Asian Fangirl, Hallayu Wave Fandom

K-drama Primer

Why is this my fandom? How can it become your fandom? Check out the primer to all things K-drama!

Asian Fangirl, Korean Drama Reviews

The Gender Confusion in Coffee Prince

Coffee Prince is your typical romantic-comedy. The two leads are your stereotypical rich guy, poor girl. There's a clichéd love triangle plus an overused trope: girl poses as boy and falls in love. Where the story gets good is when it goes modern!

A Few TV Thoughts

The Bedlam of Showing vs. Telling

Horror. Not a favorite genre of mine. As a preteen, any desire I had to experience fear of the bogeyman got played out during a horror film festival. So it's shocking that I love BBC America's Bedlam, a British television series that follows four flatmates who live in an old hospital's converted apartments. Old hospital being… Continue reading The Bedlam of Showing vs. Telling

A Few TV Thoughts

An Introduction to Bedlam

Or Theo James Big Break! We go to see movies because we love to delve into stories and get to know new people. And that includes new actors. With the release of the movie adaption for the mega hit book series Divergent we get up close and personal with Theo James who portrays the hot… Continue reading An Introduction to Bedlam

A Writer, Blogger, Reader Journal, Discussions

A Lifetime of Writing Goals

If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled." So here I am to track and enlarge my goals, with the idea to take the steps needed to accomplishing them.

Korean Drama Reviews, Purely Production

The 14 Superstars of Coffee Prince

A stellar actor can elevate the worst tripe, while special effects tend to plasticize story, yet the right art direction will add to not only the world but the characters as well. Purely Production is a monthly post where I explore the different elements that affect a finished media, for good or ill. We’ll forget about writing for a… Continue reading The 14 Superstars of Coffee Prince

Asian Fangirl, Hallayu Wave Fandom

The Families of Coffee Prince

Coffee Prince is a 2007 romantic comedy that epitomizes what everyone wants from a romantic comedy. A television show, even one from South Korea, is made up of two equally important parts: story and production. When these elements come together well we have a winner and when they don't we adjust our expectations accordingly. I'm here to… Continue reading The Families of Coffee Prince


Z = Zaraki

Using Zaraki Kenpachi is kind of cheating. That's because the shingami known as Zaraki Kenpachi really doesn't have a name. Yup, Zaraki is a district in the soul society, in other words it's a place, not a name. He doesn't really have a last name so they used the place he's from. Kenpachi isn't really his… Continue reading Z = Zaraki


Y = Yong-ha

How to introduce Gu Yong-ha? I love him! He's amazing! Adorkable! Even conniving! So, so happy he went good! That won't work. It doesn't really tell you anything. He is that amazing though. First I should explain that Gu is his last name. In Korea they put family first so it stands to reason last names… Continue reading Y = Yong-ha

A Few TV Thoughts, Lighting a Writer's Toolkit

Expanding Details In Plain Sight

ed-it verb. to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc. Whether you edit words in or out, the point of going over your work is to improve each element of your story. Editing is like a muscle: the more you examine the problems in other stories the easier it is to diagnose… Continue reading Expanding Details In Plain Sight


S = Singer

Shut up ya idjit, I'm talking about Bobby Singer, the Winchester brother's go to demon hunter. Talk respectfully now, he's just like family to those boys. Whenever Bobby opens his mouth you aren't sure what's going to come out of it but you know #1 it'll be fun and #2 whatever it is will make you laugh… Continue reading S = Singer


R = Rudy

Dr. Rudy Lom is not your normal police procedural doctor. No, he's in charge of keeping the mandatory android partners in working order on Fox's Almost Human. Much is made of destroying as many MX models as possible in each episode so we can get some Rudy action on the murder scene. In such an advanced… Continue reading R = Rudy


J = Jeremy

This is Jeremy. Yes, yes, Jeremy. That's it, we never learn the rest of his name in the k-drama, You're Beautiful. He's not normally this angry or mean. Yet both the name and the face suit the character, for Jeremy doesn't have a subtle bone in his body. It also suits the role his character… Continue reading J = Jeremy


H = Hye-gyul

Hye-gyul is portrayed by a little 5-year-old girl named Kang Ji-woo. She has a massive 7 roles under her belt with this character and it shows. I'm always attracted to the power a young actor embodies with their raw natural talent and Kang Ji-woo is no different. In the k-drama The Suspicious Housekeeper the two… Continue reading H = Hye-gyul


E = Edward

Not that Edward! Damn glittery vampires...*grumble* No, I mean the self-sacrificing older brother Edward Elric. An orphan with an estranged father, physically challenged prosthetic user, brilliant teenage alchemist, along with his Napoleonic tantrums over hints to his size are only a handful of the traits that make Ed stand out from other characters. Physically, of course, there is his… Continue reading E = Edward


C = Chandler

Obsessive–compulsive disorder -- I don't know why but it is a compelling character trait. It speaks to hidden emotions in a visual and psychological way that is as puzzling as it is fascinating. Not just any character can wear it well. I'm talking about Detective Inspector Joseph 'Joe' Chandler of Whitechapel. Rupert Penry-Jones has a bit… Continue reading C = Chandler


A = Agemaki

Kei Agemaki is a loyal and obedient son who joins the ranks of the imperial army of which his father is a general. This sounds like a super boring character, doesn't it? That's why I love Agemaki! When a writer can take an archetype that is perceived as common and run of the mill and still compel… Continue reading A = Agemaki