Tag: Someday or One Day

2020 in Kdrama: The Poll Results

2020 in Kdrama: The Poll Results

2020 was Hospital Playlist’s year, with the drama taking about both Best and Favourite drama in this year’s poll. It had serious competition, however, from It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (IOTNBO), which remained hot on its heels till the end.

The Past is Another Country: Someday One Day Episode 13

When I was in highschool in the 1990s, I used to have a Walkman. And on that Walkman I used to play tapes. It was only later – much later – that this turned into a Discman and eventually an iPod.

But for most of my formative adolescence, I used to play tapes. No matter how much my musical taste has changed and evolved over the years, I still have a nostalgic response to that music. But those tapes – like my youth – are gone.

This feeling – that of our complex yet nostalgia-soaked past triggered by the music of our past – is one that the Taiwanese drama Someday or One Day so brilliantly encapsulates. And there’s a reason why the show harks back to the 1990s and why it uses tape.

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