Drama/Book Recaps

Korean Dramas

49 Days: 1-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 [Complete]

Arang and the Magistrate: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Best Love (The Greatest Love): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Big: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Bride of the Century: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Cheongdamdong Alice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

City Hunter: 1, 2

Cyrano Dating Agency: 1, 2

Flower Boy Next Door: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Gu Family Book: 12, 3, 4

Heirs (The Inheritors): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 910, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 [Complete]

I Do I Do: 1, 2, 3, 4

Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Lie to Me: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Man of Honor (Glory Jane): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 1617, 18, 19, 20

Mary Stayed Out All Night (Marry Me, Mary): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16 [Complete]

Marry Him If You Dare (Mirae’s Choice): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Me Too, Flower!: 1-78, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 [Complete]

Miss Korea: 1-8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 [Complete]

Missing You (I Miss You): 1-23-45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Monstar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 [Complete]

My Princess: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Nice Guy (The Innocent Man): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 [Complete]

Playful Kiss: 1-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Playful Kiss Youtube Episodes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 [Complete]

Prime Minister and I: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 [Complete]

Protect the Boss: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 [Complete]

Rooftop Prince: 1, 2

Secret Love Affair: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Spy Myung Wol: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17-18 [Complete]

That Winter, The Wind Blows: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The King 2 Hearts: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 [Complete]

The Moon that Embraces the Sun: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Two Weeks: 1-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 [Complete]

Taiwanese Dramas

Black & White123456789

Drunken to Love You123456789101112131415161718 [Complete]

In A Good Way: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

King Flower (Substitute Princess)Terry-Liang Yen12-78-9101112131415161718192021KF Terry-edition [Complete]

Material Queen123456789

Miss Rose123456789101112131415

Office Girls12-8910111213141516, 17-181920212223

Skip Beat12

Sunny Happiness1234-67-89-1011-1213-1415-1617-1819-2021-2223-25 [Complete]

Sunshine Angel1

Japanese Doramas

Ouran High School Host Club1234567891011 [Complete]

Rich Man, Poor Woman12345891011Special Episode [Complete]

Zenkai Girl1234567891011 [Complete]

Chinese Novel Translations

Lost You Forever (Chang Xiang Si)/ 長相思

PrologueCh 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9, Ch 10, Ch 11, Ch 12, Ch 13, Ch 14, Ch 15, Ch 16, Ch 17, Ch 18, Ch 19, Ch 20, Ch 21, Ch 22, Ch 23, Ch 24

Bu Bu Jing Xin (Startling with Each Step)/ 步步惊心

First Impressions, Novel Summary, Guide to Princes, Ending Discussion, Novel Epilogue Summary

Scene recaps: 10th Prince Birthday, 8th Prince Snow Walk, Destiny with 4th Prince, Lake Date with 4th Prince, Special Dessert for 4th Prince, Turning Point in 9 Prince Battle, Ruo Xi Reunites with 4th and 13th Princes, Falling in Love in the Palace, Ruo Xi Leaves 4th Prince

Da Mo Yao (Ballad of the Desert)/ 大漠谣

Introduction, Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9(I), Ch 9(II), Ch 10-11, Ch 12, Ch 13, Ch 14, Ch 15, Ch 16/Epilogue, Ch 17, Ch 18, Ch 19, Ch 20, Ch 21, Ch 22, Ch 23, Ch 24, Ch 25, Ch 26, Ch 27, Ch 28, Ch 29, Ch 30, Ch 31, Ch 32, Ch 33, Ch 34, Ch 35, Ch 36, Ch 37, Ch 38/Epilogue [Complete]

Character Descriptions (Da Mo Yao and Yun Zhong Ge)

Yun Zhong Ge (Song in the Clouds)/ 雲中歌

Introduction, Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6, Ch 7, Ch 8, Ch 9, Ch 10, Ch 11, Ch 12, Ch 13, Ch 14, Ch 15, Ch 16, Ch 17, Ch 18, Ch 19, Ch 20, Ch 21(I), Ch 21(II), Ch 22, Ch 33, Ch 38Ch 39-40, Ch 44, Ch 54, Ch 55, Ch 56Ch 57, Ch 58Epilogue

