The Crowned Clown Quotes

Hi! I’m back (hopefully longer this time.) For now, I’ll be posting compiled quotes from the drama The Crowned Clown. This way, I’ll be active both in the Korean Drama Quotes page that I’m one of the admins of, and in my personal blog. If all goes well with time management, hopefully, I can post a review when the series is over.

On to the quotes!

Episode 1

“Your Majesty, that is not how you ask for a favor. You need to plead with tears and beg on your hands and knees. -Lee Heon
“Your Majesty, the throne you protected with your blood and tears, I’ll protect it well. Please rest in peace. -Lee Heon
“If I could protect you with just my words, I would say them dozens, hundreds of times.” -Lee Kyu
“They say half a rumor is a lie.” – Yoo So Woon
“Since I’m living in the palace, how embarassing of me that I have a habit of longing for life outside the palace. -Yoo So Woon
“Those fools must think that I’m the one rejecting you. Who would’ve known that you’re the one rejecting me. -Lee Heon

Episode 2

“That lowlife has one role in this palace. He’ll either get stabbed or poisoned while pretending to be me.” -Lee Sun
“You must promise me that you will not do anything like this ever again.” -Ha Sun
“Without asking for a reason or scolding me, he just held my hands.” -Yoo So Woon
“There are only two ways to leave the palace. Either you step on people and crush them to death, or you completely turn away and ignore them.” -Lee Kyu
“People regret what they did in the morning at night. That’s life.” -Lee Kyu
“Legend says, if you bite into a hazelnut, it scares the goblin that protects the house into granting you a wish.” -Ha Sun
“When you are alone, bite it, and make a wish. Who knows? Your wish might come true.” -Ha Sun
“You asked me why I came here tonight. I’m here to laugh with you, and cry with you. That is why I came here. I’ll stay and endure with you, Your Majesty., so please don’t give up.” -Yoo So Woon
“I came back to learn how to step on mercilessly and crush them to death. Teach me the way.” -Ha Sun

[2017] Ahjumma’s Dramas Awards


2017 Ahjumma’s Dramas Awards

11 dramas later, here are my personal winners, based on the shows I’ve seen:

Best Overall Drama: Chicago Typewriter

Best Drama: Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People

Best Action/Thriller/Suspense: Voice

Best Rom-Com: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Best Historical: N/A – I only watched 1 saeguk

Best Actor: Go Jun Pyo [Chicago Typewriter]

Best Actress: Honey Lee [Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People]

Best Villain: Kim Jae Wook – Mo Tae Gu [Voice]

Best Idol Actor: Park Hyung Sik – Ahn Min Hyuk [Strong Woman Do Bong Soon]

Best Couple: Do Bong Soon/Ahn Min Hyuk [Strong Woman Do Bong Soon]

Best Costume: Chicago Typewriter

Best Secretary: Secretary Kim – Goblin. Runner Up: SWBDS

Best OST: Chicago Typewriter

Best Ensemble: Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People

[2017] Year In Review

***At the time of this update: I’m reviewing the shows based on memory of how I felt, so you will notice that some of them will not have detailed reviews.***

105, tv dramas, and 22 webcasts premieried, I was only able to watch a handful [11], some made an impact in my daily life [like I didn’t sleep], some I dropped along the way.


Though there were supernatural, fantasy, and fusion dramas that aired in Kdramaland over the course of time, Goblin is unique in its own way. To be able to connect the past, present, and future through the memories of our Goblin and Grim Reaper in 20 episodes is a feat made possible by this show. From the cinematography, special effects, script, soundtrack, directing, and acting, this show had everything going in the right direction to near perfection. This should’ve been a made a movie.

In the end, however, we were divided because of how the show did/didn’t end. The other half was disappointed that Eun Tak had to be reincarnated, the other [including me] were accepting of the fact that her life has to come full circle. I guess you can call it an open ending for our titular hero who waited another lifetime for his bride to come back to him.

Other than that, the ending didn’t change the fact that Goblin is one of the most popular kdrama of 2016-2017. This drama shot up to the top of my all time favorite show. You definitely missed out on an AWESOME show if you didn’t watch this one. The entire world was swept up with the Goblin Syndrome with every other brand promoting their products within the show. If you didn’t even hear about this show, I don’t know which tunnel you’re living in from. I suggest you stop reading my post, and start watching this now.

