Monthly Roundup – January

Wow 2021 huh? We really barely survived the shit show that was 2020. I really believe it will go down in history as such a trash ass year. But you know what was kinda funny? For such a trash ass year we received a fairly decent number of music. Might have been one of KPOP’s best since like 2016 tbh. I hope that we are all proud of me cause I made it all the way to the end of the year. Kiii.

So I was a lazy fart this month and only listened to songs like yesterday. WHY WERE THERE SO MANY RELEASES????? Sighs. I gave men way too many rights this month. Very sad.

ALL BY MYSELF

Dalsooobin – Eyes Like Cloud

She’s a singer!! She loves to sing!! Let’s get it going. I really just enjoy Subin’s voice so much I find it beautiful and soothing.

Coogie – Pow (Gray)

You know what’s weird? I don’t think I like much of Coogie’s stuff, but this is actually not bad at all. Oh wow. Kinda shook. Please leave me a second while I mull over the fact that I didn’t dislike this.

Yubin – Perfume

Oh yes we stan this music! Yubin bitch!! This is perfection! The retro vibes will always be a hit with me. I love that this is the new trend.

Alexa – Never Let You Go

A very different style than usual Alexa. YAWN. I love her hair color! It is so pretty!

U-KNOW – Thank U

Why did his ass do a whole movie? I am dead. Hahahah. Song is fine. Nothing I will revisit.

U-Know – Eeny Meeny

You know .. (hAH HA HA Get it).. Yunho looks very hot lately. Is it the SM surgeons being put to good work or what idk. Seulgi has also been looking so damn good lately as well.

Chungha – X

So y’all heard that Chungha is doing a whole album with 21 songs!!! I am pretty sure that’s more songs that Blackpink’s entire career. This song is chill. A nice vibe, I will be listening to the 21 song album ehehehe.

Bobby – U Mad

That hair…. sighs. It is 2021 motherfuckers. Other than that, song is definitely a vibe.

IU – Celebrity

Queen Jieun can do no wrong by the way. A lyricist. A singer. When will any of your favs ever?!?!?!

Hyuna – I’m Not Cool

So P Nation just letting their artist release any and everything right? Why Hyuna out here sounding like Soyeon. Sighs.

THREE’S A CROWD

MCND – Crush

I mean.. It’s not bad. It could be a grower.. we shall see. Minus that dance break. Idk how I feel about that.

Treasure – My Treasure

I am sick and tired of this fucking group using Blackpink’s money. SHUT UP.

(G)-IDLE – HWA

If we just dialed back the Soyeon a little bit this would be so much better. I unfortunately do like it for what it is as long as I don’t hear that girl’s voice. I wish she had just stuck to the rapping instead of singing.

Viction – What I Said

Every boy group just feels so generic to me nowadays. They are all interchangeable. This isn’t bad to listen to though.

E’Last – Dangerous

Idk I might be a little too drunk or something. Why does this not sound bad? Ugh fuck.

Epik High – Rosario (feat CL, ZICO)

I thought Zico went to the military??!!??! KOREA EXPLAIN. Okay but the song kinda slaps . Ugh fuck x2.

Epik High – Based On A True Story (feat Heize)

Heize really only good on OSTs which is sad as hell imo.

AB6IX – Stay Young

A very easy and breezy song. I think I can enjoy the chill vibes that AB6IX offers tbh.

Cravity – My Turn

No, thank you sir. I don’t need no ride.

ONEUS – No Diggity

Idk guys I think I am back on my boy group noisy behavior. Like why does this shit slap so much? IT GOES MOTHERFUCKING HARD.

Golden Child – Burn It

Fuck it looks like men get rights this January. Whenever I like more than one boy group release for the month, I feel like I am dishonoring the misandrist in me. I feel like we were blessed to have an actual storyline for the music video with this song, Whew. I am a little obsessed.

Cherry Bullet – Love So Sweet

Very Twice inspired. I like it though. Way better than the Aloha song from last year. It has very fun beats reminiscent of their debut sound. Chaerin my queen. She’s such a performer!

