Posts Tagged ‘Beethoven Virus’

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 18, Finale
by | June 2, 2009 | 60 Comments
This is how I want to remember Kang mae, I think – working diligently behind the scenes, with his happy dog for company. I was looking at the dramawiki for Beethoven Virus, and it’s got all these awards. Kind of boggling, but I guess quality is in the eye of the beholder. In case you... More »


Celebrity News
MBC documentary special features Kim Myung-min
by | April 13, 2009 | 76 Comments
Kim Myung-min is probably the top actor in Korea right now, and is certain to go down as one of the greats of all time. He’s also an interesting case because he has come into stardom late into his career, but unlike so many other actors, the fervent appreciation for him comes almost solely from... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 17
by | February 8, 2009 | 28 Comments
Mea culpa, guys. For a multitude of reasons, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the series – and when I’d decide to finally get on with the recaps, something would inevitably come up. Many, many apologies to the people who expected this sooner. So, er, in case you don’t remember what happened previously, click for... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Finding Merit in the Mediocre [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 31, 2008 | 75 Comments
2007 was a rich year for drama-land. There was something for everyone, whether your tastes ran toward dark thrillers (Devil), intense dramas (White Tower), heart-warmers (Thank You), off-the-wall eccentrics (Mixed-up Investigative Agency), trendy fare (Coffee Prince), romantic comedies (Dal Ja’s Spring), and so on. 2008, on the other hand… not so much. Every drama has... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dahee Fanel’s 2008 Review [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 30, 2008 | 60 Comments
The K-drama world rolled into 2008 still riding the high that was 2007, a year in which a startling number of quality dramas were made, and enjoyed. Maybe it rolled in too fast. It ended up getting smothered by the waves of its previous success. In fact, you could say that it even got hit... More »


Drama Casting & News
2008 MBC Acting Awards
by | December 30, 2008 | 146 Comments
MBC hosted its awards ceremony for the 2008 Acting Awards on December 30. Let me first reiterate that I think these end-of-year broadcast-station awards are mostly meaningless. That said, this year’s Daesangs were TOTAL WEAKSAUCE, MBC. Top honor (the “Daesang” grand prize) went to… Oh, you mean it was split this year? Between Beethoven Virus‘s... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
A Grump Reviews 2008 [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 29, 2008 | 91 Comments
How should one convey bad news in writing? By creating a buffer first. Avoid traumatizing your audience with the bad news all at once, but instead cushion the blow so that you can maintain goodwill. That textbook approach (business communication, by the way) would be dandy if the crop of 2008 dramas I watched was... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Witterings on 2008 Dramas [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 28, 2008 | 49 Comments
[And thus begins the year-in-review series for 2008 dramas! This'll be a four-part series, and I'm honored to have three lovely bloggers -- Sevenses, thunderbolt, and Dahee_Fanel -- offering up their reviews in addition to mine. Hope you enjoy! --javabeans] Year in Review – 2008 - In which I practiced my ?? face a lot.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Jin-shil up for posthumous Daesang award
by | December 15, 2008 | 24 Comments
MBC won’t be awarding its end-of-year winners until December 30, but it has revealed its acting award nominees, and the name of deceased actress Choi Jin-shil has been included as a candidate for the acting Daesang, or Grand Prize. Essentially, these year-end fetes are just a way for stations to hand out trophies to all... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 16
by | November 16, 2008 | 22 Comments
Awfully sorry for the delay, folks. Will try and finish as soon as I can. For a certain Thundie, who really likes her Kim Myung Min. SONG OF THE DAY As One – “To Heart” [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 15
by | November 9, 2008 | 21 Comments
I know, Kang Mae, the manufactured conflict gives me heartburn too. Holladang – “안보이나요” (Don’t you see) [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »