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Somewhere Over the K-Drama Rainbow [Year In Review, Part 3]
by | December 18, 2011 | 220 Comments
The other day, I sat down and thought long and hard about all of the various dramas that I’ve seen over the course of my life. I remembered secretly turning on the T.V. as a small child and pressing my nose against the glass, fascinated with the powerful, forbidden emotions at play somewhere inside that... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Finding the gems among the stones [Year In Review, Part 2]
by | December 23, 2010 | 174 Comments
[Now that you've read what I've had to say about the past year of dramas, please join me in welcoming a couple familiar guest bloggers, who have graciously written up their reviews as well. Here is Dahee_Fanel's year-end write-up; you may recall her as one of my guests from last year. Enjoy! –javabeans] What a... More »


Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 10
by | February 23, 2010 | 69 Comments
Hi, Dahee here. Hjkomo asked me to fill in for her for recapping episode ten, as she really does like her beauty sleep and would like to get back to doing it. I happily agreed, so here I am. No worries – she’ll be back for episode twelve (and Samsooki for eleven). Ten episodes in,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Rebuttal #2: A case against My Love Patzzi and the delusions of Samsooki’s Jang Nara obsession
by | January 19, 2010 | 86 Comments
Once upon a time there lived a wee little goldfish. From her little plastic castle inside her little glass fish bowl she often glimpsed views of a television screen that housed human beings, many of whom cried rivers of tears due to something called “cancer” and sometimes bowed down to bearded men in red robes,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Duds and Delights of 2009 [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 28, 2009 | 248 Comments
(Just to clarify, this is the first of four guest reviews and is written by Dahee Fanel, whose insights you can read regularly on her own blog, Dahee’s Plastic Castle. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the guest reviews and get as much as I do out of their diverse opinions. Thanks all, especially Dahee! —javabeans)... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Accidental Couple: A review
by | June 21, 2009 | 68 Comments
Once again, I’m thrilled to have Dahee Fanel guest-posting her thoughts on a drama — in this case, KBS’s recently ended Wednesday-Thursday drama Accidental Couple, aka Just Looking aka That Fool. It’s always a pleasure, Dahee! –javabeans   SONG OF THE DAY Judy Garland – “Over the Rainbow.” [ Download ] Tags: Accidental Couple, Baek... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dahee Fanel’s 2008 Review [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 30, 2008 | 60 Comments
The K-drama world rolled into 2008 still riding the high that was 2007, a year in which a startling number of quality dramas were made, and enjoyed. Maybe it rolled in too fast. It ended up getting smothered by the waves of its previous success. In fact, you could say that it even got hit... More »


Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 7
by | November 14, 2008 | 43 Comments
Eek! I am so, so behind. *facepalm* I actually considered mushing some of the episodes together into one giant recap, just so I could catch up, but then realized that this drama has waaaaay too many important details to leave out. Also, I don’t know when to shut up. But y’all probably already know that... More »


Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 6
by | October 29, 2008 | 23 Comments
First of all, I’d like to apologize for the lateness of these recaps. Things are rather busy with school at the moment, and unfortunately, my education comes first. (Trust me, though, I would much rather be writing these recaps than writing a paper on Thomas King. My heart is with youuuuu!) Anyway. This episode was:... More »


Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 5
by | October 20, 2008 | 37 Comments
This episode had some aggravating scenes, which made me a little grumpy. But it also had some really beautiful scenes (GAYNESS!), and that pretty much balanced everything out. I will note, however, that I’m still waiting for a really stand-out episode from Painter, quality-wise. But good things come to those who wait, I suppose? SONG... More »


Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2008 | 27 Comments
Ha! Park Shin Yang in drag. That image has been BURNED onto my BRAIN. I guess that shows you just how much more lighthearted this episode was over, say, episode three, which was Angstfest to the Max. What I appreciate about Painter is that, although it can try a little too hard to be humourous... More »