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Record of Youth: Episodes 7-8 Review

I really loved these episodes. Really really. I fully acknowledge that this drama is very focused on its visual presentation and stylising itself into these perfectly composed moments, but still the emotions of it are layered, and even if it’s not quite as messy, it’s no less complicated. Are its moments as organic as a… Continue reading Record of Youth: Episodes 7-8 Review

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Stranger 2: Episodes 15-16 Review

It's a tense and emotional finale week, as everything finally comes together, and Shi-mok and Yeo-jin are forced to directly face the ugliness they've uncovered--and which has been hidden close by all this time. They have to decide once again what they're willing to lose in their endless fight against the slow, hungry rot of… Continue reading Stranger 2: Episodes 15-16 Review

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Record of Youth: Episodes 5-6 Review

We’re well into the show’s groove and this week it was all about couples—not so much the romantic ones (though of course there is that...one), but all the other complicated ways in which two people can be connected to each other. Down below, we look at what those connections do to them, and what they… Continue reading Record of Youth: Episodes 5-6 Review

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Stranger 2: Episodes 11-12 Review

The disparate pieces of the puzzle are beginning to come together, but there's still no sign of a breakthrough. Everyone's feeling the strain as the investigation leads to another dead end, and human life once again takes a backseat to politics. At least Shi-mok and Yeo-jin get to share a few moments of camaraderie this… Continue reading Stranger 2: Episodes 11-12 Review

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Record of Youth: Episodes 1-2 Review

This is what you call a drama with 'pedigree'. It's got the cast and the crew. The mighty Ha Myung-hee penned this tale, and so of course, its beats have us dancing. We had a lot of thoughts after the first week, but it took us a while to gather and analyze our feelings. We… Continue reading Record of Youth: Episodes 1-2 Review

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Stranger 2: Episodes 9-10 Review

As time keeps passing and our missing prosecutor's chances of survival fall, those who are searching for him feel increasingly desperate. But the lies that surround this case are becoming very obvious, at least to our resident laser-eyed prosecutor, and it's only a matter of time before this cover-up begins to crumble. As some troubling… Continue reading Stranger 2: Episodes 9-10 Review

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Launching Our New Quarterly Newsletter: Dramas Over Secrets

We're launching a quarterly newsletter! We wanted to have a more personal way to reach you all, and we thought a great way might be to visit your inboxes every few months with some reflections on dramas, the industry, and fandom. (Squees included!) It's our third anniversary, so we thought today would be a perfect… Continue reading Launching Our New Quarterly Newsletter: Dramas Over Secrets

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Stranger 2: Episodes 7-8 Review

As we reach our halfway point, teammates are losing faith in each other, the lines of loyalty and authority continue to get more tangled, lies and truth mingle, and most importantly: time is running out in the search for our missing prosecutor. But who was really behind his disappearance? And will Shi-mok, Yeo-jin and their… Continue reading Stranger 2: Episodes 7-8 Review

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Stranger 2: Episodes 5-6 Review

Things keep getting more complicated, as Yeo-jin and Shi-mok are pulled further in opposing directions by their superiors, and the web of corruption surrounding the Police-Prosecution Council continues to expand. Our protagonists have to gauge what they're willing to lose in the cause of justice—and what choices they even have. Anisa: This week's episodes were… Continue reading Stranger 2: Episodes 5-6 Review

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Stranger 2: Episodes 3-4 Review

Along with the first full meeting of the Police-Prosecution Council, Shi-mok and Yeo-jin also have to contend with unsolved cases, unexplained deaths, and metamorphosing chaebols. As old friends, frenemies, and new adversaries assemble, battle lines are drawn (or at least implied), and our heroes find themselves reluctantly facing off. Saya: It’s surprising how gripping you… Continue reading Stranger 2: Episodes 3-4 Review