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The art of lie detection [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 19, 2014 | 70 Comments
I think I echo the entire human race when I say that there was something in the air this year that made the days go by faster. What other explanation could there be for the fact that it’s December again? Why does the end of the year have to be once a year? Maybe we... More »


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Punch: Episode 1
by | December 17, 2014 | 50 Comments
So intense. I guess we should’ve expected nothing less from the writer who brought us The Chaser and Empire of Gold, since both were exceptionally well-written character dramas—the former having more elements of action than the latter, and the latter having pretty much invented its own brand of excitement when the majority of its scenes... More »


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Valid Love: Episode 1
by | December 7, 2014 | 110 Comments
How strange and interesting. Valid Love, the long awaited comeback project for the writer of the impossible-not-to-love classic My Name Is Kim Sam-soon, premiered on cable network tvN earlier this week, and the result may leave you as cautiously optimistic as you are vividly unsettled. Let’s just hope the show will continue to have more... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 12 (Final)
by | November 27, 2014 | 205 Comments
Good news! Liar Game won’t be going down as yet another good show ruined by a bad ending, because this finale delivers. And in traditional fashion, everything you think you know about the small set of characters who’ve become near and dear to our hearts these past six weeks will be thrown on its head.... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 11
by | November 26, 2014 | 95 Comments
It’s nothing but the best for this penultimate episode, which delivers thrills and some legitimately frightening chills as our villain drops poisonous breadcrumbs to help our hero navigate through the repressed memories of his childhood, all while the competition rages on. Despite the huge palette of cash there to remind everyone what’s at stake, this... More »


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King’s Face: Episode 1
by | November 21, 2014 | 46 Comments
What a solid and stylish premiere for King’s Face, KBS’s latest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup. With solid directing and an intriguing setup based on the idea that you can judge a book by its cover, there’s no shortage of conflict to mine here and plenty of promise for the future. After all, what... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 10
by | November 20, 2014 | 249 Comments
This is a really dense episode, packed with character revelations and plot twists that are actually revelatory and truthfully twisty, and even though it calls for every ounce of attention you can dedicate to it, it doesn’t fail to reward you for time well spent. So much happens this hour that it’s near impossible to... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 9
by | November 19, 2014 | 126 Comments
A hero without confidence is a scary, scary thing, especially when he’s the only one even remotely capable of stopping a villain that’s as deviously bent on spreading anarchy and chaos as Kang Do-young. At least our heroine does an admirable job at filling the void left by Woo-jin’s wounded pride, but soon it’ll be... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 8
by | November 13, 2014 | 191 Comments
This episode will get under your skin in the best of ways. Our hero and his archenemy have a battle of wits and wills, which simultaneously manages to be as nail-bitingly intense as it is deeply unsettling. And heartfelt. And fun. But still pretty unnerving. Do-young just seems to have that effect on people sometimes/all... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 7
by | November 12, 2014 | 129 Comments
It’s a new week, which means a new round to entice our characters to sell their souls for sweet, sweet dollar bills. We even get an extra dash of intrigue and amusement when everyone’s favorite debt collector gets to participate in the actual game instead of being relegated to the sidelines, not to mention when... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 6
by | November 6, 2014 | 257 Comments
So good. SO GOOD. This is a deceptively touching episode of Liar Game as well as for humanity, since Da-jung’s kindness finally yields some positive results. Of course she had to lie a little to achieve said results, but I wouldn’t call that selling out as much as growing up. Or growing wise(er)? Da-jung could... More »