30 June 2014

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Doctor Stranger - Episode 9 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by becca_boo on June 30, 2014
What happened in episode 9? The short version: a lot of running around and hurt feelings, with a little baby-saving and attempted murder on the side. Oh, and we finally get to the big competition everyone's been talking about for what seems like forever. But yeah, a lot of running around. As if to make up for the it, though, this episode is especially pretty. So many great screenshots unused, ladies. It killed me.
JoAnne: Email them to me in a plain brown wrapper, please.  Call it Vitamins or something.
bcook: There's nothing that says we can't do a screenshot post. It's your duty to the public.

29 June 2014

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Roommate Episode 8 - You're My Number 1

Posted by lafer on June 29, 2014
This episode, narrated by Min Woo, shows the roommates as they continue to settle into their everyday lives, entertain guests and bond over Korea's soccer team. There is a lot going on in Episode 8, but we're slowly getting a clearer picture of the roommates' personalities - some for the better and some for the worse. Warning: None of us are afraid to give our honest opinions!
JoAnne: Shit's gettin' real.
bcook: *rubs hands together*


28 June 2014

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Rants and Raves #2

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 28, 2014
Hello, everybody! 

kakashi: How is everybody? My life consists of book writing, book writing, book writing, with football all around me. Let's just say I'm looking forward to a normal life again, it's exhausting (and I promoise to bitch about it soon. I do). I'm still not watching a lot of KDrama, which makes me appreciate Jangbori all the more. I'm so glad Kim Ji-hoon delivers, I'm so glad the drama is much better than I expected, I'm so happy about the sweet love story! I'm so glad it will continue until the end of September! So much KimJiLove!
JoAnne: Yes, I like this part, the growing awareness of attraction to each other - it's very sweet. And Bi Dan, you can put her on my screen any time.
kakashi: And now, I will watch Joseon Gunman raw... 1 second in and I already like it. Oh yes. 5 minutes in I have tears of joy in my eyes. It is good. It is really, really good! And now stay that way, will you? Thanks!
Shuk: Did you watch it subbed?  Is it going to have a high amount of WTFkery?

26 June 2014

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Doctor Stranger - Episode 8 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by becca_boo on June 26, 2014
It's time for musical surgical teams! The plot advances a little, but mostly this episode is all about doctors switching teams because they're jealous, spies (both international and in-hospital), being threatened, paid, or cast aside. Thankfully, we get some great character stuff to keep it interesting.
JoAnne:  And then there's the really important thing - dem BOYZ.
bcook: I'm on ship bromance. KRS (Korean Royal Ship) HoonJoon

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 22 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 26, 2014
Ohhhhhh, YES. In this episode, Min-jung's evil reign really seems to be coming to an end and we're edging a tiiiiiiny liiiiiittle bit closer to the big Eun-bi = Bori reveal. Jae-hwa still thinks his heart is broken but he also seems to have fully accepted that he is very much interested in this woman, who loves her kid so much it breaks his heart just to watch. Twice. He must be in love for the first time, right? 
JoAnne: Gotta be. And this episode made me SOOOOOO happy.
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Fall In Love With Both Of Me - Episode 11 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by CM Shukmeister on June 26, 2014
Shuk:  Argh.  The story gets muddled in all sorts of ways as the stuff hits the fan, we finally get our Big Reveal, and our characters come face to face with hidden truths and exposed lies.
JoAnne: I can think of some hidden things that should be exposed.  None of them involve Huan Huan or Leo. Or Lance.  Or Whiny for that matter.

25 June 2014

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 21 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 25, 2014
All-clear, people, all-clear! This drama isn't as fast as we thought it was last week, so all is in order in the world of crazy weekend dramas. And! We now begin the road of incredibly cute falling-in-love ... well, they're already in love. But they will have to realize that they are. It's my favorite part of any drama, hands-down - I'm so happy! So are the Koreans, this drama steadily increases its ratings and now ranks 2nd in its time slot.
JoAnne: Yep, this is the sweet spot. I enjoyed this episode so much that I actually texted you about it and said I was looking forward to the next! And these long weekend things... they can be hard for me, so that was saying something!
kakashi: It's totally a good drama! I like it very much!

23 June 2014

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Roommate Episode 7-- The Hilarity Returns!

