Posts Tagged ‘Gu Family Book’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa presents: Things I Learned from Dramaland
by | December 25, 2013 | 90 Comments
The one good thing about working one day a year and outsourcing most of your menial labor to elves is that it gives you plenty of time to watch dramas. This year I discovered that I had watched them all wrong before, because when you watch with an open mind, you can gain valuable life... More »


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2013 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 23, 2013 | 273 Comments
Here are your winners for 2013! It was an interesting year in dramaland, with a wide array of genres to choose from all year long. It was also a year without one drama to sweep all categories and all hearts, but never fear, because that just means the love gets spread around. Thanks again to... More »


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Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice [Year In Review, Part 4]
by | December 20, 2013 | 132 Comments
It’s that time of year, for Show to trade in all its good deeds and gold stars for a spot on Santa’s list. Have you been naughty, nice, or something in between? If there’s any constant in dramaland, it’s that you can never underestimate the sneak-attack of a naughty finale, or the surprise resilience of... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2013 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 3, 2013 | 701 Comments
Here are your Beanie Awards! It’s December, which means our monkeys are madly typing away in the backroom to prepare our annual Year End Review Extravaganza, which we’ll be kicking off soon. But before we do that, here’s your chance to vote for your favorites of the year and see how it stacked up for... More »


Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 24 (Final)
by | June 25, 2013 | 693 Comments
Uh… so THAT happened. There are words. They’re forming slowly because I have a melty puddle where my brain used to be. It’s finale time for Gu Family Book, and I’ll tell you one thing: It ain’t boring! Ha. Hahahaha. Heh. Heh. Heh… *cries* The finale brought in 19.5%, which left it just shy of... More »


Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 23
by | June 24, 2013 | 224 Comments
I wish I could say that the episode leading up to the finale was spectacular, but I can’t. It’s a really underwhelming hour. First, the hero annoys me with his noble idiocy. Then, the villains annoy me with the lack of diversity in their repertoire of villainy. Then there’s an interlude where Dad gets a... More »


Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 22
by | June 18, 2013 | 184 Comments
Kang-chi finally gets ready to go on his quest to become a real boy, and Yeo-wool prepares to say goodbye, not realizing that he’s doing the same. It’s an episode of fallouts and setups, so there is a bit of an epilogue feel to some of the proceedings as we close a few chapters and... More »


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Gu Family Book: Episode 21
by | June 17, 2013 | 199 Comments
This hour is the bookend to Episodes 1 and 2, and even though it’s been a while since Wol-ryung and Seo-hwa have been at the center of this story, it turns out they can still wring our hearts, just like they did the first time. I’m not crying, I swear. I just have something in... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #16
by | June 16, 2013 | 87 Comments
It’s a jam-packed podcast this time around, as we whiz through a full slate of dramas past and present. Let’s dive right in.   Podcast #16 Running time: 69:19 In which we: Discuss Gu Family Book and Suzy as a leading lady, with comparisons to Jeon Woo-chi; talk about You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin’s narrative... More »


Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 20
by | June 11, 2013 | 187 Comments
Okay, I’m happier with this episode. There’s a nice balance of character development, epic face-offs, cute couple moments, and emotional payoffs for conflicts that we’ve been circling for a while. And no, I’m not just happier because there are nekkid hijinks. At least… not entirely.   EPISODE 20 RECAP As per her arrangement with Tae-seo,... More »


Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 19
by | June 10, 2013 | 175 Comments
It’s an episode all about Kang-chi’s family—the people who took him in and raised him, the people who abandoned him, and the people who accepted him for who (or what) he is. There’s heartbreak and angst in that tale, but also a lot to be gained, because this story has never been about the family... More »