Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

Drama Recaps
Masked Prosecutor: Episode 1
by | May 24, 2015 | 54 Comments
Every superhero needs an origin story, and the premiere of Masked Prosecutor gives us a peek at both when our hero decided to first don the mask and why prosecution is the name of the game. While it’s still a little unclear exactly what tone the show is going for (Light and campy? Serious revenge... More »


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Orange Marmalade: Episode 1
by | May 19, 2015 | 170 Comments
I have a good feeling about this one, guys. Orange Marmalade’s premiere episode strikes a balance that seems note-perfect so far, setting up a world that’s sweet and normal on the surface, but conflicted and troubled underneath. This premiere is all about establishing the dramaverse and the characters, and only gives hints at what’s to... More »


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The Producers: Episode 1
by | May 15, 2015 | 144 Comments
The veil finally lifts on KBS’s hyped experimental-format variety-drama The Producers, and I’m happy to report that it’s great. I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to its hype (since there was ever so much of it), but the show delivers, and I’m pleased. One of the show’s big selling points was the incorporation of... More »


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Warm and Cozy: Episode 1
by | May 13, 2015 | 146 Comments
Just as the title says, Warm and Cozy turns out to be a warm and cozy show, in a nicely comfortable way. It’s not the most exciting first hour of a show ever, and perhaps it could have been bolstered by a heavier dose of plot, but this is a drama I’m watching for mood... More »


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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 1
by | April 27, 2015 | 122 Comments
Phew, Who Are You—School 2015 has quite the dark streak, but I like it. It’s partly because the show deals with issues like bullying in a rather stark light, and partly because this is also a mystery-thriller on top of being a school drama. This first episode is on the heavy side with all the... More »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 | 171 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 »