Drama Recaps
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 »

Drama Recaps
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 »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 9
by | June 27, 2012 | 66 Comments
There’s a new secret cover in town, and it’s not village idiot but… smiling, charming, singing, fun-loving guy? I suppose it makes sense, given that that’s essentially the opposite of glowery, shouty Kang-to, and it’s a refreshing change to see a different side to him—even if it’s faked. In the absence of actual happy Joo-won,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gaksital in talks for an extension
by | June 27, 2012 | 56 Comments
Oy, an extension? I could sense this coming, but would really have preferred restraint on KBS’s part. Gaksital (Bridal Mask) has been doing pretty well in the ratings, despite not being a runaway hit (it’s been in solidly in the 15% range, compared to around 11% for Ghost and 8% for I Do, I Do),... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 8
by | June 21, 2012 | 174 Comments
Is it… don’t tell me… is it time for the up-do? Awwww yeah. I always get the best episodes. *mehrong at javabeans* Kang-to gets hardcore, throwing himself headlong into revenge. He goes even further to create his cover, becoming an even bigger bastard than he was before (if that’s even possible). And yet, I just... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 7
by | June 20, 2012 | 82 Comments
If everything came crumbling down in the previous episode, now it’s time for our characters to sort through the rubble and try to make sense of the pieces. It’s an episode that is rather light on the Kang-to focus, because it’s time for everyone else to try to figure out who Gaksital is, what his... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 6
by | June 14, 2012 | 244 Comments
You’d think it’s an exaggeration to say that this is the episode in which EVERYTHING happens ever, but it’s not. Greatly in need of hugs. Also a new heart. Anyone got a spare?   EPISODE 6 RECAP Kenji shoots Mom, who crumples to the ground. And then as soon as he gets word that Gaksital... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 5
by | June 13, 2012 | 97 Comments
Woo, I think Gaksital is settling into its pacing. I didn’t necessarily think the first four episodes were rushed, but they WERE crammed full of information and names and setups that made it a challenge to keep everything straight. But with setup established, now we can back off a bit with the expository flashbacks and... More »