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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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City Hunter: Episode 7
by | June 17, 2011 | 217 Comments
The jealousy shoe is on the other foot, and it’s just as cute. It’s been adorable watching Yoon-sung fumble to ingratiate himself with Nana while maintaining his playboy cover, but now Nana has to deal with her budding attraction — and when the source of that attraction is as cool, smart, and HOT as Yoon-sung?... More »

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Best Love: Episode 14
by | June 16, 2011 | 342 Comments
How can every new episode be the best episode ever? It seems statistically improbable, but here we are, beating the odds. And though I promised myself I wouldn’t cry, I broke like a dam of tissue paper against Niagara. Damn you, Drama! Tags: Best Love, Cha Seung-won, featured, Gong Hyo-jin, Yoo Inna, Yoon Kye-sang... More »

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Best Love: Episode 13
by | June 15, 2011 | 311 Comments
I’m sort of in love with how the metaphors have blossomed (ooh, metaphor!) by this point. Rather than just sprouting up in haphazard patterns, they’ve actually managed to work their way together and grown into a whole new thing, proving that the sum is indeed greater than the sum of its parts. SONG OF THE... More »

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Miss Ripley: Episode 6
by | June 14, 2011 | 169 Comments
The final side of the love square is formed, and almost instantly, Miri finds out how difficult it is to juggle all the lies in her life. Not just the two men, but Hee-joo, who knows too much. And wouldn’t you know it, everything starts to close in around her. It’s like watching her walk... More »

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Lie To Me: Episode 12 Open Thread
by | June 14, 2011 | 359 Comments
EPISODE 12 WEECAP At the Jeju resort, Jae-bum arrives to declare himself lost without So-ran, who’s moved by his admission that her departure sparked suicidal thoughts. Peas in a pod, these two. They think they’re Ike and Tina, but they’re really Spencer and Heidi. Tags: featured, Kang Ji-hwan, Lie To Me, Yoon Eun-hye... More »

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Romance Town: Episode 10
by | June 14, 2011 | 62 Comments
Oh, Show – you good. You REAL good. I am impressed you manage to stun me with something every episode. Because the song shows up in one scene, and fits the series… SONG OF THE DAY “Price Tag” by Jessie J from “Who You Are” Album [download] Tags: featured, Jung Kyeo-woon, Kim Min-joon, Min Hyo-rin,... More »

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Miss Ripley: Episode 5
by | June 13, 2011 | 97 Comments
Never have I watched such cute, romantic moments with such a sense of dread. The cuter the scenes, the more I shrank back thinking of the fallout that is inevitably in the books for our intrepid anti-heroine, who’s doing whatever she has to do to climb herself out of her dire straits. But in clawing... More »

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Lie To Me: Episode 11 Open Thread
by | June 13, 2011 | 243 Comments
Greetings once again from the North Pole! The girls forwarded all your requests for me to make another guest appearance, so here I am, back by popular demand (well, that and a barrel of rye, but if my Tax Elf asks, that was just a “gift”). Gosh, I haven’t recapped since my episode of Bad... More »

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City Hunter: Episode 6
by | June 12, 2011 | 191 Comments
Show, I LUB YOU. So, so, much. How do you cram so much story in one hour? So much banter and flirty goodness? So much cheeky wit and badass fun? Were you made just for me? Do you feel the same way? … BEEP. Your message has been recorded. ‘K, call me! Tags: City Hunter,... More »

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Romance Town: Episode 9
by | June 11, 2011 | 76 Comments
Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! Whee! SONG OF THE DAY 너만 본다 by Howl from Romance Town OST [download] Tags: featured, Jung Kyeo-woon, Kim Min-joon, Min Hyo-rin, Romance Town, Sung Yuri... More »

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City Hunter: Episode 5
by | June 10, 2011 | 159 Comments
So much cuteness, it’ll keep a smile on your face almost all hour long. This is a drama where I’m quite happy letting the romance take a backseat to the action and intrigue, since those are done with such style and deft handling, but who am I to turn down some adorable bickering, petty jealousy,... More »