Drama Review: I Need Romance 3 (2014)

…Potato acts like himself and is genuine but low-key about his feelings—like during the restaurant scene in this episode—I love him with Shing Shing. But the instant everyone is sober, he turns into a blustery, posturing jerk in the style of Kim Tan from Heirs. Why so macho, drama men? Did my boyfriend Enrique teach you nothing? • Episode 7. I know we’ve mostly seen her through Sweet Potato’s biased eyes, but young Shing Shing seemed so much mor…

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Drama Review: My Love from Another Star (2013)

…nd does his inability to share bodily fluids with humans preclude hanky panky? Because that would be a pity.) • Episode 1. If any of my college professors had looked like Kim Soo Hyun, I would have skipped way fewer classes and would probably be president of the United States by now. Damn you for not hiring more handsome young men, middling state university of mine. • Episode 1. You’ve really got my number, don’t you, show? What’s the one thing…

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Drama Review: Miss Korea (2013)

…there’s more to its story than the central hook they built they drama’s marketing posters around, and plots its episodes accordingly. Episode 20  —One of my favorite parts of this entire show has to be the tiny cameo from the ridiculously adorable Jung So Min as President Ma’s new pick for Miss Korea. It’s especially great because the two also played mother and daughter in last year’s Can We Get Married. Finally, we have a girl who won’t…

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Drama Review: Majo no Jouken (1999)

…lly, not an enemy. (Or super duper dead.) It’s refreshing to watch Michi’s mom struggle so hard on behalf of her daughter’s happiness, even at the expense of her own. This time around, it’s the dad that’s a massive jerk who’s more interested in his job than his child’s feelings. • Episode 9. Let’s make a deal, Japan. Once you’ve impregnated someone, how about you get to call them by their name? Because this “Sensei, mother of my child” thing is…

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Drama Review: Secret Love Affair (2014)

…is where I would normally compile the notes I made while watching the drama in question. The depth of my obsession with Secret Love Affair makes that impractical, though: my notes consist of almost 300 separate Tumblr posts, some of which are very long. So instead, I give you links to commentary about each episode, all organized in chronological order.  Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Ep…

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