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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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 8
by | July 25, 2015 | 326 Comments
I’m such a fool for this show right now. It’s just found that pitch-perfect groove of story, performances, and heart, and I’ve gone from finding it sweet and fun to falling for it completely. The key is really in the relationship between ghost and host, and today we see the potential for what began as... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 12
by | July 25, 2015 | 24 Comments
The team prepares to meet the Ghost — or at least find out who he is. It’s no surprise that the list of Ghost candidates are all men in power, although the type of power might be surprising to some (or maybe just to Tae-pyung). Figuring out who might be the Ghost would suggest that... More »


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Mask: Episode 18
by | July 25, 2015 | 148 Comments
We know that Ji-sook will do anything to protect those she loves, and she sets out to beat her adversaries at their own game. But it’s not easy to out-fox the fox, and her willingness to put herself in danger to win this dangerous game could land her in the hottest water yet. EPISODE 18... More »


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Oh My Ghostess: Episode 7
by | July 24, 2015 | 149 Comments
I love it I love it I love it. I was thoroughly enjoying this show already, but today’s episode takes everything to that perfect place—perfect in its balance of funny and heartfelt, heightening of stakes, growth of feelings, and approach to the conflict. As much as I loved the characters and feeling behind the show,... More »


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Mask: Episode 17
by | July 24, 2015 | 101 Comments
These two lovesick dorks, I can’t even. But Min-woo and Ji-sook haven’t much time to enjoy their newfound romance, as they both have business to take care of, namely clearing Ji-sook’s name and making sure Seok-hoon gets punished. But their adversaries aren’t finished with their plans yet, and things will undoubtedly get worse before they... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 6
by | July 23, 2015 | 171 Comments
I really love the array of Lee Yubi’s swoon faces in this drama. They’re so blatantly adoring, or in this case, mad at herself for swooning while swooning. It’s too cute. Everyone’s on a collision course today, and it’s vampire against vampire in a battle to get to our heroine first. The episode speeds by... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 10
by | July 23, 2015 | 252 Comments
The most unlikely group of Three Musketeers find themselves being roped into working together on the same case—two heads is better than one, but in this case, three hits the sweet spot. At least their elevated IQs make up for their slightly lacking EQ, making them quite the unexpected Dream Team. EPISODE 10: “Find Me”... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 11
by | July 23, 2015 | 18 Comments
As the team finds themselves at a dead end in their search for the Ghost, some digging turns up a possible new lead. But this one will take some creative thinking on the part of the whole team in order to learn anything about their ultimate target. This new baddie is different, and will require... More »


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High Society: Episode 14
by | July 23, 2015 | 105 Comments
What’s a few mental breakdowns when we finally have a hero to feel for, am I right? Or does it reflect badly on us if we’re willing to live and let live when it comes to Joon-ki putting the dimmer switch on his classism so he can turn up the charm instead? Y’know what, I’m... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 5
by | July 22, 2015 | 112 Comments
Aw, the vampire has a heart. I don’t know if it pumps blood or keeps him alive, but today it starts to pang him—at least emotionally, which is the more interesting version anyway. And yes, right now it’s providing more pain than loving satisfaction, but we’re working up our way to that. First the cold... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 9
by | July 22, 2015 | 123 Comments
While Hyun pieces together his past and present with a pinch of denial, our heroine takes on our new case like a boss. We’re given a real stalker, who surpasses Ji-an’s stalker level of curiosity and poses significant threats to his targets. But Ji-an is nothing short of a badass when it comes to doing... More »