First Impression Review: The Hilarious and Heartwarming Absurdity of Welcome to Waikiki

No spoilers. But not really a First Impression as I’ve already watched 11 episodes. =D

For various reasons, it’s been a while since I’ve been excited and engrossed in a Korean drama. Not the least of which being there hasn’t been a series that’s truly caught my attention enough to warrant following the series all the way through as it airs. That may be one reason why I love KBS Drama Specials so much because while they’re excellent stories, they don’t require a long commitment.

But that all changed with JTBC’s Welcome to Waikiki (으라차차 와이키키). Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 28 – The Genius Arrives With a Tank

Build 28

Gentoku emerges from the rubble, seemingly unharmed. Nariaki sends him some data and Gentoku uses the Diamond FullBottle, one of the bottles Hokuto had stolen but are now in Seito’s hands. Continue reading

Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 7 – Always Being Saved

The Pats are enjoying a meal at the bistro. Tsukasa tells the guys about people suddenly disappearing from a fancy restaurant, Steak House Takada, yesterday. Sakuya is disappointed as he was hoping to take Umika there for a date. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 27 – The Counterattack Hero

Build 27

Fu Washio transforms into Hell Bros, a combination of Engine and Remocon. Sento references a movie half the audience hasn’t watched yet. Seito PM commends Nanba for having this trick up his sleeve.

Ryuga tries to regain his focus and he henshins. The second battle begins. Continue reading

Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 6 – What to Protect

Dogranio asks Destra about working with Bundoruto on obtaining Collection pieces. Destra thinks it was Goche who told the big boss. But Dogranio says he isn’t disapproving. He’s just interested in whether or not Destra worked with Zamigo as his informant. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending is a True Ending Indeed

Ex-Aid True Ending

Moderate spoilers.

Two of my few gripes with Kamen Rider Ex-Aid was its lackluster final episodes and the way the series (which set out to merge the worlds of science/medicine and video games) dealt with the finality of death. So I was pleasantly surprised to watch True Ending and feel like the film did those two things a little better than the series itself. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel, Episode (8) 28 – “A giant horn like a curved banana.”

Power Rangers (Super) Ninja Steel, Episode (8) 28 – Caught Red-Handed

Today is the annual school camping trip. Principal Hastings says they will be using good ol’ compasses to find their campsite. She will use an antique compass her grandmother gave her. Brody says he loved playing with his grandfather’s compass. Continue reading