[Review] MinJoon’s Favorite Dramas!

Why hello there! After finishing up some dramas, I really wanted to create a list of my favorite ones. Then came to realize how hard it is to really pick your favorite! I apologize that they are most all dramas that came out the same year. I will try and link as much as I possibly can about actors, information and such other items 🙂 I hope you enjoy these dramas as much as I do.

10. Blood – 블러드 – Korea – 2015
286fe9b897b295159b6e74c76d14b1201c02ba0b_hqAs much as this drama really upset me with it’s lame ending, I still wanted to include it in my list because Vampires are cool! I am going to start off saying that this drama has a VERY confusing cliffhanger ending. I really enjoyed how their changed Ahn Jae-Hyun‘s Character, Park Ji-Sang, for his ‘vampire’ look, its a little more on the darker side of some looks I have seen. This is defiantly a drama where the lead struggles between good and evil, and looses a lot along the way through that journey. Though Park Ji-Sang is a vampire, he works as a surgeon, at the same hospital Yoo Ri-Ta, played by Ku HyeSun. This series has a lot of blood and death in it; along with surgery, so if that isn’t your thing, maybe this isn’t the best. Fun fact, both leads, Ku HyeSun and Ahn Jae-Hyun got married in 2016!


9. My Unfortunate Boyfriend –  나의 유감스러운 남자친구 – Korea – 20154628_MyUnfortunateBoyfriend_Nowplay_Small
This drama is adorable. It follows a boy, Yoon Tae-Woon, played by No Minwoo, and a girl, Yoo JiNa, played by Yang Jin-Sung. Yoon Tae-Woon is a very sheltered truthful kind soul, who falls for a very petty, bossy, Yoo JiNa, who is willing to do anything to stick a job. Through countless times of Minwoo screaming “JiNa-Shi!” You really fall for the innocents of his character. Tae-Woon lives with his family, and cares for a small flower shop; JiNa is trying to keep a job at a corporate office and soon finds inspiration within Tae-Woon. I actually didn’t know that No Minwoo sung some of the OST songs.


8. You’re Beautiful – Korea – 2009
flat,800x800,075,f.u1Now, I am sure you all know this drama, for it is a classic. Aside from having HongKi of FTIsland and YongHwa of CNBlue, you have amazing actor Jang Keun-Suk and actress Park Shin-Hye! For those who have yet to see this drama, I suggest you watch it now! The drama follows a girl, Go Mi Gemma, who gets mistaken as her rockstar bother Go MiNam. She soon meets her bandmates of A.N.JELL, Jeremy (HongKi), Kang Shin-woo (YongHwa) and Hwang Tae-kyung (Keun-Suk). I really like that each of the love interests have different personalities; Jeremy being the sweet playful, dorky one, Shin-woo being the big brother, boy next door type, and Keun-Suk as the arrogant, tough lover.


7. Gentleman’s Dignity – 신사의 품격 – Korea – 2012
a-gentlemans-dignity-posterThis drama is a little more on the mature side, the characters are middle age, they all have steady jobs, income, and experienced. It does have one main couple it follows, but it also takes time to follow their friends and their relationships The drama follow Kim Do-jin (Jang Donggun), Choi Yoon (Kim MinJong), Im Taesan (Kim Suro), and Lee Jungrok (Lee JongHyuk) through their experiences of being friends since high school, finding love, loosing love, and being married. The main couple to be followed throughout the series is Kim Do-jin and Seo Yi-soo, who is played by the lovely Kim Haneul. The series walks you through how the group of men fall out of their high school, player ways and become respectable romantic men.


6. Hyde Jekyll, Me – 하이드 지킬, 나 – Korea – 2015
castI really wanted to watch this drama based on the title alone, because I love the story behind Jekyll and Hyde. This drama touches base on a man who has Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID for short. DID is mostly known as multiple personality disorder, where a host can have multiple alters. Goo Seo-Jin, played by HyunBin, is the owner of a large amusement park, he is a cold business man, who tried to remain calm and stay out of stressful situations. For in those stressful situations, his alter, Robin can come to the surface and take over. Jang HaNa, played by Han Jimin, soon falls for Robin, but despises Seo-Jin for wanting to hide a part of him so much. A long with Seo-Jin’s internal fight to keep Robin at bay, HaNa is also at war with Seo-Jin to keep her father’s circus act alive at the amusement park.


