“Secret Love Affair”: The Bit with Spoilers (Pt. 2 of 2)

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In one of the best scenes in Secret Love Affair, piano prodigy Lee Seon-Jae delivers a musical message to his older teacher and lover Oh Hye-Won that is equal parts rebellion and lament. It’s the third act and Hye-Won is trying to hold onto power by acting like a loyal wife to Professor Kang. Seon-Jae … Read more

“Secret Love Affair”: The Bit with Spoilers (Pt. 1 of 2)

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First things first: I figured out it was reader Rouny who recommended Secret Love Affair, back in the September favorites thread. Thank you, Rouny! I’m excited to have any readers at all. And I’m extra lucky to have readers I can learn from and discuss with. In fact, that discussion thread added a few new … Read more

The Bit with Spoilers: “Secret” (a.k.a. “Secret Love”)

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Note: This is part two of my post about Secret—the bit with spoilers. If you’re planning on watching the show, I recommend the main review post, which doesn’t contain spoilers.  If you want to tell a twisted story of despair and grief, you might do better to use film as your medium rather than television drama. K-dramas can … Read more