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Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 7-8
by | October 30, 2009 | 34 Comments
How the mighty have fallen… As soyjoy mentioned in her last recap, watching an episode twice makes the shortcomings glaringly obvious. This definitely isn’t a masterpiece that needs to be seen more than once. It’s not surprising for a 50-episode series to be drawn out, but I think some plot development/movement is in order. Fortunately,... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2009 | 337 Comments
So good! Certainly still high on the angst factor, but still gets a lot of chuckles. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this level of excitement and anticipation about a drama. There have been a few gems that I adore, which are excellent examples of quality dramas, but I think You’re Beautiful taps... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 7
by | October 28, 2009 | 351 Comments
Great episode! I was a little uneasy about whether the drama would start to flag once the initial excitement had worn off, but I think it’s still going strong. There are some nice moments in this episode, although (thankfully) they manage to be sweet without being saccharine. (Sorry for the election ticker running across the... More »


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IRIS: Episode 2
by | October 26, 2009 | 43 Comments
I’m still not sure how I feel about this drama, and whether I want to recap it through the end. I enjoy watching it, and I will keep watching it, but… I was kind of bored this episode. After a nice beginning, this episode felt like a re-cobbling together of shows I’ve seen before. (I’ve... More »


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Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 26-28
by | October 25, 2009 | 13 Comments
Recaps are back! Sorry for the wait, but you know how these things go. The show recently wrapped and claimed the slot as highest-rated drama of the year, but as far as recaps go I think we’re just starting to head into deeper plot territory with these episodes, now that we’ve got one brother (Sun-pung)... More »


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Tamra the Island: Episode 4
by | October 24, 2009 | 20 Comments
Hello! I’m Gallivanter, the other half of the Nazreal-Gallivanter team. I’m so happy to be given this opportunity to spread the love on my favorite drama from this summer. But, if I’m going to be retrospective, I don’t know that yet. Episode four starts to get a little more serious. Not a lot, but some... More »


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Smile: Episode 6
by | October 23, 2009 | 37 Comments
This episode is not so much a series of small lol’s as a crescendo towards one, raucous, side-splittingly hilarious scene (Thank you, Lee Chun-hee!!). In my opinion, it’s the funniest scene in this series so far. Overall, the snappy pace and light fun of this series are getting a bit bogged down, but we do... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 6
by | October 22, 2009 | 280 Comments
Things just keep getting better. I really love both Shin-woo AND Tae-kyung in this episode. I mean, really. REALLY! (SO sweet.) What’s best is that neither is bad guy, and neither is Mi-nyeo a bad girl. Nobody’s at fault here — it’s the circumstances that have caused this dramatic tangle. Sometimes drama plots feel like... More »


Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 3
by | October 22, 2009 | 30 Comments
Although Tamra the Island has finished airing, gallivanter and myself have volunteered to continue Javabeans’ efforts to offer recaps to Dramabeans readers. So, in the next weeks, we’re hoping to share detailed recaps, thoughts and opinions on this little treasure of a drama. Now a side note for Tamra: Unfortunately the powers of MBC decided... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 5
by | October 21, 2009 | 163 Comments
A very cute episode that keeps up the mix of humor and emotion, with a splash of added romance. I’m really liking all the actors/characters in this drama, even the ones who play unappealing roles (like Yoo Heyi), which goes a long way to adding charm to this drama. SONG OF THE DAY You’re Beautiful... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 5
by | October 20, 2009 | 34 Comments
Hullo! I’m soyjoy, and I’ll be your guide through episodes 5 & 6. The three of us “Smile” recappers are rotating weekly, so hopefully our stylistic differences won’t throw you off. Luckily, we’re all in agreement that this is an endearing and enjoyable series, so at least the commentary should be pretty consistent in tone!... More »