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Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 1
by | March 16, 2011 | 130 Comments
I like! 49 Days had a slow ratings start (8.6%), but when I’m talking about dramas that hook my interest from the get-go, the ratings discussion is really just an afterthought. I was much more interested in seeing whether the drama would be able to capitalize on its promise, and although I approached warily, I... More »

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Crime Squad: Episode 1
by | March 8, 2011 | 79 Comments
I actually really like the tone and feel of this show, which is a nice changeup in the current k-drama landscape. It starts out light and goofy, but it’s well-acted, so the dramatic turns don’t feel weightless. I’m a fan of cop procedurals to begin with, but I’ve honestly never seen a solid one in... More »

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Dream High concert and final thoughts
by | March 1, 2011 | 152 Comments
Yesterday saw the end to Dream High, so Tuesday’s episode was a(n edited) broadcast of the concert, which was the drama’s way of putting a spin on the familiar special broadcast format of behind-the-scenes clips, NGs, and stories from the drama shoots. It also gives me a chance to weigh in on the ending, since... More »

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Dream High: Episode 16 (Final)
by | February 28, 2011 | 448 Comments
Dude, someone owes me drinks, and then MORE DRINKS. I’m on a roll. Maybe I should play the lottery or something. Vegas, anyone? We’re here at the finale whether we like it or not, and we’re met with song and dance, laughter and tears, as we send off our dreamers to their bright and shiny... More »

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My Princess: Episode 16 (Final)
by | February 24, 2011 | 326 Comments
So I never would’ve put my money on this, but this finale rocks. It’s not only adorable and as cute as always, but there’s actual conflict, and it’s good. (I KNOW!) So weird. What the hell were you doing for all those episodes, Show? Saving your wad for the big finale? What’s nice is that... More »

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My Princess: Episode 15
by | February 23, 2011 | 183 Comments
SO MUCH CUTENESS in this episode. It’s like the good ol’ days, which I wasn’t expecting so late in the game with all the monarchy stuff nearing resolution, but which I found refreshingly welcome. True, it’s a little low on story movement, but when you pit story movement against some majorly adorable Kim Tae-hee/Song Seung-heon... More »

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Dream High: Episode 15
by | February 22, 2011 | 355 Comments
I liked Hye-mi from the start, despite her surly behavior, but now I LOVE her, and totally because of her surly ‘tude. Is it me, or did she transform into someone awesome, right under our noses? In this episode she faces not one, but two dilemmas: classical or pop, and Hottie No.1 vs. Hottie No.2.... More »

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Dream High: Episode 14
by | February 21, 2011 | 396 Comments
Aw, what a tearjerker of an episode, but in the best possible way — not because it’s been overstuffed with tragedy, but because there’s so much touching, heart-stirring goodness baked into the crust. Also: We were right! I was pretty sure about Baek-hee’s situation at the end of last week, but not convinced the drama... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 13
by | February 19, 2011 | 38 Comments
Ack! Jung Woo knows! He knows! I’m so proud – our Jung Woo is not as dumb as we think he is! Or is he? I felt that this episode was a step back from the build-up of the previous three. When you have so much plot and excitement going into this episode, the writers... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 12
by | February 18, 2011 | 28 Comments
I know I’ve said all kinds of things about Athena. Mostly bad things. Okay, all of them were bad. Let me tell you, though, that this episode is full of win. Maybe it’s some kind of Stockholm Syndrome, or maybe it really was the most entertaining episode since it begun. Either way, Athena found its... More »

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My Princess: Episode 14
by | February 17, 2011 | 232 Comments
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Cute has returned! All hail the return of The Cute! Someone please, throw us a royal ball in The Cute’s honor. It’s the least you could do for dragging us through such nonsense and boredom. I mean, what’s a princess gotta do for a royal party up in this house?... More »