‘first episodes’

Drama Recaps
Imaginary Cat: Episode 1
by | November 25, 2015 | 16 Comments
Charming, adorable, and sweet. If you were wondering if the newest webtoon adaptation Imaginary Cat would deliver the cute, you were absolutely right. It serves up a dollop of cute and a hefty serving of smiles in its first few minutes, which means it won’t take long for you to fall in love with the... More »

Drama Recaps
Oh My Venus: Episode 1
by | November 16, 2015 | 158 Comments
It’s a promising start for Oh My Venus, the weight-loss-challenge rom-com that premiered today on KBS. I admit that I still have some niggling reservations about the premise, but I like the tone, the leads (in particular the sympathetic heroine), and find promise in the side characters. But really, we’re all watching this for the... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 1
by | November 6, 2015 | 84 Comments
Get ready to go back in time for another nostalgia-filled celebration of youth and family. The third installment of tvN’s Answer Me series has arrived, and this time we’re headed back to 1988. For those of us who’ve been on this journey before in 1997 and 1994, it’s a familiar road—youthful friendships, realistic family dynamics,... More »

Drama Recaps
Bubblegum: Episode 1
by | October 29, 2015 | 110 Comments
So very sweet. TvN’s newest romantic comedy Bubblegum premiered earlier this week, introducing us to one delightful and adorable friendship between a guy who knows everything about the girl who keeps some secrets close to the vest. Even though these two may bicker as the day is long, they’re also best friends who deeply care... More »

Drama Recaps
Awl: Episode 1
by | October 27, 2015 | 43 Comments
JTBC’s new manhwa adaptation Awl premiered this weekend, and I was impressed with the result: a thoughtfully written, sharply directed story about everyday workers fighting for fair treatment in an unfair corporate world. It’s no surprise that it’s being touted as the next Misaeng, because it has a very similar focus on the plight of... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 1
by | October 7, 2015 | 53 Comments
Village: Secret of Achiara launched today on SBS, and I was looking forward to seeing whether the show could maintain the creaky, eerie ambiance promised by the promos. I may be a wimp with the scary stuff, but I still want ghostly thrillers to scare me effectively, even if it means I have to watch... More »

Drama Recaps
Sassy Go Go: Episode 1
by | October 7, 2015 | 151 Comments
Sassy Go Go starts off with a high kick as we’re introduced to the students of Sevit High, and all the problems that come along with attending a school that prizes grades above all else. The show has all the cuteness and charm it promised, plus a lot of heart and depth that come as... More »

Drama Recaps
Six Flying Dragons: Episode 1
by | October 6, 2015 | 59 Comments
I’m always wary of jumping onboard a long-running drama, because man that is a time commitment, but I did find Six Flying Dragons rather strong in its premiere. This is a drama with a lot of hype going in, and it’s a hype that didn’t really move me since sageuks this long often require such... More »

Drama Recaps
D-Day: Episode 1
by | September 22, 2015 | 66 Comments
The anticipation for doomsday begins. I don’t expect D-Day to be super revolutionary, but I am intrigued by our characters and how they will converge in face of disaster. We’re given a proper introduction to our characters before the real doomsday hits, and I am pleasantly surprised at how likable and developed most of them... More »

Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 1
by | September 16, 2015 | 187 Comments
Surprisingly affecting for a madcap romantic comedy, She Was Pretty starts off strong with a first episode I really liked. But more than that, I absolutely LOVE the characters, and have a feeling they’ll be a winning combination. I’m relieved that the first-love story is more poignant than trite, but that’s nothing compared to the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
New Journey to the West: Episodes 1-5
by | September 7, 2015 | 87 Comments
javabeans: Na PD’s new online variety show New Journey to the West premiered on Friday, and my main question is: Was anybody able to watch it? girlfriday: I had to do some digging to get my hands on it, which was annoying. For an internet broadcast, this show is strangely difficult to watch on the... 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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