High School King of Savvy: Episode 15 Review

HSKoS EP 15 - brothers

The plot thickens! Hyung Suk is finally back and is intent on his revenge against the President. Min Suk’s good heart gets in the way, though, and the brothers are arguing rather than celebrating being united once again. Secrets are revealed left and right as the drama’s big storylines come to a climax, and the episode ends with a scene that is sure to break your heart.

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High School King of Savvy: Episode 14 Review

HSKoS EP 14 - boyfriends

Jin Woo knows about Min Suk’s double identity, so prepare for lots of smug faces and sly comments. But Min Suk finds out a secret too, and if he plays his cards right he can stay afloat in the corporate world a little longer. There’s not much of Min Suk’s friends or Yoo Ah, but watch out for a surprise appearance at the end of the episode!

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High School King of Savvy: Episode 13 Review

HSKoS EP 13 - Work it

Min Suk and Soo Young have finally kissed and made up, though Soo Young still has reservations about dating Min Suk while he’s in high school. The President finds Min Suk’s Dad and tries to atone for past sins. Meanwhile, Jin Woo gets closer and closer to finding out the truth about Min Suk’s identity and intentions.

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High School King of Savvy: Episode 12 Review

HSKoS EP 12 - Instagram shot

Even more heartbreak! Min Suk gets tragic news that affects his life in a big way, while Soo Young decides that moving to a new house will give her a fresh start. Jin Woo keeps pulling Soo Young into his life, with help from Yoo Ah, who continues the uncomfortable tension with her sister. It’s a happy ending this time around, though, so the fun and crazy Savvy should be returning to us very soon.

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High School King of Savvy: Episode 11 Review

HSKoS EP 11 - Backshot

Just as expected, this episode was full of angst and heartbreak. Soo Young and Yoo Ah duke it out, Min Suk and Soo Young both walk around like lifeless zombies, and Jin Woo shows more heart than ever but at the wrong time. The tension and awkwardness is high and it’s not clear what will happen next.

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Kdrama Review: Doctor Stranger (2014)

DoctorStrangerTitle: Doctor Stranger
Episodes: 20
Duration: 60 min.
Aired: May 5, 2014 to Jul 8, 2014
Cast: Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, Kang So Ra, Jin Se Yeon
Genre: Drama, Medical, Romance, Thriller

The Synopsis: As a child, Park Hoon and his father were kidnapped by North Korea. In North Korea, Park Hoon was trained to become a doctor by his father who was already a doctor. Park Hoon became a genius like chest surgeon.

He then flees to South Korea. Park Hoon begins to work as a doctor in South Korea’s top hospital Myeongwoo University Hospital, but he feels like a complete outsider. To bring back his love from North Korea, he does anything to make money.

The Review: Let’s get this out of the way; the suspension of disbelief is very important in this drama. It gets pretty ridiculous at times, even for kdrama standards. I’m still appalled that they had surgical competitions that gambled with the lives of their own patients, and managed to drag it out for almost the entire drama. Not to mention Park Hoon had this almost supernatural ability to hold a heart and be able to “feel” what was wrong with it. Seriously?

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K-Pop Picks: “Fantastic” by Henry

I was surprised and impressed by Henry’s debut mini-album “Trap” last year, and with his “Fantastic” comeback he has only improved. Though it felt a bit like being hit over the head with the reminder that he’s a serious violin player, I thoroughly enjoyed its inclusion and the entire classical feel of this song. I love that his title tracks don’t shy away from putting a focus on instruments rather than electronic beats, with the piano in “Trap” and the violin in “Fantastic.” As for the music video, let me first say that I’m getting pretty tired of this maze obsession that k-pop seems to have lately and I’m utterly confused as to why his girlfriend turns into a violin. Aside from that, I thought the video was visually beautiful, especially the use of the glowing chords that connected Henry to the violin. Henry is enticing to watch with a new show of confidence in his performance and some interesting choreography. Overall, I liked this comeback and I’m happy to see Henry continuing to grow as a solo artist.

High School King of Savvy: Episode 10 Review

HSKoS EP 10 - Pass Out

After the last episode being full of the cute and adorable antics of our couple, this one focuses on all those pesky secrets and doubts in Min Suk and Soo Young’s relationship. Min Suk can’t ignore the fact that he’s lying about the vast majority of his life. Jin Woo takes his bastard status to new levels, and continues to create more trouble for the loving couple.

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High School King of Savvy: Episode 9 Review

HSKoS EP 9 - Cuddle time

Works falls to the wayside as we get an entire episode dedicated to the adorable antics of our new couple, Min Suk and Soo Young. It’s nothing but walks in the park, island trips, and too many kisses to count. While his co-workers are falling love, Jin Woo continues his mission to find out what the hell is up with Min Suk and what secrets he’s hiding.

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My Top 10 Jdrama OSTs

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In trying to get back to my jdrama roots, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favorite Original Soundtracks. There are some dramas that can go without a particularly noticeable soundtrack, but when they do have an outstanding theme it makes the drama itself more enjoyable. It’s not often that I download drama OSTs, but these ones were so good that I had to keep listening to them even after the show had ended.

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