‘Arang and the Magistrate’


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 17
by | October 10, 2012 | 188 Comments
So. Good. Things are escalating in a major way—more romance, more mystery, more answers, and higher stakes than ever. Even now there are new twists to the story, so much that I’m not even sure which resolution will actually deliver a happy ending for these two, if that’s even possible anymore. I love a show... More »


Drama Casting & News
The Great Seer sees slow start, Nice Guy keeps ratings lead
by | October 10, 2012 | 94 Comments
A new drama joins the pack today with grand-scale fusion sageuk The Great Seer premiering on SBS. The show has a pretty epic scope and lots of big names in its cast (Ji Jin-hee, Ji Sung, Kim So-yeon, Song Chang-eui, Lee Yoon-ji), so it’s a bit surprising to see its first outing netting a mere... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #14, Part 2
by | October 9, 2012 | 87 Comments
Time to conclude this (monster of a) sucker, with a discussion of the currently airing dramas. Thanks for listening to another podcast, everyone. Until next time!   Podcast #14, Part 2 Running time: 40:51 In which we: discuss why we love the world and the characters of Arang and the Magistrate; move on to Vampire... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 16
by | October 4, 2012 | 222 Comments
Wow, oh wow. We’re treated to a whole buffet of revelations today as the pieces come slamming together in a collision of buried secrets and rediscovered memories. I love that we’re still making discoveries, especially in a show where we’ve had a good long while to think we had everything figured out. With the truth... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 15
by | October 3, 2012 | 141 Comments
The truth comes barreling through town today, and flattens everybody in its path. Eun-oh comes face to face with Mom, Arang starts to regain some crucial memories, and Joo-wal… oh Joo-wal… He breaks my heart even more, and… is possibly way more evil than we imagined. Or not! He could not be, right? Riiiiight? *whimper*... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 14
by | September 27, 2012 | 234 Comments
Woohoo, tons of advancement in this episode. Dots are connected, motivations explained, and true identities revealed. Eun-oh stands firm about his feelings and twists our hearts just a little bit more (and oy, they’re already twisted pretty painfully), while a voice of reason clears one big obstacle out of the way. Plus, some questions are... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 13
by | September 26, 2012 | 196 Comments
Okay, this episode made me change my mind about wanting all feelings out in the open, because our hero’s achy breaky heart just kills me. It’s. So. Sweet. It’s a great example of when angst can be so good when it’s motivated by larger-than-life conflict, and when trying to hide your bleeding heart can be... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 12
by | September 20, 2012 | 191 Comments
Aww, another strong episode, with more dots being connected and more emotions on the line as our characters struggle to figure out what it is they feel, and what they can possibly do about it. More significantly (okay, maybe equally significantly), we get some long-awaited freakin’ honesty all up in this hizzy. At a certain... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 11
by | September 19, 2012 | 247 Comments
So much awesome. There’s badassery, romance, revelations for so many characters, and a crucial reveal about our hero. I love that this show just keeps me guessing, even when I could be content to solve the riddles at hand. But a really great mystery knows how to answer a question with more questions, to keep... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 10
by | September 13, 2012 | 172 Comments
I love today’s moodier, contemplative vibe. We still get our dash of humor and our advancing of the Mom-demon mystery, but emotional development is really the focus of the episode, and there’s a lovely air of poignancy about it. Because what’s the use of falling in love when you’re doomed from the start, right? If... More »