Crash Course in Romance episode 1-4 recaps: What’s happened so far?

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 22: South Korean actor Jung Kyoung-Ho (Jung Kyung-Ho) attends the launch party for 'Polo Ralph Lauren' Shinsa Store Opening on September 22, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 22: South Korean actor Jung Kyoung-Ho (Jung Kyung-Ho) attends the launch party for 'Polo Ralph Lauren' Shinsa Store Opening on September 22, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage) /

Netflix’s new original series Crash Course in Romance, directed by Yoo Je-won, has only been on the platform for two weeks and already it’s ratings are beginning to skyrocket after only four episodes being released!

The news came Monday, Jan. 23 that ratings for the rom-com series, starring Jeon Do-yeon and Jung Kyung-ho, have surpassed their previous statistics, with more and more people coming to watch the Korean Drama each weekend.

Having said this brilliant news, below highlights all the details you need to know about when you can view this show and what’s happened so far, so you can catch up and join the hype train before this week’s episodes drop!

Where can you watch Crash Course in Romance?

New episodes of Crash Course in Romance release on Netflix weekly, every Saturday and Sunday. That’s right, you get not one but TWO new episodes to watch each week!

According to MyDramaList, new episodes are set to be released each week up until March 5, 2023. So far, only four episodes have been released, which means there’s plenty more to come!

Jeon Do-yeon from "Crash Course in Romance" at the 'Beasts Clawing At Straws' Press Conference - 13/1/2020
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – JANUARY 13: South Korean actress Jeon Do-Yeon attends the press conference for ‘Beasts Clawing At Straws’ on January 13, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. The film will open on February 12 in South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage) /

Crash Course in Romance episodes 1 & 2 recap

In episode one, the show introduces us to the two main characters. Nam Haeng-seon, “former member of the national handball team and current owner of Nation’s Best Banchan,” in her own words, and Choi Chi-yeol, a “star teacher” within the mathematics field (star teachers being described as “the BTS of the private education world”).

We see a glimpse into the lives of these two characters. Chi-yeol is at the absolute top of his game with his private math tutoring. He even has a brilliant Kingsman: The Secret Service-esque commercial to advertise his expertise. We find that he’s struggling with his own personal health due to stress, and he’s also seeing “visions” of a mysterious student.

When one of the students, also a crazed fan of Chi-yeol, sneaks into his apartment (to which he quickly removed her and ensured she got home safely), a scandal is immediately started as untrue rumors of Chi-yeol dating this student start to spread. This leads on to Chi-yeol and Haeng-seon having their meet-cute.

Between the romance, we see some heartwarming backstory between Haeng-seon and her niece, Hae-yi. We see how Hae-yi came to live with her aunt, and we’re finally able to understand why they’re so close.

After fighting off the crowds in episode 2, Haeng-seon is able to bag Hae-yi a place in Chi-yeol’s private class, so Hae-yi may work on her mathematic skills. All the while, the mysterious student from Chi-yeol’s visions is revealed to have died due to an “incident” in his past and alongside this, a murder mystery begins to unravel when an unknown individual fires a bullet through the window of Haeng-seon’s restaurant.

Crash Course in Romance episodes 3 & 4 recap

Hae-yi begins to excel in mathematics due to Chi-yeol’s teachings, and a comedic enemies-to-lovers story begins to ensue between Chi-yeol and Haeng-seon. Haeng-seon finally discovers that Chi-yeol is a star teacher, and we’re also given an insight into how lonely Chi-yeol’s life can be. He hasn’t really got any true friends and struggles to fit in.

Lee Seon-jae and his mother, Jang Seo-jin, seem to have a difficult relationship at home, which causes friction between them. Nevertheless, Seon-jae is able to pass the exam needed for him to make it into the “All Care Program,” which Hae-yi also passes.

Episode 4 opens with Haeng-seon recovering from a hangover due to the night prior. She had been celebrating due to Hae-yi’s enrollment into the “All Care Program.” However, later on in the episode, Hae-yi is removed from the program unfairly, due to Seo-jin and Choo Soo-hee (Soo-ah’s mother) pulling strings behind the scenes.

In the latter half of the episode, the student who replaced Hae-yi in the program is murdered by a mysterious hooded figure, thus continuing the mystery of who is behind these attempted and successful killings. The episode ends with Chi-yeol offering to give Hae-yi private tutoring sessions, which concludes the journey of the show so far.

Now you’re officially all caught up with what’s happened so far on Crash Course in Romance! Romance, comedy, and the beginning of a Sherlock-esque mystery. What more could you want from a show? If this sounds up your street, take a look at the trailer!

Episode 5 will be released on Saturday, Jan. 28, and episode 6 will be released on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Don’t forget to come back to Netflix Life to see weekly recaps of each episode after they’ve been released! Until then, check out some more K-Drama articles to see if there are any other dramas that take your fancy!

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