Posts Tagged ‘Sohn Tae-young’

Chungmuro/Film News
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 27, 2014 | 192 Comments
Spread the love around must’ve been this year’s mantra at the 50th annual Baeksang Awards, where the (somewhat) best of both film and television come to pick up shiny trophies. Once you get past the initial Huh, what, why? of the nominee list, the winners list is no surprise. There wasn’t a big sweep by... More »


Drama Casting & News
TV Chosun’s period drama Into the Fire prepares for (delayed) premiere
by | April 17, 2014 | 25 Comments
Choi Su-jong’s new historical drama, Into the Fire (or Into the Flames), was to start this Friday, but the premiere has been pushed back due to coverage of the ferry tragedy and out of respect for the families of the missing. It’s a bit of a wonder that TV Chosun, the cable channel on which... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 33-34 [Open Thread]
by | June 30, 2013 | 174 Comments
Wow. It took the show 34 episodes to figure out that if you cast a singer (or two) in the lead role of a drama, maybe we’d want to see them sing. Give the writer a cookie. Although… it might be a little moldy and stale from WAITING SO LONG. Just sayin’. Tags: featured, IU,... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 31-32 [Open Thread]
by | June 23, 2013 | 265 Comments
Most of this week’s episodes fall under lowlights, so here’s a fair warning. There are some cute bits, and Jo Jung-seok is at the center of most of them, but there is also a lot of shrillness and screaming. On the very small upside, a lot of that screaming happens between characters I don’t like,... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 29-30 [Open Thread]
by | June 16, 2013 | 130 Comments
There’s actual watchable goodness this week! If you’re trying to watch this show strategically, my recommendation is to watch the first 25 minutes of Episode 30. They’re thoroughly worth it. And then you can resume your usual fast-forward (or skipping) routine. (Given the recent pattern of makjang and angst, I’m amazed that there’s as much... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 27-28 [Open Thread]
by | June 9, 2013 | 203 Comments
After a lot of long hard deliberation, I decided to drop recaps for You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin after all. I’ve explained the reasons in previous recaps so I won’t belabor the point here; the short answer is that I’ve decided that this show isn’t the best use of my recapping time. On the other... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 25-26
by | June 5, 2013 | 160 Comments
Phew, the cat is out of the bag, finally, after desperately clinging to the walls of said bag and shredding it to pieces until there was hardly even any bag left to hide in. It took some bloody scratches, bruised hearts, and a heckuva while to get here, but we did make it. Huzzah. Plus,... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 23-24
by | May 29, 2013 | 159 Comments
There’s a whole lotta good stuff in these two episodes, which is much appreciated—the drama took some time setting up its conflicts and getting its story pieces in place, but now that we’ve sat through that it sure is gratifying to get to the payoff. Multiple characters step it up and advance our plot in... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 21-22
by | May 22, 2013 | 124 Comments
I’m happy to report that the upswing continues; I’m hopeful that this momentum will carry through for the foreseeable future. With more people finding out secrets, we get more action and development up in this joint, shaking it free of that slow bout of sitting and moping we had for a while. Plus, Jun-ho has... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 19-20
by | May 15, 2013 | 135 Comments
I think we’ve gotten past the slump: This week’s episodes move things along quickly, outing some secrets, changing relationship dynamics, pushing along romances, and giving us a glimpse at a world where Bitter Mom is Slightly Less Bitter Mom. I’m not sure that we’ll ever have her being warm and sweet again, but it’ll take... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 17-18
by | May 8, 2013 | 107 Comments
Lots and lots of cuteness in this pair of episodes. It’s not like there’s a whole lot of new stuff going on, but the drama shifts its balance toward its humorous and couple-centric side, and that makes for a much more enjoyable watch this week. Plus, we kick up a few new conflicts and advance... More »