Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

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Missing Noir M: Episode 1
by | March 29, 2015 | 21 Comments
Now this is what I call a slick and smartly-written crime procedural. OCN’s newest Saturday drama Missing Noir M premiered this week, introducing us to a team composed of a highly gifted former FBI agent, an experienced detective, and a hacker tackling on the most difficult missing persons cases out there. Our opening case pulls... More »


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Angry Mom: Episode 1
by | March 18, 2015 | 66 Comments
Angry Mom is darker than I’d expected it to be, but in a totally welcome way—it’s stark at times and tinged with the harshness of reality, yet has a lot of promise for cuteness and warmth as well. I say promise because there wasn’t a whole lotta comedy in the first episode, which was spent... More »


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Superdaddy Yeol: Episode 1
by | March 17, 2015 | 57 Comments
Welcome to Superdaddy Yeol, the webtoon adaptation in which a mother with only a year to live sets out to turn her deadbeat ex into the perfect father. It’s a sad premise and the first episode doesn’t shrink from it, but there is hope (and a little humor) to be found as well. With his... More »


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Heard It Through the Grapevine: Episode 1
by | February 25, 2015 | 75 Comments
Well, this is going to be interesting. Heard It Through the Grapevine premiered on SBS this week in an attempt to fill the gaping hole in the lineup left by Punch, which is a hard act to follow if there ever was one. Boasting an unusual premise dealing with a teenage pregnancy between a poor... More »


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Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 1
by | February 9, 2015 | 69 Comments
How. Freaking. Adorable. Ho-gu’s Love (or Fool’s Love, named for our main character Ho-gu, a pun on “fool”) premiered on tvN today and is already off to a zippy start. I expected comic-book-style hilarity from the writer of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, and I wasn’t disappointed—the show is chock full of quippy lines, crazy situations,... More »


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Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 1
by | February 5, 2015 | 55 Comments
Here we have Persevere, Gu Hae-ra, a delightful musical drama on cable channel Mnet that manages to mix in the perfect balance of music, drama, heart, cuteness, and meta. The title is a term that literally means you fall seven times but come back for an eighth (hence, persevere), and the show is heavy on... More »


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Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 1
by | January 21, 2015 | 206 Comments
SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday series Hyde, Jekyll, Me got off to a good start today, with solid character introductions, a mystery, and a touch of whimsy. As expected, it’s the Hyun Bin Show, but he doesn’t disappoint, managing to be funny, grumpy, assy, and swoony all in one episode. I’m pretty happy with this drama’s presentation... More »


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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 1
by | January 11, 2015 | 151 Comments
Hello again drama fans! This is purplecow, back after a long recapping hiatus. Kill Me, Heal Me is a “healing romance” between a third-generation chaebol with multiple personalities and the first-year resident psychiatrist who will have to deal with each and every one of them. The first episode began a little rocky but found its... More »


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Spy: Episode 1
by | January 11, 2015 | 161 Comments
If all spies were a vision to look at like Jaejoong is, I’d probably cave in and give up all my secrets within five minutes in the interrogation room. Thankfully Spy, the newest spy action drama on the KBS block offers more than a beautiful face to gaze upon. Not only is this show wonderfully... More »


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Heart to Heart: Episode 1
by | January 11, 2015 | 89 Comments
The show is off to a bit of a slow start, and I’ll admit that Heart to Heart is nothing like what I expected. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and once I got used to the relaxed pace I found that I actually like the characters very much. They all seem to be... More »


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Punch: Episode 1
by | December 17, 2014 | 54 Comments
So intense. I guess we should’ve expected nothing less from the writer who brought us The Chaser and Empire of Gold, since both were exceptionally well-written character dramas—the former having more elements of action than the latter, and the latter having pretty much invented its own brand of excitement when the majority of its scenes... More »