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Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 8
by | July 25, 2014 | 145 Comments
Fated To Love You is a fairytale come to life, one that gives grand romantic gestures the kind of magic we didn’t even realize we’d been missing until now. Watching Gun and Mi-young navigate the ups and downs of their relationship never ceases to amaze, even when a blast from the past comes to shake... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 24
by | July 24, 2014 | 36 Comments
More threats are issued, more theoretical wars are waged, and more scenes are devoted to following not-so-vital pieces of information around than you would’ve ever thought possible. I honestly wish I had better news as we head toward finale week, but I’ve actually become increasingly convinced that Triangle is less about the reunion of its... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 6
by | July 18, 2014 | 155 Comments
This show is so insanely fun to watch that it’s literally one puppy parade away from being the greatest thing on earth. It knows just when to tug on the heartstrings and just when to tease out that perfectly-timed comedic gag, with this episode in particular delving deeper into the growing connection between our newlyweds—especially... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 22
by | July 17, 2014 | 20 Comments
We’ve officially circled back to plotting and planning with minimal follow-through, which is its own kind of letdown for anyone weathering the meandering pace in the hopes that the emotional payoffs, however sparse, will make it all worthwhile. While this hour isn’t bereft of important brotherly connections, it certainly takes its sweet time exploring them,... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 4
by | July 11, 2014 | 115 Comments
Our unintentional couple faces a life-changing decision that takes them (and us) for one hell of a ride in a densely packed hour filled with so much heart it’s bursting at the seams. But never fear—even with all the heavy issues at play, we haven’t yet tripped and stumbled into a melodrama. One of Fated... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 20
by | July 11, 2014 | 43 Comments
For a show that certainly knows how to take things slow and easy sometimes, it still knows how to deliver an hour of small victories, heartwarming teamwork, and shattering reveals. Most of all, I appreciate how Triangle surprises us with character moments which subvert conventional drama tropes while also remembering that episodic payoffs are important.... More »


Drama Recaps
Doctor Stranger: Episode 20 (Final)
by | July 10, 2014 | 162 Comments
What a strange finale indeed. We get one half filled to the brim with sheer ridiculousness, while the other serves as an epilogue chronicling the bitter pill that is Doctor Stranger as it circles the drain of eternity. Looking back now, I’m becoming more and more convinced that Myungwoo was never a hospital at all—it... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 2
by | July 4, 2014 | 152 Comments
It’s been so long since I’ve loved a show that I’d forgotten what it felt like, but this week has been enough to rekindle my faith in dramas. On the heels of a winning first outing, we get an especially gratifying hour that still delivers on the fun factor while also bringing in a surprising... More »


Drama Recaps
Doctor Stranger: Episode 18
by | July 4, 2014 | 63 Comments
Our hero gets railroaded into doing nothing but reacting this hour as the only person he could cling to with any sense of assurance takes some time away from her main job of keeping secrets in order to multitask—now she gets to keep secrets and attempt to scrape Hoon off like an extra-clingy barnacle. When... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 17
by | July 1, 2014 | 54 Comments
It’s not the most thrilling of episodes when it’s all plots and plans and little follow-through—but we do get some where it counts, however sparingly. And though we may not get many specifics this hour, there are some refreshing moments of honesty between our two lovebirds as well as with a son and his long-lost... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: The Flu
by | June 29, 2014 | 12 Comments
In anticipation of Jang Hyuk’s return to the small screen this week, it seems only proper to take a look at his work in last year’s big budget event film The Flu, which made only a moderate box office splash as the twentieth highest-grossing film of 2013 while garnering absolutely zero awards, and… huh. I... More »