End of the Year TV Report (2016): Part 1

I never seem to be getting any better at this procrastination thing.  But I’m officially done with all of my full-length reviews of 2016.  Here’s a better-late-than-never recap of the K-Drama year.

The rating system:

Must Watch – Watch and watch again.
Watch – Entertained.
Just OK – Just alright.  Nothing more, nothing less.
If you’re bored – It’s not the worst but that’s not a compliment either.
Pass – Not worth the time.

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[Review] Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho – 동네변호사 조들호


Star prosecutor Jo Deul Ho (Park Shin Yang) had a bright future ahead of him by being at the top of his career and the son-in-law to the head of a big Korean law firm.  When he becomes aware of the dealings of a corrupt CEO, he ends up becoming a scapegoat and not only loses his job but his family as well.  After serving time for a crime he did not commit, he ends up on the streets but is pulled back in the legal world when he encounters a client in which the law did not give him a fair opportunity.  He then begins to take other cases in the neighborhood helping people who have been cheated by a big bad conglomerate and rebuilds his practice together with Lee Eun Jo (Kang Sora), a young lawyer who looks up to him.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 5/27/16

It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US.  Besides catching some sun (finally!), taking in those holiday sales (woot~!), or partaking in Fleet Week activities (wink), it’s also a great time to catch up on some TV (and some reviews I’ve been procrastinating on ~ sigh).  This week, I’m featuring some of my favorite OST tracks from dramas that I’m currently watching.

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Late Spring TV Report (2016)


It’s been so long since I last did one of these that I don’t know if I remember how to do one.  I don’t think I did one once last year but I’m going to try to better about getting these out.  It’s nice to be able to talk about shows that are currently running.  There are times when I start off loving a show only to be disappointed at the end.  Also, there are those American shows that I don’t have the time to do full reviews or shows that I’ve given up midway that it’s a nice way to recap some thoughts on those shows.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 4/4/16

The three major networks all started their new dramas last Monday and so begins the ratings race.  I’ve checked in with all 3 and the jury is still out with what I’m going to stick with.  They’re all different lengths but because there are other dramas that I want to watch that will be premiering soon, I know that I don’t want to overwhelm myself.  What are your favorites?

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