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Drama Casting & News
Philip Lee injured, drops out of Faith
by | October 19, 2012 | 93 Comments
Oh no, bad news for Philip Lee, who has sustained an eye injury and is now pulling out of the currently airing Monday-Tuesday drama Faith. The injury did not arise during drama filming, but because he is scheduled for surgery next week he won’t be able to continue shooting. Philip Lee said, “I have a... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 1
by | August 13, 2012 | 197 Comments
This looks like it’s gonna be a super fun one. The first episode of Faith is assured, beautifully shot, tightly plotted, and FUNNY. I know “comedy” was one of the descriptors among the many thrown at this drama, but I wasn’t prepared to laugh out loud so much, and in such unexpected moments. It’s a... More »

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Faith releases additional teaser, character stills
by | July 18, 2012 | 88 Comments
A new teaser’s out for Faith, and it continues The Epic that we first glimpsed in the first preview, melding action, history, and fantasy elements in what looks like a pretty badass blockbuster. It also reminds me quite a bit of 2007’s Legend with the special effects and costuming, but that’s not a bad thing... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 20 (Final)
by | January 16, 2011 | 632 Comments
It’s the bow-tied, triple-knotted kind of ending for this cast of characters, as we say our final goodbyes to Secret Garden. I’d personally like to say farewell to omo-queen Secretary Kim. Thanks for the laughs. And of course to my new favorite idol-oppa, Oska. Yoon Sang-hyun, I was never on your bus before, but I’m... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 19
by | January 15, 2011 | 248 Comments
We’re almost there! Phew, what a roller-coaster journey this drama has been, and this episode is no different — it takes us from one extreme to another, serving up some silly moments, light romantic beats, cute comedy, and then more melodrama with lots of angsty tears. Talk about a wild ride. SONG OF THE DAY... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 18
by | January 10, 2011 | 375 Comments
I’m glad this show comes with its own shrink. It should be a new requirement in all k-dramas. I mean, if you’re going to start making such sharp turns, it’s only fair that you provide your own medical care for those of us who suffer from the whiplash. I’d like to dedicate this recap to... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 17
by | January 8, 2011 | 437 Comments
The final stretch brings us tears, tears, and more tears. Seriously, there’s a lot of crying; so much that I wonder that the actors didn’t collapse from dehydration. It also brings us decisions, some life-or-death, as well as goodbyes and angst. All with a liberal dash of Noble Idiocy. It’s Secret Garden: The Makjang Edition!... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 16
by | January 3, 2011 | 254 Comments
It’s the Episode of Answers, as all the puzzle pieces fall into place and get neatly locked together. It’s certainly about time, as all of this has been set up for a while now, and this particular theory concerning Joo-won and Ra-im’s father has been circling the wagons for what seems like half a century... More »

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Secret Garden: Episode 15
by | January 1, 2011 | 252 Comments
So the cat’s out of the bag. Frankly I’d thought we’d get some huge changes once this happened, but really, the discovery is played more for comedy than for real advancement. Thankfully, by episode’s end we finally make some progress with the body-swap gimmick that opens the door for some of our questions to be... More »

Drama Casting & News
2010 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2010 | 188 Comments
There are lots of awards handed out, for sure, but at least SBS has some strong shows this year, with great performances all around in the competition. Go Hyun-jung stacks up another Daesang for her turn as the first Korean female president in Daemul, which if I’m to go based on all the parodies, involved... More »