Ahjumma stars: 5


Well, this was an unexpected show. I know it’s a crime thriller since it’s an OCN offering, and this genre is purely their bread and butter. It was mentioned during the finale that this show was written in hopes to aid in getting faster response times to emergency calls that citizens make, so I watched this thinking it’ll be a weekly show of rescuing people on time because one gifted officer can hear things we can’t, while a detective needs to be on a team that will redeem his past behaviors on the field. What I didn’t expect is how psychologically thrilling this show was for me. For a weekly dose of emergency rescues, and one major storyline, the show got me hooked. The writer was smart to end the show with a call, and a cliffhanger. The writer is even smart knowing that it can only last for so many episodes. Sometimes I wonder about the writers and the producers of this show thoug…. what went on their minds as to how they collaborated into making the crimes as close to real as possible.

If there’s one major flaw that I could think of, it would be the script. As I read the subtitles on certain scenes in three different versions, I asked myself each time what was the writer thinking? It doesn’t fit the scene at times, but it’s there and I start to wonder if it’s in the editing that it was flawed. As would any dramas, there were characters that were underutilized after they made their 15 minutes of fame and made it in the Golden Time team. Then again, there are really so much an emergency operator can do aside from taking those calls. Their characters required them to be sitting down, and watch their leader finish the call with a confirmed rescue. Another thing they can do though is go to Subway and share a sandwich.

In the end, the mystery was solved, and citizens were saved by our city heroes. The criminal got the karma he deserved since justice wasn’t really given.

Ahjumma stars: 3

Missing 9

The premise of the show was intriguing enough to pique my interest. Unfortunately, what started out as a potentially great mystery/action show, lost me midway through the series. There was a certain part of the show that was dragged into what seemed like an eternity of the same pattern [Bong Hee always a step behind from Tae Ho], and made me lose hope that she will ever come out of her ordeal unscathed. Eventually, I came back with a different mindset, and finished the series. I didn’t realize it until the end as to why the show changed their focus from their time on the island to the lengths a corporation/politician will go to cover up a major crime.

It dawned on me in late March/early April, that they didn’t write/produce the show for entertainment purposes. There were similarities between the show and this calamity that lead me to believe, that this show was written to mirror the Sewol tragedy. It’s intent is to let us know what’s really been going on and why we still don’t have answers.

Just an FYI, this is my own “conspiracy theory”. The show had 9 people missing, Sewol has 9 bodies unrecovered. The show focused more on the corruption between CEO’s and politicians instead of uncovering the truth regardless of who will fall, which is a whole lot like what happened after this event. Of course, I won’t be able to confirm this hunch, but because I’m on the outside looking in, I think the premise of the show is what got a green light to be produced, it was written long enough to get some viewers interested, and veered its course and became more of an awareness/expose of what’s going on in reality.

Back to the show, now that I think about it this way, it made sense why the script is all over the place. There were characters featured during the teasers, and trailers, but were not even useful in the show. There were revelations within the characters that I wish would’ve been told in the beginning. All in all, the idea behind the show is there, but the execution was wrong, and it left me wanting more answers than I had when the show started.

Ahjumma stars: 2.5

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

This was a truly enjoyable and loveable show. It’s been a while that I enjoyed a rom-com like this. It’ll probably be a while before another rom-com can beat these standards. Ahn Min Hyuk and Do Bong Soon are the very definition of #couplegoals. Everything was natural about this show when it comes to this two. Yes, the show is scripted, and the directors most likely advised our actors how skinships would be portrayed. But how it was scripted, directed, and acted out is what was natural to begin with. I like rom-coms without the awkwardness that it comes with. Park Hyung Sik, and Park Bo Young nailed their character portrayals. Because of them, and their natural expressions, the characters are believable. It sure pulled me along with their journey. I cried with them, I was terrified with them, I was glad I was part of their happy ever after. I would actually need to remind myself that this is just a show.

There were times that scenes tend to get a little bit too serious, but it comes with it. With the help of the supporting characters, those scenes are soon replaced with hilarity once again. There are some plots that weren’t neatly wrapped up at the end, but I’m probably the only one wondering about them, so I looked the other way and looked at the pretty, and the funny hijinks the show offered. Overall, this show delivered. From the history of how Bong Soon’s strength has been passed down in generations, to how she and Min Hyuk met, the issues/challenges surrounding them that solidified their relationship, they even gave us a wedding ceremony and babies.

