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Smile: Episode 3
by | October 16, 2009 | 41 Comments
Hello all! To help alleviate some of javabean‘s lovely recap work, 3 guest bloggers (including yours truly, dw4p) will be taking over the Smile (Smile, You) series. This is my first time doing recaps of this nature, so I may have some growing pains… bear with me! Just a quick synopsis: Smile stars Lee Min... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 4
by | October 15, 2009 | 196 Comments
The ratings battle looks like it’s going to be Iris‘s to lose, but at least You’re Beautiful improved slightly from yesterday. (Their numbers came in at a respective 25.3% and 8.9%. Heading to the Ground sank further to hit its series low, a 3.3%.) I don’t really buy the argument that the audiences for the... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 3
by | October 14, 2009 | 120 Comments
Another cute, funny episode. The characters are really growing on me, and we’re starting to see a little depth with them (some more than others). I don’t know how dramatic this drama will get, but I usually enjoy the level of comedy-versus-angst in a Hong sisters drama. SONG OF THE DAY You’re Beautiful OST –... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 2
by | October 10, 2009 | 262 Comments
I have a good feeling about this drama. Everyone is well-cast and the writers do a great job subverting cliches and twisting angsty moments into a punchline. Love that. I enjoyed this episode even more than Episode 1, which was already pretty jam-packed with hilarity. SONG OF THE DAY Lee Seung-gi – “꽃처럼” (Like a... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 8, 2009 | 256 Comments
Oh my gosh, this was one of the worst finales I’ve ever seen. I’ve been leaving room for the drama to upswing at the eleventh hour, but now that it’s over I can say with certainty that this is a gross disappointment. I can’t say it’s the worst last episode EVER (because there are many... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 1
by | October 8, 2009 | 193 Comments
A few things about You’re Beautiful: Trademark Hong sisters comedy. In my book, this is a good thing. Yes, it goes overboard a little. But because of the abundant sense of humor, this lands it in corny-awesome territory for me, not corny-embarrassing. Jang Geun-seok (and the rest of the group, actually) is perfectly cast. Park... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 15
by | October 7, 2009 | 81 Comments
I know, at this point it’s probably more “appropriate” to post a pic of our main couple… but eh, whatever. This one is very cute. Episode 15 makes me sorry for all of us who were holding out hope for an exciting ending, because this episode was rather boring. Things that should have been heart-tugging... More »


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Smile: Episodes 1 & 2
by | October 6, 2009 | 69 Comments
SBS’s new weekend drama Smile (or Smile, You) got off to a brisk start and seems to be poised to do decently. Is it wildly innovative or surprising? No — but it IS refreshing and fun. Like with so many romantic storylines in dramas, the lovelines here are obvious and expected, but the chemistry between... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 14
by | October 1, 2009 | 91 Comments
Like the past three (or so) episodes, I think Episode 14 is rife with weird, illogical moments. But unlike the past three episodes, at least this one has a couple of nice, conflict-ridden scenes to make up for it. No, it doesn’t make up for all of the shortcomings, but there were a couple bits... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 13
by | September 30, 2009 | 65 Comments
I wish My Fair Lady would go full-on crazy, because even though they’re halfway there already, the drama’s still clinging to the semblance of a conventional trendy series. I think at this point they’d do better to have fun running wild with the nonsense rather than struggling to play it straight. I didn’t think this... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 12
by | September 24, 2009 | 96 Comments
Was it just me, or were the last ten minutes of this episode the weirdest, choppiest, awkwardest sequence of scenes ever? They came across tacked-on and badly edited. Totally felt out of step with the rest of the episode, which marred an otherwise significant ending scene. SONG OF THE DAY Lee Soo-young – “추억 안녕”... More »