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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 14
by | June 25, 2015 | 128 Comments
Get ready for an episode of cute!… is something I can’t say, despite the image above that might suggest otherwise. It’s a fleeting moment of sweetness, yes, but in a sea of circular logic and backwards progress. My kingdom for movement that actually takes us somewhere! I guess I could have put up an image... More »


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Mask: Episode 9
by | June 25, 2015 | 107 Comments
Ji-sook and Min-woo grow ever closer in spite of themselves, and in spite of Seok-hoon’s attempts to control Ji-sook. But she’s less willing to take orders these days, and is ready to take charge of her own life regardless of what Seok-hoon plans for her. Unfortunately, as her family’s situation becomes more desperate, Ji-sook may... More »


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High Society: Episode 6
by | June 25, 2015 | 158 Comments
Dating revelations abound this hour as our core four arrive at conclusions that were all but common knowledge for everyone else, but ones which shake their faith in each other nonetheless. Secrets aren’t fun for a reason, and now that the floodgates have at least partially opened there’s room for more doubt and speculation from... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 3
by | June 25, 2015 | 26 Comments
Teacher Jung’s plan to steal the hologram swings into action, with the Investigation 5 Unit right on his tail, but things rarely go as anyone plans. They’ll have to get creative in order to catch Teacher Jung, and inspiration comes from an unexpected direction. Gun-woo will have to break out of his eight-year funk if... More »


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Warm and Cozy: Episode 13
by | June 24, 2015 | 154 Comments
On the one hand, it’s a huge step in maturity for our hero to stop being selfish and actually become a noble idiot entirely for someone else’s benefit. On the other hand, this in no way has advanced his emotional maturity when it comes to romance. His idea of professing love still involves saying the... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 1
by | June 24, 2015 | 156 Comments
In its first installment, I Remember You briefly sets up our investigative team but delves deeply into the intriguing backstory of our profiler. I can see glimpses of the past characters Seo In-gook has played, yet he portrays a different kind of genius, a different delivery of comedy while exuding his characteristic charisma. Despite all... More »


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High Society: Episode 5
by | June 24, 2015 | 209 Comments
Love is in the air this hour as two romances come to bloom between our pairings. While the dynamics between the rich and poor come into play in each of their relationships, the result isn’t always what you’d expect. The contrast between these two couples is like night and day where one reminds you of... More »


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Orange Marmalade: Episode 7
by | June 21, 2015 | 23 Comments
We finally get down to the gritty part of our Joseon story, as the conflict between the vampires and the humans starts to heat up. A special task force is formed to eradicate the vampires, but they’re not going to take it lying down. If Jae-min and Ma-ri think the worst obstacle they have to... More »


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Mask: Episode 8
by | June 21, 2015 | 169 Comments
Just as Min-woo starts to get honest with himself and with Ji-sook about his feelings, doubts start to creep in about who she really is and what her motives are. She’s going to have to stop being so passive and get savvy if she wants to stick around, especially since her true identity is in... More »


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The Producers: Episode 12 (Final)
by | June 20, 2015 | 287 Comments
Well, it’s been a fun run, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Producers, which ends on a lesson about what it’s like to secure longevity, whether that’s with a program, a career, or relationships. And as the show has managed to do all series long, it’s really the relationships we care about, using... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 2
by | June 20, 2015 | 36 Comments
If you thought Hidden Identity was all about a brooding bad-ass Bummie you’d be, well, mostly right. But there’s still so much more to this slick action-thriller, especially when it comes to the Investigation 5 Unit and the fearless man who leads them. It’s not easy being the one in charge of secretly protecting a... More »