Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young’s budding romances in Valid Love
by | November 23, 2014 | 15 Comments
For the first time, the previews for tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love look cute, and dare I say, appealing even. I was scared off by the initial melodramatic conceptual teasers (which made me dislike the heroine), but this is the first peek at the show itself, and the longer... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Bridge to kingdom [King’s Face]
by | November 22, 2014 | 10 Comments
With all the new dramas lately it’s nice to see a sageuk hit the lineup, and it even stars Seo In-gook, who is sure to draw in a lot of fans who are usually inclined towards more modern fare. The first two episodes were very solid if a bit cliched,... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 22, 2014
by | November 22, 2014 | 32 Comments
Noh Min-woo, Yang Jin-sung Non Min-woo (Greatest Marriage) and Yang Jin-sung (Bride of the Century) are positively considering offers to lead a new MBC cable drama called My Unfortunate Boyfriend. About a woman who has no qualms about lying to get what she wants and her boyfriend, a man who... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Ji-won and Ha Jung-woo’s sweet courtship in Blood Merchant
by | November 22, 2014 | 34 Comments
Aw, I can’t wait to see this pairing onscreen — Ha Jung-woo’s second directorial feature Chronicle of a Blood Merchant has released its first set of production stills in preparation for a January premiere, which offer a peek at the first date between Ha Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant),... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
51st Grand Bell Awards
by | November 21, 2014 | 50 Comments
It’s time for the 51st Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Film Awards), the first of the major year-end award ceremonies, which celebrates achievement in film. There were actually a good number of big movies in 2014 to spread the love around, whether in box office numbers or critical acclaim, but the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 221
by | November 21, 2014 | 26 Comments
It’s a song-filled episode with our barrage of musical guests who are here to help the Running Man cast entertain the townspeople with their favorite tunes. Figuring out what this quiet village is known for won’t be easy with the clues they have on hand, but they’ll sing and dance... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lineup secured for action comedy Steal a Top Star
by | November 21, 2014 | 7 Comments
Oh Chang-seok, Kim Jung-heon I admit that I only paused to read this story because the movie’s title caught my eye — Mission: Steal a Top Star — but hey, it’s a good title. It’s the kind of thing that tells you right away what to expect, while also making... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #370
by | November 21, 2014 | 290 Comments
  Akdong Musician – “시간과 낙엽” (Time and fallen leaves) [ Download ] Open Thread #369 Open Thread #368 Open Thread #367 Open Thread #366 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
King’s Face: Episode 1
by | November 21, 2014 | 42 Comments
What a solid and stylish premiere for King’s Face, KBS’s latest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup. With solid directing and an intriguing setup based on the idea that you can judge a book by its cover, there’s no shortage of conflict to mine here and plenty of promise for... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 4
by | November 20, 2014 | 170 Comments
Okay, I seriously love this episode. I swear it’s not even because our hero finally gets a makeover (even though that’s worth a round of applause in and of itself—fare thee well, Mop of Shame!), but because the family stuff hits all the right chords. It’s an episode about fathers,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Min Hyo-rin headlines Mnet music drama
by | November 20, 2014 | 12 Comments
Cable network Mnet’s upcoming music drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra has lined up its main cast, following the initial casting of supporting players earlier in the week. Singer-turned actress Min Hyo-rin (Gone With the Wind) has signed on to headline, and will be returning to her first drama since 2011’s Romance... More »