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Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 6
by | August 26, 2010 | 229 Comments
It’s my favorite of all k-drama tropes: the fits-of-jealousy as a stand-in for early declarations of love. It’s angst, love, denial, and pettiness all rolled into one, and I for one, can’t get enough. The Green-Eyed Monster takes center stage this episode, and turns everyone right-side-up, then upside-down, providing hysterical laughter, adorable hijinks, and lots... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 5
by | August 25, 2010 | 210 Comments
I love a drama that makes use of nice, tight mythology. Even better, I love it when a drama using mythology ups the ante midway through and modifies the rules, keeping us on our toes. This week brings a couple of familiar faces to My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, with You’re Beautiful alumnae UEE and... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 1
by | August 24, 2010 | 65 Comments
I was really, really hoping that cable sci-fi period drama Joseon X-Files (aka 기찰비록, or Gichalbirok), would be good. To my relief/happy pleasure, I thought it was a solid start, and it appears the audience agrees — it scored a solid 1% premiere rating*, which is quite respectable given that it’s a cable program that... More »


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I Am Legend: Episode 6
by | August 22, 2010 | 37 Comments
Episode 6 really picks up on the momentum that episode 5 left off with. I am starting to fully appreciate the characters because I have an idea of how they’ll act or react. The plot may have been jerky in the beginning, but I think it’s going much more smoothly now. And OMG at the... More »


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I Am Legend: Episode 5
by | August 20, 2010 | 46 Comments
YIPPEEE!!! Developments! Plot-wise and character-wise. While the performance side didn’t really deliver much in this episode (for plot’s sake), I’m happy the pacing is finally picking up again. I am getting that *feeling* of “I’m-lost-because-I-don’t- understand-a-character’s-intentions,” but I’m hoping it all works out in the end, and I’ll end up wanting to go back and... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 4
by | August 19, 2010 | 197 Comments
When a show is fast, clever, AND heartfelt, I’m owned, heart and soul. What can I say? I’m a sucker for the wimpy hero, and the super-powered girl who turns his life upside-down. There are so many great reversals—the powerful girl looking up at him like a wide-eyed child, her transformation into a monster frightening... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 3
by | August 18, 2010 | 227 Comments
It’s a wonderful feeling to be excited about a drama again. To be excited to download the new episode, enthusiastic to share thoughts about the newest happenings, and eager to see what happens next. Also: How adorable is this couple? The Hong sisters are so solid at delivering compelling and engaging main pairings, often to... More »


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Drama Special: The Great Gye Choon-bin
by | August 17, 2010 | 67 Comments
I finally had a chance to give The Great Gye Choon-bin a whirl, which is a standalone episode in the KBS series Drama Special. The story synopsis caught my attention when it was first announced and I like both actors, so I was hoping for a fun hour. The episode turned out to be pleasantly... More »


Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 4
by | August 15, 2010 | 67 Comments
As frustrated as I am with the divorce storyline being dragged out, it’s literally one of the best parts of the drama. It’s all about Ji Wook’s eyes and the dramatic tension that oozes when you put him, Seol Hee, and Seung Hye in the same room. Oh, and Noo Ri is also the other... More »


Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 3
by | August 13, 2010 | 56 Comments
Hello! C’est moi, kaedejun, here to take over recapping duties on I am Legend! Hope you’re all not too disappointed. Here’s where I stand on the series so far: loving Kim Jung Eun, hating Kim Seung Soo, “meh” on the name “Madonna Band” and Lee Joon Hyuk’s beard-stache, and going ga-ga over Lee Joon Hyuk’s... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 2
by | August 12, 2010 | 210 Comments
I freakin’ LOVE this show. I don’t even care if it breaks my heart or pistol-whips me later and leaves me for dead. Show, you complete me.   EPISODE 2 RECAP After revealing herself in her gumiho form, Mi-ho takes back her healing fox bead and Dae-woong slumps to the ground. She floats above him,... More »