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Wish Upon a Star: Episodes 1-2
by | January 10, 2010 | 49 Comments
When writing up my first impressions of the new dramas, I had thought Wish Upon a Star would probably be put to the back burner quickly. I liked it, but it seemed pretty ordinary. But Episode 2 was a lot more interesting than Episode 1 and I find that the premise grows more entertaining (and... More »


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City Hall: Episode 18
by | January 10, 2010 | 47 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 18 – “It’s not your fault I am leaving.” What does it take to break Shin Mi Rae? What her enemies just don’t understand is that Shin Mi Rae is actually two separate people: the protector and the woman. To break Shin Mi Rae, you cannot just... More »


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Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 10
by | January 9, 2010 | 95 Comments
Oh my goodness, this episode was so good. Probably my favorite yet. (Sorry for the delay; it’s been a hectic week. It doesn’t mean I didn’t want to watch this episode; I honestly just couldn’t get to it.) I was prepared to be content if the drama continued to be at the same level as... More »


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Smile: Episode 24
by | January 9, 2010 | 44 Comments
I’m back from a brief hiatus—huge thanks to dw4p for plowing forward with the recaps for the past month!!!—and I’ve slowly been catching up on Smile. Yes, slowly. I couldn’t believe it at first; I used to be so excited for the weekends to watch these episodes! The fact that I was fine with leaving... More »


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IRIS: Episodes 10-11
by | January 8, 2010 | 11 Comments
Congratulations to IRIS for all the awards won at the KBS Drama Awards! Whether they were well deserved or not, I have to give props to Kim Tae Hee for winning an Excellence Award in acting. She really sold her acting abilities to me by episode 8, and even more so by episode 10. I... More »


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Pasta: Episode 2
by | January 7, 2010 | 58 Comments
Another cute episode. Nothing earth-shattering here, but Episode 2 continues the light, breezy tone of the premiere and brings in more of the supporting cast. I continue to love Gong Hyo-jin, who is so good at showing a mix of insecurity and strength, as well as Lee Seon-kyun, who must be enjoying the heck out... More »


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Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 9
by | January 7, 2010 | 86 Comments
With this drama’s break last week, I wonder if it lost some momentum for the viewers. That week off may have also allowed some stirrings of discontent to grow, which had been mere traces at the end of Episode 8. Without new content to occupy our thoughts, all we had was to analyze the stuff... More »


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God of Study: Episodes 1-2
by | January 6, 2010 | 75 Comments
While watching the batch of Monday-Tuesday second episodes, God of Study was hovering on my “to-drop” list. Frankly, I probably had the highest hopes for this drama, and while I found things be hopeful about in Episode 1, it was contingent upon factors that weren’t quite materializing in Episode 2. But just as I was... More »


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Pasta: Episode 1
by | January 5, 2010 | 107 Comments
Ratings update, regarding the new dramas’ second episodes: The numbers shifted slightly, but as you can see, the race remains tight. Pasta now stands at 15.1%. God of Study moved upward with 15.9%, and Jejoongwon fell slightly to 14.6%. An hour before, Wish Upon a Star rose slightly to 11.3%. Usually in a three-way race,... More »


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City Hall: Episode 17
by | January 5, 2010 | 39 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 17 – Trial By Ordeal: the Judgment of Shin Mi Rae. While the concept of trial by ordeal is probably most easily associated with Medieval Europe, equally loathsome practices were institutionalized in ancient China and Korea as well, all of it based on the idea that to... More »


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IRIS: Episodes 8-9
by | January 1, 2010 | 25 Comments
If I could title the episodes, episode 8 would be “Exposition,” and episode 9 would be “New Hairstyles, New Beginnings.” One note: I’m going to apologize for my inability to name some of the characters. I just figured them out today (late in the game, as I’m halfway through the series) but it’s hard for... More »