Posted by lafer on June 23, 2014
They're back! And in the best possible way. This episode, narrated by NaNa, had me smiling from start to finish.  Bom departs for the Phillipines (I love how they say it. Pilleepeen. Love it.), and as we focus on the remaining roommates and their activities du jour, it is more hilarious than ever. We are even introduced to a new member, Kang Dash Man. Thank you, Roommate, for upping up the awesome level once again!
bcook: What's with all the cats? I know the internets like cats but this is a bit ridiculous. 


21 June 2014

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Rants and Raves (Our Very First WeCap!)

Posted by JoAnne on June 21, 2014
Hi! *waves madly *This is JoAnne! In my delirium last week, I had a moment where I thought, 'gee...what if we had a post where we could share brief thoughts on OTHER things we're watching, the things we don't have time to recap, or that don't fit our (admittedly rather nebulous) feel for what makes a good squeecappable show. Or stuff in English! Or movies! I tossed it out there and the others didn't laugh me down, so we're going to try this out.
kakashi: I almost wished for more deliriums (= good ideas), but of course I want you to be sane and healthy! Uhm ... just healthy in fact. 
Shuk: My computer is back, newly christened Lazarus, and I'm happier than a zombie at a nursing home. Of course, like any good/bad drama, it came back from the wars with a sadly altered personality and severe amnesia, but I'm convinced with a little loving care, it will love me again...
The idea is pretty loose: we'll contribute or not as our schedules or interests allow, and we can comment or not on each other's thoughts as well; just generally have an off-line, off-topic gabfest, and if it's fun and interesting plus funnY and interesting, then we'll keep it up for a while.
kakashi: Yeah, basically what we do all the time, just without a specific drama. And with any kind of pictures we WANT. hehehe. 

20 June 2014

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Nail Shop Paris Episode 8 - A SongJaeRimJob

Posted by mary on June 20, 2014
We are nearing the end, which means more paaaaaain for our cast and kokoros. Prepare to be jerked around by the roller-coaster of squeeing and rage in this 8th Jeob. (And hold tight to that Kei-cat in your kokoro. You'll need it for the tough times ahead.)
JoAnne: With all this kokoro holding I have realized I need to be more flexible. You know, as a responsible KDrama watcher.
kakashi: Ladies, I have something to tell you ...

EPISODE 8

18 June 2014

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 20 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 18, 2014
Not so faaaaaast, drama!!! Slooooow down, you have 30 more episodes!!! All of a sudden, all our precious secrets are revealed or about to be revealed as all our characters re-connect. Thankfully, there's a few more secrets established right away. Can't have none.  
JoAnne: If we solve the central mysteries now (well they were never mysteries to US, of course, just to the characters) what does that mean for the future? Perhaps they develop some sort of Hanbok nuclear fission. No! I know! Hanbok Therapy! They develop a wardrobe of Hanbok that address myriad emotional complaints.

16 June 2014

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 19 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 16, 2014
Oh, I really liked this episode! Full of fun and craziness! I love them all! Apart from the ones I hate, but those, I love to hate! Also, I think I must apologize (or maybe not). I went absolutely Kim Ji-hoon crazy in this recap, there's no end to pics and gifs. I don't know what has come over me. Okay, yes, I know. This came over me. OMFGIMAMARRIEDWOMANGOAWAY!
JoAnne: I can admit it - this show is growing on me. I mean, there was definitely funny stuff along the way so far, especially when it comes to The Seriousness of Sewing, but I'm  uh...actually getting a little emotionally invested, now.
(I'm glad, JoAnne)

15 June 2014

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Doctor Stranger - Episode 7 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by becca_boo on June 15, 2014
BIG things happening this episode: Hoon finally gets a clue about what's going on, we get a few more hints about Jae-joon (yay), and just as Soo-hyun starts eyeing my ship, I'm eyeing the one she started out on. Because let's be honest, Hoon has a few too many issues to be healthy. I still love him, but I'm not sure she should. Still. They're So. Cute.
bcook: I'm right there with you. The KRK*  SooJae is the healthier ship... well as healthy as you can get in this drama. (*korealand republic of korea)
JoAnne: Ha, because I'm sort of shipping SooJae too. They have done too good a job of making us understand why he wants to be the villain, and I totally swoon over his feelings for Soo Hyun in a way I just can't for HoonHee. 
Becca: HoonHee is that ship you squee over as it passes by. SooJae is the ship you book a one way ticket on. Because there's no going back.

