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Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 1
by | April 2, 2010 | 181 Comments
Cinderella’s Sister is off to a strong start, not just in ratings but with some really stellar characterizations. It’s not as simplistic a switcheroo as My Love Patzzi, which was also a reversed Cinderella story but only in the most superficial way. Cinderella’s Sister doesn’t just take the characters and rearrange them into different configurations,... More »


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Personal Taste: Episode 1
by | April 1, 2010 | 137 Comments
The ratings for the Thursday episodes shifted slightly, but the order remained the same as the first day. Cinderella’s Sister was first with a 14.5%, Personal Taste remained in second with a 12.5%, and Prosecutor Princess crept up slightly to an 8.7%. Since I outlined the basic plot in the first impressions post, let’s dive... More »


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Oh My Lady: Episode 4
by | March 30, 2010 | 73 Comments
I think the drama is finally getting its emotional footing. I’d been a little worried that it wouldn’t make that emotional connection, so I’m relieved at the signs in this episode. (By “emotional connection,” I don’t necessarily mean that I want melodrama or angst, specifically. It’s that I want a drama to feel like it... More »


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Oh My Lady: Episode 3
by | March 29, 2010 | 55 Comments
Generally I don’t have a problem buying Choi Siwon playing a 28-year-old in this role — he can look older than his age and he’s dressed like a grown-up — but in this shot (from a fantasy sequence, no worries about additional kiddos showing up unannounced) he positively looks like a high schooler. Until he... More »


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Chuno: Episode 14
by | March 29, 2010 | 56 Comments
Hi, I’m thunderbolt and I’m the last of the 2009 year-end reviewers writing a Chuno recap. That means there are five of us recapping what many believe will be crowned Drama of the Year. Some detractors, however, think Chuno is more joke than jewel. Varying opinions aside (and it is not unusual to feel conflicted... More »


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Pasta: Episode 9
by | March 27, 2010 | 31 Comments
This cap pretty much sums up the whole episode. Pasta OST – “운명” (Fate) [ Download ] Tags: Alex, Gong Hyo-jin, Honey Lee, Lee Seon-kyun, Pasta... More »


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Hero: Episode 9
by | March 27, 2010 | 14 Comments
Despite my resistance, I gave in and watched Episode 9. You know how it goes; you just can’t fight the cliff hangers! For my fan girl moment this time (you know you’ve come to expect this from me, right?) I’ve decided to pay homage to Kim Ik. He is just so cute and is such... More »


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The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry: Episode 16 (Final)
by | March 26, 2010 | 104 Comments
Before we get into the final recap, I want to give a hearty thanks to girlfriday for recapping this drama with me. I’ve never shared recaps for a series before, and I found it even more fun than I thought it would be, and also a learning experience (to see what she picked out that... More »


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Oh My Lady: Episode 2
by | March 23, 2010 | 62 Comments
Episode 2 continues the light, comic feel of Episode 1. For those of you who felt Episode 1 was too familiar and conventional, plot-wise, perhaps the added complication in Episode 2 will capture your interest. Yes, it’s rather like Speed Scandal: The Drama Version — but hey, who doesn’t want to see the drama version... More »


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Oh My Lady: Episode 1
by | March 22, 2010 | 108 Comments
Cute show. Challenging, no. But amusing, generally yes. It pretty much delivered what I expected: some conventional setups and kdrama cliches, with a cute lead boy (Choi Siwon may have the body of a man but he’s firmly in boy-man territory for me) and a lovable leading lady. (I am SO glad to see Chae... More »


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Personal Taste (the novel): Part 3
by | March 21, 2010 | 81 Comments
What a tangled web we weave… There are a lot of missed connections and misunderstandings in this next part, so hopefully it doesn’t get too confusing.   Chapter 7: “The silver fish vs. the she-cat” Woo-min remains unaware of In-hee’s designs on Jin-ho, so when she receives a call from her friend suggesting another sleepover,... More »