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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 »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 4
by | December 22, 2008 | 25 Comments
Episode 3 was a bit of a question mark for me — a slight dip but not a big enough one to make a definitive statement. It’s always appealing watching a cute romance develop, but plot-wise we were kind of treading water. I’m waiting for the drama to take a bigger step up or down,... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 3
by | December 20, 2008 | 33 Comments
I won’t watch a drama purely because it’s pretty; conversely, a good drama that suffers in the aesthetics department won’t turn me completely off. I generally consider stuff like that to be icing on the cake (in a drama); it’s nice, but that cake underneath had better be tasty enough to hold up on its... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 2
by | December 12, 2008 | 49 Comments
It’s nice to be doing recaps again. Some of you may wonder why I sometimes take on three series at a time, and at other times none. It’s not only a matter of time, but really, what interests me. And recently, there haven’t been any series that compel me enough to follow closely. Since we’re... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 1
by | December 10, 2008 | 54 Comments
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about SBS’s A Star’s Lover. I approached it hesitantly, because (1) Hype often leads to disappointment, and (2) I know by now that series descriptions don’t really adequately portray the actual product. So it is with a bit of relief that I say: I liked A Star’s Lover.... More »


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The World They Live In: Episode 6
by | December 2, 2008 | 61 Comments
[According to this poll, more than half of you voted for continuing recaps for The World They Live In -- 9% wanted them fast, 26% wanted them well-written, and 33% didn't care as long as they continued. Two readers volunteered to continue with the series, so I'm happy to have their contributions, the first of... More »


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The World They Live In: Episode 5
by | November 16, 2008 | 47 Comments
Since The World They Live In is all about the behind-the-scenes activity of drama-making, a few meta points sneak in to the storytelling, which should be amusing for those of us who like to bemoan the evils of some kdrama tropes. Today’s episode is all about one of those clichés, the “pure romance.” SONG OF... More »


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Beethoven Virus: Episode 16
by | November 16, 2008 | 22 Comments
Awfully sorry for the delay, folks. Will try and finish as soon as I can. For a certain Thundie, who really likes her Kim Myung Min. SONG OF THE DAY As One – “To Heart” [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »