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Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 7
by | June 9, 2010 | 173 Comments
What a fun episode. I was rolling with laughter at some parts, and also feeling loads of sympathy at others — this drama has managed to make everyone pretty darned likable, in my opinion. I know there have been a lot of heated comments pitting the two actresses (and characters) against each other, which (sadly)... More »


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Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 20 (Final)
by | June 7, 2010 | 178 Comments
I don’t know if it’s me, but I’m just not hitting it off with finales this time around. [It is SO NOT just you. –javabeans] It’s just, when you think about it…you’ve spent sixteen, or TWENTY friggin episodes in the will-they-or-won’t-they-oh-god-they-won’t-even-get-close, and speak!-please-for-the-love-of-all-that-is-holy-speak! So it’s not asking for too much to be rewarded at the... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 3
by | June 7, 2010 | 59 Comments
A note on the scheduling: Last week, SBS only aired one episode, and this week they’ll air 4 and 5. Next week (June 16 and 17), there will be no broadcast due to World Cup coverage. The normal schedule will resume the following week. It sucks, but what can you do? I’m really enjoying the... More »


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Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 19
by | June 2, 2010 | 82 Comments
Except for a few minutes’ worth, most of the scenes in this episode are obscured by an election ticker running across the bottom. I considered cropping it out of the frames, but that looks just as odd, so we’ll just have to put up with it. This may just be the light at the end... More »


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Coffee House: Page 6
by | June 1, 2010 | 180 Comments
The plot thickens! With Episode — er, Page — 6, we have our first heart-tugging episode, and a deeper understanding of the emotions buried in these characters’ histories. One thing I really like about these SBS Monday-Tuesday 9pm shows is that they’re slightly shorter than the average prime-time episode. The dramas in the 10pm hour... More »


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Coffee House: Page 5
by | May 31, 2010 | 92 Comments
More laughs and antics, but now we start peeling back some of the surface layers to get at the backstory. This episode felt really short to me, which I interpret as a good thing since it zipped right by. What gives me hope for this series, on top of the laughs in every episode, is... More »


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Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 18
by | May 31, 2010 | 81 Comments
Well look who turned the titanic around in the moments before impact. While this episode mostly has me screaming an exasperated “FINALLY!” at every turn, I can still appreciate it for being what I wanted the show to be around the midpoint. We’ve got plotting, wheeling, dealing, sharing, and hugging…but the real star of this... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 2
by | May 30, 2010 | 94 Comments
I thought Episode 2 was mostly better than Episode 1… except for one particular aspect of it that almost lost me. I was all ready to dive headfirst into Bad Guy until that scene gave me pause. I’m still interested because everything else is so intriguing, but it pinged my earlier misgivings about story contrivances.... More »


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God of Study: Episode 9
by | May 30, 2010 | 38 Comments
It seems the majority of the people who like God of Study mostly liked it for the kids and their interactions with each other. So I decided to focus more on the little things they do and make the…dragging parts less significant. Tags: Bae Doo-na, Go Ah-sung, God of Study, Kim Su-ro, Yoo Seung-ho... More »


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Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 17
by | May 29, 2010 | 98 Comments
I think I have to start out with an apology, because I’m just so emotionally checked out of this drama that I can’t tell a good episode apart from a bad one anymore. I’ve read a lot of comments about how Episode 17 is so much better than the previous ones, which was promising to... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 1
by | May 27, 2010 | 84 Comments
At long last, after several scheduling switches Bad Guy made its premiere on SBS this week, and got off to a promising start. I’ve been itching for something darker, more serious, and thriller-esque for a while now, because I’d been getting a little bogged down in romantic comedies. But there just aren’t as many thriller... More »