‘My Princess’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa Strikes Back! [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 25, 2011 | 101 Comments
What the ever-lovin’ reindeer feculence? I get home from my overnight trans-earthian sleigh odyssey, settle back with my hard-earned fifths of whiskey to read up on what I’ve missed in dramaland, and find that they’ve finished the year-end reviews without me? This is an outrage! I know who’s getting their presents revoked this year! Goddamn... 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 »

Drama Casting & News
The perils of the live-shoot drama system
by | March 27, 2011 | 138 Comments
Midas “I filmed all through the night until 6 o’clock this morning, and went home only to shower. We’ll have to pull all-night shoots tonight and tomorrow, too, to make the broadcast tomorrow.” That’s direct from the lips of a drama lead: Yeom Jung-ah, playing the chaebol heroine of MBC’s Royal Family, which is now... More »

Celebrity News
“I’m discovering that acting is fun”: Song Seung-heon interview
by | March 7, 2011 | 235 Comments
You know the general feeling ’round here about Song Seung-heon (My Princess, East of Eden), who is known mostly for his inverse looks-to-talent ratio. So imagine my surprise when I read this interview where he’s endearingly frank, and jaw-droppingly self-aware…which is just NOT how I imagined the guy who has but one serious facial expression…which... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #5
by | February 25, 2011 | 117 Comments
Time for another podcast! Here’s Numero 5… In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: our Dream High–My Princess bet; the upcoming 49 Days; Return of Iljimae, how we miss it, and Jung Il-woo’s Mane of Glory; our issues with Athena and IRIS; My Princess, cuteness, and the dullness of bad villains; Dream High, its awesomeness, and... More »

Drama Recaps
My Princess: Episode 16 (Final)
by | February 24, 2011 | 328 Comments
So I never would’ve put my money on this, but this finale rocks. It’s not only adorable and as cute as always, but there’s actual conflict, and it’s good. (I KNOW!) So weird. What the hell were you doing for all those episodes, Show? Saving your wad for the big finale? What’s nice is that... More »

Drama Recaps
My Princess: Episode 15
by | February 23, 2011 | 183 Comments
SO MUCH CUTENESS in this episode. It’s like the good ol’ days, which I wasn’t expecting so late in the game with all the monarchy stuff nearing resolution, but which I found refreshingly welcome. True, it’s a little low on story movement, but when you pit story movement against some majorly adorable Kim Tae-hee/Song Seung-heon... More »

Drama Recaps
My Princess: Episode 14
by | February 17, 2011 | 232 Comments
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Cute has returned! All hail the return of The Cute! Someone please, throw us a royal ball in The Cute’s honor. It’s the least you could do for dragging us through such nonsense and boredom. I mean, what’s a princess gotta do for a royal party up in this house?... More »

Drama Recaps
My Princess: Episode 13
by | February 16, 2011 | 256 Comments
We’re playing with some of the same plot points in this one, but at least we get some snuggle-bunny times for our princess and her bodyguard. Not a whole lot, but hey, I’ll take what I can get, since this couple’s cuteness is more than half of the drama’s sustaining life force. The remainder (for... More »