Ahjumma stars: 5


Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People

This is one of those dramas that I watched diligently up to episode 14 of the series, then let weeks go by almost forgetting the show. If it wasn’t for Dramabean’s recaps, I probably wouldn’t have been inclined to watch the rest. Their writing made me want to feel what they’re watching, and thankfully, I did finish the entire show and appreciated it. Mind you, there was a point in this series that I just want to give it up – it’s not perfect, and sometimes it feels like it’s the same story, different episode. I’m glad I stuck it out even with a little break in between. I feel bad that I ended up not posting my final review for the show, but here it is….

Historical accuracies [or lack thereof?] aside, I really did like this show. Despite the deaths, and the repetitiveness of some plot lines, I usually feel empty when a saeguk ends because there is never a happy ending, or there’s a bittersweet ending. This show is different in a way where our heroes got a chance to change the world, one person at a time, and still lead a happy life. That’s a gem to me to see our heroes win and get to live out the rest of their days.

This ensemble could not have been cast together any better than this. From the portrayal of Amogae, Yeonsangun, Nok So, our quirky “Justice League”, Ga Ryung, and Mori. This cast makes up for whatever writing/creative holes that was left open, so I won’t go in detail on that. Everyone probably is amazed at Honey Lee and Kim Ji Suk’s performances, as I am too. For me though, there are two characters that got to me, and I cried when one had to die: Amogae,  and Mori. Kudos to Kim Sam Joong, and Kim Jung Hyun for their amazing performances!

Ahjumma stars: 4


Chicago Typerwriter

This was a really good show. I love me some supernatural fantasy dramas that actually work. From the writing, acting, soundtrack, and to the special effects, this show was it for me. I felt that I was in this drama too.

Ahjumma stars: 5

Man To Man

The show started off to a good start for me, but it fizzled when they started to focus on the romantic side of the story.

Ahjumma stars: 3

Suspicious Partner

This was a filler drama for me. I’ve skipped episodes here and there. I still yet have to watch a really good law drama – sadly, I’m not getting any younger. Overall, it was a good show – entertaining to get me to come watch the episodes of the week when I’m home trying not to get depressed. I probably would’ve like it more if I had watched the show diligently.

Ahjumma stars: 3

Strongest Deliveryman

Well, that was a good drama. A little bit of angst, violence, comedy, romance made this work. I like a good ensemble drama where your hero is a group – not just one person. Yes, it took a leadership of one, but it takes more than that to capture the heart of the people. I appreciated the fact that heiresses, and chaebols are willing to sacrifice their life’s inheritance for the sake of life. What I love the most, is the hope that there is still some people out there who’s not in it to profit by himself, but to share the wealth with good friends – family.

Ahjumma stars: 5

Save Me

I was anticipating this show soooo much, but I ended up dropping this after episode 2 due to personal reasons. Who knows, I  might watch this when I can in 2018.

Ahjumma stars: N/A

Because This Is My First Life

Beautiful. If this show taught me anything, it’s that humans are complex beings, but love isn’t. I am glad I decided to watch this show.

Ahjumma stars: 5


My last Kdrama of 2017. I really, really loved this show despite the many questions I still have unanswered, or that ending. I guess Joon was really that in love with Ha Ram that he went and foregone the justice he deserved in order to give the life he wanted Ha Ram to have. If that is not true love, I don’t know what that is. Not the ending I wanted, but I understand where the writers were going with this.

Ahjumma stars: 4




Shopify T Shirts

Some of you may have already known, that I was laid off from my full time job back on 5/19. I am actively looking for new employment, hence my hiatus in my reviews. Our family bills are not going away. I didn’t want to start a Go Fund Me campaign asking for help. So, I came across a Facebook suggested post about selling t-shirts and I thought I’d give it a try. I have to come up with rent, car, and utilities by mid July. The only thing I could think of right  now is Kdrama quotes. So, I’m going to try it out.

I’ve researched [somewhat] what I can and cannot sell in terms of Kdrama merchandise, as far as copyright, so here is my first design. I’m working on a few more…..if there’s a drama that’s dear to your heart, leave a comment below so I can try to design a shirt for it.

