Posts Tagged ‘Return of Iljimae’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Comic book heroes of sageukland
by | January 20, 2013 | 87 Comments
javabeans: If American comic book-dom is perpetually confronted with the question “Who’s better, Superman or Batman?” then dramaland is equally confronted with the question… “Who’s better, Superman or Batman?” Because really, they sorta all fall into those archetypes. Just also wearing hanbok and manes o’ glory. Okay, with a fair dash of Robin Hood sprinkled... More »


Podcasts
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 Reactions & Reviews
2009 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 31, 2009 | 110 Comments
Here we are! The last of the year-end review series. This post is something new, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. Although each of us reviewers has our personal favorites, which we outlined in our personal reviews, it’s a different thing to move past preference and try to be objective in a... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Finding Hidden Gems And Lumps of Coal in 2009 [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 30, 2009 | 123 Comments
First, I’d like to start by thanking Sarah for inviting me to be a guest reviewer. I must admit that I was, at first, a bit daunted (okay, scared ****less would be more precise), but how else could I begin to pay a little back to those who have given me so much? I’m neither... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
All Told, A Pretty Fun Year [Year In Review, Part 4]
by | December 29, 2009 | 142 Comments
After a pretty meh 2008, I was ready for the drama landscape to fire back up with 2009. And while there were a number of misses and disappointments — isn’t there always? — I was pretty satisfied with the dramas I watched in 2009. I still don’t think there were as many top offerings as,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
How was 2009 for you?
by | December 6, 2009 | 410 Comments
With the year coming to an end, that means it’s time to take stock of the past twelve months (well, eleven really) in kdramas. The broadcast stations will be holding their awards ceremonies at the end of the month, and I’m working on my wrap-up of 2009’s offerings — as are some very talented (and... More »


Meta
Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3 clips that you can download... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 24 (Final)
by | August 19, 2009 | 50 Comments
Ahhhh, another great drama ends. Even though it took me forever to finish writing about this drama, I have to say that it’s one of the best I’ve seen in recent memory. I’m sorry to see it end and wish we had more offerings like it — directed with confidence, filmed with breathtaking scenery, acted... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 23
by | August 18, 2009 | 12 Comments
What a packed episode — so much happens! Iljimae has gone through a lot in his relatively short life thus far, and it seems like his life will never be calm. When it feels like his work will never be over, will he be able to ever be happy and content, as he once promised... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 22
by | August 17, 2009 | 13 Comments
Ohhh, this is such a good episode. I freaking love it. It’s intense, and plot-twisty, and suspenseful. What more could you ask for, really? Well, maybe ONE thing… SONG OF THE DAY Mot – “11 Over 8″ [ Download ] Tags: Jung Hye-young, Jung Il-woo, Kim Min-jong, Return of Iljimae, Yoon Jin-seo... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 21
by | August 16, 2009 | 7 Comments
This episode really gets the action going, which is welcome because, as I mentioned in the previous recap, I prefer more personal storylines to politics. Not that politics is bad — it adds depth and historical context, certainly — but I like both in a nice balance. SONG OF THE DAY Return of Iljimae OST... More »