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Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 12
by | May 20, 2009 | 48 Comments
Sorry, I know I’m running a bit behind with Story of a Man recaps. I’m hoping to catch up asap, once the workload eases up. As for this episode, we get more of the same, which in this case is a good thing: more cute, more fun, and more creepy Do-woo. SONG OF THE DAY... More »


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The Sons of Sol Pharmacy House / My Too Perfect Sons
by | May 17, 2009 | 78 Comments
The weekend KBS drama Sons of Sol Pharmacy House [솔약국집아들들], which also goes by the title My Too Perfect Sons, isn’t the type of drama I usually go for. It’s a family drama with 50 episodes, and therefore has lower production values than a primetime weekday drama, and feels rather like a daily drama. Still,... More »


Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 11
by | May 14, 2009 | 50 Comments
This was a very good episode for cute Kyung-tae moments. Aw! Also, with the plot turning to Do-woo’s next phase in his master plan, we turn away from matters of the stock market and more into local government. I like that, because we aren’t overstaying welcomes in the plot points but moving on when called... More »


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Story of a Man: Episode 10
by | May 11, 2009 | 57 Comments
(Love Shin’s expression in the above shot; he’s reacting to the fact that his sister-in-law seems chummier with Joong-ho than he was expecting.) Can you believe it? Things get even darker, by a shade. Also, I enjoyed a couple symbolic beats that particularly stood out. I’m liking how each episode makes the story change. Not... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 18
by | May 10, 2009 | 21 Comments
Ha, can I just say how odd it is to have a conversation with my mother about how adorable Jung Il-woo is? She knows him mostly from High Kick, although I told her he is so very much improved here. Case in point: there are a few key scenes in this episode where he is... More »


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Story of a Man: Episode 9
by | May 6, 2009 | 71 Comments
There are a lot of business machinations in this episode, and I personally have no insight into the stock market or corporate money matters so I can’t say whether it’s an accurate representation, but it’s to the series’ credit that despite all the money stuff, it still brings the excitement. Also, I think I might... More »


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Strike Love (MBC)
by | May 4, 2009 | 45 Comments
(I know, I used the same picture in the previous post about this drama, but this version of the poster looks cleaner and cooler.) I watched MBC’s new weekend baseball drama, Strike Love [2009 외인구단], without any preconceived notions or expectations. I never read the original comic on which it is based, and I don’t... More »


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Story of a Man: Episode 8
by | May 3, 2009 | 76 Comments
HOLY SCHEISSE THERE IS SO MUCH AWESOME IN THIS EPISODE. This episode was harder to write up because this drama is so dense, packed not only with information but meaningful details, that it feels like such a waste to skip talking about any of them, and that results in waaaay too many words. But it’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 17
by | May 3, 2009 | 20 Comments
After such a beautiful, refined depiction of Iljimae’s maturation, it’s interesting to see him — and the series — take a darker turn. While I wouldn’t say that the series itself is “realistic” — in that it’s based on a hero comic — the characterizations are absolutely realistic, and that’s quite compelling. I love that... More »


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Accidental Couple / That Fool / Just Looking / Six Months
by | April 30, 2009 | 58 Comments
First off, let me get this out of the way: Yes, I caught the first episode of City Hall, which premiered this week in the same time slot as this show (which has gone through so many titles I think I’m just going to pick one and stick with it). I’ll probably write about City... More »


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Story of a Man: Episode 7
by | April 30, 2009 | 48 Comments
This above image is kind of the perfect shot for this drama, isn’t it? As I said, I love the caper tone of the drama, particularly as the past several episodes have each featured a con of some kind by the Dream Team. Yet what this drama is doing well is imbuing their ingenious, entertaining... More »