Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Couple of Mirrors

Couple of Mirrors

Genre: Thriller, Historical, Mystery, Drama
Origin: China
Episodes: 12
Air-date: Aug 12, 2021 – Aug 26, 2021
Starring: Zhang Nan as Xu You Yi, Annie Sun as Yan Wei, Liu Zhi Yang as Zhou Heng, He Feng Tian as Jiang Bin, Zhou Dai Wei as Xie Yi Fan

You Yi is a young, innocent, and kind-hearted socialite and a successful author, living with everyone’s adoration and envy. Her perfect life is turned upside-down when she discovers a betrayal by the two most trusted people in her life. With no one left to turn to, she finds refuge in the friendship and support of Yan Wei, a young photographer with a cold personality. Unbeknownst to all, Yan Wei has a deadly secret identity.


Do you guys know how long I have been watching this drama? MONTHS! And it wasn’t because it was boring, it was because I was lazy. Honestly, at this point, I think it is unfair of me to deem other Nikki the lazy one in our duo. Oh well. I finally noticed that this was on Viki this year and then the binge was on! I picked this drama up because you guys told me it was a girl love drama and to be quite honest, you are all nasty dirty liars!! I know.. I know.. Censorship and whatever, but umm need I remind you how gay Shining Just for You was and that was an hetero romance where we were supposed to be rooting for these motherfuckers.. I’m just saying.. They could’ve tried harder.

As stated, I started this because I kinda had a little crush on Zhang Nan when I watched her in Royal Feast and then everyone said this was good.. I had no idea what the actual story was supposed to be and I have a hard time sticking with Republican Era Chinese dramas, but with this one? I had no problems. When I started you know my messy ass was like on the floor when the cheating dropped but you know what settled and had me glued? When we started finding out bits and pieces of Yan Wei.. I loved seeing the way they unraveled the yarn after Hong Mei got killed via the hit and run caused by the betraying demons. Yes, that is what I will be referring to them as. Anyway, after that this story got so damn topsy turny and wild, I was like okay what is going onnnn? But I was hooked and that right there is what I need from my shows. Even if you are feeding me bullshit, I wanna see it through. The finale was very … umm… interesting? I can only say that it must be because there will be a season two.. allegedly.

So story aside, the acting was pretty good. I thought that everyone played their roles in a believable manner. I was actually quite impressed with Annie Sun’s acting simply because she pulled off this role quite well. I want to see more of her because yeah, I got me a crush. What I really loved was the score and animation used for the introduction. It was really beautiful guys.

All in all, I would definitely rewatch this and recommend it to others. It was good, it just needed to be gayer.

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

Whatcha Watchin’ – February 6th – Legendborn

Even though every month we should be celebrating Black lives and voices, this is the month we can be in your faces about it. If you haven’t noticed, we are titling our Whatcha Watchin’s after books this year. Go read Legendborn ASAP!

Sugar Baby Unnie

I spent the last few days obsessed with reading which means not much watching happened outside of Naruto and finally finishing Couple of Mirrors.



Song of The Moon: Mannn.. I love this drama? I am enjoying it so much it is wild. We have just about ten or so episodes to go so anticipate this being completed by the end of the week.

Unchained Love: I think the complaints for this one are so annoying.. Is this the best drama to exist? No. Was it fine enough to pass time? Absolutely. Almost done.

New Life Begins: Haven’t watched much since last time but we’re doing it.

On Deck

One and Only: If you see this sitting here for like twenty years, mind yo business. It is happening. Don’t worry.

GAP: Let’s go lesbians!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crash Course In Romance: Ssshhh. Say nothing.

Lazy Unnie

I’ve been in a reading mood and a lot of the shows I want to watch, I’m just waiting to end or start.


  • The New Employee – We are nearing the end and I just feel like this could have benefited from being a full drama. There is enough material for it.
  • Crash Course in Romance – The one bright spot in my weekends right now.

Up Next

  • Island Season 1 – You had me at Lee Da Hee. But this is on Prime! I hope more shows go there. However, my faith in Eunwoo isn’t there as usual. At least he’s pretty.
  • Work Later, Drink Now Season 2 – Gonna start now that’s done so me and SB can review together.
  • The Heavenly Idol – The premise sounds ridiculous and I’m here for it.
  • My School President – I am over watching BLs as they air so since this is on episode 9, I think it’s time to start.
  • Never Let Me Go – See above.

