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 ...