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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 8
by | July 11, 2015 | 19 Comments
Two steps forward, one step back. Getting closer to the Ghost is harder than it looks — and that’s saying a lot, considering it hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park so far. This time the Investigative 5 Unit must work together to protect the nation from threat of biochemical warfare, but cracks in... More »


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Mask: Episode 14
by | July 11, 2015 | 172 Comments
Seok-hoon is losing control over Ji-sook — and to make matters worse, his wife is going rogue, and she’s got the ability to hurt them more in one day than Seok-hoon has done in months. It’s going to take a lot of work on Seok-hoon’s part to get her back under control, but it won’t... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 3
by | July 10, 2015 | 82 Comments
Oh my goodness, this drama is too freaking cute. More specifically, it’s Park Bo-young who’s ridiculously adorable, somehow managing to be simultaneously hilarious and sympathetic while never getting annoying. She’s aided by a great synchronicity with Kim Seul-gi, bubbly and energetic in similar ways, though you could argue that’s just more demonstration of acting skill.... More »


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Mask: Episode 13
by | July 10, 2015 | 108 Comments
The web of lies is unraveling at a shocking rate of speed, and nobody will left untouched by the horrors of the truth. But even in the middle of chaos, Min-woo and Ji-sook are falling in love, and a declaration will be made that, should it be accepted, could change the whole game in their... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 6
by | July 10, 2015 | 109 Comments
While yesterday’s episode was a chance for us to get a peep into Ji-an’s psyche, today gives us a similar glimpse into Hyun’s sexy mind. The case hits a little closer to home, but the harder it hits, the better it is for us. We get a little less of Hyun and Ji-an playing house,... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 2
by | July 9, 2015 | 252 Comments
I like! Scholar Who Walks the Night is a fun mix of fantasy and romance that’s well executed and sticks to the basics — a strong central character who’s more than human but struggles to be more human than anyone. I’m also happy to say that I like our heroine, who has the harder job... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 7
by | July 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
Is a monster born, or is he made? And once a monster is created, is he wholly responsible for his evil deeds, or does the real blame lie with the one who created him? As the team gets closer to the Ghost (and to each other), it becomes clear that some hard questions will have... More »


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High Society: Episode 10
by | July 9, 2015 | 131 Comments
Everyone has to hear things they don’t want to hear and confront some truths they’d rather leave unknown in an hour that’s all about the harmful effects of meddling. Well, more like the harmful effects of classism. And favoritism. And elitism. Somehow our core four will have to make it out of this tangled web... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 1
by | July 8, 2015 | 141 Comments
It’s an intense first episode, with not a moment wasted—this is an hour jam-packed with action, plot, and emotion. My biggest worry heading into Scholar Who Walks the Night was that it would be a cheesy kind of vampire-fantasy, because vamps (and monsters and ghouls) are tricky that way: Well-handled, they can be the stuff... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 5
by | July 8, 2015 | 87 Comments
Our bickering duo comes together to solve this new case, inevitably reliant on each other for progress. It seems that these two complement each other in a way that opposites do (and don’t), and I can finally say that with confidence now that we’re given more about Ji-an’s past. For the two involved, the pieces... More »


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High Society: Episode 9
by | July 8, 2015 | 76 Comments
What a world of a difference one smile makes. Now was that so hard? Getting past the defensive walls Joon-ki puts up around him are moments that come too far in between in this series, so it’s important to treasure them when they do come. Some prejudices are upheld while others come crumbling down, as... More »