Author Archives: Alison

TV Review – The Master’s Sun

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema 2013 – 17 episodes This is just stitched together from a whole steaming pile of wrong. It can’t seem to decide what it is, so it veers between Cinderella rom com, mystery, and episodic ghost series, … Continue reading

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DinDin – Insomnia (feat. Lee Hong Gi of FT Island)

This is mellow pastel Din Din pining, not for the fjords, but for a girl. He’s assisted in his pining by the dulcet tones of Lee Hong Gi from FT Island, who provides a calming counterpoint to DinDin’s melancholy musings.

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TV Review – My Shy Boss

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema 2017 – 16 episodes The world’s most introverted over-thinker meets the world’s most outspoken non-thinker – what could go wrong? Fortunately it gets better than that, because if it was just “Genius introvert falls in love … Continue reading

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Sandeul – My Shy Boss OST (with lyrics)

Confession time: I started watching the series because of this song. Yes, tragic, I know. But I’m unrepentant – Sandeul’s glorious vocals make everything better, and the song appears frequently throughout the series at appropriate moments. It’s a gentle, lyrical … Continue reading

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TV Review – You’re All Surrounded

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema 2014 – 20 episodes It looked like just another cop drama, but this little gem ticked all the boxes on my Cracking Good Series bingo card. For starters, the cast: Lee Seung-gi as Kim Ji-young/Eun Dae-gu, … Continue reading

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Lee Seung Chul & San E (feat. Kang Min Hee) – You’re All Surrounded OST

Two songs this time, both strangely enough about love, which is odd for a cop show. Heigh ho. I’m not particularly enamoured of either, but providing them for your delectation nonetheless.

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TV Review – You Are Beautiful

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema 2009 – 16 episodes Everyone involved in this debacle should cower under the Doona of Shame for all eternity. I’m even embarrassed to say I watched it. What a complete dogs’ breakfast – the script was … Continue reading

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TV Review – Secret Garden

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema TV drama – 20 episodes OST That Woman/That Man by Baek Ji Young/Hyun Bin Japan may have Godzilla, but Korea has an equally fearsome monster. The chaebol mama may not trample buildings, but she has a … Continue reading

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Baek Ji Young, Hyun Bin – Secret Garden OST

If you want an emotive slow ballad, then I’ve got just the thing. If that doesn’t float your boat, then skip the music and wait for the review. In keeping with the body swap theme of the series, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Really Not Dead…

Really not dead. Normal service will be resumed as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway.

No zombies were involved in any way. Honestly. Not a one. Continue reading

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