Hairy distractions

Some TP readers think I have a hair fixation since I tend to harp on the subject in my recaps or reviews. But the truth is I don’t notice hairdos unless they are weird or downright awful.

Take Emperor of the Sea which I’ve been watching spellbound the last two days. Nine episodes in (and forty-two to go), I’m in love with the story and soundtrack, and awed by the production values. But then Choi Su-jong appears (and the guy has a lot of screen time since he’s the lead) and I’m once again distracted by that THING which is supposedly hair but looks more like shredded rags hastily stitched together.

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A Princess and A President: A First Impressions Review

Come one, come all – come and gape at this rare creature. She looks like a koala from the outside, but from the inside she’s likely as crazy as that scrat from Ice Age. She doesn’t acknowledge that there are divides better left unbridged, subjects of discussion that shouldn’t be broached in the same forum.

She thinks all that matters is “but it’s really good, and I want to talk about it!” She may just be right. So give her a moment of your precious time, will you? She wants to share her thoughts about a masterpiece-in-the-making called President (KBS 2010), and a scrumptious delightful little romp called My Princess (MBC 2010).

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[Epic review] Blown away by Comrades

Or, as Serendipity (who wrote the Comrades first-impressions review) prefers to call it,

An Epic Review of an Epic Drama.

“Epic review” because six fans of the drama (daheefanel, GangstaKitteh, langdon813, nycgrl, Serendipity and thundie) come together to rave about why this is the best drama of the year. And “epic drama” because… Well, I’ll let the panel of reviewers tell you why. Five questions, thirty answers.

[Other Comrades-related posts can be found here.]

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Blown away by Comrades (Part 1)

Some dramas you watch and can’t wait to forget. Some you will never forget, no matter how hard you try.

Eyes of Dawn, Shin Don, Winter Sonata. Dramas that continue to haunt me, for reasons I love or loathe. Yesterday I added one more to the list (of beloved dramas); I know this one will reside in my heart for a very long time. Dramas that blow you away tend to linger, we accept that.

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Comrades — First Impressions


This is a “First Impressions” Review of Comrades. I have watched three and a half episodes and my heart is sinking, because I hear that the show only gets better and I realise that my personal life is going to be a mess while I obsess over this new-found bright shiny treasure. On the other hand, I feel elated because what has so far been an indifferent year for me in k-drama is suddenly looking to be majorly kick-ass.

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Mid-Year Report Card (Part 2)

Okay! Now that we’ve sussed out the best/worst kdrama offerings for the first half of this year, it’s time to check out the lead performances and everyone’s favorite topic: the OTPs!

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