‘School 2013’


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 13
by | January 15, 2013 | 146 Comments
This one’s a tearjerker, but there’s also a lot of light to balance the doom and gloom. That’s one thing this show usually manages to do well—if one storyline is going down, another’s going up, and for every broken relationship, there’s usually another back on the mend. It’s an episode about facing reality, and for... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 12
by | January 14, 2013 | 156 Comments
Things accelerate in this episode, which is much appreciated since I thought last week was spinning its wheels in place a bit. It wasn’t entirely at a standstill, but it was slowing down and I was feeling it. This episode brings things back into action in a big way, with some glimpses of hope in... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 11
by | January 8, 2013 | 318 Comments
I can’t remember the last time I’ve wanted two characters’ happily ever after more than I do for these two friends. It’s as gripping as any love story and just as sweet… well, if you get past the part where they’re always calling each other terrible names. Boys. We’re onto you, you crazy bastards!  ... More »


Drama Casting & News
Extensions for I Miss You, School
by | January 8, 2013 | 56 Comments
Oh dramaland, you wouldn’t be you if you weren’t fickle and pulling last-minute changes left and right. We’ve got some extension news for dramas that were preempted for one reason or another, and now face ending a day short of normal broadcasting schedules. First: MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday melodrama I Miss You was originally planning to end... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 10
by | January 7, 2013 | 98 Comments
Major developments drive today’s episode, not in one but two broken friendships. Sacrifice is the name of the game, though thankfully not of the stupidly noble variety; it’s more like stepping up to prove how much your bromance is worth to you. For a species (the teenage male, I mean) that’s so averse to candid... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 9
by | January 1, 2013 | 158 Comments
Yes, this top shot is almost exactly like the one kicking off the previous recap. But there’s a big (and awesome) difference: This one’s not a flashback. There’s hope in sight! I mean, we all knew there must be, but now that I see the glimpses of it I’m totally psyched for them to actually... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama awards preemptions for King and School
by | December 27, 2012 | 126 Comments
Bad news for addicts: our Monday-Tuesday drama dosage will be greatly reduced next week, due to the end-of-year awards ceremonies scheduled to air in their time slots. Monday December 31 is the day for both KBS and SBS Drama Awards, and well, you can’t really air dramas while you’re trying to award dramas, can you?... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 8
by | December 25, 2012 | 98 Comments
School may be in session even on Christmas day, but if Nam-soon isn’t present, does it really count? Our hero leaves school and his bestie behind, but you know what they say about absence and hearts… truancy makes the heart grow fonder? Everyone gets a chance to miss Nam-soon, and you’d be surprised who makes... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 7
by | December 24, 2012 | 117 Comments
Happy holidaymas to you all! Good thing for the addicted out there that dramaland waits for nobody, not even Santa, so we’ve got a full slate of regularly scheduled programming to dive into. Although I suppose if you were hoping for any sort of rest during the holidays, it’s not such good news… This show... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 6
by | December 18, 2012 | 127 Comments
This drama breaks my heart every episode, but damn it, I always come back for more. It’s because they manage to do that that perfectly hopeful, earnest kind of heartbreak so well—especially in those small moments between characters that you might miss if you blinked. All the characters feel real and fleshed out, and their... More »


Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 5
by | December 17, 2012 | 115 Comments
This show. Aie. Just so many feels. It’s like I can hardly process it. That’s partly because of that keen insight into the sense of being young and adrift and all alone in your uncertainty that cuts just a little extra-deep for its verisimilitude. It’s also partly because of the matter-of-fact tone with which it’s... More »