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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.

Recaps cover individual kdrama episodes, in loving and painstaking detail. They include translation and commentary, deconstruction of drama tropes, cultural explanations, and meta jokes. Squee along with us (or rant when things go awry).

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Mask: Episode 15
by | July 17, 2015 | 133 Comments
Min-woo has clued in to one big secret, which means he’s got a lot to work through… but Seok-hoon puts the next phase of his revenge plan into motion, and Ji-sook will have to find a way to get Min-woo on her side — it’s literally a matter of life and death. Tags: featured, Joo... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 8
by | July 17, 2015 | 111 Comments
Finally finally finally, we confirm one mysterious piece of Hyun’s past — one down, one more to go. Part of the thrill is in how all these little revelations are teasingly hinted at, and when Show decides to put us out of our misery by delivering the final punchline. We get another psychopath-of-the-day, but this episode... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 4
by | July 16, 2015 | 145 Comments
Lordy, I know vampires are a tease, but I don’t know how our heroine is going to keep surviving encounters like this with her heart intact. Scholar Who Walks the Night continues to zoom by at a brisk pace with dense plot and plenty of romance to keep us on our toes, and today we... More »


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Hidden Identity: Episode 9
by | July 16, 2015 | 14 Comments
Nobody knows what’s going on in Gun-woo’s head, and goodness knows the guy isn’t talking. But it’s time to learn what really happened on the day of Tae-hee’s death — how did she end up in that dangerous situation, and why did Jang shoot Gun-woo? The answers are important, and can help the team as... More »


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High Society: Episode 12
by | July 16, 2015 | 116 Comments
This show is a pretty good example of why you shouldn’t date in the workplace, because it’s only nice until you break up and end up in a twisted love square. Or does that only happen in dramas? If it wasn’t a thing before, it definitely is now, with our two chaebol characters drifting toward... More »


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Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 3
by | July 15, 2015 | 110 Comments
Okay, now that the plot is in place and the drama has settled into its groove, I feel like we’ve got a good handle on what this drama is and will continue to be. I’m finding Scholar Who Walks the Night to be fast-paced, light, with a healthy dollop of cheese—it’s a little gooey in... More »


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I Remember You: Episode 7
by | July 15, 2015 | 95 Comments
We return to the question that started it all: How are monsters created? But more importantly, how do you know if you’re a monster? Hyun finds himself conflicted in self-doubt, especially seeing a reflection of himself in young Jung-ha. But this isn’t all about him, as he realizes that Lee Joon-young scarred Ji-an and left... More »


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High Society: Episode 11
by | July 15, 2015 | 112 Comments
While a little honesty can be effective, a great deal of it can be a dangerous thing when it comes to maintaining a relationship. No one is as prepared to deal with the aftermath of the truth than Joon-ki is, who shows us what it means to be brutally honest about the words one has... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 6
by | July 14, 2015 | 145 Comments
This is an hour of persistent second leads who don’t seem to understand the word no, and the effect they have on our two best friends. (Or are they?) Unfortunately for Hana, she’s drawn to what’s bad for her like a moth to the flame, which is all the more upsetting when she’s got a... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You: Episode 5
by | July 13, 2015 | 93 Comments
An old love comes sauntering back into Hana’s life like he didn’t completely screw her over, sending her emotions into a tailspin they really shouldn’t be in if this guy is as bad as he seems to be. Even his present self is no prince charming, leaving us to wonder what it is that Hana... More »


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Orange Marmalade: Episode 10
by | July 12, 2015 | 26 Comments
We re-enter the present-day portion of our story, armed with a better understanding of our characters and the world they live in. In fact you may not even recognize Ma-ri, who seems to have undergone a complete one-eighty and faced her fears, suddenly this beautifully strong and confident young vampire. And the best part is,... More »