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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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Hidden Identity: Episode 11
by | July 23, 2015 | 18 Comments
As the team finds themselves at a dead end in their search for the Ghost, some digging turns up a possible new lead. But this one will take some creative thinking on the part of the whole team in order to learn anything about their ultimate target. This new baddie is different, and will require... More »


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High Society: Episode 14
by | July 23, 2015 | 105 Comments
What’s a few mental breakdowns when we finally have a hero to feel for, am I right? Or does it reflect badly on us if we’re willing to live and let live when it comes to Joon-ki putting the dimmer switch on his classism so he can turn up the charm instead? Y’know what, I’m... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 5
by | July 22, 2015 | 112 Comments
Aw, the vampire has a heart. I don’t know if it pumps blood or keeps him alive, but today it starts to pang him—at least emotionally, which is the more interesting version anyway. And yes, right now it’s providing more pain than loving satisfaction, but we’re working up our way to that. First the cold... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 9
by | July 22, 2015 | 123 Comments
While Hyun pieces together his past and present with a pinch of denial, our heroine takes on our new case like a boss. We’re given a real stalker, who surpasses Ji-an’s stalker level of curiosity and poses significant threats to his targets. But Ji-an is nothing short of a badass when it comes to doing... More »


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High Society: Episode 13
by | July 22, 2015 | 124 Comments
Two break-ups, four broken hearts. Even then, it seems it’s never too late to have a change of heart. There are a few of those in this hour that takes some people by surprise and leaves the others more or less confused as to where that suddenly came from. Much of the Jang family dramatics... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 8
by | July 21, 2015 | 107 Comments
If timing is everything, then the two men vying for our heroine’s affections seem to be in desperate need of an intelligent alarm clock to tell them when it is or isn’t a good time to say their piece. And if the person coming clean isn’t going to be among any of our leads, then... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 7
by | July 20, 2015 | 80 Comments
Hana decides she needs some space to sort things out for herself and her career, which is a good move in theory, but doesn’t seem to work out so well in practice. It’s tough when your job description is flexible enough to include becoming an indentured servant to the concert pianist whose choice of shoes... More »


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Orange Marmalade: Episode 11
by | July 19, 2015 | 22 Comments
So much cute! Emotions are running so high, there’s practically hearts flying out of everyone’s eyes. Old loves are beginning to be rekindled and new bonds are forged. And as Jae-min tries his best to recall the memories he’s lost, enlisting Ma-ri’s help in the process, he may actually remember a lot more than he... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 6
by | July 18, 2015 | 171 Comments
Snap, crackle, and pop. Well our ghostess sure doesn’t waste any time. At this point, we’d be disappointed if she did, right? She’s always been about making the most of her precious remaining time, which makes sense given that she has the benefit of hindsight and is full of regrets about dying young. But today... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 10
by | July 18, 2015 | 10 Comments
Going rogue isn’t without its consequences, especially when that mission ends in failure. How much longer can Gun-woo seek revenge on In-ho? One month, apparently — at least, that’s all the time Investigative 5 Unit has to try and catch the Ghost. But in order to get closer to catching the Ghost, they need to... More »


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Mask: Episode 16
by | July 18, 2015 | 182 Comments
Ji-sook has thwarted Seok-hoon again, which means he’s forced to come up with another plan, and we all know how well his on-the-fly plans tend to work out. Especially when just about everyone is onto him, and Ji-sook is no longer scared of him. How far is Seok-hoon willing to go for his revenge, and... More »