The Real Has Come ep 1-10


Drama: The Real Has Come!
Country: South Korea
Episodes: 50
Aired: Mar 25, 2023 – Sep 10, 2023
Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
Original Network: KBS2, Netflix
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.

Plot: A pregnant woman whose boyfriend refuses to take responsibility meets a doctor who is being forced to get married to a girl he doesn’t like. They decide to have a contract marriage to solve their problems.

Main Cast:
Ahn Jae Hyun – Gong Tae Kyung
Baek Jin Hee – Oh Yeon Do

First impressions:
Yes, I’m enjoying this new weekend drama! Very makjang-y although I hate how everyone is trying to tell Yeondoo to abort her baby. Is it really that normal in Korea? I’m aghast that even her mom is asking her to do such thing. Not asking but forcing her and dragging her to have an abortion! Even her brother is disgusting! How can you say that to your sister when he got a girl pregnant at 17 and his daughter is hearing everything you are saying to her aunt! The only good thing about Yeon Doo’s family is the uncle.

Likewise, Tae Kyung’s family is equally horrible. Especially the grandma. She is manipulative and selfish. She hates Tae Kyung because he is not flesh and blood and she controls his moves. Why does the grandma love Sejin so much and no one in the family knows how manipulative liar she is!! Se Jin takes after her mother and I can’t imagine how a greedy mom like her got married to a professor! As for Tae Kyung’s (half?) siblings, it seems like they also don’t think much of TK.

And don’t even get me started on the ex-boyfriend, Kim Jun Ha. He is absolute trash and he and Sejin should just get married and get the heck away from everyone!

The strongest point of this drama are the main leads – Yeon Doo and Tae Kyung are great! i think without them (and the actors playing them), a lot of viewers would be turned off! But they are doing a fantastic job so far and makes us viewers want to root for them even more!! Can’t wait for the contract marriage to start!!


Chief of Staff S1 (2019)

Drama: Chief of Staff (보좌관 – 세상을 움직이는 사람들)
Network: JTBC
Episodes: 10
Release Date: June 14 – July 13, 2019
Runtime: Friday & Saturday 23:00

Plot: A Chief of Staff of a popular Assemblyman fights back at their enemies while trying to fulfill his own ambition. But at what cost?

Main cast:

Lee Jung Jae – Jang Tae Jun

Shin Minah – Kang Seon Young

Kim Kap Soo – Song Hui Seop

Kim Hong Pa – Jo Gap Yeong

Jung Jin Young – Lee Sung Min


I believe that Jang Tae Jun can fix whatever problem he faces. He’s that good at his job. But it is also scary because he can do terrible things but still come out as justifiable and better than the others.

I also love Kang Seon Young, she is as sly as Tae Jun but is a lot cleaner in handling things. She also doesnt back away even when against the old bad guys in politics.

I actually love them as a couple, i’m impressed that despite being in opposite camps most of the time, they are able to fight back and protect each other. I just find it unbelievable that no one knew of their relationship for 5 years yet each one can dig the dirtiest secret from each other. Lol. They even live in together and no one realized they had the same address?

I also like the bad guys.. i think they casted almost all of the usual baddies in dramas. I also liked the supporting swuad, from Hyewon, who is willing to help Taejun, Manseok as Seonyoung’s trusted aide, to Dogyeong the naive intern.

I was shocked twice and both were tragic. End of ep 8 when Taejun’s mentor killed himself. And last episode when another person died. Totally didnt expect these plot twists. It’s like saying you really wont survive politics if you are too clean. You need to be as smart and manipulative as everyone to survive. Even if your intentions are good.

A little stressful to watch because every episode was tense and full of backstabbing, blackmailing and too many dirty politics. Do they really want the world to change or are they all just selfish?

Rating: 8.5/10

On to S2!!

Nothing But You eps. 22-38 (End) (CDrama) (2023)

Check out my episodic recaps for 22-38 and overall review:

Nothing But You Eps 1-21 (CDrama) (2023)

Drama: Nothing But You (爱情而已)
Country: China
Episodes: 38
Aired: Mar 27, 2023 – Apr 8, 2023
Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Original Network: CCTV, iQiyi, JSTV, Tencent Video
Duration: 45 min.

Plot: A promising badminton player switches to tennis with the help of his club manager.

Main Cast:
Zhou Yu Tong – Liang You An
Wu Lei – Song San Chuan

Check out my instagram for my episodic recaps 1-21.