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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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Mrs. Cop: Episode 7
by | August 26, 2015 | 23 Comments
As one case is closed, another opens, and Young-jin’s team refocuses on the teenage sex-trafficking ring. But some things just don’t add up, and there may be more to this case than meets the eye. Meanwhile Do-young still has a lot to learn about how to be part of a team, and Jin-woo seems to... More »


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Last: Episode 8
by | August 25, 2015 | 18 Comments
There’s dissension in the ranks as Tae-ho is given more power, and several of the Seoul Seven are unhappy that the newcomer is being favored — and they’re not the types to sit back and let it happen without a fight. But Tae-ho is discovering that money and prestige aren’t everything — he envies Jong-gu... More »


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Last: Episode 7
by | August 24, 2015 | 22 Comments
Tae-ho continues with his scheme to swindle President Jung, determined to take his money and bring him down for good. While the plan is put into motion, Heung-sam has plans for his other minions as well, who have been causing problems for his business. But every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and not... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 22, 2015 | 232 Comments
There’s something nice about a finale that’s all about saying goodbye, since it gives us the chance to send our characters off with proper farewells, where they get to express what they mean to each other and how they’ve grown. Oh My Ghostess certainly had its share of missteps along the way, but the finale... More »


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Yong-pal: Episode 6
by | August 22, 2015 | 178 Comments
So good. So very, very good. Everyone wants to have the ice princess for their own this episode, but some couldn’t care less whether she’s still breathing at the end of it. Even though Yeo-jin’s foes view her as a prize to be won, there’s no certainty as to whom you can trust in this... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 15
by | August 21, 2015 | 138 Comments
Things take a dark turn today, but with that darkness comes some answers, and also some resolution. (Also, the episode is quite literally dark, as in strain-your-eyes-against-the-grayscale dark, and frankly I could have used more resolution on the graphic front. Hur hur. But until this director learns to light his night scenes better, I suppose... More »


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Last: Episode 6
by | August 21, 2015 | 18 Comments
Anyone who says you can’t con a conman hasn’t met Tae-ho, because he sets his plan in motion pretty easily. The Seoul Station crew are there to help him out in their areas of expertise, and it’s a caper of delightful proportions as they outwit their opponent at every turn. And if you thought this... More »


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Yong-pal: Episode 5
by | August 21, 2015 | 153 Comments
The Sleeping Beauty awakens thanks to our hero, and while he may not be a storybook prince, he still manages to charm his way into the princess’ good graces. What starts out as a shaky alliance turns into an unlikely friendship between two people who, despite their differing social status, find out they have a... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 14
by | August 20, 2015 | 329 Comments
It’s a rough episode for our vampire hero, who faces his worst fear—showing his true face and being feared by the woman he loves. And when our couple’s fate rests in the heroine’s hands, it’s a rare chance to see just how vulnerable he is to her reaction, and how much it hurts him to... More »


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Mrs. Cop: Episode 6
by | August 20, 2015 | 21 Comments
As Young-jin’s team works on its first big case together, we finally see her incredible intuition and intelligence at work, and I’ve gotta say, it’s mighty impressive. Do-young struggles with her admiration even as she realizes that her mentor is human and imperfect, while she deals with disillusionment in herself – she’s still got a... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 13
by | August 19, 2015 | 152 Comments
Hearts, prepare to be pinched: It’s a particularly moving episode, driven by characters and love and heartfelt good intentions. Which, okay, also comes with a fresh side of pain, but I’ll take it because I do love when this drama hits the right emotional chords. It’s easy for the story to veer in other directions... More »