Dreamcatcher – Odd Eye

They literally NEVER miss. So nice to see Handong back!

NEW KIDZ ON THE BLOCK

T1419 – 아수라발발타 (ASURABALBALTA)

T1419 is a South Korean-Japanese boy group under MLD Entertainment. They consist of 9 members: Noa, Sian, Kevin, Gunwoo, Leo, On, Zero, Kairi and Kio. They released a pre-debut single “Dracula” on October 27, 2020. They debuted on January 11th, 2021 with the 1st Single Album “BEFORE SUNRISE Part. 1“

I will be honest. I have already forgotten how they sound. It is weird that there wasn’t like 500 groups debuting this month. Maybe they all took a break?

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Best Song: Golden Child – Burn It


See ya next month!

Asian Drama Bingo : January Check-In

First month of 2021 has come to an end and we have seen so many things happen that we about to call 2021 season 2 of 2020. But we still working from home and making this all work. What is usually the longest month of the year, felt like the shortest, but see what we got done.

Lazy Unnie’s Card

This month was a wash for me. I watched a few shows but I finished nothing. It’s okay, just means February we going IN on the reviews.

Sugar Baby’s Card

I had more dramas that I wanted to write reviews for but idk effort was at a zero.


Whatcha Watchin’ – January 25th – Where Did January Go?

This January did not feel like all the Januaries before. It’s hard to believe it went by so quickly when January usually feels like it has been four months. As a result we have done a considerable amount less than usual. Oh well. It happens! Just bare with us and we will try to be better! I mean look at this, we’re keeping you all updated.

Sugar Baby Unnie

Nothing has improved with my watchlist. This is what happens when I watch currently airing dramas. Not really I just suck as a human being but I will not admit to this behavior. Last post, I said that there were some dramas on the radar that I would start and I still didn’t so they remain there, I just didn’t want to include the list again.

Korean Dramas

Cheat On Me, If You Can: We’re at around episode 11 now and I am still enjoying this so much. It makes me laugh and I am actually intrigued as I can’t tell if this drama is being literal or giving us a fake out. I think everyone has been perfectly casted.

Run On: The ships are everything! This is so underrated and we hate to see it. I am still only midway, but I haven’t hated the show as yet. We know midpoint is usually the make or break it.

The Penthouse: I have only watched one more episode since the last post and it’s not because it isn’t interesting, but rather me trying to figure out if that new season is really coming in February or not and if I want to put this on hold or complete it before. Choices ya know?

Other Dramas

Lost Romance: It’s a buddy watch with the cohost of Soju Chronicles and yes this is going exactly as you would expect it to be going. I just stand firm in my belief that Marcus Chang is just way too hot for his costar. We’re on episode 5 and nothing has happened. Did this drama need 20 full episodes? I think not.

Voice In The Rain: Yep! I’m watching a Thai drama that isn’t made by GMM One Studio and it must be why it feels so different to me? I’m not used to this guys. I’m undecided on whether I will continue this or not.

Lazy Unnie

So January has been a long marathon of online gaming and almost nothing else, however, I have managed to try to keep up with some shows and starting a few here and there. I really hope that I can calm the fuck down and get back to my past time of zoning out on dramas. We shall see.

Dramas

True Beauty – Still keeping up with this. I know that it’s cliche as hell and I hear that the webtoon is way better, but I can’t stop watching. I’m about a week behind but today is Monday and I have fuck all to do except watch to see what happened with Suho and Seo Jun.

Strongest Deliveryman – I guess I’m still watching this. I haven’t started another episode since the last Whatcha watching, but I still need to get my Kim Seon Ho fix somehow.

To All The Men Who Loved Me– I started this because I was in the mood for some good romantic comedy. I don’t know if this fits that criteria but I’m keeping with it because Seo Ji Hoon is slowly climbing my K-Drama boyfriend list.

What’s On Deck?

