K-DRAMA REVIEWS: The Suspicious Housekeeper (수상한 가정부)

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Every now and then you come across something that is an instant classic with you personally. You know what I mean: it’s nearly perfect, though not quite perfect, and even its imperfections are familiar and loved friends by the time you’ve finished watching/reading it. That’s how I felt about The Suspicious Housekeeper by the time I finished the first […]

Some Deliciously Disturbing Singing

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I’m particularly fond of the Johnny Depp version of Sweeny Todd. Not only are the words terrifyingly insane and strangely beautiful, but the music is whimsically, intricately good. Stephen Sondheim is one of my favourite composers. Sweeny Todd, in particular, is gruesome, mad, and hilarious all at once, the cleverness of the lyrics wrapped in […]

These are a Few of My Favourite Things: FLOWER BOYS NEXT DOOR

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Welcome to THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS, the KDrama edition! FLOWER BOYS NEXT DOOR I’ll say right now that FLOWER BOYS NEXT DOOR contains pretty much everything I love about KDrama, and most things I love about the best T.V. shows–and, in fact, story-telling as a whole–within its bright little bubble. The description of […]

These are a Few of my Favourite Things: MAIRELON THE MAGICIAN

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Mairelon the Magician by Patricia Wrede Mairelon the Magician. What can I say about it? Well, it’s by Patricia Wrede, which almost guaranteed that I’d like it, even if I hadn’t, you know, liked it. It’s Fantasy. But it’s Regency. Well, it’s a Mystery, though. Oh, and also Adventure. Comedy. Did I mention it’s a Regency?! […]

“Not Only Happiness…”

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“Nothing lasts forever. Not only happiness, but also sadness will pass by, too…” I’ve been watching this Thing. It’s a wonderful, glorious, hilarious, sweet Thing. It is, by turns, a vast, overarching saga of corporate espionage, a tale of revenge and redemption, a supernatural thriller, a murder mystery, a deeply sweet and funny love story, […]

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