Posts Tagged ‘The World They Live In’

Drama Casting & News
Age of Feeling (and others) still struggling to pay actor salaries
by | April 20, 2014 | 70 Comments
Good gravy, the behind-the-scenes troubles just won’t quit for Age of Feeling, which wrapped several weeks ago but is still attracting criticism for failing to pay all its actors and staff. This is a problem that the show had encountered mid-run, and at the time the production had hastened to insist that payments would be... More »


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Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3 clips that you can download... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Finding Merit in the Mediocre [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 31, 2008 | 75 Comments
2007 was a rich year for drama-land. There was something for everyone, whether your tastes ran toward dark thrillers (Devil), intense dramas (White Tower), heart-warmers (Thank You), off-the-wall eccentrics (Mixed-up Investigative Agency), trendy fare (Coffee Prince), romantic comedies (Dal Ja’s Spring), and so on. 2008, on the other hand… not so much. Every drama has... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dahee Fanel’s 2008 Review [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 30, 2008 | 60 Comments
The K-drama world rolled into 2008 still riding the high that was 2007, a year in which a startling number of quality dramas were made, and enjoyed. Maybe it rolled in too fast. It ended up getting smothered by the waves of its previous success. In fact, you could say that it even got hit... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
A Grump Reviews 2008 [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 29, 2008 | 91 Comments
How should one convey bad news in writing? By creating a buffer first. Avoid traumatizing your audience with the bad news all at once, but instead cushion the blow so that you can maintain goodwill. That textbook approach (business communication, by the way) would be dandy if the crop of 2008 dramas I watched was... More »


Drama Casting & News
Won Bin cheers on Song Hye-gyo
by | December 5, 2008 | 27 Comments
Won Bin — who’s kept a low profile in recent months (years, even) — surprised everyone by showing up to the set of The World They Live In to lend some moral support for his former co-star, Song Hye-gyo, and the staff of her current drama. The series had been filming at one café in... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 6
by | December 2, 2008 | 61 Comments
[According to this poll, more than half of you voted for continuing recaps for The World They Live In -- 9% wanted them fast, 26% wanted them well-written, and 33% didn't care as long as they continued. Two readers volunteered to continue with the series, so I'm happy to have their contributions, the first of... More »


Drama Casting & News
“World” gets a music video
by | November 27, 2008 | 13 Comments
The World They Live In is getting trounced in the ratings, but it’s still putting out a music video, perhaps in an attempt to raise its profile. (By the way, I’m working on getting guest recappers on board to take over the series, so if we’re lucky things may get back on track soon.) Ballad... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
It may be their world, but I’m no longer with it
by | November 19, 2008 | 80 Comments
All right: After the third time trying to get through Episode 6, I think The World We Live In recaps are toast. Sorry, folks! I really thought I’d be able to stick it out, but a combination of not feeling the series, mixed with a general ennui, has convinced me that any recaps forthwith would... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 5
by | November 16, 2008 | 47 Comments
Since The World They Live In is all about the behind-the-scenes activity of drama-making, a few meta points sneak in to the storytelling, which should be amusing for those of us who like to bemoan the evils of some kdrama tropes. Today’s episode is all about one of those clichés, the “pure romance.” SONG OF... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 4
by | November 6, 2008 | 55 Comments
Er, not so thrilled with Episode 4. It wasn’t a bad episode, but it wasn’t as strong as the previous episodes, in my opinion, and I think I have a pretty good idea why. More below. SONG OF THE DAY Horan (Clazziquai) – “Listen to My Heart” [ Download ] Tags: Hyun Bin, Song Hye-gyo,... More »