Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung replaced on Secret Door
by | November 1, 2014 | 7 Comments
girlfriday: Uh… so apparently Secret Door is suddenly replacing Kim Yoo-jung with… Yoon So-hee (Marriage Not Dating, Let’s Eat)??? javabeans: What! Why? That’s the stupidest thing. The articles are saying that this is a “baton pass” between child role to adult, but my bullshit meter is flying up to 11,... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 31, 2014
by | October 31, 2014 | 5 Comments
As widely reported this week, Shin Hae-chul, one of the most influential artists in Korean music, passed away on October 27 as a result of complications from a massive heart attack he had suffered a few days prior. TK of Ask a Korean did an excellent write-up on the legend... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 218
by | October 31, 2014 | 43 Comments
You are cordially invited to the Running Man Concours, where the music is beautiful, the competition is fierce, and pure talent can only get you so far. Surviving the musical world in a house full of prodigies is no easy task, especially when that competition our players have been preparing... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day for a year
by | October 31, 2014 | 24 Comments
javabeans: Are you as confused as I am about Three Meals a Day? girlfriday: Whadduya mean? What’s not to get? They eat three meals a day. End of show. javabeans: It’s actually the meta aspects that confuse me, because we’ve seen two episodes now, and yeah, the premise is fairly... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #367
by | October 31, 2014 | 257 Comments
  Sosimhan Boys – “넌 나를 좋아하게 될거야” (You’re gonna fall for me) [ Download ] Open Thread #366 Open Thread #365 Open Thread #364 Open Thread #363 No tags for this post.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin and Lee Hyun-woo become professional Con Artists
by | October 31, 2014 | 26 Comments
Is it just me or did this movie happen very quickly? Obviously I’m not going to complain when it means we get more Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) — maybe it’s just because he’s in so many projects lately that they’re all starting to blur together. Here’s a peek at the posters... More »


Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 4
by | October 30, 2014 | 101 Comments
To trust or not to trust, that is the question. For a show that’s as much about the fallibility of man as it is about the vampiric bloodsuckers who capitalize on our suffering, there’s a surprising amount of human connection to be found. Even in a setting where you wouldn’t... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Sung-rok, Jo Yoon-hee’s first shoots for King’s Face
by | October 30, 2014 | 46 Comments
I really didn’t think Lee Jong-seok was going to have any competition for Mane of Shame this year, but I dunno… Shin Sung-rok is giving him a run for his money. I know, there’s no time for growing manes when you’re busy booking it back and forth between two drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pinocchio teases small-town high school romance
by | October 30, 2014 | 72 Comments
Okay, the second teaser for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Pinocchio is a step in the right direction — at least it contains a tidbit of story information and actually features the heroine of our story, which is more than I could say for the first teaser (possibly a thing we... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shine or Go Crazy’s star-crossed lovers and fictionalized history
by | October 30, 2014 | 17 Comments
So the casting for Shine or Go Crazy’s leads is still in the not-confirmed-but-positively-considering stage (how many more news cycles do you think the production can milk that for?), but at least we’ve got more information about the drama’s plot, and some clarification on the personages involved. Described as a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Legal thriller Punch lines up supporting cast
by | October 30, 2014 | 17 Comments
With Kim Rae-won now settled as lead, legal thriller Punch is lining up the rest of its cast, and three names are currently in the headlines as “probable but not 100% confirmed yet” selections: Kim Ah-joong (Sign), Ohn Joo-wan (Surplus Princess), and Seo Ji-hye (49 Days). Punch is the next... More »