5. Bride of the Century – 백년의 신부 – Korea – 2014
bride-of-the-centuryNow I originally watched this because of Lee HongKi, since I am bias towards him; but wow. This drama throws you to the wall. It takes you through a lot of emotional roller coasters! Story goes as an heir needs to marry another wealthy heir, but there is a twist! The bride Jang Yi-Kyung, played by Yang Jin-Sung, is to be married to HongKi’s character, Choi Kang Joo, but is replaced by a double named Na Doo-Rim, throwing Choi through an emotional loop due to both girls’ personalities. Yang Jin-Sung did an amazing job at playing two different roles!


4. She Was Pretty – 그녀는 예뻤다 – Korea – 2015
25273This drama defiantly hit home, and I related a lot to the lead female. This drama stars Hwang Jung-Eum and Park Seo-Joon as childhood friends. Now this drama came out towards September, and both had previously been in Kill Me, Heal Me, as love interests; and I sort of believe that the fact that they ended up playing lovers in a different drama is due to the chemistry they had in Kill Me, Heal Me. She Was Pretty is about Kim Hye-Jin who is going to meet up with an old time friend Ji Sung-Joon. Hye-Jin was a very beautiful child, who slowly stopped taking care of her skin and hair, and became ‘ugly’ to the point where her old friend Sung-Joon couldn’t recognize her. They both end up working at the same company where Hye-Jin becomes friends with Kim Shin-Hyuk, played by Choi Siwon of Super Junior. This was a drama where I wish the lead female went with the second male lead. Siwon was extremely adorable and playful in this drama. I relate a lot to Hye-Jin’s character in this drama, and I found myself sharing similar thoughts and scenarios within this show.



Q2375c.jpg3. My Amazing Boyfriend  – 我的奇妙男友 – China – 2016
Though this is the only non-Korean drama on this list, I will include it because the lead is Korean. This drama was nice, I enjoyed it, there was a lot of comedy tied to it, to sort of turn away from the sorrow and hints of sadness within the drama. It is about a B ranked actress, Tian Jingzhi, played by Janice Wu, who saves, and is also saved by a 500 year old man named Xue Ling Qiao, played by Kim TaeHwan. The drama goes on with the story of Tian Jingzhi and Xue Ling Qiao’s on and off relationship. This is another cliffhanger drama, that the ending isn’t really explained, but you get what happens/happened. Kim TaeHwan has an amazing poker face, and you really fall for his character. I was at the edge of my seat for scenes he smiles in. I also want to clarify that this is not a vampire drama, at first I defiantly thought it was going to turn out to be one, mostly cause I don’t read summaries before i click, but Xue Ling Qiao is immortal. There is some bloody scenes in this, but nothing too crazy.


2. Secret Message – 시크릿 메세지 – 秘密消息 -Korea/Japan – 2015
Secret_Message-spThe story is about a Japanese Woman temporarily living in South Korea, Haruka, who messaged an old line account, and accidentally becomes acquainted with a Korean Man who is temporarily living in Japan to film a documentary on First Loves. Haruka, played by Ueno Juri, moved to South Korea to find herself while taking training as a theater stage performer; while WooHyun, played by T.O.P of BIG BANG,  is visiting a friend in Japan in helps to find people to interview for his documentary. The drama is a short 18 episode series, with 10 minute episodes, only problem, it’s drama fever exclusive for VIP only. This short series has you thinking of the meaning of love in your own life, and what is true love to your own self, it also shines some light on how to let go and move on.


1. Kill Me, Heal Me. – 킬미, 힐미 – Korea – 2015
Kill Me, Heal Me is also about DID, and came out at the exact same time as Hyde Jekyll, Me. I watched both at the same time to see how each was portrayed, both showed male characters with DID, who didn’t have much control over their other alters. As 82_list_image_landscapemedically incorrect a lot of it was, I still found it to be very informing. Kill Me, Heal Me had me in tears most of the time. I bought the OST, posters, I just absolute adored this drama. it touched on love, mental illness and ways to cope with that, child abuse, adoption, and a really weird love interest. The actors were amazing at their parts, Ji Sung did an amazing job at portraying different personalities and having a lot of fun with his part. I think I have watched all of Kwang JungEum’s dramas because I love her acting a lot; she is adorable and I enjoy her. I recommend this 1000/10!


