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Bad Guy: Episode 14
by | August 3, 2010 | 103 Comments
Episode 14: wherein girlfriday drowns. Seriously. Watch out for the plot holes. I’m sinking in them. Tags: Bad Guy, Han Ga-in, Jung So-min, Kim Jae-wook, Kim Nam-gil, Oh Yeon-soo... More »


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Coffee House: Page 18 (Final)
by | August 1, 2010 | 143 Comments
I enjoyed this finale. Finale episodes are tricky things. You have to wrap up the story, but not in such a rushed way that it feels crammed, like the drama ran out of time. We as the audience usually need some time to come down from the emotional climax, and a drama that cuts off... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 13
by | July 30, 2010 | 40 Comments
These two should have their own show. They could have conversations about nothing and it would be funny. I’d watch that, seriously. Thirteen episodes in and I’m still marveling at the gorgeous look of this drama. There’s no doubt that the director puts as much care into the look of the show as he does... More »


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Coffee House: Episode 17
by | July 28, 2010 | 114 Comments
Hey, girlfriday here, pinch hitter in the Coffee House lineup. I couldn’t let the series end without getting a word in, so I’ll be providing you with the recap today, and rest assured, javabeans will be back for the finale. Earlier in the run I liked the series but didn’t love it, mainly because one... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 12
by | July 27, 2010 | 58 Comments
Things are getting down and dirty, and I like it. Our bad guys go head-to-head in an emotional confrontation (finally!) and Jae-in picks a side. Things start coming apart at the seams for Gun-wook, as he starts to show signs that he’s no longer driving this bus; it’s carrying him along, and he’s starting to... More »


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Coffee House: Page 16
by | July 26, 2010 | 75 Comments
All right, we’re in our last week! Last week was a hectic mess and I fell behind on recaps, but I’m hoping that this week will be much more productive. It’s been a fun ride but I’m ready for this one to wrap up and make way for some new, potentially fun dramas that are... More »


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Halftime Report: Road No. 1
by | July 25, 2010 | 41 Comments
Back by popular demand, it’s Round 2 of: Show vs. Girlfriday. I thought I’d check in with Road No. 1 at the halfway point, to see how it’s progressed since we last faced off in battle. To be clear: this is an experiment of sorts—I have not watched Episodes 2-9, so that I could come... More »


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Coffee House: Page 15
by | July 23, 2010 | 76 Comments
There’s only a week left of Coffee House (and three more recaps after this one). What’s interesting is that I am really enjoying the episodes, and the acting, and the characters (mostly). And y’all know how much I love Kang Ji-hwan. So it’s a curious how this drama has consistently entertained me, but it hasn’t... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 11
by | July 21, 2010 | 42 Comments
Episodes 10 and 11 were a pretty good pair, weren’t they? I think girlfriday is right on in ruling Bad Guy much more of a melodrama than a revenge piece or a thriller, which has been one of my frustrations with it. Now because it was misclassified, but because in my mind, it would be... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 10
by | July 19, 2010 | 66 Comments
Sometimes I think this show was misappropriated into the revenge story genre. I know it’s a revenge story, but the drama itself isn’t actually a tightly-woven series of machinations—I know this because I keep wanting it to be, but it’s not. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it; on the contrary, I actually really enjoy... More »


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Coffee House: Page 14
by | July 18, 2010 | 102 Comments
I really liked this episode. This drama is heading into somewhat more serious/emotional territory, but it’s not getting so melodramatic that it turns me off. There’s angst, but not ridiculous, drawn-out, unnecessary amounts of it. We get a lot of character reveals and insights in this episode, and I always love it whenever a drama... More »