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King’s Face: Episode 1
by | November 21, 2014 | 46 Comments
What a solid and stylish premiere for King’s Face, KBS’s latest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup. With solid directing and an intriguing setup based on the idea that you can judge a book by its cover, there’s no shortage of conflict to mine here and plenty of promise for the future. After all, what... More »


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Pinocchio: Episode 4
by | November 20, 2014 | 181 Comments
Okay, I seriously love this episode. I swear it’s not even because our hero finally gets a makeover (even though that’s worth a round of applause in and of itself—fare thee well, Mop of Shame!), but because the family stuff hits all the right chords. It’s an episode about fathers, and the kind of love... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 10
by | November 20, 2014 | 249 Comments
This is a really dense episode, packed with character revelations and plot twists that are actually revelatory and truthfully twisty, and even though it calls for every ounce of attention you can dedicate to it, it doesn’t fail to reward you for time well spent. So much happens this hour that it’s near impossible to... More »


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Pinocchio: Episode 3
by | November 19, 2014 | 100 Comments
It’s another zippy episode that sets the stage for our characters to find their calling in life, and takes us from the teen years into young adulthood, and off the island into the big city. For our heroine, chasing her dream means coming to grips with the mother she’s idolized her entire life, and that... More »


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Misaeng: Episode 10
by | November 19, 2014 | 89 Comments
Things just don’t get any easier for our little Sales Team 3, do they? Chief Park seems like the monkey wrench that’s trying to tear everyone apart, but the mystery lies in exactly how he’s doing it (much less why). In order to find out, Chief Oh has to play his own careful game of... More »


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Liar Game: Episode 9
by | November 19, 2014 | 126 Comments
A hero without confidence is a scary, scary thing, especially when he’s the only one even remotely capable of stopping a villain that’s as deviously bent on spreading anarchy and chaos as Kang Do-young. At least our heroine does an admirable job at filling the void left by Woo-jin’s wounded pride, but soon it’ll be... More »


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Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 12
by | November 18, 2014 | 70 Comments
With old problems finding resolution, we open the door for new goals and new directions, though what remains is still one of the things I like best about the show, is that the characters stick around to guide each other along. Of course, all that serious personal growth doesn’t mean we’re lacking the petty rivalries... More »


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Modern Farmer: Episode 10
by | November 18, 2014 | 71 Comments
Some fences are mended, but at the expense of others, as the romantic feelings continue to circle around with nowhere to land. But it’s not all about love when it comes to hurt feelings, as some of the parents in Hadurok-ri discover when their children get a chance to say what they really think. What’s... More »


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Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 11
by | November 17, 2014 | 83 Comments
Ah, get your hearts ready for warming. It’s a great episode for friendship and growing up, and well-paced in the way it guides several of our main characters on their individual paths of growth so that they dovetail nicely. It’s a nice way to depict the interconnectedness of these lives, and how they all grow... More »


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Misaeng: Episode 9
by | November 17, 2014 | 131 Comments
The newbies struggle to find their place, as their ambition and vision far exceeds their level of experience. They play their best hand and put their best foot forward, but that’s simply not enough when you’re faced with the adversities of being the new kids on the block. It’s a slow and painful process, in... More »


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Modern Farmer: Episode 9
by | November 16, 2014 | 73 Comments
Love can be as painful as it can be wonderful, which all four of our boys discover in this episode. It’s not easy to juggle romance with cabbage farming — and it doesn’t help when the object of your affection pretty much thinks you’re a jerk, and she’s right. Turns out that farming isn’t all... More »