Thursday, October 14, 2021

[Short Review] The Witch's Diner

A short review of a short drama (8 episodes, some even 40+ minutes only) from Tving. This is most certainly a Song Jihyo's drama as her character is the gravitational center and creator of the plot that flows not too dramatically, not too snoozy. And drama shows that most of the things we want, we get not by magic but through tests and tribulations.

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 63: Birches

 Today, a poem by a very known poet, who also graced this blog with his poems - Robert Frost.


Wednesday, September 01, 2021

[First Impression] Police University

I realized not so long ago that more and more of my so-called "reviews" are rather musings, throwing theories here and there, based rather on personal feelings than any notebook of cinematography/screenwriting/whatever craft. If I like it, then I like it and may be the only person liking it.
I am probably the only person liking this drama then.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021


I thought since I post some clouds on Twitter, and even more I don't post, maybe writing something and posting pictures of clouds would be a good interval in out nightmarish reality. 
One thing needs to be explained first - I am a TERRIBLE photographer. I just click on the button and that's it. 

Monday, July 05, 2021

[First Impression] On The Verge of Insanity

I understand this might not be everyone's cup of tea, because it tells the story of workers trying to survive during mass layoffs and uncertainty because of their job. As side stories, this drama adds other social issues that we usually don't like to think about.

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 62: The Rising of the Storm

Since we've been having a season of storms, a poem that in its rhythm builds the anticipation, the winds rising and yet some steadiness in how the storm comes. But the effects of this one are different. 
Of course, symbolic reading of the poem might give quite a different results than just a regular storm.  The poem is by Paul Laurence Dunbar who already made the appearance on this blog.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 61: Eurydice

In today's Poetry Corner, a poet who often signed her works as H.D. gave voice to Eurydice, the silent and passive recipient of action, never a performer.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

[First Impression] Bossam - Steal The Fate

Since there is an unwritten rule that I need to have a sageuk among the pile of dramas I'm watching, this half of the year it's Bossam's turn to entertain. Although 'entertain' might be the wrong word for any historical that isn't explicit comedy (like Detective K).

Sunday, June 13, 2021

[A Very Serious Not-A-Review] Dark Hole

Oh ye of little faith who dropped this drama somewhere along the way! How could you NOT appreciate this intricately symbolic, and allegoric, and allergic show? My mind is completely numb blown away just by the sheer amount of issues this drama touched upon. 
With the subtlety of a water buffalo.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 60: The Dawn Of Darkness


Today, a poem from George William (“A. E.”) Russell (1867–1935).

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 59: Double Ballade on the Nothingness of Things

Today, a poem that reminds us that nothing is set in stone and the world is ephemeral. 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

[Not A Drama Review] Hello? Me! ... Oh Damn

This, as the title suggests, will not be a review, but rather some loose ruminations on the drama I thought would be my background for doing things, but it turned out to be a really delightful journey.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 58: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

 Today, a bit unsettling poem by Walt Whitman. It is a long one, so probably not for everyone.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 57: Let the Past Die

If I am being honest, I am not sure whether I'm back to blogging and posting. However, today is one poem, after a long break, this one is from William Ellery Leonard.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 56: The Darkling Thrush

Today is a day with snow, and frost, and a bird. Provided by Thomas Hardy, who already appeared on this blog.

Monday, January 25, 2021

[Rearview Mirror 2020] Korean Series

And the last installment of the series is - Korean dramas. On this list there are 3 mini-dramas I somehow forgot to list on the Mini-dramas post, as well as anthologies - SF8, Drama Special, and Drama Stage. Every episode of the Drama Stage and SF8 has a separate short review on this blog, so in case anyone wants, it's easy to look for.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 8

And with this post we end the wonderful observations of the nature in UK. In this episode we learned about the fantastic physiological adaptations of the Gannet birds (the dive with the speed of over 83 km/h and as the scientists experimented with the models - they could have, they never do, but could have reached the speed of around 286.5 km/h), the in-built GPS of he salmon (even in the embryos), and about the animals that start to colonize even the active industrial complex such as the glass factory.

Friday, January 15, 2021

[Movie Review] My First Client (2019)

This will not be the usual review, because - honestly - I don't want to go through this trauma again just to write in-depth post. This is rather posted to bring eyes to this movie, in the light of the most recent, tragic events regarding the abuse and death of one little Jeongin.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 7

In this episode we spent the most time in Tentsmuir in Scotland watching, of course, seals, but also bearded tit, a very colorful and cute bird whose reed habitat was destroyed by a fire in April but rejuvenated by the time Autumnwatch was filmed. Also, I learned what a speculum is - it's a patch of iridescently blue wing feathers on both male and female mallard duck. The hypothesis as to why it's exactly the same is tentative - probably it refracts the light to avoid predation from hawks or falcons.
And also fungi and ther network. I love fungi, as probably some of you know, so seeing a tiny segment on them made me happy.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

[Rearview Mirror 2020] Korean Movies

In 2020 I watched 54 Korean films. Majority of them (48) was experienced in the lovely company of my twitter friend: Mexochi. Below you can find the list of them, some with short info whether it's worth seeing or not. Also, I don't care about spoiler-phobic feelings, so yes, there are spoilers.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 6


In this, yet another informative episode, we learned how cephalopods are changing colors (which is actually quite amazing as they see the world in black and white), how flapper skate eggs look like (I did not know that) and about the danger that our hedgehogs face.


Saturday, January 09, 2021

Saturday Poetry Corner 55: 따뜻한 겨울 (Our Season)


First, but it definitely will not be the last, appearance of Kim Jonghyeon here in the series.

[Rearview Mirror 2020] Minidramas

I decided to lump together mini-dramas and webdramas - to separate them from the regular series. I don't count here anthologies, like KBS Drama Special or Drama Stage. And I have to add - each and every one of the 13 I watched, is worth spending time on.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

KBS Drama Special 2020: Trip

This was probably the most poignant episode to date. But not an easy watch.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

BBC Autumnwatch 2020 Part 5

This episode, again, was highly informative and talkative, therefore less pictures to provide. But we learned about the reappearance of the fox spider in the UK, about one species of a goose that has males to migrate to Norway for molting, and about the pockets of wildlife in the heart of London.
And also - how to recognize many animals' droppings.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Rivers Lifeblood (2020)

And I'm back to posting screenshots from the documentaries. First is DocLights, of course. It was about the rivers and their role in the ecosystem. Also, learned that Congo River is the deepest river in the world - at one place it has 200m of depth. 

Saturday, January 02, 2021

[Rearview Mirror 2020] Z-Class Movies

There are 34 movies on my list and I live-tweeted each and every one of them when I watched, so if anyone wants to re-live the moments - go there. Some were a good entertainment and some were boring or not good. 
Yes, Cats are also on the list.

Saturday Poetry Corner 54: The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

Today - a poem to start a new year well.