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Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 18
by | May 12, 2011 | 359 Comments
HO. LY. CRAP! That would be the sound of my heart exploding. Basically, this is the episode where I die a thousand deaths, from the Swoon / Tears / Cute / Cry / Cute … aaaaaand back to Tears. There’s only one cure after this emotional rollercoaster of an episode: a hug from Kang in... More »


Drama Recaps
Best Love: Episode 3
by | May 12, 2011 | 148 Comments
Such cuteness, and acted so well. Often romantic comedies are held together by charm, but not necessarily acting ability — it’s the situations and the chemistry of the leads that work so we let the acting slide. But then you get a light, funny rom-com acted by good actors (see also: Last Scandal of My... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 17
by | May 11, 2011 | 222 Comments
Woo, the foursome has assembled! Not that they can all see each other, mind you, but it’s nice to have ’em all inhabiting the same space, and aware (on some level) of each other’s presences. I’d wondered if Kang had found out about Ji-hyun’s condition too early to make for a satisfying resolution, but as... More »


Drama Recaps
Lie to Me: Episode 2
by | May 10, 2011 | 130 Comments
I suppose there are worse things in the world than a hottie on either arm. Amiright? The chemistry is great. Problem is, it’s there with BOTH brothers… setting us up for a world of pain down the road. We’re still in paint-by-numbers territory with this drama, and it’s possible that Show will just take up... More »


Drama Recaps
Lie To Me: Episode 1
by | May 9, 2011 | 139 Comments
And yet another May trendy premieres! Today’s new offering is Lie To Me, which is, in a nutshell, a cute story with a familiar setup buoyed by two appealing actors. But we knew that even before the drama started, didn’t we? Trendies so often employ the same conflicts and character types that the success of... More »


Drama Recaps
Best Love: Episode 2
by | May 5, 2011 | 180 Comments
Yay, funny, punny, and cute! The characters are so clearly defined, drawn for comedy, and the actors are up for anything, making every moment pop with wit and charm. How great is it to have a hero who is completely insecure and a ball of neuroses when it comes to public image, and a second... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 16
by | May 5, 2011 | 244 Comments
Ahhh, what a satisfying episode! It’s essentially an episode of payoffs, which is great when you have a drama so chock-full of secrets, plots, and multiple layers of truth and discovery. The worst dramas are the ones where there’s one big secret at the beginning, and the drama’s all about that same secret the whole... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 15
by | May 4, 2011 | 224 Comments
Go, go, Drama, go! Things heat up all around, as loyalties get tested and jealousies flare up. And you know how I feel about jealousy and posturing and KANG-AH. Need I say more? Tags: 49 Days, Bae Soo-bin, featured, Jo Hyun-jae, Jung Il-woo, Lee Yo-won, Nam Gyuri, Seo Ji-hye... More »


Drama Recaps
Best Love: Episode 1
by | May 4, 2011 | 208 Comments
So fun! You didn’t think I’d miss this one, right? It’s the Hong sisters. I’m 6 for 6. Best Love is maybe not their zaniest, funniest drama, but it makes up for that with a hilariously tongue-in-cheek look into their own industry. Write what you know, right? And if they’re going to skewer the entertainment... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 14
by | April 28, 2011 | 344 Comments
You know what I love about this drama? It’s not subtle or new or anything, but damn if it isn’t addictively satisfying. It does something that few dramas do—it keeps changing the game, little by little each time, and it actually allows characters to figure things out before we’re left pulling our hair out in... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 13
by | April 27, 2011 | 203 Comments
Yay for more secrets getting revealed! I like when people find out stuff and are forced to deal with the fallout, rather than constantly trying to keep the same old secrets hidden all series long. Keep the revelations coming, please! Also, this is a good episode for evolving our rules, and delving into Yi-kyung and... More »