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Roommate Eps 6 - Bom's Message Becomes a (Fake) Reality

Posted by lafer on June 15, 2014
This week Bom finally tries to get some revenge on everyone for their constant harassment of her when she walks in the door every day. She and Min Woo decide to set up a "fake relationship" scenario to see how the others respond. Some of the guys don't take being fooled lightly, and decide to do a prank on their own.  Does this make for a fun episode?  The opinions on that are divided.
JoAnne: I didn't mind it - I think it could have been edited better to make it more entertaining, but I didn't think anything was offensive or mean.
bcook: They should have done a long con. An entire week before they confessed. That would have been awesome.

The episode starts with Bom and So Ra at a restaurant, and So Ra is questioning Bom about a text she sent over Kaotalk (that according to the producer, turned the house upside down in utter confusion) announcing she and Min Woo were dating.  We then see Bom explain that she was angry for the pranks they pulled on her and decided revenge.  Min Woo eagerly agreed to be part of the plan. I guess this was the big, shocking incident we were promised from previous episodes. Smells of producer influence to me, which is a shame, because I'd love to see a real romance between Bom and Min Woo.
JoAnne: Nah - I'm on the HMS MinYeon
bcook: Looks like they planned it before coming into the house. Still worked for me! More Min Woo dimples.


First the housemates need to restock the refrigerator and buy curtains to hang so So He can get some sleep, because really, he needs to spend as much time in his silk pj's as possible. Min Woo drives Soo Hyun to get them, and he starts dropping hints but at the same time evades questions about him and Bom. He seems really pleased with himself that he gets Soo Hyun to fall for it. With his dimples, I'll play the fool any day for him. But I'm not liking this game.
JoAnne: He is indeed a cutie pie.
bcook: He played it much better the Bom - who pounded it into peoples heads rather obviously. See this is where the long con would have been better. 


Mama Shin heads out with the two ditz idol women for the fish market.  Somehow the conversation leads to eating roundworms, which Bom has never heard of.  She guesses it's a dog's *BLEEP* and I just love Mama Shin's reaction to her bluntness. It's certainly obvious that Bom has spent a lot of time in the states!  I also love that when Bom is later interviewed, she doesn't even realize the things she said - oh Bommie! So glad I am not the only one who doesn't follow the "think before you speak" adage.
JoAnne: There are times when Shuk will quote something from the blog or twitter and I'll laugh and ask her who said it, and have it turn out to be me. So I totally get Bom. In that regard, at least.
Shuk:  You have amazingly succinct fingertips, JoAnne unni, that can cut to the heart of the matter.
bcook: Luff her. Luff my oppajusshi's reaction. He needs to get used to it.


Watching the three of them interact in the car and fish market is entertaining and often hilarious. The two girls are not afraid to use their charms and even Mama Shin's fame to get what they want (and at a good price!) You've got to wonder what Mama Shin is thinking most of the time.  This guy is a gem - why is he not married? (I have a few thoughts but won't share them just yet.  Besides I know bcook will say because he hasn't met her yet.) I didn't find the whole food thing appealing, though. I give Bom tons of credit for trying those roundworms, or honestly, anything else.  But those things were just nasty looking.
JoAnne: If I had only seen the cut up pieces, maybe yes.  But after seeing the live...thing....no. Not ever, not if it would keep me from starving to death, not if it would save the world from global warming. Sorry  y'all.
Shuk: Those creatures were mentioned in "You From The Stars" as one of Cheon Song-yi's requested foods. So I have to wonder how they can be possibly be as good as chicken and beer.
bcook: It is terrifyingly gross isn't it. Somethings are better not seen before you eat them. They look like poop filled intestines. Anyways. 1) of course he's still single because he hasn't met me yet 2) I'm not an irrational fangirl. He's a 47 yr old single dude. He probably has some habits that are a big deterrent/intimidating (especially for a typical korean woman) *cracks fingers and neck* I'm up for the task. 
The supposed dating prank continues, with Min Woo and Bom blatantly calling each other on their cell phones while out.  Back at the house, they decide to take it up a notch and use objects, such as couples hats, sweaters and rings to show they're really dating. The thing is, they're having a hard time getting anyone to take the bait. Once again it's cutie-pie Chan Yeol who is suspicious, and fearing that he was intruding on their "together time" when he walked into the living room, he quickly said he was there to use the bathroom.  I wonder if he just stood in there for a few minutes, deciding what to do next. Bom cons Chan Yeol into coming to play the piano with her and is furiously trying to arrange the matching cell phones, etc, so that Chan Yeol sees.
bcook: I cracked up during that scene. It was sooo obvious! Chan Yeol needs to mature a little bit more eh? 

