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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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City Hunter: Episode 11
by | June 29, 2011 | 415 Comments
This drama’s going to be the death of me. If my head doesn’t explode, my heart will first. The tension in this episode nearly put me six feet under from the stress of it all, but I fought to stay in the land of the living. Because otherwise, how will I find out what happens... More »

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You’ve Fallen For Me: Episode 1
by | June 29, 2011 | 170 Comments
Another anticipated drama premiered today with MBC’s You’ve Fallen For Me, which I think got off to a rather uncertain start, tonally speaking, but found its feet by the hour’s end. The jury’s out on the romantic chemistry between the leads, but I find that there’s plenty of antagonistic chemistry. Sparks aplenty on that front,... More »

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Miss Ripley: Episode 10
by | June 28, 2011 | 86 Comments
I think the most significant development to come of recent events isn’t even actual fallout from Miri’s lie, but the fact that she starts caring. About people only to a (teeny, tiny) degree, but mostly about how far she’s come, which makes her desperate to protect her achievement. In previous episodes, she’s been like a... More »

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Lie To Me: Episode 16 Open Thread (Final)
by | June 28, 2011 | 374 Comments
FINAL EPISODE WEECAP Ki-joon asks why she’s turning down his proposal. Yes, WHY? Ah-jung says that she loves him, but feels scared, like she’s lost something… but she doesn’t know what. Is it freedom? The chance to snog a bunch of men? The right to dance around your room naked? He promises to wait. She... More »

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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 »