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
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 »

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Stocking stuffers for the drama addict [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 15, 2014 | 117 Comments
If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably wondering to yourself, How is it December already? It really does feel like this year flew past in the blink of an eye, and I’m already up to my eyes in holiday cards that have yet to be sent out. So if you’ve been procrastinating on that... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Waiting for the train [Healer]
by | December 14, 2014 | 21 Comments
Healer is off to a decent—but not fantastic—start and that’s actually something I feel surprisingly happy about. This year’s slew of dramas have been full of great beginnings and at this point I’ve started to dread having my hopes dashed (I don’t think I’ve ever left so many dramas unfinished). Healer had a perfectly enjoyable... More »

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Omg is it that time of year already? [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2014 | 229 Comments
How on earth has another year zoomed by already? It felt as though I’d only just recovered from banging my head against my keyboard over last year’s year-end reviews when I had to start banging my head against my keyboard for this year’s batch. And okay, perhaps banging isn’t expressly necessary—but trust me, it’s become... More »

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Name That Drama: Wolves and bad assassins
by | December 12, 2014 | 27 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   It’s always about a boy, isn’t it? Do you know the drama Ashley describes? I’m pretty sure this is a movie (most likely Korean but not completely sure). It’s about a... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Jumping in Jordan [Misaeng]
by | December 6, 2014 | 40 Comments
For a long time now I’ve been putting off watching Misaeng, despite coming close several times. I made the mistake of looking at screenshots before giving it a go, which pretty much just gave me the impression that it features a lot of cubicles and office personnel standing around doing nothing. Turns out all that... More »

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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Let the games begin [Liar Game]
by | November 30, 2014 | 30 Comments
I have to say, it comes as a massive relief to finally watch a drama that delivered everything I had hoped for and didn’t leave me resenting its squandered potential. I’ve been clamoring all year for a show with twists and turns that actually carry through to to the end, and my hunger has been... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Bridge to kingdom [King’s Face]
by | November 22, 2014 | 15 Comments
With all the new dramas lately it’s nice to see a sageuk hit the lineup, and it even stars Seo In-gook, who is sure to draw in a lot of fans who are usually inclined towards more modern fare. The first two episodes were very solid if a bit cliched, and I can see the... More »

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Kolorful Palette: Island sunset [Pinocchio]
by | November 16, 2014 | 39 Comments
Pinocchio is a drama I actually had my eye on (primarily due to the cast) and although it hasn’t exceeded my expectations just yet, it’s a fun show with likable characters and even some details here and there that I found pleasantly surprising. It has its cliches and flaws, but sometimes those are the dramas... More »

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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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