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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The Producers: Episode 4
by | May 23, 2015 | 214 Comments
The lovelines really get going today, but this show has them going in every direction—and curiously, the more it becomes uncertain which way they’re meant to go, the more I’m invested in all of them. Or maybe that’s not curious and we a little mystery is sometimes just what we want, rather than knowing from... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 15
by | May 23, 2015 | 81 Comments
It’s the calm before the storm — or is it the storm before the calm? Either way, this penultimate episode delivers a lot of action, be it suspense, romance or comedy. But catching this killer won’t be as simple as it seems, even when everything appears to be tied up with a nice little bow.... More »


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The Producers: Episode 3
by | May 22, 2015 | 124 Comments
The Producers continues to be one giant meta joke on showbiz, with more cameos that can be counted and mile-a-minute jokes about everything from casting to executives to getting a show off the ground by pure dumb luck. The mockumentary framing device remains but is scaled back a bit (there’s been talk in the press... More »


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Warm and Cozy: Episode 4
by | May 21, 2015 | 167 Comments
I felt some real flutters in this episode, though naturally I also felt spewy anger, because our manchild of a hero can’t seem to do a good thing without also doing a bad thing, like there’s some kind of precarious balance in the universe that must be maintained by boneheadedness. But jealousy starts to fuel... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 8
by | May 21, 2015 | 180 Comments
Does a girl really have to choose between these two? Or is this some kind of cosmic reward for living through a really crappy childhood? Because in that case, can’t she keep them both? It’s enough to make you consider going back to high school. Almost. I’m always happy to drop by and recap an... More »


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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 »