Drama Casting & News
Hidden tears in Secret Door’s character posters
by | September 1, 2014 | No Comments
If Lee Je-hoon is already making me sad with his crying-but-not-crying character poster, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all of Secret Door without getting my heart crushed. The fusion historical drama is a re-imagining of the legendary tale of the most troubled father-son relationship in Joseon history,... More »

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Voice (Whispering Corridors 4, 2005)
by | August 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
It seems to me that as the Whispering Corridors series goes on, the degree of commentary the films make about high school lessens in each installment. The original Whispering Corridors was a scathing indictment of the abuses that youth endure at school and the second pointed a finger at the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Sung-woong, Go Ah-sung sign up for Office
by | August 31, 2014 | 9 Comments
Each year, as summer turns to fall, I get the desire to dive into a really good psychological thriller or murder mystery (while I can’t do horror films, I love a good whodunit!). The new film Office sounds like it will fit the bill; it’s too bad the cameras haven’t... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Black and white [Three Musketeers]
by | August 31, 2014 | 11 Comments
I was a bit dubious that Three Musketeers would translate well into a fusion sageuk, but it’s turned out to be an adaptation that works surprisingly well. It has plenty of nods to the original, but it’s also a big enough departure that I don’t know how the story will... More »

Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 12
by | August 30, 2014 | 83 Comments
It feels like only last week that these two bickering lovebirds were still finding their footing relationship-wise, but if it were up to Jae-yeol, we’d already hear wedding bells ringing. Just because there’s a life commitment on the table doesn’t mean that they don’t still have their small everyday problems... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo Sang-wook courted for Birth of a Beauty
by | August 30, 2014 | 39 Comments
It seems a number of upcoming weekend dramas are basing their plots on box office successes. We just heard about MBC’s new drama, Legendary Witch, the plot of which sounds suspiciously like Gift of Room 7, albeit with a female cast. Now we’ve got SBS joining in on the action... More »

Odds and Ends: Concept conception
by | August 30, 2014 | 83 Comments
javabeans: So I’ll be flying down to see you again this weekend, which is weird to say because when this post goes up I will have already done it. Which we’ve mentioned before, I’m sure. It’s like time travel, but without any of the fun parts. girlfriday: And also without... More »

Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 4
by | August 29, 2014 | 45 Comments
The investigation takes the forefront this hour and there’s progress on our mystery, even if it’s lateral rather than forward. We knew Hwang was shady, but now we find out how shady everyone else is, too. The classic “closed circle of suspects” element gives it all an Agatha Christie feel,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Suk-jin joins upcoming weekend drama Legendary Witch
by | August 29, 2014 | 21 Comments
Thank goodness Ha Suk-jin’s dramaland return didn’t take long. The actor, who wrapped Thrice-Married Woman in March, will be returning to MBC in the fall as the male lead in a weekender called Legendary Witch (or Witch of Legend). The new show’s premise sounds interesting: It will revolve around four... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 210
by | August 29, 2014 | 28 Comments
It’s up to our cast to choose their own teammate for this week’s baduk pieces tournament. They’ll meet a variety of famous faces from all different kinds of agencies along the way, but only one celebrity can help them come up on top. There are a few unexpected personalities that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Spring Days brings second chance at life and love
by | August 29, 2014 | 34 Comments
It looks like we’ll have a sweet, uplifting human drama on our hands with MBC’s My Spring Days. Though it’s a melodrama about a man whose life falls apart with the death of his wife and a woman who faces a terminal illness, the story is about second chances as... More »