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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.

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Romance Town: Episode 14
by | June 28, 2011 | 45 Comments
Episode 14 serves it up in style! We have an arrest, lottery tickets exchanging hands, a greedy set of maids, the formation of a “happy family,” and one super crazed fan stalking her celebrity lover. Tags: featured, Jung Kyeo-woon, Kim Min-joon, Min Hyo-rin, Romance Town, Sung Yuri... More »


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Miss Ripley: Episode 9
by | June 27, 2011 | 147 Comments
The secret’s out?! Already? Granted, not all of Miri’s covers are blown, but at least one of them is majorly exposed, with others possibly on the way. It’s refreshing that after Miri’s been managing her multiple lies for so many episodes like a precarious juggler with too any balls in the air, some finally start... More »


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Lie To Me: Episode 15 Open Thread
by | June 27, 2011 | 140 Comments
EPISODE 15 WEECAP Ah-jung gets the word that she’s fired and runs out of the party barefoot. Piggyback time! And then to drive the Cinderella motif in further, someone retrieves her shoes, and Ki-joon puts them on her feet tenderly as he literally makes the crack, “They’re not even glass.” He calls her a crybaby... More »


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Romance Town: Episode 13
by | June 26, 2011 | 32 Comments
Oh my God. For all my complaints and disinterest from last week, I have to say – this episode gave me a full on heart attack. My heartbeat was racing throughout this episode. Thanks for picking up again, Romance Town! Tags: featured, Jung Kyeo-woon, Kim Min-joon, Min Hyo-rin, Romance Town, Sung Yuri... More »


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City Hunter: Episode 10
by | June 24, 2011 | 671 Comments
City Hunter, why do I love you so? I can’t help myself, even though I fear that you’re just gonna love me and leave me in another month. What am I going to do when you’re over? Can’t Korea finally make the leap into multi-season programming and do this sucker for, oh, five seasons? I... More »


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Best Love: Episode 16 (Final)
by | June 23, 2011 | 279 Comments
It’s over! Did Best Love topple my long-standing No. 1 from the top of my personal Hong Sisters favorites list? Maybe not, but it did give the list a pretty decent shakeup. As a straight-up episode, this one was admittedly light on drama — but as an epilogue, it’s one of the better ones I’ve... More »


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City Hunter: Episode 9
by | June 23, 2011 | 247 Comments
Somebody pinch me. Is it possible that this drama is this good, or am I under some kind of spell? Did my coffee come laced with crack from a drug bust gone wrong? Is it maybe something to do with Lee Min-ho’s lips? (I’m not discounting that this is a possibility.) I mean, I find... More »


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Best Love: Episode 15
by | June 22, 2011 | 182 Comments
The bad news: there’s a time jump, sapping all the dramatic tension out of the surgery. Boo. The good news: still cute as ever, of course. Because I suppose in the end, it was never about whether he lives or dies, but how their love will survive in the real world. It just feels a... More »


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Romance Town: Episode 12
by | June 22, 2011 | 33 Comments
~Soon Geum-ssi went up the hill ~to fetch a pail of money ~She got caught, by Soo Jung-ssi ~who then came running after…~ It’s boys-plus-Soon Geum versus girls/maids. Tags: featured, Jung Kyeo-woon, Kim Min-joon, Min Hyo-rin, Romance Town, Sung Yuri... More »


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Miss Ripley: Episode 8
by | June 21, 2011 | 128 Comments
Love, tension, it’s all getting so good, so complicated. Everyone learns a little more than they should about Miri, and the web starts to unravel, line by line. I sort of love how delightfully tense this show is, without any guns, explosions, or super secret spies. We’ve spent the first part of the series watching... More »


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Lie To Me: Episode 14 Open Thread
by | June 21, 2011 | 153 Comments
EPISODE 14 WEECAP Ah-jung cops to the lie, is ushered away, drops her phone. Ergo, Ki-joon can’t contact her. Aunt tells Ki-joon what happened, and he flips out. Broody flashback montage time! Tags: featured, Kang Ji-hwan, Lie To Me, Yoon Eun-hye... More »