Posts Tagged ‘first episodes’

Drama Recaps
She’s So Lovable: Episode 1
by | September 18, 2014 | 86 Comments
Has it already been four years since we last saw Rain on the small screen? Time sure does fly. She’s So Lovable (also known as My Lovely Girl) aired this week on SBS, rounding out the Wednesday-Thursday lineup of three whole dramas from the biggest three broadcasters—just like the old days. And just like the... More »


Drama Recaps
My Spring Days: Episode 1
by | September 14, 2014 | 65 Comments
What a pleasant surprise. My Spring Days premiered on MBC this week, and while it does inevitably have that comfort food vibe, it still adds enough of its own zest to become a hearty, standalone dish. With an unconventional pairing at its center and plenty of space for serious drama down the road, I was... More »


Drama Recaps
Iron Man: Episode 1
by | September 13, 2014 | 127 Comments
If promotional materials failed to sufficiently prep you for one of the most bizarre premieres to ever grace the airwaves, then take this as a cue to gird your loins—Iron Man, KBS’s newest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup, has a lot going on. And surprisingly, it’s not just that the hero of the story... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 1
by | September 1, 2014 | 82 Comments
Coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys* premiered over the weekend on tvN, and I’m happy to say it’s as cute as advertised. It’s witty and full of funny meta references, but more importantly it has everyday, relatable characters and an earnest vibe. I already love the song choices in the first episode, and in fact the... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 1
by | August 21, 2014 | 82 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 | 113 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 | 132 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 »