Fight For My Way Series Review

K-Drama Reaction: Fight My Way | Episode 1 – AHJUMMAMSHIES

We are introduced to Ko Dong-man, Choi Ae-ra, Kim Joo-man, and Baek Seol-hee. Dongman has been best friends with Seol-hee and Aera since they were children, and he was friends with Kim Jooman while he was in high school. He used to be a taekwondo star when he was in high school, but after a tragic accident during one of his games, he vowed never to fight again. Now, he lives in an apartment complex with his high school friends, and he works as an exterminator. He wishes he could do better for himself, but since he never went to college, he doesn’t know what he could possibly do without returning to fighting.

Aera has wanted to be a TV announcer/reporter ever since she was a young child. Not going to school has caused her to not qualify for many of the positions she interviews for, but she is determined to be successful someday. For now, she is experiencing disappointment after disappointment as she maintains her job as a customer service representative/welcome person at a department store.

The two must overcome their obstacles in order to follow their dreams.

I absolutely adored this show when I watched in in either November or December, but I just never got the chance to write a proper review.

This K-drama is very realistic, which is why some people didn’t like it, but it is why I absolutely adored it. In real life, there are no perfect endings, there are no perfect relationships, and no one lands the job of their dreams without hard work. It is difficult for an adult without a college degree to land a job while competing with college students that have internships and recommendations, and this show really emphasizes this point.

I also like the point that this show really emphasizes the joy in the small victories. Aera, Dongman, Jooman, and Seol-hee have fun together just by sneaking up to the roof for some drinks, or having breakfast together in the mornings before they head off to work. It shows that in real life, you do not necessarily need money to be happy.

I also really enjoyed Seol-hee and Jooman’s storyline of the office place romance. I won’t spoil too much about it, but it definitely wasn’t a storyline that I was bored by.

I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a sweet and realistic romance show.

Overall Rating: 6/5

The Gifted Season 1 Episode 5 Review

The Gifted

Now that the team is back together, they have to work together in order to get the Sentinel Services off of their trail. Polaris and Eclipse shoot down a drone together, but then they run into Jace. Polaris decides to kidnap him in order to get information out of him about how they are turning the mutants against each other. They end up all having a bit of a conversation, where her and Eclipse learned about his daughter. Then Dreamer and Blink show up, where Dreamer tries to search his memories about the mutant facility.

Thunderbird works with Reed in order to lead the services away. Reed has to work with the man that he almost betrayed a few episodes ago, and he almost gets betrayed himself. However, he makes it back to his family, and he is determined to help the rest of the mutants with his knowledge of the law and police procedures.

Blink struggles with the memory that Dreamer gave her, and eventually confronts her about going into her head.

Jace loses most of his memories due to Dreamer’s rushed gift, and has to go through losing his daughter again after he forgot about it.

Mrs. Strucker and the kids have to perform surgery on a mutant that was injured when his power turned off during the heist during the last episode.

These episodes with Dreamer truly make me interested in how she was found. Usually, mutants use their powers without knowing it when they first get them. So, who did she start manipulating before she knew that she could?

Also, I wonder what is going to happen to Jace, now that he has forgotten what has occurred for the past 4 years. Is he going to be lenient on mutants, or is he going to go completely out of his mind?

I am also worried about Polaris. She seems like she really wants to have her child with Eclipse, but I feel like something is going to go wrong. She is still running around, kidnapping people, and it is unknown how this will affect her baby. Or maybe she will be on a mission gone wrong and lose her baby. I am definitely worried about her.

Overall Rating: 6/5

The Gifted Season 1 Episode 4 Review

The Gifted, eXit Strategy

Polaris and Reed are being held together in the jail, and are about to be transported to a more secure facility. This is the chance for the mutants of the Mutant Underground to reclaim her and start to beat the Sentinel Services. Eclipse must go to a former friend in order to find out when the bus for Polaris and Reed will be leaving, and the rest of the mutants have to find a way to stop the bus to get Polaris and Reed off.

Andy and Lauren find out that if they work together, Andy’s destruction powers can be limited to a specific area by Lauren’s protective powers. Therefore, they can work together to blow a single wheel off of a bus. Andy struggles to find his powers, but after Lauren riles him up, they are able to blow the wheel off of the bus.

While they are in the middle of trying to save Polaris and Reed, all of their powers suddenly stop. Thunderbird realizes with horror that his best friend Pulse who was supposed to have died during a failed mission in the past is now working for the Sentinel Services, and using his powers to shut down mutant abilities.

