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The King 2 Hearts: Episode 11
by | April 25, 2012 | 379 Comments
The king takes his first step toward reconciliation, but considering the miles and political landmines that stand between them, that first step is long long way to go. Man, the things a monarch’s gotta do to get some face time with his girl. Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Soon-jae, Lee Yoon-ji,... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 11
by | April 25, 2012 | 202 Comments
With feelings both growing stronger and starting to conflict with our main mission, this episode brings us a spot of angst and heartache, while our leads grapple with What (I Assume) Must Be versus What I Want. I’m just waiting for them to figure out that they may be operating on some skewed assumptions on... More »

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Queen In-hyun’s Man: Episode 1
by | April 25, 2012 | 112 Comments
Now THIS is a fusion sageuk. Queen In-hyun’s Man may be one of the lesser-buzzed-about time-travel dramas around these days, but so far it’s definitely the most stylish. Style can never compensate for a lack of story, but when it’s done as well as this you certainly give the story a huge boost when you’ve... More »

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Marriage Plot: Episode 7
by | April 24, 2012 | 58 Comments
What is sweet vengeance in dramaland? Breaking them down by exposing their weaknesses? Evading awkward encounters? Making the other person jealous? No no. Revenge means making someone else’s bed then sleeping in it.   EPISODE 7 RECAP The rain stops and Gun-hee pulls away from Kang-jae’s jacket. Handing it back to him, she asks how... More »

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Equator Man: Episode 10
by | April 23, 2012 | 64 Comments
I feel like the victim of a sudden accident with this episode – I never saw it coming, and I’m still in shock. I need a blanket and someone to tell me that everything is going to be just as awesome as this was for the rest of the series. Who says you need action... More »

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Special Affairs Team TEN: Episode 8
by | April 22, 2012 | 27 Comments
It’s the beginning of the end! Honestly, ever since I started recapping this drama, all I ever heard about was this end. Thankfully, everyone’s been really awesome and haven’t spoiled a single thing, though I’ve gleaned that it’s an open-ended kind of ending. So here we go – what confusing are we plunging forth into!?... More »

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Equator Man: Episode 9
by | April 21, 2012 | 54 Comments
Success may come and go, but best friends are forever, Jang-il. Forever, and ever, and ever. Man oh man, this revenge is going to be sweet. We finally get our big time skip this episode, and by all accounts it should be the last one. And for some even better news, Equator Man nabbed first... More »

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Marriage Plot: Episode 6
by | April 20, 2012 | 31 Comments
Ooh I never knew that iced coffee could be so cold, so strong, so bitter, so sweet, so sharp, so smooth, and so delicious. And just as enjoyable when it melts. EPISODE 6 RECAP Tags: featured, Kang Hye-jung, Lee Kyu-han, Marriage Plot... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 10
by | April 20, 2012 | 305 Comments
Eee! We get some big developments, and a (tiny) peek at the endgame with our time-traveling murder-mystery solvers. We haven’t spent a lot of time looking into what the reincarnation means, and I’m still puzzling it over in my head, but at least the boys have a firm theory in place that is driving their... More »

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The King 2 Hearts: Episode 10
by | April 19, 2012 | 687 Comments
My Hero! I knew you’d swoop in to save the day. It’s bromance and brothers and tough love, in an episode filled with harsh truths for everyone. Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse, they do, and that’s just the tip of the Iceberg of Doom. Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee... More »

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Rooftop Prince: Episode 9
by | April 19, 2012 | 150 Comments
I don’t think I’ll ever tire of Yong-sool’s Zoolander face. He makes humorlessness hilarious. Just a note: I know there are two episodes that came out today, but out of respect for people who are following recaps apace with their drama-watching (and wanting to keep spoiler-free of future episodes), let’s keep discussion to this episode.... 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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