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Drama Recaps
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 »


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Fated To Love You: Episode 17
by | August 27, 2014 | 148 Comments
As the line between what Gun says and what he actually means becomes more blurred in this hour, it’s no wonder that Mi-young and anyone else in this dramaverse has trouble understanding why he’s keeping the one most precious to him at arm’s length. It’s an hour that calls for more patience and waiting, but... More »


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Joseon Gunman: Episode 19
by | August 27, 2014 | 19 Comments
We get some poignant character beats in today’s episode, but I’m sorry to report that it does also have the distinctive ring of extension-induced slowdown. I can see where there is, empirically, enough plot material to fill the rest of the drama’s run, so it’s not that the story has hit a dead end. I’d... More »


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Discovery of Romance: Episode 3
by | August 27, 2014 | 91 Comments
It’s an episode chock-full of flashbacks as we learn how Tae-ha and Yeo-reum fell in love, and why Ha-jin is obsessed with finding a girl with a certain scar. It becomes a little clearer why Tae-ha hasn’t been able to let go, and why Ha-jin has a hard time opening up. Yeo-reum has quite the... More »


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Three Musketeers: Episode 2
by | August 25, 2014 | 73 Comments
The setup is complete, and now we begin the journey of initiating Dal-hyang into the group of musketeers, mostly by throwing him off the deep end and figuring he’ll work it out. This episode delivers more action and wry humor, and also shines a light (albeit a tiny, brief one) into the characters’ backgrounds, giving... More »


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Marriage Not Dating: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 24, 2014 | 122 Comments
Marriage Not Dating wraps up in a satisfying and poetic way, bringing us back full circle to remind us why we’ve all loved this couple so much. They stay true to themselves as the show manages to tie up all the loose ends nicely, leaving me feeling like everyone gets the ending they deserve. It’s... More »


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It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 10
by | August 23, 2014 | 113 Comments
This is one complicated couple, and not just because one of them sees imaginary people and invents entire lives for them. Hae-soo may be new to understanding relationships, but she isn’t new to understanding people—or so you’d think. Even with her fly-by-night ability to read the intentions of the man she doesn’t yet know if... More »


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My Secret Hotel: Episode 2
by | August 23, 2014 | 61 Comments
(Hi everyone! I’m going to be helping odilettante cover this show — let’s hope it ends as well as it started. Please look after me, and enjoy the ride!) What a great opening week: My Secret Hotel is hitting all my soft spots — Yoo Inna, strong and sassy heroines, Yoo Inna, sympathetic non-jerkfacey heroes,... More »


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Marriage Not Dating: Episode 15
by | August 22, 2014 | 96 Comments
As it always is with this couple, whether fake or real, the greatest obstacle they face is family. Ki-tae thinks confrontation can be avoided, but Jang-mi has learned a thing or two about relationships, and knows that there is no difference between marriage and dating when it comes to Mom. The root of the problem... More »


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It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 9
by | August 22, 2014 | 75 Comments
It’s an episode of breakthroughs for everyone apart from our hero, who’s still having difficulty discerning his reality from actual reality. Our new couple learns that a relationship is much more than kisses, checking in with each other via the occasional one-minute phone calls, and being cool with the ex-boyfriend who keeps hanging around the... More »


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Fated To Love You: Episode 16
by | August 21, 2014 | 211 Comments
Good intentions can be just as poisonous as bad ones, as our hero maybe kinda sorta hasn’t come to realize just yet. But for as much as they interact both directly and indirectly, Gun and Mi-young are like two ships passing in the night when it comes to revealing their true feelings—although I’d put most... More »