Drama Recaps
Girl K: Episode 1
by | September 2, 2011 | 81 Comments
Pretty badass. Girl K continues the recent trend of cable offerings that take advantage of their format to do what broadcast stations can’t or won’t do, and in this case it’s by going dark, violent, and edgy. But it doesn’t forsake emotion in the name of style, which is key... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #203
by | September 2, 2011 | 547 Comments
  Sondre Lerche – “All Luck Ran Out” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #202 Open Thread #201 Open Thread #200 Open Thread #199... More »


Drama Recaps
Can’t Lose: Episode 4
by | September 1, 2011 | 68 Comments
It’s war, and it’s also the first episode where I sided more significantly with one character over the other. Listen, when you break the heroine’s heart, you spend the recap in the doghouse. Rules are rules. Stop looking at me with those puppy eyes.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Il-kook considers drama with Mawang PD
by | September 1, 2011 | 31 Comments
Song Il-kook is reportedly in contention as the leading man in a new drama with an interestingly uninteresting title: It’s 발효가족, which means literally Fermentation Family. It’s a horrible sounding name, so for now I’m going to call it by its phonetic Korean name, Balhyo Gajok. Phew, that sounds better... More »


Drama Recaps
My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 10
by | September 1, 2011 | 85 Comments
Names are important, not just in a family sense but because there is community in a name. And names can be just chock full of meaning, both to the giver of the name and the one who wears it. But changing a name is something else entirely. Changing one’s name... More »


Drama Recaps
Can’t Lose: Episode 3
by | August 31, 2011 | 63 Comments
This show’s a great pick-me-up because while the conflict goes from bad to worse, the drama itself stays light and fun, which I appreciate. It’s a nice reprieve from the other series I’m watching lately, which are pretty much the embodiment of doom and gloom. The couple remains delightfully bickering... More »


Drama Casting & News
Warrior Baek Dong-soo contemplates extension
by | August 31, 2011 | 134 Comments
The reigning Monday-Tuesday drama, SBS’s action sageuk Warrior Baek Dong-soo, is reportedly in talks to extend its run by six episodes, which would take the show from 24 episodes to a total of 30. A source with the show confirmed that the extension is currently being seriously considered, and the... More »


Drama Recaps
My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 9
by | August 31, 2011 | 55 Comments
We’re halfway through the series, already?! I feel like we just started! This ninth episode aired just about a month after the series began, and struck a milestone with ratings at the 40% mark. While a lemmings effect probably contributed to the 50% end-of-series ratings, it doesn’t quite explain why... More »


Drama Recaps
Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 15
by | August 30, 2011 | 102 Comments
We FINALLY get to the crux of the spy vs. love dilemma, for all the characters involved. I really wish it didn’t take us fifteen episodes to get to this point, but we finally have them – the guns, the ultimatums, the lives on the line, and the hero actually... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Promo photos and poster shoots for High Kick 3
by | August 30, 2011 | 29 Comments
Ah, now it feels like High Kick: Promo shots are being released from High Kick 3, aka Counterattack of the Short Legs, which bear the trademark styling of the franchise with the cutely distorted photos and their fisheye effect, making the characters look like living bobblehead dolls. Below are examples... More »