Hit It or Skip It – February 2023 Week 1

Happy Black History Month

Not much needs to be said about this week besides… some players came to play. Got me excited for the rest of the month for sure.


They haven’t reinvented the wheel but it’s cute. Korean-Thai boygroup should be interesting.

NCT 127 “Ay-Yo”

At first listen, I was like WHACK. First watch, AY YO FUCK IT UP! I don’t say niggaboo often but damnnnnn they came for me.


This is just the 4th gen sound and I have come to realize that. This ain’t bad and I really like the rapping. They need a different MV concept tho.

BXB “Fly Away”

Giving VIXX vibes in this day and age. Love it.


GFRIEND had to fall so these three could rise! I love its sexy vibe. Didn’t need the rap verse but otherwise a bop.

STAYC “Poppy (Korean Ver.)”


BIG Naughty “Fxxxnds (Feat. Kim Min Seok of MeloMance)”

I was feeling the sad boy rap at the beginning but quickly grew bored of it.

TAEYEON “Night Into Days”

Sis can sing anything but this is just so boring and a bit dated.

Woolenciah “GET SET GO”

I wanted to like this more but the flow isn’t really as charming as it was on SMTM

Favorite SOTW:

Second Favorite SOTW:

Lazy Unnie’s Playlist: The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION – TXT


ARTIST: Tomorrow X Together

LABEL: Big Hit Entertainment

RELEASED: January 27th, 2023

Been a while since I’ve done a review and I just couldn’t get off the ride that TXT has provided! Read on to see what I thought of everything else.

Sugar Rush Ride – Title Track

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Lord knows I love me a funky guitar riff and this opens with it. I was in love with the first cords! It’s a dancey pop track that feels like an elevated sound of their earlier tracks. It is like they’ve taken what they’ve done and thought about how they could flip it on its head. I don’t think the MV really goes with the song but both have this whimsical vibe that just works with TXT’s whole aesthetic

Peter Pan who?!

Devil by the Window

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I really feel like TXT needs to be in the discussion when talking about good-ass all-English k-pop tracks. This is really a fun and kinda Billie Eilish vibe. Puts me in a like dangerous mood.

Happy Fools (Feat. Coi Leray)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Look at TXT getting those features. I think this is a good song. It isn’t crazy but it really is showing how the group is playing with genre. Having a more samba R&B vibe that makes you feel like you’re on the beach somewhere lounging.

Tinnitus (Wanna be a rock)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Is it the best song on the EP? I THINK YES! Who knew that TXT would benefit so well from mixing with Afrobeats? Their tones and beat are harmonious, making me want a whole album of these kinds of songs. I also wanna see the boys dancing to this.

Farewell, Neverland

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

TXT ends their expedition of various influences with a Latin-inspired ballad. Even without the typical 4th gen noise, it feels relevant and unique to TXT.


The thing about TXT is I can now count on them to experiment and not fuck up. There is just something about this EP that feels different than the others but not too far removed. I believe it is TXT’s ability to be chameleons and fully absorb themselves into whatever concept they are trying. Even though this is just an EP, it makes me wonder what a full album of these kinds of songs would sound like. Who would they collab with next? Want to talk about acts that can crossover into today’s pop world? That’s TXT.

I just love him

OVERALL: 3.5 / 5

Favorite Track(s): 
Tinnitus (Wanna be a rock)

Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Between Us

Team is a talented swimmer who just entered university. However, when it comes to swim competitions, he’s never able to perform to the best of his abilities. When swim team upperclassman Win comes to know that the problem doesn’t lie in Team’s abilities or dedication, but rather his trauma and the sleeping difficulties it causes, he offers up his own room for Team to stay in. With the comfort of company, Team’s performance starts to improve and feelings start to grow between the two young men. But Team isn’t the only one with issues from his past preventing him from moving forward. Win struggles with how to handle receiving love and how to give special treatment to those closest to him. Occurring parallel to the events of “Until We Meet Again,” this story focuses on how Win and Team come to know and inspire growth in each other.