At least they, and in particular MinWoo, are having a good time with this. In another Chan Yeol cutie moment, Mama Shin is preparing the crabs for dinner and realizes they are still alive.  Poor Chan Yeol is not happy to watch them being dismembered while kicking and possibly screaming their little crab heads off.  Yee of tender heart, Chan Yeol!
JoAnne:  That was... I mean what the hell!  You don't even cook them first? You just rip them limb from limb while they're alive?
bcook: Erm yeah. Best way to cook them actually. At home we just stab them with a sharp knife if they're big or just boil them if they're small. My oppajusshi got the job done! (one maturity point for Chan Yeol!)
NaNa, on the other hand, can't wait to eat the crabs and is delighting in them, while Mama Shin tells her "NaNa, we're in mourning right now!"
bcook: Nana don't care. Nana hungry. She's so practical. Love it!

Miss MMA is the next to notice that the supposed couple has matching phones, once again leading to whispers and speculation.  After dinner, Bom goes to plead her case with NaNa, who is a super hard sell. Min Woo overhears them talking so calls Bom to make it seem more legitimate. If nothing else works, try a little fairy spray, Bom.  That might convince her.
JoAnne: It is totally ridiculous, though.  NaNa is no fool.
bcook: Coz she was insisting so hard. Jeesh Bom! So glad Min Woo helped her out. It would have been better if she hadn't said "nana is here with me" made it seem more believable.  I love pranks!
More discussion ensues, as they try, one by one, to convince the others. I have to admit that Kang Joon just cracks me up because he keeps saying, even after Min Woo says he's dating Bom, that Soo Hyun is a better match.  Although why do I think that maybe Mr. Pretty Eyes is a little jealous that he's not the apple of Min Woo's eyes?
JoAnne: Nope. Not getting off on that bus stop.  Kang Joon plays for Team Hetero.
bcook: Tho...their compliment danghyunhaji game went there really fast. Another fun part of this episode.

That night (or is it another night, because I noticed the clothes were changing and was not quite sure of the timeline) they are having a congratulatory party for Chan Yeol's comeback, Kang Joon's end of his drama, and the new-couple-in-love, Bom and Min Woo. (I love how the guys are all like "congratulations, Min Woo" while the girls are still unsure and a little sad I think.) After ordering pizza, who walks in but Wookie.  Can I just stop here and say I can not stop laughing at the Mac the Knife song being played for Wookie.  Once again I think the OST for this show is the best part about it!
JoAnne: I'm so glad they're all back now though! I missed having them all there.
bcook: I missed it because I was laughing at Bom's "oh shit, my crush is here" face. 
Wookie, who maybe has more sense then I've given him credit for in the past, is not really falling for this one bit.  He proceeds with a series of 20 questions that put more doubt in the minds of the others. You can almost see the sweat pouring off Bom.  At this point Bom and Min Woo leave the room and try to figure out what to do next.  Lol, Wookie is still not buying this. Just look at his face!
JoAnne: I'm with you - I was a little surprised by how clear-minded he was.
bcook: Because he KNOWS Bom likes him. Like don't change that fast. (well until you meet the one. So just like Taeyang and Gong Yoo still have a special place in my heart....my oppajusshi is occupying a fairly large portion)
Finally they decide to tell everyone it's all a lie.  At that point, even though I had a bad taste in my mouth from the start towards the whole "let's deceive the other roommates," I started feeling really uncomfortable.  It just kind of falls flat, and is obvious that the others aren't too keen on being tricked. Luckily I was able to chuckle at Wookie, who now is starting to think that maybe it IS real, and Bom and Min Woo are using reverse psychology.  Obviously realizing this is not going at all as planned, Bom blurts out that she really likes Wookie!  Seriously, what kind of WTFery is this?
JoAnne: It did fall flat, especially because I think what was supposed to happen was that they'd confess up to now had been a lie, but then Min Woo would say that while playing the prank, he'd really developed feelings for Bom - except before he could go through with that she blurted out the Wookie bit. Which, by the way, I don't buy.  But even though it fell flat, it didn't make me feel bad. It wasn't mean spirited, it was more that they were awkward about it that made it not go over as well as it might have.
bcook: Yeah. They just didn't end it well. They should have waited, convinced Wookie and then the next day at breakfast, or a few days later been like "oh yeah. total lie". More disbelief that way. 
lafer:  I agree.  It was poorly done and too quickly done although I really don't know the exact time line due to editing.  But Min Woo's acting far surpassed Bom's, that's for sure!
I love Wookie's response of "where do you get off trying to dip your spoon? How dare your try to come to me now?" to Bom.  But at the same time, I felt this whole scenario backfired and just could not be good for Bom, who really wants love so desperately. Luckily, Se Ho diffuses the situation by yelling out "By any chance, is there anyone who likes me?" to which both NaNa and forever faithful puppy Chan Yeol both raise their hands. Luckily, we leave that whole mess and move on to something else, but not without a little misleading forecast of things to come. And while I think Min Woo may have considered starting a relationship with Bom - yeah, well, I think that ship has sailed.
JoAnne:  Stranger things have happened.
bcook: He paid for the couple ring himself. Just saying. That whole exchange was pretty awesome in my book. They clearly loved it. Bom was (kinda) playing around. Se Ho and Nana bit was so cute. She's such a playa. I thought it was a funny ending to a kindda awesome prank. I have learnt not to trust this show's previews. THEY LIE!!

