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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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Warm and Cozy: Episode 1
by | May 13, 2015 | 147 Comments
Just as the title says, Warm and Cozy turns out to be a warm and cozy show, in a nicely comfortable way. It’s not the most exciting first hour of a show ever, and perhaps it could have been bolstered by a heavier dose of plot, but this is a drama I’m watching for mood... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 5
by | May 13, 2015 | 113 Comments
The mystery continues to build with significant developments in finding out who Eun-byul was. As much as Eun-bi would rather live in ignorance behind the veil of memory loss, adopting Eun-byul’s life as her own comes with responsibility. Eun-bi slowly pieces together her twin sister’s life with the few clues she left behind, but there... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 12
by | May 11, 2015 | 72 Comments
This hour is all about confronting the past, whether that means just learning how to let go or learning how to embrace and reconcile it with the present. Both Min-ho and Soon-jung find themselves tied to the ghosts of what came before in similarly eerie ways, but the result is all heart. Well, mostly heart.... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 11
by | May 10, 2015 | 36 Comments
Sometimes seeing one’s own likeness can be an unpleasant wake-up call, but thankfully our hero is already well aware of the man he used to be. What matters for the battle ahead is the kind of man Min-ho and Joon-hee will choose to be, and one of them doesn’t have to become the other to... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 12
by | May 10, 2015 | 134 Comments
It’s time to catch a killer, and time is running short. The detective team swing into action with the help of an unexpected volunteer, though her lack of training could get them all in trouble if they aren’t careful. And the killer isn’t about to stand still while they hunt him down – he’s more... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 4
by | May 10, 2015 | 116 Comments
Eun-bi sets out in search of answers—though they may only lead to more questions—and Mi-kyung has to make a heart-wrenching choice. At the same time we learn more about Tae-gwang’s family and the circumstances that shaped his childhood. Everyone has a story, it seems, and that story never fails to conceal some sadness at its... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 11
by | May 9, 2015 | 122 Comments
Ugh, it’s Noble Idiot Time, though it comes from an unexpected direction. The final pieces of the puzzle of Cho-rim’s past are ready to snap into place, and it’s only a matter of who knows what, and when, that will determine how things play out from here forward. And since someone seems to have lost... More »


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Angry Mom: Episode 16 (Final)
by | May 7, 2015 | 121 Comments
I expect no less from Angry Mom than a satisfying conclusion that includes righteous fury, heroism, bittersweet reality, and heartwarming sendoffs for everyone I love. That’s a tall order, but the finale does a pretty great job of giving us the things we want—some moments that we’ve been waiting for since day one, and others... More »


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Superdaddy Yeol: Episode 16 (Final)
by | May 7, 2015 | 18 Comments
At last, it’s the moment of truth: Live or die? Now that Mi-rae’s finally decided to stay put, it’s up to the new family to be there for her to the end, whatever that end may be. There are still bumps in the road, but the last few weeks have been all about miracles. And... More »


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Angry Mom: Episode 15
by | May 6, 2015 | 53 Comments
This drama should really be titled Angry Moms—and if you thought one angry mom was a force to be reckoned with, that’s nothing compared to the united fury of all of the moms. This episode is full of twists and turns, in the best sort of way—I knew we had a lot of conflict left... More »


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Superdaddy Yeol: Episode 15
by | May 5, 2015 | 11 Comments
It’s not easy working for a miracle, but Yeol and Mi-rae do their best. The whole family gathers around Mi-rae to support her through her sickness, and the love she receives keeps her going through her darkest times. Finally we see just how precious are the ties that Yeol and Mi-rae have made with their... More »