“A line indicates a limit, saying, “That’s as far as you get.” To maintain that boundary means to maintain the same familiarity, and it means that one will respect the universe that it outlines by abiding by its rules and maintaining the relationships existing in it as they are. This also means that, if one were … More (what it means to cross the line)
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!
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!
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.
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.
You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it – it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk. But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk. And … More “You have to be always drunk.”
[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.
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.
This is actually my one (rare) free weekend, so I’ve been catching up on things I’ve meant to get to, like write a bunch of stuff both personal and drama-related. I also caught up with my Asian dramas and figured I’d (finally) come up with a two-in-one first impression of Tomorrow’s Cantabile and Liar Game, otherwise known … More From Japan to Korea: First Impressions on Tomorrow’s Cantabile & Liar Game.
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).