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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 »


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Hon: Episode 1
by | August 9, 2009 | 56 Comments
I was hesitant to watch MBC’s new series Hon because I’m a big wimp when it comes to horror, but I was curious enough to give it a shot. And I found that while it has its jumpy moments, it’s not actually so scary that I can’t watch it. The fright comes more from ambiance... More »


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Style: Episode 1
by | August 7, 2009 | 62 Comments
So, Style. SBS’s new Saturday-Sunday drama is off to a great ratings start (mid-to-upper-teens), and given its competition (Friend, Our Legend and Iron Empress), it’s likely to stay that way. I have mixed feelings about this show so far. It’s somewhat watchable, although the degree of one’s enjoyment is probably tied closely to how appealing... More »


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City Hall: Episode 11
by | August 7, 2009 | 84 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and “You Can’t Fight City Hall” by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) Episode 11 – “You Had Me At An-Nyung (안녕).” Jo Gook has come back and found that his hamster that he saved from tomato-throwing goons is being cared for by another. Jung Do again?? Doesn’t this guy already have... More »