The Uncanny Counter – COMING REALLY SOON….

Lovestruck in the City – COMING SOON….


Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Perfect Crime

Perfect Crime


Genre: Romance, Mature
Origin: Japan
Episodes: 10
Air-date: Jan 19, 2019 – Mar 24, 2019
Starring: Triendl Reina as Maejima Kaori, Sakurada Dori as Shinonome Haruto, Mashima Hidekazu as Fuyuki Takuma, Nagao Mariya as Kato Chinatsu

Kaori works as a design planner for a housing manufacturer. She has been having a secret affair with her married boss Fuyuki for years. Although Kaori can’t see a future with Fuyuki, she still loves him and continues their relationship. One day Haruto, the newly-transferred young and hot New York interior designer finds them in a compromising position. Subsequently, Kaori and Haruto are teamed up on design project. Through getting to know Haruto, Kaori’s fate begins to change.

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Heyyyy! I’m back with another Jdrama. Will I ever watch one that is normal and has a logical storyline? The answer is no. I swore I had found it with this one but like deep down I knew better. I will say though, I have yet to be proven wrong about my idea that all Jdrama heroines are idiots. Seriously if you have one that can prove different, drop it in the comments! This review took me days to write because I realized that I really had nothing to say. Lmfao.

Anyways as far as stories go this one went exactly as you would expect. There was no twists and turns. Just your average Japanese cheating drama turned into workplace romance. The selling point here is that it’s a more mature drama but everyone still acted like immature children anyways. Like you fucking your whole boss but still a bobble head? No discretion to that shit whatsoever? Just fucking all willy nilly in the place your coworkers could enter at any given point? … Okay.

The acting was fine, nothing phenomenal. I will say that I kinda have the urge to watch Coffee and Vanilla now because Sakurada Dori kinda hot, but like I’ll pick that one up after a nice palate cleanse and prepare for the equal parts ridiculousness that it will offer me. The one thing I’m still thoroughly confused about is why it’s called Perfect Crime… I mean it wasn’t really like there was a crime of some sort or anything? Idk y’all tell me in the comments.

Watch it or don’t, it doesn’t matter either way.


Story: 6/10
Acting: 7/10
Music: N/A
Rewatch Value: 6/10
Overall: 6/10

Fave Song:  N/A

Unbothered Drama Awards

All last year, we watched more dramas than what was anticipated due to our Asian Drama Bingo game. Since it was such a hit, we decided to give a little recognition to the shows that kept us occupied during COVID-19, Civil unrest, and basically the craziest year we’ve ever had.

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Wang Yi Tian (Fake Princess)
  2. Go Yoon Jung (Sweet Home)
  3. Ahn Eun Jin (More Than Friends)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Stefanie Lee (Start Up)
  2. Ye Ji Won (Another Miss Oh)
  3. Lee Joo Young (Itaewon Class)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Oh Jung Se (Hot Stove League)
  2. Chen Daoming (Joy of Life)
  3. Oh Jung Se (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Yoo Su Bin (Crash Landing On You)
  2. Woo Do Hwan (The King: Eternal Monarch)
  3. Oh Jung Se (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. The Temperature of Language: Our Nineteen
  2. My Love Enlighten Me
  3. Strangers From Hell

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Hyena
  2. Mystic Pop Up Bar
  3. Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Joy of Life
  2. Followers
  3. Sweet Home

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Extracurricular
  2. Meow, The Secret Boy
  3. The King: Eternal Monarch

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Angel’s Last Mission
  2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  3. Romantic Dr. Kim 2

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. The Last Empress
  2. Itaewon Class
  3. Record of Youth

