‘You’re the Best Lee Soon-shin’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa presents: Things I Learned from Dramaland
by | December 25, 2013 | 90 Comments
The one good thing about working one day a year and outsourcing most of your menial labor to elves is that it gives you plenty of time to watch dramas. This year I discovered that I had watched them all wrong before, because when you watch with an open mind, you can gain valuable life... More »

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Cheers to Dramaland 2013 [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 9, 2013 | 342 Comments
Another year has flown by, and it’s time to look back, reminisce, and assess how 2013 treated us in dramaland. And in taking a trip down memory lane (sure it’s a short lane, but so’s the memory), it strikes me that 2013 was pretty good in churning out a steady diet of watchable dramas, but... More »

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2013 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 3, 2013 | 701 Comments
Here are your Beanie Awards! It’s December, which means our monkeys are madly typing away in the backroom to prepare our annual Year End Review Extravaganza, which we’ll be kicking off soon. But before we do that, here’s your chance to vote for your favorites of the year and see how it stacked up for... More »

Celebrity News
One drama down, one movie to go for Jo Jung-seok
by | September 8, 2013 | 149 Comments
He just wrapped a drama and has a movie release upcoming, which means more Jo Jung-seok in the news—always a good thing, I say. He spent the past six months filming family series You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, although I’d argue that he was terribly underutilized on that show. And that’s despite the fact that... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 49-50 (Final)
by | August 25, 2013 | 103 Comments
I have good news: The ending of You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin is legitimately solid. Who would’ve expected that, especially with the trajectory we were on? Sure, we had some very neatly tied ends, but by and large I felt we got our characters fitting, satisfying end notes. There was a cathartic feeling to watching... More »

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You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 47-48 [Open Thread]
by | August 18, 2013 | 130 Comments
I wish I had better news for you all, but the best I can offer is: This show ends in a week, so at least the next two episodes should be happy and cute? I think? I hope? We’re dealing with mostly fallout in these two episodes as everyone finds out everything about everyone and... More »

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You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 45-46 [Open Thread]
by | August 11, 2013 | 167 Comments
I suppose we could’ve all seen this coming based on last week’s shenanigans, but here we have it: A WEEK WITH NO HIGHLIGHTS. You see that deathglare Soon-shin’s shooting? Yeah, that’s my face too. Still, I suppose I can tryyyyyy to rustle up some silver lining somewhere. If I look real hard. Maybe squint a... More »

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You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 43-44 [Open Thread]
by | August 4, 2013 | 128 Comments
Aw, there are a lot of really great character moments in this pair of episodes — the plot is standard stuff, as we’ve come to expect by now, but the quiet emotional moments between characters had a nice ring to them. Well, some of those moments, because half of the cast remains insane and ridiculous,... More »

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You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 41-42 [Open Thread]
by | July 28, 2013 | 163 Comments
We get some expected angst—okay, practically all the expected angst—but on the upside, our couple has finally earned themselves some adorable dating happiness, and there are enough of those interactions to make this weekend’s episodes pretty satisfying. The funny thing is, plot-wise I would say there are more downturns than upswings, but because I’m so... More »

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You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 39-40 [Open Thread]
by | July 21, 2013 | 248 Comments
I’m sick today, so I make no promises that this weecap will make an entire lot of sense. Not that this show has a history of lots of sense. But you know, it’s not a bad set of episodes this weekend. I kinda finished the episodes thinking that it was much of the same —... More »