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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 20 (Final)
by | January 25, 2017 | 221 Comments
It’s time to say goodbye to this show, which has been a sweetly funny ride all the way through and retains those qualities through its final hour (and regains some of its earlier lightness too, which I enjoyed). It ends a little quietly, but in a way that feels well-suited to its themes, and on... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 19
by | January 19, 2017 | 255 Comments
Almost at the end! On one hand, it’s a relief to wrap up our story threads one by one as we head into our finale, leaving only our most central conflict left as the final hurdle. On the other hand, that last hurdle is the highest one yet, so we can’t exactly breathe easily yet.... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 18
by | January 18, 2017 | 133 Comments
Yay for twists and turns and character revelations! The episode serves up gratification in multiple forms, and while there are still questions up in the air that we’ll have to wait on, I found this hour thoroughly fun and satisfying. It’s nice to be surprised by a twist every now and again, and even better... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 17
by | January 12, 2017 | 187 Comments
Today is packed with revelations, confessions, and bends in the road, which makes it fitting for being the first episode to finally break that 20% ratings barrier (20.8% was the number). Of course, I’m sure the lack of competition had a part in it (its MBC and KBS rivals aired their finales yesterday), but hey,... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 16
by | January 11, 2017 | 232 Comments
The pieces are falling into place, and while that results in happy resolutions in some instances, we’re also blowing open new discoveries in others. We’re starting to see close to the complete picture, but the challenge is for the characters to understand how the pieces they’re privy to add up as a whole, and what... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 15
by | January 5, 2017 | 262 Comments
You can always count on this show to find the romancey shenanigans in any situation, no matter how many lives and legends and fates are at stake. It’s a relief, since I was bracing myself for some brooding and some idiocy of the noble variety, after yesterday’s revelations. But there’s nothing better than seeing our... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 14
by | January 4, 2017 | 176 Comments
Yay, I’m pleased with where we’re heading, and how, every time I worry about possibly dragging out a budding conflict or potential complication, the show actually moves right along and progresses to the next phase. I don’t know if there’s an objective measure for what ideally paced plot is, but I do think this writer... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 13
by | December 28, 2016 | 217 Comments
Ah, so cute. If only neurotic stream of consciousness were always the way to get the person you love to be direct and swoony. Forget mermaids and reincarnations; that’s fantasy right there. I’m pretty sure I would never want to know if someone could hear my thoughts, for fear I’d die of mortification, but I... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 12
by | December 22, 2016 | 223 Comments
I don’t think I’ve ever liked Lee Min-ho this much, which is a surprise because I liked him an awful lot in his Boys Before Flowers and City Hunter days, and so very little in the years following that I wasn’t sure I’d ever come around again. But Joon-jae flailing is my favorite thing right... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 11
by | December 21, 2016 | 118 Comments
I like that this show tends to feel lighthearted overall, even when there are ardent storylines and heavier beats throughout. There’s just a bright energy to the funny that I find infectious, and I think the characters really light up whenever they’re allowed to dive into the feel-good comedy, and there’s a natural romantic development... More »