker and easier that way, but for me it’s also fun to do it this way. My account is (still) public so you can follow unofficially but even so, … More Timeout: Shows That’s Got Me Glued To The Screen.

Discovery of Love: An Afterthought (Pseudo-Review).

I realized that this was either going to be written as a convoluted afterthought or it will simply never see the light of day. At the rate that I keep piling my drama reviews with the excuse of “I’ll get to them eventually!” coupled with the fact that it’s been a pretty crazy write-and-delete vicious cycle, … More Discovery of Love: An Afterthought (Pseudo-Review).

Love At Its Finest Through Angel Eyes: An Overall Review.

So I did the usual Google sleuthing and found more dissatisfaction online about Angel Eyes than raves, understandably of course but geez some people are unfairly turning others away from the show, thus prompting me to follow-up on my earlier spazzing here and here, with an overall review. You know, I like Angel Eyes. A lot. While I’m still not sure if it’s a … More Love At Its Finest Through Angel Eyes: An Overall Review.

Still Lovin’ The Hilarious Hijinks & Bonding Sessions in Kvariety Newbie, Roommate.

So dmohican14 and I have been exchanging thoughts about Roommate since I last pimped it in my most recent Kvariety write-up and that thread of ours is getting pretty lengthy haha that I figured it’s worth dedicating another entry to this show. Consider this a hub-of-sorts to chat about the show if you want to, because I … More Still Lovin’ The Hilarious Hijinks & Bonding Sessions in Kvariety Newbie, Roommate.