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November 13

She Would Never Know: (aka Sunbae, Don’t Put that Lipstick On) 2021  Season 1, Episode 16

Based on a popular 2017 Webtoon, this show tells the love story between a lovely "sunbae" and a bold "hoobae". (hmmm . . this was taken from IMDB, but it might not be entirely clear, especially for folks who are unfamiliar with kdramas, so I added more descriptions below the fold) IMDB Rating: 7.5 [more inside]
posted by kbar1 at 12:04 PM - 2 comments

November 12

Just Between Lovers: (aka Rain or Shine; Geunyang Saranghaneun Sai) 2017  Season 1, Episode 16

A major accident (building collapse) takes the lives of 48 people. The lives of the survivors, those who lost loved ones, and those connected to the parties blamed for the tragic event are marked forever. IMDB Rating: 8.2 [more inside]
posted by kbar1 at 9:37 PM - 1 comment

October 29

All of Us Are Dead: Full Season (2022)  Season 1, Episode 12

A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out or turn into one of the rabid infected. IMDB 7.5 rating [more inside]
posted by kbar1 at 11:35 AM - 4 comments

September 29

Once Upon a Small Town: Once Upon a Small Town  Season 1 (Full Season)

Against his wishes a veterinarian from the big city relocates to the countryside, where he meets a policewoman, a town insider with a friendly secret. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:25 PM - 1 comment

September 28

Little Women: Little Women (2022)  Season 1 (Full Season)

This is a loose retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, set in modern day South Korea and wrapped in a murder-mystery-thriller. 12 episodes; episodes drop Saturday and Sunday on Netflix; Sep 3 through Oct 9, 2022. Director: Kim Hee Won (Vincenzo); Screenwriter: Jung Seo Kyung (Handmaiden, Mother). [more inside]
posted by kbar1 at 2:49 PM - 7 comments

August 28

Alchemy of Souls: Alchemy of Souls - Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

A powerful sorceress in a blind woman's body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:58 PM - 3 comments

August 24

Cafe Minamdang: Cafe Minamdang  Season 1 (Full Season)

A story about a former criminal profiler who now works as a fraudster posing as a fortune teller and the female detective who gets involved with him. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:19 PM - 4 comments

August 1

Extraordinary Attorney Woo  Season 1 (Full Season)

Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Korean: 이상한 변호사 우영우) is a Korean legal drama starring Park Eun-bin in the title role, along with Kang Tae-oh and Kang Ki-young. I'm watching it on Netflix in Canada, but am not sure about other countries. [more inside]
posted by Mogur at 2:22 PM - 18 comments

June 21

Reply 1988: (aka Answer Me 1988) Eungdabhara 1988  Season 1 (Full Season)

Reply 1988 centers on the lives of five families living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. No cell phones, just one TV in the main living area, and absurdly large family meals (frequently shared with the whole neighborhood). As with Hospital Playlist, Prison Playbook, and the rest of the Reply series, shows from this writer & director pair are about relationships; in Reply 1988 the relationships are between the childhood friends as they slowly mature, between parents & children, and across all the adults. It’s a slice of life drama, with a lot of comedy, romance, culture, and history mixed in. 20 episodes, most over 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 at 7:58 AM - 1 comment

June 13

Our Blues: Our Blues  Season 1 (Full Season)

Romance is sweet and bitter — and life riddled with ups and downs — in multiple stories about people who live and work on bustling Jeju Island. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:51 PM - 2 comments

May 31

My Liberation Diary: My Liberation Notes  Season 1 (Full Season)

Three siblings, exhausted by the monotony of day-to-day adulthood, seek to find fulfillment and freedom from their unremarkable lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:59 PM - 2 comments

May 22

Tomorrow: Tomorrow  Season 1 (Full Season)

Made half-human and half-spirit by accident, a young man is employed by a company of grim reapers in the underworld to carry out special missions. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:16 AM - 4 comments

April 15

Pachinko: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this sweeping saga chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:12 PM - 2 comments

April 6

The Office Blind Date: aka Business Proposal  Season 1 (Full Season)

In disguise as her friend, Ha-ri shows up to a blind date to scare him away. But plans go awry when he turns out to be her CEO — and makes a proposal. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:27 PM - 6 comments

April 3

Twenty Five Twenty One: Twenty Five Twenty One  Season 1 (Full Season)

In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:31 PM - 6 comments

Meteorological Administration People: Office Romance Cruelty: aka Forecasting Love & Weather  Season 1 (Full Season)

Inside a national weather service, love proves just as difficult to predict as rain or shine for a diligent forecaster and her free-spirited co-worker. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:08 PM - 3 comments

April 1

Thirty Nine: Thirty-Nine  Season 1 (Full Season)

Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the brink of turning 40. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:07 PM - 3 comments

March 1

Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Justice  Season 1 (Full Season)

A prickly judge who despises juvenile criminals arrives at a juvenile court, where she takes on a complex role examining punishment for young offenders. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:33 PM - 1 comment

