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Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 8
by | December 8, 2016 | 146 Comments
People do some growing up this episode, and I suppose by people I mostly mean our childlike mermaid—although she isn’t the only one to make big strides in facing up to truths and trying to deal with them. It’s an episode chock-full of emotional beats, as people are forced to recognize that problems move on... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 7
by | December 7, 2016 | 202 Comments
I love this episode. It wasn’t until today that I came across an episode of Legend of the Blue Sea that I’d want to re-watch just for kicks, but this one is hysterical and moving all at once, with the funniest turn in the romance yet. It’s an entire episode about jealousy, filled with double... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 6
by | December 1, 2016 | 221 Comments
It’s not hard to fall for a hero like Joon-jae, who’s in pretty deep now and not even trying that hard to deny it anymore. He’s gone from being reluctant to help her to being reluctant to admit he likes helping her, but it’s plain for us to see, and that’s what I love about... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 5
by | November 30, 2016 | 192 Comments
Okay, now this I want more of. Our hero turns into a hilarious bundle of contradictions today, as the romance progresses to the denial phase and he starts doing the very things he once called idiotic. Luckily for us, he doesn’t seem to have the self-awareness to know why he’s doing any of this, which... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 4
by | November 24, 2016 | 176 Comments
I find this show a nice breath of fresh air, and often laugh-out-loud funny. Perhaps the You From Another Star connection has dulled the shine a bit so that this show doesn’t feel as fresh as that one did at the time, but I’m loving the brightness, the characters, and the undercurrent of sentimentality (particularly... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 3
by | November 23, 2016 | 179 Comments
Every time we open in Joseon, I struggle with wanting to stay there and watch that drama unfold, because the emotional and romantic conflict seems inherently fuller in that timeline, even though it’s not technically the main drama. Today I’m even more conflicted because the past timeline develops its backstory into what I think will... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 2
by | November 17, 2016 | 257 Comments
I’m really loving the tonal pendulum of this show, which is both sadder and funnier than I expected, but so well executed in both extremes. The comedy really ramps up in this second hour, sending us on a totally ridiculous farce of a chase that has me in stitches. But no matter how outlandish the... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 1
by | November 16, 2016 | 231 Comments
Today saw the premieres of three dramas, all direct timeslot competitors on the Big Three broadcasters, but it was this show, Legend of the Blue Sea, that had the highest hype and the highest expectations. I’m always nervous when a show I’m looking forward to, which has writers and directors and actors I like very... More »


Drama Casting & News
One last pre-premiere photo op for Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 15, 2016 | 122 Comments
I swear, I was all Legend of Blue Sea’d out, after being inundated with all those promos and teasers and stills, and had intended to just ride it out till premiere day quietly. After all, there’s only so much you can say about pictures when the show hasn’t even aired yet, and promo fatigue is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Meet the con man trifecta of Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 11, 2016 | 28 Comments
Lest we’ve forgotten that the gift that keeps on giving, aka Legend of the Blue Sea, doesn’t just star Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star) and Lee Min-ho (Heirs), stills of Lee Min-ho and his fellow con men have been released. Actors Lee Hee-joon (Yoo-na’s Street) and Shin (Big) complete the swindling trio led by... More »