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Xiao Zhan (Joy of Life)
  2. Park Jong Hwan (Strangers From Hell)
  3. Kim Sang Ho (Sweet Home)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Woo Do Hwan (The King: Eternal Monarch)
  2. Kim Joo Hyung (Start Up)
  3. Do Kyungsoo (Hello Monster)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Jasper Liu x Puff Kuo (Before We Get Married)
  2. Eleanor Lee x Xiong Yu Ting (My Love Enlighten Me)
  3. Daddi Tang x Wang You Jun (Way Back Into Love)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Im Si Wan x Lee Dong Wook (Strangers From Hell)
  2. Sam San Tech: Nam Joo Hyuk x Yoo Su bin x Kim Do Wan (Start Up)
  3. Baron Chen x Megan Lai (Bromance)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Hot Stove League
  2. Sweet Home
  3. Joy of Life

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Do Do Sol Sol La Sol
  2. Cinderella and Four Knights
  3. Mystic Pop Up Bar

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. The School Nurse Files
  2. 8 Days Limited
  3. Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachidesu

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Beautiful Gong Shim
  2. My Mr. Mermaid
  3. Hello Again

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. 3 Will Be Free
  2. Good Casting
  3. Joy of Life

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Crash Landing on You
  2. Itaewon Class
  3. Start Up

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. And The Winner Is Love
  2. Find Me In Your Memory
  3. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Love In The Moonlight
  2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  3. Mystic Pop Up Bar

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Han Yu Ri (The Temperature of Language: Our Nineteen)
  2. Bae Gyu Ri (Extracurricular)
  3. Linlin (Long Khong)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Bae Gyu Ri (Extracurricular)
  2. Jung Tae Eul (The King: Eternal King)
  3. Sunwoo Jun (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Liu Family (My Love Enlighten Me)
  2. Tang Family (Skate Into Love)
  3. The Dreams Baseball Team (Hot Stove League)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. The Baby Team (Oh My Baby)
  2. DanBam Crew (Itaewon Class)
  3. Choi Won-deok (Start Up)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Extracurricular
  2. Backstreet Rookie
  3. This Love Lasts Two Minds

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. The King: Eternal Monarch
  2. My Mr. Mermaid
  3. Another Miss Oh

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Kono Otoko wa Jinsei Saidai no Ayamachidesu
  2. Way Back Into Love
  3. My Love Enlighten Me

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. The Last Empress
  2. Wild Romance
  3. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Love Me If You Dare
  2. Tale of The Nine Tailed
  3. Extracurricular

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Another Miss Oh
  2. The King: Eternal Monarch
  3. Itaewon Class

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Followers
  2. More Than Friends
  3. Sweet Home

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. My Holo Love
  2. Hyena
  3. Crash Landing On You

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Yang Se Jong (Dr. Romantic Kim 2)
  2. Yu Bi (Backstreet Rookie)
  3. Seo In Guk & Jung So Min (Abyss)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Park Seo Joon (Record of Youth)
  2. Seo In Guk & Jung So Min (Abyss)
  3. Kim Min Seok (Beauty Inside)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Lonely Enough To Love
  2. Tale of The Nine Tailed
  3. Abyss

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Abyss
  2. Extracurricular
  3. Meow The Secret Boy

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Chu Ke Huan x Zhou Wei Wei (Before We Get Married – kitchen kiss)
  2. Moon Gang Tae x Ko Moon Yoon (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay – The bed kiss)
  3. Lee Jung Hoon x Yeo Ha Jin (Find Me In Your Memory ~ The car date kiss)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Gil Oh-sol x Jang Seon-kyul (Clean With A Passion – Counter kiss)
  2.  Seo Dal-mi x Nam Do-san (Start Up – Rooftop kiss)
  3. Ahn Jeong-ha x Sa Hye-jun (Record of Youth – Truck first kiss)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Kim Yoo Jung (Backstreet Rookie)
  2. Shin Hye Sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love)
  3. Seo Ye Ji (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Kim Hye Soo (Hyena)
  2. Jang Nara (The Last Empress)
  3. Seo Hyun Jin (Beauty Inside)

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Song Kang (Sweet Home)
  2. Lee Dong Wook (Strangers From Hell)
  3. Zhang Ruo Yun (Joy of Life)

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Park Seo Joon (Itaewon Class)
  2. Park Bo Gum (Record of Youth)
  3. Kim Seon Ho (Start Up)

There were a lot of dramas that we could have picked for this highest honor. But here are the six that stood out and the two that ruled 2020 for us.

