Korean Movie Review: Innocent Witness

It seems like forever since I talked about a Korean drama or movie. I've just been so busy with planning for college and moving before that that I haven't had much time to watch much of anything. Saying that, I watched this movie recently and I was so impressed by it that I had to … Continue reading Korean Movie Review: Innocent Witness

I Finally Watched The New Aladdin Movie

I have an extremely mixed relationship with Disney live-action remakes. There are some I absolutely love (like Cinderella from 2015 and Alice in Wonderland from 2010). And then there are the ones I was extremely disappointed with (like Beauty and the Beast from 2017 and Maleficent from 2014). So when I heard that they were … Continue reading I Finally Watched The New Aladdin Movie

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 clich├ęs 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