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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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Warm and Cozy: Episode 3
by | May 20, 2015 | 100 Comments
Gah, how can our hero be so exasperating and endearing in equal measure? He’s a total scamp, and it’s so hard to resist, even when I’m mad at him. It makes it really easy to imagine what our heroine is feeling, that’s for certain. Warm and Cozy continues to be light and refreshing, its wafer-thin... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 7
by | May 20, 2015 | 179 Comments
The mystery of Go Eun-byul slowly unravels, revealing complicated friendships marred with jealousy and guilt. Eun-bi finds herself at a crossroads in her commitment to this new life — to be someone she isn’t or continue on as this new unfamiliar Go Eun-byul. But she may not get a choice, with a growing threat from... More »


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Orange Marmalade: Episode 2
by | May 20, 2015 | 106 Comments
I’m happy to report that not only is the second episode of Orange Marmalade as good as the first, but in my opinion, it’s even better. We learn a bit more about our characters and their pasts, and discover some surprising connections. A newcomer to school shakes things up, and Jae-min will have to elevate... More »


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Orange Marmalade: Episode 1
by | May 19, 2015 | 174 Comments
I have a good feeling about this one, guys. Orange Marmalade’s premiere episode strikes a balance that seems note-perfect so far, setting up a world that’s sweet and normal on the surface, but conflicted and troubled underneath. This premiere is all about establishing the dramaverse and the characters, and only gives hints at what’s to... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 14
by | May 18, 2015 | 87 Comments
Soon-jung may be the only person immune to this face, and she proves it by attempting to venture out and start a new life, far away from our hero and his daily gifts of flowers, hand-written notes, and pretty much anything else he can possibly provide to make her day just a little bit cheerier.... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 13
by | May 17, 2015 | 34 Comments
Le shit hits le fan this hour as truths comes tumbling out left and right mainly due to one man’s big mouth. Unraveling the past causes things to go from bad to worse rather quickly when trying to tease apart the past and present takes an emotional toll on Soon-jung and puts a damper on... More »


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The Producers: Episode 2
by | May 16, 2015 | 214 Comments
Oh man, I love this show. The deadpan humor is so on the money, and it makes me appreciate this writer in a totally different way than I did during You From Another Star. It’s the complete opposite drama in every way—wry, cynical, so realistic it makes my insides cringe—but even though the embarrassment is... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 14
by | May 16, 2015 | 132 Comments
Hello, folks! I’m just popping in to pinch-hit this episode, which I’m happy to do since I’ve been enjoying the show with its cute chemistry and (as funny as it sounds) lightweight murder mystery. And while I would never argue that there aren’t flaws in the show, I find enough to keep me entertained. Episode... More »


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The Producers: Episode 1
by | May 15, 2015 | 147 Comments
The veil finally lifts on KBS’s hyped experimental-format variety-drama The Producers, and I’m happy to report that it’s great. I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to its hype (since there was ever so much of it), but the show delivers, and I’m pleased. One of the show’s big selling points was the incorporation of... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 13
by | May 15, 2015 | 81 Comments
The cute is back! I love this show so much more when Mu-gak and Cho-rim are being adorable together, and this episode doesn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, the killer is getting closer to discovering the true identity of Choi Eun-seol, and not even Mu-gak’s increasing threats and challenges can put him off the scent. It will take... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 6
by | May 15, 2015 | 164 Comments
With So-young on her trail, Eun-bi has to take even more care to guard her secrets. But secrecy has its consequences, and Eun-bi has to figure out how to deal with her old nemesis without becoming estranged from her friends. Meanwhile, Tae-gwang finds himself more confused than ever about Eun-bi and what he feels for... More »