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Ep. 22 'Tip Off'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Nov 15, 2019

Ep. 22 'Tip Off'

Last week's episode of "Terrace House" made it look like the housemates were on the verge of pairing off into couples: Emika and Ruka; Haruka and Peppe; and Hana and Ryo. The commentators love how harmonious and lovey-dovey the house has become (with the ...

Ep. 19 'The Stray Sheep'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Oct 18, 2019

Ep. 19 'The Stray Sheep'

After saying goodbye to one member and hello to another, this week's episode of "Terrace House" is all about trying out new pairings with the housemates — and things get a little messy. First up are Ryo and Emika, who decide to follow through with ...

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 ...

Ep. 12 'Always Chillin"

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

Ep. 12 'Always Chillin"

For this week's episode of "Terrace House," we are back to familiar territory. No more explosive fights and unexpected nude scenes. Instead, we have what the die-hard fans expect: slow-burning love and close ups of tasty food. Kenny and Risako like each other and Risako ...

Ep. 8 'Passive Boys'

TV | 'Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020' Recaps Jul 12, 2019

Ep. 8 'Passive Boys'

I'm just going to say it: Episode 8 of "Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020" is the best episode of "Friends" that never made it to air. High jinks, misunderstandings, dating woes — it had everything. The show starts out typical enough. Kaori and Shohei are on ...