Yuri on Ice / ユーリ!!! on ICE (Anime Review)

Yuri_on_Ice_Key_VisualTitle: Yuri on Ice
Director: Sayo Yamamoto
Writer: Mitsurō Kubo
Studio: MAPPA
Original network: TV Asahi
Original run: October 6, 2016 – December 22, 2016
Episodes: 12
Type: Fiction
Genre: Contemporary, Sports
Source: Funimation

Summary: Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki faces a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix finals and heads home, unsure of whether or not he wishes to continue his skating career. After a video of Yuri mimicking Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov’s routine goes viral, Victor decided to become Yuri’s coach, much to the dismay of his coach, his fans, and his fellow Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky.

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Missing Nine / 미씽나인 (2017) (Kdrama Review)

Missing_Nine-p1Title: Missing Nine
Revised romanization: Missingnain
Hangul: 미씽나인
Director: Ashbun
Writer: Han Jung-Hoon
Network: MBC
Genre: Mystery, thriller, melodrama
Episodes: 16 + 1 special
Broadcasting Dates: January 18 – March 9, 2017
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

Synopsis: Nine artists and staff members of Legend Entertainment board a private plane to a concert. The plane crashes and all of them are stranded on an island without a link to civilization. Four months later, Ra Bong Hee emerges as the only survivor. What happened on that island? And why do some people never want that information to be made public? This is Ra Bong Hee’s survival story, and she may not live to tell it. —DramaFever

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Cheese in the Trap / 치즈 인 더 트랩 (2016) (Kdrama Review)

Cheese_in_the_Trap-p1Title: Cheese in the Trap
Revised romanization: Chijeu In Deo Teuraep
Hangul: 치즈 인 더 트랩
Director: Lee Yoon-Jung
Writer: Soon Ggi (original comic), Kim Nam-Hee
Network: tvN
Genre: Melodrama, romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcasting Dates: January 4 – March 1, 2016
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

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Synopsis: Hong Seol’s life is filled with work and study, and her diligent attitude is often taken advantage of by others. Yoo Jung was similar in the past, but has developed an exacting system of give-and-take to protect himself. Behind his solicitous smile lies a cold mind that demands payment for any mistakes it notes. When he wants to start dating Seol, she finds herself caught in a tangle of problems as the consequences of his past and present actions come to light.

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Reply 1988 / 응답하라 1988 (2016) (Kdrama Review)

reply-1988-poster-540x764Title: Reply 1988
Revised romanization: Eungdabhara 1988
Hangul: 응답하라 1988
Director: Shin Won-Ho
Writer: Lee Woo-Jung
Network: tvN
Episodes: 20
Broadcasting Dates: November 6, 2015 – January 16, 2016
Runtime: Fri & Sat 19:50
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Related TV Shows: Reply 1997 (tvN, 2012) and Reply 1994 (tvN, 2013)
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com

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Synopsis: In 1988, Duk-Sun (Hyeri), Jung-Hwan (Ryoo Joon-Yeol), Sun-Woo (Ko Gyung-Pyo) and Dong-Ryong (Lee Dong-Hwi) are high school students and Taek (Park Bo-Gum) is a go player. These five people have been friends since they were little kids. They all grew up together and are neighbors to this day. Their families are also very close to each other. They always hang around Taek’s room and spend time together.

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