Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

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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 »


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Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 1
by | February 5, 2015 | 55 Comments
Here we have Persevere, Gu Hae-ra, a delightful musical drama on cable channel Mnet that manages to mix in the perfect balance of music, drama, heart, cuteness, and meta. The title is a term that literally means you fall seven times but come back for an eighth (hence, persevere), and the show is heavy on... More »


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Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 1
by | January 21, 2015 | 205 Comments
SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday series Hyde, Jekyll, Me got off to a good start today, with solid character introductions, a mystery, and a touch of whimsy. As expected, it’s the Hyun Bin Show, but he doesn’t disappoint, managing to be funny, grumpy, assy, and swoony all in one episode. I’m pretty happy with this drama’s presentation... More »


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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 1
by | January 11, 2015 | 150 Comments
Hello again drama fans! This is purplecow, back after a long recapping hiatus. Kill Me, Heal Me is a “healing romance” between a third-generation chaebol with multiple personalities and the first-year resident psychiatrist who will have to deal with each and every one of them. The first episode began a little rocky but found its... More »


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Spy: Episode 1
by | January 11, 2015 | 161 Comments
If all spies were a vision to look at like Jaejoong is, I’d probably cave in and give up all my secrets within five minutes in the interrogation room. Thankfully Spy, the newest spy action drama on the KBS block offers more than a beautiful face to gaze upon. Not only is this show wonderfully... More »


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Heart to Heart: Episode 1
by | January 11, 2015 | 88 Comments
The show is off to a bit of a slow start, and I’ll admit that Heart to Heart is nothing like what I expected. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and once I got used to the relaxed pace I found that I actually like the characters very much. They all seem to be... More »


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Punch: Episode 1
by | December 17, 2014 | 52 Comments
So intense. I guess we should’ve expected nothing less from the writer who brought us The Chaser and Empire of Gold, since both were exceptionally well-written character dramas—the former having more elements of action than the latter, and the latter having pretty much invented its own brand of excitement when the majority of its scenes... More »


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Healer: Episode 1
by | December 8, 2014 | 210 Comments
We’re off to a brisk start with Healer, which I was looking forward to mostly for the writer (Song Ji-nah of Sandglass, Legend, Story of a Man) and secondarily for the cast (though a cast is never enough on its own to entice me). I was most curious to see what the tone would actually... More »


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Valid Love: Episode 1
by | December 7, 2014 | 113 Comments
How strange and interesting. Valid Love, the long awaited comeback project for the writer of the impossible-not-to-love classic My Name Is Kim Sam-soon, premiered on cable network tvN earlier this week, and the result may leave you as cautiously optimistic as you are vividly unsettled. Let’s just hope the show will continue to have more... More »


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Dr. Frost: Episode 1
by | November 27, 2014 | 24 Comments
Why yes, the doctor will see you now. OCN’s newest Sunday psychological crime procedural Dr. Frost is one slick and shrewd show, working through its first case at near breakneck speed, thanks to one sexy brain and his plucky teaching assistant. Meet the one psychology professor that can get a read on your psychological and... More »