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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The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry

Three friends in their mid-thirties, all unmarried. The first can’t fathom life without a man and believes spinsterhood is a kind of dying. The second wants to marry, if possible, but not at the expense of her career. The third is perfectly happy to remain single, forever.

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An introduction to Magic


If you’re not heard of the 2004 SBS drama Magic, you’re not alone.  It’s rarely discussed in online forums because so few people have watched it.  Which is a pity, actually, because it has a compelling story and pretty good acting. 


Okay, I confess.  The reason I bought this drama was because of Kang Dong-won.  And he’s indeed excellent here in a very dark and complex role.  As the events in the drama take their toll on his character, you can literally see the actor himself look more careworn and haggard in the later episodes.  This is one of my favorite Kang Dong-won roles for sure.

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