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A Star’s Lover: Episode 11
by | January 15, 2009 | 32 Comments
I had a hard time getting through this episode (until the last third), even though I think it was one of the better ones. I think there’s an evenness to the pace, a sameness, that makes A Star’s Lover‘s subtlety feel slow at times. It’s because the plot is kind of a foregone conclusion. While... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 4
by | January 13, 2009 | 192 Comments
Episode 4 was much better than Episode 3 — although really, like that was hard. Episode 3 was funnier, but 4 was more grounded in reality, which makes it much more watchable, imo. Is this going to be a pattern, with Tuesdays outshining Mondays? I suppose if we must have it one way or the... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 3
by | January 12, 2009 | 155 Comments
There are some parts of Boys Before Flowers that are pretty good. And then there are parts that are really, really bad. Like, hilariously mockable, I’m-embarrassed-for-you bad.. That won’t stop me from enjoying the drama, but it does put the entertainment into a different category than what I was hoping for, which was sheer, heart-lifting,... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 10
by | January 11, 2009 | 34 Comments
You know, A Star’s Lover has this special ability, let’s call it a gift, or maybe a curse, of taking a very simple conflict and stretching it out, and out, and out… It’s not a total bummer because the episodes always end with an exciting turn of the plot. Then again, the middles of the... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 9
by | January 8, 2009 | 30 Comments
I’ll admit that there were a few moments in the episode where I felt things were getting a bit repetitive with familiar conflicts and setups. But, as it’s somehow done thus far, the drama managed to keep the story going just when it felt like it was slowing down. SONG OF THE DAY Belle Epoque... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 2
by | January 6, 2009 | 167 Comments
I feel better about Boys Before Flowers after Episode 2. The drama is still very flawed, and I think I’m going pretty easy on it — I could snark much more if I wanted to — but I don’t want to be mean about this series. I have a lot of affection for it. But... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 1 [Korean Hana Yori Dango]
by | January 5, 2009 | 216 Comments
Word of warning: Lower those expectations, folks. Episode 1 of Boys Before Flowers was not a home run. I’d say it got off to a choppy start, with good and bad points and a couple nice surprises. I’m not terribly disappointed, but I also wasn’t expecting gold, either. On the other hand, I think I’m... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 8
by | January 4, 2009 | 45 Comments
Well, things are chugging along nicely. I wonder at how the secondary romances (Woo-jin, Eun-young) will continue, because we’re not even halfway through and our main coupling looks like it’s hitting its stride. I tend to find the trickiest part of romantic dramas to be striking the right balance of keeping the main couple apart... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 7
by | January 3, 2009 | 27 Comments
Again, I found this episode a little predictable, but still enjoyable. That just may become the theme for A Star’s Lover (predictable but appealing), and for now, I’m okay with that. There are enough moments — like the end of this episode — that keep my interest up for the next plot turn. Also, Choi... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 6
by | December 29, 2008 | 23 Comments
Mari is starting to grow on me. I was prepared to merely put up with her (didn’t love her, didn’t hate her), but I actually liked her in this episode. Choi Ji-woo still kinda pushes the cute factor too hard sometimes, but while I usually find it annoying, I thought she was actually cute in... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 5
by | December 27, 2008 | 21 Comments
Episode 5 had more of a comedic tone than the previous episodes; it lost a bit of its dreaminess. I didn’t mind it so much, although I preferred the tone established previously, and hope that this shift is a temporary thing. I don’t want the quality that drew me to A Star’s Lover to fade,... More »