Boruto is Not Naruto … and That’s a Good Thing

Back in July, I answered a call from two of my longtime friends, Emma and Chloe. We went to the same schools since I moved to town in second grade but only became friends in maybe sixth or seventh. Middle school was a trying time, but we found solace in our mutual love of anime and manga. So on this phone call, ten or so … Continue reading Boruto is Not Naruto … and That’s a Good Thing

‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Episode 1 Recap and Review

“The Ancient Magus’ Bride” is one of the most anticipated anime of the Fall 2017 season. Based on the manga written and illustrated by Yamazaki Kore, “Magus” follows the story of Hatori Chise — an adolescent girl who sees faeries and becomes a sorcerer’s apprentice. She discovers her ‘gift’ is a side effect; she’s a Sleigh Beggy — a being with immense magical power, that … Continue reading ‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Episode 1 Recap and Review

Radiant Office: First Impression

In “Radiant Office,” a young woman totters on the tangled tightrope of adulthood. One false step might lead her to land in the most unexpected of places. WARNING! This article contains SPOILERS and discusses the topic of suicide and depression. Right from the get-go, this drama had my attention. In the opening scene, a chicken helmet-clad Eun Ho-won, played by Go Ah-Sung, crashes a delivery truck … Continue reading Radiant Office: First Impression

Descendants of the Sun: Final Breakdown

Well, you managed to make it through Descendants of the Sun. Congratulations! Warning: Huge spoilers ahead. This 2015 drama was certainly an emotional roller coaster. Right from the beginning, we were sucked into a circle of relationships that kept us guessing until the end. I’d like to take a quick look back through those episodes and share some of my own thoughts on how things … Continue reading Descendants of the Sun: Final Breakdown

Descendants of The Sun: Final Episode

Sometimes, happy endings are not hard to find. Episode 15 left viewers with a startling revelation. Shi-jin has been alive the entire time. He finds Mo-yeon in Albania. She cries in shock, unable to believe that he is really standing in front of her. She believed he had been dead for an entire year. She calls him a jerk and walks away. Then she walks … Continue reading Descendants of The Sun: Final Episode

Descendants of The Sun Recap: Episode 15

Joy and sorrow meet. Warning: Potential spoilers ahead. The previous episode ended with Shi-jin falling asleep with his arms around Mo-yeon. Episode 15 opens with him waiting to be discharged from the hospital. Mo-yeon says she will be his girlfriend instead of his doctor that day and wheels him outside into the beautiful weather. While she is pushing his wheelchair, she asks what he has been … Continue reading Descendants of The Sun Recap: Episode 15

Descendants of The Sun Recap: Episode 14

If things were not complicated before, they certainly are now. Warning: Potential spoilers ahead. Episode 13 ended with Mo-yeon making a horrible discovery. Shi-jin has been shot and arrives at the hospital bloody and unconscious. Episode 14 opens with Mo-yeon and a team of doctors rushing him into the ER. She tearfully pleads with Shi-jin to open his eyes and asks if he can hear her voice. In the … Continue reading Descendants of The Sun Recap: Episode 14

Descendants of The Sun Recap: Episode 13

Tragedy strikes close to home. Warning: Potential spoilers ahead. Episode 13 opens with Mo-yeon returning to work at the hospital in Korea with the rest of her team. They are all excited to be home, but it may take some time to adjust after being in Urk for so long. They walk into the hospital where Director Han greets them with a large banner praising their hard work … Continue reading Descendants of The Sun Recap: Episode 13

Descendants of the Sun Recap: Episode 12

Warning: Potential spoilers ahead. It’s time to say goodbye. At the end of episode 11, Shi-jin strikes out on his own to rescue Mo-yeon from Agus. He left his uniform, tags and weapon behind, intending to operate without support. Dae-young and the other soldiers know something is wrong. Shi-jin is not answering their calls, and they have lost contact with Mo-yeon. They suspect she has been kidnapped. In that moment they realize what … Continue reading Descendants of the Sun Recap: Episode 12

Descendants of the Sun Recap: Episode 11

“Love sick” takes on a new meaning. Warning: Potential spoilers ahead. We ended episode 10 with a troubling revelation. While performing surgery on Chief Manager Jin Young-soo, Mo-yeon and Myung-joo were exposed to what is believed to be an M3-level virus. They are quarantined until it can be determined whether or not they are sick. Dae-young and Shi-jin rush samples off for testing. They then return to the doctors in quarantine. In a heartbreaking … Continue reading Descendants of the Sun Recap: Episode 11