Posts Tagged ‘Rooftop Prince’

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2012 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 28, 2012 | 320 Comments
Annnnnnnd another year comes to a close. Big thanks to our recap minions HeadsNo2, gummimochi, and kaedejun for sharing their reviews with us and joining the spirited discussion for the Editors’ Picks this year. There wasn’t even any hair-pulling, and only one person lost an eye! It’s been a great year for K-dramas and an... More »

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Dramaland: The gift that keeps on giving [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2012 | 141 Comments
If there’s anything that Santa has taught me over the years (other than a musical mnemonic about single-malt scotches), it’s that Christmas is a time of giving. Dramaland gives us so much throughout the year, that I thought it was finally time for me to stop being a grinch and give back, out of the... More »

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2012: Something for everyone? [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 8, 2012 | 263 Comments
Review extravaganza time! I know: Already? It feels like just the other day I was killing myself to corral all my thoughts in coherent fashion in a monster review of 2011’s dramas, and already it’s time to lose sleep wrangling my thoughts together for 2012. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or old. Guess... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #12, Part 1
by | July 1, 2012 | 179 Comments
  Podcast #12, Part 1 Running time: 58:53 In which we: Catch up on which new shows have premiered in the new year; discuss Rooftop Prince (3:05); Queen In-hyun’s Man and its ending (10:50); The King 2 Hearts with a tangent on Sohn Ji-chang and the origins of girlfriday’s Seung-gi love (19:39); Jang Dong-gun’s popularity... More »

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Thing vs. Thing: Foursomes 4eva
by | June 4, 2012 | 179 Comments
girlfriday: So there’s this strange phenomenon in dramaland, whereby everything good comes in groups of four. Why is this? Who determined that four should be the magic number? javabeans: I think, as with so many things, we can trace the root of the problem to Boys Before Flowers. girlfriday: It’s a great mystery of the... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 20 (Final)
by | May 24, 2012 | 507 Comments
Well, wouldn’tcha know: Here’s a surprisingly satisfying ending for a series that was in danger of losing its way on multiple occasions. We finally get at the truth of the big Joseon mystery, and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it worked with the plot we’ve seen thus far, and the characterizations of our... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 19
by | May 23, 2012 | 161 Comments
It’s a surprisingly moving episode, one that I didn’t expect given the dumbness of last week. But when you take away the tired corporate plots, resolve the villain conflict, and remove them from the picture, what’s left? Turns out it’s all the good stuff that made me enjoy the show so much in the first... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 18
by | May 17, 2012 | 311 Comments
So much unintentional comedy in this episode, where you just have to laugh at the disconnect between what was meant and what you actually feel. I guess the alternative would be to get aggravated, but I prefer laughing, even if I wasn’t meant to. After all, it doesn’t matter so much why I’m entertained, as... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 17
by | May 16, 2012 | 153 Comments
Secrets come pouring out and lots of dots are connected, praise be! Secrets are great when they twist the viewers’ expectations, but when the secrets are things that the viewers have been aware of for a long while, they lose their dramatic punch when we’re just waiting for them to come out. Now that some... More »

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Thing vs. Thing: Time-traveling Heroes
by | May 11, 2012 | 211 Comments
javabeans: Maybe we’re loopy from all this drama-watching, or maybe it’s that sixth glass of wine talkin’, but we’re bringing a new feature to you that we’re calling Thing vs. Thing, where we compare apples to oranges. Mostly ‘cause somebody told us you’re not supposed to do that. Challenge accepted! girlfriday: We laugh in your... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 16
by | May 10, 2012 | 248 Comments
Both hero and villain step it up a notch with the scheming, which sends our pendulum swinging back and forth a few times. Also, it is pretty satisfying to watch our baddies unraveling a bit at the seams… even if I am super greedy and want a lot more unraveling. Come on, comeuppance! SONG OF... More »