‘My Sweet Seoul’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
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 Reactions & Reviews
Dahee Fanel’s 2008 review [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 30, 2008 | 60 Comments
The K-drama world rolled into 2008 still riding the high that was 2007, a year in which a startling number of quality dramas were made, and enjoyed. Maybe it rolled in too fast. It ended up getting smothered by the waves of its previous success. In fact, you could say that it even got hit... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 12
by | August 6, 2008 | 14 Comments
Sorry for the delay. I had no intention of dropping My Sweet Seoul, but I also found myself dragging my feet to keep watching. I’ve had a hard time working up the interest, even though I do think the drama is high-quality. Strange dichotomy, that. I wish I could like the series, I really really... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Point-counterpoint: In defense of Eun-soo
by | July 24, 2008 | 29 Comments
[Javabeans here. As I’ve mentioned several times in the past, I have a few issues with the otherwise charming SBS drama My Sweet Seoul, which has prevented me from enjoying the series as I probably ought. I expressed, in growing dissatisfaction, my initial disconnect with Choi Kang-hee’s acting, a growing frustration with the Eun-soo character... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 11
by | July 20, 2008 | 10 Comments
I like the opening animated sequences of My Sweet Seoul because they’re usually cute, literal representations of the metaphors Eun-soo uses in the drama itself. In this one, for instance, wall meets wall at the corner. A small flower springs up where they connect, windows are created on both walls, the blooms flourish, and Young-soo... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 10
by | July 17, 2008 | 28 Comments
Let this be a lesson to me: A drama featuring someone with whom I have fundamental character issues, no matter how well-done the series, will be as much disappointment as enjoyment. It’s turned my initial admiration for a well-crafted series into a love-hate relationship. (Well, more like-dislike.) I imagine the series is sweet and wonderful... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 9
by | July 12, 2008 | 20 Comments
This episode both exasperated me and provided some satisfaction. Warning: long rant ahead. SONG OF THE DAY Lee Ji Hoon – “Goodbye” [ Download ] [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  ... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 8
by | July 11, 2008 | 12 Comments
Episode 8 was cute, meditative, and full of quiet little moments. Lee Seon-kyun lovers, brace yourselves! He’s pretty adorable here, even if I can’t get over the nagging feeling that Young-soo is way too good for Eun-soo. (I’m trying REALLY HARD to like her, peeps. It’s hard. But Episode 8 did a decent job of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Popular vs. buzzworthy dramas
by | July 4, 2008 | 34 Comments
MBC’s When Night Comes, SBS’s Iljimae   The following article from OSEN takes a look at the difference between the types of dramas on the air these days. I find a lot of mainstream entertainment press to be oversimplified (I’m sure I’m just not looking in the right places), but it’s something to chew on,... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 7
by | July 3, 2008 | 16 Comments
Hmm. I didn’t really love the first half of Episode 7, although that wasn’t because it was bad. I think we’re just in that phase where plot setups start to bear results, and some of those can lead to uncomfortable moments. The developments are necessary, of course, and we get some nice acting amidst a... More »