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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 »

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Witch’s Romance: Episode 14
by | June 6, 2014 | 55 Comments
The cute is back with a vengeance! And not a moment too soon, as I was beginning to fear we’d never return to the fun, zippy episodes of yore. Dong-ha gets most of the attention this time as Ji-yeon tries to help him reconcile with his father. She also finally remembers that she’s the ace... More »

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Triangle: Episode 10
by | June 6, 2014 | 82 Comments
If this show has taught us only one thing, it’s that you’d never want to get on any of these brothers’ bad sides, because the world did something to our trio of non-heroes that just can’t be undone. On the upside, this hour sees Young-dal possibly learning what it means to be a good person... More »

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You’re All Surrounded: Episode 9
by | June 5, 2014 | 108 Comments
It’s nice to get an episode like this one where the case of the day takes a backseat to our main characters and their personal drama, especially since we only get one installment this week. This drama doesn’t always land on the better half of that balance since I’m not in it for the cop... More »

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Doctor Stranger: Episode 10
by | June 4, 2014 | 156 Comments
Poor Hoon gets taken for one hell of an emotional ride this hour, as his hopes and dreams collide with reality’s inbred cousin. The cat’s no more out of the bag than it was a week ago, though we do get some glimpses into just how gullible our good doctor can be when it comes... More »

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Witch’s Romance: Episode 13
by | June 4, 2014 | 54 Comments
Breakups and comebacks and parties, oh my! A lot happens in this episode, all the better to bring our two leads closer together again after so many weeks of estrangement. And not a moment too soon, as I was starting to worry that we’d never see Dong-ha and Ji-yeon smile and have fun together again.... More »

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Triangle: Episode 9
by | June 3, 2014 | 96 Comments
With one small-time casino under Young-dal’s belt, it’s time for him to set his sights on bigger and better casinos. Getting there won’t be easy, and one might think that he’s going through all that trouble because he wants to carve his own success story, but then you learn it’s all for gaining one skunk-haired... More »

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Doctor Stranger: Episode 9
by | June 2, 2014 | 117 Comments
It’s a merry go round of almost-conversations in this hour as characters tell each other that they’ll talk later, but never really get the chance to because of the one surgical competition of the century. The good news is that we finally get to know what Hoon has been thinking in these past few episodes... More »