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Drama Recaps
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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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Smile: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2009 | 33 Comments
This episode had a quite a bit less hustle and bustle compared to the first 3 episodes, but showcased a subtler side. It still had its energy, but maybe with a little restraint. I missed Jung-in a little bit, but appreciated the bits of tranquility. I’m hoping that the directing will take a hint. Most... More »


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IRIS: Episode 1
by | October 16, 2009 | 155 Comments
Pretty badass, yo. IRIS is an expensive drama, and it totally shows. I can’t say that the drama took my breath away, but it was very entertaining, and I can see why it burst on the scene with such a strong start. And then improved on it the following day. I’m not surprised to see... More »


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Smile: Episode 3
by | October 16, 2009 | 41 Comments
Hello all! To help alleviate some of javabean‘s lovely recap work, 3 guest bloggers (including yours truly, dw4p) will be taking over the Smile (Smile, You) series. This is my first time doing recaps of this nature, so I may have some growing pains… bear with me! Just a quick synopsis: Smile stars Lee Min... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 4
by | October 15, 2009 | 196 Comments
The ratings battle looks like it’s going to be Iris‘s to lose, but at least You’re Beautiful improved slightly from yesterday. (Their numbers came in at a respective 25.3% and 8.9%. Heading to the Ground sank further to hit its series low, a 3.3%.) I don’t really buy the argument that the audiences for the... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 3
by | October 14, 2009 | 121 Comments
Another cute, funny episode. The characters are really growing on me, and we’re starting to see a little depth with them (some more than others). I don’t know how dramatic this drama will get, but I usually enjoy the level of comedy-versus-angst in a Hong sisters drama. SONG OF THE DAY You’re Beautiful OST –... More »


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You’re Beautiful: Episode 2
by | October 10, 2009 | 262 Comments
I have a good feeling about this drama. Everyone is well-cast and the writers do a great job subverting cliches and twisting angsty moments into a punchline. Love that. I enjoyed this episode even more than Episode 1, which was already pretty jam-packed with hilarity. SONG OF THE DAY Lee Seung-gi – “꽃처럼” (Like a... More »