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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Our love-hate relationship with drama remakes and adaptations
by | November 10, 2014 | 241 Comments
“They’re remaking another drama?” *Boo, hiss, wails.* I’m pretty sure that’s a familiar script for most of us who’ve been following dramaland for a while, and one that’s cropped up with particular frequency in recent months and years. Adaptations and remakes are nothing new—people will retell new versions of old stories until the end of... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Autumn concerto [Cantabile Tomorrow]
by | November 8, 2014 | 30 Comments
I’ve decided to rebel this week and resist the temptation to draw another new drama (even though there were several). The weather in my part of the world has been miserable lately, and Cantabile Tomorrow is the perfect kind of comfort food. Even when our characters are entrenched in the midst of drama it’s still... More »

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Name That Drama: Corpses, baby sacrifices, and a music video
by | November 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Yes, RC, it would bug me too if I couldn’t remember a scene like this: There isn’t much I remember about this drama, only that it was a sageuk and one... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Trucking along [Pride and Prejudice]
by | November 2, 2014 | 36 Comments
I’m starting to wonder if there will ever be a week where a new drama doesn’t premiere, but thankfully I love checking out new dramas, even if it does mean getting a little behind on pretty much every other drama that I’m watching. My biggest problem lately is that all the new shows have had... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Honestly great [Liar Game]
by | October 25, 2014 | 37 Comments
Another week, another manga turned J-drama turned K-drama. If this becomes a trend I don’t think I’ll be one to complain, especially if the quality stays this good. What’s not to love about a great story with some fresh twists, solid directing, and a well-chosen cast? Like Nodame Cantabile, I haven’t seen or read any... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Musical magic [Cantabile Tomorrow]
by | October 19, 2014 | 27 Comments
I tend to enjoy all musical dramas (even the terrible ones) but I get extra excited when they’re actually good, and Cantabile Tomorrow has been more than just good so far. I was a bit apprehensive going in, but all my fears have been alleviated. I realized I’m not watching because I feel any sense... More »

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Surplus Princess: Series review
by | October 13, 2014 | 112 Comments
Fantasy rom-com cable drama Surplus Princess just wrapped up its ten-episode run a few days ago, and I found myself quite looking forward to the finale. Not only because I needed to know who the end pairing would be—the show really kept that question alive right up to the finale—but because the drama ended up... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Not such bad guys [Bad Guys]
by | October 12, 2014 | 27 Comments
It’s funny how TV can take people that we would normally consider the most depraved dregs of society, and have us rooting for them and even admiring them within minutes. Bad Guys really does cram a lot of “bad guy” archetypes into the mix, but I find myself liking every one of them: the abusive... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Miss Mom-to-be [Greatest Marriage]
by | October 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
Greatest Marriage, the new cable series on TV Chosun, is another drama that almost slipped me by, and I can’t say I was much convinced to watch it by the melodrama-y posters and the fact that it airs on weekends (I am very mistrustful of weekend dramas!). Apparently the advertising team never actually watched the... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Grey mourning [Secret Door]
by | September 28, 2014 | 9 Comments
Secret Door sure is intense, especially since it could be fairly accurately described as a show about a bunch of guys in big hats talking at each other. The first two episodes flew by, and even though I’m not very familiar with the history I not only managed to keep up with story, but found... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Lee Dog-wook [Iron Man]
by | September 21, 2014 | 31 Comments
Out of context you might think this is an image of a man pretending he’s a dog, and you wouldn’t be too far from the truth. Hong-bin is more obsessed with smelling things than my actual dog, and he certainly has worse manners. I get the impression that this is going to be more of... More »