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Marriage Not Dating: Episodes 3-4
by | July 20, 2014 | 107 Comments
I love it. Marriage Not Dating is light, airy, and funny while also delivering a nice healthy dose of heart and depth. We’re starting to get glimpses into characters’ pasts that indicate that not everything is cuteness and romance in these people’s lives, and I think the show is setting a nice balance between hilarious... More »


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High School King of Savvy: Episode 10
by | July 19, 2014 | 267 Comments
This episode might start out cute, but it sure doesn’t stay that way. The simmering conflict between Min-seok and Jin-woo finally comes to a boil, and the lies Min-seok has been piling up begin to come crashing down. Public opinion, which has been split so far on the controversial issue of Jin-woo, is sure to... More »


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Trot Lovers: Episode 8
by | July 19, 2014 | 39 Comments
Romance is in the air as the guys step up and start to admit to themselves how they feel about Chun-hee. And possibly to her, too, although they hide behind their horses and guitars. Geon-woo at least takes a direct approach, by wining and dining, whereas Joon-hyun struggles with the realization that perhaps the best... More »


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Marriage Not Dating: Episodes 1-2
by | July 18, 2014 | 136 Comments
Now that my recap slate has freed up, I can finally turn my attention to something new. Marriage Not Dating is the newest Friday-Saturday offering from tvN, and I’ve been enjoying it immensely for its witty banter, laugh-out-loud humor, and its refreshing take on romance. Not to mention that there’s a hilarious contract relationship in... More »


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Fated To Love You: Episode 6
by | July 18, 2014 | 155 Comments
This show is so insanely fun to watch that it’s literally one puppy parade away from being the greatest thing on earth. It knows just when to tug on the heartstrings and just when to tease out that perfectly-timed comedic gag, with this episode in particular delving deeper into the growing connection between our newlyweds—especially... More »


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You’re All Surrounded: Episode 20 (Final)
by | July 17, 2014 | 91 Comments
Ready or not, it’s time for the rookies to graduate and find out whether they’ll sink or swim. The team scrambles to catch the baddie, and Pan-seok and Dae-gu challenge each other for biggest heroic sacrifice, because they can’t ever just be content to let the other win at something. Never has abiding by law... More »


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Joseon Gunman: Episode 8
by | July 17, 2014 | 71 Comments
The identity game continues as our hero is tested to keep his cover and risk blowing it at every turn to save a loved one, determined to prove that he can protect both at the same time. Which of course he can, if I have anything to say about it. I know I know, I... More »


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Triangle: Episode 22
by | July 17, 2014 | 20 Comments
We’ve officially circled back to plotting and planning with minimal follow-through, which is its own kind of letdown for anyone weathering the meandering pace in the hopes that the emotional payoffs, however sparse, will make it all worthwhile. While this hour isn’t bereft of important brotherly connections, it certainly takes its sweet time exploring them,... More »


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Fated To Love You: Episode 5
by | July 17, 2014 | 153 Comments
Newlywed life turns out to be harder for our chaebol and his bride than either of them could have anticipated, especially when they’re living under the same roof with a meddling (but well-meaning) grandmother. Indeed, they’re about to find out that marriage is more than just wearing a ring and playing house—it’s about communication, understanding,... More »


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You’re All Surrounded: Episode 19
by | July 16, 2014 | 74 Comments
The pressure mounts on all sides, and our team gets backed into a corner with nothing left to do but lean on each other. As far as finale setups go, this is a pretty good one—it’s plot-heavy since we have to set the stage for the big takedown, but we stop to let the reactions... More »


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Joseon Gunman: Episode 7
by | July 16, 2014 | 41 Comments
Family is the name of the cat-and-mouse game in this episode, as it propels the action toward its cliffhanger of an ending (this drama sure does have the cliffhanger format down, doesn’t it?). But perhaps the actual question should be: Who’s the cat and who’s the mouse? Our hero has been carefully plotting his revenge... More »