February 12

Movie: Love & Leashes

"Love never hurt so good for two co-workers who enter a contractual relationship as partners in consensual play, pleasure and pain." Starring Seohyun and Lee Joon-Young. [more inside]
posted by Mogur at 3:42 PM - 6 comments

February 2

Vincenzo: Vincenzo  Season 1 (Full Season)

A mafia consigliere heads to South Korea to claim a gold stash that's hidden in the basement of a commercial building. However, he soons finds himself drawn into a legal battle against a corrupt pharmaceutical company. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:03 PM - 3 comments

February 1

Our Beloved Summer: Our Beloved Summer  Season 1 (Full Season)

Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other's lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:53 AM - 6 comments

January 18

Hotel Del Luna: Hotel del Luna (Full Season)  Season 1 (Full Season)

When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:41 PM - 10 comments

December 27

The Silent Sea: The Silent Sea (Full Season)  Season 1 (Full Season)

During a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon, space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:40 AM - 9 comments

December 15

The King's Affection: The King's Affection (all episodes)  Season 1 (Full Season)

When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:45 PM - 7 comments

December 13

Gukyeongi: Inspector Koo (aka A Wonderful Sight)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A reclusive ex-cop reenters the game as an insurance investigator, searching for clues in crime scenes perfectly staged by a serial killer in her midst. (Kdrama adaptation of Killing Eve) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:29 PM - 1 comment

December 5

Jiok: Hellbound  Season 1 (Full Season)

An angel delivers prophesies that condemn individuals to Hell at a specific future time. Three supernatural monsters then appear at that time to batter the person to near death before incinerating their body. The cult New Truth and the gang Arrowhead gain power by playing on people's fears. [more inside]
posted by Hartster at 5:06 AM - 7 comments

December 2

Movie: Miss Granny (Soo-sang-han geun-yeo)

A 74-year-old widow realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. She mysteriously regains her physical appearance from the age of 20. (2014 Korean film version) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:26 PM - 3 comments

November 21

Dr. Brain: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Brilliant brain scientist Sewon (Lee Sun-Kyun) suffers a horrific personal tragedy. Desperate to uncover what happened to his family, he conducts "brain syncs" with the dead to access their memories for clues. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:42 PM - 3 comments

November 16

Stove League: Episode Sixteen  Season 1, Episode 16

In the first season finale, the parent company Jaesong moves its investments into heavy industry... and moves to disband the Dreams and cut their losses. GM Baek has just one week to find a new owner to buy the team or the entire franchise will cease to exist, the staff will be let go, and the players dispersed throughout the league. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:05 AM - 4 comments

November 15

Stove League: Episode Fifteen  Season 1, Episode 15

After upper management goes behind Baek's back to complete a ruinous trade meant to undermine the team, the front office scrambles to recover from the loss. Meanwhile, Kyeong-min faces his own enemies from corporate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:48 AM - 0 comments

Stove League: Episode Fourteen  Season 1, Episode 14

Baek Seung-soo proposes a wild trade: bringing back Lim Dong-gyu. Meanwhile, the manager is under fire from accusations of game fixing. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:35 AM - 1 comment

November 14

Stove League: Episode Thirteen  Season 1, Episode 13

Steroid rumors unsettle the league. The CEO tries to sew chaos in the management team with accusations and reassignments.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:37 PM - 1 comment

Stove League: Episode Twelve  Season 1, Episode 12

The Dreams try to make the best of their alternate training site, finding an unexpected chance to face off against the Lim Dong-gyu and the Vikings, who are in a similar predicament. Meanwhile, Yu Min-ho continues to struggle with the yips.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:50 AM - 1 comment

Stove League: Episode Eleven  Season 1, Episode 11

To spite GM Baek, the CEO cancels travel for spring training, forcing the team to do cold weather training. Baek and his team look for ways to make up ground, including reaching out to past staff members who have left the fold. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:50 AM - 3 comments

Stove League: Episode Ten  Season 1, Episode 10

Players are paid ten months a year and entitled to take two months off. Richer players go to warm climates during the off-season and hire special trainers. The less accomplished players can use the club facilities, but without any coaching. Would providing coaches be a way to close the wealth gap or would it be coercion to take the players' off-seasons away from them? No one seems to agree.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:33 AM - 1 comment

Stove League: Episode Nine  Season 1, Episode 9

The CEO's plan has worked and Baek Seung-soo has been forced to resign. His allies on the management concoct a plan to get him reinstated.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:13 AM - 1 comment

November 13

Stove League: Episode Eight  Season 1, Episode 8

A hatchet job interview with the team's new pitcher and the hiring of Baek's brother cause controversy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:56 PM - 0 comments

Stove League: Episode Seven  Season 1, Episode 7

With the roster already set, ownership instructs GM Baek to negotiate contracts for the coming year... with a budget that has been cut by thirty percent.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:31 PM - 1 comment

