Korean Drama Recaps

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The latest episode recaps, series reviews, drama wrap-ups, and first impressions for currently airing Korean TV dramas, as well as the good ol' classics.

Recaps cover individual kdrama episodes, in loving and painstaking detail. They include translation and commentary, deconstruction of drama tropes, cultural explanations, and meta jokes. Squee along with us (or rant when things go awry).

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Tunnel: Episode 1
by | March 27, 2017 | 30 Comments
OCN’s newest thriller focuses on an old school detective from 1985, before the advent of modern technology. Even though cases took more time to solve in those days, Detective Park Kwang-ho proves to have a quick and modern mind. He struggles to overcome preconceived ideas about criminals, certain that he and his colleagues are faced... More »


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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon: Episode 10
by | March 27, 2017 | 305 Comments
I don’t really have any way to introduce this episode except to give a solemn warning: Be prepared to grin like an idiot, squeal higher than dogs can hear, and hug random inanimate objects just to try and contain all the feels. Whether by laughing, bickering, or just looking at one another, Bong-soon and Min-hyuk... More »


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Tomorrow With You: Episode 16 (Final)
by | March 26, 2017 | 113 Comments
It’s time to take one last trip with this show, which has taken us for quite a ride on its narrative tracks. Never has capturing a moment in time been so important than in this finale, where one instant can mean doom and gloom or happiness and rainbows for our couple. Each of our characters... More »


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Chief Kim: Episode 18
by | March 26, 2017 | 55 Comments
This show just keeps getting better and better with its character moments, treating every member of its cast with depth, sympathy, and love. As Sung-ryong swoops in to save Yul, we see that even in our darkest times of need, there’s always a friend to help you out – even if that friend used to... More »


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Tomorrow With You: Episode 15
by | March 25, 2017 | 55 Comments
Brace yourselves, everyone, because this is one gripping hour that will pull you from one emotional extreme to another. Knowledge can be a cruel master—even though we know what’s coming, that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to see how those same moments in time came to be. If there’s any hope to be had, however,... More »


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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon: Episode 9
by | March 25, 2017 | 238 Comments
Love isn’t easy when you’re a pint-sized superhero trying to live a quiet life. Bong-soon finally settles the score with Boss Tak as the investigation on Do-bong’s most nefarious criminal ramps up. But despite the chaos around her, it’s Min-hyuk who sends her into disarray. Gook-doo makes two crucial discoveries and in both he finally... More »


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The Liar and His Lover: Episode 2
by | March 24, 2017 | 156 Comments
Palpable chemistry, lovely music, well-rounded characters — The Liar and His Lover is off to a smashing start in its first week. Han-gyul has to watch as the people closest to him become alienated by his driving need to produce the best music he can, but while everyone else is walking away from him, So-rim... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 16
by | March 24, 2017 | 82 Comments
I can feel it, we’re on the cusp of something big—the events of this episode had me experiencing chilling déjà vu moments that reminded me of the beginning of Amogae’s downfall, except on a much larger scale. We’re no longer in the small backwater town of Ikhwari now that our heroes are running the black... More »


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Chief Kim: Episode 17
by | March 24, 2017 | 52 Comments
Like the calm before the storm, the Business Operations Department is finally experiencing a moment of peace after their hard-earned win, but this only makes Sung-ryong more uneasy for what is still to come. Now that it’s Chairman Park’s turn to retaliate, it seems that no one is safe from his ambition to make TQ... More »


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Radiant Office: Episode 4
by | March 24, 2017 | 35 Comments
With only one more chance to prove that she deserves to keep this job, Ho-won faces her biggest challenge yet. She must learn how to stop being a victim of her circumstances and take control instead of just going along with the status quo. Help comes from the most unlikeliest of places, if Ho-won can... More »