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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 »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 17
by | March 3, 2009 | 266 Comments
I don’t know if this was by design or by chance (because of the broadcast delay), but this episode had some quieter moments, which have been a rare thing in this series — it’s usually so jam-packed with The Drama. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though, because for once we had a little... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: F4 Talk Show Special
by | March 2, 2009 | 139 Comments
As you probably know by now, Gu Hye-sun‘s recent accident caused some filming delays, so a special broadcast aired today instead of a regular episode. Episode 17 will air on Tuesday, so next week’s episodes will be 18 and 19. Also, a few other bits of news: There will be NO extension. Therefore the series... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 10
by | March 2, 2009 | 30 Comments
Ahh, this is the feeling I remember. Ever since Iljimae returned from Japan, something felt different, although I didn’t put my finger on it until about halfway through this episode. It isn’t necessarily a bad change because I’ve enjoyed the past few episodes, but I realized that they weren’t as emotionally evocative as the first... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 9
by | February 28, 2009 | 18 Comments
Is anyone else finding the Iljimae–Wol-hee relationship a breath of fresh air? They’re so cute together, and their relationship dynamic isn’t one you often get in dramas — not in a main couple, at least. There isn’t that question of “When will they get together?” to worry about, but it’s still a lot of fun... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 16
by | February 24, 2009 | 282 Comments
Thasswhatimtalkinbout. Good episode! The cute is back. No, it wasn’t the best episode we’ve had, and there were still a few hard-to-buy logic points, but I think there’s a key difference from the frustrating inconsistencies of Episode 15. Episode 16 had points that stretched believability, but at least they worked in context. See, I’m not... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 15
by | February 23, 2009 | 241 Comments
Monday episodes no longer even faze me. Yeah, the first half sucked, and while the second half was better, I’ve accepted that Mondays are just here to advance enough story to get us to the (hopefully) better Tuesdays. If I tried to make too much sense of it, I’d just wind up nursing a big(ger)... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 8
by | February 22, 2009 | 24 Comments
I’m sure the obligatory cross-dressing scene was expected at some point; here, Jung Il-woo dons gisaeng clothing to show that his prettiness extends on both sides of the gender divide. (Interestingly, I don’t know that he was too convincing as a female, which is ironic since he certainly looks the part. But it’s like I’ve... More »


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Return of Iljimae: Episode 7
by | February 20, 2009 | 54 Comments
This is the episode featuring rising star Sandara Park. I had known she was to be featured soon, but as I’m not familiar with her, it took me a minute to realize who she was. My first thought before recognizing her was that she was super cute. (Her acting ranged from merely passable to pretty... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 14
by | February 17, 2009 | 255 Comments
And the schizophrenia continues, because I really liked Episode 14. I don’t even think I would’ve gotten (that) drunk in our hypothetical Illogical Moments Drinking Game (although, let’s face it, there’s always going to be a reason for SOME drinky-drink in a BBF episode). I didn’t hate Episode 13 — it’s just that it had... More »


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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 13
by | February 16, 2009 | 237 Comments
First, thanks to the overseas location shoots in this episode (filmed in December), the cast was given the weekend off. So at least they got a bit of sleepytime, which has been in short supply recently. (Lee Min-ho dropped by his fan café to post a weekend greeting and explained that he was stunned at... More »