Posts Tagged ‘Kim Yoo-jung’

Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 10
by | October 21, 2014 | 26 Comments
This episode is all about parenthood, and in particular, the fraught territory of the father-son relationship. And yet it’s not even about Yeongjo and Sun’s increasingly conflicted relationship—at least, not directly. Everything’ll lead to that relationship in the end, but on the surface today’s plotlines are about other characters’ parental relationships, which then serve as... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 9
by | October 20, 2014 | 11 Comments
This episode marks the death of politeness—everyone stops dancing around and playing nice on the surface, and we witness how quickly one false move puts the prince’s life in peril. The political claws get sharpened out in the open, and in a fantastic move, once the prince’s hands are tied, we get to see what... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 8
by | October 14, 2014 | 18 Comments
Will everybody stop breaking the prince’s heart already? Is that so much to ask? …yes, you say? Okay fine, so I know this is a story whose very premise necessitates breaking the prince’s heart and fracturing his trust in everyone near and dear to him. It’s just, maybe it doesn’t have to be quite so... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 7
by | October 13, 2014 | 13 Comments
The stakes get ramped up in this episode, as the network of bad guys starts to unravel and everybody—good, bad, and mysteriously neutral—makes a play for the secret document. And in his quest for the truth about the death of his only friend in the whole world, the prince gets dangerously close to some answers... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 6
by | October 7, 2014 | 29 Comments
The murder plot thickens, and our very tiny team of good guys gets smart about the “secret” part of this secret investigation. If only we could also keep the net of baddies from closing in around them though, because at some point you have to ask how investigating the facts of past murders can compete... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 5
by | October 6, 2014 | 12 Comments
A rich episode for character development, and it’s surprisingly full of moments of sincerity in a world that’s populated by so many glib, false-speaking snakes. We have this in multiple relationships, but most significantly in our central, most heart-tugging one between the king and the prince. The problem with them, though, isn’t necessarily whether these... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 4
by | September 30, 2014 | 36 Comments
Ooh, we’re heating up. The good guys start to assemble, and things get really interesting for our hero, who can no longer remain innocent in the face of such blatant corruption. It takes the loss of his own conviction in his best friend to shake our idealistic prince to his core, but he’s lucky to... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 3
by | September 29, 2014 | 10 Comments
With this episode, the story turns into a full-fledged murder mystery, with our prince in the role of dogged truth-seeker. For being a story where we think we know exactly whodunnit and how, there’s actually more doubt and suspicion than I would have expected; characters turn shifty and cryptic, their behaviors shrouded in as-yet-unexplained motives.... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 2
by | September 23, 2014 | 35 Comments
With the setup swiftly in place in one episode, the story gets going in earnest today, with the central mystery that will drive the plot from here on out. It’s such an interesting world that I actually wouldn’t mind a slower introduction to the numerous characters (really, there are so many), but watching these actors... More »


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Secret Door: Episode 1
by | September 22, 2014 | 60 Comments
Secret Door is probably my most anticipated drama of the year, so to say I was nervous and excited about its premiere is something of an understatement. The history that this story deals with is so gripping, moving, and morbidly fascinating that once your imagination is grabbed, there’s no letting go. I’ll get into the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door’s enthusiastic press conference
by | September 18, 2014 | 30 Comments
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here: A press conference was held on the 18th for Secret Door, which at long last will be premiering next Monday on SBS. The stars and director of the reinterpreted historical drama fielded questions from journalists, and unilaterally the message was, “I feel privileged to be part of such... More »