Tong Hua Letters

Secrets Hidden in Time/被时光掩埋的秘密: Review


Drama/Book Recaps — 105 Comments

  1. Unniieee!!!! Thanks for the recaps on Playful Kiss… Very informative and well, helps me me understand d whole darn thing! Hahhaha.. Kamsahamnida unnieee!!! geurendae, ep 15 is not working though…

  2. Hi ockoala!!!
    thx sooooo much for all the hard work you have done recapping these dramas!!! :D
    Really appreciate it!! u rock! :)

  3. hai..
    thanks 4 ur recap…
    i very enjoy to read ur 49 days recap…
    i also read recap for playful kiss youtube episode…but i not watch that movie yet..can u suggest the link for english subtite or youtube link with eng sub??
    thanks a lot..
    good job…

  4. Please, can you recap baby-faced beauty.
    It seems really funny and I fear most sites are over looking it.

  5. do you think you could do recaps of new tales of gisaeng and twinkle twinkle (shining)? their both amazing dramas!!!! problem is that for ntog, they come out with the subbed videos waaay to late and as for shining, they basically stopped subbing at ep 13 which was months ago…..please please think about it!!!

  6. Hi! I will not be able to watch DTLY ep7 later.I have a shift.do u have any suggestion wer to have a live chat who can tell us the story in real time? this is for d benedfit of all DTLY fans that will not be able watch it later.

  7. thank you so much for the recaps cant wait for the recap of ep 8 of lie to me my god that kjh is so hot

  8. Quick question Koala,

    if we wanted to send you a private link/email is there any way we can do it? Is there a messaging feature on the site or something!

    Kamsahamnida! :) And thanks so much for the GREAT recaps– its why I’ve been visiting the playground for the past year!

  9. koala unni..if you don’t mind
    can you recap the “What happened in bali” I really miss that drama..I know this one of your top drama…….please..

    • The PK Youtube edition is seven additional 10-minute webisodes that were filmed after the drama wrapped, chronicling the life of Ha Ni and Seung Jo after they are married.

  10. Hi, I’m currently watching Greatest Love, that’s how I discovered your website. I’d just like to say that you have done an amazing job with the episode recaps, it helped me to understand the drama so much more! Thank you!

  11. Your recap is the most detail and big size photo really help a lot. I encountered a few recap blogs and websites, yet yours is still the best. It just perhaps u are busy, that l could not wait for your drama recap once the show is aired, so l have no choice, have to go to dramabeans instead.

  12. l’m a big fan of Lee Min Ho after his act in Personal Taste(l don’t like him in BOF). Now, l’m watching City Hunter the most, leaving behind Lie to Me, Best Love and Romance Town. But l always rely on recap to understand better. Unfortunately that your blog has recapped City Hunter for only 2 episode whereas now airing 10th episode. Please, please recap City Hunter cosz your blog recap is the best.

  13. Miss Koala Unni:

    How are you? How are the cubs? Hope they are fine and playing a lot!! LOL
    Just to say that the link for DTLY episode 9 recap, send me to Lie To Me, episode 11 recap, it is broken or it just me?

  14. I saw that Personal Taste was on your list of favourite, so was a tad disappointed there’re no recaps for the series. Totally fell in love with the handsome & delicious looking Lee Min Ho here and couldn’t get enough after watching, so was hoping to read your recaps to see if there’re any important points i missed out.
    But never mind, since there’re so many great series now (including City Hunter) which you’re recapping – so that’ll satisfy my cravings…..
    Thanks very much ockoala…

  15. Hi Koala thanks for your amazing recaps! i am currently going through Drunken to Love You (LOVE LOVE!) but your link for episode 9 recap is wrong. It takes me to lie to me episode 11 recap! Please repair so i can get my DTLY goodness! ^_^

  16. I love and enjoy your recaps (especially LTM)… am so happy to camp and play here in your playground… Thank you for providing us a place to run around…Keep up the good things you do and God bless… muwahhhhhhh

  17. Hi Koala, I accidently come to this site and saw your recaps for LTM. You did a good job. And because of your recaps, I start to read Drunken to love you which leads me to chasing this drama now. Keep it up…don’t stop…

  18. i was wondering if you will be doing a review on the newest drama “Heartstrings”/ “you’ve fallen for me” starring Yong Hwa, and Park Shin Hye.

