Raine’s 2013 Year-End Review! The Year of Unfulfilled Potential

by: Raine — (My mom made this opening graphic. She’s awesome. Check her shop!) This year was the year of unfulfilled potential. So many fantastic premises came out with fantastic casting and fantastic directors and writers and huge budgets. And most of it fell flat. I won’t say that I didn’t have fun immersing myselfContinue reading “Raine’s 2013 Year-End Review! The Year of Unfulfilled Potential”

2013 Polls: A Year of Unfulfilled Potential in K-dramaland

by: Raine — (Kim Yu-mi as Lee Jin-sook from Heartless City) It’s that time of year again. It’s time to assess the hours that we’ve invested into dramaland and hope that all that time was worth it. Here are some polls, so cast your vote, leave your opinions in the comments and tell me yourContinue reading “2013 Polls: A Year of Unfulfilled Potential in K-dramaland”

Good Doctor: The side effects of artistic license (Episode 6 Review)

by: Raine — It’s taken me awhile to think of how I wanted to present my take on episode 6. There are so many psychological issues broached that I had a hard time figuring out what angle I should take. I am NOT an expert on feral children although my psych studies did tell meContinue reading “Good Doctor: The side effects of artistic license (Episode 6 Review)”

Good Doctor: The manipulation of autism (Episode 5 Review)

by: Raine — Writer Park Jae-bum has started to use Si-on’s autism as a story tool rather than represent the disability sincerely. This is because there is no other way for the plotline to advance in the manner that Jae-bum ssi wishes it to. He wants people to start to see Si-on for who heContinue reading “Good Doctor: The manipulation of autism (Episode 5 Review)”

Good Doctor: How to explain autism (Episode 4 Review)

by: Raine — Less Si-on and more politics is not a good direction for this show. While it’s all good and well to see the good guys fight the bad guys, it sucks when we have to watch all the tedium that comes with political battles. However, I will admit that one aspect of theContinue reading “Good Doctor: How to explain autism (Episode 4 Review)”

Good Doctor: How to create a good doctor (Episode 3 Review)

by: Raine — Good Doctor. The title of this show can mean so many things. It can mean that Park Si-on is an untapped  “good doctor”. It can ask the question, “Can he be a good doctor?” It can also ask, “What is a good doctor?” I want to add in there, does addressing anyContinue reading “Good Doctor: How to create a good doctor (Episode 3 Review)”

Good Doctor: The Autism Perspective (Episode 2 Review)

by: Raine — Episode 2 dealt with autism head on and I can’t say…that I’m totally pleased with how it was handled. But when has television ever handled a subject like medicine or law with perfect accuracy?