  • Starring: Boun Noppanut Guntachai | Prem Warut Chawalitrujiwong
  • Episodes: 12 (53 min.)
  • Aired: November 6, 2022 – January 29, 2023
  • Network: GMM One, iQiyi
  • Where to Watch: iQiyi, Youtube

First, let me preface this by saying I never finished Until We Meet Again. I’ll probably finish it at some point this year but I have a thing against characters who just cry or look like they are going to cry all the time. With that said, I knew going in this was going to be a parallel story of the side couple, Win and Team from that show. There are things I really enjoyed about it running in the same time frame as the origin show but others were a bit annoying. Honestly, that was my whole vibe throughout watching. My expectations were pretty high and maybe that was my fault because I know I should go in without any, so maybe it’s my own fault and not the show’s why after twelve weeks of edging, I was left without a real pay off.

Since Win and Team were a fan favorite from UWMA, I was expecting their story to be this different, fun but also angsty plot. What I think happened was because UWMA had this overall huge plot of reincarnated souls from past lives falling in love, BU fell in comparison because it had this trauma plot which is fine… but just felt underdeveloped. Team had this trauma of watching his cousin die, and Win had… something that I never really understood. Was he scared of commitment? Sure, okay. It felt like the writers were trying to build something that could match the intensity of the first show but also appease the fans.

Speaking of, the fanservice! Before the show even aired, there were these short little clips between the couple and they were so cute! I was hoping for more of that dynamic but instead, we got weeks of Win and Team, hooking up, not really communicating with each other, and playing this weird hard-to-get. When I said it felt like they were edging fans, I was serious. Not all shows need to be like KinnPorsche of Love in the Air, but for a couple who the fans LOVE, I would have liked to see them be… you know, a couple. Cuddles at night ain’t gonna cut it.

As for the things I liked. Just like everyone else, I loved the consent dialogue between everyone really. We don’t see it often and Win basically asking Team if he can wreck him? Sexy. I also liked how we got to see some of the side couples have a pretty decent storyline. This makes me think, this universe is great at giving the second and third couples amazing things but sucks at main couples. Bee and Prince’s story of a young actor falling in love was so cute. But I LIVED for Win’s best friend and brother being gamer friends and then boyfriends. THIS IS WHERE THE POTENTIAL IS AT.

I could go on and on about things but I won’t because then I would be as bad as the writers. I love Boun and Prem just like everyone else. I love their chemistry but because of the knee-jerky writing and direction of Between Us, none of that came across the screen clearly. It felt like they were trying to appease the fans with a bunch of fanservice and a weak ass plot. I think this would have been better if they would have done it as an AU in which they didn’t have to follow the confines of Until We Meet Again. GIVE THE BOYS WELL-WRITTEN SCRIPTS!

Acting: 5/10
Story: 7/10
Music: -/10
Comfort Score: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

Recommended :

Fave Song : N/A

Asian Drama Bingo : January Check-In

Happy Happy Happy New Year!!! Since it’s January, you know we be giving you all the content and reviews. We hit our bingo cards hard and fast and then slack off for months. HOPEFULLY this year we got our shit together. Accountability is key!

Lazy Unnie’s Card

I actually feel like I finished a good amount this month. But there is only one way from here and that’s up.

Sugar Baby’s Card

You know I be starting the year off with a bang and then I get lazy but let’s try some consistency!

Hit It or Skip It – January 2023 Week 4

Am I a wee bit high listening to these? Mayhaps.. You will all DEAL. KPOP SHOULD ENTERTAIN MY HIGH ASS WTF!!

MAVE ‘Pandora’

As stated earlier, I am high so this was trippy for me because I thought it was real ppl for a second hahah anyways yk it’s the Aespa vibe, very catchy.. Pandoraaaaa.

Rad Museum ft Sik-k ‘More’

I love a good n*ggaboo kpop song! Yass appropriate a little harder unff.

TXT ‘Sugar Rush Ride’

This is nice, she a cute girl but the banger on the album is Tinnitus btw.

Onewe ‘Gravity’

Idk there’s something working for me here and it’s not the rap. But, umm does anyone else feel like keyboard dude sexually harassed you? lololol like idk man I was like wait a minute why do I feel like I was touched?? lol.