  19. i love the recap!! will watch PK again tonight!!! i love jung so min and kim hyun joong here!!!!!! hope to watch them again together in a drama

  20. hi ms koala! i was wondering why are you not recapping “Scent of a Woman”. is it not good? but it has a good review in mysoju and koreandrama.

  21. hi koala thankyou for the recaps once more I am truly loving Material Queen right now. I was also wondering if you were watching Scent of a woman? i’m not asking you to recap it but I hope you do get to watch it, i think it’s such an amazing drama and I would love to know even just your general opinion of it

  22. Hey Miss Koala,just wanted to say love the new modification of the blog page ,looks elegant,loved the old one too(kinda miss it too now) but I’m really digging the new design too,(Sorry i’m blabbering.lol).Btw love ur recaps n thanx for spending ur time to recap dramas thatw e absolutely enjoy!Take care!

  23. Miss Koala Unni

    Why you are not doing a recap for Scent of a Woman? Why? Y-Y I just found it and I kind of love it!!

  24. Hi Koala! I really enjoy your website and appreciate how much you devote your love and attention to dramas. I’ve recently started recapping dramas too and I had a quick question about screenshots. Did you asks the drama companies for permission to post pictures from the dramas on your blog? I don’t want to start posting stuff illegally and I’m having a hard time finding out what’s legal and what’s not. I thought I’d asks you because you’ve got tons of recaps under your belt,so you must know.

  25. hi koala unnie.. i have been playing in this playground for sometime now and you have inspired me to start my own blog as well.. :)

  26. Hi Koala….I really enjoyed your blog especially the recapping dramas part…love it! Any chance to recap The Princess Man drama? Anyway keep up the good job :D

  27. i like d new look of this site but cud u bring d “recent posts” column back…..i was more better eith it where we cud easily see new posts…..

  28. OMO, is that YEH’s pic on KJH’s shirt on the new banner? So sweeeeet!! Am reading your LTM recaps from the beginning again, hehehe.

    • Btw, have you heard anything on LTM’s Director’s Cut? As Best Love is already promoting their D Cut on Innolife, just wonder what happen to LTM. I am desperate to see the usual actors’ interviews included in the D Cut. LOL

  29. hi unnie, thanks for the recaps..and the new look suits the playground more…keep up the good work we love you we love dramas!!!

  30. Will you continue recapping Material Queen and Black& White? <3 Thanks for all the recaps you've written for us so far :)! I <3 them!

  31. unnie!! What had happened to ur Bu Bu Jing Xin post yesterday? I was so excited when I saw it, but then I couldn’t click on it, I was hoping to read it today..but it’s gone, I really want to read, hopefully you’ll put it up again! I love BBJX!

  32. great job babe! really excited to see the mix of k-dramas & taiwanese dramas which iv not come across in all my search before. keep up your dramamania! xp

  33. can someone please recap ‘glowing she’ it a great drama with Kim Hyung Jun. No one seems to be recaping it and i love if u guy can :D
    thanks you xx

  34. thank you so so much for the recaps of DTLY ,i have a copy of it but sometimes the half parts are being cut and jumps unto the next episode, the subs sometimes disappears, comes in late or comes in advance so your recaps comes in handy. I am so tempted to read sunny happiness but not right now, i want to watch it first lol i’ve been looking for a download link for that but fail to see one. can you please do a recap of It Started with a Kiss and They Kiss Again? it’s a very very heartwarming series :)

  35. Miss Koala~~ I know you’re busy and I know that March is promising an onslaught of anticipated dramas… but I just wanted to know if you ever watched Lucky Days (Taiwan) from 2010 =P I’ve just watched it recently and loved it… but sad to find that sniffsniff* no one seems to have written about it in their blogs (English blogs)… it feels like this drama’s so underrated >x< Personally, I feel it takes Operation Proposal into a whole other level (MUCH better level).(The Japanese drama was where Lucky Days got the "go back in time to correct mistake" idea from, but I think the similarities between the two don't go much further than that).. wonder what you may think…

  36. I’ve really enjoyed reading your wonderful recaps of Da Mo Yao. Thank you for your time/energy/efforts! Much appreciated!!

  37. Miss my Yun Zhong Ge chapters on Sat mornings Ms K. :(
    Please don’t stop translating them. You really make my week when I see a new chapter posted! I don’t really care about the ending to the story. It’s the whole experience of reading the novel that I love.

