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Descendants of the Sun Ep 5 Recap (and sudden farewells)

Shijin kisses Moyeon gently. She freezes and doesn’t respond, the wine bottle stilling precariously in her hands. He draws back and looks almost confused at his own impulsiveness before cupping her face tendering going in for another when..

she turns away. Shijin freezes as she awkwardly wishes him goodnight and departs with the wine bottle. Continue reading

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Newly addicted to Bromance! (and I am so in love)

There have been shows I liked within the past two dramas years, but only a few stand out as ones whose DVDs I’d like to be buried with. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that you can tell what these shows are going to be from the start. They’re different from the ones that you like because the actor/actress is gorgeous, or because the plot make perfect logical sense. There’s something more to these shows, despite how strange the plot may be or how unattractive the lead male is by all rational reasoning. It’s why I love Kill Me Heal Me over the much more tightly plotted Healer. It’s why I love Liar Game but am pretty meh about You Who Came from the Stars (despite how fun Jun Jihyun was) and why I adore Nodame Cantabile but can’t get through a lot of Jdoramas. So far these three have been my I-Love-Yous in terms of shows, but a new one just joined its ranks.vlcsnap-2016-03-06-23h05m01s019.png Continue reading

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Letters to Kdramas: Descendants of the Sun (and awesome male leads)

This letter will be super brief.

Dear Descendants of the Sun,

I get the hype. I wasn’t going to buy into it, but I love you. Please stay awesome until the end. And daaaamn Jin Gu, back at it again with that stoic frown. You gorgeous man.
I love shows that fully transport me into another world, and youare full-scale, gorgeously-shot military-medical-fantasy. So flipping wonderful. You’re a complete 180 from Heirs (except maaaybe in usage of OSTs), which delights me like crazy. No grabby males! I love what I’ve seen of all four leads, and I’m dying to see more. With Cheese having failed to show that pre-produced dramas are better for both viewers and actors, I’m hoping that you can serve as a counterexample. Stay awesome, show. Please stay awesome.
And a huge thank you to Kang Mooyeon for representing the inner self of every straight fangirl

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Cheese in the Trap Ep 16 Finale Review (and the 7 things I hate about it)

And the finale is here at last, and for the first time ever I ended up skipping through a lot of it. It pained me to do so given how much I’d enjoyed Cheese but the last thing I wanted was to watch the same old conflicts play out in the same way (a love story is about the journey! But I’ve seen this journey a dozen times! In better ways and with better integration into the plot!). I wanted to skip the random melodrama and focus on the good parts. Only…there weren’t many good parts about this episode. To be frank the whole thing leaves me with a very bitter taste in my mouth. So I’m just going to list the seven things I hated about this finale and why even the few good parts were frustrating. Because all I had to say after watching this was…
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Okay, maybe a few cusses too.  Continue reading