Sugar Baby Unnie’s Picks

  1. Hot Stove League
  2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  3. Joy of Life

Lazy Unnie’s Picks

  1. Crash Landing on You
  2. Record of Youth
  3. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

And that is it! Thank you for rocking with us for 2020, hope to see you follow our 2021 Asian Bingo so we can do this all over again next year!

Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Something Just Like This

Something Just Like This


Genre: Business, Life, Romance, Youth
Origin: China
Episodes: 47
Air-date: Nov 8, 2020 – Dec 3, 2020
Starring: Johnny Huang as Duan Ran, Wu Jin Yan as Qian Xi Xi, Lulu Xuan as Zhang Jia Yun, Cao Yu Chen as Jiang Zhe Yang, Zhao Luo Ran as Su Su, David Liang as Chen Lang

The son of a retail tycoon and an e-commerce live-streamer join hands on a road to realizing their entrepreneurial dreams.

Qian Xixi comes from a broken family. At a young age, she was sent to live in Duan Ran’s home and they grew up together. However, their personalities are like heaven and earth due to their difference in status. Through sheer coincidence, Qian Xixi gets into the field of live-streaming. Duan Ran who’s a fuerdai (second-generation rich) sees the potential in e-commerce live streaming and acquires a company, thus becoming Qian Xixi’s boss. Duan Ran realizes that the industry is more complicated than he ever imagined.

Meanwhile, Qian Xixi throws herself into her work and unexpectedly encounters top star Jiang Zheyang who was her old high school classmate. Duan Ran and Qian Xixi encounter repeated problems at work and also in their relationship that they must learn to overcome.

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I’d like to think that the sky may be falling or this is truly a representation of the phenomenon that was 2020 and sure to be 2021. For I, Sugar Baby, completed forty-seven.. Yes you read that correctly, FORTY-SEVEN episode MODERN drama. Sighs. The things I do for good chemistry. 

It’s really hard to review dramas that are this long because so many things happen in between that it gets so hard to keep track and I get a little frustrated. Overall, this story was very average. There was nothing that is very unique to this show nor genre. It’s funny though, because whereas I’m often a little side eyeing about a story where there’s this pseudo-incest behavior, I found that this was very organic in the handling of it? It really just felt like they were friends that grew up together versus a situation where it was like “this is my little sister”. I think that could be attributed to all the behind the scenes stuff that they did to get into characters which cause a lot of controversy. There were so many classic tropes in this drama and I think the original title “We Are Young” captures the essence perfectly. It was a group of professionals trying to advance their careers and realize their dreams. 

It was all about chemistry for me. I’m thoroughly shook by how well Johnny and Jin Yan worked together. I already mentioned the behind the scenes work that I think helped because listen, it was so easy and palpable. I enjoyed watching these friends become lovers. I loved the teasing. I loved how supportive of each other they were. I loved their honesty. Also their first kiss was so damn cute! I was shook when it happened cause my ass was like huh? It’s only episode 23. Haha. Ngl I was disappointed with his mother’s initial disapproval of their relationship. 

I enjoyed the characters here cause they all had their own stories and crap that they were dealing with. Although there were people I absolutely detested they didn’t necessarily feel cartoonish. I found this to be a very comfortable and easy watch that could’ve been condensed into maybe 25 episodes? 30 if you really wanted to push the boundaries. Simply said, 47 was just way too much. 

So like give this a watch if you really wanna invest your time, but like it can easily be a background watch while you do other things. 


Story: 7/10
Acting: 8/10
Music: 8/10
Rewatch Value: 6/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Whatcha Watchin’ – January 11th – Season Two of 2020

Welcome to season two of 2020! Y’all saw them white people storming the capital? Like ew my gahd! If it was people of color then the narrative would be so different. SMH.

