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Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 13
by | January 20, 2010 | 50 Comments
I’ve watched enough dramas to know that a bit of story fatigue at this point is to be expected. Part of it is on my end, and part of it is on the drama’s end. But since we’re pretty near the end now, I’m telling myself to remain optimistic. This episode shows some story movement... More »

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The Ending Scene to My Love Patzzi: Is This Love, Or Am I Dreaming?
by | January 19, 2010 | 100 Comments
In an effort to get a full analysis of whether My Love Patzzi had an ambiguous ending (as proposed by javabeans) or not, I feel the only possible way to do this is is to go ahead and re-translate from scratch, and then recap, the Final Episode scene where Jang Nara as Yang Song Yi,... More »

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Chuno: Episode 3
by | January 18, 2010 | 74 Comments
(Samsooki, whom you know from his City Hall recaps, and hjkomo, who previously guest-blogged her year-end review, have stepped up to write recaps for Chuno! Enjoy. —javabeans) Enough ogling the slave-hunters of Chuno! Here are the Gi-Saeng of Chuno! You know, Chuno isn’t so easy to pick up and start watching. First off, sageuks are... More »

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God of Study: Episodes 3-4
by | January 17, 2010 | 46 Comments
I’m still not sure which drama I’m going to keep following on Mondays and Tuesdays. It’s tough, because they’re all in good-but-not-great territory for me, which makes it hard to just pick one to stick with. Despite God of Study‘s growing lead in the ratings, I still find it a little difficult to get through... More »

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IRIS: Episodes 12-13
by | January 16, 2010 | 22 Comments
Sorry for the delay! I watched the episodes a while ago, but then life happened. Anyways – on to episodes 12 and 13! Every episode rehashes old issues, but there’s always one new nugget of information that the writers drop like a single jellybean into my greedy hands. Weird analogy – sorry, but basically, I’m... More »

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Wish Upon a Star: Episodes 3-4
by | January 15, 2010 | 68 Comments
I know, I know. When I recapped Episodes 1 & 2, I said that I was done recapping Wish Upon a Star. My reason was that while the drama was fun, it’s a light watch that might be better enjoyed with the freedom to fast-forward and skip at points. However, a little unexpectedly, Episodes 3... More »

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Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 12
by | January 14, 2010 | 68 Comments
As with the last episode, I thought the first half of the episode started out a bit tired. Things were kind of expected and I was feeling antsy. However, the last half makes up for it — things pick up and get more exciting, and there are some really interesting, complicated dynamics at work that... More »

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City Hall: Episode 19
by | January 14, 2010 | 73 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 19 – Invictus: The End of Mayor Shin. Mayor Shin Mi Rae, in a stunning move, refuses to sign the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) contract or any authorization to begin selling the land to Dae Han Group. The landowners are beyond riled up, spitting mad at potentially... More »

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Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 11
by | January 13, 2010 | 70 Comments
After the wonderful, moving Episode 10, I was a little nervous about the one that would follow. Ep 10 was so satisfying that I almost didn’t want to continue, because it was obvious we’re in for more conflict: I thought, “Ah, I could just stop here and be happy.” I didn’t really want the series... More »

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Pasta: Episode 3
by | January 12, 2010 | 74 Comments
This was a cute episode, if a little low-key, which I suppose is Pasta‘s appeal — the light vibe and its realistic, amusing depiction of relationships. Gong Hyo-jin is really what makes this drama work for me. Lee Seon-kyun is, of course, very entertaining as the boss from hell, and it wouldn’t work so well... More »

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Chuno: Episodes 1-2
by | January 11, 2010 | 53 Comments
Is Chuno exciting? Cinematically stunning? Well-made? Well-acted? Beautifully scored? Entertaining and funny? Yes to all — hell yes. Is it perfect? Well, no. I’m not tripping over myself to worship at the feet of this drama, although I can see why it might elicit that reaction in others. But there’s no doubt that this drama... More »