  38. Hi unni, I chanced upon this site as I was suffering withdrawl symptoms from finishing the drama and novel of bu bu jing xin. Because of you I devoured da mo yao over a week and yun Zhong ge one week after I finished da mo Yao. Like you, I think that the plot in da mo yao is the simplest amongst Tong Hua’s more well known period novels however it is my favorite and the one closet to my heart. Between Meng Jiu, Huo Qu Bing, Liu Fu Ling and Meng Jue, Huo Qu Bing still holds the keys to my heart while Jin Yu trumps as the most awesome female lead in any xiao shuo I’ve read.

    Up till now I can’t let go of da mo Yao and the 3 main lead characters. I love that there is a happy ending, at least for our main leads and it’s such a delightful read that I can go back and reread chapters again and again. On the other hand, yun Zhong ge and bu bu jing xin suck me dry of tears and emotions. While I did cry over da mo Yao as well, the aftertaste still has twinge of sweetness but yun Zhong ge is just too bitter and hard to swallow.

    I can’t wait for the drama adaptation to be out. For starters I love Hu Ge (because he’s cute. Thats all) and I don’t mind the current casting though I did finish the novel with him as Huo Qu Bing in mind. I can’t wait, simply because it’s an awesome story and as long as the script stays faithful to the plot Tong Hua has envisioned, I’ll willingly join this boat even if a doomed shipwreck is up ahead.

    So thank you for introducing her books to me. My heart still reels from the aftermath of reading Tong Hua’s novels. If there’s a book club you are starting, I Definitely want in

  39. Hi, i would like to recommend this k-drama “Queen In Hyun’s Man”…probably the most fave k-drama in my list this year…Sweet and simple story with great chemistry between the OTP…do spare some times to watch it, you’ll never regret it..have recommended to few of my friends which turn out to liking the drama too~!!^^

  40. Hello. I really love your recaps about 49 Days and Lie to Me. I also started reading Rooftop Prince but it stop in episode 2.. are you still going to continue doing recap with this K-Drama. (I Hope and Pray for that).
    Thanks for doing recaps on K dramas it really makes me hungry for more.. Keep it up! God Bless! :)

  41. Hello. Hope hwanyhe will have their movies or teleseries again.. we missed their tandem..Please Lie To me Part TWO……

  42. Ms Koala,

    Have you seen the Nobunaga No Chef? What do you think of this Jdorama?

    If you can, can you add this on your recapping list as I really love how you put the emotions into writing that you could really let me, as a reader, imagination work. That is how you influence my brainworks.

    Thank you very much. :)

  43. ah~~~~Thanks so much for making me obsessed with Chinese novel.I know you might be busy with a lot of other recaps/translations but I was hoping if you know if anyone is doing a translation of the Chinese book Eastern Palace. I read a summary of some chapters and I am crazily obsessed. Have you read this book yet, it’s so awesome!!!!please consider translating this book pwease~~~~~~~ :D Also I love, love, LOVE your website!! keep it up!!

  44. Koala,
    Can you please send a site to me where I can download Tong Hua’s
    Da Mo Yao and Yun Zhong Ge. I appreciate it very much. Thanks in advance.

  45. Thank you for translating the novels. I am currently reading Da Mo Yao. It would be great if you could translate Bu Bu Jing Xin. Why don’t you? I am just curious.

  46. hi i was wondering if your considering translating Harem (the story of Zhen Huan 6 volumes)
    by Liu Lianzi

    i know it would take ages but i really hope you will.

    Any chance you know if the bu bu jing xin novel is going to be finished ? xxx

  47. Dear all.
    I thank you for your time and effort for recap and blogs k drama who I love so much..but only wach it if some one or some blogs say it is good.
    Can you help me where can I read a full recap of madam butterflies .., or if not so much wasting your time can you do the sinopsis recaps…
    Thank you

  48. Dear Koala,
    Thank you for all your recaps, specially those for Taiwanese dramas since i found it rather hard to find around. Usually i watch K-dramas, but lately i’ve been meaning to learn some mandarin so i search for some good recommendation here in ur page. Now i can watch, read recaps while squeeeall all together <3

    *currently obsessed with He Jun Xiang, i'm fanning myself every time i see him on screen.

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