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Drama Recaps
Awl: Episode 1
by | October 27, 2015 | 43 Comments
JTBC’s new manhwa adaptation Awl premiered this weekend, and I was impressed with the result: a thoughtfully written, sharply directed story about everyday workers fighting for fair treatment in an unfair corporate world. It’s no surprise that it’s being touted as the next Misaeng, because it has a very similar focus on the plight of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Union workers band together in JTBC’s webtoon adaptation Awl
by | September 30, 2015 | 25 Comments
This drama totally flew under my radar, but I’m interested to see if it can really become the next Misaeng like it’s clearly angling to be. Cable network JTBC’s adaptation of the webtoon Awl, about union workers fighting back against The Man, is gearing up to premiere in October; it’ll be added on as a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Hyun-woo fights for the little guy in JTBC’s new drama Awl
by | June 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
Ji Hyun-woo is heading to cable for his next drama, a JTBC series with a serious-sounding bent, titled Awl. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought... More »

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Monstar: Episode 1
by | May 22, 2013 | 147 Comments
Simply charming. This show beats with emotion and carries delightful notes of humor that makes it a fairly easy watch despite its somewhat long premiere. It can be difficult to strike the right chord when it comes to music-centric dramas, especially with a cast of fresh faces. But cable network Mnet hit the ground running with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Jae-won to join cast of MBC’s May Queen
by | June 22, 2012 | 58 Comments
MBC’s upcoming May Queen now has a(nother) leading man, with Kim Jae-won coming onboard; he is reportedly in final talks with the production company and broadcast station to iron out details of the contract, and will be joining leads Han Ji-hye and Jae Hee. We haven’t heard much about the plot yet, only that the... More »

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High Kick 3: Episodes 120-123 (Final)
by | March 31, 2012 | 65 Comments
High Kick 3 finally comes to an end! It both feels like it’s whizzed by in a blur and taken forever. It’s because the stories tend to fly right by, cute and brisk and moving right along to make room for more good stuff without belaboring points. But when you step back and take a... More »

Drama Recaps
High Kick 3: Episodes 115-119
by | March 24, 2012 | 27 Comments
Wow, one more week to go. I’ve enjoyed High Kick 3 a lot more than I thought I would, but I think I’m ready to let go of these characters — almost — since it also feels like I’ve been watching this show forever. I hope that the upcoming finale week wraps up everybody in... More »

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High Kick 3: Episodes 110-114
by | March 17, 2012 | 35 Comments
If that screencap doesn’t get your curiosity firing, I don’t know what will. Ha. What could possibly explain it? Has High Kick lost its mind? Or maybe that’s just Seung-yoon. Heads-up: The show will be getting three extra episodes, but it’s not a noteworthy addition; this is standard procedure for dailies to fill out the... More »

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High Kick 3: Episodes 105-109
by | March 10, 2012 | 64 Comments
Bummie’s back! It’s something of a cameo week, with not only Kim Bum but also Hwang Jung-eum back to show some love to the franchise that made ’em famous. Now that we’re so close to the end, the show starts to bring some of its storylines toward the point of closure, but that doesn’t mean... More »

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High Kick 3: Episodes 100-104
by | March 3, 2012 | 41 Comments
Aw, with just under a month left, High Kick 3 starts wrapping up some of its storylines, leading its characters into confronting feelings, making honest confessions, and dealing with that pesky reality that keeps threatening to horn in on all the fun. But that’s life for ya; always moving on into the scary unknown, despite... More »

Drama Recaps
High Kick 3: Episodes 95-99
by | February 18, 2012 | 30 Comments
Who knew we still had room in this drama for unexpected connections? It’s one of the reasons this show feels like a real world to me, with real characters, because of the diversity and richness of the relationships. This week also gave us some seriously tear-inducing and sweet moments between some of my favorite pairings.... More »

How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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