EARTH IS SO GHETTO!

Sugar Baby Unnie

New Year, same old me watching a bunch of dramas and then stopping midway to pick more dramas and just being a hot mess when it has only been eight days. When will I learn to be better? So there are a few dramas that I am basically finished with so I will not include.

Korean Dramas

Cheat On Me, If You Can: This drama is so fun?! Like I am so amused by everything it has to offer including a shirtless Kim Young Dae. It is equal parts funny, suspenseful and a dash of unbelievability. I hope I don’t end up hating it.

Run On: I really didn’t think I was going to like this one as much, but once I started I found that I couldn’t stop. There’s something that is so pleasant about this one and I even enjoy Shin Se Kyung which is saying a lot because we all know I be dragging that hoe from time to time.

The Penthouse: Yup. I absolutely drank the kool-aid. It is serving scandal, drama, fun! We had to stan it. I can already see why it was so addictive to others! Well done, Korea!

On The Radar

The Uncanny Counter: I’ve been seeing clips and I am so intrigued. I have been waiting on all the episodes to be completed before I started this one. I believe that Lazy Unnie is doing this one too so maybe a joint review! Heheh.

Dear Missy: At some point this week I will be starting this one because it is a very loose Gossip Girl remake and also because we love lesbians? (Technically not gay, but I have seen the clips and it looks hella gay to me!!!)

My Best Friend’s Story: Like i said, we are actively stanning the gays out here! As such I can’t imagine not watching a NiNi and Cecilia drama. HELLO GAY RIGHTS. MORE SISMANCE GAY STORIES PLEASE.

Lazy Unnie

New Year, Same Shit. It’s 11 days into the new year and I’ve not watched a damn thing besides Bridgerton and play videogames. Let me get my shit together and get back into dramaland.

Dramas

True Beauty – I drank the Kool-aid and I’m sucking this one down the moment the episodes drop. It has so many cliche’s but it’s just the right amount of cute to balance it out. Moon Ga Young is killing it in this role and I can’t wait to see how the second half turns out.

Strongest Deliveryman – This came about because I am so in love with Kim Seon Ho. The show is good so far but I’m just dragging my ass with it.

Tale of the Nine Tailed – I guess I’m still watching this. I was loving the first 5 episodes but when I got to 6, I fell off. Maybe I will finish, maybe not. We will see.

Varieties

Treasure Box – Better late than sorry. I really liked Treasure’s songs this year and I figured what better time to watch their origin. But it got me in my feels from episode one. Why do I put my heart through survival shows all the time?!

What’s On Deck?

The Uncanny Counter – Netflix got me hooked with their dramas. I feel so basic. Anyway, I really want to start this one and I think I will when it gets closer to the end. I know Sugar Baby also wants to watch so look forward to our joint review.

Lovestruck in the City – This is another Netflix one and even though it seems a bit boring on the surface, the cast is one of my faves. Hopefully I can stay awake for it.


Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Do You Like Brahms?

Do You Like Brahms?


Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Friendship, Music
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Air-date: August 31 to October 20, 2020
Starring: Park Eun Bin as Chae Song Ah, Kim Min Jae as Park Joon Young, Park Ji Hyun as Lee Jung Kyung, Kim Sung Chul as Han Hyun Ho, Lee You Jin as Yoon Dong Yoon, Bae Da Bin as Kang Min Sung

A drama about the dreams and love of classical music students who find their own happiness while learning music.

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I ended 2020 with a bang and I’m starting it off with an even bigger bang. Bang bang bang. My first review of 2021 is dedicated to a beautiful drama that I binged, yes binged. Listen y’all know I be old and crusty and cannot binge for shit anymore so imagine my surprise when I sat for 10 hours and then 6 hours straight and gobbled this drama all the way up. I even went through a little depression when I was done cause I was like whyyy. It’s so funny because I distinctly remember being told that this drama was a flop and boring, but holy hell, I really loved this shit. It was so beautiful. It was a rollercoaster drama with my emotions and I think this is best described as a very cathartic drama. I enjoyed the way it made me feel watching this drama and the top notch chemistry between Eun Bin and Min Jae.

