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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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Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 3
by | October 14, 2015 | 83 Comments
For the wimps among us (which includes me), you may want to watch Village in the light of day, or at least with all your lights turned on. It’s not expressly scary, in that there’s no violence or gore or even a creepy paranormal angle. It’s more that the show plays up the suspense, creating... More »

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D-Day: Episode 7
by | October 14, 2015 | 43 Comments
Our disaster response team begins to come together thanks to the crafty work of our politician, who taps into different sources of motivation. For Director Park, it’s his success and his hospital’s stability. For the rest, it’s the lives of injured civilians. Hye-sung’s guilt over his lost patients continues to haunt him, as does Chief... More »

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Sassy Go Go: Episode 3
by | October 14, 2015 | 234 Comments
Yeon-doo has an important decision to make, and Yeol is determined to convince her to join the cheerleading team to protect his friend. But it won’t be so simple, as his skills of persuasion don’t seem to work on her. Meanwhile, the pressure for Soo-ah to succeed builds, and she proves that she’s not afraid... More »

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Six Flying Dragons: Episode 3
by | October 13, 2015 | 50 Comments
There’s a scandal at Sungkyunkwan, but instead of dealing with the cute antics of a cross-dressing girl, Six Flying Dragons had to make it all about psychological torture, suicide, and the depths of human depravity—or as they say in sageuk, it’s Tuesday. Young Lee Bang-won has to face some harsh truths this hour when it... More »

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D-Day: Episode 6
by | October 13, 2015 | 35 Comments
The quest to “save everyone” is never ending as it’s discovered that Mirae Hospital is running out of resources faster than anticipated. It won’t be long before it will be another useless building instead of the fortress that it’s become, but until then, Hye-sung is still determined to do all he can for his patients,... More »

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D-Day: Episode 5
by | October 12, 2015 | 19 Comments
Even in full emergency mode, priorities clash and tensions run high. There’s undoubtedly a hierarchy within the hospital, and we learn more about where everyone stands. Though purposefully strangers now, the past connections still seem to define the motivations of our doctors — passionate, cautious, or calculating. Supply is short and demand is high, and... More »

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Twenty Again: Episode 14
by | October 10, 2015 | 304 Comments
Oh, schoolyard romance hijinks, there you are! Cute makes a comeback (not that it ever really left) as our heroine struggles to hide her feelings… in the most obvious way possible. Not that I could blame her. She also gets some amazing support from the people around her when she really needs it, as she... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 8
by | October 10, 2015 | 318 Comments
As Sung-joon spends more time getting to know Hye-jin, it gets harder for him to ignore the little doubts that crop up whenever she reminds him of his childhood friend. But with the beautiful Ha-ri insisting she’s Hye-jin, it’s no wonder he’s so confused that he starts to fall apart. He’s already carrying some pretty... More »

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Sassy Go Go: Episode 2
by | October 10, 2015 | 155 Comments
Argh I love it, I really really do. It feels like a composite of the good bits of several past shows, a little bit Shut Up (bromance!), a little bit School/Angry Mom (those Tae-kwang/Bok-dong vibes!), a dash of White Christmas (elite boarding school), and even a hint of Heartstring. As a creature of habit who... More »

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Twenty Again: Episode 13
by | October 9, 2015 | 201 Comments
It’s a contemplative episode and a pivotal moment for our heroine, who’s faced with all sorts of question marks about her future, her marriage, and where her heart lies. And with the help of a certain dimpled manchild, she starts to see why it is that she changed and lost herself along the way, and... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 7
by | October 9, 2015 | 186 Comments
Sung-joon and Hye-jin get stuck with some alone time together in the name of business, and the unexpected opportunity alarms more than just the two of them. Everyone’s feelings are starting to get in the way of their rational thoughts, emotions run high, and at least one of the foursome hits a new low. Tags:... More »

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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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