18 Again: Episodes 15-16 Review

Why do good dramas have to come to an end? That’s my biggest complaint about 18 Again right now. But it’s also true that when you drag out your goodbyes, they lose their potency, and although the drama really worked hard to stretch itself over sixteen episodes, the finale was nothing short of perfection. Saner,... Continue Reading →

18 Again: Episodes 13-14 Review

Saner and I are without our Saya today, because she’s off doing important and busy things, but we have plenty to say about the penultimate week of 18 Again between the two of us. We’ve got revelations, long-awaited conversations, and confessions galore. Much of it was lovely, but there were aspects that drove us to... Continue Reading →

18 Again: Episodes 1-6 Review

18 Again is JTBC’s currently airing Monday-Tuesday drama based on the 2009 American film, 17 Again, starring Zac Efron. I’M TELLING YOU GUYS: this show is the most wholesome, heartwarming, heartachey show on TV right now, and if you aren’t watching it already, you should. It’s funny and painful in all the right places, and... Continue Reading →

Record of Youth: Episodes 9-10 Review

Now we’ve crested the midpoint of the show, we launch right into a whole different game of... "celebrity is as celebrity does"? Hye-joon's star is rising, and with great fame comes great envy all around, and more complicated feelings from the people closest to him who love him most. My feeling is that we'll soon... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 13-14 Review

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 →

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