Posts Tagged ‘Wish Upon a Star’

Drama Casting & News
SBS nixes its Monday-Tuesday drama experiment
by | February 13, 2011 | 32 Comments
After a year and a half, SBS is ending its early Monday-Tuesday drama hour, which means that Paradise Ranch will be the last drama to air in that 9pm timeslot. Can’t say I’m surprised, and I think this has been coming for a while. After a few early dramas put in solid runs, the rest... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Heady with a chance of ho hum [Year In Review, Part 3]
by | December 24, 2010 | 146 Comments
This has been an exceptional year for kdramas. Just ask Kim Gab-soo, if you can catch him in an idle moment, that is. The man appeared in ten dramas this year, a number that is mind-boggling in itself and one which is bound to make Bae Yong-joon’s fans wail. But it isn’t just the sheer... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
A year of surprises and disappointments [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 22, 2010 | 186 Comments
It’s that time of year again, when we look back and size up the past twelve months of dramas. This is my fourth year (this is my fourth year?!) doing this, and it’s always one of my favorite posts to write, because while I love to analyze and parse dramas to within an inch of... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2010 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 9, 2010 | 682 Comments
It’s December, and you know what that means around these parts: Time to reflect on the past year and see how the dramas stacked up! And boy, were there a lot of them. As in previous years, I am planning a multi-part series (with special guest bloggers, natch!) to wrap up the year, which we’re... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 20 (Final)
by | March 16, 2010 | 115 Comments
Wish Upon a Star ended with a series high rating of 18.5%, which was the top rating among Tuesday dramas. To be perfectly frank, I think the last two episodes are two of the weakest, which is too bad. We do get our happy ending (not that that was ever in doubt) and a feel-good... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 19
by | March 15, 2010 | 96 Comments
This screencap isn’t really a big spoiler, right? We ARE almost at the end, after all, and it’s not like it’s a big cliffhanger… Here we are, at the last week. Things start to wrap up with the multiple plotlines coming to a conclusion or setting up for the big finish. Ending episodes always tend... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 18
by | March 9, 2010 | 103 Comments
This episode shares a similar tone to yesterday’s, which means it was a little mellower, in a positive way. Also, just when I was wondering at the logic of certain actions (which seemed like they were stretching a bit thin), we got a more thoughtful explanation for them. It was a nice way of fleshing... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 17
by | March 8, 2010 | 67 Comments
I liked this episode — it was a little mellower than the previous ones. Given the prominence of Jae-young’s dramatics in those prior episodes, I consider this a good thing. (Also: hardly any Jae-young today!) As we head toward the drama’s finish, we’re dealing less with the crazy bitchy rival lady and getting back to... More »


Drama Casting & News
A day on the set with Choi Jung-won
by | March 6, 2010 | 54 Comments
            Caption 1: Script rehearsal with Kim Ji-hoon, who plays the lead role of Won Kang-ha. Why are we lying on the bed next to each other? Well, should I call it sleep instinct? There’s no time to sleep except for the brief times when we’re on standby to film,... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 16
by | March 2, 2010 | 83 Comments
The above isn’t a significant scene in the episode, but it’s memorable for Cho-rok’s line that comes with it: “Unni, I think I’m going to have to marry Tae-kyu oppa!” This was definitely a better episode than yesterday’s. It still had its faults, and the emotional logic can be perplexing, if not downright nonsensical. But... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 15
by | March 1, 2010 | 59 Comments
Not the best episode; I thought it felt rather flat, particularly compared to the many adorable moments we’ve seen in recent weeks. There are a couple of reasons for this, namely: too much Jae-young, not enough kids. That, and almost everyone annoyed in this episode, except Pal-gang. (The kids don’t count, because they weren’t really... More »