Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 25, 2014
by | October 25, 2014 | 35 Comments
Kim Haneul (Gentleman’s Dignity) may be heading to China: She’s in negotiations to lead a joint Chinese-Korean film called Making Family. (That’s not a translation, but the actual Engrish title — cringe.) If Kim takes the role, she’ll be paired with Chinese actor Aarif Rahman (One Night Surprise, Cold War).... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Honestly great [Liar Game]
by | October 25, 2014 | 20 Comments
Another week, another manga turned J-drama turned K-drama. If this becomes a trend I don’t think I’ll be one to complain, especially if the quality stays this good. What’s not to love about a great story with some fresh twists, solid directing, and a well-chosen cast? Like Nodame Cantabile, I... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won’s ugly duckling transformation in Fashion King
by | October 24, 2014 | 50 Comments
I’m pretty sure this movie is going to be one big crock o’ crazy, but I’m planning to watch it for the visual shock alone. Will you get a load of Joo-won? It’s a little hard to adjust when I’m already so used to seeing him as a very poised... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 217
by | October 24, 2014 | 30 Comments
This week, a new boss is here to raise hell in this tiny town, where two crews will face off in a Death Bingo Race. Our cast discovers an angelic side to the men who have played some of the scariest roles in film, which instantly disappears the moment mud,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Ha-yoon cast as Sweden Laundry’s problem-solving psychic
by | October 24, 2014 | 8 Comments
Cable drama Sweden Laundry now has a leading lady, having just cast Song Ha-yoon (formerly known as Kim Byul, of The Informant and Reset) as its heroine. I quite like her and always wanted her to act more (I thought she would break out after a promising start, but her... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #366
by | October 24, 2014 | 293 Comments
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Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Eun-hye and Park Shi-hoo courted for romance melodrama
by | October 24, 2014 | 120 Comments
A new Korean-Chinese-Japanese co-production film is in the works — a romance melodrama called After Love — and offers are currently out to Yoon Eun-hye (Mi-rae’s Choice) and Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) to costar. Both actors are considering for now, but prospects look favorable that they’ll sign on. All... More »


Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 2
by | October 23, 2014 | 82 Comments
This show is so smartly paced it honestly blows me away, and this episode leaves us wanting for nothing. The unlikeliest of alliances forms between our jaded hero and naive heroine in an hour that intersperses edge-of-your-seat thrills and questionable moral choices with humor, heart, and one of the best... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Oh Snap! From Seo Genie to Seo Genius
by | October 23, 2014 | 22 Comments
When you have two hit shows on your hands, why not use one to parody the other? This poster recently cropped up online, in which tvN uses its new reality program starring Lee Seo-jin and Taecyeon, Three Meals a Day, to parody its variety game show, The Genius. It calls... More »


Drama Casting & News
Psychic heroine heads comic fantasy drama Sweden Laundry
by | October 23, 2014 | 8 Comments
I’m a bit puzzled about this new drama being produced for cable outlets MBC Every1 and MBC Dramanet, but in a curiosity-has-been-piqued sort of way. Sweden Laundry is the name of the “comic fantasy drama,” and it also happens to be the name of an indie band, who will be... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for Pinocchio’s newbie news reporters
by | October 23, 2014 | 69 Comments
We’re finally off and running on Pinocchio, the newest drama from the PD-writer team behind I Hear Your Voice that’s getting ready for a November broadcast on SBS. The cast of city desk reporters gathered for the show’s first script read, led by stars Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger) and Park... More »