‘first episodes’


Drama Recaps
Jealousy Incarnate: Episode 1
by | August 26, 2016 | 94 Comments
The green-eyed monster rears its ugly head in SBS’s new romantic comedy Jealousy Incarnate. Light, funny, with interesting characters (so many characters!) and a cute premise, the show makes a pretty good first impression. There’s even a little mystery to pique your interest, and one of the prettiest love triangles you’ll ever see.... More »


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Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 1
by | August 22, 2016 | 146 Comments
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is basically cuteness overload. It’s not your grandpa’s sageuk, or even your mother’s sageuk, and makes no claims to historical realism. If anything, this is your little sister’s sageuk, full of puppies and rainbows and an effervescent bright spirit, and I mean that in all of the good ways—it’s youthful but... More »


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Cinderella and the Four Knights: Episode 1
by | August 17, 2016 | 169 Comments
Cinderella and the Four Knights, tvN’s pre-produced modern spin on the classic fairytale, faced some production complications and network uncertainty early on, but premiered without a hitch. There’s no bibbidi-bobbidi-boo in this, but that’s quite alright because this contemporary Cinderella doesn’t need magic or a fairy godmother to save herself. In fact, she may end... More »


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Second To Last Love: Episode 1
by | August 1, 2016 | 32 Comments
What does it mean to grow older, and is it ever too late for love? This is the overriding theme of SBS’s newest weekend drama Second To Last Love, which addresses these existential questions with a bright tone and some fun, quirky humor. Add in compelling characters and you have a show that, while it... More »


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Age of Youth: Episode 1
by | July 26, 2016 | 48 Comments
I’ve been looking forward to JTBC’s newest drama Age of Youth since it was announced, as I’m particularly fond of stories that feature strong female friendships, especially if they’re more than just vehicles to discuss the love lives of our protagonists. Though the premiere wasn’t as upbeat as I expected from the promos, it does... More »


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W–Two Worlds: Episode 1
by | July 20, 2016 | 245 Comments
MBC’s new supernatural suspense drama W–Two Worlds premiered today, and despite my expectations for it being really high (I couldn’t help it, okay? The comic book fan in me was just geekily excited!), I wasn’t disappointed with the first episode. It’s a heightened world, full of reality-bending twists and shot with flair, and I’m already... More »


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The Good Wife: Episode 1
by | July 13, 2016 | 60 Comments
Adaptations are nothing new when it comes to dramas — webtoons, novels, and manhwa have all been popular sources, and every year there seems to be a remake of a Japanese or Taiwanese drama. But American television shows have been notably left off that list, at least until now. The Good Wife is the first... More »


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Bring It On, Ghost: Episode 1
by | July 12, 2016 | 136 Comments
tvN’s new ghostbusting drama is weird, irreverent, darkly hilarious, and I absolutely love it. The world it sets up is creepily funny and odd, the characters are strange and quirky, and yet I find myself immediately liking them. It’s hard to describe this show in words; you really just have to see it for yourself.... More »


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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 1
by | July 6, 2016 | 185 Comments
Uncontrollably Fond has been one of the more buzzed-about projects of the year, and it finally premiered—to a strong start, upending the Wednesday-Thursday pecking order and claiming the top spot. (It grabbed 12.5% ratings, while Wanted drew 7.0% and Lucky Romance dropped to 6.6%.) I went into Uncontrollably Fond with cautious optimism, not wanting to... More »


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After the Show Ends: Episode 1
by | July 4, 2016 | 28 Comments
The experimental hybrid reality-variety-drama project After the Show Ends premiered this weekend on tvN, and I was eager to check it out—mostly because I’ve been curious to see exactly how the show would pull off its genre-crossing format: There’s the show-within-the-show, Iron Lady, which is a fully produced mini-drama of its own, and then there’s... More »




How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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