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Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 12
by | July 5, 2011 | 153 Comments
He knows! It’s the death of the puppy and the rise of Dark Yoo-hyun, who is no less polite than before, but eerily icy beneath the surface. And let’s not count out Myung-hoon, who is quickly becoming Miri’s biggest opponent yet. Basically everyone serves Miri up a slice of humble pie, and it’s kind of... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Warrior Baek Dong-soo: First Impressions
by | July 5, 2011 | 85 Comments
Crap. It’s good. What to do? There just aren’t enough hours in a day for all these dramas! Fusion action historical drama Warrior Baek Dong-soo premiered on Monday to 10.1% ratings (with Baby-Faced Beauty in the lead at 14.2% and Ripley close behind at 12.9%). This was one we were keeping an eye on because... More »

Drama Recaps
You’ve Fallen For Me: Episode 2
by | June 30, 2011 | 180 Comments
What this drama lacks in slickness, it makes up for in sweetness. I’m sentimental about youth angst dramas, because they’re what I grew up on, but they also feel like a throwback because of that. They’re like drama comfort food, like Mom’s cooking. And while the tonal shifts in this one are still a bit... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hunter: Episode 11
by | June 29, 2011 | 415 Comments
This drama’s going to be the death of me. If my head doesn’t explode, my heart will first. The tension in this episode nearly put me six feet under from the stress of it all, but I fought to stay in the land of the living. Because otherwise, how will I find out what happens... More »

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Lie To Me: Episode 16 Open Thread (Final)
by | June 28, 2011 | 372 Comments
FINAL EPISODE WEECAP Ki-joon asks why she’s turning down his proposal. Yes, WHY? Ah-jung says that she loves him, but feels scared, like she’s lost something… but she doesn’t know what. Is it freedom? The chance to snog a bunch of men? The right to dance around your room naked? He promises to wait. She... More »

Drama Recaps
Lie To Me: Episode 15 Open Thread
by | June 27, 2011 | 140 Comments
EPISODE 15 WEECAP Ah-jung gets the word that she’s fired and runs out of the party barefoot. Piggyback time! And then to drive the Cinderella motif in further, someone retrieves her shoes, and Ki-joon puts them on her feet tenderly as he literally makes the crack, “They’re not even glass.” He calls her a crybaby... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Min-hee and Lee Seon-kyun in new thriller
by | June 25, 2011 | 43 Comments
Three actors I love starring together in a thriller? Count me intrigued. Kim Min-hee (Moby Dick, Actresses), Jo Sung-ha (Romance Town, Sungkyunkwan Scandal), and Lee Seon-kyun (Arrest King, Petty Romance) have been cast as the leads in the upcoming film Train (working title, also called Help). It’s an adaptation of the novel Train by the... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hunter: Episode 9
by | June 23, 2011 | 246 Comments
Somebody pinch me. Is it possible that this drama is this good, or am I under some kind of spell? Did my coffee come laced with crack from a drug bust gone wrong? Is it maybe something to do with Lee Min-ho’s lips? (I’m not discounting that this is a possibility.) I mean, I find... More »

Drama Recaps
Best Love: Episode 15
by | June 22, 2011 | 182 Comments
The bad news: there’s a time jump, sapping all the dramatic tension out of the surgery. Boo. The good news: still cute as ever, of course. Because I suppose in the end, it was never about whether he lives or dies, but how their love will survive in the real world. It just feels a... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 8
by | June 21, 2011 | 128 Comments
Love, tension, it’s all getting so good, so complicated. Everyone learns a little more than they should about Miri, and the web starts to unravel, line by line. I sort of love how delightfully tense this show is, without any guns, explosions, or super secret spies. We’ve spent the first part of the series watching... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 7
by | June 20, 2011 | 55 Comments
Miri’s house of cards rises another level, and she swiftly feels the tension coming in from all sides. Both men start to get serious about their feelings, pushing Hee-joo to finally face her own, which is probably the best and worst part of the episode, because it just pains me to watch her adorable hopes... More »