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Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 10
by | July 19, 2010 | 66 Comments
Sometimes I think this show was misappropriated into the revenge story genre. I know it’s a revenge story, but the drama itself isn’t actually a tightly-woven series of machinations—I know this because I keep wanting it to be, but it’s not. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it; on the contrary, I actually really enjoy... More »


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Coffee House: Page 14
by | July 18, 2010 | 102 Comments
I really liked this episode. This drama is heading into somewhat more serious/emotional territory, but it’s not getting so melodramatic that it turns me off. There’s angst, but not ridiculous, drawn-out, unnecessary amounts of it. We get a lot of character reveals and insights in this episode, and I always love it whenever a drama... More »


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Drama Special: Our Slightly Risqué Relationship
by | July 17, 2010 | 60 Comments
There was one drama special that piqued my interest above all the others for two reasons: Lee Seon-kyun, and the title: Our Slightly Risqué Relationship [조금 야한 우리 연애]. Need I say more? I decided to recap it since it might not be something everyone had a chance to see, and also because I was... More »


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Coffee House: Page 13
by | July 16, 2010 | 118 Comments
Sorry for the delay, it’s been a busy week! It appears there’s some confusion in the air regarding Coffee House‘s length, because the drama hasn’t given an official explanation for the supposed change and fans are confused. But according to posts on the drama website, it was initially planned for 20 episodes and will be... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 9
by | July 13, 2010 | 57 Comments
Bad Guy sure got good last week, didn’t it? Perhaps it’s no coincidence that this is when Tae-sung steps it up, plot-wise. His presence has been building gradually, and now he’s starting to take center stage. This drama is at its most compelling — hitting the right mix of humor, pathos, and intrigue — when... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 8
by | July 12, 2010 | 47 Comments
Finally. This is the episode where I felt my first emotional connection with Gun-wook, who used to be an impenetrable wall of cool, but will heretofore be known as Big-Bad-Wall-of-Defenses-Guy. We all know that guy. And it doesn’t makes us love him any less. Tae-sung continues to be equally adorable and horrendous; Jae-in continues to... More »


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Coffee House: Page 12
by | July 9, 2010 | 176 Comments
I liked this episode. There’s a lot that happens here, a lot of movement. Generally I’m not a fan of artificial time skips and big life changes occurring off-camera, but it helps that we’re not dealing with a finale episode here. With several episodes still ahead of us, we’re given time to explore the developments... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 7
by | July 8, 2010 | 60 Comments
It’s as I suspected. I’m in major second-lead love, and I’m headed for disaster. Now, I don’t always do this in every drama, although I’m more prone, say, than javabeans, who is more a leading-man kind of girl. But when a great second lead energizes the story and brings in a more layered character as... More »


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Bad Guy: Episode 6
by | July 7, 2010 | 52 Comments
Switcheroo this week — I’ll do 6, and girlfriday takes on 7. Bad Guy continues to fly under the radar, which is sort of a shame — not because it’s better than some shows that are getting better ratings (that’s always going to happen to somebody), but because SBS has really knocked this one around.... More »


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Coffee House: Page 11
by | July 5, 2010 | 144 Comments
I suspect that there’ll be a lot of fan love for this episode for the most obvious reason, but I really enjoyed this episode because it finally pushes Jin-soo out of his stubborn emotional denial phase and into self-awareness. Finally, we get to see him being honest — not just with Eun-young, but also with... More »


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Coffee House: Page 10
by | July 1, 2010 | 188 Comments
I’ve read a lot of comments maligning Jin-soo, but I’ve got to say, I LOVE him — as a character. As a person, he’s frustrating and selfish and infuriating, but as a character? Rich, complex, and intriguing. He’s showing a lot more depth than we could have guessed at the start, when he was all... More »