‘Girl K’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa Strikes Back! [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 25, 2011 | 101 Comments
What the ever-lovin’ reindeer feculence? I get home from my overnight trans-earthian sleigh odyssey, settle back with my hard-earned fifths of whiskey to read up on what I’ve missed in dramaland, and find that they’ve finished the year-end reviews without me? This is an outrage! I know who’s getting their presents revoked this year! Goddamn... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2011 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2011 | 388 Comments
Part 5 is here! As in past years, we here at Dramabeans owe huge thanks to guest bloggers — thank you, kaedejun and Dahee Fanel! — for participating in the review series, as well as HeadsNo2 for contributing to our Picks. You guys are awesome and make this time of year extra-special, providing lots of... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The DramaMeter: highly scientific and foolproof [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2011 | 181 Comments
  Wow, another year of dramas, come and gone. Where does the sanity go? I decided that for this year’s review, I would learn to be impartial and precise, and give systematic mathematical ratings for every show. Because numbers are fun. But then, I found that trying to rate a year’s worth of dramas was... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Somewhere Over the K-Drama Rainbow [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 18, 2011 | 220 Comments
The other day, I sat down and thought long and hard about all of the various dramas that I’ve seen over the course of my life. I remembered secretly turning on the T.V. as a small child and pressing my nose against the glass, fascinated with the powerful, forbidden emotions at play somewhere inside that... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Measuring 2011 on the Sticky Scale [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2011 | 202 Comments
Time for another Year In Review series! How did a year pass by so quickly? I guess when you’re busy watching dramas, time flies. This is my fifth year (eek) doing this series, which means you basically know the drill by now. (You can refer to the year-ender tag to catch up on past posts.)... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #8
by | November 23, 2011 | 109 Comments
Podcast #8 Running time: 58:23 [ Download Podcast ] [ Alternate Download ] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In which we talk about: Poseidon (3:40), High Kick 3 and the state of comedy (5:50), Girl K (13:00), Can’t Lose (14:55), Scent of a Woman and dramatic “stickiness” (18:45), Vampire Prosecutor (25:18), Thousand Day... More »

Drama Recaps
Girl K: Episode 3 (Final)
by | September 17, 2011 | 56 Comments
And now we come to the (all-too-soon!) end of Girl K, which I hate to say goodbye to because I feel like we’ve only just hit the tip of the iceberg in terms of what this premise could do. I know, I know, I should be grateful for what I get. But can I help... More »

Drama Recaps
Girl K: Episode 2
by | September 10, 2011 | 52 Comments
Girl K got off to a strong start with its action-and-combat-filled first episode, but it gets even better with Episode 2. It was promising right off the bat with its solid acting, strong cinematography, moody ambiance, and fresh action scenes. Each element on its own isn’t terribly new — it borrows quite heavily from other... More »

Drama Recaps
Girl K: Episode 1
by | September 2, 2011 | 81 Comments
Pretty badass. Girl K continues the recent trend of cable offerings that take advantage of their format to do what broadcast stations can’t or won’t do, and in this case it’s by going dark, violent, and edgy. But it doesn’t forsake emotion in the name of style, which is key to getting me invested into... More »

Drama Casting & News
Three-part cable movie Girl K premieres this weekend
by | August 25, 2011 | 50 Comments
Is it a movie? Is it a drama? I dunno which classification is more apt for a three-part TV movie airing on cable, but in any case cable channel CGV’s Girl K looks pretty badass. Mixing action and thrills, Girl K is being called the “Korean Nikita,” which automatically piques my interest; I loved the... More »