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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 »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 23
by | August 18, 2009 | 12 Comments
What a packed episode — so much happens! Iljimae has gone through a lot in his relatively short life thus far, and it seems like his life will never be calm. When it feels like his work will never be over, will he be able to ever be happy and content, as he once promised... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 22
by | August 17, 2009 | 13 Comments
Ohhh, this is such a good episode. I freaking love it. It’s intense, and plot-twisty, and suspenseful. What more could you ask for, really? Well, maybe ONE thing… SONG OF THE DAY Mot – “11 Over 8″ [ Download ] Tags: Jung Hye-young, Jung Il-woo, Kim Min-jong, Return of Iljimae, Yoon Jin-seo... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 21
by | August 16, 2009 | 7 Comments
This episode really gets the action going, which is welcome because, as I mentioned in the previous recap, I prefer more personal storylines to politics. Not that politics is bad — it adds depth and historical context, certainly — but I like both in a nice balance. SONG OF THE DAY Return of Iljimae OST... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 20
by | August 15, 2009 | 14 Comments
Return of Iljimae is back! I know, I know, it’s been ages since I started this drama. I’ve been determined to finish it for a long time, but time kept slipping away from me. I figured that having a goal to shoot for would help move things along, so in honor of Jung Il-woo‘s upcoming... More »


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Tamra the Island: Episode 2
by | August 14, 2009 | 34 Comments
Funny and sweet. The characters are lively and the scenery continues to be gorgeous; the island setting and time period give this drama a bright dash of whimsy. Like with Episode 1, there are still some rough patches, but on the whole I got a kick out of this episode. Seo Woo is not only... More »


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Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 19-21
by | August 13, 2009 | 15 Comments
I gotta say, the storyline about Dad Song and Dad Oh’s history that’s developed in the next batch of episodes is probably one of my least favorite parts about this show. I thought it was a bit too pedestrian, and frankly, it’s not all that convincing (more on that after the recaps). But luckily, the... More »


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Triple: Episode 12
by | August 11, 2009 | 26 Comments
It’s funny how I’ve actually enjoyed watching the individual episodes of Triple — and found myself smiling through a few scenes in this one, for example — but in the larger context, it all kind of blurs together. How can something be pleasant and yet also dull? Or be refreshing and yet fail to make... More »


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Tamra the Island: Episode 1
by | August 10, 2009 | 50 Comments
Let’s get this out of the way: The first fifteen minutes or so are crap. They’re silly, questionably acted, and a little embarrassing with all the rough English (although the scenes are necessary in a strictly plot-related way). But the rest of the episode (once the story moves to Korea) has its charm, and is... More »