Padam Padam: Episode 3 Recap

by: Raine

Have I mentioned that I LOVE this show? It’s got some pretty. It’s got some cute. It’s got some SOUL. This particular episode had several ‘moments‘ for me: that scene, or bit of a scene, that steals your heart and makes you feel however the hell it wants you to feel whether you like it or not. Jung Woo-sung, you are my hero. He was at the helm of each of the ‘moments‘ for me.
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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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Padam Padam: Episode 2 Recap

by: Raine

After watching episode one, I was hooked. I was actually hooked from the very first moment: the closeup of Yang Kang-chil (JUNG WOO-SUNG) eating chicken in all its animalistic glory. The fantasy in the rest of the episode was so well-integrated it resembled the comfortable feel of the Spanish literary genre, magical realism. The score is amazing. It reminds me a bit of the Secret Garden OST. Lots of strings, and very closely tied to the emotional tone of the scene. It was as accurate as film scores, which you don’t often find in dramas.

I couldn’t stop myself from watching this episode even though it was two in the morning and I had to wake up at five. The show is THAT good.
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