My favorite new K-drama is here and Mon-Tues will be owned by tvN‘s cohabitation rom-com This Life is Our First. As suspected when I heard the premise and saw the first promos, this is the K-version of hit J-dorama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job or the literal translation title of Runaway is Ashamed But Helpful) which spawned a hit dance routine and elevated the careers of leads Aragaki Yui and Hoshino Gen.
It’s not a direct adaptation since the backgrounds and whys of how leads Jung So Min and Lee Min Ki end up living together are different, but done in a way that makes This Life meaningful with the Korean influences and a story all its own. So far it’s fantabulous and also the Jung So Min show as she is luminous, lovable, and shining so bright I’m getting full blown Yoon Eun Hye in her prime flashbacks. Lee Min Ki nails his slightly Aspergers character and is the perfect foil for Jung So Min’s warmth and 30 year old womanly hopes, dreams, and despairs. I love this drama so much already! Continue reading
Two new Mon-Tues dramas are here and neither appear to make a strong splash and definitely nowhere near contending with time slot leader Temperature of Love. Witches Court on KBS nearly doubled the ratings at 6.6% over MBC‘s 20th Century … Continue reading
There’s quite a handful of new K-dramas arriving next week and the first to drop next Monday October 9th is tvN Mon-Tues rom-com This Life is Our First. The drama marks Lee Min Ki’s first drama lead return in ten … Continue reading
The cuteness is tripled in the drama poster for upcoming tvN series This Life is Our First (Because This is Our First Life) when I count leads Jung So Min and Lee Min Ki before I even got to the … Continue reading
There is a new reason in K-drama land to bring together two fated leads in onscreen cohabitation, if one is homeless and the other house poor then what perfect serendipity for them to cross paths at the park. The vibe … Continue reading
Cable network tvN is now no longer the sole player in the paid to watch market with rival jTBC making huge strides in the last two years in airing popular and critically well received dramas. That doesn’t mean tvN is … Continue reading
One is striking while the iron is hot and the other is coming back after a decade hiatus, I have high hopes this vast gulf will bring together two talented acting stars for drama magic onscreen this fall. Cable network … Continue reading