• [Drama Review] 'Gabdongi' - Episode 2

    April 17, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    GABDONGI EPISODE 2In my last review, as some of you pointed out, I missed some major female characters. My reasons are twofold: first, I wasn't certain how relevant they were to the plot, and second, I didn't recognize our resident asylum psychologist, Dr. Maria Oh, in her civvies. :) With fake lashes, bangs, and a miniskirt, she looks like an entirely different person. The investigations proceed apace as two murders happen in the same night, the

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  • [Drama Review] 'Angel Eyes' - Episode 2

    April 16, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    ANGEL EYES EPISODE 2When we last left off, Soo Wan had agreed to be Dong Joo's girlfriend. Dong Joo was ecstatic, shouting the news as far as his voice could carry it. But if you thought 'Angel Eyes' was done squeezing tears from us, you would be dead wrong.Still, there are more sweet moments ahead. She hands him an mp3 player and explains that it's for them only, to exchange music, to record the things they want to say to each other -- a modern

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  • [Drama Review] 'Gabdongi' - Episode 1

    April 15, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    'GABDONGI' EPISODE 1For more than 100 years, the civilized world has been host to monsters. The media has given them frightening names: the United States had the Zodiac Killer; England had Jack the Ripper; South Korea had Gap Dong. In 1996, a series of brutal murders took place in the fictional city of Iltan in Gyeonggi Province. An attempt to place the most likely suspect under arrest fails when he commits suicide. Seventeen years later the susp

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  • [Drama Review] 'Angel Eyes' - Episode 1

    April 14, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    ANGEL EYES EPISODE 1Lovers are forced by circumstances to separate, only to find each other more than a decade later. The premise is not new - it's been played out in at least three dramas that I can think of right off the top of my head: 'Winter Sonata,' 'Emergency Couple,' and 'I Need Romance 3.' But there are very few original plots: action movies, for example recycle plots over and over, but it makes them no less thrilling. The window dressin

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  • [Drama Review] 'Emergency Couple' - Episode 21 (Final Episode)

    April 10, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    EMERGENCY COUPLE EPISODE 21 (final episode)It is the very last episode of Emergency Couple. Few events can compare to the end of a series you've followed for awhile. It's like there's an empty space in your heart and in your thoughts after following a drama to its end. There are events and characters you will never forget, and this show is no exception. It cannot hold a candle to losing a loved one for sure, but it is still pretty sad. Yong Gyu a

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  • [Drama Review] 'Emergency Couple' - Episode 20

    April 7, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    EMERGENCY COUPLE EPISODE 20We're down to the wire, folks. Only two episodes left (including this one), and then Emergency Couple will be over :(  Chang Min and Jin Hee and Dr. Guk and all the characters we've come to know and love will appear no more - except when we replay an old episode. This show, being as near to the end as it is, has accelerated to critical mass. In the last episode, we saw Jin Hee and Chang Min wake up together in the same

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  • [Drama Review] 'Emergency Couple' - Episode 19

    April 2, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

    EMERGENCY COUPLE EPISODE 19This episode focuses on rekindled romance and the role that gender plays in doctor-patient relations. Ah Reum takes care of a male patient who feigns pain in order to get her to feel him up. Chang Min treats another patient who accuses him of sexual harassment. Jin Hee tries to tend to a patient who has 2nd degree burns on his privates caused by his wife pouring hot water on him. Chang Min steps in to save Jin Hee from

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  • [Drama Review] 'Emergency Couple' - Episode 18

    April 1, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    EMERGENCY COUPLE EPISODE 18This episode shows the main characters going through a period of reflection and understanding. Dr. Guk, Jin Hee, and Chang Min all go through some life-changing realizations that enable them to grow and be at least more content, if not happier.We start with Jin Hee confronting Chang Min with her wedding ring that he bought from the pawn shop after her sister stole it from Jin Hee and pawned it. He turns the question aro

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  • [Album Review] MBLAQ - 'Broken'

    March 31, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    I remember my first encounter with MBLAQ and their music when I was merely at the tender age of eighteen. I don't quite remember how I stumbled upon the music video for the group's debut single "Oh Yeah." Perhaps it was from an article on this website? What I do remember are Lee Joon's abs (they looked like chocolate). As for the song, it was just alright. And every other single the group has released thus far didn't leave much of an impressi

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  • [Drama Review] 'Emergency Couple' - Episode 17

    March 26, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    EMERGENCY COUPLE EPISODE 17Chang Min's father, Tae-Seok, has passed away and the bulk of this episode is spent dealing with this. We flash forward to the funeral proceedings, Chang Min having changed into a hemp armband that indicates his relation to the deceased. The world is a lonelier, darker place after the death of a loved one and everyone handles it in their own way.Chang Min deals with the guests and relatives that come to pay their respec

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