In which I surreptitiously suss out Lee Min-ho

Standing in the middle of the store. Whining under my breath: “It’s always here when I don’t want it, but right when I need it, it’s nowhere to be found!”

Was it only last week? When City Hunter knocked my socks off and left a gigantic humble pie at my feet. So this is what an out-of-body experience must feel like, when I’m driving and all of a sudden I blush, the fifth time that day, as I ponder how very surreal this whole thing feels.

I’m in love with an Lee Min-ho drama (that’s still airing). I’m googling him. I’m making up for lost time. I’m about to cry because I can’t find Boys Over Flowers.

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Mid-Year Report Card (Part 1)



With just a few days left in July 2010, I thought it would be fun for us to take stock of the dramas that have aired so far.

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Personal Taste [MBC 2010]

This is my inaugural First Impression review. So do bear with me if I stumble through some rough patches. What’s my definition of a First Impression review, and why does this review qualify as such? It’s where the reviewer is basing his or her critique on an incomplete set of information. Perhaps the reviewer intends to continue with the piece of work, and merely has a desire to share some preliminary thoughts. Or maybe the reviewer has given up on the piece of work, but feels there is some merit in sharing the rationale for the decision.

Regardless of the reason, the reviewer has provided the context up front: “I’ve only seen X amount of the work, and here are my thoughts.” I don’t believe that only reviews based on a completed viewing ought to be written, as long as the basis for the review is disclosed to the reader. You have been duly forewarned, so read on at your own peril. This is a First Impression review because I have only watched 12.5 episodes of the drama I am about to discuss.

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