Next we have some cuteness and light as Bom and So Ra try and help Miss MMA with her skin routine. Honestly, Ga Yeon is adorable and young and doesn't need help.  But it is pretty funny to see her slathering on all these products and even giving a shot at So Ra's secret weapon of meditating for better skin.
bcook: Hehe. She's so cute.

The evening goes on with NaNa and Soo Hyun throwing a dance party in their room,  Chan Yeol and Mama Shin discussing writing songs, and Min Woo and Pretty Eyes doing - well, what exactly is it that they were doing? They have to say cheesy compliments to each other without the other person smiling. Sometimes I get the strangest vibes from these two, especially when Min Woo tells Pretty Eyes that he has good looking all over his face!  Yes, we know that, but should Min Woo be the one telling him? And how they've already fallen for each other?  OK..........BTW, is Mama Shin wearing a hearing aid? Or is it some strange accoutrement? 
JoAnne: That game was funny! You just have to accept the compliment, no matter how outrageous, by keeping a straight face and saying, 'Of course.' First one to smile loses. I could happily have watched that longer.
bcook: hehe it was sooo cheesy. I loved it. And the beauti-ful one. *cackle*
Meanwhile, Wookie and Se Ho are watching one of Wookie's scenes from Hotel King and decide to act it out. In all honesty, I've seen way worse actors than Se Ho. I like how he gets into the emotion of the scene by hitting himself. They then decide to do a prank of their own so that the "culprits " Bom and Min Woo could reflect on their actions. They decide to have a fight between Se Ho and Wookie.  But somehow, everyone is in on it but Bom and NaNa. My beef #1 is - if it's to get back at Min Woo and Bom, why is Min Woo in on it? It's especially sad to seem them plotting against Bom while juxtaposed against her telling the camera how happy she is to have made friends on Roommate. 
JoAnne: Did it say they were all in on it?  I missed that. I know that several of them didn't fall for it - ChanYeol in particular - but I don't think that Bom was singled out to be punished.

When they're all gathered that night, the act starts, and tensions run high (although honestly, I think it would be hard to be taken seriously in those pajamas, Se Ho.) You can tell that NaNa and Bom are pretty upset, and I'm actually starting to squirm in my seat.  Having been in a situation like this before (for real) I can tell you it is NOT fun to witness.  The gang is jubilant that the prank comes off so well, but I really feel for Bom who I think was deeply hurt by it, and for NaNa who was quite upset about what was going on.
JoAnne: I wasn't bothered by the prank (either of them); even if people got upset, if you dish it out you have to take it.  What was interesting to me was that NaNa felt bad because she thought perhaps Se Ho was having a hard time and so she was concerned for him, and that Bom felt bad because she'd spoken harshly to him about his behavior.  That last is a bit hard to buy into, of course.  If his behavior wasn't real then he won't consider her words real, either. Or would he..I don't know.  Anyway - Bom has been plenty embarrassed by folks and I was kind of glad to see her give a little bit of pranking back in good spirits. It wasn't particularly funny, but not because it was mean, just because they didn't end it correctly.  If it were me, I'd have kept people guessing til the last minute. Confessing it was a joke, but that I'd developed feelings...but maybe that was the joke, or no...you'd never know til the end.
bcook: Agreed. I thought Nana's reaction was so cute and sweet. I've been in those situations where it starts off as a joke and turns serious. So that's where I was afraid it would go. 

