‘Han Ye-seul’


Drama Recaps
Madam Antoine: Episode 1
by | January 26, 2016 | 95 Comments
The last of cable’s new weekend shows is JTBC’s quirky rom-com Madam Antoine, an opposites-attract comedy about a phony fortuneteller and a psychologist whose worlds collide. Though the first episode jumps through some hoops to force our two leads together, they make a pretty entertaining pair, matched point for point in intuition, fast-talking wit, and... More »


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Love gets cynical, lovelorn, and tested in Madam Antoine
by | January 13, 2016 | 15 Comments
We’re a week (and change) out from Madam Antoine’s premiere, so we’re probably winding down with the promo stills and previews as the show prepares for lift-off. By now, we know the premise: Han Ye-seul is the fake fortuneteller whose skills are really rooted in her ability to read people, and Sung Joon is the... More »


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Experimenting with romance in Madam Antoine
by | January 4, 2016 | 47 Comments
Oh this looks light and fun. Maybe that’s obvious, since Madam Antoine’s posters and stills were quirky and cute, but it’s always nice to see the chemistry in action when you’re heading into a rom-com. The new JTBC series stars Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) as a phony fortuneteller and Sung Joon (High Society)... More »


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Madam Antoine highlights phony seer and quirky experiment
by | December 21, 2015 | 37 Comments
Posters are out for JTBC’s upcoming drama Madam Antoine, and they do a good job of conveying the colorful, fun vibe of the show that’s highlighting its quirky rom-com bent. It’ll be an opposites-attract romance, pitting a phony fortuneteller (Han Ye-seul) against a logical-minded psychologist (Sung Joon) and letting the sparks (hopefully) fly. In the... More »


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First stills from the set of JTBC rom-com Madam Antoine
by | December 14, 2015 | 32 Comments
I don’t know how the re-airing of Padam Padam is doing for JTBC, but I’m definitely more inclined to catch the upcoming Friday-Saturday drama Madam Antoine after the year-end madness is over and I have time to watch lots of dramas again. As weird as a comic love story between a shrink and a quack... More »


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Sung Joon considers JTBC’s Madam Antoine
by | October 14, 2015 | 57 Comments
So Sung Joon (High Society) is up to join Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) in the upcoming JTBC drama Madam Antoine, which strikes me as… an interesting pairing. Maybe I mean odd. Maybe even a little mismatched? The drama is the medical-rom-com series about clinical psychologists that comes from the PD of My Name... More »


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Han Ye-seul in talks to headline JTBC’s Madam Antoine
by | October 14, 2015 | 33 Comments
Casting is underway for cable network JTBC’s clinical-psychology-medical-romantic-comedy (wow that’s a mouthful) Madam Antoine: An offer is currently out to Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) to star, and she’s in final negotiations, which sounds like it’s pretty much a lock. Despite the genre mashup sounding weird, I guess it’s not unfamiliar territory now, after... More »


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2014 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 151 Comments
And now for SBS’s awards! I thought yesterday’s ceremony over at MBC was a bit lackluster, but maybe that was more about not really loving MBC’s dramas of the past year and not having seen very many of their winners. It’s a different story over at SBS, which had a bunch of shows (and more... More »


Drama Recaps
Birth of a Beauty: Episodes 1-2
by | November 4, 2014 | 96 Comments
SBS is taking a lighter, funnier approach to its weekend programs right now, with the newly premiered rom-com Birth of a Beauty joining the ridiculously goofball Modern Farmer on Saturdays and Sundays. When this drama was first announced, I wondered how they’d take this makeover premise and make it fresh, since I felt like no... More »


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Revenge spurs romance in Birth of a Beauty
by | October 29, 2014 | 53 Comments
I hadn’t realized that makeover rom-com Birth of a Beauty was a revenge story (albeit a super-lighthearted one), but that’s a detail I can see working for the premise. It’s not a revenge drama per se (in that I don’t expect the whole show to follow the heroine’s vengeance path), but that’ll provide us with... More »




How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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