[Orion's Drama News] Good Eats and Clean Sheets 2018/06/16
Sometimes fortune favors me enough to provide some very satisfying news, and I think that the good food, and handsome cleaning men of this week are pretty much the definition of paradise. "Let's Eat - Season 3" brings back the nom noms, while "Your House Helper" and its dream man will be clearing homes, worries and our viewer souls. Casting news is still pouring in, and today I take a look at some new and upcoming leads,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 19-20 2018/06/10
It feels good to get some confirmation on the morality of key persons in "Secret Mother", and unfortunately for Yoon-jin, Jae-yeol is at the terrible end of the spectrum. His mother finally reveals her goals, but I am having an alarming suspicion about the motivation behind them, which could make Yoon-jin's marriage even more painful. Eun-yeong gets a second chance at life, and perhaps her sister shares her luck,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 17-18 2018/06/09
I am rarely mentally outdone by a drama's mystery, and the fact that "Secret Mother" manages to keep me so delightfully confused, but not bewildered is commendable. Just when I think we are being given a major clue, it just adds on to the uncertainty. We are only half way in, and Yoon-jin is faced with several terrible possibilities, while Eun-yeong is struggling to wake up and share what she has witnessed,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Looking to the Drama Future 2018/06/09
We may get a rare reprieve from the onslaught of drama goodies every time drama seasons change, but the future is being planned as we speak, and we have a lot of casting and potential casting news for upcoming works we can look forward to. Let's dive right in, starting with a first look at the cast of two upcoming shows,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 15-16 2018/06/03
We have finally caught up to the night of Eun-yeong's fall, and the future is going to be mighty interesting. The past always comes back to bite you, and several people are now feeling its merciless jaws snapping at their back. Jae-yeol has a lot to hide, and if everything is as it appears to be, a lot of it is criminal as well. Yoon-jin has quite the work ahead of her, but will Eun-yeong be there for her or against her,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Science Fiction and Office Friction 2018/06/02
Get your suspension of disbelief stretched and ready, because this next week brings us all manner of hard to swallow, but sweet to taste goodies. From robot romancing to time travel to bosses who seem too obtuse to run a company, we have it all. We also have a torrential pouring of casting news for upcoming dramas,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 13-14 2018/06/02 "Secret Mother" definitely means business as it approaches its mid-point, because all hell breaks loose in episodes thirteen and fourteen. We have some major, gigantic revelations for ourselves, but also ones happening between characters. With so many secrets brought to the surface, even new ones form, and the drama masterfully makes pinpointing guilty parties and their crimes delightfully challenging,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 11-12 2018/05/29
I never thought a fever would be a joyous event, but mine has jolted my memory, and possibly solved one of the big recent mysteries of "Secret Mother" so far. Episodes eleven and twelve of this suspenseful womance thriller start with a bang, end with a bang, and bring a lot of secrets, nastiness and important connections to the surface. It is time for our heroines to face the past and start unraveling it, even if it hurts them the most,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 9-10 2018/05/26
Skeletons in the closet are very last century, so we keep them in our back yards these days. "Secret Mother" episodes nine and ten take a turn for the grim, and the list of suspects for the greatest of crimes aside from all the terrible parenting is starting to become uncomfortably small. Meanwhile, Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong start bonding more deeply, but our undercover sister is struggling with new information,...More
[Orion's Drama News] High-Tech Entourage 2018/05/26
We take a break from the main couple of "Are You Human Too" this week, but it's time to meet its extended cast in new promotional goodies. We have had a couple of new dramas announced recently, and their casting efforts are under way. I am currently whooshing through new series, so this season is going well. I hope yours is too,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 7-8 2018/05/21
Relationships continue to be strained, and the past comes back to the forefront in episodes seven and eight of "Secret Mother". Eun-yeong faces Yoon-jin's trauma head on, and Min-joon's repressed pain shakes his mother's resolve. The Daechi-dong trio are now fully on board the efforts to get rid of the admissions tutor, while Jae-yeol's own connections to key figures start being built,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 5-6 2018/05/20
Daechi-dong is drowning in secrets, and Eun-yeong is slowly dragging them out as "Secret Mother" develops. Yoon-jin is being shaken by the appearance of a witness, but her reluctance to involve those she cares about leave her with Jeong-wan as her only aid. What she does not know is that everyone is still very much involved. Meanwhile, we get to know the Daechi-dong families better, and boy are they one increasingly messed up bunch,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Artificial Infatuation and All the Premieres 2018/05/19
New week, new goodies! We have a ton of new dramas premiering this upcoming week, and they cover all manner of genres. Before giving you a quick rundown on what freshness we have from them, "Are You Human Too" and its unconventional OTP demand our attention, as the series is starting its romance-filled promotion. My non-drama free time is slowly going bye bye. Bye bye, time,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 3-4 2018/05/13
The perfect facade of the Daechi-dong crowd is slowly starting to crumble, and past trauma puts those bearing it in a fight or flight mode in episodes three and four of "Secret Mother". Eun-yeong is getting closer to a truth different people seem to know different sides of, and she is starting to bond with Yoon-jin and Min-joon in the process. The gaping wound that this family has will need to grow bigger before it can close,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 1-2 2018/05/12
Grab a self-care kit of calories and water, because "Secret Mother" is here to put us through the wringer. The mystery womance thriller does not fool around with its themes, and if the suspense of a whodunnit and who will make it through unscathed is not enough, wait until you dive into the almost surreal world of academic and social pressure that the featured families are drowning in,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Love and War 2018/05/05
Rejoice, fellow romantic comedy fans who would prefer that your rom-coms do not include terminal illnesses and serial killers! We have some promising, seemingly "innocent" romantic comedy dramas coming up. If thrillers are your poison, there are plenty of those out there. "Lawless Lawyer" and "Secret Mother" begin next weekend. Let us breathe in that delicious variety while our must-watch list weeps,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Timeless Loves and Hectic Work 2018/04/28
Dramaland has a little bit of everything for everyone lately, and today I take a look at romance, work and crimes. If you are feeling really adventurous and in need of balance, you will hopefully find several goodies to watch this upcoming drama season. With the current season on the way and more new titles coming, we have a lot to look forward to,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Culinary Wooing and Impending Lawsuits 2018/04/21
Nothing beats the torture of food-themed Korean drama when one is on a calorie deficit, but today I swallow my pain (and a piece of cake) to bring you new goodies from "Wok of Love". Stylish food is followed by stylish violence and a duo clashing in lawsuit-worthy ways for "Lawless Lawyer", while we have plenty of new stills and videos from other upcoming works, as well as and casting news,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Fresh Goodies and Mouthwatering Yums 2018/04/14
As the new drama season approaches, the upcoming titles are starting to up their teasing game with all manner of media, character information and casting sprees. Today I share a line of new video teasers, as well as script reading photos and the additional cast and character information that comes with them. Things are looking promising and pleasantly diverse in Dramaland,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Timely Drama Resurrections 2018/03/31
I don't know what the Easter bun bun brings you this year, but happy holidays to those celebrating. Today I share another kind of appropriately scheduled resurrection with you in the form of the upcoming premiere for drama "Miracle That We Met"; the story of a man waking up in another, dead man's body. In other news, Dramaland is on another casting rampage,...More
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