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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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Angry Mom: Episode 15
by | May 6, 2015 | 53 Comments
This drama should really be titled Angry Moms—and if you thought one angry mom was a force to be reckoned with, that’s nothing compared to the united fury of all of the moms. This episode is full of twists and turns, in the best sort of way—I knew we had a lot of conflict left... More »


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Superdaddy Yeol: Episode 15
by | May 5, 2015 | 11 Comments
It’s not easy working for a miracle, but Yeol and Mi-rae do their best. The whole family gathers around Mi-rae to support her through her sickness, and the love she receives keeps her going through her darkest times. Finally we see just how precious are the ties that Yeol and Mi-rae have made with their... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 3
by | May 4, 2015 | 86 Comments
I really love Kim So-hyun in this. I’m already a fan of the School franchise for its super earnest stories about friendship and teen angst, but she grounds everything with an emotional center that completely sucks me in. What a great project for her to spread her wings in. To say that Eun-bi’s had a... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 10
by | May 4, 2015 | 67 Comments
Some life gets breathed into the murder case that started it all this hour, bringing some pretty damning revelations to light regarding the whodunit and why. Even without knowing the full truth, the impact on Soon-jung is apparent, and only our newly revamped hero seems to know what emotions she’s hiding inside—and more importantly, when... More »


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Falling for Innocence: Episode 9
by | May 3, 2015 | 95 Comments
For all the adorable and loving moments we get on this show, it should really be called Falling for Min-ho. I’ll never grow tired of watching our hero acting like a lovesick puppy around the girl who makes him go weak at the knees. While he may question where those feelings are coming from, he’s... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 10
by | May 3, 2015 | 315 Comments
Mu-gak and Cho-rim spend some time together as a new couple, which is a good thing — they’ll need that bond to be unbreakable as Lieutenant Yeom gets closer to discovering who Cho-rim really is. But she’s not the only one, and Cho-rim’s true identity is at risk of coming to the attention of the... More »


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Running Man: Episode 244
by | May 2, 2015 | 67 Comments
Spring is the air and our cast readies themselves for the next big chapter of their lives: marriage. Little do they know that there’s a dangerous couple seeking to win and it’s up to them to prevent that from taking place. Although really, the most dangerous couple is the least of their problems when they’re... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 9
by | May 2, 2015 | 220 Comments
It’s fascinating to see just how far our killer is willing to go to throw the detectives off his scent – so fascinating that I actually find myself cheering him on at times, because the chase is so exciting. We do find out some interesting facts about our friend the serial killer, giving insight into... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 2
by | May 1, 2015 | 73 Comments
What a strong opening week for School 2015, which has wasted no time establishing a compelling and satisfying world, albeit one full of dark corners and mysterious undercurrents. After the tragedy of last episode, it may seem like Eun-bi has it made—she’s lost her memory, sure, but in its place she’s found a mother who... More »


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Superdaddy Yeol: Episode 14
by | May 1, 2015 | 9 Comments
The focus is back on Mi-rae this episode — yup, and her choices, there’s no getting away from it. The show might as well be called “Mi-rae’s Choices”…oh wait. Okay, maybe “Stay With Him If You Dare”? Lee Yuri needs to always do comedy, because her timing and facial expressions make her a total hoot.... More »


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Angry Mom: Episode 14
by | April 30, 2015 | 172 Comments
I… I… I’m still a little emotionally traumatized by this episode. I hope I can get it together to write some comments, because I feel gutted and wrecked. In a good way, I swear, though this one really is a doozy. Every victory that was won yesterday causes a series of blowbacks that take their... More »