Posts Tagged ‘Joseon X-Files’

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2010 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 26, 2010 | 383 Comments
Here we are, Part 5! As girlfriday said in her review, I’d also like to thank guest bloggers Dahee Fanel and thunderbolt for participating in this year’s year-in-review roundup. A particular thank-you goes out to GF herself for being so game to jump into this whole world of crazy with me, and I think you’ll... More »


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Heady with a chance of ho hum [Year In Review, Part 3]
by | December 24, 2010 | 146 Comments
This has been an exceptional year for kdramas. Just ask Kim Gab-soo, if you can catch him in an idle moment, that is. The man appeared in ten dramas this year, a number that is mind-boggling in itself and one which is bound to make Bae Yong-joon’s fans wail. But it isn’t just the sheer... More »


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Finding the gems among the stones [Year In Review, Part 2]
by | December 23, 2010 | 174 Comments
[Now that you've read what I've had to say about the past year of dramas, please join me in welcoming a couple familiar guest bloggers, who have graciously written up their reviews as well. Here is Dahee_Fanel's year-end write-up; you may recall her as one of my guests from last year. Enjoy! –javabeans] What a... More »


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A year of surprises and disappointments [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 22, 2010 | 186 Comments
It’s that time of year again, when we look back and size up the past twelve months of dramas. This is my fourth year (this is my fourth year?!) doing this, and it’s always one of my favorite posts to write, because while I love to analyze and parse dramas to within an inch of... More »


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2010 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 9, 2010 | 682 Comments
It’s December, and you know what that means around these parts: Time to reflect on the past year and see how the dramas stacked up! And boy, were there a lot of them. As in previous years, I am planning a multi-part series (with special guest bloggers, natch!) to wrap up the year, which we’re... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 12 (Final)
by | December 8, 2010 | 78 Comments
Finally, we reach the end of what I feel confident declaring one of the best shows I’ve seen in recent memory. I’ve seen a lot of dramas in the past year, and although there have been a lot of disappointments, just having one this good come along every year makes it worth it. (Last year... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 11
by | December 3, 2010 | 20 Comments
Episodes 11 and 12 are really two parts of one story (as were Episodes 7 and 8 ) and aired on the same night, so I considered writing them up together. But I think there’s enough to talk about in this one alone, although I plan to have 12 up shortly so we can get... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 10
by | November 21, 2010 | 30 Comments
I liked this episode a lot. I appreciate that the writers have taken the care to alternate lighter, funnier episodes with the darker, creepier, and/or more intense ones. The plot in this one is of a stand-alone nature, but since it involves all three members of our Team X-Files, I’m happy. Plus, even though the... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 9
by | November 11, 2010 | 20 Comments
This episode starts out seeming more disconnected from the others, making me think at first that it was a filler-type episode — but trust this drama to find a way to tie it to the secrets of the bigger picture as well. I’ll never doubt you again, Joseon X-Files! This was also a pretty funny... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 8
by | October 30, 2010 | 40 Comments
Finally, we get a deeper look into the mysterious motives of Yoon-yi — or at least one of them. And tied into that is a nice way of expressing the romantic angle through the plot without actually focusing heavily on romance. Episode 7 and 8 are really two halves of a whole story (with story... More »


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Joseon X-Files: Episode 7
by | October 22, 2010 | 57 Comments
Oh man, this episode is brilliant. The more I think on it, the more brilliant it becomes. If we gave this the U.S. television treatment, this would be the episode winning a bunch of Emmys. I understand if it was confusing for viewers, though, because it’s not an episode whose message is clearly spelled out... More »