Stranger 2: Episodes 13-14

It’s not finale week, but why does it already feel like it is? WE HAVE ONE MORE WEEK. A week we badly, desperately need after everything this week has dealt us—the biggest of which has been answers, so many answers. And of course therefore, even bigger questions. This show has never felt like it was... Continue Reading →

Record of Youth: Episodes 5-6

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 →

Stranger 2: Episodes 11-12

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 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 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 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 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 1-2 Review

Anisa: We've been waiting long and impatiently for the follow-up to 2017's epic, dense, and cerebral thriller Stranger, or as we're used to calling it, Forest of Secrets, which is a beloved show around here. It's the first drama we'll  be reviewing weekly on the blog, and we're super excited to have some friends of... Continue Reading →

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