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Bad Couple: Episode 16 (Final)
by | July 25, 2007 | 33 Comments
Don’t worry, that’s just the first scene of the episode. I’d have picked a more cheerful one, but I didn’t want to spoil anything. Even if it is the last episode so there’s not a whole lot I can spoil at this point. (Random) SONG OF THE DAY Sol Flower – “Kiss the Kids,” a... More »

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Coffee Prince: Eighth Cup
by | July 24, 2007 | 118 Comments
I really like where they’re taking this story. I’m so pleased to discover that they’ve taken what could so easily have been a bit of fluff — cotton candy entertainment — and somehow made it thoughtful, even poignant at times. In other kdramas, I frequently get frustrated at some of the obvious plot manipulations that... More »

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Coffee Prince: Seventh Cup
by | July 23, 2007 | 126 Comments
For me, Coffee Prince is shaping up very nicely. It’s a drama that I bet is going to lead to a lot of accusatory finger-pointing at the label “overrated” but I notice a lot of those complaints generally come from those who haven’t watched the show. How can you “overrate” something if you can’t “rate”... More »

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Bad Couple: Episode 15
by | July 22, 2007 | 14 Comments
So here’s the thing. I liked how Bad Couple ended in their last two episodes (15 & 16). I liked the resolutions and the character wrap-up. What I didn’t like, then, was how these resolutions were presented. Story = decent. Execution = hated. I kinda hesitate to give my full honest opinion on the ending... More »

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Coffee Prince Chapter 5: “Can’t Disappoint the Witch”
by | July 21, 2007 | 49 Comments
(Random) SONG OF THE DAY Bi / Rain – “아쉬운 빈 공간” (roughly translates to “lonely, empty space”). This is my favorite Bi song, and one I dub the sweetest let’s-get-bizzy song I’ve ever heard. Basically he laments the empty (physical) space between him and his girl, having reached that point in the relationship where... More »

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Coffee Prince Chapter 4: “What Happened in Room S11″
by | July 20, 2007 | 23 Comments
(Random) SONG OF THE DAY Soulstar – “입술” (Lips) [ zShare download ]  Question: Do people want the post titles to include the chapter title or not? If there are some spoilerphobes who don’t want to see them (who would prefer I keep the title under the “read more” cut), speak now or forever hold... More »

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Coffee Prince Chapter 3: “Isn’t this a scammer’s set-up?”
by | July 20, 2007 | 16 Comments
(Random) SONG OF THE DAY Lee Soo Young – “혼자 짖는 미소” (Smiling to myself). Personally, I think Lee Soo Young’s voice is a bit of an acquired taste. But she seems like a cool person with an awesome(ly wicked) personality — just my kind of girl. And although she’s known for her somewhat epic,... More »

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Novel Notes: Coffee Prince Chapter 2
by | July 19, 2007 | 26 Comments
(Random) SONG OF THE DAY Monni (몽니) – Beautiful [ zShare download ]  I’m about a quarter of the way through the novel (100 pages) and we’re still on the events of the drama’s episode 1. I draw two conclusions from this: (1) It always takes a bit of time setting up a story, and... More »

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Coffee Prince Lyrics: “White Love Story”
by | July 18, 2007 | 101 Comments
Lordy! Judging from yesterday’s traffic boost (14,000 hits. Fourteen thousand), I’m guessing people really, really like Coffee Prince. And why wouldn’t you? Yesterday’s episode was great. Here’s a lyrics post for the song used in the last scene of the episode (#6). SONG (Lyrics) OF THE DAY As One – “White Love Story” [ zShare... More »

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Coffee Prince: Sixth Cup
by | July 17, 2007 | 124 Comments
Coffee Prince is (so far) proving to be better than I expected. Episode 6 was tons of fun, and starts getting a little more emotionally meaningful, but doesn’t get bogged down with too much seriousness. And the gender-bendy, pseudo-gay-homoerotic mindfuck really gets going! SONG OF THE DAY The Smiles – “Rainbow”… The Smiles is an... More »

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Bad Couple: Episode 14
by | July 17, 2007 | 25 Comments
Ryu Su Young (Gi Chan) is really good this episode. Really good. Nobody does heartfelt cornball adoration as believably and adorably as him. (Random) SONG OF THE DAY Biuret – “사랑해요” (I Love You). I really like the chorus and its intense overlapping harmonies from this song by all-female rock band Biuret. [ zShare download... More »