‘Gaksital’


Drama Recaps
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 »


Drama Recaps
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 »


Drama Recaps
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 »


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 »


Drama Recaps
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 »


Drama Recaps
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 »


Drama Recaps
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.... More »


Drama Recaps
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 »


Drama Recaps
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 »