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Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 11
by | March 23, 2015 | 15 Comments
We’re in the final stretch of things, and Team Persevere has never been stronger. We see that Hwangje’s one weakness is something Team Persevere lacks: greed. President Hwang struggles to keep face with the rising popularity of Team Persevere, fearing that everything he built on his fraudulent foundation will soon come crashing down. Meanwhile, Team... More »


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Superdaddy Yeol: Episode 2
by | March 20, 2015 | 20 Comments
I’m in. If the opening episodes are anything to go by, we can enjoy the same light hand and sharp humor that characterized Marriage Not Dating. Mi-rae’s diagnosis brings an undercurrent of gravity and loneliness that makes it easy to root for her. It helps that she’s a badass, and you know what’s better? So... More »


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Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 12
by | March 20, 2015 | 63 Comments
Ho-gu finally realizes that Kang-chul isn’t the father. Finally. In a very important plot-point, he also gets a haircut — or maybe Choi Woo-shik just grew weary of wearing the “hogu” wig every week. Either way, it’s a new (hair?) day as he takes a step forward in deciding that it doesn’t matter who Geum-dong’s... More »


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Angry Mom: Episode 2
by | March 19, 2015 | 62 Comments
Kim Hee-sun is such a badass, I don’t even know how she’s kept it under control all these years playing nice girly heroine types. She’s not the type of badass who begs you to admire her badassery from every angle; she’s the kind who just is, and you admire from afar while she just couldn’t... More »


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Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 18
by | March 19, 2015 | 41 Comments
It’s cute! I don’t know if this show was saving all its adorable swoony rom-com moments for its final push, but today’s episode is actually chock full of sweet and funny exchanges, a strong romantic conflict, and moments of awareness for all our characters. After fifteen years of sharing a body, Robin and Seo-jin finally... More »


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Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 11
by | March 19, 2015 | 41 Comments
The new, delicate family that Geum-dong’s birth brought together, threatens to break apart when he’s gone, but all is not lost. A change of heart, a heroic act, and a lot of forgiveness could put everything back to rights again. We also see a bit more of Do-hee and Ho-gu’s past, and such an adorable... More »


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Angry Mom: Episode 1
by | March 18, 2015 | 66 Comments
Angry Mom is darker than I’d expected it to be, but in a totally welcome way—it’s stark at times and tinged with the harshness of reality, yet has a lot of promise for cuteness and warmth as well. I say promise because there wasn’t a whole lotta comedy in the first episode, which was spent... More »


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Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 17
by | March 18, 2015 | 32 Comments
Episode 17 seems a little late in the game to still be denying your feelings, but this show isn’t exactly known for its speedy development. Still, Seo-jin has come miles since we first met him, and when Hana tries her damnedest to deny her feelings for him, he reminds me once again why I’m on... More »


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Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 10
by | March 18, 2015 | 16 Comments
Team Persevere makes great strides together as a team, finally getting the deserved attention for their efforts and talents. But individually, they find themselves stuck in struggles. It’s their own obstacles that they’re going to have to persevere through, especially with those who are ready to bring them down. With their lives so intertwined with... More »


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Superdaddy Yeol: Episode 1
by | March 17, 2015 | 57 Comments
Welcome to Superdaddy Yeol, the webtoon adaptation in which a mother with only a year to live sets out to turn her deadbeat ex into the perfect father. It’s a sad premise and the first episode doesn’t shrink from it, but there is hope (and a little humor) to be found as well. With his... More »


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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 20 (Final)
by | March 16, 2015 | 248 Comments
This long denouement is an answer to the difficult and painful truths we’ve had to deal with so far. It’s an episode full of substance, and takes its time to craft a fitting send-off to the characters we’ve grown to love, as well as the ones we decidedly didn’t. Bittersweet crosses to simply sweet, as... More »