Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 1
by | October 22, 2014 | 130 Comments
I love it. I absolutely, positively love it. Liar Game premiered earlier this week on cable channel tvN, boasting an intriguing premise, solid production team, and a winning combination of cast members I wouldn’t have necessarily pegged for a perfect storm of success the minute they came together–but everything comes together with a surprising level... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 1
by | October 21, 2014 | 184 Comments
Ooh, this is different and interesting. I wasn’t sure what to expect from our webtoon-turned-drama, but I did have my hopes up because of the hype around Misaeng (Incomplete Life) and its mania following. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s definitely intriguing. As per usual, our first episode is jam-packed with introductions... More »


Drama Recaps
Modern Farmer: Episode 1
by | October 19, 2014 | 81 Comments
Oh, this is going to be fun! I had high hopes (but very little information) about Modern Farmer all the way up to the pilot episode, and I’m happy to say that it fulfills all of my expectations so far. The story is simple but ripe for wacky hijinks, the characters are interesting and nicely... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day: Episode 1
by | October 18, 2014 | 60 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Three Meals a Day is here! I don’t normally watch cooking shows, but I have a feeling this show is mostly just another chronicle of Na PD and Lee Seo-jin’s bickering bromance. javabeans: Right. I’m even keeping my expectations low, because of all the pre-show stuff where Seo-jin has been complaining about how... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 1
by | October 13, 2014 | 163 Comments
Is it too early to say that I’m in love with a show? I’m both excited and relieved, because while I was hoping for the best, I was certainly aware that Cantabile Tomorrow comes with a lot of baggage, and that even in a good-case scenario, it was fighting an uphill battle. The original material... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Surplus Princess: Series review
by | October 13, 2014 | 104 Comments
Fantasy rom-com cable drama Surplus Princess just wrapped up its ten-episode run a few days ago, and I found myself quite looking forward to the finale. Not only because I needed to know who the end pairing would be—the show really kept that question alive right up to the finale—but because the drama ended up... More »


Drama Recaps
Bad Guys: Episode 1
by | October 6, 2014 | 104 Comments
Seriously badass. I’d been hoping that cable network OCN’s newest crime thriller Bad Guys would satisfy my thirst for some gritty suspense and my hunger for some action-packed sequences—suffice it to say that it does, and then some. Not only does this show deliver on the slick and edgy directing style we’ve come to expect... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 1
by | September 22, 2014 | 60 Comments
Secret Door is probably my most anticipated drama of the year, so to say I was nervous and excited about its premiere is something of an understatement. The history that this story deals with is so gripping, moving, and morbidly fascinating that once your imagination is grabbed, there’s no letting go. I’ll get into the... More »


Drama Recaps
She’s So Lovable: Episode 1
by | September 18, 2014 | 101 Comments
Has it already been four years since we last saw Rain on the small screen? Time sure does fly. She’s So Lovable (also known as My Lovely Girl) aired this week on SBS, rounding out the Wednesday-Thursday lineup of three whole dramas from the biggest three broadcasters—just like the old days. And just like the... More »


Drama Recaps
My Spring Days: Episode 1
by | September 14, 2014 | 69 Comments
What a pleasant surprise. My Spring Days premiered on MBC this week, and while it does inevitably have that comfort food vibe, it still adds enough of its own zest to become a hearty, standalone dish. With an unconventional pairing at its center and plenty of space for serious drama down the road, I was... More »


Drama Recaps
Iron Man: Episode 1
by | September 13, 2014 | 130 Comments
If promotional materials failed to sufficiently prep you for one of the most bizarre premieres to ever grace the airwaves, then take this as a cue to gird your loins—Iron Man, KBS’s newest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup, has a lot going on. And surprisingly, it’s not just that the hero of the story... More »