Posts Tagged ‘Kim Ah-joong’

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Punch: Episode 19 (Final)
by | February 19, 2015 | 105 Comments
Writing an introduction has never felt more like crafting an obituary, because it means we’ve finally reached the end of the line for one of the best shows of the year, and one of the greatest character studies in drama history. Like our hero, we made this journey knowing with certainty that it would end,... More »

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Punch: Episode 18
by | February 18, 2015 | 34 Comments
If there’s just one unlikable aspect to this episode, it’s that it brings us one step closer to the end. But Punch’s penultimate episode throws no punches as the fighting between the relatively good guys and the definitely bad guys reaches a fever pitch. Not only are we running out of time, but so is... More »

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Punch: Episode 17
by | February 12, 2015 | 30 Comments
This is Ha-kyung’s episode through and through, giving her a chance to really shine when she finds herself left to her own devices—and boy, does she ever. It’s ladies’ night all around in the land of Punch, but along with the paragons of womanly virtue on display come the dregs of humanity that just so... More »

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Punch: Episode 16
by | February 11, 2015 | 17 Comments
There are high points and higher points in Punch’s best episode yet, though that’s almost redundant to say in a show where every week tops the one that came before it in sheer intensity. Along with our anti-hero’s relentless pursuit for justice, Kang-jae and Tae-joon finally get to lay everything bare, which is arguably one... More »

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Punch: Episode 15
by | February 5, 2015 | 25 Comments
In the wake of another crushing defeat at the hands of villains with truly dangerous amounts of power, even our resilient anti-hero finds he’s not immune to the siren song that is doubt, and the short moment he experiences it might just be the closest he’ll ever come to throwing himself a pity party. But... More »

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Punch: Episode 14
by | February 4, 2015 | 33 Comments
It’s never been more difficult to be one of the good guys in a show where the bad guys always find a way to win, since there’s no low people like them won’t stoop to in order to get their way. Sometimes it feels like Jung-hwan and Ha-kyung are fighting a losing battle, and that... More »

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Punch: Episode 13
by | January 29, 2015 | 32 Comments
This episode will make you want to punch the screen, but not in the way you’ve likely wanted to physically harm other drama characters before. It’s infuriating for all the right reasons, weaving a narrative so fraught with tension that there’s no way to watch without feeling a righteous surge of anger when Jung-hwan gets... More »

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Punch: Episode 12
by | January 28, 2015 | 30 Comments
There’s a noticeable power shift this hour, forcing our resident baddie (no, not that one, the other one—no no, the other one) to choose between giving up his dream or giving up everything he’s ever worked for in exchange for keeping a semblance of power. Similarly, our anti-hero faces some major roadblocks in his quest... More »

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Punch: Episode 11
by | January 22, 2015 | 38 Comments
A carefully laid trap is sprung this episode, giving our good(-ish) guys a much-needed boost to continue fighting the good(-ish) fight. It’s all gray areas when it comes to these characters, and trying to figure out which shade of grey they represent is about as useless an endeavor as nailing jello to a tree. With... More »

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Punch: Episode 10
by | January 21, 2015 | 27 Comments
It’s an hour of moves and countermoves, with everyone trying to gain an edge that’ll make their opponents kneel before them. Jung-hwan comes to realize how useless a dying man is perceived in the eyes of society, and sets out to prove them wrong even if he’s having to go at it alone—but I guess... More »

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Punch: Episode 9
by | January 16, 2015 | 31 Comments
So far, Punch has managed to up its own ante without fail each week, and not only meets the sometimes insanely difficult challenges it creates for itself, it actually exceeds them. If that sounds like high praise, that’s because it is, and because there’s no reason to hide one’s feelings for a show that’s as... More »