‘Shin Gu’

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Dear My Friends: Episode 16 (Final)
by | July 7, 2016 | 52 Comments
It’s officially time to say goodbye. I’ve gathered a truckload of tissues, which will hopefully be enough to last through until the end of the episode — but with this show, you just never know. Will my hopes for a “happily ever after” come true, or will life, in all its messy realness, decide to... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 15
by | July 6, 2016 | 20 Comments
Wahhh, is it really the final week for this amazing show? I’m not ready! Normally I’m not a fan of the “tvN bloat” where they sneakily add more minutes to their episodes until, instead of the usual hour-long episode, it’s somehow ended up gradually becoming an hour and twenty-two minutes (like this episode), but right... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 14
by | June 30, 2016 | 30 Comments
Better grab an extra box of tissues, because this episode is a doozy. I’m not even sure if I can explain why without becoming an emotional wreck. Just know that Wan has to figure out how to handle news of her mother, and everyone else desperately searches for Hee-ja. On the bright side, Suk-gyun turns... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 13
by | June 29, 2016 | 12 Comments
Nan-hee fights to keep the status quo while dealing with her fears, and everyone else struggles with the realization that Hee-ja’s delusional tendencies aren’t just a cute personality quirk but something much more serious. You wouldn’t think this would make for a compelling hour-and-fifteen minutes, but these aunties who have stolen our hearts and become... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 12
by | June 23, 2016 | 26 Comments
Love is in the air as the aunties reveal that age is just a number and the heart is young forever. Or so it should be. Most of the episode deals with Suk-gyun’s dawning realization that perhaps he’s not been the most caring and empathetic husband and father, and Choong-nam gets a few glorious moments... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 11
by | June 22, 2016 | 26 Comments
Ahhhh, sweet revenge. Suk-gyun remains clueless about why Jung-ah left him, assuming it’s a temporary thing and she’ll be back. Everyone else tries to gently (or not so gently, if you’re Choong-nam) clue him in, but he stubbornly refuses to believe he’s in the wrong, which results in everyone making the most amazing faces as... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 10
by | June 16, 2016 | 21 Comments
What could be more delightful than spending the night with someone you love? Even if all you do is talk, there’s an intimacy to be found when old lovers reunite, be it three years or fifty years later. There are still difficult conversations to be had, but when one has been abandoned previously, even the... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 9
by | June 15, 2016 | 11 Comments
Smiles, so many smiles! If this drama was nothing but cute old people acting like giddy teenagers, I don’t think I’d complain. Of course, there is still that one issue that needs to be addressed between Nan-hee and Wan, as Wan needs to know the truth about that night from her childhood. Even so, this... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 8
by | June 9, 2016 | 30 Comments
Mothers and daughters. Love and friendship. These themes have been the core of this drama since the beginning, but now that we’re halfway through, we begin to delve even further, discovering the flip-side of those relationships. Some of them are beautiful despite the hardships, and some have a darkness that remains carefully hidden — or... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 7
by | June 8, 2016 | 18 Comments
With age, comes experience — at least, that’s what we’re told. All the lessons that life teaches you, however willing a student you might be, may not always prepare you for what’s ahead. Preconceived notices and assumptions are challenged as the truth is revealed about past actions, and while the aunties reel from their various... More »