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My Princess: Episode 10
by | February 3, 2011 | 412 Comments
Finally, a conflict I can get behind, that isn’t motivated by press conferences and public opinion. Hae-young spends the episode in a frustrated snit, but it leads him to finally make a choice, and forces Seol to face some harsh facts of her own. Is it Love or Country? Kisses or Kings? And why’s a... More »

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My Princess: Episode 9
by | February 2, 2011 | 225 Comments
I’m still fully onboard My Princess, although people are starting to jump ship, as evidenced by this week’s drop in the ratings (it conceded the lead to Sign and only recorded a 12.1%, down from its high of more than 20%). I can sort of understand why, given that there’s not as much comedy as... More »

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Dream High: Episode 9
by | February 1, 2011 | 367 Comments
Woot! It’s Dance-Off Time! It’s glitter and gold and rivalries galore, as we find out just how much the tables have turned in 200 days. Some people come back with moves, others come back with feelings, and some show up with remorse and a new attitude. Let the games begin. Tags: Dream High, featured, Ham... More »

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Dream High: Episode 8
by | January 31, 2011 | 240 Comments
Awww, yeah! I love when the tables turn in a drama, when the rules change and there’s constant motion in a plot. I’m really liking the pace of this drama — things move briskly enough that we’re never in danger of plodding along, but not so speedily that they don’t have time to resonate, either.... More »

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It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl: An overview
by | January 30, 2011 | 76 Comments
It’s been a while since I wrote about It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, but, as noted in this prior thread, despite the many obvious flaws, the drama has had an inexplicable hold on me — and some of you, too. The drama ended a week and a half ago quietly (its finale ratings were in the... More »

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My Princess: Episode 8
by | January 27, 2011 | 465 Comments
There’s lots of drama in this episode, but very little fun, which doesn’t really serve this show well. Some shows can run the gamut from comedy to melodrama with equal effectiveness and sometimes much more emotional gain, but this one buckles a little under the pressure, because it’s not equipped for weighty stuff. When we... More »

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My Princess: Episode 7
by | January 26, 2011 | 233 Comments
Cute cute cute. We’ve got the beginnings of relationship angst, which is tricky minefield to navigate (particularly when it’s loaded on in shovelfuls) but can be so satisfying when done in just the right amounts. And the guilty-conscience-fighting-growing-attraction internal conflict? Oh, count me in. SONG OF THE DAY My Princess OST – “Kasio” by Taru... More »

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Paradise Ranch: Episode 1
by | January 25, 2011 | 181 Comments
Paradise Ranch is the long-awaited (?) — or perhaps it’s more accurate to say long-shelved — drama starring idol pop star Choi Kang Changmin of DBSK in his drama debut, alongside Lee Yeon-hee. For lots of reasons, there’s been an undercurrent of unease about this drama, with its inability to secure a broadcaster or a... More »

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Dream High: Episode 7
by | January 24, 2011 | 235 Comments
It’s Showcase vs. Showcase, as the Rebel Misfit Mafia takes on the Top Dogs. And the teams don’t shake out the way you’d think. There’s shifting alliances, crossing love triangles, and best of all, the stakes get raised all around. Dreaming High has never seemed so tough, or so rewarding. Tags: Dream High, featured, Ham... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 9
by | January 22, 2011 | 29 Comments
OH MY GOD WE HAVE MOVEMENT! On the romantic front, and the nuclear energy front. It did border the State of Cheesy but I guess the good thing about the slow and long build up of Hye In and Jung Woo’s romance is that it justifies his actions in this episode. Sort of. Not that... More »

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My Princess: Episode 6
by | January 20, 2011 | 279 Comments
Kim Tae-hee is kinda rockin’ it, which I really didn’t expect myself to say…ever. Her character’s kind of an airhead, but in an endearing and sweet way. She’s rather naïve, but the fact that she wants to trust Hae-young despite the fact that she knows better, is really cute. The comedy continues to be light... More »