Please help us out by purchasing a shirt, and forwarding this link. Every little bit helps.  If you have any other questions, you can contact me on my personal email:, and I’ll answer as much as I can without divulging too much personal information.

The store is still in progress as far as themes, and everything, but your order will still be processed accordingly.

Thank you.

Heidi aka Aquarianunicorn

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Man to Man: 6

This episode mostly focused on Do Ha’s relationships, especially with her dad and Seol Woo. I for one, have not fully connected to Do Ha’s character. Her character just isn’t relatable to me. Although she has notable quotes, her character hasn’t tugged my heartstrings yet. She hasn’t done anything heroic or suspicious to get me interested. But, regardless, this was her highlight episode.

I suppose it’s okay to take a little break from the action and suspense while the baddies figure out how to be – well, baddies. I’m a little disappointed that six episodes in, they’re still not showing might and brute force. They’re just having brooding moments and meetings. There’s not much for Seol Woo to do as a ghost agent, if there’s no group to have action scenes with. Then again, I can’t have action scenes all the time, can I?

I already know her genuine relationship that she shares with Un Gwang, so it’s nice to see her outside her comfort zone and watch her react to her dad being back in her life, and Seol Woo creeping up in her heart – at the same time. So far, Do Ha’s handling it okay. She had the courage to actually tell him how she feels, and she let Seol Woo in on her family history.

I’m still weary about Myung Suk. Although he seems to have the right mindset, he could still play on the wrong side of the court just to get some quick cash. That is what I’m worried about. I’d hate to see the day where Seol Woo has to choose between him and Do Ha. I do hope that Myung Suk’s character is written as a good guy who just makes bad choices. If so, the Seol Woo can fix or avoid those mistakes.

Seol Woo has entered uncharted territories. Although he doesn’t know it yet, he’s already smitten with Do Ha. He thinks this is part of his plan, well – he’s wrong. I’ll admit it, I’m curious as to how this will affect Seol Woo in the next episodes. Will he reveal his true feelings? What are those feelings? It can’t be love this soon in the series though.

Chicago Typewriter: 12

Now that I know Soo Hyun didn’t kill Hwi Young, I’m only left with one person…. Shin Yul.  The question is how did he die, and who killed him? I can’t see Hwi Young pulling the trigger on his best friend. Young Min is a possibility, but if we look at the present timeline, he’s rival is Se Ju. So, it’s not reflective of their past. That leaves soo Hyun….the question is why?

I swear, those past snippets! I knew since the beginning that there’s more to the flashbacks we were given. Who would’ve thought that a scene that made us think that Soo Hyun did kill Hwi Young was a confession scene all along? Gosh, I’m really impressed with the writing on this show. I guess it’s safe to say that a mirror in this show is that both Hwi Young in the past and Se Ju in the present both professed their feelings towards their counterparts, albeit, in a different way. It is squeal inducing nonetheless. I’m pretty sure that, after Hwi Young’s confession, that was it for that couple. Their relationship ended before it started. Hence, the reincarnation of themselves. At least, in the present time, Jeon Seol and Se Ju finally moved a step forward in regard to their relationship, and we know there’s a future there. Se Ju wasn’t lying when he said that he’s doing a service for his country with that kiss. It’s about time these two affirmed their feelings for each other.

Today is definitely Jin Oh’s episode. If you haven’t felt bad for him since he appeared in this show, and you have not felt bad at all after watching this episode until the end, you are one heartless person. Since the beginning, I knew I was rooting for his character. I knew that he will not get the girl. It was worse when I found out that he’s a ghost and realized he will never get the girl. It was episode that did me in.

Even though this episode started in heartbreak for Jin Oh after witnessing Se Ju and Jeon Seol’s kiss. It was when Jeon Seol was introduced to him even he’s invisible to her. The fact that Jeon Seol is there, and he froze to say her name, that was heart wrenching. When she was finally able to see him, well I was crying puddles.. It’s a major plus that Se Ju acknowledges him as a friend. Seeing him with his two favorite people of all time with him in the same room. Oh how happy I was for him! Then – they leave me with a cliffhanger – showing how he died. Well, that was a real shocker. Whatever impact factor the writing, and directing team wanted me to feel, I felt. I was in shock, in awe of how it just ended like that.

It still didn’t answer any questions though – who killed him, and why. I guess that’s for the next episode.

Until then,