Korean Drama Reactions & Reviews

Basically, here you'll find drama reviews that don't follow the episode-by-episode recap format. That includes series reviews, summaries, year-end reviews, polls, and editors' picks featuring the best and the worst dramas of the year.

Also: Name That Drama (identify dramas by the bits and pieces that readers remember), Kolorful Palette (drawings based on drama scenes by the talented Fanderay), and If You Like (recommendations based on drama genres or tropes).
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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Runaway grooms and pool mix-ups
by | February 22, 2015 | 69 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama time! Can you name these dramas from these brief scene descriptions? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Ha, sounds like this is a groom better left to run away. Can you help Midori figure out the show? I... More »


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Kolorful Palette: Red wedding [Shine or Go Crazy]
by | February 21, 2015 | 85 Comments
It’s amazing what a difference a title can make. If I hadn’t specifically been looking at historical dramas for the sake of drawing I don’t think I ever would have given this drama a second glance or even realized who was starring in it. Based on the title alone I think I would have assumed... More »


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Name That Drama: Fake robbers and Dad sales
by | February 15, 2015 | 58 Comments
  We’re doing a bunch of short questions today! Can you name these dramas from these brief scene descriptions? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   LoveLaughLatte is trying to find a drama or possibly movie: There was a young girl who got a... More »


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Kolorful Palette: Healed [Healer]
by | February 14, 2015 | 122 Comments
Over the last year I’ve left so many dramas unfinished that it feels a bit surreal to enjoy one all the way through to its conclusion, and then feel that bittersweet emptiness when the credits finally roll. Perhaps Healer wasn’t perfect, but it was always consistent and hit me in all the right spots. It... More »


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Kolorful Palette: Split [Kill Me, Heal Me]
by | February 8, 2015 | 167 Comments
I’m a huge Ji Sung fan, so I’m surprised I didn’t watch Kill Me, Heal Me earlier. I think what I love about him is that he always gives layered performances and is able to convincingly switch between moods and tones at the blink of an eye without us even noticing the sudden transitions. I... More »


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Kolorful Palette: Perfect pair [Healer]
by | January 31, 2015 | 87 Comments
I’ve been out of town for a few weeks, but I told myself very sternly that when I got back I would make sure to check out all the new dramas. Of course I did the sensible thing and caught up on Healer instead. I’m happy to say I have no regrets about my decision... More »


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Name That Drama: Cryptic clues and burned clothes
by | January 18, 2015 | 64 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   AJ asks: Two families live in the same village and are close friends. They become forever bound when the older generation decides that the youngest boy and girl from each family... More »


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Kolorful Palette: Question & answer
by | January 17, 2015 | 41 Comments
[For this weeks’ Kolorful Palette post, we thought it would be illuminating to ask Fanderay about her artistic process in coming up with ideas for scenes to draw, and how she executes each drawing. Being completely un-artistic myself, I’ve been fascinated with her work from the beginning and always find myself looking forward to seeing... More »


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Kolorful Palette: Open and shut [Healer]
by | January 10, 2015 | 102 Comments
Well who knew that a drama about a night courier getting caught up in a world of news and political intrigue would be so squee-worthy? I’m not sure I would quite label Healer as a romantic comedy, and yet it has me swooning and giggling more than I have in months. It just goes to... More »


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Kolorful Palette: Riches to rags [Maids]
by | January 4, 2015 | 14 Comments
Initially I was hesitant to feature this drama due to the recent fire and the tragic loss of a staff member. I thought it might be disrespectful to discuss the show itself, but after some thought I realized that if it were me, I would never want someone to ignore a project I had worked... More »


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2014 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 6]
by | December 29, 2014 | 221 Comments
And now for the Editors’ Picks, which closes out another Year in Review series (and another year, which hardly seems possible, but apparently time stops for no one, no matter how we beg). As ever, we’re grateful to gummimochi and HeadsNo2 for all their awesome recaps and reviews, whether rain or snow or, in some... More »