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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.

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Warm and Cozy: Episode 10
by | June 11, 2015 | 192 Comments
Good news: Things get better! Not-as-good news: Better is a relative term. At least there’s more cuteness sprinkled into today’s episode, along with more decision-making, which keeps the frustration levels down, and our hero inches closer toward being able to express his feelings in a functional adult way. I suppose it’s a good sign that... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 14
by | June 11, 2015 | 168 Comments
This week has been a surprising one with sinking ships and various triumphs over evil, but I’m not yet sure the right people are on the job. The twins spend the episode apart, fixing things that are broken. All our friends struggle for acceptance — not just with their friends, but also to accept the... More »


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High Society: Episode 2
by | June 11, 2015 | 125 Comments
So cute. There’s an undeniable charm about High Society, one that perseveres despite the fact that our hero and heroine are both in friendships based on lies and deceit, no matter which way you spin their motives. I know Second Lead Syndrome is a real thing in our neck of the woods, but this show... More »


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Warm and Cozy: Episode 9
by | June 10, 2015 | 106 Comments
Aaaaaaargh. You know when you’re having bad luck at Monopoly where every time you get close to finishing a lap around the board, you pull a card that sends you to jail and taunts you with the words, Do not pass Go, and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to make Go count,... More »


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High Society: Episode 1
by | June 10, 2015 | 141 Comments
Welcome to the world of the privileged, where lavish homes and premium food are just the tip of the iceberg. SBS’s High Society introduces us to the chaebol’s daughter who keeps her wealthy background a secret whilst trying to find true happiness, and the man who wants to climb the social ladder and get a... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 13
by | June 9, 2015 | 256 Comments
It’s interesting to see the interaction between the twins and the differences that distinguish them. Their attitudes and rationales define their interactions, and the surrounding characters can notice the difference. With the twins reunited, we’re finally given some answers and details about Eun-byul’s disappearance. Having realized the power of truth, Eun-byul and Teacher Kim both... More »


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Orange Marmalade: Episode 5
by | June 7, 2015 | 69 Comments
We enter the Joseon phase of our story, and vampires are living in hiding, getting ready to rise up against the humans who fear and despise them. We get to see our characters from a different perspective, though they face the same issues and challenges as they did in the modern era. Not much has... More »


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The Producers: Episode 8
by | June 6, 2015 | 353 Comments
Today’s episode is all about lovelines, and goodness knows this is a drama that enjoys playing with all the different relationship configurations, but more than anything I feel like it’s really about friendships. Some are solidified, while others spring up seemingly unexpectedly, giving our characters a source of support from people they hadn’t necessarily expected... More »


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Mask: Episode 4
by | June 6, 2015 | 110 Comments
Our little frog is thrown into the big pond, and luckily Ji-sook has enough pluck and smarts to know it’s time to get serious. Her new husband doesn’t seem interested in working with her so she’s left on her own, at least for now. But a crisis could open the doors of communication between them,... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 12
by | June 6, 2015 | 236 Comments
School serves up something different for each of our friends this hour. There are victories for Eun-bi, loss for Tae-kwang, reconciliation for Yi-an, and triumph for So-young, while Teacher Kim and Eun-bi’s mom are dished up large bowls of disillusion. Although everyone gets something they’ve been chasing, some of those blessings come with a curse.... More »


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The Producers: Episode 7
by | June 5, 2015 | 127 Comments
On the one hand, every time we get another episode of The Producers that moves away from the hilarious mockumentary style that made me love it in the first place, it saddens me. On the other hand, the more it becomes a traditional rom-com, I do find myself getting wrapped up in the lovelines and... More »