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Let’s talk Choi Young-do

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Female writers who are bad at writing female characters and good at writing fantasy male ones: Kim Eun-sook.

Sexist fantasy: Choi Young-do.

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Heirs, episodes 1 to 6, off to a weak start

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The new whammy drama in town: Heirs.

For old time’s sake, I re-skimmed a couple episodes of Boys Over Flowers, because, uhhhhhh, similarities. The people behind “Heirs” were careful to not link their drama to BOF, but the connections are being made by watchers anyway, and they’re really, really not wrong for doing so. The premise of BOF got transitioned over into a new drama, swap out a new cast — but keep Lee Minho, because he’s the anchor! — and swap out a new school. Everybody is still insanely wealthy and everybody is still terrible in their richness.

Triple the cast of extraneous characters with no real bearing on the story, add six sprinklings extra of bad English, and BOF 2013 has been served. Bon appétit!

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I Hear Your Voice, episodes 5 to 8

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I’m still enjoying “I Hear Your Voice,” but it’s beginning to feel a little unfulfilling to watch. The first quarter of this drama was satisfying and engaging. Now that it’s taken a much darker turn, I’m left wanting a lot more. There are many gaping holes of logic and it’s evident that the writers are trying to make the drama more than what it is — a romantic drama — by disguising it as a show about the law, and they just don’t have the breadth to do the law justice.

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I Hear Your Voice, episodes 1 to 4

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I was going to sweep this into a quick cap post with Heartless City and Shark since they all started at roughly the same time, but I’m going to give this its own post because I LURVE IT. Oh and it’s been a really long time since I devoted some quality time to write a drama post :’(

So I really didn’t expect to like this, because the premise seemed kitschy and the cast was kind of head-scratchy, but this does come from the writer of “Dream High,” which I adored. Blah blah blah about judging a book by its cover because it’s preeeeetty frackin great.

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That Winter The Wind Blows, episodes 1 to 5

I love this shot because Song Hye-kyo’s makeup color palette matches my own layout‘s perfectly.

I’ll talk about “School” and “Flower Boy Next Door” another time. But for now, I gotta cave to “That Winter, The Wind Blows” because I LOVES IT.

I write about the problems with fake brother/sister relationships and why “That Winter” is taking shortcuts that “Love Is Not Necessary” didn’t.. Go read!

Jo In-sung in a suit gives me inconvenient feelings. Definitely doing a style post dedicated to that motherfucker soon.