‘My Name Is Kim Samsoon’

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Top 10 gateway dramas to hook your friends on
by | January 4, 2017 | 338 Comments
javabeans: Happy New Year, happy tenth anniversary, happy 2017, happy everything-that-will-be-better-than-2016! girlfriday: Yay, I’ve never been happier for a new year to start! I still can’t believe Dramabeans is old enough to be a tween! javabeans: Oh god, is it time for braces, backtalk, and bad attitudes? I’m still the boss of you! girlfriday: You... More »

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Thing vs. Thing: Image ruinations
by | November 11, 2015 | 95 Comments
javabeans: With She Was Pretty, Answer Me 1988, and the upcoming Oh My Venus in our collective consciousness at the moment, we’re reminded once again that dramaland loves its image ruinations. Or maybe it’s just that audiences love pretty people making themselves look uglier for the sake of drama. Not that they look actually ugly,... More »

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If You Like… Noona Romances
by | September 29, 2013 | 248 Comments
If you’re anything like me, your ideal drama hero isn’t the cold chaebol with the icy exterior or even the perfect Daddy Long Legs caretaker. He’s the hotheaded ruffian on a motorcycle with a busted lip and a one-sided love for an unattainable noona. Why always a motorcycle? I don’t know. Blame Jung Woo-sung (Beat,... More »

Drama Recaps
My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 22, 2011 | 155 Comments
In a heart-wrenching turn of events that I totally did not see coming, Jin Heon did not come back. He didn’t come back! Against her better judgment, Sam Soon allowed Jin Heon to take Hee Jin back to America. Jin Heon hugged Sam Soon and promised to come back, but then nothing – he did... More »

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My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 15
by | September 21, 2011 | 42 Comments
This is it! The last two episodes. Like most twice-a-week dramas, this is a pairing that should be looked at as a two-part finale. This being part 1, you just know there’s going to be something big that happens at end of this episode, something so big that it makes you die just a little... More »

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My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 14
by | September 15, 2011 | 59 Comments
I asked what is it about Sam Soon and this series that makes it so charming, and I think I figured it out. What sets this particular drama series (and the main character) apart is how real it feels. The hint of fantasy that comes with “yet another chaebol romance story” is literally trampled upon... More »

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My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 13
by | September 14, 2011 | 89 Comments
At the end of Episode 12, Sam Soon made the decision to climb Mt. Halla alone. Jobless and the loser in yet another game of love, she would remake herself once she reached the top. She would be Pâtissier Solitaire Kim Hee Jin, her own boss and free from the tragic baggage of her old... More »

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My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 12
by | September 8, 2011 | 86 Comments
What would have happened if Henry got tired of being Hee Jin’s handmaiden and decided to turn his charms on Sam Soon? Or perhaps in a more likely scenario, what would have happened if Sam Soon decided that handsome surgical oncologists were better for dating than arrogant owners of French restaurants? We may never know…... More »

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My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 11
by | September 7, 2011 | 74 Comments
Hold onto your knickers boys and girls. This one moves like a roller coaster. SONG OF THE DAY Noise – “오래된 만남” [ Download ] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Episode 11 – Don’t Say It Was A Mistake. This Is The Second Kiss. In what I thought would be a nice romantic... More »

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My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 10
by | September 1, 2011 | 85 Comments
Names are important, not just in a family sense but because there is community in a name. And names can be just chock full of meaning, both to the giver of the name and the one who wears it. But changing a name is something else entirely. Changing one’s name is a pretty big deal... More »