Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 1
by | August 21, 2014 | 51 Comments
tvN kicks off their “killing romance” with My Secret Hotel, and there’s definitely plenty of secrets to go around for everyone: dead bodies falling from the sky; past lovers making unexpected appearances; assistant managers who continually go missing; and, of course, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” What’s not a secret are the delightful... More »


Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 1
by | August 20, 2014 | 100 Comments
So fun! The premiere episode of Discovery of Romance really delivers, in just about every area you want a good rom-com to deliver: great leads with fantastic chemistry, hilarious best friends and witty banter, and no small amount of kissing and skinship (oh, and abs. Lots of abs). If the show keeps going the way... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 1
by | August 18, 2014 | 128 Comments
Great summer fun! Three Musketeers kicked off its first episode (and first season, of three planned) yesterday, and I’m hooked already: The show has a swift storytelling style, a delightfully cheeky sense of humor (which often dips into the refreshingly deadpan), and a set of characters with heart. And you know, despite my misgivings about... More »


Drama Recaps
Records of a Night Watchman: Episode 1
by | August 4, 2014 | 132 Comments
MBC’s new supernatural fusion sageuk Records of a Night Watchman premiered today, and I don’t know if it’s because I set my expectations really low (or because the really terrible trailers made me), but the show is off to a decent start. Granted, it’s a world filled with ghosts, magic, and dragons—you have to be... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 1
by | August 4, 2014 | 38 Comments
javabeans: It’s another Flower Males traveling show! This one really snuck up on me—maybe it had less of a profile as Grandpas or Noonas, or maybe (more likely) I’m just a little bit… I don’t mean to say tired of the show, but used to might be more accurate. I fully expect to enjoy Youths... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 1
by | July 24, 2014 | 113 Comments
If you were as apprehensive about what a psychiatric-medical-romance would turn out to be like myself, then let me tell you that SBS’s newest Wednesday-Thursday show It’s Okay, It’s Love is quite the surprise with compelling characters in a rich world filled with all kinds of relationships, including housemates, friends, lovers, bromances, and more. Even... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episodes 1-2
by | July 18, 2014 | 136 Comments
Now that my recap slate has freed up, I can finally turn my attention to something new. Marriage Not Dating is the newest Friday-Saturday offering from tvN, and I’ve been enjoying it immensely for its witty banter, laugh-out-loud humor, and its refreshing take on romance. Not to mention that there’s a hilarious contract relationship in... More »


Drama Recaps
High School: Love On: Episode 1
by | July 14, 2014 | 93 Comments
What an intriguing little show. High School: Love On feels like a curious experiment for KBS, not just with its quirky genre bent but also format. Truth be told, I was expecting this show to be either a mess or to fall by the wayside entirely because for months, KBS kept changing its mind about... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 1
by | July 3, 2014 | 114 Comments
Good news, everyone: Fated To Love You is soooooooooo fun. For a show surrounded by such high expectations for its remake, I’m happy to report that this adaptation is vibrant, funny, and stays true to its roots. In fact, I don’t think I’ve laughed out loud this much in a while. Honoring fans of the... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 1
by | June 25, 2014 | 122 Comments
I wasn’t disappointed! And given how ridiculously excited I was for Joseon Gunman, surely that says a lot, doesn’t it? I had expectations, they were unreasonably high, and they were met. The show is similar to The Princess’s Man (the obvious comparison, given the PD connection), but I mean that only in the best of... More »


Drama Recaps
Trot Lovers: Episode 1
by | June 25, 2014 | 67 Comments
It’s a solid first episode for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Trot Lovers. I’ve been very excited about this show for weeks now, mainly based on the casting, and I’m happy to say that the pilot episode doesn’t disappoint. The show manages to effectively set up a simple yet interesting premise while delivering laughs, shenanigans, and... More »