‘Miss Ripley’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2011 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2011 | 388 Comments
Part 5 is here! As in past years, we here at Dramabeans owe huge thanks to guest bloggers — thank you, kaedejun and Dahee Fanel! — for participating in the review series, as well as HeadsNo2 for contributing to our Picks. You guys are awesome and make this time of year extra-special, providing lots of... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The DramaMeter: highly scientific and foolproof [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2011 | 181 Comments
  Wow, another year of dramas, come and gone. Where does the sanity go? I decided that for this year’s review, I would learn to be impartial and precise, and give systematic mathematical ratings for every show. Because numbers are fun. But then, I found that trying to rate a year’s worth of dramas was... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Measuring 2011 on the Sticky Scale [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2011 | 202 Comments
Time for another Year In Review series! How did a year pass by so quickly? I guess when you’re busy watching dramas, time flies. This is my fifth year (eek) doing this series, which means you basically know the drill by now. (You can refer to the year-ender tag to catch up on past posts.)... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #7, Part 3
by | July 22, 2011 | 66 Comments
And now we conclude this drunken experiment. The casualty count? Two and a half bottles of wine, two shots of soju, one glass of scotch, half a beer. The results? Unclear. You be the judge. Podcast #7, Part 3: Running time: 51:59 [ Download Part 3 ] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 16 (Final)
by | July 19, 2011 | 120 Comments
Last episode! I wasn’t sure whether Miss Ripley would wrap up in a surge of melodrama or in unearned happy endings, but it delivers a dose of peace and resolution, with a smattering of bittersweetness. It’s somewhat satisfying, though a little pat for my tastes, but most importantly it gives each of our characters an... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 15
by | July 18, 2011 | 129 Comments
Miri reaches the end of her rope, as everyone comes to collect what’s owed. The men in her life continue to think that they can save her, and don’t stop hurling themselves under buses to prove their love. Apparently a simple candygram just won’t do.... More »

Celebrity News
Kang Hye-jung dismayed over Ripley role
by | July 13, 2011 | 217 Comments
Or rather, her lack of one. And not for no reason, either, since Kang Hye-jung’s role as Miri’s (Lee Da-hae) friend/rival/foil in Miss Ripley has failed to materialize, having been drastically cut in recent episodes. Viewers have noticed her nonentity status and let loose a string of complaints, and now Kang’s own agency has spoken... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 14
by | July 12, 2011 | 164 Comments
The shit, it meets the fan, and for more than one person. I do appreciate the speed with which this drama blows the lid off of all its secrets, letting us speed past the inevitable angsting about whether they’ll be revealed (’cause we know they will) and head straight for the fallout. It’s an episode... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 13
by | July 11, 2011 | 108 Comments
It’s the villains’ episode to shine, and Hirayama and Lee Hwa rock it. I really wish Hirayama had been in more of the drama from the start, instead of cooling his heels for so long. But hey, it’s worth the wait, since Miri has built up her tower, and now he’s here to both speed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Extension nixed for Miss Ripley
by | July 7, 2011 | 21 Comments
Oh thank goodness. MBC has decided to forget the potential 4-episode extension for Miss Ripley, meaning it’ll end with its originally planned 16 episodes. The reason given for the decision was that the actors’ schedules wouldn’t allow for an extension. The production rep stated that Lee Da-hae has activities planned in China soon after the... More »