The Moon that Embraces the Sun: the Review (SPOILER ALERT)

The Moon that Embraces the Sun air date: 1.4.2012 through 3.15.2012 number of eps: 20 I watched it: Increasingly horrified marathon In a nutshell: Hated it. Hated it so much. Partially, I’m sure, because I’d been so excited for it. M/S came from the same novelist who wrote Sungkyunkwan Scandal (one of my favorite dramas), there’d been a lot …

Arang and the Magistrate: my review (updated)

Based on an old Korean folktale, AatM is a comedy/ghost-story/mystery/fantasy/historical fusion. *whew!* And with all that, the story-tellers didn’t loose their way, managing to turn out a tightly told, well-balanced (for the most part) tale. The main characters are clever twists on old tropes (the hero who’d really, reallyrather not be, the damsel in distress who’s actually self-reliant enough …