Korean Drama Recaps

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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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High Kick 3: Episodes 25-29
by | November 5, 2011 | 19 Comments
This week on High Kick, we’re on a rollercoaster of love for some of our characters from the early stages of infatuation, to a little bit of heartbreak. I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m invested in the side characters more than the main family. Maybe they’re just written better, or have more depth, or maybe... More »


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The Musical: Episode 9
by | November 4, 2011 | 48 Comments
Isn’t Joon Hyuk cute when he’s so happy? But this episode was all about Eun Bi. While it was great, what annoyed me the most was how self-sacrificing she is. I wish she could have stood her ground and trusted the people around her a little more. I wish that she didn’t worry so much... More »


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Tree With Deep Roots: Episode 8
by | November 3, 2011 | 48 Comments
Is the King losing his mind? How are we properly equipped to deal with this?! Okay, maybe I’m overreacting – but we’ve seriously got a King In Crisis. It makes for some awesome dramatic material when a character can have intense ideological conversations with his younger self, but someone get that man an inhaler and... More »


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Tree With Deep Roots: Episode 7
by | November 2, 2011 | 36 Comments
You know that feeling you get when you’re part of a secret society and then you realize that other members of that society are getting killed and you might be next? Our characters do. There’s a line in the sand, and Chae-yoon is figuring out who’s on what side and who isn’t on any side... More »


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Thousand Day Promise: Episode 6
by | November 1, 2011 | 54 Comments
Episode, meet your two guest stars, Fallout and Damage Control. It’s time to turn the focus onto the other side of this fractured love story, which means that we get some necessary development, although sadly less focus on my favorite characters (Seo-yeon and her two awesome men, aka oppa and dongseng). But at least we... More »


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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 2
by | November 1, 2011 | 139 Comments
I freaking LOVE this drama! Why didn’t anyone tell me in the promos that it would be Biscuit Teacher Redux?! That’s one of my favoritest dramas Of. All. Time. Screw the ramyun shop. Please don’t leave high school. Please don’t leave high school. I don’t even care that I’ll probably end up in the ninth... More »


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Thousand Day Promise: Episode 5
by | October 31, 2011 | 72 Comments
This episode just about killed me dead. It’s D-day, otherwise known as fan-hitting time for le shit. I love how quickly we get here, how raw the emotions are, and as always, I’m madly in love with Jae-min. He really ought to just dispense with that silly car and ride around on a white horse.... More »


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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 1
by | October 31, 2011 | 129 Comments
Yesssssssss! Flower Boy Ramyun Shop is better than I was hoping. Admittedly my hopes were tempered — I expected it to be cute and frothy, but was expecting it to be purely frivolous, very little substance, like a puff of cotton candy. But to the contrary, there’s some meat to the story — not a... More »


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Vampire Prosecutor: Episode 5
by | October 30, 2011 | 55 Comments
The team investigates a bizarre case at an all-girls’ high school, bringing out the ghosts, the scandals, and the drama. What better setting than going back to high school to develop a good old-fashioned crush on the cute vampire in your class? Tags: cable programs, featured, Lee Won-jong, Lee Young-ah, Vampire Prosecutor, Yeon Jung-hoon... More »


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High Kick 3: Episodes 22-24
by | October 29, 2011 | 20 Comments
Aw, this week finally got a few tears out of me. High Kick 3 is pretty good even on an ordinary episode, but when it’s good, it can be really good, which we get with this week’s last installment. Note: Only three episodes aired this week, due to yet more pre-emptions. The constant pre-empting of... More »


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Tree With Deep Roots: Episode 6
by | October 29, 2011 | 37 Comments
Something wicked this way comes, and our hero might be the only one with the ability to stop it. I love rooting for the underdog, and enjoy every moment Chae-yoon subverts expectations during his crime-solving adventures. We can’t help but put our faith in him – sure he wants to kill the king, but we... More »