Let me know what some of your favorite dramas are! Do we share the same favorites? Is there any I should watch?


[Music] Top 10 of 2017

2017 was such a long year, and so much happened, a lot of history was made in the K-pop world. Well, opening up the new year, we present to you, our top ten songs. As hard as it is to keep track of all the music this year, we did it, just for you! These lists are in no particular order, they are all equal. 

Note: * songs are Japanese. ^ songs are in Chinese


MinJoon’s List~
10. Power EXO
9. 창문 Samuel Seo
7. CatwomanDrug Restaurant 
5. Really ReallyWINNER
4. Come Back HomeBTS
3.  BOMB Ravi Ft. San E
2. I loved you DAY 6
1. DinosaurAKMU


Patty’s List~
10. Pick It UpKis-My-Ft2
9. ColorsV6
8. Peace SignKenshi Yonezu*
7. Hola HolaK.A.R.D
5. HobgoblinCLC
4. Lip & HipHyuna
3. Spring DayBTS
2. YesterdayBlock B
1. Shall We DanceBlock B


RD’s List- 
9. Shangri – La VIXX
8. Movie BTOB
7. Star Boyfriend
6. Runner – UP10TION
5. Can Be Better HIGHLIGHT
4. Remember Me Viction
3. Beautiful Monsta X
2. Hola HolaK.A.R.D
1. RollinB1A4


Iris’s List~
9. 고쳐주세요 (Fix Me) 볼빨간사춘기 (Bolbbalgan4)
8. DramaramaMonsta X
7. Where You At NU’EST W
6. Okay Jackson Wang ^
5. Intro: SerendipityBTS
4. 새 신발 (I Wander) – 예은 (HA:TFELT)
3. Let Me OutJongHyun
2. You in MeK.A.R.D
1. MoveTaemin


Dance Cover Contest!

– Must submit as video only (.mp4, private, or public youtube video) and before January 20th, 2018 12:00 am CLT.
– Must be a cover of any Korean Pop song with Choreography. This includes Songs like Jay Park – All I Wanna Do performed by 1MILLION.
– Can be any ANY K-Pop song, from any era, any group, any style.
– Mashup are okay!
– No time limit on dance. (Meaning your song can be 1 minute or 10 minutes)
– No limit of members. Can be a solo, duo, or group. (for groups like EXO, Seventeen)
– Open to Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.


How to enter:
Email all entries and/or questions to unordinaryfans@gmail.com . Please name subject ( Dance Cover Contest – *insert solo, duo or group name* )
Contact  IG, or Twitter:
Link to Dance Cover or attachment:


Submitting Duration: August 24th, 2017 – January 20th, 2018
Judging Duration: January 21th – 31st, 2018
Winner Notification: Febuary 1st, 2018


Style – 30% of score
Personality // Presence – 30% of score 
Overall Performance – 40% of score 

Extra Points – Video work (i.e. Camera angles, quality of video, location, ect.)

Winner(s) will receive a bag full of Kpop goodies, albums, merch, and more.



– Not following rules
– Judging or Singling out other groups, solos or duos
– Submitting a non cover video


