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Soap Report: “Secret Garden”

May 27, 2014

Oh, Secret Garden. We could have had it all. Bickering! Body swap! Two of my favorite things! Alas, it just never came together for me in quite the way that I’d hoped.

For those not up on their K-Dramas, Secret Garden is 20 episode romantic comedy that, sadly, has nothing to do with hunchbacks or creepy English manors. But it makes up for that in cracktastic magical shenanigans and amazing fashion choices. It was not a terrible way to spend twenty hours reading sub-titles, but, well…

Secret Garden cover

What’s it about? This is a classic rich boy/poor girl story, with a side of supernatural added in. Our hero, Joo-won, is the wealthy CEO of a department store. He has a host of neuroses and some very particular opinions about sequins. Gil Ra-im is a poor orphan stunt woman from the wrong side of the tracks, who enters his orbit through a series of misunderstandings and coincidences. Blah blah, sexual tension ensues. Read more…

I think I’m in love.

May 26, 2014

Consider this your official Jordan Ashford appreciation post, guys. Because everything about her is giving me joy right now. Undercover DEA agent! Making plans with Anna! Bad ass ladies being awesome together! IT’S LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE.

Jordan and TJ

ALSO: REALLY AMAZING HAIR

I’ve been on Jordan’s side since she showed up in town. But to be fair, I’d have been reflexively on the side of just about anyone getting judged on their moral failings by the local killer for hire. Read more…

Gimme Some VD: “Home”

May 19, 2014

Previously on Vampire Diaries: Stefan lost his heart. And I don’t mean that in a metaphorical way for once.

Caroline’s at Chez Salvatore, sobbing over Stefan’s body when Elena and Damon come frantically running in. Stefan’s ghost watches sadly from the other side. The oblivion wind nearly sucks him up, but Lexi shows up at the last second to pull him back. Hi, Lexi!

Damon sees Stefan's corpse

Damon makes a terrible face when he sees his brother’s corpse. But it slowly hardens into determination as Caroline asks about Bonnie’s. Cut to him throwing a fit as Bonnie explains the way the plan crashed and burned when Maria was sucked into oblivion. Read more…

Gimme Some VD: “Promised Land”

May 19, 2014

Previously on Vampire Diaries: The gang had a really awkward slumber party.

I know this is super late. I know! The truth is I watched both this and the finale back to back and was amazed to find myself actually enjoying the show for the first time in a while. Wonders never cease?

Damon Caroline torture

Anyway, we open on Damon, who’s got one of the possessed townsfolk tied up in his living room for a friendly bout of torture. Caroline wanders in and is horrified to recognize him as her banker, but that doesn’t stop her from standing by as Damon stabs him in the leg. Sorry, banker dude. Sucks to be you. Read more…

Nurses’ Ball 2014: Wrap up

May 15, 2014

On the last few days of the Nurses’ Ball, Blackie Parrish was a total lie, Epiphany’s interest in Milo’s junk started to get creepy, I had a lot of feelings about the Westbourne siblings, and Doc broke all of our hearts.

Westbourne sibs1

ADORABLE GOOBERS AND I LOVE THEM

The two big themes of the end of the ball seemed to be: 1) pushy dudes, and 2) friendship. Which is kind of a weird combo, when you think about it, but okay. Seriously, though — between Ric, Scotty, Brad, FauxLuke and freaking Spencer, is there a single guy of any age on this show capable of taking no for an answer?

(I keep hoping Nikolas will explain to his son that Emma is not a prize and he’s not entitled to her forgiveness or love just because he wants it. But then I remember Nikolas himself would have to be aware of these concepts in the first place, so… basically this will never happen.) Read more…

Five Things About Revenge: “Execution”

May 14, 2014
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1. Wow, Revenge. Where was all this awesomeness and plot momentum ten episodes ago? I know I’m a broken record on this, but every year, I have this lament, and every year, it frustrates me to think how awesome this show would be if they didn’t have to spend a third of each season treading water before the big finish. Stop trying to make full length seasons happen, ABC! They’re not going to happen!

For real, so much happened in this episode that I don’t even know where to even start. Oh, wait, I totally do: Read more…

Nurses’ Ball 2014: Day Two

May 12, 2014

On the second day of the Nurses’ Ball, there were boys in their skivvies and Eddie Maine and Elizabeth Webber wearing sexy glasses. So basically, everything was wonderful.

Magic Milo and the magic wands

Not that there weren’t a few off notes. Like… what was up with that way too long intro to Ned’s number with the wolf and the spoken word and the MAKE IT STOP, SO EMBARRASSING? Or that weird as hell moment when we were treated to FauxLuke’s inner lust monologue about Alexis, Jordan, and Kiki during his wedding to Tracy? Read more…

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