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[RECAP] SBS Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 8
[Recap] Sbs Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 8

[RECAP] SBS Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 8

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The Sorons are equally keen to get to Shadow and intend to bribe him for it, before the Norons get to it. (Fyi, the document at the center of this show, which binds Yeongjo and the Norons as conspirators, is called maengui in the show; we’ve simply called it the secret document to keep things simple. But if it becomes clearer to use the word maengui instead, we’ll do so.) So now it’s a race to get to Shadow first, and he must know things are moving because Shadow takes extra precautions to hide that maengui document in a smoking pipe. 

It’s secret assassin Mu who gets to him first, knocking him out with a dart to the neck. When Shadow wakes up, he’s tied up in preparation for what looks to be a grisly torture session. Mu asks for the secret document, and Shadow, who’s carrying the pipe on him, doesn’t give it up. He starts to panic as Mu applies the blade to his hand…

I’m relieved we don’t have to watch the torture, but we come back after the first round is done. Mu carefully takes the blood that’s been collected by a funnel contraption, then pours it into a plant vase. Guh. So he’s a neat-freak sadist? Why does that extra detail make him so much more terrifying? Mu asks again for the document, but then hears a noise outside.

Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 2 Recap and Screenshots
Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 2 Recap And Screenshots

Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 2 Recap and Screenshots

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Teacher Do sees Yoo-jin leave the administrator’s office, and finds out that he requested a change of major form. Yoo-jin sits on his angst bench with form in hand, but the strident sounds of a violin start to grate on his nerves. It’s coming from Il-lac and Nae-il’s sad attempt to play through her pain, and Il-lac tries everything from lying that playing the piano well will bring Yoo-jin back to her, to offering to be her boyfriend instead—anything to get her to play.

She’s taken to shortening his name to Lac-gun, (hur, a “Rock Boy” pun for the rocker). She isn’t interested in Rock Boy as a replacement boyfriend though, and asks him for advice on how to get Yoo-jin back. Il-lac is surprised to hear that Yoo-jin cooks for her, and decides that she does have a shot—guys don’t cook for girls they aren’t interested in.

He advises her that skinship is the way to go, so when Yoo-jin walks in the room, she attacks him with a hug. She cries that since he’s come back to her, she forgives him for spending the night with Do-kyung. Il-lac’s eyes widen to hear that Do-kyung stayed over, and doesn’t believe him when Yoo-jin swears they were practicing for her second Carmen audition all night.

Korean Drama Three Musketeers tvN Episode 9 Recap and Screenshots
Korean Drama Three Musketeers Tvn Episode 9 Recap And Screenshots

Korean Drama Three Musketeers tvN Episode 9 Recap and Screenshots

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…But luckily, Dal-hyang’s quick reflexes save him from being beheaded when Ingguldai whips around with his sword. Dal-hyang uses his own blade to protect himself, but still thinks this might be some macabre training session until Ingguldai slashes him across the shoulder. I can only guess that Ingguldai’s sudden roid rage is a result of whatever Mi-ryung gave him, and not that he’s attacking Dal-hyang because she convinced him to. 

Dal-hyang is thrown to the ground without his sword, and is defenseless as he stares up at Ingguldai, who shows no mercy as he brings his sword down on him. All we see is blood splash onto Ingguldai’s face. Oh no! Oh no oh no oh no.

Pan-swe is surprised when Seung-po and Min-seo arrive, since Anju is pretty far off the beaten path for them to have just stumbled by. But they’re here with a mission, and don’t state their purpose as they try to gain entry to the party.

Recap Secret Door Episode 7, SBS Korean Drama
Recap Secret Door Episode 7, Sbs Korean Drama

Recap Secret Door Episode 7, SBS Korean Drama

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Advisor Chae says that they need bait, and suggests using Officer Min Woo-sub, the principled policeman who took Ji-dam’s statement and argued with (then) Police Captain Hong about doing the right thing. He’s also the son of Noron Minister Min, who basically told his son to bury the truth or kill his father before confessing. Advisor Chae says that if his suspicion is right, then they can exploit the tension between a father who wants to hide the truth and a son who wants to uncover it.

Sun agrees that it’s a good idea, and summons Minister Min in the presence of War Minister Hong, and says that he’s going to dismiss Minister Min from his post unless he can explain why his son suddenly resigned from the police force. Sun says that unless he’s suffering from a terminal illness, the only other explanation is that the two ministers conspired to get rid of him for some reason.

Their hands are tied when Sun says that the only way to prove their innocence would be to reinstate Officer Min, and to reinforce the sense of urgency, he offers up his own bodyguards as interim police officers until Min Woo-sub is back on duty.

Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 1 Recap and Screenshots
Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 1 Recap And Screenshots

Korean Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 1 Recap and Screenshots

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But on top of the problem of hype, I was concerned for the way in which Nodame Cantabile fundamentally tells its story differently than K-dramas usually do; it’s quite loose and character-based, letting simple plot points carry on for multiple episodes, and gives music a much bigger presence than many typical dramaland viewers have patience for. I recall watching the anime and thinking that I was essentially watching seven minutes of Rachmaninoff being played with no story advancement, and yet I was enthralled the whole time. I wasn’t sure that the same thing could work in K-drama.

I can happily report that not only does Cantabile Tomorrow honor that aspect of the series, it may even enhance the effect. Is that blasphemous to say? The plot beats were almost beat-for-beat replications of the original, and yet I still felt stirred and swept up, and felt that perhaps this version even added to the emotional depth. I’ve always loved the characters, but this drama gave my heart an extra twist, and I’m excited for what that means.

