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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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Twenty Again: Episode 12
by | October 3, 2015 | 225 Comments
I didn’t think this hero could get any swoonier, but he just keeps raising the bar. I’m convinced this is a fantasy drama now, because people like this just don’t exist in real life. It’s a rough day for our heroine as revelations come hurtling at her from just about every single person around her,... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 18 (Final)
by | October 3, 2015 | 140 Comments
We’ve come to the end of the road with Yong-pal, where love is the motivator for our characters to either climb upstairs or step downstairs to the world where the other is. For the doctor who would once resort to nearly anything to protect those he cherishes most, he’s given one last opportunity to face... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 18 (Final)
by | October 3, 2015 | 11 Comments
It’s time to get serious, as Young-jin focuses on proving that President Kang may not be as dead as we would hope. All she wants is to confront the man who killed her father face-to-face, but she’s got to find him first. She’ll need all the help she can get from her team as she... More »

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Twenty Again: Episode 11
by | October 2, 2015 | 131 Comments
You know, I’ve never been so happy with a show that has such slow plot advancement. But it’s because Twenty Again delivers so much emotional gain and character growth that it makes me want to dwell even longer in every beat on our heroine’s journey, not missing a single look or feeling under the surface.... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 5
by | October 2, 2015 | 112 Comments
The funny thing about lies is, once you tell one, they have a way of multiplying. Pretty soon you’re trapped by them with no way out but to tell the truth… but what if that truth is more painful than the lies? Ha-ri’s got herself in quite a bind and needs to find a way... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 17
by | October 1, 2015 | 218 Comments
It’s Yong-pal’s penultimate episode, and can be safely considered an exercise in patience as we get an hour full of misinformation, deception, and a staggering lack of inaction from those characters we maybe haven’t come to necessarily depend on, but who should be bringing more to the table this late in the meal. Yeo-jin finds... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 17
by | October 1, 2015 | 7 Comments
Finally, all the action and suspense I’ve been waiting for! Things are heating up between Young-jin and her nemesis President Kang, as new evidence comes to light and emotions run high. Both sides are under pressure as they head towards the final confrontation, and mistakes are made that could affect the outcome — though whether... More »

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D-Day: Episode 2
by | September 28, 2015 | 45 Comments
We’re introduced to our characters’ narratives, giving us some context for their eventual adaptation to the forthcoming disaster. The smaller personal moments with our characters gives us an idea of how their priorities may shift and which doctors will remain devoted to their mission to save lives. Ddol-mi steps up her game, showing Hye-sung that... More »

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Twenty Again: Episode 10
by | September 26, 2015 | 252 Comments
I love this show so much, and I swear it’s not even because of Lee Sang-yoon (though really, nobody has the right to be this cute). It’s the thoughtful, uplifting story about a woman finding herself and actively taking a second chance at life that makes it so satisfying to watch. Today we not only... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 16
by | September 26, 2015 | 198 Comments
With war brewing outside of Hanshin’s walls, no one imagined that the newest chairwoman could arrange such a mean call to arms. There’s trouble both in the battlefield and at home, with our heroine up against an imposing enemy and our hero struggling with his own internal conflict. With Hanshin entering the war zone, it’s... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 4
by | September 26, 2015 | 213 Comments
Secrets only get harder to tell the longer you keep them, as Hye-jin and Ha-ri are finding out. The pressure starts to get to them, leading to uncharacteristic behavior from both of the best friends. And as we start to learn more about all of our main players, it starts to seem as though the... More »