Final thoughts - I did not care for this episode, even though there were some funny moments.  My complaint is that instead of showing all the roommates getting more comfortable with each other, the use of these pranks seemed to serve to betray trust. And I can't help feeling that Bom, who wants so much to feel like part of the group, may have ended up with the short end of the stick.  
bcook: I totally read into this different. You can only prank people you feel comfortable with because you know they'd understand. If anything it shows they're more comfortable with each other than before. The fact that Nana's first reaction was that something was going with Se Ho not that he was being a drunk jerk is testament to that. The pranks weren't mean or tasteless. I'd say everybody matured a little bit this episode...not just ChanYeol.

Favorite quote of the show:  NaNa watching the flapping fish and asking "Does it have a nasty temper?" Like that may influence its taste, lol.
JoAnne: Not for the first time, I am completely impressed with the variety  of seafood in the Korean diet - and not just for special occasions, either.
bcook: Can't wait to go and eat all that deliciousness. That fish was really angry tho. 
Shuk:  If you eat a roundworm, pics or it didn't happen.
And to end with good thoughts, here's the ever adorable Mama Shin having a good laugh.
JoAnne: I love him. I love him. He is too awesome for words. What is wrong with this man?
bcook: You can have front row seats at our wedding Jo. Though, I know right? It's starting to worry me a little. *pauses to give everybody side eye* but not enough to hand him over so don't get excited. 





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Doctor Stranger - Episode 6 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by becca_boo on June 15, 2014
Politicians and spies continue to weave their plans around our oblivious hero, while he remains consistent in his single-minded fixation on his first love. In some ways I envy him because the world must be so much less confusing without trying to understand all the agendas. My head hurts.
bcook: There's this thing called belief that you have to suspend when you watch this show. There's also the matter of trying really hard not to ask questions.
JoAnne: Ask the questions! Ask them! We must expose WTFery at every turn!

14 June 2014

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Nail Shop Paris Episode 7 - A SongJaeRimJob

Posted by mary on June 14, 2014
YOU LADIES, SONG JAE RIM HAS A DRAMA. An honest-to-goodness, real drama where he is part of the main trio and not just a random guy getting beaten up in Episode 1 (thanks, Big Man) and not a side character, bartender-time-keeper-angel (thanks, Secret Love). The working title for his drama is 잉여공주 (ingyeo gongjeu) literal translation is Surplus Princess which is a pun on 인어공주 (ineo gongjeu) or The Mermaid.
kakashi: Yes, mary. He might even be the lead?
JoAnne: So he's the mermaid? Or the princess or whatever?

Starring Song Jae Rim, Ohn Joo Wan, and Jo Boa the story is a parody/mature take on The Little Mermaid. This time, the mermaid must find a real job within 100 days to become completely human. O.o sounds WTF and fun. Surplus Princess will be on cable (expect kisses!) tvN, to be exact (expect awesomeness!) and by SNL Korea's production team (expect fun!) The drama will take over Rude Miss Young Ae Season 13 timeslot every Thursday 11 PM. (Wow... that intro sounded sane. Where did I get enough sanity to write that?)
kakashi: This might be epic WTFery. I'm expecting a lot from it.
JoAnne: Oh yes, indeed. We must apply our special SqueeCap glitter to each precious minute.
Mary: And it's about finding a PERMANENT JOB. Expect lots of Jeob puns!!!

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Golden Era of Daughters In Law - Episode 16 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 14, 2014
You could think that having Kim Ji-hoon on my screen for more than two hours for 27 weeks would satisfy my Kim Ji-hoon cravings? Wrong. It makes me more greedy. And while I wait for my next Jang Bori craziness, I suddenly remembered that I have SO MANY more episodes of GEoDiL to recap. Just lovely. Unfortunately, this episode is extreeeeeeeeemely boring. But it looks like the wedding is next! Yaaaaay!

