Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 19
by | October 15, 2012 | 150 Comments
It’s no secret I pretty much hated last week’s episodes (so much the boring), but today’s episode really picked things up. There are a ton of development on all fronts, and the story finally picks up the plodding pace and makes it feel like stuff’s happening again. Hurrah for movement and speed that surpasses snails... More »

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Faith: Episode 18
by | October 9, 2012 | 225 Comments
It’s time for our good guys to turn the tables for once, and actually deliver some major blows to the baddies. Young finally starts acting like a general (whooo), though it throws him into a tailspin about his place in the world. If there ever was a reluctant hero, I swear.... More »

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Faith: Episode 17
by | October 8, 2012 | 175 Comments
A big episode in several ways: For one, our underdog team of palace refugees takes strides toward reclaiming their rightful positions. Our heroes find themselves with their backs up against a wall (and yes, also in a sexy way), and it’s up to them to find out a way out of the coil. The baddies... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #14, Part 1
by | October 7, 2012 | 118 Comments
We’re a bit overdue for a podcast, which means that this one’s super long. In our defense, there was a ton of ground to cover. And yeah, so maybe we just had a lot to say about Gaksital. I was SO determined to make this podcast fit into one reasonably-lengthed entry… but who was I... More »

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Faith: Episode 16
by | October 2, 2012 | 137 Comments
A pretty action-packed episode, with one of the most surprising alliances yet. My favorite thing about the new Big Bad in town is that he moves swiftly. There’s no I’ll-get-you-but-maybe-tomorrow-ing for this guy; when he sees his opportunity, he strikes. That means a change of address for many of our characters and a faster-moving story... More »

Drama Casting & News
Doctors, horses, body swaps: New ratings battle
by | October 2, 2012 | 94 Comments
Out with the old, in with the new: There’s a brand-new ratings three-way in dramaland, with two new dramas premiering this week in the Monday-Tuesday slot. And wouldn’t you know it, the results didn’t quite shake out as expected. Oohlala Spouses was KBS’s new entry, with its rom-com hijinks replacing Haeundae Lovers. Over on MBC,... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 15
by | October 1, 2012 | 130 Comments
A surprisingly strong episode, which pulls out a nice twist just when I was starting to tire of the current configuration of alliances and intrigues. I’ll give it to this show: It may be plodding at points, but from a character standpoint it does quite a good job drawing out layers and rich conflict. Relationships... More »

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Faith: Episode 14
by | September 25, 2012 | 161 Comments
A bribery scandal turns into a huge test of loyalty for a king and his woodalchi, and the closer Eun-soo gets to finding her way home, it starts to dawn on our couple how little time they might have left together. Nothing like a little impending rift in the space-time continuum to kick a romance... More »

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Faith: Episode 13
by | September 24, 2012 | 112 Comments
I love this couple when they’re being cute. Moreover, I love that their rapport has been duly noticed by pretty much everyone in the palace, giving them the time and space in which to be cute. ‘Cause dramaland heroes and heroines, sometimes they need a big kick in the pants to step up to the... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 12
by | September 18, 2012 | 238 Comments
A much more exciting episode, with a face-off and big step forward for our couple. The good guys even get a step ahead with a scheme that proves they’re not just sitting ducks, and that Aunt and Young are really the brains of this operation. Mostly there’s a lot of funny and even a little... More »