‘King and I’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Year in Review, Part 3: Dahee Fanel’s drama round-up
by | December 28, 2007 | 47 Comments
[And now for Dahee Fanel‘s comprehensive take on the past year! –javabeans] First of all, I’d like to bow my head in deep gratitude to Javabeans, the highly esteemed writer of this blog, for inviting me to post a few thoughts here. I hope she won’t regret her decision after reading what I have to... More »

Drama Casting & News
The perils of historical accuracy
by | November 11, 2007 | 12 Comments
The set of “Yi San” “Circle lenses in the Chosun era?” Viewers’ sharp eyes are making sageuk drama producers sweat under the scrutiny. Sageuk fans following MBC’s Yi San have voiced a complaint about a part of the drama’s set. That’s because Yi San, which is set in the Chosun era [from 1392 to 1910],... More »

Drama Casting & News
by | October 18, 2007 | 16 Comments
Moon Sori in Legend   I haven’t seen many of the dramas mentioned (they’re mostly historical dramas, which I’ve noted is not something I regularly watch). Some of the following reasons are downright silly, but it also seems there’s a grain of truth in some of the grumblings. What do you think? Criticism for Drama... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Sageuk Bandwagon
by | September 6, 2007 | 53 Comments
(This cap from Episode 1 of The Story of Hyang Dan cracks me up. Choi Shi Won’s expression here is priceless as his Mong Ryong ignores bimbotastic Chun Hyang for the sweet and plucky Hyang Dan.)   Yunno, I might just have to rethink my opinion on the whole sageuk thing. And by “rethink,” I... More »