XG ‘Shooting Stars’

Not a big fan of the verses but I love the chorus a LOT.

Yesung ‘Small Things’

I fell asleep twice during this song.. Also, who is this white man?

Wendy x Melomance ‘Miracle’


Jinyoung ‘Letter’

Cotton Candy is the title for a reason. Sorry, Nat! This is blowing my high.. Zzzzz.

AIMERS ‘Moonlight’


Favorite SOTW:

Favorite B-Side SOTW:

Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Hit The Spot

Hit The Spot

Genre: Romance, Drama, Mature
Origin: South Korea
Episodes: 8
Air-date: Dec 23, 2022 – Jan 13, 2023
Starring: Ahn Hee Yeon as Son Hee Jae, Bae Woo Hee as Lee Mi Na, Park Sun Ho as In Chan, Choi Kwang Rok as Woo Jae

A warm, friendly, considerate person, Hee Jae is surrounded by people who claim to know and love her. The problem for Hee Jae is that she isn’t really sure if she really understands herself. On the other hand, Mi Na is Hee Jae’s confident and energetic best friend and colleague at Play Books, a supplier of books and related products centered around sex and romance. While an expert in how to achieve physical pleasure, her understanding falls short on romantic relationships. When they find themselves told to take over hosting a sex and romance advice podcast, the two feel more than a little lost. Having never experienced an orgasm or explored her own sexuality beyond routine, lifeless intercourse with her boyfriend of five years, Hee Jae isn’t the most qualified person to be hosting a sex advice podcast. Trapped in a loveless routine of emotionally detached, no strings attached casual sex, Mi Na is hardly one to ask for advice on committed romantic relationships. With no one else able to take over the program, though, they really don’t have a choice. Suddenly thrust into a world she doesn’t understand, Hee Jae finds herself opening up to new ideas and starts to explore her own body and seek out new experiences. Fed up with cycling through men who only satisfy her body and nothing more, Mi Na, too, desperately wants things to change. Pooling their lifetime of experiences and newfound knowledge, Mi Na and Hee Jae decide to make a major life change by opening a sex counseling service together. Working to help others find personal satisfaction, will these friends find the satisfaction they both so crave?


You know what? I have lost all sense of self and who I am after watching this show… Not because the message was so well articulated and performed..No. I lost my sense of self because, how was I watching a KOREAN drama.. drama not MOVIE.. drama and the first thing I see is a woman’s bare titties getting sucked? Nipple and all.. Literally the first two episodes of this drama had a full blown raunchier than the CW, should probably be on HBOMax sex scene. I had to do a double take and wonder if I was watching a Netflix original Kdrama for a second. I mean, don’t get me wrong because I started this show because of the clip of all the vibrators falling out of Hee Jae’s bag, but still I didn’t think it was gonna be this explicit.

This drama was definitely different and no doubt one of the first of its type within this Korean drama market. It was very raunchy and informative and the whole style of it was given a more western feel. What I really enjoyed about this drama was that it was a very slice of life feel, nothing with any true deeper motives. I thought our four leads did a fantastic job with portraying their characters. I especially found Hani to be so endearing and sweet. I had to remember that she was an idol because there were moments when I was genuinely charmed by her. I also think she has a thing for raunchy stories no? Speaking of raunchy, some of the scenes were for sure fetish bait right? Like some of it had me very much feeling odd. Also the amount of tongue a bitch saw with all these kisses? LITERALLY ALL THE KISSES. They was against the wall, on the floor, in the bed, on the couch. I was truly just stunned.

I think dramas like these are very much needed especially in the conservative country that is Korea. It benefits people to be more informed about their choices. I mean we’ve all heard about how bad the STI transmission rate has been there. Give it a go, I’m sure you’ll give a laugh or two but please don’t watch with minors.

