Arang and the Magistrate: my review (updated)

Based on an old Korean folktale, AatM is a comedy/ghost-story/mystery/fantasy/historical fusion. *whew!* And with all that, the story-tellers didn’t loose their way, managing to turn out a tightly told, well-balanced (for the most part) tale. The main characters are clever twists on old tropes (the hero who’d really, reallyrather not be, the damsel in distress who’s actually self-reliant enough …

Modern Farmer review: one of the funniest kdramas I’ve seen

Like a friend who has overstayed his welcome, Modern Farmer crawled to its finale last week which was at once a relief and a bit bittersweet. Though I started this show without expectations, and ended up being pleasantly surprised, I did hope it would have done many things better than it ended up doing. Why …