13 June 2014

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 18 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 13, 2014
A lot in this episode could be considered "filler", but I really don't want to use that word for anything related to Kim Ji-hoon. No, my Kim Ji-hoon is never just a filler! Also, people, the time jump is here (at which point things cease to be a filler)! And with it comes the new hair! It's a new world and I will not lie, I'm very excited to get to know more about it. Other people are excited too, Jang Bori now reaches 16.9% viewers in Seoul (TNmS), which puts it at 2nd place on Sunday (or 3rd, if we were to go by AGB Nielsen). The crazier the better. Keep it rockin!
JoAnne: It's still a very weird show, Kakashi.
kakashi: It is? 

09 June 2014

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Nail Shop Paris Episode 6 - A SongJaeRimJob

Posted by mary on June 09, 2014
Hi Squeeglets! I'm back like Song Jae Rim! Meaning, I come back for one measly cameo then disappear for a long time, then pop-up again for one episode in a mini-series. *grumble grumble* But hey, let's not look a gift horse in the mouth! Unless horse = Song Jae Rim and look = kiss.
kakashi: mary is back, mary is back, maaaaary is backbackback!
JoAnne: I should go away for a while. Look how happy she is. AND she's wearing my color.

Before we start, check out the trailer for KARA's mini-series Secret Love, where Song Jae Rim seems to be playing some bartender-cum-time-travel-angel (Yes, JoAnne) who gives Seung Yeon a chance to go back and change her dead boyfriend's past.
kakashi: Hahahahaaaa, awesome. Will you squeecap it? You should.
JoAnne: What? That's totally the correct usage for that latin term. I am not giggling.
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Roommate Episode 5 - You Are My Spring

Posted by lafer on June 09, 2014
If episode 4 left me feeling a little empty, episode 5 went a long way to fill up my soul.  There are so many nice gestures extended between roommates that my cup runneth over.  The women of the house continue to open up to each other and form what seem like real and deep friendships. On the other hand, it's fairly heartbreaking to see just how insecure and lonely these idol/actors can be.  It makes me wonder how they can go for years in the business and be in the same idol group yet not form any friendships. Bom, I love you more and more--can I adopt you, too?  By the end of this show, I will have quite a bevy of adoptees.
bcook: I agree with you on everything. But I'd just like to take this minute to rant about the deceptive editing we got last episode. PDs made us think Bom was crying about Min Woo when it was really about something sweeter and more meaningful. I didn't not like that.
JoAnne: I am totally buying that these are genuinely nice people. Every single one of them. They have this weird world where they are both exposed to and have access to privileges we can hardly imagine, and yet they lead  incredibly these incredibly circumscribed lives that prevent them from experiencing the most normal things on any kind of regular basis - and they all seem to crave that experience the most.  We all know this is edited to skew a certain way but I don't get the feeling that the people themselves are acting in a calculated manner.  I like it.

08 June 2014

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 17 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 08, 2014
This is a serious episode, with lots of break-ups of not-yet-formed couples. We're sloooooooowly edging towards the truth, but the steps are so small, it's hard to notice. Also: new hair is in our future! In general, I demand more Jae-hwa - and more Jae-hwa/Bori interactions. In general, this week's episodes don't really deliver on that. Oh well, there's over 30 episodes left, so ...
JoAnne: I'm going to be so old. I'm going to be so old and so dead by the time anything happens that I want to see, like Jae Hwa be sexy, or Bori learn to modulate her tone of voice, or Big Kang put major mack daddy moves on Auntie, or that goddamn hateful Min Jung midget falls into a man hole that leads straight to hell.
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Fall In Love With Both Of Me - Episode 9 (An IdiotiCap)

Posted by CM Shukmeister on June 08, 2014
Shuk:  We have finally reached the Stalker Edition of the story.  Truthfully, does anyone have a chance at a normal relationship anywhere in this storyline? Is this really how they think people should behave when they are attracted to someone?  Wait, I just remembered the previous episodes, and respectfully withdraw the last question…
JoAnne: This is rapidly becoming the OTP of my nightmares, and when you consider how much I like Aaron, realize how deeply distasteful I find Tao Zi's general attitude of despair, depression, and angst.
We all needed to drink for this one.


