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Gap-dong: Episode 17
by | June 13, 2014 | 62 Comments
So what happens when your bad guys are identified and caught with four episodes still left to go? Time to crack the code, of course—not the who of the matter, but the why, which is complicated by the appearance of a cipher on the scene. Is that symbology important, or is it a distraction? What... More »


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A New Leaf: Episode 11
by | June 13, 2014 | 54 Comments
If there’s one thing Seok-ju knows better than anyone, it’s that we create our own demons. Knowing that, Seok-ju goes through one hell of a fight trying to destroy and fix the inhumane consequences planned by his alter ego. Once again, he experiences the overwhelming disappointment and regret of discovering who he really used to... More »


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Triangle: Episode 12
by | June 13, 2014 | 33 Comments
The story of our three estranged brothers becomes even more tightly wound as enemies are made and alliances are formed in what turns out to be the best episode yet. It’s nice to know we’re on a general uphill trend, even though the same can’t be said of Dong-soo and Young-dal’s fortunes. But now that... More »


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You’re All Surrounded: Episode 10
by | June 12, 2014 | 77 Comments
It’s not the most cohesive episode, but given that they had to finish filming without their lead actor this week, the result could be a lot worse. Now that secret identities have been uncovered, it’s time to get some answers about what happened that fateful night eleven years ago, and start piecing together how the... More »


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Doctor Stranger: Episode 12
by | June 11, 2014 | 80 Comments
Our two former rivals find more common ground than you would’ve initially guessed in their struggle against their own personal demons, as they find out that what matters most isn’t destroying a castle or rescuing a potentially brainwashed girlfriend—it’s saving lives. Even if that means their self-realization can only happen in the midst of a... More »


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Witch’s Romance: Episode 15
by | June 11, 2014 | 56 Comments
This episode really delivers on the kisses and cuddles, almost making it worth such a long wait! But although all the large obstacles in Dong-ha and Ji-yeon’s path to couplehood have been laid to rest, there’s still a lot of ground to cover when it comes to learning how to actually be a in a... More »


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Triangle: Episode 11
by | June 10, 2014 | 55 Comments
Yang-ha steps up his game now that his romantic rival is out of the picture while big bro Dong-soo is busy gathering evidence for his own revenge plan. It turns out that prison life has gotten a lot scarier since Young-dal’s last stint, seeing as he runs into the one person he never dreamed that... More »


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Doctor Stranger: Episode 11
by | June 9, 2014 | 58 Comments
We bring the focus back on the surgical jousting tournament between Hoon and Jae-joon, where the number of rounds is as arbitrary as the whole concept itself. Oddly enough, it’s remarkable how this world can seem so small when it hones in on one hospital conflict at a time. History threatens to repeat itself in... More »


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A New Leaf: Episode 10
by | June 8, 2014 | 53 Comments
Seok-ju just can’t seem to catch a break. His fiancée is about to be prosecuted, he’s about to be prosecuted, his puppy needs surgery, his dad is sick, and his intern may have inadvertently won a murderer a reduced sentence. It’s just a shitty day for everyone, and the relentless onslaught of suckage is helped... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 16
by | June 7, 2014 | 42 Comments
This show is taking the complete opposite approach of how I’d tell a serial killer story, but I suppose that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It’s just that it’s kind of amazing how everybody and their mother (and father, even) knows who the culprit is at this point, and yet nobody can nail... More »


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Gap-dong: Episode 15
by | June 6, 2014 | 23 Comments
It’s interesting to see how far you can take a story despite knowing all the pieces in advance, because by conventional storytelling standards that makes for a less satisfying payoff. I’d argue that this is a ball that Gap-dong dropped that it needn’t have—it could definitely have played up the suspense in numerous ways without... More »