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Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 19
by | June 14, 2009 | 48 Comments
It was hard picking a good screencap today because all of them are such huge spoilers to the plot. (Seriously? OMG WUT THE HELL, EPISODE 19?? Are you trying to give me a heart attack? I’d been spoiled as to one huge thing (well, several), but not one in particular, so this episode still managed... More »

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Triple: Episode 2
by | June 12, 2009 | 48 Comments
As I said in the Episode 1 recap, Triple is very cute. It’s got a very similar style and sensibility to Coffee Prince, so if you’re looking for something along those lines, you’re in luck. The music is again a standout feature, both well-chosen and diverse (with a mix of Korean indie and Western tracks).... More »

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Triple: Episode 1
by | June 11, 2009 | 68 Comments
TRIPLE DAY IS HERE!!! NOTE: Thursday saw the broadcast of both Episodes 1 and 2. All along I had planned on recapping both of them in one introductory post, since it would save time and probably work out well given the airing schedule… but I liked Episode 1 a lot and decided to write them... More »

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Story of a Man: Episode 18
by | June 11, 2009 | 36 Comments
I don’t think the above image is meant to be unsettling, and it wasn’t necessarily so in the context of the scene… but when sorting through all the screencaps for this episode, it jumped out at me as being eerie and meaningful: Do-woo and Eun-soo about to join hands in front of their as-yet-unbuilt future... More »

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Story of a Man: Episode 17
by | June 7, 2009 | 58 Comments
AIIIIEEEEE SO GOOD. It’s not often a drama will make me gasp in horror/surprise, but I totally did in this episode. SONG OF THE DAY Beautiful Days – “약국” (Pharmacy) [ Download ] Tags: Kim Kang-woo, Park Ki-woong, Park Shi-yeon, Park Yong-ha, Philip Lee, Story of a Man... More »

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The Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 9-12
by | June 5, 2009 | 22 Comments
Cuuuute. This show is so sweet, but not saccharine. I find romance is best done sprinkled liberally with humor to undercut the sappiness, and so far The Sons of Sol Pharmacy achieves a good balance on that score. For instance: In the above screencap, the boys sing to Mama Song for Mother’s Day, which brings... More »

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Story of a Man: Episode 16
by | June 4, 2009 | 44 Comments
Ooh, more goodness abounds! I’m actually sad this drama’s ending next week. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a series on so many levels — for the acting, writing, directing, music, suspense, and perhaps most importantly, for the pure fun factor. (I know there are lots of criteria for judging a drama or... More »

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Story of a Man: Episode 15
by | June 2, 2009 | 50 Comments
(He’s staring at an overhead heat lamp in a greenhouse.) This was an exciting episode because Do-woo’s grip on his ice-cold composure continues to slip. The thing about Shin is that he hasn’t all of a sudden stumbled onto a magical solution for unnerving Do-woo, and it isn’t that he’s turned into an overnight mastermind.... More »

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Beethoven Virus: Episode 18, Finale
by | June 2, 2009 | 60 Comments
This is how I want to remember Kang mae, I think – working diligently behind the scenes, with his happy dog for company. I was looking at the dramawiki for Beethoven Virus, and it’s got all these awards. Kind of boggling, but I guess quality is in the eye of the beholder. In case you... More »

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Return of Iljimae: Episode 19
by | May 31, 2009 | 16 Comments
I love this shot. The camera sharpens just a moment after this to focus on the couple in the background, but I like the imagery of leaving them blurred. It’s a rather effective way to create the illusion of intimacy in an understated way. SONG OF THE DAY My Aunt Mary – “Goodbye Day” [... More »

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The Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 5-8
by | May 29, 2009 | 43 Comments
I lied. I said (1) I wouldn’t do recaps, and (2) that I’d watch this drama as it unfolded on KBS World. Turns out I like it so much I decided not to wait for the cable airings and downloaded all the episodes instead, and watched them in one huge marathon. This drama is so... More »