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Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 11
by | September 10, 2010 | 51 Comments
Face off time! Except Seol Hee has bigger problems than just seeing her ex and his gal pal again. She has to find a way to save the marketplace, get the band ready for their stage debut, find a new guitarist, and deal with Tae Hyun’s lovelorn stares. What’s a girl to do?! The above... More »


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Playful Kiss: Episode 3
by | September 10, 2010 | 198 Comments
Ah, the eternal kdrama conundrum. Go for the perfect meanie who needs to be convinced of your worth, or the loyal lackey who already knows it? And of course, the answer (in a drama) is always the opposite of the one we’d advocate in real life. Funny how television can romanticize the unromantic, and vice... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 10
by | September 9, 2010 | 202 Comments
The recap in which girlfriday dies a thousand deaths. From The Cute. To everyone’s relief, the separation doesn’t last very long, and our couple spends the entire episode trying to kill me with their cuteness. They pretty much succeed, and truth be told, I’m not too upset about it. In this episode we have angst,... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 9
by | September 8, 2010 | 110 Comments
A cute episode, though not my particular favorite. We get some of the standard machinations of the supporting cast, and a few more wrenches thrown into the plot. Thankfully there are, as usual, a number of cute coupley moments to buoy us through these waters of Necessary Plot Complications. Ratings: No big shakeups, so the... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 2
by | September 6, 2010 | 29 Comments
This is a really well-done drama. Suspenseful, taut, and wonderfully produced. In addition to a story that intrigues, Joseon X-Files is really great to look at — love the pacing, the cinematography, the contrast of colors and light. It’s an example of a drama not just being pretty for the sake of pretty, but using... More »


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I Am Legend: Episode 10
by | September 5, 2010 | 40 Comments
And we’re back to the plot heavy episodes. There is less movement on the band front, and more on the drama front. I knew I was getting spoiled with the moments in episode 9! Episode 10 marks the appearance of Jun Seol Hee – the Korean Erin Brockovich. Tags: featured, I Am Legend, Kim Jung-eun,... More »


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Playful Kiss: Episode 2
by | September 4, 2010 | 241 Comments
Okay, I’ll give you this, Kim Hyun-joong. You are improved. I’m still not entirely sure that the entire range of human emotions is something you feel, but I can see that of what you’re feeling, you are showing. Jung So-min, on the other hand, is pretty much born to do this role. There’ve been a... More »


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Playful Kiss: Episode 1
by | September 3, 2010 | 263 Comments
I had mixed feelings about this premiere: It wasn’t as good as I was hoping, but it wasn’t as bad as I feared. I can see where some viewers had issues with it, and I share those concerns. But I think it started to find its groove later on — almost too late, really —... More »


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I Am Legend: Episode 9
by | September 3, 2010 | 60 Comments
Episode 9 marks the return of… NOO RI! Yes – the most important character of this drama. No? OK – well, it is also the turning point of the drama – soo, just how do you follow up an epic courtroom scene and the end of a divorce? Tags: featured, I Am Legend, Kim Jung-eun,... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 8
by | September 2, 2010 | 192 Comments
“She works hard for the money / So haaaard for it honey / She works hard for the money / So you better treat her right.” Never truer words, my friend. This episode, Mi-ho learns the value of a Dollar Won, and Dae-woong learns the value of a gift from the heart. The last episode’s... More »


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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 7
by | September 1, 2010 | 221 Comments
Such a sweet episode — I awwed repeatedly throughout. I suppose this is where the romantic angle gets going in earnest, but truth be told that doesn’t even matter that much to me. I’ve gotten so much delight out of the growing friendly rapport between Mi-ho and Dae-woong and the mythology aspect that the standard... More »