Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Perfect pair [Healer]
by | January 31, 2015 | 41 Comments
I’ve been out of town for a few weeks, but I told myself very sternly that when I got back I would make sure to check out all the new dramas. Of course I did the sensible thing and caught up on Healer instead. I’m happy to say I have... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 31, 2015
by | January 31, 2015 | 62 Comments
Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book) has politely declined Girl Who Sees Smells, citing scheduling conflicts and Miss A’s comeback as the reasons for turning down the role of the character who literally has the ability to see odors. Park Yoochun (Three Days) is still considering the role of the man... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 231
by | January 30, 2015 | 30 Comments
It’s been nearly three years since the last time we’ve seen Yoomes Bond, but the one and only secret agent is back on the field and now faces his most difficult mission yet: training his successor. It turns out teaching the newbie the tips and tricks of the trade is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three Days writer returns with Memories of Murder-inspired thriller
by | January 30, 2015 | 14 Comments
Writer Kim Eun-hee of thrillers Three Days, Sign, and Ghost is heading back to SBS with a new drama titled Signal (a working title), which is in planning for a broadcast later this summer. This drama is reported to be a reworking of the much-lauded Bong Joon-ho film Memories of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki courted for sci-fi fantasy as post-army comeback
by | January 30, 2015 | 35 Comments
Hm, so looks like the sci-fi action blockbuster Fist Fighting is still looking for a leading man, with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) emerging as the latest name in contention, and before he’s even been released from army duty. According to a statement made on the 30th by a source with... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #380
by | January 30, 2015 | 549 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Kim Jae-won goes up against Cha Seung-won in MBC’s Hwajeong
by | January 30, 2015 | 29 Comments
This historical epic is assembling a pretty epic cast: MBC’s new sweeping sageuk Hwajeong (short for Splendid Politics) already has the likes of Cha Seung-won, Lee Sung-min, and Lee Yeon-hee onboard, and now Kim Jae-won (Scandal) is joining them to play Cha Seung-won’s rival. I know, who in his right... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 4
by | January 29, 2015 | 138 Comments
This show is pretty ridiculous, but it’s also fun, especially when our hero’s alter ego starts actively messing with his life. Some would call it “fixing” his life, but good luck convincing an uptight control-freak that adding complications is a good thing. But even the bossypants with a stick up... More »


Drama Casting & News
Couple hearts and thumbs-up for Ho-gu’s Love press conference
by | January 29, 2015 | 36 Comments
The first word that comes to mind whenever I see anything about this drama is cute, and all its attendant synonyms. For our sake I hope Ho-gu’s Love, tvN’s latest rom-com set to premiere in another two weeks, is as peppy and fun as it appears, because it seems like... More »


Drama Recaps
Punch: Episode 13
by | January 29, 2015 | 30 Comments
This episode will make you want to punch the screen, but not in the way you’ve likely wanted to physically harm other drama characters before. It’s infuriating for all the right reasons, weaving a narrative so fraught with tension that there’s no way to watch without feeling a righteous surge... More »


Drama Casting & News
I Heard it Through the Grapevine confirms leading cast
by | January 29, 2015 | 60 Comments
It looks like everything’s in place for our uber-rich family to mix it up with the hoi polloi in the scandal of the season — at least that’s what we’re told will happen in SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama I Heard it Through the Grapevine, the new project from PD Ahn... More »