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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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Miss Ripley: Episode 13
by | July 11, 2011 | 108 Comments
It’s the villains’ episode to shine, and Hirayama and Lee Hwa rock it. I really wish Hirayama had been in more of the drama from the start, instead of cooling his heels for so long. But hey, it’s worth the wait, since Miri has built up her tower, and now he’s here to both speed... More »

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Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 1
by | July 11, 2011 | 138 Comments
Myung-wol the Spy makes me giggle, for all the right reasons: It’s funny, it’s flashy, it looks good, and it’s entertaining. I was hoping for a deft directorial hand, and with the director of Sungkyunkwan Scandal behind the camera, Myung-wol has an assured, stylish air. It’s mindless fun in the sense that you can sit... More »

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Romance Town: Episode 17
by | July 10, 2011 | 31 Comments
The revenge is ON! This episode was way better because for one thing, there was far less crying, whining, and greediness going around. Everyone’s reached a somewhat secure and happy place. But some fortunes are still reversing, as the rich families of 1st Street are still suffering. On top of that, I call this episode... More »

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City Hunter: Episode 14
by | July 7, 2011 | 534 Comments
Bromance! Bromance! Bromance! Oh please, tell me that’s next on the menu. Just the suggestion of such a development has me all awash in anticipation, because the conflict of avenging-hero-versus-lawman is so rife with possibility. We’ve got the romance angle secure, so now it’s time to turn our attentions to the bromance…or perhaps the escalation... More »

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You’ve Fallen For Me: Episode 4
by | July 7, 2011 | 193 Comments
I like it much better this week, now that we’ve gotten past the introductions and into the musical, with crushes, competition, and egos galore. It’s a familiar setup, but if you’re a fan of musicals like me, there’s no business like show business. Bring on the divas. Tags: featured, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Hyun-jin, Park Shin-hye,... More »

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City Hunter: Episode 13
by | July 6, 2011 | 296 Comments
I feel like this show stabs me and then bleeds me dry, every single episode. Is this what dating a vampire is like? Because the rush, the addiction… I know it’s bad for my health, but I can’t stop. Show, I know you’re just going to love me, then leave me, but why can’t I... More »

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You’ve Fallen For Me: Episode 3
by | July 6, 2011 | 128 Comments
Who’s that guy, you ask? Why, no other than my new favorite character in this drama, as of today. It’s 26-year-old Lee Hyun-jin (who was great in the queer short Boy Meets Boy), completely stealing his scenes and doing so with some powerful charisma. Now this is a guy I want to root for, with... More »

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Romance Town: Episode 16
by | July 6, 2011 | 59 Comments
Aggravation, then satisfaction. Tearing my hair out, then putting it back on my scalp. This drama has been so badly titled now; it really should have been called ‘Maids’ because that’s all this drama is about. Or they should have called it ‘Money Town’ or ‘Bread and Roses,’ because where the hell is the ‘Romance’... More »

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Miss Ripley: Episode 12
by | July 5, 2011 | 154 Comments
He knows! It’s the death of the puppy and the rise of Dark Yoo-hyun, who is no less polite than before, but eerily icy beneath the surface. And let’s not count out Myung-hoon, who is quickly becoming Miri’s biggest opponent yet. Basically everyone serves Miri up a slice of humble pie, and it’s kind of... More »

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Miss Ripley: Episode 11
by | July 4, 2011 | 131 Comments
More secrets are revealed! Some are new revelations, while others are just passed on to new people — like, say, our resident energizer puppy, who’s maybe not as big a pushover as he seemed at the outset. Oh, we’ve seen glimpses of his sharper side in brief moments, but now he stops playing the dupe... More »

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Romance Town: Episode 15
by | July 3, 2011 | 45 Comments
AHHH THE MONEY! AHHH THE MONEY! Yeah – that’s really my only worry going into this episode. The characters? Screw them – they’re all screwed anyways. AHHH THE MONEY…!! It’s ridiculous (in a good way) how this money just pretty much ruined everyone’s lives in this episode, in logical, physical, and emotional ways. Tags: featured,... More »