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Heartless City Episode 1 Recap

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It’s been ages since I loved and anticipated a crime drama this much! Seriously, who doesn’t want to see the baddies get outsmarted and outworked by one of their own? And if the baddie is as hot as Park Sa, there’s no way you’ll not enjoy watching him! The way he carries himself-that clean and spotless look in the suit, that aloof and thoughtful air and the soft way of speaking makes him seem more dangerous than if he were shouting or dressed to the T’s as a gangster. The best part-even the baddies have to call 911-or 119, as it is in Korea to try and get rid of him!

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Drama Recommendations – Doctor Who [BBC Series 2005-ongoing Review]

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“Doctor… Doctor Who?” These are my most favorite words and I repeat them around like a mantra every now and then when I’m possessed by the Doctor Who spirit!

To be honest, this is the kind of series that I would never have approached under normal circumstances. My first reaction is always that I run away from any such series-Sci-fi, aliens, time travel are so not my cup of tea. But thankfully, at one point of time I was so bored that I decided to test the waters of Doctor Who. After all, the IMDB ratings were good and I liked the poster that was displayed there. And so I put the series on download and kept my fingers crossed.

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A Werewolf Boy – Movie Review :]

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Werewolf boy, or as the Korean title goes 늑대소년 is a truly wonderful and heartwarming story of love, coming of age and in some aspects, fantasy. I downloaded the movie just for one reason-Song Joong Ki, and expected to have a good time watching but was so pleasantly surprised when I ended up glued and hooked to the screen for two hours straight! And needless to say, I watched it again right after finishing it. It’s now a part of my collection, going to be stored in my hard drive for a long time now.

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Story I – Chapter IV [Revelations]

Hello everyone!

Wondering where I’ve been, huh? Thanks to exams, a psychological, an interview and becoming an aunt, I am totally swamped which is why I have gone on a hiatus and will hopefully be back in the future-not the near future though-the issues persist till early March! Anyway, I’m here to post the latest part of Story I, and due to the long delay, I am posting the whole chapter here, in one piece rather than three parts! Here, you get the answer to some of your most basic questions about the story and it raises as many more, which are hopefully going to keep you intrigued and interested! I hope you’ll enjoy it and keep your fingers crossed for more!

So, read on for Chapter Four! Please remember that it is completely unedited and any and every criticism is welcome! So keep the feedback coming! Thank you!

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Gaksital aka Bridal Mask Episode 28 [Final] Recap

And here it is. Time to say Goodbye to Gaksital! I don’t wanna! I can’t believe we’ve crossed 28 episodes so fast. The ratings once again passed it’s precedent to end at 22.9 and as always, the episode was packed with all the right elements. It’s like an end that symbolizes another beginning and in the life of Lee Kang To and Gaksital, it was truly befitting! I love the shot above-it depicts the essence of Kang To’s life so well!

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Gaksital aka Bridal Mask Episode 27 Recap

Gaksital has come to avenge his personal vendetta against Kimura Taro and to help the cause of his comrades as well. Shunji finally faces Kang To once more but as always, their past and their feelings are too much for wither to ignore and neither of the two can truly bring themselves to deliver the final blow. In many aspects, Shunji is the hero of this episode as he surprises and stuns you when you thought that day might never come. He still may not be redeemable, but he’s not too far gone either! One wonders if this really is the happy ending for our long suffering hero or is this just the calm before the actual storm? Is there really no way for a freedom fighter to find happiness along with a cause? Must Kang To and Dan lose their everything-and each other for the sake of their cause?

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Gaksital aka Bridal Mask Episode 27 Preview

Well, for all those who are holding out hope for a Shunji redemption will be receiving another shock in this episode. Still, can’t say how things might end. Who knows, he really may get a last moment redemption-not in the sense of complete turnover, but maybe in the sense that he’ll at least not kill his best friend. Yet, who knows?

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기무라 타로를 일격에 쓰러트린 각시탈!
순간 뛰어 들어온 슌지의 눈에 피를 흘리며 쓰러진 아비의 모습이 보이고……
원한에 사무쳐 한 치도 물러설 수 없는 두 맹수의 치열한 싸움이 이어지는데…….

한편, 동진의 요새에서는
만세무장봉기를 성공적으로 이끌기 위한 계획들이 진행되고,
각시탈은 병사들을 확보하기 위해 징집된 학병들을 구출하기로 하는데…….

각시탈을 놓친 후, 동진의 아지트를 알아내기 위해 혈안이던 슌지는
각시탈이 동진결사대와 함께 경성시내에서 펼쳐질 학병환송식을 공격해서
학병들을 구출하기로 했다는 정보를 입수하는데……

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Gaksital strikes down Kimura Taro.

Rushing in at that moment, Shunji sees his father’s bleeding and lying unconscious/dead…

Unable to control his burning rage, both engage in fierce fighting…

In Dong Jin’s camp,they begin to plan the manseh movement.

To ensure strength of the fighters, Gaksital decides to rescue the students who were to be drafted…

After losing Gaksital, Shunji is dead set on finding Dong Jin’s hideout
Because Gaksital and Dong Jin attacked the sending-off of the student soldiers
So they can obtain information by rescuing the students (not too sure what this part means although it does translate as that, roughly…)
P.S. Let me know if I’ve made any mistakes and I’ll correct it! 🙂

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Kang To mutters, “From now on what will happen to Shunji?” as in flashback, he is shown  running from the Kimura residence, Shunji hot on his heels and them both fighting. Mok Dan calls him “Young Master!” as in the fight, Kang To throws down his Gaksital weapons and takes off his mask. In voiceover, he says, “One day, Shunji and I will have no choice but to fight!

Dong Jin and comrades discuss their plan and he says, “All we have to do now is to gather our troops and the Mansei movement will be all set to move into action.” Shunji whispers something to Koiso n there’s too much music in between so I can’t understand it. As Shunji stares out his office window, he mutters, “Alright, Lee Kang To… Let’s take this to the end!” Koiso brings two students to meet him-the students who are to be drafted for the army!

Dong Jin tells his comrades, “We must succeed!” and they hold hands together. In conference with the governor general, Wada is briefed by Yoshio, “Kimura Shunji is presently going after the Dong Jin’s death troops. This time we can be sure.” Wada excitedly asks, “Really?

Shunji loads his gun defiantly, ready for a kill and in announcement to his officers, “This time, when we move out to the tiger’s den, make sure to catch Yang Baek, Dong Jin and Oh Mok Dan. But, I will kill Lee Kang To!”

Gaksital aka Bridal mask Episode 26 Recap

With just two episodes left, Gaksital is delving into every character and conflict so well. For once, our hero is saved from the clutches of the enemy rather than having him save others. But the relief of knowing her Young Master is alright is soon downed for Dan when tragedy hits, too close to home. As always, losing a loved one gives you grief but more than that, it leads Dan to question her strong belief in giving all for the cause… And this series does what it does best-it shows you reality, and gives you answers…

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