Category: Korean Drama

DryedMangoez recaps, reviews and commentary of Korean drama series.

Good Ol’ Review: Yoon Chan Young Shines as ENA’s “Delivery Man” Easily Delivers a Fun, Satisfying Experience

It is always a great experience when you come across a series that is well-written, fun, has a great cast and can make you simultaneously laugh and cry throughout. That is exactly what Delivery Man (딜리버리맨) is. The fantasy/mystery comedy/drama from ENA is such a wonderful treat from beginning to end. And one of the most satisfying series so far this year.

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Good Ol’ Review: Lack of Depth, Short Format Hinders Potential for “Blue of Winter”
Good Ol’ Review: Solid Ideas Hindered by Lack of Depth in Part 2 of TVING’s “Duty After School”
Good Ol’ Review: Warmth and Sincerity Make “Crash Course in Romance” a Must-Watch

tvN’s Crash Course in Romance (일타 스캔들/Ilta Scandal) is an unexpectedly delightful, dramatic, but sincere series. Led by excellent performances from Jeon Do Yeon and Jung Kyung Ho, Crash Course in Romance takes a refreshingly bold approach to familiar stories. And it does so in a way that is both emotionally affecting and fun to watch. Its excellent balance of tone immerses you into a fully realized world of character-driven stories.

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Hindsight Review and Mini-Finale Recap: Even with Some Missed Opportunities, “Taxi Driver 2” Still a Must Watch

Taxi Driver was my favorite drama series of 2021. It was such an exciting and fun television experience, mixing adrenaline-fueled action, lighthearted humor and vicarious satisfaction. Watching the Rainbow Taxi team’s unique brand of vigilante justice and their sincerity in helping the powerless was just amazing. So when a season two was confirmed, it was more than welcome news.

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Good Ol’ Review: tvN’s “The Heavenly Idol” a Refreshing Mix of Fantasy and Character-Driven Story

tvN’s fantasy romcom The Heavenly Idol (성스러운 아이돌 /Holy Idol) is an appealing mix of exciting fantasy and fun, amusing character-driven story. Kim Min Kyu and Go Bo Gyeol lead a solid cast through a familiar, yet refreshing story. And interesting twists on those familiar themes allow for the series to be a thoroughly enjoyable ride.

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Mini-Recap: “Taxi Driver 2” – Episodes 11 and 12
Good Ol’ Review – Part 1 of TVING’s “Duty After School” a Perfect Example of Mindless Fun

It is quite a feat for a series to be so flawed, yet so entertaining at the same. That’s exactly how TVING’s Duty After School (방과 후 전쟁활동/After School War Activites) is. Divided into two parts, these first six episodes feature a lot of dynamic action, but very little else. And that dropping of the ball holds the series back from being something more.

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Mini-Recap: “Taxi Driver 2” – Episodes 9 and 10
Mini-Recap: “Taxi Driver 2” – Episodes 7 and 8
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