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

Lazy Unnie’s Couch: The Eclipse

The country’s leading all-boys school, Suppalo, is strictly governed. Rumour has it that a curse will punish students who act out, a curse that grows stronger as the solar eclipse nears. But where there are rules, there will naturally be those who want to break them. A group of students calling themselves “The World Remembers” unite to challenge the school’s authority and demand their rights. Head student prefect Akk and his cohorts are tasked with dissuading the rebel group. Then Ayan, a mysterious new student, arrives. Akk is suspicious of Ayan, this boy whose behaviour is so odd and who regularly challenges the school’s norms. Ayan has enrolled in hopes of discovering the person who pushed his uncle Dika to suicide. His only evidence leading him to Suppalo School is in his uncle’s old notebook. Ayan’s method of dealing with Akk’s scrutiny is to toy with him.

  • Starring: First Kanaphan Puitrakul | Khaotung Thanawat Ratanakitpaisan
  • Episodes: 12 (45 min.)
  • Aired: August 12 – October 28, 2022
  • Network: GMM 25
  • Where to Watch: Youtube

Imagine having an amazing cast and throwing them in a half-developed show with a budget of $3.50. That is exactly what The Eclipse was. Now, I’m not saying it was a bad show because there were things I really enjoyed about it and the potential was there. But damn GMMTV gave no fucks about this one.

The idea of a school having a curse that affected the students who went against the rules was… different. I get what they were trying to do because it was all there. A story about students who were trying to go up against this authoritative administration for the sake of their individuality and sexuality. Also having characters struggling with their own discoveries and homophobia. All of it was there! Even sprinkling in dealing with grief in different forms, from family to lovers. Got it. BUT it was completely disjointed and the fact that this “mystery” loomed over the plot in such a weak way was annoying.

Honestly, the saving grace of this show was the cast. From our main couple of FirstKhao. Without them, I don’t think Akk and Ayan would be anything other than tropey and annoying. Their chemistry sold and I completely fell for Khao in this. Short king come through! The level of gay panic in Akk and confidence from Ayan, I was so in their cat-and-mouse relationship. LouisNeo was also a nice pairing as the secondary couple of Thua and Kahn. For a while, I was really focused on Khan’s journey of coming out of his own closet and admitting his feelings for Thua. I liked Thua a lot until they decided to make him a villain. How do they go from setting him up for being abused at home to now he is a villain without really addressing the first part? I was hella confused.

In the end, I feel like this show was really just about discovery. Discovering one’s true identity and how you are going to let that dictate your future. They had unnecessary plot twists, like come on, the big bad teacher was actually the closeted lover of Ayan’s uncle? COME ON! I would have been happy with a subplot of Wat, Akk’s friend, hooking up with the lady teacher. I mean, they were dropping crumbs, or was it just me?

Acting: 8/10
Story: 6/10
Music: 6/10
Comfort Score: 9/10
Overall: 8/10

Recommended :

Fave Song : N/A

The Unnie’s Review Couch Corner: The Forbidden Marriage

Lee Heon is the king of Joseon. 7 years ago, when he was a crown prince, his beloved wife died. To this day, he has not been able to get over her death. For the past 7 years, the royal family and government members have tried to get King Lee Heon remarried without success. The nation has also implemented a geumhonryung edict, which is a ban on all single women marrying during this time when the king has not married. People are furious over the marriage ban. One day, King Lee Heon hears of a woman named Ye So Rang, who claims the spirit of the king’s late wife exists within the royal palace. Meanwhile, Ye So Rang is a swindler and claims to interpret marital harmony signs. She is arrested and jailed where Officer Lee Shin Won works. To get out of her predicament, she pretends to be possessed by a spirit in front of Lee Shin Won. During her ruse, she mentions that the spirit of King Lee Heon’s late wife exists within the royal palace. She is then brought in front of the king and he asks her if she can really see his late wife’s spirit. To survive, Ye So Rang acts like her body is possessed by the king’s late wife. Ye So Rang’s lies get bigger and more audacious.

  • Starring: Kim Young Dae | Park Ju Hyun | Kim Woo Seok
  • Episodes: 12 (1 hr. 10 mins.)
  • Aired: December 9, 2022 – January 21, 2023
  • Network: MBC

Acting: 8/10
Story: 8/10
Music: 8/10
Comfort Score: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

Fave Song:

Story: 7.5/10
Acting: 8/10
Music: 8/10
Rewatch Value: 6.5/10
Overall: 8/10