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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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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 11
by | August 12, 2015 | 154 Comments
Our good guys are starting to head in the same direction, which is promising, though there’s still work to be done getting them all on the same page. Or rather, getting them to realize they’re on the same page—but trust is a long game, and takes a while to build. Luckily for us, the episode... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 3
by | August 12, 2015 | 15 Comments
Young-jin makes a big decision, one that affects her entire life and career in some pretty drastic ways. But she still has her moral compass, and her fighting spirit is stirred again and as she goes to bat against a system that seems to work only for itself. Let’s hope that this time around, Young-jin... More »

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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 14
by | August 11, 2015 | 57 Comments
Feelings get sorted out on all sides this hour, giving previously irrational characters a sudden sense of—well, sense—in an hour that feels way more like a finale than it probably ought to. Still, for anyone who’s been waiting patiently for more Hana and Won action, then this is the episode for you. Who next week’s... More »

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I Remember You: Episode 15
by | August 11, 2015 | 174 Comments
We’ve reached the eve of the finale, and our beloved show doesn’t waste a moment to develop our story, complex characters and all. Being reunited with two monsters brings Hyun a load of troubles along with some answers, all piecing together to amend Hyun’s fragmented memory. Though Hyun knows too well what fate lies ahead,... More »

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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 13
by | August 10, 2015 | 43 Comments
Only friends can get away with throwing each other belated birthday parties, even if they should’ve been the ones most on top of said friend’s birthday in the first place. Hana and Won come to some sort of agreement about where their friendship stands in relation to the revelations posed by his confession(-ish) this episode,... More »

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Last: Episode 2
by | August 10, 2015 | 16 Comments
I know we said we weren’t planning on recapping Last, so… surprise! The premiere was so good, we changed our minds. Be patient with me for a couple of weeks while I get recaps caught up to the current episodes, and I’ll try to have them out as quickly as possible. We learn a bit... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 2
by | August 9, 2015 | 33 Comments
Things get dark this hour and Young-jin has to grapple with the consequences of her decision last episode. To answer whether she can serve Lady Justice and the law at the same time, she has to look at why she catches baddies in the first place. Her personal answer to that question is vital, because... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 2
by | August 9, 2015 | 73 Comments
Even if we knew that our hero wouldn’t be able to keep his nighttime activities a secret forever, I bet no one would have guessed that his alias would be under threat so soon in this series. Knowledge is power, especially when it’s given to someone who knows what a dangerous card it is and... More »

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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 12
by | August 8, 2015 | 222 Comments
It’s a wonderful episode for emotional growth and forward movement, which perks up my interest just when I was fearing the show was heading into murky waters. All this maturity doesn’t necessarily mean the most happy of trajectories for our characters, but sometimes the pain is a necessary step in taking responsibility for your actions... More »

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Hidden Identity: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 8, 2015 | 23 Comments
The long and literally torturous journey comes to an end in a deadly showdown as Investigative 5 Unit puts their lives on the line to protect the country from the Ghost’s threat of biological warfare. Is Director Choi truly the villain he’s made out to be? Or is he merely misguided in his idealistic vision... More »

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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 11
by | August 7, 2015 | 123 Comments
Either it’s opposite day, or all our characters are undergoing some big changes. What I like about Oh My Ghostess is that the situation under the surface keeps changing, so that even if the day-to-day is the same, our characters’ experiences and feelings may have shifted entirely. As expected, our ghost’s feelings only deepen with... More »