Korean Drama Recaps

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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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I Remember You: Episode 14
by | August 7, 2015 | 176 Comments
Just in case we get too enamored by the bromance, we come down from the high of Hyun’s reconciliation with Little Bro to deal with more pressing matters. Even though our hearts bleed for the misery the brothers had to suffer, we (and Hyun) can no longer look at Min through rose-tinted glasses. Our hero remains the... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 12
by | August 7, 2015 | 89 Comments
After all this time, some major problems the show set up for itself are finally addressed—though the conveniently timed pseudo-explanations may (nay, will) leave you with more questions than answers. But at least there’s some forward progress with Won, even if it took seventeen years for him to just change his mind. At the end... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 10
by | August 6, 2015 | 193 Comments
It’s a turning point in the romance and the plot, though the plot half of that is debatable when we’re talking about this show. Don’t get me wrong—stuff totally happens. It’s just that Scholar’s plot has a way of introducing new information that’s a lot like the old information, dressed in new information clothing. Thankfully... More »


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Yong-pal: Episode 1
by | August 6, 2015 | 123 Comments
Meet Yong-pal, just your average doc who treats the wealthy by day and the dregs of life by night. He’s the guy everyone in and out of the hospital turns to in their most desperate time of need, and you can rest assured that he’s got everyone else’s surgical record beat. If you should ever... More »


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Mrs. Cop: Episode 1
by | August 6, 2015 | 31 Comments
Mrs. Cop comes out of the gate hard and fast, with great, relatable characters and a compelling conflict for the heroine to tackle: What’s more important, your career or your family? You’d think it’s an easy decision, except when your career involves protecting the families of your fellow man. It’s hard to prioritize a dance... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 11
by | August 6, 2015 | 72 Comments
Awww yeah, these two are definitely where the action isn’t. Get ready for more of the same this hour with some minor variations, though it’s already an improvement over last week since things actually happen… slowly. If there are two constants that can be said of this show, it’s that you always know what they’re... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 9
by | August 5, 2015 | 82 Comments
Self-sacrifice is the currency of the day, with everyone and their mother (er, father) throwing themselves in the line of fire to save a loved one. It’s not a currency that necessarily buys much, since Big Evil still has them outpaced and outmatched, but there’s nothing like putting our main crew in such dire straits... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 13
by | August 5, 2015 | 203 Comments
Hey guys! I’m filling in here for one episode, and boy am I excited. I Remember You is such a great drama — I’ve very much enjoyed watching it up to now, and I’m thrilled to get a chance to weigh in. This is a very thoughtful episode, focusing on questions such as whether or... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 10
by | August 4, 2015 | 241 Comments
Love is in the air, but along with all of the giddy highs of romance comes a new set of complications for our lovebirds—namely that there are technically three birds in this nest. When your love triangle involves the dead, it raises some interesting questions and crosses a lot of wires, even when all of... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 9
by | August 3, 2015 | 217 Comments
…and we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! Thanks for being patient while we got recaps out, since our KCON weekend took a huge chunk out of the recapping schedule. But I’m happy to be back on track with Oh My Ghostess, which continues to bring on the funny while pushing our characters on toward... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 14
by | August 2, 2015 | 19 Comments
The Ghost’s identity is revealed, but instead of focusing on trying to catch him, the team has more important things on their mind — such as saving Tae-in. Again. The clock is ticking as the virus starts to take hold, but the only person who can give the Investigative 5 Unit any information about Tae-in’s... More »