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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 16 (Final)
by | January 12, 2017 | 303 Comments
There’s such a bittersweet joy in sending your children off to become adults, and that’s exactly how I feel, seeing this show end. But all baby birds must leave the nest, and it’s time for Bok-ju and Joon-hyung and all their friends to spread their wings. It’s been a nearly perfect journey from beginning to... More »


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Hwarang: Episode 8
by | January 11, 2017 | 151 Comments
Our flower boys are beginning to look like a real group, though a group of exactly what is still up in the air. There’s very little fight training going on so far, but that doesn’t lessen the fun as they find themselves bonding through music, of all things. It’s easy to forget that life-or-death political... More »


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Hwarang: Episode 7
by | January 10, 2017 | 141 Comments
I really think the show is gaining in strength as it finally settles into its groove, especially as the Hwarang boys begin to learn to be a unified team rather than individual foes. As they face their first challenge and fight for the right to stay, they will each have to think about why they... More »


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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 15
by | January 6, 2017 | 346 Comments
Bok-ju’s and Joon-hyung’s roles are reversed in this episode, as suddenly he’s the one that needs her to be there to support him through a difficult time. But it’s not an easy job to be someone’s rock, as Bok-ju is finding out — the job comes with a pretty hefty emotional price tag of its... More »


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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 14
by | January 5, 2017 | 196 Comments
This episode delivers a lot of forward motion for everyone, as characters begin to decide what kind of people they’re willing to be. It’s not always the young who have growing up to do… sometimes even adults need to mature and learn to accept, speak up, and go for what they want.... More »


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Hwarang: Episode 6
by | January 4, 2017 | 240 Comments
Tempers among the new Hwarang members are running high now that they’re all concentrated in the same place, and fistfights are breaking out at the slightest provocation. It’s not just youthful exuberance, as the infighting among the Hwarang could have serious political consequences, and unfortunately, Sun-woo is right in the middle of it. I hope... More »


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Hwarang: Episode 5
by | January 3, 2017 | 172 Comments
We’ve finally gotten to the part of the show I’ve most been looking forward to — the budding friendships between the boys. It’s early days yet, but you can see by the way that they fight together that eventually, they’ll be working together instead of against each other. They have a long (long, long) way... More »


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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 13
by | December 29, 2016 | 335 Comments
As much as this drama can make me nostalgic for the days of my youth, at times it also makes me very glad that those times are behind me. Growing up is difficult, and things like first love aren’t always all about sweet kisses and first snows. Becoming an adult means learning what you’re willing... More »


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Hwarang: Episode 4
by | December 28, 2016 | 97 Comments
Okay, now we’re bringing the fun! The Hwarang is taking shape, though it looks like these boys aren’t any happier about being forced to work together than their fathers are to offer up their sons. Sun-woo is still scarred by his loss and isn’t ready to form new friendships yet, but it might not be... More »


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Hwarang: Episode 3
by | December 27, 2016 | 143 Comments
The search for Hwarang candidates begins in earnest, even as the country’s officials protest the queen regent’s plan to take their sons to use for her own purposes. Moo-myung only wants to get his revenge, but it turns out to be more difficult than he imagined, as his search threatens to involve him in political... More »