TV Series Review: I Am The Night

The Black Dahlia Murder of 1947 has fascinated detectives and amateurs alike for years. There are few people in America who haven't heard of the horrific murder of Elizabeth Short, known more commonly as the Black Dahlia. But most probably don't know anything about one of the main suspects: George Hodel. I love true crime … Continue reading TV Series Review: I Am The Night

Korean Movie Review: Cheese in the Trap (the movie)

Original series poster Back in 2016, a Korean drama was released called Cheese in the Trap, starring Park Hae Jin and Kim Go Eun. On the surface, it was a college romance between a rich, popular guy and a poor, hardworking girl. If that sounds familiar, that's because there have been dozens of tv shows … Continue reading Korean Movie Review: Cheese in the Trap (the movie)

Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

In 1887, American journalist Nellie Bly, who was twenty-three at the time, decided to fake insanity to be admitted into the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island (right off the coast of New York City). She was inside ten days before she was rescued, and then she wrote of her experiences in the book Ten … Continue reading Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

Since finishing the book Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik, I was anxious to watch movies based on his character. If you're curious to read my book review and haven't, here's a link. As it turns out, there are quite a few adaptations centering around this famous magistrate during the Tang … Continue reading Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

A Concerning Trend in Japanese Dramas

I've been trying to get back into watching more Japanese dramas recently. When I first became interested in Asian dramas, it was through Japanese dramas (around 2009). Think of shows like Bloody Monday, Gokusan, Hana Yori Dango, etc. These were what got me interested in Asian dramas in general. But over the years, I haven't … Continue reading A Concerning Trend in Japanese Dramas

Chinese Drama Tropes I’m Sick Of

I love Chinese dramas, and within the last couple of years I've been watching way more than is probably good for my health. However, the more I watch, the more I realize there are certain clichés that I see a lot in different dramas that I'm so over. A quick disclaimer before I get into … Continue reading Chinese Drama Tropes I’m Sick Of

My Favorite Asian Dramas of 2018

Since the year is coming to the close, I thought I could do some posts on my favorites of the year. And today we are starting off with my favorite dramas from Asia (China and Korea mostly). These won't be in any order, because all of them are good for their own reasons. Without too … Continue reading My Favorite Asian Dramas of 2018

Movie Review: Bel Canto (2018)

I just got the book this movie is based on at the library and I thought I should watch/read both around the same time. I saw a trailer for this movie earlier this year, and it really intrigued me. I’ve also read some pretty positive reviews of the book from fellow bloggers. But, in this … Continue reading Movie Review: Bel Canto (2018)

Horror Movies Mini-Reviews, 2018

As part of my immersion into everything Halloween this month, I knew my Spooktober would not be complete without watching a few horror movies. And I kept a record of all them! So today I’m sharing with you a bunch of mini-reviews for horror movies I watched this month (mostly those released in 2018, though … Continue reading Horror Movies Mini-Reviews, 2018