Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 27
by | September 5, 2012 | 161 Comments
So much good stuff today. The plot sets up for the final conflict to be played out in our finale, but today’s episode really shines in the character department — there’s some build-up, some pay-off, some resolution… and a whole lot of emotional intensity. We’re one episode from the end and I still don’t know... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 26
by | August 30, 2012 | 154 Comments
Is it safe to open my eyes? After yesterday, I’m a big ol’ scaredy… What if they hurt Kang-to again? Or worse? This close to the finale on a drama like this, I’m pretty much just clutching my heart and waiting for the other shoe to drop. Why is loving a hero such a painful... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 25
by | August 29, 2012 | 142 Comments
Yikes, Gaksital is so good today. Just when I’ve been starting to worry that the show has let its rebellion storyline overtake the smaller character moments, it brings back the emotion back — and in a big way. Because in addition to big movements in plot, we get some significant shifts in character arcs, coming... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes of Gaksital in all its aegyo-riffic glory
by | August 26, 2012 | 168 Comments
If you’ve seen Joo-won in 1 Night 2 Days, you’ll know how ridiculously aegyo-tastic he is in real life, but who knew the same could be said of the rest of Gaksital’s cast? In fact, this is a good post for those of you whose nerves are feeling battered, what with all the drama’s darkness... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 24
by | August 23, 2012 | 194 Comments
This show takes dark to some new heights. Is there a black blacker than black? A black hole of evil so dark that it makes you question whether your eyes are open or closed? I can’t promise happy things. But you will be moved. To what end, I can’t even say. Plot-wise, it’s an episode... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 23
by | August 22, 2012 | 127 Comments
With the revelation of some secrets, it’s time for the cat to play with mouse… or is it cat pretending to be mouse, playing with cat? It’s a merry-go-round of feigned ignorance and false senses of security… and my nerves are at a fraying point. It’s also time for the grand plan to be revealed,... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 22
by | August 16, 2012 | 197 Comments
OH. MY. GAKSITAAAAAAAAAAAAL. I’m just hugging my knees and rocking back and forth, telling myself it’ll be okay… but I DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL. *whimper* We’ve entered the final quarter and true to form, this show puts our hearts on the chopping block. Our hero becomes a key player in the larger independence movement,... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 21
by | August 15, 2012 | 124 Comments
Another powerful episode, wrought with conflicted loyalties and half-victories. Because our good-evil lines have been drawn and our characters taken a stand in their corners, the plot trajectories are smoothing out a bit and getting less complex. The trade-off, then, is that the characters’ trajectories are getting more twisty, particularly with Rie’s growing confusion about... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 20
by | August 9, 2012 | 200 Comments
There are no words to describe the awesome. Scratch that—there are expletives, most of which I probably use. I love that Gaksital doesn’t shy away from the dark moments in history and the dark side of human nature, both in hero and villain alike. It’s a jaw-dropping, terror-filling hour, but I promise you’ll come out... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 19
by | August 8, 2012 | 132 Comments
Finally, we revisit the whole Kang-to / Rie arc, which I’ve been missing. Not just because the actors spark off each other (although their tension is crackling), but because Rie is such an interesting case of mixed-up identities and loyalties, and provides such a fascinating counterpart to both Kang-to and Shunji. Episode 18 brought another... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 18
by | August 1, 2012 | 228 Comments
*Stops the withdrawal shakes* Is it finally Wednesday again? This episode reached a series high rating, 18.0%. It must be noted that its drama competition, Ghost, pre-empted its episode for the Olympics, but I like to think that there was a little something else responsible for the jump, namely the squee-inducing cliffhanger at the end... 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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