Stove League: Episode Six  Season 1, Episode 6

The Dreams need to hire a new analyst for their statistics division. The existing department head is clinging to old ideas and stick with ex-players, but Lee Se-young wants to open up hiring and bring in a fresh thinker. One of the applicants surprises everyone.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:17 PM - 0 comments

Stove League: Episode Five  Season 1, Episode 5

Baek and Lee (with Han as an unplanned tagalong) head to the United States to scout an under-the-radar pitcher, but signing him may be trickier than planned. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:04 AM - 6 comments

Stove League: Episode Four  Season 1, Episode 4

Baek and Lee's investigations into the botched drafts uncover multiple mysteries that add up to one very broken system. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:59 AM - 2 comments

Stove League: Episode Three  Season 1, Episode 3

Something about the team's recent draft picks doesn't make sense. Baek and Lee launch their own investigations trying to find out the story beneath the story. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:51 AM - 1 comment

Stove League: Episode Two  Season 1, Episode 2

Trade rumors cause animosity between a star player and the new GM. Rumors that the new exec has little to no knowledge of baseball cause dissent in the operations office. But the seemingly inscrutable new boss has a plan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:48 AM - 3 comments

Stove League: Episode One  Season 1, Episode 1

Ted Lasso + Moneyball, as a K-Drama. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:37 AM - 8 comments

November 12

Stove League: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

After a fourth straight last place season, Korean pro baseball team The Dreams hires a new General Manager to come in and turn things around. Baek Seung-soo has built several championship winning sports teams... none of them baseball teams. Facing shrinking budgets, infighting between the coaching staff, and a team deeply set in their ways, Seung-soo uses his outsider's insight and the help of the league's first female operations manager Se-young to upend the Dreams' culture in a bid to create a championship winning team. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:53 AM - 2 comments

October 18

Gaetmaeul Chachacha: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha  Season 1 (Full Season)

A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:35 PM - 7 comments

September 28

Squid Game: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:54 AM - 43 comments

September 27

Eung-dab-ha-ra 1997: Reply 1997 (aka Answer Me 1997)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Set in the 1990's, the drama centers around a female high school student Shi Won, who idolizes boyband H.O.T and her 5 high school friends in Busan. The timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in 1997 and their present as 33-year-olds at their high school reunion dinner in 2012, where one couple will announce that they're getting married. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:06 AM - 2 comments

September 17

Seulgiroun Euisasaenghal: Hospital Playlist - Season 2 (Hospital Playlist 2)  Season 2 (Full Season)

In its second season, the story of five friends and doctors continues. Together, they navigate the daily ups and downs of being doctors. They experience hardships, new loves, losses, and heartbreaks both within the hospital and in their personal lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:07 PM - 1 comment

September 5

Seulgirowun Gamppangsaenghwal: Prison Playbook (aka Smart Prison Living)  Season 1 (Full Season)

With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:03 PM - 3 comments

August 26

Neoneun Naeui Bom: You Are My Spring  Season 1 (Full Season)

A hotel concierge and a psychiatrist with traumatic childhoods form a heartfelt bond when they become entangled in a perplexing local murder case. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:44 AM - 1 comment

August 22

Algoissjiman: Nevertheless  Season 1 (Full Season)

The intoxicating charm of a flirtatious art school classmate pulls a reluctant love cynic into a friends-with-benefits relationship. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:34 PM - 3 comments

August 10

Raketsonyeondan: Racket Boys - Season 1  Season 1, Episode 1

A city kid is brought to the countryside by his father's new coaching gig; reviving a ragtag middle school badminton team on the brink of extinction. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:58 PM - 3 comments

August 9

Seulgiroun Euisasaenghal: Hospital Playlist - Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Hospital Playlist tells the story of five doctors who have been friends since they entered medical school in 1999. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:01 PM - 8 comments

June 27

Mine: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:08 PM - 1 comment

June 22

Yi Guyeokui Michin X: Mad For Each Other  Season 1 (Full Season)

Bothered to realize they are next-door neighbors and share a psychiatrist, a man and a woman find it's impossible to stay out of each other's way. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:30 PM - 4 comments

May 16

Alhambeura Goongjeonui Chooeok: (Memories of the Alhambra)  Season 1 (Full Season)

While looking for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented-reality game, an investment firm executive meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain. (Netflix, tvN) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:15 AM - 1 comment

May 3

Something in the Rain: Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food  Season 1 (Full Season)

Son Ye Jin, from Crash Landing on You, is the female lead for Something in the Rain, a Korean drama from 2018 about an older woman/younger man romance, with lots of family drama, and women fighting against the patriarchy. Taboos will be broken! [more inside]
posted by kbar1 at 6:37 PM - 5 comments

April 30

Navillera: Navillera (Nabillera, Like A Butterfly)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos. (Netflix, tVN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:59 PM - 1 comment

March 20

Run On: Run On  Season 1 (Full Season)

Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:28 PM - 1 comment