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Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 20 (Final)
by | May 19, 2011 | 485 Comments
If I tried to explain this episode in a paragraph, I think I’d spill more tears, and frankly, I don’t know if I have any left. So here it is in a nutshell: It’s FUCKING PERFECT. Gah. Okay, fine, it’s maybe a hair shy of perfect, but damn if it isn’t the most satisfying ending... More »

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Best Love: Episode 5
by | May 19, 2011 | 229 Comments
Yay, what a zippy, fun, character-development-packed episode. Plus there are more puns, zany references, running jokes — I’m nigh drowning in them. In a good way, of course. It’s also the first episode that got to me emotionally, which is GREAT. I love that phase of a drama that goes from pure comedy to emotional... More »

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49 Days: Episode 19
by | May 18, 2011 | 333 Comments
Oh man, I think I’m out of tears. 49 Days, you owe me tears! Like, a bucketload of them — I need to rehydrate. Drama, I’ll accept my payment in lattes, please. How can a story with such sad elements be so satisfying? We start wrapping up our story threads, but the drama still manages... More »

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Lie To Me: Episode 4
by | May 17, 2011 | 153 Comments
Yay, the brothers meet! And it’s not only cute, but I’m finally getting emotionally invested. It’s actually the brothers’ relationship that ends up pulling me in, go figure. Glad they didn’t go melodrama-on-melodrama with them, despite the tragic love triangle setup. It’s not without some melodramatic flair, but it’s kept realistic in its core relationship,... More »

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Romance Town: Episode 2
by | May 17, 2011 | 134 Comments
Oh. My. God. Episode 2 just gets better. Let me clarify that when I said it would be a bumpy ride, it was because I didn’t know where this drama was going. I was afraid that this drama might be directionless, shuffling back and forth between good and bad. However, I’m going to put my... More »

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Lie To Me: Episode 3
by | May 16, 2011 | 122 Comments
Week 2 of Lie To Me brings us an extension of the lie, and although it doesn’t bring a whole lot of surprises, it’s the chemistry of the cast that has me coming back for more. Ah-jung is sure to have more crackling chemistry with Ki-joon in future episodes when their lovelines really get tangled... More »

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Romance Town: Episode 1
by | May 15, 2011 | 116 Comments
Hallo everyone! I have joined the brigade of “All Dramas – No Sleep” – at least, until 49 Days ends. It was hard to get excited about this drama, what with Cha Seung Won being funny on one end, and Yoon Eun Hye back where she belongs in romantic comedy. But I guess all I... More »

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Best Love: Episode 4
by | May 12, 2011 | 208 Comments
I’d forgotten how long it takes me to recap a Hong sisters drama, which seems counterintuitive since their shows are so zippy and fun. But they’re also so chock-full of plot and jokes and asides that I always want to include every little detail, which isn’t always possible. Gong Hyo-jin is really the shining beacon... More »

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49 Days: Episode 18
by | May 12, 2011 | 359 Comments
HO. LY. CRAP! That would be the sound of my heart exploding. Basically, this is the episode where I die a thousand deaths, from the Swoon / Tears / Cute / Cry / Cute … aaaaaand back to Tears. There’s only one cure after this emotional rollercoaster of an episode: a hug from Kang in... More »

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Best Love: Episode 3
by | May 12, 2011 | 148 Comments
Such cuteness, and acted so well. Often romantic comedies are held together by charm, but not necessarily acting ability — it’s the situations and the chemistry of the leads that work so we let the acting slide. But then you get a light, funny rom-com acted by good actors (see also: Last Scandal of My... More »

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49 Days: Episode 17
by | May 11, 2011 | 222 Comments
Woo, the foursome has assembled! Not that they can all see each other, mind you, but it’s nice to have ‘em all inhabiting the same space, and aware (on some level) of each other’s presences. I’d wondered if Kang had found out about Ji-hyun’s condition too early to make for a satisfying resolution, but as... More »