06 June 2014

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Doctor Stranger - Episode 5 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by becca_boo on June 06, 2014
The search for Jae-hee is back on! Ya.....ay? We don't get any definitive answers about what happened to her, but we do get a few more questions to fuel our wild conspiracy theories. So, that's fun.
JoAnne:  When I watch this show I come up with THE most outlandish fanta...errr...theories.  
bcook: I've never laughed in disbelief so much in my life. 

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 16 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 06, 2014
Ah! We get a load of cute and then, the drama turns daaaaaark on us. Fairytale dark, with loads and loads of misunderstandings and drawbacks for Bori. Well, she most certainly will grow through it! I also get the feeling that there is another time jump coming ...
JoAnne: I hope so. And I hope that in that time jump, Veggie Ahjumma gets turned into veggie mush by a truck of doom. That wicked, hateful woman.

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Jang Bori Is Here! - Episode 15 (KimJiCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 06, 2014
I never knew I liked crazy makjang so much. I also see why people say this kind of weekend drama is crazy addictive ... crazy because it's SO BAD and addictive because it's SO GOOD. Does that make sense? No? Thought so. Of course, it helps to have Kim Ji-hoon/Jae-hwa on screen, and him falling hard, and most likely painfully for this country bumpkin. 
JoAnne: This is NUTS. But watching him fall for her (really, he's doing it so fast and so hard it's actually more like he's PLUNGING shit everything sounds sexual but I don't mean it that way. He's just bonkers over her, like, overnight. It's fun to watch.) (Don't forget that she is his first and only love from WaaaaaaaaaaaYYYYyyyy back. He has been in love with her for half his life)

05 June 2014

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Witch's Romance - Episode 14

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 05, 2014
After a complete dud of an episode (13 must have been the absolute worst), we get a sweet, positive, healing episode next. It's still boring as hell in my opinion, but the sweet kinda makes up for it. Better we have sweet and pointless than bitter and pointless. Yeah, alright, maybe I'm too mean ... it's actually getting really cute again.
JoAnne: Pfffffffft. Someone needs a nap.
kakashi: It's morning here, but thanks! 

04 June 2014

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Witch's Romance - Episode 13

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on June 04, 2014
It's my turn this week! I'm in a stinky mood. I'm tired. I'm vicious. Alright, drama, you wanted it - and now, you get it! --- is what I thought. But then, surprisingly, this episode wasn't too rage-inspiring. Only extremely boring. Though Asshat is still around.
JoAnne: I am exhausted because I ran away with Aaron Yan this weekend. It was so worth it. So Polar Bear better watch out and Ji Yeon too, probably, but my love for the puppy and Cutie is still intact because Aaron... that's a different kind of love. Much sweatier. Much.

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Roommates Episode 4- Where Did Wookie (and the Laughs) Go?

Posted by lafer on June 04, 2014
Episode 4 was narrated by Mama Shin, which should have been a promising start, but his words were rather prophetic as he told the other guys "After Dong Wook leaves it will be really boring." You got that right, Mama Shin! I found this episode not only a little boring, but also more than a little sad.  Good thing we had your cutie face to look at every now and then!
JoAnne:  I didn't think it was laugh out loud funny but I wasn't bored, either - it was interesting to see them go off in their little groups and start getting to know each other better.  PS Mama Shin I love you.  I love you.  I love you.
bcook: Back off lady! Jeesh! no respect for property.

02 June 2014

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Doctor Stranger - Episode 4 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by becca_boo on June 02, 2014
Doctors are encouraged to play with lives and relationships are put to the test, all in the name of competition. In other words: just another day at Myung Woo Hospital. WTF, Doc?
JoAnne: Oh look, he just noticed me.
bcook: hehe

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Fall In Love With Me - Episode 8 (An IdiotiCap)

Posted by CM Shukmeister on June 02, 2014
Shuk:  This episode left me with a bad taste in my mouth. All my shows seem to take a dive into WTFkery this week, but the decisions made by our folks here made me wish I had a cat, just so I could throw some cat toys at my screen.  I started using other languages when I ran out of synonyms for "idiot".
JoAnne:  So you have a situation, and you have the right way to correct the situation, and you have the less right way to correct the situation, and then you have the absolute wrong way to correct the situation.  If you are a boy, which one do you choose?  Is that even a question?

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