In the present day, Jang Bong-Hwan works as a chef at the President’s Blue House. He has a free spirit, but his spirit somehow finds its way into the body of Queen Kim So-Yong (Shin Hye-Sun) in the Joseon period.

King Cheoljong (Kim Jung-Hyun) has secrets. He seems like a figurehead, who is gentle and easygoing. In fact, he hides his strong aspects. Queen Sunwon (Bae Jong-Ok) is the late King Sunjo’s wife. She wields the true power in the country and, thus, relegates King Cheoljong as just a figurehead. Kim Jwa-Geun (Kim Tae-Woo) is Queen Sunwon’s younger brother. He is extremely ambitious.

I love Mr. Queen, it has the perfect blend of comedy and historical genre. The soul swapping is ridiculously good, the characters are interesting and well portrayed. I enjoyed this drama, it was a stress reliever for me.

Verdict: 10/10


Im Ju-Kyung is a high school student. Since she was little, she has had a complex about her appearance. To hide her bare face, Im Ju-Kyung always wears make-up. Her excellent make-up skills makes her pretty and she hides her bare face in front others. She gets involved with 2 men; Lee Soo-Ho and Han Seo-Joon.

I enjoyed true beauty visuals and the whole cast. The school plot reminds me of my high school life, my pimples, my crush, myself low-esteem, the friendship and my first love. To be honest, the story is quite familiar and simple, but it will put you in a good mood, that’s why I like it. What is true beauty to you? for me, it’s about being true to yourself.

Verdict: 9/10

LUCA: The Beginning

Ji-O (Kim Rae-Won) has a special power and a secret, but he doesn’t know who he really is. He is chased by mysterious figures, while he tries to find answers to numerous questions that surround him.

Gu-Reum (Lee Da-Hee) is a detective. When she decides on a course of action, she won’t change no matter what. Her parents disappeared when she was only a young child. Gu-Reum chases after the truth behind her parents’ disappearance. She meets Ji-O and her life changes.

LUCA has an intriguing plot, sounds refreshing and plausible. It started so well, the action scenes and the theme are good enough to look forward. But in the middle of the story, it became repetitive, the chasing is non stop, it becomes boring and dragging. Some of the characters are far-fetched to believe and the villain has zero depth. CGI is quite good and it’s nice to see Kim Rae-Won after the longest time.

Verdict: 6/10


4 years after the cellphone app Joalarm was created, people commonly use Joalarm version 2.0. The updated app has new functions to see 2 lists: one is for persons that like you and the other is for persons that you will like. Due to the new version of Joalarm, a small change happens between Jo-Jo (Kim So-Hyun) and Hye-Young (Jung Ga-Ram). Jo-Jo is on the list for people that will like you for Hye-Young’s Joalarm. Hye-Young is happy about that. Sun-Oh (Song Kang) left Jo-Jo because his Joalarm didn’t ring when Jo-Jo was near him. He believed Jojo didn’t like him, but he still can’t wipe out the thought that Jo-Jo might still like him.

Season 2 broke my high expectation, I thought it would become more impressive and extra enjoyable. I didn’t complain about the finale, because in reality, our feelings change. This season is so dry and the tone is very gloomy. I haven’t seen any character developments of the leads, especially Jo-Jo’s portrayal is so distressing. I choose not to set an alarm for this season.

Verdict: 5/10

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