Posts Tagged ‘49 Days’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa Strikes Back! [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 25, 2011 | 101 Comments
What the ever-lovin’ reindeer feculence? I get home from my overnight trans-earthian sleigh odyssey, settle back with my hard-earned fifths of whiskey to read up on what I’ve missed in dramaland, and find that they’ve finished the year-end reviews without me? This is an outrage! I know who’s getting their presents revoked this year! Goddamn... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Good, The Bad, and The Hmmm… of 2011 [Year In Review, Part 2]
by | December 15, 2011 | 257 Comments
  First off, I have to deeply thank – and bow to – Javabeans and Girlfriday - it’s an honor to be included with the most respected K-drama writers for this year. Compared to these fine people, I am an utter noob. Speaking of being such a noob, I shall now complain: It’s so hard to... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Measuring 2011 on the Sticky Scale [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2011 | 202 Comments
Time for another Year In Review series! How did a year pass by so quickly? I guess when you’re busy watching dramas, time flies. This is my fifth year (eek) doing this series, which means you basically know the drill by now. (You can refer to the year-ender tag to catch up on past posts.)... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 20 (Final)
by | May 19, 2011 | 483 Comments
If I tried to explain this episode in a paragraph, I think I’d spill more tears, and frankly, I don’t know if I have any left. So here it is in a nutshell: It’s FUCKING PERFECT. Gah. Okay, fine, it’s maybe a hair shy of perfect, but damn if it isn’t the most satisfying ending... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 19
by | May 18, 2011 | 333 Comments
Oh man, I think I’m out of tears. 49 Days, you owe me tears! Like, a bucketload of them — I need to rehydrate. Drama, I’ll accept my payment in lattes, please. How can a story with such sad elements be so satisfying? We start wrapping up our story threads, but the drama still manages... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ratings report: 49 Days, Best Love, Romance Town
by | May 13, 2011 | 90 Comments
All right, now that the recap frenzy has lulled, I can take a moment to look at how the ratings are shaping up for the new May trendies, specifically the Wednesday-Thursday shows. I haven’t been following the numbers too closely because they’d been fairly static for a while, but with one just about to end... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 18
by | May 12, 2011 | 359 Comments
HO. LY. CRAP! That would be the sound of my heart exploding. Basically, this is the episode where I die a thousand deaths, from the Swoon / Tears / Cute / Cry / Cute … aaaaaand back to Tears. There’s only one cure after this emotional rollercoaster of an episode: a hug from Kang in... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 17
by | May 11, 2011 | 222 Comments
Woo, the foursome has assembled! Not that they can all see each other, mind you, but it’s nice to have ‘em all inhabiting the same space, and aware (on some level) of each other’s presences. I’d wondered if Kang had found out about Ji-hyun’s condition too early to make for a satisfying resolution, but as... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 16
by | May 5, 2011 | 244 Comments
Ahhh, what a satisfying episode! It’s essentially an episode of payoffs, which is great when you have a drama so chock-full of secrets, plots, and multiple layers of truth and discovery. The worst dramas are the ones where there’s one big secret at the beginning, and the drama’s all about that same secret the whole... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 15
by | May 4, 2011 | 224 Comments
Go, go, Drama, go! Things heat up all around, as loyalties get tested and jealousies flare up. And you know how I feel about jealousy and posturing and KANG-AH. Need I say more? Tags: 49 Days, Bae Soo-bin, featured, Jo Hyun-jae, Jung Il-woo, Lee Yo-won, Nam Gyuri, Seo Ji-hye... More »


Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 14
by | April 28, 2011 | 344 Comments
You know what I love about this drama? It’s not subtle or new or anything, but damn if it isn’t addictively satisfying. It does something that few dramas do—it keeps changing the game, little by little each time, and it actually allows characters to figure things out before we’re left pulling our hair out in... More »