Raine’s 2012 Year-End Review!

by: Raine

This year was really a wild ride. It was my second full year as a k-drama watcher and my first full year blogging. Phew. Did 2012 go by as quickly for you as it did for me?

Some of it I loved, and some of it left  me lukewarm. There were a few dramas I really wish I could obliterate from my memory. But the good ones made up for it, ’cause there were some GOOD dramas.

The reviews will be highly biased and highly noninclusive. It’s about what I remembered at the end of the year 2012. How did these shows impact me? Am I still salivating? Or did I forget it existed until I had to write this thing?

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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

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!*

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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

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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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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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