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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.

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Twenty Again: Episode 1
by | August 28, 2015 | 127 Comments
It’s a promising beginning for Twenty Again, which starts off by putting our heroine in some sad places but does so with a nice touch of humor—she may feel sad, but the show maintains a lightness and sense of comedy that promises a more buoyant future. I like this approach, because I don’t want to... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 7
by | August 28, 2015 | 171 Comments
Injuries need time to recover, and this episode slows things down so that hearts can heal before they’re broken once more. I’m talking about our hearts, because this show continues to take us on a never-ending emotional ride. It helps to know people in high places when you need medical attention, because hell if anyone... More »

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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 16
by | August 27, 2015 | 368 Comments
It’s hard not to find this episode frustrating, when an entire group of your leading characters are operating under false information and magically only encountering others who are equally misinformed. Everyone has the best intentions, of course, but I could do with fewer good intentions and more communication, especially when lives are on the line.... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 8
by | August 27, 2015 | 19 Comments
Time is running out to catch a serial killer, and Young-jin and her team face more than just professional failure if they don’t succeed — lives are on the line. We get a few steps closer to understanding how all the separate people and cases relate to each other… or, we learn that they do... More »

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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 15
by | August 26, 2015 | 236 Comments
I think I’d like an episode that wasn’t predicated on a noble sacrifice (pretty please?), which seems to be such a regular occurrence here in Scholar-land that I cease to find it a moving plot point. But if you press me to find a silver lining about it, I suppose I prefer episodes like this... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 7
by | August 26, 2015 | 23 Comments
As one case is closed, another opens, and Young-jin’s team refocuses on the teenage sex-trafficking ring. But some things just don’t add up, and there may be more to this case than meets the eye. Meanwhile Do-young still has a lot to learn about how to be part of a team, and Jin-woo seems to... More »

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Last: Episode 8
by | August 25, 2015 | 18 Comments
There’s dissension in the ranks as Tae-ho is given more power, and several of the Seoul Seven are unhappy that the newcomer is being favored — and they’re not the types to sit back and let it happen without a fight. But Tae-ho is discovering that money and prestige aren’t everything — he envies Jong-gu... More »

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Last: Episode 7
by | August 24, 2015 | 22 Comments
Tae-ho continues with his scheme to swindle President Jung, determined to take his money and bring him down for good. While the plan is put into motion, Heung-sam has plans for his other minions as well, who have been causing problems for his business. But every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and not... More »

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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 22, 2015 | 240 Comments
There’s something nice about a finale that’s all about saying goodbye, since it gives us the chance to send our characters off with proper farewells, where they get to express what they mean to each other and how they’ve grown. Oh My Ghostess certainly had its share of missteps along the way, but the finale... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 6
by | August 22, 2015 | 178 Comments
So good. So very, very good. Everyone wants to have the ice princess for their own this episode, but some couldn’t care less whether she’s still breathing at the end of it. Even though Yeo-jin’s foes view her as a prize to be won, there’s no certainty as to whom you can trust in this... More »

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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 15
by | August 21, 2015 | 138 Comments
Things take a dark turn today, but with that darkness comes some answers, and also some resolution. (Also, the episode is quite literally dark, as in strain-your-eyes-against-the-grayscale dark, and frankly I could have used more resolution on the graphic front. Hur hur. But until this director learns to light his night scenes better, I suppose... More »