Hwayugi: Episode 16 Bar Scene

This is long so I’ll get down to business without further ado. *********************************** Bar Scene SM: Earlier, I saw the thing I’ve seen when the ill omen jar broke. To be honest, I can see the future, once in a while. OG: I guess you really are becoming stronger. SM: It feels like something that’s […]

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Bitch Talk: SunMi’s Death/Love Bell

I’ve been exchanging a couple of interesting post with winterose96 and I think I should elevate it to “Bitch Talk” because I’m sure she’s NOT the only one feeling that OG’s failure to disclose the truth about the Death/Love Bell cause SunMi to choose the coffin. Let’s start with winterose96 first post: Hi Just want […]

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Bitch Talk: LSG vs PBG as Song OhGong

I agree that Lee Seunggi is the perfect Song OhGong. LSG looks like he’s born to trick you with lots of crazy and maddening things that you secretly want to do because you too have a wild side to match his. He gives off a very masculine vibe, and because he’s very much a physical […]

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Hwayugi: Episode 14

I noticed I was gritting my teeth while watching this Episode 14.  Part of it is due to my frustration with the whole body-swapping thing. I don’t get it. Here’s a list of my reasons for being skeptical. 1. Isn’t body-swapping = fate-swapping too? The Priestess took SamJang’s identity: body, energy, and memory. So, why […]

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Hwayugi: The Coffin Metaphor

To me, the coffin is a metaphor. SunMi was scared of hurting OhGong and potentially killing him so she chose instead to die. I could see why people would consider her decision as a self-sacrifice and, in turn, this self-sacrifice as a noble expression of her love. However, I will call bullshit again. I’m proposing […]

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Hwayugi: How to Recap Episode 15?

Everybody’s doing a recap of Hwayugi nowadays so being a bitch myself, you betcha I’m doing my own recap despite knowing only a dozen or so Korean words. I want to test myself and see how many times I can misconstrue and misunderstand the scenes. Please, if you take your recaps seriously, do not read […]

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Hwayugi: The Incredible Shrinking SunMi

I’m been delaying watching Episode 14 because SunMi drives me nuts.  It doesn’t help either that I find Oh YeonSeo’s coy act grating on my nerves. Have compassion for my poor nerves, Hong sisters! Unlike some viewers, I understood that, as a monk, SunMi couldn’t be a violent or vengeful character. I tolerated her character […]

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Hwayugi: The Obligatory Kiss Report Card

The Kiss is a distraction. Without the obligatory scorecard on the kiss, I can’t start critiquing Episode 13.  At first, I was going to grade it – since it’s the Winter Olympics – but everybody’s scores were too high. Instead, I settled for Lady Gaga’s straight-up, no bullshit, “no” paddle.  And here are my reasons. […]

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Hwayugi: Corinthians 13

I’m not here to convert you because God knows I can drive a saint to madness. But I was de-cluttering my work table and finding all these post-it notes on Hwayugi.  For instance, I had scribbled that 1 Corinthians 13 appeared in Hwayugi twice. This chapter on love is the passage most often read at […]

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