Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 17
by | July 25, 2012 | 331 Comments
Oh. My. Goooooood. There’s only one episode this week (and next week, thanks to the Oleeeempics), but thankfully there is plenty of awesome in this episode. There’s even—dare I say it?—awesome enough for TWO. I know! I’m still shaking from all the nerves. The only question is: How will we make it to next week?!... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama preemptions abound for the Olympic Games
by | July 23, 2012 | 137 Comments
Sad news for impatient drama viewers, which may be a redundant moniker. What, you can’t just give me my crack and then TAKE IT AWAY. The London Olympics will be taking over some major primetime broadcasting slots, and it looks like dramas will be preempted left and right. Everyone take a deep breath, and stock... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 16
by | July 19, 2012 | 207 Comments
Three little words change everything, for hero and villain alike. It’s as frightening to watch Shunji’s descent into darkness as it is uplifting to watch Kang-to finally become a human being. That their mutual paths happen to collide where love and ideology live—well that’s just the cherry on top of my Gaksital sundae.   EPISODE... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 15
by | July 18, 2012 | 131 Comments
Woo, the pace just keeps clipping along, and major connections are made, throwing our hero into a whole new level of danger. He’s already treading on thin ice, but this is the trouble with not being an actual superhuman able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, or, yunno, zoom from the scene of... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 14
by | July 12, 2012 | 188 Comments
AAAAAAH! SO. GOOD. This episode takes tense to a new level. If you’re a nail-biter, stay away. They’ll be down to the quick halfway through, and then you’ll have to gnaw off your fingers just to keep watching. Save yourself! This secret identity stuff is not for the faint of heart. Tags: featured, Gaksital, Han... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 13
by | July 11, 2012 | 114 Comments
The burden of a secret identity starts to take its toll, as our hero struggles to keep juggling all his roles without dropping any crucial balls. ‘Cause in this game, mistakes equal dead people. It presents an interesting dilemma, for a hero to have to decide where to draw the line—if there’s even a line.... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 12
by | July 5, 2012 | 148 Comments
We’re back, baby! Yesterday was no fluke. I don’t know who lit a fire under Gaksital’s ass, but imma send a fruit basket. We’re on a roll with heart-stopping action, fantastic angst for our hero, a terrifying breakdown for his best friend, and some fist-pumping badassery from our heroine. I can literally say I couldn’t... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 11
by | July 4, 2012 | 117 Comments
Bad! Ass! Gaksital is awesome again, and for that I am greatly relieved. The last couple of episodes had me worried that we were running out of punch—it still had plenty of plot, but there was simply too much laborious maneuvering, with too few character moments to engage my feelings. I enjoy thinking in a... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #12, Part 2
by | July 4, 2012 | 84 Comments
  Here we are with Part 2 of the very long Podcast #12, which concludes our talk about the current drama landscape. (Check out Part 1 here if you missed it.) Podcast #12, Part 2 Running time: 61:56 In which we: continue the podcast with I Do, I Do; move on to Big (11:17); start... More »

Drama Casting & News
Extensions for Gaksital and The Chaser
by | July 3, 2012 | 43 Comments
Extensions ahoy! Guess we’re just going to be neck-deep in overlapping dramas for a while. Eek! We’ll have to reserve some extra time in the fourth dimension and eat all our wheaties to make it out of this alive. KBS has confirmed a 4-episode extension for its Wednesday-Thursday epic action-adventure drama Gaksital (Bridal Mask), bringing... More »

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Gaksital: Episode 10
by | June 28, 2012 | 95 Comments
Woot, an episode packed with payoffs and some nice momentum for the romance, which finally starts to gain some traction when Kang-to gets reassigned as Mok Dan’s watchdog. I think it’s time she yanks on that invisible leash and gives Kang-to a little payback. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of her hating him... 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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