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Drama Casting & News
Weekend drama Believe In Love makes strong premiere
by | January 2, 2011 | 31 Comments
Believe In Love, which comes from the makers of 2009’s hit family series Sons of Sol Pharmacy, enjoyed a very strong first outing this weekend, with its first episode bringing in a 21.6% viewership rating (AGB Nielsen) on Saturday evening. In the same timeslot, its competitors brought in a 12.2% and 11.2% for SBS’s Laugh,... 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
A newbie reviews 2009 [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 29, 2009 | 154 Comments
My pick for Drama of the Year: City Hall. I’ll start of with an admission.  When javabeans asked me to give my thoughts on 2009, I was pretty excited, and agreed without much thought.  After all, 2009 was the best year of k-drama watching I’ve ever had.  But then it hit me: 2009 was also the... More »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 32-34
by | December 26, 2009 | 25 Comments
Better late than never? Rewatching this drama now, two months after it has ended, actually reminds me why I was so drawn to it in the first place. As a simple family comedy, there are no big stars, special effects, or cutting-edge stories — just relationships that are heartwarming and familiar and easily enjoyed. SONG... 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 »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 29-31
by | November 16, 2009 | 19 Comments
With this batch of episodes, we head into some of my favorite territory, which coincides with the ending of one (tiresome) love line and the beginning (or elevation) of another, more interesting one. SONG OF THE DAY Sons of Sol Pharmacy OST – “말해요” (Say it) [ Download ] [Audio clip: view full post to... More »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 26-28
by | October 25, 2009 | 13 Comments
Recaps are back! Sorry for the wait, but you know how these things go. The show recently wrapped and claimed the slot as highest-rated drama of the year, but as far as recaps go I think we’re just starting to head into deeper plot territory with these episodes, now that we’ve got one brother (Sun-pung)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sol Pharmacy’s finale makes it top-rated drama of the year
by | October 11, 2009 | 15 Comments
As noted in the previous post about weekend drama ratings, Sons of Sol Pharmacy ended on a strong note. Its Sunday finale brought KBS a series (and year) high with ratings of 48.6%. This also means that it has surpassed SBS’s Brilliant Legacy to claim top spot of the entire year out of all three... More »

Drama Casting & News
The business of kdrama extensions and cuts
by | September 20, 2009 | 46 Comments
Queen Seon-deok Yep, we as drama-lovers tend to have a love-hate (mostly hate, I think) relationship with drama extensions and, even worse, unexpected cuts. Even a good drama can be ruined in the end by unnecessary extensions — a long-running epic series may suffer less from adding episodes than a short drama whose story was... More »

Celebrity News
Another Sol Pharmacy son gains endorsement power
by | September 16, 2009 | 21 Comments
KBS’s warm family drama Sons of Sol Pharmacy is doing 40% ratings and has given its cast heightened profiles. For known actors like Lee Pil-mo (Dae-pung) and Han Sang-jin (Sun-pung), this means an increase in popularity and more endorsement deals. For a newbie like 22-year-old Ji Chang-wook (youngest brother Mi-pung), it means a sudden shot... More »