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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Comic book heroes of sageukland
by | January 20, 2013 | 87 Comments
javabeans: If American comic book-dom is perpetually confronted with the question “Who’s better, Superman or Batman?” then dramaland is equally confronted with the question… “Who’s better, Superman or Batman?” Because really, they sorta all fall into those archetypes. Just also wearing hanbok and manes o’ glory. Okay, with a fair dash of Robin Hood sprinkled... More »


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Name That Drama: Doppelgangers, blindness, ballerinas
by | January 5, 2013 | 143 Comments
Our first Name That Drama entry was pretty popular and prompted a bunch of new requests, so we’ve got a couple more head-scratchers for you to solve today! I’ve got a few guesses myself, but always find myself stumped by that ONE detail that doesn’t really fit. So take your crack at ‘em:   Luna... More »


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2012 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 28, 2012 | 320 Comments
Annnnnnnd another year comes to a close. Big thanks to our recap minions HeadsNo2, gummimochi, and kaedejun for sharing their reviews with us and joining the spirited discussion for the Editors’ Picks this year. There wasn’t even any hair-pulling, and only one person lost an eye! It’s been a great year for K-dramas and an... More »


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Name That Drama: High school rebels and tragic loves
by | December 27, 2012 | 83 Comments
Every now and again a reader will write in asking for help identifying an old drama—something watched in bygone days, or perhaps caught only in snippet form here and there. And while sometimes I’m able to figure it out (Young girl marries into fantasy monarchy? Goong, of course! Go Soo on the lam and out... More »


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Santa presents: 12 Days of Christmas
by | December 25, 2012 | 196 Comments
  On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me A gummi fetus in a braaaaaain   On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Two sleeping beauties And a gummi fetus in a braaaaaain   On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... More »


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Dramaland: The gift that keeps on giving [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2012 | 141 Comments
If there’s anything that Santa has taught me over the years (other than a musical mnemonic about single-malt scotches), it’s that Christmas is a time of giving. Dramaland gives us so much throughout the year, that I thought it was finally time for me to stop being a grinch and give back, out of the... More »


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If I Could Turn Back Time [Year In Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2012 | 155 Comments
My first year-end review! I was so excited for this opportunity that I decided to watch as many dramas as I could in preparation this year, and all but forced myself to doggedly stick with obvious train wrecks because I figured, “Hey, at least it’ll give me something to write about.” If I learned anything,... More »


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A Variety of Flavors in 2012 [Year In Review, Part 3]
by | December 15, 2012 | 133 Comments
Looking at the buffet table of 2012, I’m left in awe at the vast array of possible selections before me. The sheer number of choices is growing every year and I feel like I have to taste-test the premiere and make a quick decision of whether to keep digging in or move on. Sometimes you... More »


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Life Lessons from a Mixed Bag of Dramas [Year In Review, Part 2]
by | December 11, 2012 | 148 Comments
2012 was certainly a mixed bag: I saw plenty of action dramas and then I saw fluffy dramas that made no sense. There were dramas I loved, dramas that I liked enough, and then dramas that I hated. It was a tough year for me, and I felt I had bad luck in choosing which... More »


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2012: Something for everyone? [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 8, 2012 | 263 Comments
Review extravaganza time! I know: Already? It feels like just the other day I was killing myself to corral all my thoughts in coherent fashion in a monster review of 2011′s dramas, and already it’s time to lose sleep wrangling my thoughts together for 2012. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or old. Guess... More »


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2012 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 3, 2012 | 583 Comments
Can you believe it’s December already? I know the awards shows have started to come ’round again, but it always feels like This Time Of Year always sneaks up on me — as in, the time when we take a look back at the best, the worst, the weirdest, and the most surprising dramas of... More »