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Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 9
by | July 13, 2010 | 57 Comments
Bad Guy sure got good last week, didn’t it? Perhaps it’s no coincidence that this is when Tae-sung steps it up, plot-wise. His presence has been building gradually, and now he’s starting to take center stage. This drama is at its most compelling — hitting the right mix of humor, pathos, and intrigue — when... More »

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Bad Guy: Episode 8
by | July 12, 2010 | 47 Comments
Finally. This is the episode where I felt my first emotional connection with Gun-wook, who used to be an impenetrable wall of cool, but will heretofore be known as Big-Bad-Wall-of-Defenses-Guy. We all know that guy. And it doesn’t makes us love him any less. Tae-sung continues to be equally adorable and horrendous; Jae-in continues to... More »

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Coffee House: Page 12
by | July 9, 2010 | 176 Comments
I liked this episode. There’s a lot that happens here, a lot of movement. Generally I’m not a fan of artificial time skips and big life changes occurring off-camera, but it helps that we’re not dealing with a finale episode here. With several episodes still ahead of us, we’re given time to explore the developments... More »

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Bad Guy: Episode 7
by | July 8, 2010 | 60 Comments
It’s as I suspected. I’m in major second-lead love, and I’m headed for disaster. Now, I don’t always do this in every drama, although I’m more prone, say, than javabeans, who is more a leading-man kind of girl. But when a great second lead energizes the story and brings in a more layered character as... More »

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Bad Guy: Episode 6
by | July 7, 2010 | 52 Comments
Switcheroo this week — I’ll do 6, and girlfriday takes on 7. Bad Guy continues to fly under the radar, which is sort of a shame — not because it’s better than some shows that are getting better ratings (that’s always going to happen to somebody), but because SBS has really knocked this one around.... More »

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Coffee House: Page 11
by | July 5, 2010 | 144 Comments
I suspect that there’ll be a lot of fan love for this episode for the most obvious reason, but I really enjoyed this episode because it finally pushes Jin-soo out of his stubborn emotional denial phase and into self-awareness. Finally, we get to see him being honest — not just with Eun-young, but also with... More »

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Coffee House: Page 10
by | July 1, 2010 | 188 Comments
I’ve read a lot of comments maligning Jin-soo, but I’ve got to say, I LOVE him — as a character. As a person, he’s frustrating and selfish and infuriating, but as a character? Rich, complex, and intriguing. He’s showing a lot more depth than we could have guessed at the start, when he was all... More »

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Coffee House: Page 9
by | June 28, 2010 | 160 Comments
Oh, it’s good to have Coffee House back. Unfortunately, the four-episode postponement most certainly did set the drama’s ratings back, nearly halving them. It was performing in the 9% to 10% range, but this episode dropped things to a 5.9%. (Giant didn’t have as big a drop — only about 1%, landing at 12.8% —... More »

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First Impressions: Road No. 1
by | June 28, 2010 | 76 Comments
I neither hate war epics nor do I love them. I neither anticipated this drama nor dreaded it. So when I say I came into this with zero expectations, I mean it literally. I know there’s a lot of hype surrounding this drama, but me? I’m not about the hype. In my book, either the... More »

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Bad Guy: Episode 5
by | June 21, 2010 | 61 Comments
Bad Guy is back this week! is apparently postponed again this week. Sigh. Although I appreciated having the time off from new recaps last week, I have to admit that not having the pressure of a new episode made it harder to recap this one, since I am nothing if not a procrastinator. But with... More »

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Bad Guy: Episode 4
by | June 17, 2010 | 40 Comments
Hey, girlfriday here with a little cloak and dagger to kick off the summer season. No new episodes this week, but here’s a recap to tide you over. So far this show has the winning appeal of being aesthetically beautiful—this is some slick, slick stuff—and I don’t just mean the very good-looking cast. It’s not... More »