Recaps, Reviews, and Interviews

by: Raine

Here is a handy-dandy list of all of my drama recaps, drama reviews, HanCinema reviews, film reviews, Interviews, Korea Joa coverage, and Soompi Articles!

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Recaps

 

Big

1, 2, 3, 4

Character Introductions

 

Bride of the Century

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Character Introductions

Cheongdam-dong Alice

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (final)

Character Introductions

 

Fashion King

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (final)

Character Introductions

Full House Take 2

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (final)

Character Introductions

 

Heartless City

1

Character Introductions

How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Character Introductions

Lee Soon-shin is the Best

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42

Character Introductions

Master’s Sun

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (final)

Character Introductions

Padam Padam

1 (written by MadDino), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 89, 10, 11

Character Introductions

Pasta

12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (final)

Character Introductions

Rooftop Prince

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (final)

Character Introductions

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

1, 2

Character Introductions

The Thousandth Man

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (final)

Character Introductions

White Christmas

1, 2

Character Introductions

Drama Reviews

Answer Me 1997

Series Review

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

Episode 1 First Impressions, Episode 2 Review, Episodes 3 & 4 Thoughts

Good Doctor

Episode 1 First Impressions , Episode 2 The Autism Perspective , Episode 3 How to create a good doctor, Episode 4 How to explain autism

The Moon That Embraces the Sun

Series Review

Year-End Reviews

2011, 2012, 2013

Film Reviews

“The Silenced” BIFF Review

“Twenty” – A Film Review

“Like for Likes”

“A Melody to Remember”

“The Himalayas”

 

Album/Concert Reviews

Winner – Exit : E Album Review

SHINee’s “Odd” – An Album Review

“CN Blue: Can’t Stop” – an album review

K-drama OST Review: Heartless City

Infinite in NYC 1.19.16

SHINee in Chicago

Korea Joa Articles

K-Pop Festivals in Korea

Lisa’s Diary – Hongdae + Lee Min-ho Photo Set Giveaway

Lisa’s Diary – M! Countdown

Lisa’s Diary – Road Tripping in South Korea

Lisa’s Diary – SMTown Coex Artium

Namsan Tower

The Seoul of Korean Drama

Visiting Naver

Interview with Yonhap News Agency

Interview with Sistar with Video

Korean Folk Village

Korean Film Archive

Korean Cooking Class with Food Director Kim Su-jin

National Theater of Korea

Megabox Haeundae

Haedong Yonggung Temple

Lisa’s Diary – Lucy Hair Salon

Video Interview with Dabit

Park Bo-yeong Q&A for “The Silenced” + “Oh My Ghostess” OST Giveaway

Lisa’s Diary – Suwon and Hwaseong Palace

Lisa’s Diary – Myeongdong

Interview with KOFICE Director General

“The Silenced” BIFF Review

iKON Debut Concert

Exploring Busan

20th Busan International Film Festival

The Members of Korea Joa

KOFICE Welcoming Banquet

Introducing Lisa Espinosa

Culture Coverage Project

 

Exclusives/Interviews

Interview with Sistar with Video

Interview with Yonhap News Agency

Video Interview with Dabit

Interview with KOFICE Director General

*Wait for a new one TK the first week of March!*

Mini-reactions

I Hear Your Voice

1-3, 4-7

Hancinema Reviews

Assembly

1, 2, 3, 4

Beautiful Gong Shim

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Blade Man

1-7

Descendants of the Sun

12

Doctor Stranger

1-20 (Final)

Empress Ki

1 – 18, 19-37, 38-51 (final)

Entertainers

1

Fated to Love You

1-20 (Final)

God’s Gift – 14 Days

1-4, 6-20 (final)

Goddess of Fire Jung-yi

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18-32 (final)

Heard it through the Grapevine

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Jackpot

1

Kind Words

1-8, 9-20 (final)

Masked Prosecutor

Master’s Sun

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11-17 (final)

Medical Top Team

1-4, 5-20 (final)

Miss Korea

1-6, 7-20 (final)

Moorim School

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Nail Shop Paris

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (final)

Oh My Ghostess

Punch

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (final)

 

Secret Door

1-4

Sly and Single Again

1-6, 7-16 (Final)

Suspicious Housekeeper

1-8, 9-20 (final)

Temptation

1-20 (Final)

Twenty Again

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Unkind Women

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,21, 22, 23, 24

The Queen’s Classroom

1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (final)

You’re Surrounded

1-20 (Final)

Soompi Articles

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Raine’s 2011 Year-End Review!

by: Raine

Welcome to the end of another eventful K-drama year. The end of 2011 marks the end of my first full K-drama loving year. I watched ten 2011 dramas and I will give you my highly unbiased opinion. (Yes, those two words are inherently opposites. I know. I know.) Included in this review will be my favorite actors and actresses of this year because, well, it’s my blog and I CAN. Yes, you-know-who is most definitely included.

I’ve decided to refer as little as possible to the drama itself. Why? If they didn’t stick, then obviously they were not important enough in my k-drama universe. A good drama hits you hard in the moment and then stays with you. Some succeeded. Some epically failed.

I’m also not going to cover everything in each drama. Or else this would be a novel. However, if you absolutely want to hear what I thought about some aspect I miss, I’ll write about it. I ain’t saying no!

I’m going to rate the dramas on a scale of 1 to 10. I’ll be considering writing, camera work, directing, acting, and sheer entertainment value. Will I be biased by pretty faces? Probably. Not gonna lie. I’m a 20-something-year-old woman girl.

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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Thoughts on Episodes 3 & 4

by: Raine

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop has exceeded my expectations. What began as a hokey high school drama has turned into a show makes use of extremes and juxtaposes them in subtle ways. It may seem like a contradictory statement, but normally one finds that when extremes are used for comedic effect, it often loses the thread of plot and character development.

For example, in Atashinchi no Danshi, each of the adopted brothers has a terribly tragic story that causes them great agony. The traumas of the past are gradually revealed and dealt with in ridiculous ways that undermine their import to the story and character development. The absurd antics causes one to focus more on the humor than the addition of vital bits of information to the plot line. This is not the case with Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, which has won me over with its clever and fun execution.

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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: First Impressions

by: Raine


After the first episode aired on Monday, I had to wait for it to be subbed. During that unbearably long waiting period, I avoided reviews and recaps to keep my opinion unbiased. Whilst haunting dramabeans (and desperately avoiding spoilers), I did see that my fellow OT members dubbed the drama “Flower Boy RAWRyum Shop.” Ha! Quite a fitting alteration to the title that was already a strange amalgamation of words. In any case, the edible cast was reason enough for me to watch. So I waited patiently and was soon rewarded by dramafever.com and its excellent subbers.

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