SHINee World V – First USA Tour

As an International Shawol, it’s a dream to attend SHINee’s legendary “SHINee World Tour” selling out major cities and arenas such as Japan’s ‘Tokyo Dome’ selling 50,000+ tickets multiple days in a row.
    Thanks to the team at SubKulture Entertainment our dreams have finally come true after 8 years, The first ever North American branch of SHINee World Tour had begun. Starting in Canada, kicking off the successful tour in Toronto and Vancouver, Then bringing it down to the states, where i was lucky enough to not just go to one, but both US dates!
       Flying from Las Vegas, to Dallas early morning on the 24th, my journey began. After checking into my hotel, having a meal and heading down to the venue. The Dallas stop of the tour was held in the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie TX. I had a P2 ticket, and I was first surprised at how well everything seemed to be organized as i entered the venue. I picked up my pre-ordered merch and quickly went down to my seat. With a good view of the stage and quickly meeting some new friends to enjoy it with. They kicked off the start with their song “Hitchhiking” which had the crowd going wild from the beginning. Playing well-known hits such as “Lucifer”, “Hello”, and “Ring Ding Dong”. They had our teal ocean in tears by throwing in their hit ballads Selene 6.23” “투명 우산 (don’t let me go)with JongHyun and Onew singing “잠꼬대 (please don’t go)”.They ended the concert with songs off their latest album “1 of 1” . As the boys told us stories about their tour so far, from Keys Gucci suit burning in Canada to what the members had for lunch. As the night came to an end we were sent off with memories to last a lifetime. That wasn’t the end for me, as I had a flight the next day to see them again at their LA show.  
  Last stop… the LA stop was held in the Shrine Auditorium. The same concert, same songs, same outfits, but a whole new day full of emotions and adventures. The concert pretty much stayed the same as Dallas, but with new jokes and stories told by the group. Key, MinHo and TaeMin all impressed us with their English skills, while JongHyun and Onew stuck to Korean with very little English. We still enjoyed every word they said, ending the concert we sang Happy Birthday to JongHyun as his birthday was the next week. As we said our goodbyes, the boys returned to Korea well rested with smiles and hopefully we impacted them as much as they did us.  
   Over all the SHINee World V was a dream come true with an experience and memories i’ll never forget, although people called me crazy flying to both concerts I would do it all over again.

 Kitty Smith


BTS Wings Tour in Anaheim Day 1

Getting tickets for this was extremely stressful, and thankfully my friends dad helped us out. Quoting him “I think BTS stands for Bullshit Ticketmaster Sucks” haha. We stayed at the Westin in Costa Mesa, which is kind of far from the Honda Center in Anaheim, but

View from Hotel Room

we were okay with that. We got there extremely early on Day 1, which seemed kind of insane to me, but my friend really wanted merch and the new lightstick. So waiting in a line that seemed forever, we got her lightstick! Which left her old one for me to use. There were so many ARMY Moms! It was so nice getting to meet them all!

We finally found where we needed to line up to get in, and then, at the doors, found out we couldn’t bring our backpack or cameras inside the venue! Which sucked cause then we had to find a way to check them in, and hoped our cameras would make it out alive. With all the threats that have happened in the past with Rap Monster and now Jimin, we 17796762_1846562885606913_242929124084820955_nunderstood why they needed to do this, but we wish we had known before we left the hotel room.

They started off the concert with Not Today, which really got everyone hyped up! It was actually really hard for me to believe I was actually at this concert. I wish they let us bring our cameras in so I could have got some good shots. I miss it so much. Seeing their smiles, their voices live, is really something I hope everyone gets to see one day. They did perform their old songs such as No More Dream, but in a rock remix, that was really cool! During Fire, we had a Fire sea and during Spring Day 17629822_1295009120612895_2500240890045190609_nwe had the rainbow sea! The one thing that really got me is that everyone shouted “We Love You!” during Rap Monster’s Reflection. This was just an amazing experience, and I’m so very thankful I got to live it, and meet the people I got to meet.




[Review] BLONOTE by Tablo

Wow, just wow! This book as simple as it is, is really something I needed. I happened to buy the Korean and English set with a CDC0BkylnUQAQqsrE

So, The Pink and Blue cover is Korean, and the Black and Grey is English. The CD is of Tablo explaining what BLONOTE is; and what it means to him. He reads some of the notes inside, though he admits he finds reading out loud a big awkward for him, as he is used to rapping things he writes. He then ends the small podcast saying “This is your book now, how it translates into your life is how it helps you.” He wants this to be a book you can find simple answers to. At first I thought it sounded very cheesy and almost like one of those Hallmark cards; but when I started to actually get into the books, that thought changed so much.

These notes aren’t just simple sayings or silly little things you hear everyday, they are real things to bring thoughts. There is also 19 written pages from artists, directors and even students; one of those people being G-Dragon himself. Tablo picked notes that he felt fit those people, or just were ironic things for those people to write. I feel like this gives a personal touch on these quotes and brings them to life a little bit more.

“Unattained love is still called love. Why do we call unattained dreams, failure?” 

A lot of the quotes talk about learning to love and accept yourself first, finding your own paths and dreams, and simple coaching on life. The book almost reminds me of a few snapchats Tablo put of out, but on a more serious note, then what was said in the snapchats.

