Alyssa I. Smith

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Ep. 41 'Life-Threatening Date'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps May 16, 2020

Ep. 41 'Life-Threatening Date'

After announcing that production on “Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020” was going on hiatus and then going quiet on us for a few weeks, Netflix released a brand new episode like a gift from the television gods offering some small relief from the current pandemic. At ...

Ep. 37 'Another Terrace!!'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Apr 1, 2020

Ep. 37 'Another Terrace!!'

Most weeks, watching “Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020” is a fun indulgence that lets viewers bask in the low-stakes drama of six 20-somethings (and an occasional 30-something) pursuing crushes, following their dreams, going on dates and cooking meals. But Episode 37 was different because when ...

Ep. 33 'Half Blue'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Feb 21, 2020

Ep. 33 'Half Blue'

Official couple alert!! It has taken 33 episodes but we finally have our first pairing in Emika and Tupas. I'm not counting Risako and Kenny because ol' Riri insisted they were still in the "talking" phase of their relationship when they moved out of ...