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My Fair Lady: Episode 7
by | September 9, 2009 | 51 Comments
This was really Dong-chan’s episode to shine, and he did whenever he had to cast longing glances Hae-na’s way. I wish he would be equally strong in other scenes, though — the effect is sorta spoiled by overacting in other moments. Overall, though, Yoon Sang-hyun is doing a good job with his character, aided in... More »


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Triple: Episode 14
by | September 8, 2009 | 25 Comments
Two more episodes left… It’s almost odd how Triple is nearing its end but doesn’t feel like it’s winding down. Perhaps that’s because it’s already so meandering to begin with, and I don’t mean that as an insult. It’s that this drama is SO slice-of-life that you almost don’t see an end in sight, because... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 6
by | September 3, 2009 | 67 Comments
I liked Episode 6 a lot. Less silly slapstick (which is okay so long as it doesn’t go overboard) and more emoting. There’s something about My Fair Lady that reminds me of old-school trendy dramas, and I mean that in a good way. You know, those addicting, fast-moving, bickering-laden offerings of early- to mid-Hallyu like... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 5
by | September 2, 2009 | 59 Comments
I think My Fair Lady is starting to ease into its stride. There are still rough patches, but on the whole the plot moves briskly and there are a good number of laughs in this episode. (Side note: I’m surprised so many people seem to hate Yoon Eun-hye’s hair. I LOVE the bright red and... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 4
by | August 31, 2009 | 78 Comments
Episode 4 was a lot of fun. The entanglements of early-stage romance are often my favorite parts, and also often the funniest, and we get some of that going here with some significant developments on the romantic front, involving more than one couple. SONG OF THE DAY Bada – “Dilemma” [ Download ] Tags: Jung... More »


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Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 22-25
by | August 28, 2009 | 16 Comments
KBS has planned an extension for SSPH?! I don’t know how I feel about that as I think the recent storylines have been dragged out a little too long as it is. But, overall, I’m still enjoying the show so hopefully it won’t wear out its welcome. And, if anything, it helps me feel like... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 3
by | August 27, 2009 | 102 Comments
Yeah, I thought Episode 3 was pretty rough. If not outright bad, then definitely clumsy and weirdly set up. It had some cute points, but I’m hoping Episode 4 is a marked improvement. And now that we’re three episodes in, I think I have enough sense of the series to say that this is going... More »


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Triple: Episode 13
by | August 26, 2009 | 27 Comments
Only three more episodes to go… I was watching this episode, again really pleased with the visual palette, the acting of Lee Jung-jae and his interactions with Min Hyo-rin, the cute and resilient Poong-ho, and the lovely music. And those attributes just irritated me even more with the story, because Triple really, really deserved a... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 2
by | August 20, 2009 | 98 Comments
I liked this episode better than Episode 1, not least because of Jung Il-woo! Well, he’s one reason, but I also thought the story was tighter and, as I was hoping, Yoon Eun-hye got to move away from the awkward rich-bitch acting and showed some more emotion. She’s best showing a little vulnerability (in my... More »


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My Fair Lady: Episode 1
by | August 19, 2009 | 109 Comments
I’ve talked about this drama a lot recently, but on a personal level I’ve been trying to keep expectations down, since the dramas I’ve most anticipated in recent months have generally fallen short of those hopes (Boys Before Flowers, Triple). And as I watched the first episode, I thought my fears were well-founded, because it... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 24 (Final)
by | August 19, 2009 | 50 Comments
Ahhhh, another great drama ends. Even though it took me forever to finish writing about this drama, I have to say that it’s one of the best I’ve seen in recent memory. I’m sorry to see it end and wish we had more offerings like it — directed with confidence, filmed with breathtaking scenery, acted... More »