Polaris and Reed are saved successfully, and the group escapes. However, they do not know what will happen because of mutants being taken and used against each other.

I love this show, and I found myself being really drawn in by the end of this episode. The storyline with Jace losing his daughter and slowly hating all mutants is really interesting to see, and it is something that could happen to someone. Every time I see him on the screen, I am reminded of people in real life who have something bad happen to someone they love by a single person, and then blame a whole group of people that the person belonged to. For example, those who hate all police officers for one police officer killing someone whom they loved. It is realistic, even though it is in a fantasy setting, and it shows how grief can consume a person. Jace is not a bad person, but he might end up going beyond what his job tells him to due, as he wants revenge for his daughter. I cannot wait to see how much he develops, or how he changes, throughout the rest of the series.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 4 Review

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: THINGS JUST GOT SO REAL

Archie’s Red Circle is failing, as the Principal promises to disband the football team until they make an official apology and eliminate the group. Many of the players say that they are going to quit the group, but Archie is determined to get revenge for Mrs. Grundy and his father. He goes into the SouthSide with his gun, spray painting red circles on the buildings. He scares off some Serpents with his gun but he scares himself in the process. Veronica has to go to the school to retrieve it for him, and she tells him that she threw it away. Then, when the football players come to Archie to apologize, they get into a fight in the Serpents, which ends with the Serpents being scared off by the gun that Veronica took from Archie, and one of Archie’s friends being stabbed in the leg by a Serpent.

Betty receives a letter from the Black Hood saying that he was inspired by her Jubilee Ball speech and that included a cipher that only she could solve, in order to find out where his next attack would be. At first she doesn’t tell anyone about the rest of the letter, but then she trusts Jughead in order to solve the cipher, and in the end has to tell the other town officials after the Town Hall meeting turns out to be the Black Hood’s next place of attack.

My favorite part of this episode was definitely seeing Veronica be a bit responsible. Archie is going completely off the rails, yet no one is noticing because they are all going a little crazy due to these attacks. I hope that someone notices how bad he is getting before he kills someone.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 3 Review

 

Meet The Parents - Riverdale Season 2 Episode 3

Kevin hears the gunshot in the woods from Midge & Moose’s car and goes to see what happens. Moose covered Midge, so only he got shot, but he is rushed to the hospital and survives the attack. After this, Archie decides that the football team, filled with the strongest boys in the town, ought to form their own team to try and help fight the Black Hood. So he forms the Red Circle, and films an intimidating (ish) video where all of the members of the football team stand bare chested with red hoods on their heads and vow to protect Riverdale.

Alright, so the Red Circle video was hilarious, I found a clip of it, just skip to the end, I was just laughing. Like in the show it was supposed to be intimidating but it was simply funny to me.

Anyways moving on, Betty and Kevin are having a spat of their own, as Kevin keeps going into the woods to find men to…well to find men to hook up with, there’s no better way to put it. Betty believes that this is dangerous, as the woods are where people think the Black Hood is hiding, plus the men might be dangerous. However, Kevin is feeling lonely as one of the few gay men in his hometown, so he does it until Betty tells his father and Kevin almost has a dangerous encounter.

Jughead is still at the Southside High, where he has befriended Toni, a female Serpent, and has restarted the school newspaper. He doesn’t want to be associated with the Serpents, but he soon realizes how dangerous it is for him to be alone.

My favorite part of this episode was definitely Kevin’s arguments with Betty. Even though Betty was butting in and eventually really hurt him, she did end up possibly saving his life, by giving him a sense of caution when he was going into a car.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 2 Review

‘Riverdale’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 2 — ‘Nighthawks’ | TVLine

Because Archie’s father was almost murdered there, Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe is on the verge of shutting down. It has been a staple of Riverdale for years, and so Betty and Veronica are determined to save it. In order to do this, they must convince Cheryl to lend them the Cheerleading Squad, and convince Josie and the Pussycats to perform.

Archie feels guilty for the death of Ms. Grundy, and he want to do something about this killer who is going around trying to eliminate citizens of Riverdale. He is so determined to be prepared for the next time the Black Hood strikes, that he buys a gun from one of the shadier students at his school, and tries to train himself in shooting it.

Veronica is still debating whether or not to trust her parents again, letting the past be the past, but by the end of the episode she seems to be on the side of trusting them more than questioning their every move.

Lastly, the episode ends on a cliffhanger of the Black Hood shooting Moose and Midge as they do drugs in their car in the woods.

This season is coming together quite nicely, and I cannot wait to see how far Archie will go before he completely snaps.

Overall Rating: 5/5