A young boy runs through the streets with a violin on his back, while his older self narrates, musing on how thoughts of his childhood always take him back to the streets of Europe, so full of classical music. As the son of a pianist, he had traveled widely in his youth and seen numerous performances, “But the greatest performance of my life was in Korea.”

Korean Drama Bad Guys Episode 2 Recap and Screenshots
Korean Drama Bad Guys Episode 2 Recap And Screenshots

Korean Drama Bad Guys Episode 2 Recap and Screenshots

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Speaking of whom, Goo-tak begins the hunt, giving his hunting dogs to find something on their serial killer within the day. He tells them that the residents have a hard-knock life here, something that they as criminals can relate to. “Now it’s his turn… to find out how dirty and scary life is. Make him feel that it’s better for him to bite his own tongue and die rather than getting bit by you who have taken life to the extreme.”

Jung-moon envisions the latest victim’s crime scene and concludes, “This isn’t your first time, is it?” Tae-soo happens to catch those words and doesn’t let Jung-moon leave without getting an explanation out of him first. Jung-moon frostily warns him that he’ll kill him if he isn’t careful, words which Tae-soo returns in kind.

Whereas Tae-soo knows himself pretty well, Jung-moon can’t say the same for himself. Although he can’t remember how he killed all those people, he does mention one benefit: “There’s no guilt.” Does Tae-soo feel the same? 

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Korean Drama Plus Nine Boys Episode 14 (Final) Recap And Screenshots

Korean Drama Plus Nine Boys Episode 14 (Final) Recap and Screenshots

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Later in his car, Kwang-soo listens to a radio show where listeners are encouraged to call in to say something they never got to say to their loved ones (DJ cameo by Yoon Sang). He calls in a message for Da-in, wondering if she’s crying somewhere and asking her to call him. He says that he regrets losing her ten years ago and that he was immature, thinking that if he forgot about her he’d find a new love. But ten years passed and when he saw her again, he realized she was the only woman for him. He starts to cry and says it’s okay if she’s late as long as she comes back, and that he misses her.

Se-young still isn’t back at work the next day, and Jin-gu spends the day staring at her empty cubicle and looking through the couple photos from their work trip earlier in the year. He remembers how she talked about her dream of being a travel writer, and he heads out to Da-in’s cafe thinking she may be there with her friend.

The cafe is still closed, but when Jin-gu turns to leave he finds Jae-bum behind him, having had the same idea. They finally sit to talk now that they have a common concern, and Jae-bum admits that when he met with Se-young two days ago he was still furious with Jin-gu. Since Jin-gu hurt Se-young so much in the past, he was worried he’d do it again.

Korean Drama My Secret Hotel tvN Episode 13 Recap and screenshots
Korean Drama My Secret Hotel Tvn Episode 13 Recap And Screenshots

Korean Drama My Secret Hotel tvN Episode 13 Recap and screenshots

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Hae-young finds her expression unsettlingly cute because he warns her not to make it in front of anyone else, especially Sung-gyum. He tries to for the “it’ll make you look weird to Sung-gyum” excuse to get her stop, but she just plays along and agrees, saying that she’ll make a different face for him — such as licking her lips and then blowing a kiss. On the way to work, Sang-hyo giggles at how much she enjoying driving Hae-young crazy — a realization that which makes her stop laughing, because she shouldn’t be having this much fun doing anything that involves Hae-young.

At the office, a sad Gi-chul looks around at the empty desks, mournfully pointing out that Hwang and Young-mi have died — and even Kyung-hee, too. Wait, what?

In a flashback, Gi-chul and the new hire Sung-min hide around the corner as they watch Kyung-hee collapse in Team Leader Cha’s arms. He rushes around the corner, shouting that he’d promised to protect her, but instead gets thrown against the wall by Team Leader Cha, who makes him promise to pretend like he didn’t see anything.

Korean Drama Discovery of Romance Episode 15 Recap and Screenshots
Korean Drama Discovery Of Romance Episode 15 Recap And Screenshots

Korean Drama Discovery of Romance Episode 15 Recap and Screenshots

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That night he sits in his car outside Yeo-reum’s studio, and narrates that he knew then why Yeo-reum broke off their engagement. He knows why she said those mean things, and why he stupidly held back his own emotions: “Because I don’t know how to say goodbye.” He understands now that he doesn’t know how to properly say goodbye to anyone, so instead he has headaches and can’t sleep, and that Yeo-reum knew this about him and said the hard words for him, and waited for him to catch up.

Yeo-reum goes outside to find Ha-jin waiting, and he just wordlessly approaches and hugs her. He finally says the words, “Let’s break up.” He tells her that the moment he opened that box in her room, he hated her, and that they’ve both changed. He says with a smile and a sob that she was really bad to him, and that it’s time to break up, and he hugs her one last time as they both cry.

Korean Drama Glorious Day Episode 43 Episode 44 (Finale) Recap
Korean Drama Glorious Day Episode 43 Episode 44 (Finale) Recap

Korean Drama Glorious Day Episode 43 Episode 44 (Finale) Recap

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Song-Jung finally accepting Uncle Nam felt…anti-climatic? While I loved the carousel scene and his words after he put the ring on her finger, it too felt a bit draggy – I was getting annoyed and impatient with her character for continually turning him down for stupid reasons. When she agreed to marry him, it still felt too much like she was “giving in” instead of admitting how she felt. But no matter.

Oddly enough, the best scene for me involved Da-Ae and Eun-Chan. When he finally called her Mom at dinner, the look on her face as she held back tears mirrored what I was feeling. When she thanked him later and he asked for a little sister, I found it one of the most moving scenes in the final episode. This will remain one of the best weekend dramas I’ve seen and I’m already depressed that my weekends won’t be spent with Song-Jung and her girls.

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