My favorite thing about this drama was just how realistic the characters were. As much as I hated and I do mean HATED, like it is on SIGHT when I catch that motherfucking bitch in the streets, Jung Kyung, she was still very much a pliable character. The story wasn’t the strongest in the sense that we did receive our cliches and the over dramatics, but it was the characters that made it absolutely endearing. I enjoyed that we had the narration from our female lead from time to time because it set the pace for the drama. I understood the way they tackled their problems and for once I didn’t dislike the inevitable breakup because listen, if I was Song Ah, I would’ve felt the same way. 

I can say with certainty that everyone in this drama needed to go to therapy and in a dream world they all did. I think something that really stuck out to me was the choice to have Song Ah give up the violin and the words that were used to explain that. Idk y’all, I can’t explain it, but I really think this is just one of those dramas where you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. I just really felt such a kismet connection to their struggles be it through grad school, or settling on a job after graduation or the struggles of supporting your family and eventually turning something you love into something you hate, it really just touched me. 

Let’s not even discuss the soundtrack because that alone is reason to devour this drama like I did. There were also so many beautiful shots as well and it deserved the SBS award for best couple because THEY WERE IT. Please give this drama a shot because it really was so beautiful and sweet. However, if you’re not a fan of slower paced dramas, then you should definitely skip this one.


Story: 8/10
Acting: 9.5/10
Music: 10/10
Rewatch Value: 10/10
Overall: 9/10

Fave Song:  Punch – Close To Me & Gummy – Love Song

Unbothered Unnie’s 2021 Asian Drama Bingo

Well.. Well.. Well… Bitches we made it another year! 2020 was a shit show of a blur. I do not recall much except that our homes became the central point for life. It is where we worked and played. I probably ate more takeout last year than I ever did before in my life. NOT EVEN WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE BRUH. Outside was dangerous and it still is even though we have the vaccine rolling out… COVID said let’s ~mutate~!!

STAY HOME

Anyways… Happy 2021! Let’s do some fun things this year and bring back a feature that was very motivating for the Unnies! We will have other fun goodies to grace y’all with this year!

~ Asian Drama Bingo! ~

Below are three cards: Lazy Unnie’s bingo card, Sugar Baby Unnie’s and a Bonus bingo card. We’re back again with our Asian Drama Bingo! Same rules apply as last year with a little added spice. We will be watching various dramas throughout the year (not limited to 2021 dramas) and then picking one drama per block on our bingo card. will be trying to achieve bingo in the traditional way of horizontal, vertical or diagonal. For each drama that will be claimed as a part of bingo, there will be a corresponding review. This year we are making the quarterly exception of allowing a rewatch because we love to do that from time to time and movies. Movies require a review, the rewatched drama does not.

At the end of each month, we will be providing status on our bingo journey! Please look forward to see what else we have in store for this year and don’t hesitate to play along this with us!


Happy 2021! 💖

Asian Drama Bingo : December Check-In

Here we are closing out 2020.. A year that was truly something. From a global pandemic to cities being overturned because of injustice. We social distanced and kept our masks on and watched the world change from our screens. We don’t know what the next year is going to bring us but because 2020 was a turning point in history, I’m pretty sure we can handle anything at this point.

Blog-wise, we kept up with our bingo and it did make the year more enjoyable. We watched a lot of shows and stayed on top of things the best of our abilities. We had so much fun, come January, we will be holding our own awards to give this bingo a nice wrap up while unveiling our 2021 Asian Drama Bingo!

Lazy Unnie’s Card

The end of the year has arrived and of course I haven’t made bingo on all the cards. I tried but we’re just going to blame COVID for this one.

Sugar Baby’s Card

Ending our 2020 Asian Drama bingo with a bang and back to my og card. Good riddance to 2020!


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