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Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang: Episodes 1-2
by | November 14, 2009 | 32 Comments
KBS premiered a new Monday-Tuesday drama this week, Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang (KBS World title: Taming of the Heir), to replace Princess Has Returned. Contrary to the historical costuming above, this drama is a contemporary piece but has sageuk bits woven through it, since the story references the folk tale upon which it is based (“Princess... More »


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Smile: Episodes 11-12
by | November 13, 2009 | 47 Comments
Hyun-soo and his Jung-in fantasies! So hilarious and adorable. Of course, the best part is that the dream becomes reality. As soyjoy mentioned in her last recap, a few episodes had dragged on, but Smile has come back in full force the last few episodes. And these two take the cake! It’s fun, sweet, with... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 12
by | November 12, 2009 | 386 Comments
The drama hit its series high rating with this episode, although that only translates to a very modest 11.1%. Still, yay for upward mobility. (IRIS, in comparison, is far out in front with its own series high at 33.7%. We’ll see how Hero fares next week.) SONG OF THE DAY Spicy Soda – “나에 곁으로”... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 11
by | November 11, 2009 | 290 Comments
My site totally crashed with last week’s recaps, so let’s hope it holds up this week… I think my enjoyment of this episode (which was fun and funny) was dulled by the Big Spoiler that was everywhere days in advance, which totally killed the scene for me. Seriously, press, you’re going to go and spoil... More »


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Smile: Episodes 9-10
by | November 8, 2009 | 53 Comments
Tee hee! Love the scene above. Episodes 9 & 10 are pivotal (at last!). The episodes are full of fun moments, character developments and building anticipation in the relationship between Jung-in (Lee Min-jung) and Hyun-soo (Jung Kyung-ho). There’s a lot of ground to cover in these episodes, so without further ado… SONG OF THE DAY... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 10
by | November 5, 2009 | 416 Comments
(It’s Lee Hong-ki’s uncertain “Uhhhh…..” face that makes this shot for me.) As for the episode, I kinda hate myself for doing this, but: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.   SONG OF THE DAY Lyn – “Love U, I Love U” [ Download ] Tags: Jang Geun-seok, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Hong-ki, Park Shin-hye, You're Beautiful... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 9
by | November 4, 2009 | 241 Comments
A very cute episode that dials back some of the angst and adds in more of the funny. By the way, it seems many people are still confused about who knows what, so here’s where we stand as of the end of Episode 8: Tae-kyung knows that Mi-nyeo is a girl but thinks he’s the... More »


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Smile: Episodes 7-8
by | October 30, 2009 | 34 Comments
How the mighty have fallen… As soyjoy mentioned in her last recap, watching an episode twice makes the shortcomings glaringly obvious. This definitely isn’t a masterpiece that needs to be seen more than once. It’s not surprising for a 50-episode series to be drawn out, but I think some plot development/movement is in order. Fortunately,... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2009 | 337 Comments
So good! Certainly still high on the angst factor, but still gets a lot of chuckles. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this level of excitement and anticipation about a drama. There have been a few gems that I adore, which are excellent examples of quality dramas, but I think You’re Beautiful taps... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 7
by | October 28, 2009 | 351 Comments
Great episode! I was a little uneasy about whether the drama would start to flag once the initial excitement had worn off, but I think it’s still going strong. There are some nice moments in this episode, although (thankfully) they manage to be sweet without being saccharine. (Sorry for the election ticker running across the... More »


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IRIS: Episode 2
by | October 26, 2009 | 43 Comments
I’m still not sure how I feel about this drama, and whether I want to recap it through the end. I enjoy watching it, and I will keep watching it, but… I was kind of bored this episode. After a nice beginning, this episode felt like a re-cobbling together of shows I’ve seen before. (I’ve... More »