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Joseon Gunman: Episode 21
by | September 3, 2014 | 21 Comments
It looks like finale week just may give us a strong finish to Joseon Gunman, which I’d worried about because I found last week’s episodes to be a bit plodding. It may be a finale tinged with bittersweetness, but that’s something I embrace; it’s not about winning everything and suffering nothing, but finding a way... More »


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Discovery of Romance: Episode 5
by | September 3, 2014 | 53 Comments
When, if ever, is it okay to lie to someone to protect them? Do secrets do more harm than good, or are secrets something that can save someone from hurt? This episode focuses on whether or not it’s ever acceptable to lie in order to shield someone from being hurt, or if total honesty is... More »


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Three Musketeers: Episode 3
by | September 2, 2014 | 76 Comments
Today’s episode reveals one big mystery (or at least a big corner of it), which is a big enough twist to turn a few things on their sides. I like being surprised, and especially when we get one early on in the game, because it helps me to have faith that the show will keep... More »


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Plus Nine Boys: Episode 1
by | September 1, 2014 | 82 Comments
Coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys* premiered over the weekend on tvN, and I’m happy to say it’s as cute as advertised. It’s witty and full of funny meta references, but more importantly it has everyday, relatable characters and an earnest vibe. I already love the song choices in the first episode, and in fact the... More »


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It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 12
by | August 30, 2014 | 91 Comments
It feels like only last week that these two bickering lovebirds were still finding their footing relationship-wise, but if it were up to Jae-yeol, we’d already hear wedding bells ringing. Just because there’s a life commitment on the table doesn’t mean that they don’t still have their small everyday problems to deal with too—because we... More »


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My Secret Hotel: Episode 4
by | August 29, 2014 | 54 Comments
The investigation takes the forefront this hour and there’s progress on our mystery, even if it’s lateral rather than forward. We knew Hwang was shady, but now we find out how shady everyone else is, too. The classic “closed circle of suspects” element gives it all an Agatha Christie feel, which I think the show... More »


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It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 11
by | August 29, 2014 | 58 Comments
It’s always more pleasant watching this couple onscreen whenever they aren’t bickering over the same argument we’ve heard many times over already. Despite their differences, both Hae-soo and Jae-yeol make continuous efforts to keep their relationship alive and discover that a little breathing room for the other party goes a long way. And while one... More »


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Fated To Love You: Episode 18
by | August 29, 2014 | 182 Comments
Our most fated of couples finally climbs to the peak of their mountain of misunderstandings to see that the view isn’t quite as bleak as they thought it’d be. The future may still be just as uncertain, but now that neither Gun or Mi-young have to weather it miserable and alone, even borrowed time can... More »


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Joseon Gunman: Episode 20
by | August 28, 2014 | 17 Comments
It’s showtime. The plot picks up and as both sides amp up their strategizing, with spies and counterspies deployed in the game to win the upper hand and outmaneuver the opposition. Both teams make some important strides and face obstacles, but ultimately this episode acts as the launching pad for the big event: military coup.... More »


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My Secret Hotel: Episode 3
by | August 28, 2014 | 73 Comments
Now that we’ve caught back up to the point where the dead body makes an appearance, the murder mystery begins to get some major focus. As the investigation begins to deepen, it looks like the dead body played an important role in all our leads’ lives — now it’s just a matter of finding out... More »


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Discovery of Romance: Episode 4
by | August 28, 2014 | 56 Comments
There’s not a whole lot of plot development in this episode, though the rivalry between Tae-ha and Ha-jin begins in earnest. Even though Tae-ha claims to be disinterested in Yeo-reum, his actions are a different story – and as Ha-jin says, guys only need a minute to size each other up. Ha-jin’s got his eye... More »