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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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Running Man: Episode 270
by | October 31, 2015 | 27 Comments
Our cast is thrown for a loop this week when they find themselves tangled up in a game of someone else’s making. Every room in this place holds unique surprises and mysteries, some of which will leave them baffled while others will make them want to pull their hair out in frustration. Will they be... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 13
by | October 31, 2015 | 259 Comments
Just because one conflict is resolved doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing from here on out. Despite finding happiness in one quarter, we’ve still got more obstacles in store, and important lessons still to be learned — like knowing when to shoulder burdens alone, and when to lean on others. Tags: Choi Siwon, featured, Go Jun-hee,... More »

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Sassy Go Go: Episode 8
by | October 30, 2015 | 378 Comments
This episode granted my wish for all the good things — especially the good thing called Seo Ha-joon, the loyalest, most puppy-hearted marshmallow ever. On the downside, Soo-ah’s close to breaking, her secret under threat. But when you get to spend some quality time with resident sunbeam Yeon-doo, as her friends do today, the downsides... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 12
by | October 30, 2015 | 137 Comments
Nearly every relationship in our story is marked by a shift, to wildly differing results. Luckily all four of our main players are ready to be honest and discuss their issues, which helps, though the honesty can be sometimes painful. But better a painful truth than false hope — and sometimes watching the person you... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2015 | 39 Comments
Our heroine turns a corner and happily, finally, exhibits some grit in the face of unpleasantness—nice So-yoon was rather boring to watch, since the extent of her activity seemed to be looking wide-eyed and accepting what everyone said. But shunned So-yoon is, gratifyingly, more proactive and assertive, and it’s a relief to see her pushing... More »

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D-Day: Episode 12
by | October 29, 2015 | 20 Comments
This episode is all about the tears. So many tears. So. Many. Hye-sung spends the episode in the depths of despair, which might help cement Director Park’s latest attempt to get him fired. Again. But Hye-sung doesn’t need any help to become the scapegoat of Mirae Hospital when he’s ready to heap all the blame... More »

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Bubblegum: Episode 1
by | October 29, 2015 | 110 Comments
So very sweet. TvN’s newest romantic comedy Bubblegum premiered earlier this week, introducing us to one delightful and adorable friendship between a guy who knows everything about the girl who keeps some secrets close to the vest. Even though these two may bicker as the day is long, they’re also best friends who deeply care... More »

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Six Flying Dragons: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2015 | 104 Comments
Get ready for a bunch of guys having heavy, meaningful conversations with each other—wait, don’t go! This may be one of the most intense hours of television to hit the airwaves recently, though I recognize how hard it is to sell the fact that an episode comprised mostly of dialogue can make for edge of... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 7
by | October 28, 2015 | 28 Comments
Ah, I feel like our characters are finally catching up to speed with the rest of us, now that they’re putting together answers to some of our biggest questions. Next up is figuring out the whys of it all, as some serious doubts crop up and loyalties come into question. The problem with this town... More »

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Sassy Go Go: Episode 7
by | October 28, 2015 | 309 Comments
Just when things seem about to calm down at school and Real King and Baek Ho are getting along, midterm season comes along to throw everyone into a tizzy. Things go pear-shaped when people act out of character from the stress, but new loyalties offer support from unexpected directions. Everyone seems to be changing, many... More »

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Six Flying Dragons: Episode 7
by | October 27, 2015 | 62 Comments
Spies and secret societies and revolutionaries, oh my! Poor Bang-won tries to gain admission into Jung Do-jeon’s adventure club, but even with all his wits and wiles, he can only get so far before running into ghosts from his past. It doesn’t help that everyone and their mother is looking for the same mysterious figurehead,... More »

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4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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