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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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 7
by | July 24, 2015 | 147 Comments
I love it I love it I love it. I was thoroughly enjoying this show already, but today’s episode takes everything to that perfect place—perfect in its balance of funny and heartfelt, heightening of stakes, growth of feelings, and approach to the conflict. As much as I loved the characters and feeling behind the show,... More »


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Mask: Episode 17
by | July 24, 2015 | 101 Comments
These two lovesick dorks, I can’t even. But Min-woo and Ji-sook haven’t much time to enjoy their newfound romance, as they both have business to take care of, namely clearing Ji-sook’s name and making sure Seok-hoon gets punished. But their adversaries aren’t finished with their plans yet, and things will undoubtedly get worse before they... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 6
by | July 23, 2015 | 171 Comments
I really love the array of Lee Yubi’s swoon faces in this drama. They’re so blatantly adoring, or in this case, mad at herself for swooning while swooning. It’s too cute. Everyone’s on a collision course today, and it’s vampire against vampire in a battle to get to our heroine first. The episode speeds by... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 10
by | July 23, 2015 | 252 Comments
The most unlikely group of Three Musketeers find themselves being roped into working together on the same case—two heads is better than one, but in this case, three hits the sweet spot. At least their elevated IQs make up for their slightly lacking EQ, making them quite the unexpected Dream Team. EPISODE 10: “Find Me”... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 11
by | July 23, 2015 | 17 Comments
As the team finds themselves at a dead end in their search for the Ghost, some digging turns up a possible new lead. But this one will take some creative thinking on the part of the whole team in order to learn anything about their ultimate target. This new baddie is different, and will require... More »


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High Society: Episode 14
by | July 23, 2015 | 105 Comments
What’s a few mental breakdowns when we finally have a hero to feel for, am I right? Or does it reflect badly on us if we’re willing to live and let live when it comes to Joon-ki putting the dimmer switch on his classism so he can turn up the charm instead? Y’know what, I’m... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 5
by | July 22, 2015 | 112 Comments
Aw, the vampire has a heart. I don’t know if it pumps blood or keeps him alive, but today it starts to pang him—at least emotionally, which is the more interesting version anyway. And yes, right now it’s providing more pain than loving satisfaction, but we’re working up our way to that. First the cold... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 9
by | July 22, 2015 | 123 Comments
While Hyun pieces together his past and present with a pinch of denial, our heroine takes on our new case like a boss. We’re given a real stalker, who surpasses Ji-an’s stalker level of curiosity and poses significant threats to his targets. But Ji-an is nothing short of a badass when it comes to doing... More »


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High Society: Episode 13
by | July 22, 2015 | 124 Comments
Two break-ups, four broken hearts. Even then, it seems it’s never too late to have a change of heart. There are a few of those in this hour that takes some people by surprise and leaves the others more or less confused as to where that suddenly came from. Much of the Jang family dramatics... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 8
by | July 21, 2015 | 107 Comments
If timing is everything, then the two men vying for our heroine’s affections seem to be in desperate need of an intelligent alarm clock to tell them when it is or isn’t a good time to say their piece. And if the person coming clean isn’t going to be among any of our leads, then... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 7
by | July 20, 2015 | 80 Comments
Hana decides she needs some space to sort things out for herself and her career, which is a good move in theory, but doesn’t seem to work out so well in practice. It’s tough when your job description is flexible enough to include becoming an indentured servant to the concert pianist whose choice of shoes... More »