‘Goong S’

Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3 clips that you can download... More »

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The Year in Review, Part 4: The Rest of 2007
by | December 29, 2007 | 54 Comments
Yes, my last post was “The Best of 2007,” but rather than put up a Worst list, I’m lumping them all together with The Rest. Not all the dramas I’m mentioning here are bad; they’re just dramas I watched that didn’t belong in the Best list. SONG OF THE DAY War of Money OST –... More »

Wherein I self-critique
by | September 11, 2007 | 64 Comments
I like seeing how other people translate, for a few reasons. For one, it helps me improve my own translations, seeing how others express a phrase, plus I’m curious at how I’d do things differently. Lily over at the now-defunct jlandsubs.com used to write posts analyzing her translations, comparing hers to other translations of the... More »

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Fansubbing the Korean Language
by | March 27, 2007 | 47 Comments
Now that With S2 has just released the rest of Dal Ja’s Spring to finish our 30th project (30 kdramas! In just over a year!), I had a few thoughts on fansubbing as a whole… The more I fansub and translate, the more I’ve gotten comfortable recognizing wordplay in Korean, which I always get a... More »

Drama Recaps
Goong S: Episode 20 (FINAL)
by | March 15, 2007 | 51 Comments
And here it is. The last episode! I have to say, for a series I was only half-interested in for the first half of its run, this was a pretty good finale. I was simultaneously surprised that I liked it, and sad that the rest of the series couldn’t be as solid. If I had... More »

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Goong S: Episode 19
by | March 14, 2007 | 28 Comments
And here, we are, the penultimate episode! Only one more left after this… so you know what that means. Lots of anguish and heartbreak, to make the happy ending appropriately satisfying. Or at least the ending had damn well better be happy and satisfying, because all this grief can’t be for nothing. SONG OF THE... More »

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(Goong S) Song of the Day
by | March 12, 2007 | 10 Comments
Just thought I’d share one of the songs that’s cropped up in some significant scenes in the later episodes of Goong S. It’s not an easy song to find (or maybe that was just me), so I thought I’d share. It plays in the following Hoo/Soon-yi scenes: Episode 13: Early in the ep, when Hoo... More »

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Goong S: Episode 18
by | March 8, 2007 | 15 Comments
It’s interesting how writing about Goong S has actually made me more interested in the series… It helps that the show is nearly ending, so there is less reason to be critical; if I’ve stuck around this long, I’m just here to enjoy how it ends. SONG(s) OF THE DAY Theme song “Miracle” by Howl... More »

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Goong S: Episode 17
by | March 8, 2007 | 15 Comments
So I’ve been pretty lukewarm about Goong S overall, but I did say it was occasionally charming, and it looks like they crammed most of it into Episode 17. There was a lot to enjoy about it, and not just because Hoo and Soon-yi went on their first date. Yes, my cheesy romantic inner girly-girl... More »

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Goong S: Status Report
by | March 6, 2007 | 9 Comments
Although GOONG S hasn’t yet wrapped (they’ve aired 16 of 20 episodes), I figured I could weigh in now, since it’s nearly completed. Goong S (aka Palace S) was possibly one of the most anticipated kdramas early this year, coming off the tremendous popularity of the original Goong. Unfortunately, it’s failed to live up to... More »