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The World They Live In: Episode 2
by | October 28, 2008 | 63 Comments
The good feeling continues. By that, I don’t mean that The World They Live In is feel-good, because it isn’t. It isn’t depressing or tragic or melodramatic, either, but it’s in that category of thought-provoking entertainment. Neither too light nor too heavy, although there are dashes of both. Writer Noh Hee-hyung does insightful like nobody’s... More »


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The World They Live In: Episode 1
by | October 27, 2008 | 97 Comments
Manseh! Thank god for Noh Hee-kyung. When dealing with mediocre or iffy dramas, I often don’t know how I feel about them until I’m several episodes in; I want to give the drama time to grow on me. With quality dramas, though, you can usually tell right away, and The World They Live In (aka... More »


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Love & Marriage: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 22, 2008 | 67 Comments
I knew Love & Marriage would end on a happy note, and that nothing totally unexpected would come in the last hour. But I was still pleasantly surprised with how well the drama wrapped up its romance — even managing to pull out a bit of cleverness to keep the inevitable from being totally predictable.... More »


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Painter of the Wind: Episode 5
by | October 20, 2008 | 37 Comments
This episode had some aggravating scenes, which made me a little grumpy. But it also had some really beautiful scenes (GAYNESS!), and that pretty much balanced everything out. I will note, however, that I’m still waiting for a really stand-out episode from Painter, quality-wise. But good things come to those who wait, I suppose? SONG... More »


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Beethoven Virus: Episode 11
by | October 18, 2008 | 33 Comments
Only the one episode this week, due to a soccer game on Wednesday. The good news is that the ratings broke 20%. Alas, that this shiny, happy couple is no more. (On the other hand, this does break the trend of having Kang Mae here and weakening some people’s resolve. :P) SONG OF THE DAY... More »


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Painter of the Wind: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2008 | 27 Comments
Ha! Park Shin Yang in drag. That image has been BURNED onto my BRAIN. I guess that shows you just how much more lighthearted this episode was over, say, episode three, which was Angstfest to the Max. What I appreciate about Painter is that, although it can try a little too hard to be humourous... More »


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Love & Marriage: Episode 15
by | October 15, 2008 | 33 Comments
Love & Marriage reminds me of the exchange in Clueless — Cher: “He said you gave him a toothache.” Tai: “How’d I do that?” Cher: “It’s an expression. It means he thought you were sweet.” If this drama were a type of candy, all my teeth would have fallen out by now. SONG OF THE... More »


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Love & Marriage: Episode 14
by | October 14, 2008 | 35 Comments
This episode probably shouldn’t be taken with too much seriousness, because it felt like everyone regressed for a moment into adolescence and acted like a bunch of kids. It almost seemed like the actors were having a bit of fun — and while it wasn’t, uh, realistic, it was cute how they joked and played... More »


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Beethoven Virus: Episode 10
by | October 11, 2008 | 20 Comments
Finally, ze weekend is here! I’d like to just take a moment to say to all you eligible Canucks out there – take some time this weekend to inform yourselves, then vote on the 14th. (That’s Tuesday, btw.) Go, because it’s important that democratic rights should be exercised, or else why bother? At the current... More »


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Painter of the Wind: Episode 3
by | October 11, 2008 | 24 Comments
Painter of the Wind continues to impress, despite a few flaws here and there. I officially want to marry Moon Geun Young. SONG OF THE DAY Sam Roberts – “A Stone Would Cry Out.” Dahee says: “It’s by one of my favourite Canadian rockers, from his album ‘Chemical City’.” [ Download ] Tags: Moon Geun-young,... More »


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Love & Marriage: Episode 13
by | October 10, 2008 | 21 Comments
LOL, and I mean that literally: this was a laugh-out-loud episode, with a number of unexpectedly quirky-funny moments. A lot happened to move our stories along and close a few loops. I know that Conflict is at the heart of Drama, but I always cringe when my characters go through hell even though I know... More »