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Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 21
by | December 11, 2009 | 43 Comments
It was totally unexpected but my wishes are finally fulfilled and I get some real quality Sung-joon (and Ji-soo) time. With the Hyun-soo/Jung-in/Jung-kyung issue percolating, the Sung-joon/Ji-soo line is a welcome addition. I have some mixed feelings on how the whole love triangle thing was handled in this episode, but I found the giggle factor... More »


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IRIS: Episode 4
by | December 9, 2009 | 19 Comments
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode – I do think that after three episodes of establishing the “ground work” with the characters, episode 4 picks up the pace and lets us plunge right into the main storyline. I’ve also heard that each character gets their moment to shine in terms of fleshing out their backstories –... More »


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City Hall: Episode 13
by | December 8, 2009 | 55 Comments
(written by cleown, with 0timelost and samsooki) Episode 13 – To Be Properly Treated and Valued as a Woman. Hi, my name is cleown and I’m one of the editors for the City Hall recaps, although this time I am writing an episode recap of City Hall. I’ve tried my best though I’m not a... More »


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City Hall: Episode 12
by | December 6, 2009 | 88 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) Episode 12 – “Onward and Upward, the Return of City Hall Recaps, Episode 12.” I have to begin this episode recap with an apology. I had every intention of trying to stay with the production schedule of about 1-2 recaps per week until completion, but a certain... More »


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Smile: Episode 20
by | December 4, 2009 | 69 Comments
This was one of the first episodes in quite awhile that I didn’t fawn over. I’m starting to feel that Jung-in and Hyun-soo’s relationship is moving into the sugary sweet arena, which makes me a bit antsy. The drama has done a good job of keeping things organic and need to introduce some angst into... More »


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IRIS: Episode 3
by | December 4, 2009 | 47 Comments
My fave bad guy Hello everyone! I’m kaedejun – and I will be doing the recaps for IRIS starting with episode 3. I know that it was the biggest competition against the much beloved You’re Beautiful – of which I am completely addicted to and love as much as Coffee Prince. However, I can’t resist... More »


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Smile: Episode 19
by | November 29, 2009 | 65 Comments
With Jung-in and Hyun-soo’s relationship in bloom, the drama could have easily slowed down. But I think it’s holding strong. The writer Moon Hee Jung (Last Scandal of My Life) does a clever job of keeping their honeymoon phase in check by adding in some light-hearted, fake to real sparring scenes. And Director Lee Tae... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 26, 2009 | 482 Comments
Well, here we are: the final episode. I liked it quite a lot, and thought it tied up our ends nicely. I enjoyed the way the main conflict was resolved, and while it wasn’t perfect, I like its balance between hitting that dramatic climax and reminding us of its sense of fun. (Beware, this thing... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 15
by | November 25, 2009 | 234 Comments
I enjoyed this episode more than I thought I might. I was concerned that the usual Episode 15 angst would frustrate me (based on past Hong Sisters trends), but I was really pleased with how the conflict plays out. Some nice acting, and a few great scenes. SONG OF THE DAY FT Island – “A... More »


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Smile: Episode 18
by | November 25, 2009 | 70 Comments
Love is in the air! To prove it, Hyun-soo will kiss Jung-in… if it kills him. Haha! So as not to give away any spoilers, let’s just say that he makes a lot of kissy faces in this episode. The relationship between Jung-in and Hyun-soo develops very quickly and sweetly because of their heart-on-your-sleeve honesty…... More »


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Hero: Episodes 1-2
by | November 23, 2009 | 45 Comments
I don’t think it’s surprising that Hero started off with low ratings (5.4.% and 4.9%) because its two rivals — KBS’s IRIS, SBS’s You’re Beautiful — are currently in full swing. With the latter ending this week, it’ll be interesting to see how Hero‘s numbers fare in another week’s time when SBS’s new drama, Will... More »