March 29, 2018 [Best Friends Forever] Forever best friends

By @Ally and @Javinne Ally: Javinne and I thought it would be fun to talk about our favorite friends of last year, and since we both have a certain fondness for 20th Century Boy and Girl, we chose this K-drama to analyze what it means to be a “forever best friend.” Javinne: If you’ve read the “In Defense of…” series, you’ll … Continue reading March 29, 2018 [Best Friends Forever] Forever best friends

March 13 2018 [Best Friends Forever] When work friends are best friends and family

By Ally I am always amazed with how K-dramas are able to take almost any mundane relationship and somehow manage to give it depth, emotional gravitas, and heart. You would, of course, expect this to happen with friendships that have lasted entire lifetimes, from childhood on through adulthood. K-dramas certainly have an infatuation with first loves … Continue reading March 13 2018 [Best Friends Forever] When work friends are best friends and family

February 2018 [One True Pairings] From subordinate to friend to brother to lover

Coffee Prince By Ally My all-time-favorite OTPs all start out as boys attracted to supposed boys. Truthfully, I’m at a loss as to why that is. I’m not homosexual myself, and have never been attracted to the same sex (except for Lee El, but you’re not alive if you don’t think that woman is gorgeous). However, … Continue reading February 2018 [One True Pairings] From subordinate to friend to brother to lover

January 2018 [In Defense Of] 20th Century Boy and Girl: When you don’t want to ride a roller coaster

By Ally The idea of roller coasters thrill me, and I’ll even ride them every now and then. But in all honesty, I’m really not into that feeling of getting your gut pulled out of your throat, that sense of impending doom, begging for it to end. How many of us have been sucked into a … Continue reading January 2018 [In Defense Of] 20th Century Boy and Girl: When you don’t want to ride a roller coaster

January 17, 2018 [In Defense Of] My inexplicable fondness for Love Rain

By Ally Love Rain is not a drama that will make you into a better person, cause you to figure out who you are and what you should be doing with your life, or even give you anything to ponder over. It’s a drama that we watch when we want an escape from our own lives, stressful … Continue reading January 17, 2018 [In Defense Of] My inexplicable fondness for Love Rain

September 25, 2017 [Music and Dramas] How dramas brought me back to my first love

Posting some writings from Dramabeans as there are those that would just like to read them and easier to lead them here to my blog. The Lonely Shining Goblin By Ally When this month’s theme popped up, it was like javabeans and girlfriday peered into my soul, opened my subconscious, and said, “Ally, this theme … Continue reading September 25, 2017 [Music and Dramas] How dramas brought me back to my first love

Circle, take 2: When you wish upon a “Byul” (star)

By chingumode (an Australian kdrama friend) and Ally: (This was co-written last summer, but since it wasn't ever published, we thought we'd let it see the light of the internet.  It also flows well since I entreated the drama gods for a second season of Circle.) Chingumode  I have a friend who loves the show … Continue reading Circle, take 2: When you wish upon a “Byul” (star)

Kdrama Plot Twists: When you’re dead but not really dead (many spoilers ahead) :\

By Ally There are many Kdramas that attempt to surprise us, and many times we can see it 5-6 episodes away.  You know the one where the hero fakes his death only to come back, or you know he’s not really dead because there’s two episodes left, and you can’t kill your hero off before … Continue reading Kdrama Plot Twists: When you’re dead but not really dead (many spoilers ahead) :\

WHEN YOU CAN’T IGNORE LIFE BECAUSE OF KDRAMAS

By Ally  I, like most people, watch dramas to escape my busy life.  It allows me time to fully disengage my brain from the linear, highly organized, scheduled, and structured work day and lets me exercise my emotional, intuitive, and musical side.  What’s great about it is that I can still feel “emo,” without actually … Continue reading WHEN YOU CAN’T IGNORE LIFE BECAUSE OF KDRAMAS