Posts Tagged ‘Scent of a Woman’

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
2011 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2011 | 387 Comments
Part 5 is here! As in past years, we here at Dramabeans owe huge thanks to guest bloggers — thank you, kaedejun and Dahee Fanel! — for participating in the review series, as well as HeadsNo2 for contributing to our Picks. You guys are awesome and make this time of year extra-special, providing lots of... 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
Somewhere Over the K-Drama Rainbow [Year In Review, Part 3]
by | December 18, 2011 | 220 Comments
The other day, I sat down and thought long and hard about all of the various dramas that I’ve seen over the course of my life. I remembered secretly turning on the T.V. as a small child and pressing my nose against the glass, fascinated with the powerful, forbidden emotions at play somewhere inside that... 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 »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #8
by | November 23, 2011 | 109 Comments
Podcast #8 Running time: 58:23 [ Download Podcast ] [ Alternate Download ] In which we talk about: Poseidon (3:40), High Kick 3 and the state of comedy (5:50), Girl K (13:00), Can’t Lose (14:55), Scent of a Woman and dramatic “stickiness” (18:45), Vampire Prosecutor (25:18), Thousand Day Promise (27:40), Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (38:15)... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook: “I want to conquer the universe”
by | September 12, 2011 | 119 Comments
With Scent of a Woman having wrapped up over the weekend, it’s managed to raise the profiles of its two stars — or, should I say, re-raise, since Kim Sun-ah and Lee Dong-wook were successful leading actors before as well. But as is the case with many a well-received, heart-warming TV series, what we’re left... More »


Drama Recaps
Scent of a Woman: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 11, 2011 | 266 Comments
It’s the end of the road, and time for Yeon-jae to say her goodbyes and tie up all her loose ends. Normally I loathe finales that are a lineup of all the players, saying goodbye like a checklist, but when you’re talking about going to the big dance floor in the sky, everything takes on... More »


Drama Recaps
Scent of a Woman: Episode 15
by | September 10, 2011 | 130 Comments
No more secrets, just acceptance. It takes us 15 episodes to arrive here, at the message packed in this drama (and this episode in particular): Live with love, build your happiness on that, and make the most of the life you have while you have it. The message is universal and oft-heard, but still packs... More »


Drama Recaps
Scent of a Woman: Episode 14
by | September 4, 2011 | 203 Comments
I think this episode may have dehydrated me, with all the tears I shed. But in contrast to the last several episodes, I loved all the tearful moments in this episode, which were peppered with warmth and tons of heart. It’s probably my favorite Scent episode in quite a while, maybe overall. The reason I... More »


Drama Recaps
Scent of a Woman: Episode 13
by | September 3, 2011 | 146 Comments
Thank heaven for the end to the whole noble sacrifice nonsense, because the drama has started to get weighed down with all the tears and angst. I know it’s a drama about a dying woman, but what made Scent of a Woman so delightful, so apart from the norm, was its light, refreshing touch. We... More »