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Drama Recaps
ATHENA: Episode 3
by | December 27, 2010 | 43 Comments
As aberdeen_angus said, we are left with the least exciting cliffhanger in the history of Korean dramas. Maybe I exaggerate – but where does a flashback and brooding leave us to start with? It leads to why the two were separated in the first place. Tags: Athena, Cha Seung-won, Choi Siwon, featured, Jung Woo-sung, Kim... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 13
by | December 26, 2010 | 562 Comments
Some really nice moments in this episode, and some long-awaited movement on Ra-im’s part (finally!), help mitigate some other bits that I hated. Or rather, one bit in particular. (I really wanted not to hate it, but it’s one of those things that you just can’t bring yourself to accept, y’know?) SONG OF THE DAY... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 2
by | December 22, 2010 | 73 Comments
We take off with just another show, this time the action-packed romantic drama that I’ve been waiting for some time now. After Giant wrapped up, and a solid second half in k-drama land is about to close, Athena promised me a fun, escapist way to end the year. SONG OF THE DAY TVXQ – Athena... More »

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Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 14
by | December 21, 2010 | 471 Comments
Well, it finally happened. You knew it was coming. The episode in which girlfriday’s sanity gets kidnapped and sold on the black market. What’s the going rate for what’s left of my marbles?   EPISODE 14 RECAP So…Mu-gyul gets KIDNAPPED. No, really. I was hoping that maybe I just had too much to drink and... More »

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Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 13
by | December 20, 2010 | 212 Comments
It’s like this drama went from zero to eighty in the span of seconds — one moment, it’s spinning its wheels while remaining in the same place for ten episodes, and then suddenly wheels find purchase on the gravel and speed off into the distance, careening wildly because all that speed makes it hard to... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 12
by | December 20, 2010 | 292 Comments
We’re kicking it up a notch this week, as the love square starts to get going in earnest, thanks to Seul the Master Feeling Denier. Although I guess we can’t really call it a love square, can we? It’s more like an arranged-marriage-with-cousins-and-a-MerMistress-square. Yeah. I just grossed myself out. Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Hyun Bin,... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 11
by | December 19, 2010 | 253 Comments
Ah, finally the break I’ve been waiting for! After all the Brooding, that is. (There is a LOT of it.) Not that I haven’t been enjoying the heck out of Secret Garden, but plotwise we’ve been in slower territory for the past couple episodes, and it’s about time that things shifted. Power dynamics slide around... More »

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Green Rose: Episode 1
by | December 18, 2010 | 107 Comments
Here’s #2 in our First Episodes series: 2005’s thriller-revenge-melodrama Green Rose, a 22-episode SBS series which starred Go Soo and Lee Da-hae. I don’t talk about this drama much so you may not have seen this recap coming, but I wanted to mix things up a little and highlight a show that seems to fly... More »

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Delightful Girl Chun-hyang: Episode 1
by | December 17, 2010 | 194 Comments
New feature: First Episode series! Time constraints keep us from being able to write “classic recaps” for older dramas, but I thought it would be a fun idea to revisit old dramas to recap just the first episodes. It’ll give us a chance to reminisce on old favorites while also providing an introduction to the... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 1
by | December 16, 2010 | 77 Comments
The elusive recapper is me. Might’ve been obvious to some, but let’s just say I couldn’t pass up the chance to end the year with the IRIS spin-off. It’s exactly how I started my last December. SONG OF THE DAY ATHENA OST – Park Hyo Shin – “I Love You” [download] Tags: Athena, Cha Seung-won,... More »

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Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 12
by | December 15, 2010 | 265 Comments
Pro: The episode had some fluffy, light, funny beats, which I’ve been missing lately. Con: This show has LOST ITS MIND. The plot makes no sense at all. Pro: At least the nonsensical plot is moving? Con: But there’s no consistency to the characters! Pro: How ’bout that awesome taunting look on Jang Geun-seok’s face... More »