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Hwajeong: Episode 1
by | April 17, 2015 | 29 Comments
Hwajeong (or Splendid Politics, depending on your tolerance level) premiered earlier this week on MBC, and hits the ground running—no small feat considering that it comparatively has all the time in the world to tell the story of Gwanghae, the man who became king, and presumably a whole bunch of other things. My inability to... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 4
by | April 13, 2015 | 77 Comments
Tensions abound when our heroine gets recruited as Min-ho’s personal secretary, which turns out to be way more physically and emotionally taxing a job than it should be. Poor Soon-jung can’t take one step without getting herself into trouble this hour, and while she’s got one white knight with a dark streak, she also a... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 2
by | April 6, 2015 | 62 Comments
Our hapless heroine is blamed when a revenge plan goes awry, but lest we start worrying, there’s plenty of misplaced blame for everyone in an episode that does remarkably well in setting up its central premise so we can dive right into the heart of the story next week. It’s certainly got all the makings... More »


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Spy: Episode 16 (Final)
by | March 10, 2015 | 142 Comments
If Spy was ever about more than the pursuit of a flimsy piece of hardware holding the secret to immeasurable wealth, you might find yourself hard-pressed to remember that in a finale that revolves solely around the acquisition and eventual trade of The One Hard Drive. I wish I could say I’d miss that thing... More »


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Spy: Episode 14
by | March 3, 2015 | 126 Comments
Oh, it’s on now. Sun-woo gets separated from his family and has to fight for a reunion, even though he has opponents on both sides who seem dead set on holding at least one of his loved ones hostage at all times. Bromance is in the air at least, which is a welcome breath of... More »


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Heard It Through the Grapevine: Episode 2
by | February 26, 2015 | 85 Comments
These are the faces of the condemned about to face judge, jury, and executioner in the form of In-sang’s parents. They’re in for a shock even greater than the pregnancy reveal itself, culminating in a strangely funny sequence of events as the Han Family gets turned upside down. The tone still swings from funny to... More »


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Heard It Through the Grapevine: Episode 1
by | February 25, 2015 | 75 Comments
Well, this is going to be interesting. Heard It Through the Grapevine premiered on SBS this week in an attempt to fill the gaping hole in the lineup left by Punch, which is a hard act to follow if there ever was one. Boasting an unusual premise dealing with a teenage pregnancy between a poor... More »


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Punch: Episode 19 (Final)
by | February 19, 2015 | 106 Comments
Writing an introduction has never felt more like crafting an obituary, because it means we’ve finally reached the end of the line for one of the best shows of the year, and one of the greatest character studies in drama history. Like our hero, we made this journey knowing with certainty that it would end,... More »


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Punch: Episode 18
by | February 18, 2015 | 35 Comments
If there’s just one unlikable aspect to this episode, it’s that it brings us one step closer to the end. But Punch’s penultimate episode throws no punches as the fighting between the relatively good guys and the definitely bad guys reaches a fever pitch. Not only are we running out of time, but so is... More »


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Spy: Episodes 11-12
by | February 17, 2015 | 203 Comments
Love and truth don’t quite go hand in hand as everyone seems to get a gun and a little extra motivation this week, leading to a few confrontations that end with more than just empty threats and dark promises. Blood is shed, hearts are broken, and Sun-woo gains some clarity of focus he didn’t even... More »


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Punch: Episode 17
by | February 12, 2015 | 30 Comments
This is Ha-kyung’s episode through and through, giving her a chance to really shine when she finds herself left to her own devices—and boy, does she ever. It’s ladies’ night all around in the land of Punch, but along with the paragons of womanly virtue on display come the dregs of humanity that just so... More »