Month: October 2010

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 14

This scene is a metaphor for the hurt that all Second Leads have to go through

Hurrah! The masked avenger lives to see another day. However, because life in Sungkyunkwan is rarely boring, our fair heroes soon find themselves embroiled in a sex scandal. In other words, business as usual.  (more…)

Ji Jin-hee & Yoo Ah-in Spazz: The Man Who Can’t Get Married (2009)

Behold the future: Park Hyun-kyu can't believe that in a year from now, he's going to be a demigod with rock-hard abs and an army of slavering fan girls.

OMG. I think I may have found something to dull the pain of saying goodbye to Sungkyunkwan Scandal next week (Quel sacrilege, je sais.) I’m not talking about all those YouTube videos of Junsu trying to conquer the English language or Yoochun doing…whatever. No, what I’m talking about is the Korean adaptation of Kekkon Dekinai Otoko. I know, I can’t believe it either. Look, I passed on this show three times earlier this year, okay?  (more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 13

The hockey tournament gets underway and the Minister of War intensifies his search efforts for the masked avenger. In other news, Seon-joon and Yoon-hee break each other’s hearts, Yoon-hee (with a bit of help from SJ) breaks Jae-shin’s, and Jae-shin breaks Yong-ha’s (and mine.) Remember R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”? Well, now’s as good a time as any to sing along.


The Five Stages of Grief: Coping with the End of Sungkyunkwan Scandal

You know there’s something special about a drama when it has you dreading the finale and hoping beyond all hope that some chain-smoking bigwig will give the go-ahead to extend it by a few more episodes. Surely there’s enough juice for at least four more? What about Yong-ha and Cho-sun’s back stories? Don’t tell me you’re going to cram everything into the last four episodes!

I can’t believe I’m going through withdrawal symptoms even before it’s over.

Oh God, what are you doing to me, Sungkyunkwan Scandal(more…)

Recap: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ep. 11

Seon-joons angst status: Kim Yoon-shik is just a roommate/I like girls/I think I like girls/I know I love my mother, does that count?/Kim Yoon-shik is just a roommate/I like girls…

We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a special weather report from Centre Room Two: Expect turbulent skies over the next few days. Heavy showers of angst, jealousy and pent-up frustrations expected. Bring an umbrella.