Overall, I’m extremely thankful for this book, it wasn’t something I knew I needed, till I had it in my had. I really hope you all get a copy, and maybe a copy for someone you feel needs it; even if they don’t know Tablo. Don’t forget to read Tablo’s other books as well!

Stay Epik!




Let me start with saying this is a fifty-fifty series. You’ll either like it or you wont. I am in love with this series so much and because I have not yet finished the entire manhwa this is all to tell you lovelies to give it an honest try. So please bear with my personal fangirling and try to enjoy the information below. Then by all means you are welcome to share your own opinions and thoughts about it.

This is a manhwa written by Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee. As you read you will notice the art subtly changes as the artists and authors skills become more and more developed.  Is English not your preferred or first language? No worries it’s been officially translated by professionals into several other popular languages and the fans have even done unofficial translations into even more different languages. This series has gathered enough popularity to earn a short thirty minute Aeni going very quickly through the key points of only  the first chapter. It’s not in English but there are subtitles. The manhwa first debuted in 2007 and is still on going, so far as to be past six volumes. Also happy to say they have a prequel story about Raizel and Frankenstien called “Noblesse: Rai’s Adventure”. Maybe I’ll do a review about this one as well soon. As I am merely 212 pages in I felt it time to share it with all of our readers. Mystery, suspence, action, all sprinkled with a lovely layer of comedy. Supernatural beings roam the shadows of the human world with us none the wiser. Vampires aren’t all what the stories say they are and the more you read the more is revealed to you, like most well written works. These aren’t your regular vampires either and as beautiful as they are this is no where near like ‘Twilight’. It’s not so easy to explain without giving too much away, but even the strongest of creatures need protecting from time to time, that’s were the Nobelesse come into play (please do not ask me how to pronounce this. I try and I swear I am saying it wrong cause I just sound plain silly).

Follow Cardis Etrama Di Raizel (Our main character and my cover art favorite). after he has awaken from his mysterious 820 year nap. Meet is gorgeous and loyal servant Frankenstien who is equal parts beautiful as he is terrifying. Shinwoo, Yuna, Suyi, and Ikhan, four high school students caught in the middle of all this mayhem still kept in the dark about the truth. Along with more beautifully developed characters to come. My personal bias being M-21(silver hair and scar on his lip, top left corner). In order from M-21 would come Seria and Regis, followed by Tao and Takio. Here’s the catch, you have to read past the first chapter to meet that top row of characters, but they are important and truly well developed. I am honestly so excited to keep reading more and more. It’s well worth the wait to meet everyone, in the first chapter and after.  nobelesse main characters

(In left to right order the characters names: M-21, Seria, Regis, Tao, Takio, Frankenstien, group picture, Cardis Etrama Di Raizel (Rai), Shinwoo, Yuna, Suyi, and lastly Ikhan. )

Each chapter is set up rather similarly till the end of chapter three; meaning here’s the good guys, some conflict, bad guy that’s too powerful to beat, then the ever predictable triumph, and repeat. You’ll come to learn more about who Cardis Etrama Di Raizel is and how powerful he is further into the series. Till then just enjoy his clueless and equally hilarious moments trying to adapt to modern society, followed by how much of a badass he and his servant really are. Small warning you may find similarities to Ciel and Sebastian between Raizel and Frankenstien. Frankie is more than just one hell of a butler, and there is a real, strong, and caring relationship between master and servant here, making it heartwarming and entertaining.

Our authors surely know how to throw a wrench in your suspensful cliffhanger with some form of domestic hilarity, which has to be the main reason I say give this a read. Even though these characters aren’t all human anyone can easily relate to one or more of them. By now you must be asking where can you read this masterpiece? Easy, most manga/manhwa reading sites carrying it, but it’s home site is webtoons.com (links will be provided at the end,) or as I read it on the webtoons app.Nice and comfy on my phone. That Aeni I mentioned back at the beginning can be watched on Crunchyroll and Youtube. Bonus good news you don’t need to pay to read or watch on any of these sites, but if you do like it you can always give your support on their patreon.
So here is my big question for all of you, What do you think of it? What are you looking forward to seeing more reviews on?

Noblesse Manwha 

Noblesse: Awakening