The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
20-something Filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fiction, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and BTS. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.


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What I've Been Watching

What I've Been Watching - Renee Alexis

In the last two weeks, I've been hooked again with Korean Dramas. When we lost our internet connection last week, I took it as a chance to finish the series I had downloaded on my laptop. Here are the Korean dramas I've been watching (and you can watch them on Netflix)!

It's Okay To Not Be Okay

When this series was released, there was a lot of hype. Of course, with Kim Soo-Hyun leading the drama, it was bound to be popular. And I, myself,  am a big fan of him since Dream High and My Love from the Star. I didn't watch it then because my mind and heart were in love with Thai BL dramas so I've put off watching this one. When I decided to finally watch it, I was instantly hooked. This drama was great and it was rightfully hyped. The story, the characters, the cast, the costume design, the plot twist. Wow, this drama was amazing. I loved Seo Ye-Ji, she was perfect for her role, and Oh Jung-Se, too, oh my gosh! This is why Korean Dramas are superior. I'm not gonna give away spoilers because I read a spoiler and it tore me, and I wouldn't want to do that to you. This one is a solid 9/10. 💖

Dr. Romantic 2

I love medical kdramas. I've watched a number of them and my favorite is still Doctor Stranger. I've watched Dr. Romantic (the first season) earlier this year and I really liked it. After watching It's Okay To Not Be Okay, I saw that this one was available on Netflix and decided to watch this one next while waiting for the next episodes of Start-Up. It was another amazing 16 episodes. Although I miss seeing Yoo Yeon-Seok, the two new main leads - Lee Sung-Kyung and Ahn Hyo-Seop brought new light to the series. I loved how Cha Eun-Jae overcame her OR anxiety and I liked how she and Seo Woo-Jin bickered through the episodes. Most of all, I loved seeing Kim Sa Bu again. Oh, and Kim Min Jae, too! This is an 8/10 for me. 😁

Start Up

This one is a new kdrama. Its first episode just aired last October 17. I don't usually watch on-going kdramas because I despise waiting for the next episodes but I decided to watch this because it stars Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-Hyuk. I got hooked after finishing episode 1. I don't know what's with Korean dramas but they are always spot on. My first impression when I saw the trailer for this one was that I wouldn't dig it. I just really watched it because of Suzy and Joo-Hyuk, but I ended up wanting more. I have a very big feeling that I will have a second lead syndrome with this one. After watching heavy dramas (mentioned above), this one is a breath of fresh air. It's set in the world of business and it's something different from the first two that I've watched. I've only watched 4 episodes of this drama but I'm already loving it and looking forward to watching the next two episodes that just aired this weekend. 

Record of Youth

I saw this trending on Netflix PH, and again I don't like watching on-going series, but I decided to start this one because of BoGummy. I don't have any idea what this drama is about, but it has Park Bo-Gum as its lead and I am a huge fan of his, so maybe this will be a good one. I've only watched the first episode but I see its potential. An Jeong-Ha meeting her idol is every fangirl's daydream. I don't have any opinions on this one yet, but I'm going to keep on watching it. 

Suspicious Partner, It's Okay, That's Love | Renee Alexis

It's Okay, That's Love

I've had this drama on my laptop for such a long time already and when we lost our internet connection 5 days ago, I decided to watch this one. It's an old series but it's a great one. Like It's Okay To Not Be Okay, this drama tackles mental health issues. I've run out of adjectives to describe how much I love Korean dramas now. 😂 I still haven't finished this drama though, I'm on to the last two episodes and I will be watching them tonight. 

Suspicious Partner

I'm ashamed to say this but this is my first Ji Chang-Wook series. I know, I KNOW, I've been missing out. But back then, when Healer and The K2 were all the rage, I just didn't really feel like watching them. And this series was sitting on my laptop since 2017 and so I finally decided to watch it. I didn't know that I was in for a roller coaster ride. I laughed so hard at the two lead's cat-and-mouse relationship, gushed at Ji Chang Wook's charisma, got so annoyed at the murderer, felt confused at some point, but then loved entirely the whole cast and plot of the drama. There are so many things to love about this one, the storyline for one, Ji Chang-Wook's cute facial expressions, and then there's Eun Bong-Hee's bubbly personality. Read this post for 8 reasons why you have to watch it. This may not be the best kdrama, and although it has 40 episodes (30 mins each), I super enjoyed it. I gave this one an 8/10 rating! 



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