Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 1
by | September 22, 2014 | 11 Comments
Secret Door is probably my most anticipated drama of the year, so to say I was nervous and excited about its premiere is something of an understatement. The history that this story deals with is so gripping, moving, and morbidly fascinating that once your imagination is grabbed, there’s no letting... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 8
by | September 22, 2014 | 32 Comments
YOU GUYS. Kwang-soo smiles in this episode! A lot! It’s gorgeous and it’s awesome, because surely it’s a sign of big things to come for him and, I hope, our other plus-nine boys too. This episode is just full of cuteness, as our boys turn on the charm in pursuit... More »


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CJ Giveaway: Win the DVD for Friend 2
by | September 22, 2014 | 66 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered in our first CJ giveaway last week for tickets to see Tazza 2! We’ve notified the winners (check your emails), and now we have another giveaway for you. This one is to celebrate the DVD release of the action-noir film Friend 2: The Legacy, which... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shi-yeon becomes Miss Mom for Greatest Marriage
by | September 22, 2014 | 38 Comments
This drama’s been flying under my radar a bit, but it’s almost go-time for Greatest Marriage, whose launch is less than a week away. It comes to us via cable station TV Chosun, where it’ll take up residence for the next two months as their new weekend drama. The production... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng teases realistic portrayal of salaryman’s life
by | September 22, 2014 | 55 Comments
I’m really looking forward to Misaeng (Incomplete Life), the next project from PD Kim Won-seok (Monstar, Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and writer Jung Yoon-jung (Monstar, Arang and the Magistrate) headed to tvN next month. It’s the highly-anticipated drama adaptation of a hit webtoon that has a mania following in Korea for its... More »


Drama Casting & News
Campus meetings and musical instruments in Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 21, 2014 | 100 Comments
So far I’ve been satisfied with the casting behind Cantabile Tomorrow, KBS’s remake of Japanese drama/anime/manga Nodame Cantabile, and now that we’re starting to see stills of the cast members in character, I continue to be cautiously optimistic. These first four images feature four of the more visible supporting characters,... More »


Celebrity News
Yoo Yeon-seok on The Informant and life after Chilbongie
by | September 21, 2014 | 42 Comments
Ahhh, I luffff him. If you’ve seen the 30-year-old Yoo Yeon-seok in Youths Over Flowers, you know that he’s a meticulous planner — the type who stays up late planning everyone’s activities for the next day. On the variety show, he never wants to waste a moment on the trip,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Lee Dog-wook [Iron Man]
by | September 21, 2014 | 28 Comments
Out of context you might think this is an image of a man pretending he’s a dog, and you wouldn’t be too far from the truth. Hong-bin is more obsessed with smelling things than my actual dog, and he certainly has worse manners. I get the impression that this is... More »


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Odds and Ends: There’s no accounting for taste
by | September 20, 2014 | 133 Comments
javabeans: Taste sure is a subjective thing, isn’t it? girlfriday: Well that’s a strange (and somewhat obvious) thing to say. Are we playing non sequitur game? Is it my turn? Sometimes I wish rainbows were made of candy. javabeans: That wasn’t the game I was thinking of, but okay. I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Min-soo joins Pride and Prejudice as cool-headed prosecutor
by | September 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Choi Min-soo? As a prosecutor? You mean a mob boss undercover as a prosecutor, right? I had to read the story twice to make sure, but it seems to be fact — veteran badass Choi Min-soo (Sword and Flower, Happy Ending) will be joining the MBC legal drama Pride and... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 8
by | September 20, 2014 | 41 Comments
So far at The Secret Hotel, we have: one definite murder, two possible murders, several serious suspects, an elopement, a marriage, and far too many secrets to count. New clues point to new suspects, but also keep raising more questions and widening the web of players. We take a trip... More »