Recapping Plans

by: Raine

So it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to recap that’s currently airing. My dilemma is threefold this summer.

  1. I had surgery on my hands so recapping is just plain ol’ physically taxing.
  2. I’m going to England from June 21 to July 11. (No, I’m not recapping on vacation although you will get update posts.)
  3. I’m moving from Florida to Colorado…and I’m driving. That’s 2000 miles!

Now, recapping currently airing shows was kinda fun (and stressful) and I really want to continue. But I also have three retrocaps I’ve been working on for ages that I would really like to finish. So here’s what I’m gonna do:

  1. I’m going to cover KBS2’s Big until I leave, then catch up as I will.
  2. I’m going to work on my retrocaps and hopefully get a few set up for while I’m away. (Retrocaps are Padam Padam, How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor and White Christmas)

There you have it. Mostly this summer is as I will. Thanks for reading and supporting the Dichotomy!

White Christmas: Episode 2 Recap

by: Raine

I watched this episode 4 times while writing this and not because I needed to. The first time I was supposed to be screencapping, but I got distracted by watching. And then when I was recapping I got distracted by watching. I have  feeling this whole drama is going to be like that for me. It’s just THAT good. And how wicked awesome does Kim Young-kwang look in that picture above?

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White Christmas: Episode 1 Recap

by: Raine with comments by MadDino

Welcome to the realm of White Christmas, my absolute favorite K-drama. (Technically, it’s a special, but time is in complete suspension whenever I watch it). Everything about it is brilliant: cinematography, directing, location, acting, writing, wardrobe, and the OST. I’m really excited to bring this to you.

It’s a psychological thriller that really does its job. You will be enraptured, playing detective, cheering, jeering, gasping and more.

Please enjoy!

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White Christmas: Character Introductions

by: Raine

I marathoned this the first time I watched it. It was so brilliantly done that I sat in front of my screen in a daze when it was through. Then I searched the ‘net to see what other people thought of it only to find that reviews were few and far between. So I’m going to one up a review – I’m going to recap all eight, awesome, action-packed, well-acted episodes!!!

This show’s cast is POWERHOUSE and each cast member has gone on to do bigger and better things. Not to mention that the production value, the cinematography, the direction and the writing are all stellar.

Basic premise: It is winter break at Soo-shin, a prestigious high school in the mountains where students get but one break a year. Seven unfortunate students stay behind for winter break as the rest of the kids flee. One student has received a letter that suggests the possibility of a murder on the last day of break…
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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

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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

Here’s some pretty….

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