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Beethoven Virus: Episode 17
by | February 8, 2009 | 28 Comments
Mea culpa, guys. For a multitude of reasons, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the series – and when I’d decide to finally get on with the recaps, something would inevitably come up. Many, many apologies to the people who expected this sooner. So, er, in case you don’t remember what happened previously, click for... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 4
by | February 7, 2009 | 28 Comments
Sorry for the delay! It wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy this episode — I watched it right away but didn’t have the time to devote to a recap till recently. I know a couple comments have lamented that high-quality dramas like Return of Iljimae get overshadowed by pop-culture phenoms like Boys Before Flowers, but if... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 10
by | February 3, 2009 | 251 Comments
And the ratings break the 30% mark! TNS and AGB are the two media research companies that collect ratings, and typically their numbers are reasonably close. (I tend to go by TNS as more accurate, but that’s just me.) This time, the difference is rather noticeable: TNS records a 30.5%, while AGB has 26.7%. In... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 9
by | February 2, 2009 | 192 Comments
I was mightily annoyed that one of the big moments in this episode was spoiled by, oh, practically every site out there. You couldn’t go anywhere on the k-internets without running into huge headlines — with pictures! — of said moment. I know the news was probably released to drum up interest in the episode... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 14
by | January 29, 2009 | 48 Comments
How does a drama take such a sharp turn? Well, I bet some people can argue that this drama has been growing slower… and s..l..o..w..e..r… for weeks now. But I seem to recall thinking just two or three weeks ago that things were actually getting more interesting. And then… nothing happened. I mean, stuff happened,... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 8
by | January 27, 2009 | 216 Comments
Ratings continue to rise; this episode posted the highest numbers thus far (25.9%), widening the gap between now-second-place East of Eden (21.8%). Just to clarify, I know what generally happens in the original story, but when I’m talking about this drama, I don’t care so much what’s supposed to happen, or how a certain event... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 7
by | January 26, 2009 | 249 Comments
And it only took three weeks: This episode finally managed to topple the Monday-Tuesday behemoth East of Eden from its top ratings perch into second place, beating it by 2%. There was perhaps one main cringey moment in Episode 7, but for the most part I really enjoyed it. That said: GAHHHH! CURSE YOU, CLIFFHANGER!!... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episode 13
by | January 25, 2009 | 42 Comments
Okay, so here’s Episode 13 in a nutshell: Tae-seok: “Give up Mari!” Chul-soo: “You can’t make me!” Eun-young to Chul-soo: “I just want you to be happy. And published.” Fans and Anti-fans: “OMG it’s the big movie star! We love you! Also we hate you! You guys are horrible human beings! Can I have your... More »


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The Return of Iljimae: Episodes 1-2
by | January 22, 2009 | 78 Comments
MBC’s Return of Iljimae premiered on Wednesday, and from the first two episodes, my first impressions are: It is SO pretty. Amazing cinematography. The music is freaking gorgeous. Nice pacing of the story. Pretty solid acting, good casting. Yes, the narration gets annoying.   SONG OF THE DAY Dear Cloud – “Lip” [ Download ]... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 6
by | January 20, 2009 | 232 Comments
Oooh, things just got good. (Finally!) Episode 6 got off to a rocky start (I laughed along embarrassedly for the first part), but then they kicked up the angst — and given how this drama fails when attempting cutesy or slapstick humor, this is a much welcome turn. The cast is much better as dramatic... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 5
by | January 19, 2009 | 219 Comments
Our trend continues: A couple surprisingly good scenes, and then some really bad ones. Overall, I thought Episode 5 was a pleasant one — not too challenging but had its fun moments — with lots of gorgeous scenery. Also, folks, since commenting has been prolific with regards to this drama: Keep it clean and keep... More »