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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 5
by | August 19, 2015 | 20 Comments
Young-jin’s first order of business is to finish assembling her team, which turns out to be a lot more amusing than anyone could have imagined. Their first case could reel in a bigger fish than they expected, but a sudden case creates a temporary distraction. Meanwhile the new team is having growing pains – will... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 18, 2015 | 149 Comments
There’s nothing that’ll surprise anyone here, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following along. But alas, we’ve finally reached the end of a road with way too many unnecessary detours for its own good, one where the destination is so padded and fluffy (and two hours long!) that it theoretically should... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 15
by | August 17, 2015 | 89 Comments
Welcome to the beginning of a two-episode epilogue, replete with our two friendbirds learning how to navigate the transition between seventeen years of platonic togetherness and a newly formed relationship. But to those seeking conflict, you might want to look elsewhere, because who needs that taking up valuable screen time when those scenes could be... More »


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Last: Episode 5
by | August 17, 2015 | 24 Comments
The war between Heung-sam and President Jung has an unexpected outcome, and an even higher power has to step in and take charge. With his hands now tied, Heung-sam needs to get creative if he still wants to get rid of his nemesis, and there’s only one man in a position to do the job.... More »


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Last: Episode 4
by | August 16, 2015 | 14 Comments
Tae-ho starts to realize that the longer he stays in the Seoul Station underground, the harder it will be to get out. But when the past rears its ugly head, Heung-sam makes Tae-ho an offer he literally can’t refuse – not if he wants to survive. Jong-gu would like to help him but he’s got... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 14
by | August 15, 2015 | 220 Comments
It’s a rough day to be Sun-woo, because there’s hardly a moment for him to process his complicated feelings before a new bomb gets dropped in his lap, which could very well implode his whole family. It only took fourteen episodes, but we finally have our three leads sleuthing their way towards the truth together,... More »


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Yong-pal: Episode 4
by | August 15, 2015 | 201 Comments
Our hero will quickly learn that movin’ on up isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be when the end of the road is hiding a massive secret. Being privy to why the heiress has been kept in a three-year long sleep ought to come with its own advantages, even if it’s just to take... More »


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Last: Episode 3
by | August 15, 2015 | 24 Comments
Tae-ho may have been able to establish himself as one of the Seoul Seven by his tenacity (and perhaps pure dumb luck), but attempting to take out the rest of the Seven won’t be so easy. Not that it was easy before, exactly. But it’s definitely an uphill battle so long as the higher Numbers... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 13
by | August 14, 2015 | 153 Comments
Ah, there’s lots of hurt feelings and confusion in the wake of last week’s big turn, but also a gradual clarity that emerges from the emotional morass. I feel like I’ve been holding my breath all series long for this kind of payoff, with the characters reacting in ways that are very real and relatable,... More »


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Yong-pal: Episode 3
by | August 14, 2015 | 104 Comments
I like it. I really, really like it. Yong-pal is sleek, stylish, but most of all, human—and it never gets so caught up in its beautiful and sometimes haunting imagery that it forgets what it wants to say. It’s just the opposite actually, since the visuals work to add depth to the narrative, which isn’t... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 12
by | August 13, 2015 | 213 Comments
Stupid, stupid humans. Why listen to the vampire who’s spent the last century searching for the right way to kill your common enemy? Why bother following the instructions in the super-secret diary that multiple generations of men have died to find? It’s so much more fun to hatch a half-baked plan and risk everyone’s lives... More »