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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 »

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Return of Iljimae: Episode 6
by | February 15, 2009 | 25 Comments
I don’t know if this drama will end up on my favorites list — I wouldn’t go that far yet — but I CAN say that I really enjoy watching it. Almost everything about it is lovely. With some dramas, I’m eager to know what’s going to happen in the story and I watch with... More »

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Return of Iljimae: Episode 5
by | February 12, 2009 | 21 Comments
I really liked this episode. It sets up its conflict nicely, and the emotions were really there. It’s rare that I like all the main characters in a drama, but I do here — they all seem like real people and not just stand-ins for conflict and plot manipulation. (Excepting a few side characters like... More »

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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 12
by | February 10, 2009 | 243 Comments
EVER so much better. Does one writer get the odd-numbered episodes, and another the even ones? Because this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed Tuesday episodes are much better than Monday ones. (Only one person is credited for scriptwriting this series, so this is a rhetorical question.) Don’t get me wrong, it was still flawed... More »

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Boys Before Flowers: Episode 11
by | February 9, 2009 | 226 Comments
I was really annoyed with Episode 11 for the first half. I mean, REALLY dissatisfied. What happened to character continuity, yo? At least the second half made it better. Not ALL better, but it helped erase the irritation wrought by the first part. (The viewers didn’t seem to mind, though — yet again, ratings hit... More »