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Drama Reactions & Reviews
I Need Romance 2012: A Review
by | October 24, 2012 | 48 Comments
If you haven’t checked out this drama, which is a follow-up/sequel/spin-off to last year’s I Need Romance, then at least read the wonderful recap by gummimochi for episode 1, and then go watch the drama. I Need Romance 2012 is a delightful little gem that is a little more refreshing than the zany romantic comedies out there.... More »


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Thing vs. Thing: Cradle-robbing Teachers
by | August 4, 2012 | 174 Comments
javabeans: With Big recently over, A Gentleman’s Dignity coming to a close, and a slew of noona romances both on the horizon and on the shelf in dramaland, we’ve been wondering: What, specifically, is the deal with cradle-robbing teachers? girlfriday: You mean besides being every high-schooler’s fantasy at some point? javabeans: You clearly did not... More »


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Thing vs. Thing: Foursomes 4eva
by | June 4, 2012 | 179 Comments
girlfriday: So there’s this strange phenomenon in dramaland, whereby everything good comes in groups of four. Why is this? Who determined that four should be the magic number? javabeans: I think, as with so many things, we can trace the root of the problem to Boys Before Flowers. girlfriday: It’s a great mystery of the... More »


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Thing vs. Thing: Vampires in Dramaland
by | May 19, 2012 | 59 Comments
Here’s Round 2 in the battle of Thing vs. Thing, where we pit… things… against… things… It’s all right there in the title for a reason! Last time, we took a look at the plights of a common recent character type—the time-traveler—and this time we’re lookin’ at a different breed (literally, hur) of hero: the... More »


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Thing vs. Thing: Time-traveling Heroes
by | May 11, 2012 | 211 Comments
javabeans: Maybe we’re loopy from all this drama-watching, or maybe it’s that sixth glass of wine talkin’, but we’re bringing a new feature to you that we’re calling Thing vs. Thing, where we compare apples to oranges. Mostly ‘cause somebody told us you’re not supposed to do that. Challenge accepted! girlfriday: We laugh in your... More »


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Dream High 2: Series Wrap-up
by | March 26, 2012 | 154 Comments
As you know, we started out with hopes for Dream High 2 that quickly fizzled, and recaps were dropped after the first two weeks. I don’t regret that choice in the least, but I did continue watching the show out of curiosity, and now that it’s over, I’m weighing in with some overall thoughts on... More »


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Ojakkyo Brothers: Series Wrap-up
by | February 19, 2012 | 71 Comments
Here we are at the end of the road for the heartwarming weekend family series Ojakkyo Brothers, which concluded its 58-episode run today on KBS, recording series-high ratings at 36.3% for the finale. It was by no means a perfect series, and had stretches of episodes that could have been condensed or done away with... More »


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Ojakkyo Brothers: Halftime report
by | January 17, 2012 | 116 Comments
This show is quickly starting to rival my favorite family comedies. It’s got a great sense of humor, and it’s not afraid to let characters make massive mistakes, with the understanding that we’re going to be along for the ride when they learn, change, and grow. Now that I’m at the halfway-ish point, it’s time... More »


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You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here: An introduction
by | January 10, 2012 | 32 Comments
You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here is the MBN sitcom that premiered at the start of December, which touted itself as a new style of sitcom modeled after the American sitcom format, with a Friends-like vibe. Supposedly. At 120 episodes and on a daily airing schedule, it’s not a show I’d normally want to... More »


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Ojakkyo Brothers: An Introduction
by | December 31, 2011 | 127 Comments
One of the highest-rated shows of 2011 was actually one that we couldn’t include in the year-end reviews because of its length and that whole space-time continuum thing: the weekend family drama Ojakkyo Brothers, on KBS. I don’t normally pick up family dramas because I find it daunting to start a longer-running show. (I know,... More »


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Santa Strikes Back! [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 25, 2011 | 101 Comments
What the ever-lovin’ reindeer feculence? I get home from my overnight trans-earthian sleigh odyssey, settle back with my hard-earned fifths of whiskey to read up on what I’ve missed in dramaland, and find that they’ve finished the year-end reviews without me? This is an outrage! I know who’s getting their presents revoked this year! Goddamn... More »