Alyssa I. Smith

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Ep. 27 'I Can't Be Here'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Dec 27, 2019

Ep. 27 'I Can't Be Here'

Last episode, we were bombarded with new roommates joining the house, and now it's time to see how Vivi, Tupas and Kai are settling in. It's clear that everyone loves Vivi, and who can blame them? Well, everyone but Hana, probably, because that ray ...

Ep. 25 'The Girls Can't Do It'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Dec 13, 2019

Ep. 25 'The Girls Can't Do It'

Part 3 of "Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020" is not messing around. The most recent episode was filled to the brim with surprising moments and it's hard to know what to expect in the weeks ahead. When news broke in October about commentator Yoshimi Tokui's financial ...

Ep. 21 'Too Shy Girl'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Nov 8, 2019

Ep. 21 'Too Shy Girl'

Hold on, are we watching "Terrace House" or a spinoff of "The Bachelor"? Because it looks like everyone is receiving a rose this week, as Haruka, Emika and Hana — who all have flower kanji in their names (hence the previous episode's title "The ...

Ep: 18 'Bros Before Hoes'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Oct 11, 2019

Ep: 18 'Bros Before Hoes'

'Terrace House" served up two shockers this week: the sudden disappearance of Shohei and an unexpected crash course in the mantra of immature idiots, "Bros before hoes." After last week's date with Emika, a lunch where she declared she said she was only interested in ...