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Drama Recaps
Jackpot: Episode 12
by | May 4, 2016 | 11 Comments
There’s still a lot of juggling going on when it comes to the politics and the gambling, though this episode finds some much-needed focus in the character of Prince Yeoning. He’s the tie that binds the two storylines together, and the only free agent who can move in and out of both worlds almost seamlessly.... More »


Drama Recaps
Jackpot: Episode 11
by | May 3, 2016 | 29 Comments
Our prince and pauper end up realizing that they’re on the same side this episode, and if there’s one thing Jackpot has gotten right from the start, it’s their odd couple relationship as unwilling friends. I have a feeling that the time for antagonism will come, or maybe not even then—when they’re facing such a... More »


Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Shin Mina finds the secret to eternal youth and doesn’t share
by | May 3, 2016 | 68 Comments
It’s drinking unicorn blood, isn’t it? Orrrr she just has great genes and an even better dermatologist, but you thought about it for a second, didn’t you? It’s okay. We all have our doubts. Pictured here in a small spread for Elle Korea, the eternally youthful actress shows off her timeless good looks in that... More »


Drama Recaps
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Apr. 25–May 1, 2016
by | May 1, 2016 | 66 Comments
There were a couple new premieres this week, most of them taking place in the weekday primetime slots. The somewhat hilariously named Master—God of Noodle got off to a decent start with 7.6%, though it can’t bode well for the show to have dropped an entire point for its second episode. Still, there’s hope for... More »


Meta
Beans of Wisdom soup
by | April 30, 2016 | 60 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… where do we even begin? It all started in “Kim So-hyun headlines tvN’s Bring It On, Ghost,” a casting that had girlfriday particularly excited (“YESSSSSSSS. I’m doing an embarrassing happy dance right now”). A whole seven minutes later, javabeans had to burst that bubble with “Taecyeon in talks to... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #445
by | April 29, 2016 | 334 Comments
  Hot Potato – “비눈물 (Rain Tears)” [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #444 Open Thread #443 Open Thread #442 Open Thread #441... More »


Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Jo Jin-woong is maybe the best thing ever
by | April 28, 2016 | 94 Comments
There’s just something magnetic about Jo Jin-woong, who’s always been able to captivate audiences no matter how big or small the part. I’ll never forget my first exposure to him in Chuno, where he played a loyal warrior with the heart of a lion, or his absolutely insane storyline in the makjang-to-rule-them-all Flames of Ambition,... More »


Drama Recaps
Jackpot: Episode 10
by | April 27, 2016 | 76 Comments
Just when stuff starts to happen, we get a time skip so that slightly different stuff can happen. There’s good and bad as we gear up for the next phase of our story, as both brothers prepare to take their their enemy from a different angle: his wallet. Before that, they’ll have to wrestle with... More »


Drama Recaps
Jackpot: Episode 9
by | April 26, 2016 | 52 Comments
This episode finally steps the game up a notch, effectively raising the stakes to kill-the-king levels while miraculously leaving gambling out of the picture. A little focus goes a long way, especially when you’ve got some truly scene-stealing characters to help shoulder the load, and an emphasis on action-related tension certainly doesn’t hurt. I’m sure... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Birthday candles of death and epic historical battles
by | April 24, 2016 | 59 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   That’s practically one hundred percent I can’t remember this drama for the life of me, and I’m seventy-five percent sure it’s a Korean drama… But there’s a chance it could also be from Japan. I can... More »




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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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