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: 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 | 103 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 »

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Name That Drama: Reindeer and hissy fits
by | December 25, 2014 | 87 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   ALU’s drama feels seasonally appropriate! I saw this drama few years back. I am not sure of the year it came out. The girl is in a Rudolph outfit and the... More »

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Santa turns over a new leaf [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 25, 2014 | 69 Comments
Ho ho hoooo boy. Well, this sure was a rough year for ol’ Nick, what with the ongoing class action reindeer labor lawsuit and the elf uprising and all. It was getting close to Christmas time so I resorted to training some scab caribou to show old Rudolph that he wasn’t the boss of me.... More »

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And the award goes to… [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 23, 2014 | 120 Comments
The end of the year marks the beginning of awards season, where everyone hands out shiny trophies for the best of the best. Yes, but what about the middling, and the not-so-stellar? What do they get? This year I’m spreading the love around so that every drama gets to go home with an award and... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Wishing you a cozy Christmas [Healer]
by | December 21, 2014 | 29 Comments
Isn’t it so great when a drama hits its stride? After a somewhat scattered premiere week I was actually rather surprised by how quickly all the characters and plotlines in Healer came together, and I found myself fully engrossed this time around with no voice niggling in the back of my mind about missed potential.... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The art of lie detection [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 19, 2014 | 83 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 »

How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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