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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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Sassy Go Go: Episode 6
by | October 23, 2015 | 261 Comments
This episode is really Teacher Yang’s. We already knew he was awesome, but he’s just so awesome. Struck by the worst possible allegations this hour, you certainly can’t blame him if he begins to wonder whether a quiet conscience is worth the price. But conscience offers its own consolations in the form of allies and... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 10
by | October 23, 2015 | 212 Comments
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for Sung-joon to hide his feelings — the question is, what is he going to do about it, because it’s beginning to mess with his head. And he’s not the only one who can’t hide his feelings anymore, as everyone in our little love-square realizes that the lying and hiding has... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 6
by | October 22, 2015 | 57 Comments
As our heroine notes in this episode, just when one path seems to be going nowhere, a new one opens up. I still find the investigation plodding in regards to connecting dots quickly (in that they don’t), but at least there are a lot of dots being connected. What we lack in speed we at... More »

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Six Flying Dragons: Episode 6
by | October 22, 2015 | 116 Comments
It’s like there was a fire sale on pretty faces and Six Flying Dragons bought in bulk, isn’t it? Superficiality aside, this episode puts our young dragons in the same place at (mostly) the same time, as they all go on the hunt for a man who doesn’t seem to want to be found. Ever.... More »

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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 5
by | October 21, 2015 | 31 Comments
Some mysteries come into clearer focus, but happily for the story’s sake, those answers just serve to spawn more mysteries. The identity questions are rather obvious so I’d hoped the story wouldn’t get stuck figuring those out (since we’d figured them out already), and it’s a relief to move forward with the mystery, which hints... More »

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Sassy Go Go: Episode 5
by | October 21, 2015 | 270 Comments
An assignment begins to blur the lines between Baek Ho and Real King, but things really start to fall apart when a school scandal threatens to go public. It creates the first real rift between Yeol and Yeon-doo, as they find themselves on opposite sides of an important question: When do you stay quiet to... More »

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Six Flying Dragons: Episode 5
by | October 20, 2015 | 101 Comments
Ah, love. And murder. And arson. This hour gives us a proper introduction to our fifth and only female dragon, and though she may have spent the last six years (plus this hour) suffering, it turns out that giving up is the last thing on her mind. Little does she know that her old childhood... More »

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D-Day: Episode 9
by | October 19, 2015 | 49 Comments
More hospital politics and saving lives brought to you by Mirae Hospital. It’s more about resilience this time, as our ragtag Mirae crew goes to great extents to save a critical patient. The situation at the hospital gets worse, and survivors become more desperate to find a way out of the disaster’s merciless destruction. But... More »

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Twenty Again: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 17, 2015 | 350 Comments
I’m really sad about saying goodbye to this show. Twenty Again made a simple story about a woman and her road to self-discovery an uplifting, emotional journey where we could root for our heroine to grow young so that she could grow up. Maybe it even inspired some of us to do some soul-searching of... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 9
by | October 17, 2015 | 250 Comments
Hye-jin’s makeover heralds a shift in her attitude, and while the changes mostly meet with approval from her peers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t people who miss the old version, too. Meanwhile Sung-joon’s perfect facade begins to crack, and he needs his old friend more than ever — will they find each other in time?... More »

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Sassy Go Go: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2015 | 301 Comments
Things are changing in the cheerleading clubroom. Thanks to Instructor Nam’s hilarious and underhanded disciplinary methods, walls start coming down as the groups are forced to mix. We slow down to take a deeper look into our main characters, as the spotlight is thrown on each of them. They’ve all got demons of their own,... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

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.

1 I want my hour back!

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