Archive for October, 2011

Drama Casting & News
Trailers and stills from TV Bang-ja Chronicles
by | October 29, 2011 | 40 Comments
Cable channel CGV is bringing back the “original TV movie” format after finding some success with Girl K; the next entry into this category is their TV Bang-ja Chronicles, so-titled to distinguish it from the film it’s based upon. Speaking of which, I find the tagline on the poster above unintentionally hilarious; it reads, “A... More »

Drama Recaps
Tree With Deep Roots: Episode 6
by | October 29, 2011 | 37 Comments
Something wicked this way comes, and our hero might be the only one with the ability to stop it. I love rooting for the underdog, and enjoy every moment Chae-yoon subverts expectations during his crime-solving adventures. We can’t help but put our faith in him – sure he wants to kill the king, but we... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 357
by | October 28, 2011 | 53 Comments
Omg. I don’t know if I’ve laughed as hard since the Great Pants-Dropping Episode of 2011. It’s a little bit wrong, but a whole lot hilarious. Or maybe it’s a whole lot wrong — but still gut-bustingly hysterical.   EPISODE 357. Broadcast on October 23, 2011. girlfriday: Now that the boys are down the mountain,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Hyuk declines drama, avoids typecasting
by | October 28, 2011 | 56 Comments
When recent casting news put forth that Jang Hyuk was in the running for another sageuk drama, Gaksital (Bride Mask), there was a bit of backlash from those in the camp of Jang Hyuk Does Too Many Sageuks, or maybe it’s more like Jang Hyuk Plays Badass Sageuk Fighters Too Much. Psh, like that’s a... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook eats ice cream in Paris
by | October 28, 2011 | 67 Comments
girlfriday: Is he wearing sunglasses in every shot of this photo shoot? What is the point of casting Lee Dong-wook for your overseas feature if you’re going to cover his pretty face? javabeans: To make you want to eat ice cream? Or buy hair gel? I think it’s funnier that he’s in Paris too. Either... More »

Drama Recaps
The Musical: Episode 8
by | October 28, 2011 | 47 Comments
We’re halfway through the series! And the plot is pushing along because it’s a showdown between the scrappy Chungdamdong Gumiho versus the well-funded Count Monte. Most importantly, Goo Hye Sun has finally given me a reason to cheer for her just a bit as the main character and one-half of the drama’s main coupling.... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #211
by | October 28, 2011 | 707 Comments
  Erin McCarley – “Love, Save the Empty” [ Download ] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #210 Open Thread #209 Open Thread #208 Open Thread #207... More »

Drama Recaps
Tree With Deep Roots: Episode 5
by | October 27, 2011 | 22 Comments
We get to follow our revenge-minded hero down the rabbit hole, and we have no idea how deep it goes. The ever-widening conspiracy leaves us with more questions than answers as Chae-yoon begins to shed light on all the different powers that might be at play. Everyone is a suspect… Or maybe they aren’t. Or... More »

Drama Casting & News
Me Too, Flower releases its posters
by | October 27, 2011 | 70 Comments
HA! Oh man. I can’t even. Posters are out for MBC’s new romantic comedy series Me Too, Flower, which are ridiculous and possibly awesome. It brings to mind the sparkly frivolity of You’re Beautiful‘s promo poster, mixed with the Mary Poppins whimsy of Secret Garden’s.... More »

Drama Casting & News
A sageuk next for Han Ga-in?
by | October 27, 2011 | 35 Comments
While the mister is off being a vampire, wife Han Ga-in (Bad Guy) is busily lining up projects of her own: First she’s got a movie romance with Uhm Tae-woong in Introduction to Architecture, and now she’s “seriously considering” the drama project Moon That Embraces the Sun (also called Moon That Conceals the Sun, a... More »