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Legend / 태왕사신기
by | September 14, 2007 | 40 Comments
So this week saw the start of the LEGEND (태왕사신기) extravaganza, kicking off with four consecutive days of broadcasting — an introductory special, followed by the first three episodes. Boasting perhaps the grandest scale of any drama to date, extensive special effects, two veteran writers of what are widely regarded to be the two best... More »

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The Story of Hyang Dan: Episode 2 (End)
by | September 8, 2007 | 47 Comments
Part of why STORY OF HYANG DAN works for me is because, although there’s an element of the ridiculous built in (it walks the line between farce and reality), at the center is Hyang Dan, and Seo Ji Hye plays her completely straight. The characters around her may be playing up the joke to whatever... More »

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The Story of Hyang Dan: Episode 1
by | September 5, 2007 | 62 Comments
MBC’s just-aired two-episode drama STORY OF HYANG DAN, which translates to The Story of Hyang Dan, isn’t really a sageuk drama, even if it takes place in the time of the Joseon Dynasty, which was founded in the late 14th century. This drama (really a minidrama, if even that) is much more like a fusion... More »

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Coffee Prince Behind-the-Scenes Special
by | August 29, 2007 | 97 Comments
(Someone should Photoshop Gong Yoo’s head into this pic. PS challenge anyone? )   I don’t have that much to say about the Coffee Prince special — first because a lot of it is merely recaps of the series, and is better enjoyed by watching the special oneself rather than reading me recapping someone else’s... More »

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Coffee Prince: Seventeenth Cup (Final)
by | August 27, 2007 | 345 Comments
And, finally. Here we are: the final episode!   SONG OF THE DAY The Hi-Lights – “울트라 캡숑 히든 보너스” (ultra awesome hidden bonus) [ zShare download ]   Tags: Chae Jung-ahn, Coffee Prince, Gong Yoo, Lee Seon-kyun, Yoon Eun-hye... More »

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Romance Hunter: Episodes 1-5
by | August 26, 2007 | 34 Comments
When I first started watching cable drama Romance Hunter, it was mainly out of curiosity, since I hadn’t heard anything about it. (I was surfing clubboxes for something else, and the title caught my eye, so I downloaded it. I stumble across lots of things serendipitously like that, and it’s always a nice feeling when... More »

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Coffee Prince: Sixteenth Cup
by | August 21, 2007 | 231 Comments
I’ve read the comments on whether Coffee Prince is or isn’t “realistic.” Here’s my take: Coffee Prince isn’t realistic, and it doesn’t tout itself as realism. From reading about writer Lee Sun Mi, I highly doubt that’s a claim she aspires to anyway. Coffee Prince isn’t even purely original. What it IS, then, is a... More »

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Coffee Prince: Fifteenth Cup
by | August 20, 2007 | 158 Comments
(“Can you hear me now?”)   One thing I’ve noticed about the acting in Coffee Prince: Aside from the generally solid performances given by the main characters in any given scene, also worth pointing out are the reaction shots. By which I mean: the responses of those not performing the main action or dialogue in... More »

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Taereung National Village / 태릉선수촌 (2005)
by | August 16, 2007 | 39 Comments
Despite the winningness of Coffee Prince, I’m starting to veer from cheery immersion into overload territory, and before that flares into full-on burnout, I thought I’d turn my attentions elsewhere to balance things out a bit. I’ve started watching some other series, dabbling in a sea of first episodes, trying to see which ones are... More »

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Coffee Prince: Fourteenth Cup
by | August 14, 2007 | 194 Comments
Cuuuuuuute. I’m also no longer worried about the issue of familial opposition. Do I expect drama? Of course. But will it be the heart-wrenching kind? If it is, of course I’ll take it, but I’m not concerned, because Han Gyul isn’t a rebellious adolescent. He’s a mature, thoughtful, decisive 30-year-old man who’s lost enough in... More »

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Coffee Prince: Thirteenth Cup
by | August 13, 2007 | 164 Comments
This episode was, as I suspected it might be, entirely full of small, sweet moments. As much as my romantic-loving side would love to believe things remain in an Episode 13 zone of optimistic happiness, the side that’s all too familiar with dramas can only brace itself for what lies ahead. It’s like walking along... More »