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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 24
by | March 30, 2009 | 193 Comments
Last week, folks! Get ready to say goodbye… There were a lot of nice moments in this episode. (Honestly, at several moments I said aloud, “NICE!”) Naturally, there were other points I thought could have been done better, but we’re so close to the end that at this point I’m just glad when things are... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 23
by | March 24, 2009 | 309 Comments
I watched Episode 23 with the critical dial turned down and enjoyed much of it — it was cute at points, and touching at others. Then I turned my brain back on to address the commentary section and found a lot of bothersome points to take issue with. This makes for a somewhat lengthy commentary... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 22
by | March 23, 2009 | 206 Comments
You can tell we’re in the home stretch of the series because today gave us several flashback montages summarizing storylines from the course of this drama, as though to say, “Remember this? Look how far we’ve come.” I’ll admit my Boys Before Flowers fatigue kicked in about eight episodes ago — that’s when it started... More »


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A Star’s Lover: Episodes 15-17
by | March 21, 2009 | 48 Comments
I know it’s super-late, but I said I wouldn’t quit, and I haven’t. As much as this drama frustrates me, there’s something about it that makes me want to stick around to see the ending, even if it is mixed in with so many exasperating plot runarounds that just lead in circles. At the end... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 13
by | March 20, 2009 | 22 Comments
Not only was this a great episode, I could feel the tension building for the future, promising a whole slew of great episodes to follow this one. It’s a wonderful (and remarkable) thing to have faith that a drama will deliver. A lot of times, even a very strong series may falter toward the end.... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 21
by | March 17, 2009 | 282 Comments
Three good episodes in a row! What is going on here? Okay, okay. Perhaps if I were to take a coldly analytical look at this, I might concede that all three episodes in question (and then some) were mightily flawed and riddled with enough logic holes to make you think a Plot-Eating Moth had invaded... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 20
by | March 16, 2009 | 228 Comments
I enjoyed this episode; it felt like a return to the style of earlier days, which in my book is a good thing. (It’s sad; I haven’t rewatched any episodes since Episode 10 — up till that point I’d rewatched the episodes multiple times, or at least my favorite portions. I was a little shocked... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 12
by | March 13, 2009 | 31 Comments
Another reliably solid episode, and some signs of shifting relationship dynamics. What this drama does well (among so many other things) is knowing just when to change things up — not so suddenly that we feel jerked around by plot, but not so slowly that we’re grinding our teeth in frustration. SONG OF THE DAY... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 19
by | March 10, 2009 | 313 Comments
We’re back to fun and cute, hurrah. I don’t actually think the new songs in this second half are any better than the songs in the first half (and they’re just as inappropriately used). It’s more a matter of not having had the songs hammered into our brains relentlessly (yet?), so they feel fresher and... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 18
by | March 9, 2009 | 265 Comments
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both (and add a dash of the embarrassing) and there you have: A typical episode of Boys Before Flowers.   SONG OF THE DAY Leessang – “JJJ” [ Download ] Tags: Boys Before Flowers, Gu Hye-sun, Kim Bum, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Joon, Lee Min-ho,... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 11
by | March 8, 2009 | 31 Comments
What a great episode. It hit all the right elements — humor, pathos, sadness, hope, and oh yeah, action. (Was that a cool fight scene or what?) SONG OF THE DAY Jang Yoon-ju – “Fly Away.” I mentioned before how Korean supermodel Jang Yoon-ju was putting out a solo album (she songwrites on it), and... More »