Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

Drama Recaps
Witch’s Romance: Episode 1
by | April 17, 2014 | 97 Comments
Ushering us into a new season of spring flings, Witch’s Romance premiered on tvN this week. The lighthearted workplace rom-com is a remake of the hit 2009 Taiwanese drama My Queen, and its wacky, fun-loving (and sometimes sultry) tone just might be the ticket to pull us out of hibernation. What better way is there... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 1
by | April 11, 2014 | 65 Comments
I’m up to my neck in premieres! Today is Gap-dong’s turn, and we get a jam-packed hour of tension and mystery. Or rather, seventy minutes of it, since tvN cannot for the life of it exercise restraint or appreciate the beauty of a tight edit. (Seriously, I do tend to really enjoy tvN’s programming but... More »

Drama Recaps
Golden Cross: Episode 1
by | April 10, 2014 | 41 Comments
Here was my thought process in the moments before watching Golden Cross’ premiere episode: If you’re bad, it would be a relief. Then I don’t have to worry about having to recap you. Maybe you’ll be bad. You could be bad. Sure your writer wrote Gaksital which I loved, but that was a historical action... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 1
by | March 10, 2014 | 44 Comments
girlfriday: Yaaay, the halbaes are back! I’m already excited about the new cartoon opening. javabeans: It’s so cute. And strangely appropriate to see Soon-jae halbae attired as a king. I’m less sure about Seo-jin as… what is that? girlfriday: I… don’t know. javabeans: A… nun? girlfriday: Well now I hope it’s a nun. Tags: Baek... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 1
by | March 5, 2014 | 101 Comments
We are just awash in premieres, aren’t we? SBS’s 24-esque Blue House thriller Three Days opened this week, and it certainly has the grandeur of a presidential drama, with a tone of solemnity that I find compelling in its own right. The story itself is just getting started so it’s unclear where that’ll go, and... More »

Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 1
by | March 4, 2014 | 116 Comments
Hello all! I’m dramallama, and I will be part of the recapping team for this great new Monday-Tuesday drama. I am quite a newbie to all of this, so I apologize in advance for any stumbles I make along the way. But I hope from the bottom of my drama-loving heart that my writing will... More »

Drama Recaps
Sly and Single Again: Episode 1
by | March 1, 2014 | 119 Comments
Sly and Single Again, or Cunning Single Lady, is the newest in the trendy category of divorcee rom-coms. We meet the two leads who are in their mid-30s and were once blissfully married. The union doesn’t last long; the man continues to fail at his business ventures, and his wife becomes tired of working multiple... More »

Drama Recaps
Wonderful Season: Episodes 1-2
by | March 1, 2014 | 59 Comments
Wonderful Season is the new KBS weekend family drama that began last weekend, and as noted, it’s a hit right out of the gates. It had a good lead-in with KBS’s previous ratings blockbuster King’s Family, but don’t expect anything like that show in this one (a great thing, by anyone’s measure)—Wonderful Season is thoughtful,... More »

Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 1
by | February 18, 2014 | 38 Comments
Full Sun (alternatively known as Beyond the Clouds) premiered on KBS this week, setting itself apart as an intense melodrama from other dramaland offerings. It doesn’t, however, reinvent the wheel in the genre, giving us some happy(ish) beginnings for our characters to set the stage of the angst-ridden rollercoaster this show will likely become in... More »

Drama Recaps
Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong: Episode 1
by | February 12, 2014 | 55 Comments
OCN’s newest crime procedural Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong finally hit the cable airwaves this week after months of waiting to broadcast. The mystery thriller certainly delivers the spooks, suspense, and sometimes even funny at the start with its titular hero, a dogged female detective, and bubbly schoolgirl ghost—so basically, not your everyday crime-solving unit, but I... More »

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Emergency Couple: Episodes 1-2
by | January 26, 2014 | 145 Comments
Emergency Couple premiered over the weekend as tvN’s new Friday-Saturday show. I caught the first two episodes to see what it was all about, and as advertised, it’s a lighthearted medical workplace drama about a divorced couple reuniting, and the first episode delivers the expected setup to a tee, while the second episode is probably... More »