Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

Drama Recaps
Hwajeong: Episode 1
by | April 17, 2015 | 32 Comments
Hwajeong (or Splendid Politics, depending on your tolerance level) premiered earlier this week on MBC, and hits the ground running—no small feat considering that it comparatively has all the time in the world to tell the story of Gwanghae, the man who became king, and presumably a whole bunch of other things. My inability to... More »


Drama Recaps
The Superman Age: Episodes 1-2
by | April 13, 2015 | 27 Comments
Unbelievable yet so believably funny. The Superman Age manages to make a ridiculous premise quite relatable, and the most pitiful characters heartfelt and humorous. We get a nice introduction to our two main superheroes, along with brief appearances by the rest of the cast. You may find yourself shaking your head at the humor but... More »


Drama Recaps
Let’s Eat 2: Episode 1
by | April 10, 2015 | 32 Comments
Get those taste-buds ready, because it’s time for the new season of Let’s Eat, the show where no matter how much you eat, you’ll be hungry once you see all the yummy food that’s so lovingly described and so passionately consumed. Also on the menu are a whole new crop of characters, each one quirky... More »


Drama Recaps
Falling for Innocence: Episode 1
by | April 5, 2015 | 52 Comments
Meet the man who lacks a moral compass and whose dictionary doesn’t contain words like empathy or kindness. It’s a hard-as-nails businessman whose life we’ll follow for sixteen episodes in JTBC’s newest melodrama Falling for Innocence as he attempts to regain everything he lost as a child. His ambition knows no bounds and there’s nothing... More »


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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 1
by | April 4, 2015 | 166 Comments
Well, this is gonna be just plain FUN. For a show that’s about two people whose lives were irrevocably changed by a serial murderer, Girl Who Sees Smells offers enough smart and (hilariously timed) unexpected humor to give it a nice balance. So far it manages to change tone from serious to funny and back... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 1
by | April 3, 2015 | 69 Comments
javabeans: The halbaes are back! It feels like we’ve been off the Na PD train for a while, but really, it was just the one show (Three Meals a Day). girlfriday: And even that show, we watched most of. It was just less interesting to recap on an episode-by-episode basis. javabeans: So we open with... More »


Drama Recaps
Missing Noir M: Episode 1
by | March 29, 2015 | 44 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 | 67 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 | 58 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 »