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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.

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Sassy Go Go: Episode 1
by | October 7, 2015 | 151 Comments
Sassy Go Go starts off with a high kick as we’re introduced to the students of Sevit High, and all the problems that come along with attending a school that prizes grades above all else. The show has all the cuteness and charm it promised, plus a lot of heart and depth that come as... More »

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Six Flying Dragons: Episode 1
by | October 6, 2015 | 59 Comments
I’m always wary of jumping onboard a long-running drama, because man that is a time commitment, but I did find Six Flying Dragons rather strong in its premiere. This is a drama with a lot of hype going in, and it’s a hype that didn’t really move me since sageuks this long often require such... More »

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D-Day: Episode 3
by | October 5, 2015 | 100 Comments
This is what I’ve been waiting for. Exhilarating and fast-paced with sudden moments of poignancy, our first look into the disaster’s aftermath gives us an excellent overview of the conflicts our disaster response team will be facing. We’ve built up enough context for our marginal characters to care for the few moments they are on... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 6
by | October 4, 2015 | 197 Comments
There’s nothing better to spark a romance than a healthy dose of jealousy, and poor Sung-joon never even sees it coming. Even worse when the person making him so jealous wants nothing more than to be his new bestie. He’s also starting to feel that something about this whole Hye-jin situation is terribly wrong, but... More »

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Twenty Again: Episode 12
by | October 3, 2015 | 423 Comments
I didn’t think this hero could get any swoonier, but he just keeps raising the bar. I’m convinced this is a fantasy drama now, because people like this just don’t exist in real life. It’s a rough day for our heroine as revelations come hurtling at her from just about every single person around her,... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 18 (Final)
by | October 3, 2015 | 307 Comments
We’ve come to the end of the road with Yong-pal, where love is the motivator for our characters to either climb upstairs or step downstairs to the world where the other is. For the doctor who would once resort to nearly anything to protect those he cherishes most, he’s given one last opportunity to face... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 18 (Final)
by | October 3, 2015 | 15 Comments
It’s time to get serious, as Young-jin focuses on proving that President Kang may not be as dead as we would hope. All she wants is to confront the man who killed her father face-to-face, but she’s got to find him first. She’ll need all the help she can get from her team as she... More »

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Twenty Again: Episode 11
by | October 2, 2015 | 136 Comments
You know, I’ve never been so happy with a show that has such slow plot advancement. But it’s because Twenty Again delivers so much emotional gain and character growth that it makes me want to dwell even longer in every beat on our heroine’s journey, not missing a single look or feeling under the surface.... More »

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She Was Pretty: Episode 5
by | October 2, 2015 | 126 Comments
The funny thing about lies is, once you tell one, they have a way of multiplying. Pretty soon you’re trapped by them with no way out but to tell the truth… but what if that truth is more painful than the lies? Ha-ri’s got herself in quite a bind and needs to find a way... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 17
by | October 1, 2015 | 220 Comments
It’s Yong-pal’s penultimate episode, and can be safely considered an exercise in patience as we get an hour full of misinformation, deception, and a staggering lack of inaction from those characters we maybe haven’t come to necessarily depend on, but who should be bringing more to the table this late in the meal. Yeo-jin finds... More »

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Mrs. Cop: Episode 17
by | October 1, 2015 | 7 Comments
Finally, all the action and suspense I’ve been waiting for! Things are heating up between Young-jin and her nemesis President Kang, as new evidence comes to light and emotions run high. Both sides are under pressure as they head towards the final confrontation, and mistakes are made that could affect the outcome — though whether... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

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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