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Odds and Ends: Sick days in dramaland
by | April 18, 2014 | 18 Comments
girlfriday: So how was your week? javabeans: Pretty much the same as any other week, except a little more painful since I’m sick. What’s interesting, though, is that dramas don’t quite have the same punch when you’re not feeling well, because then you’re watching it through this haze. Oh, so... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Director procured, never mind, no he’s not
by | April 18, 2014 | 14 Comments
So the Dae Jang Geum 2 saga continues. In case you missed all the dramz about this sequel, refer to this timeline of events chronicling the drama’s production starts and stops (mostly stops). This time it’s news about the director, which surprised me because the reports that came out on... More »


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Giveaway winners: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by | April 18, 2014 | 21 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway for Jenny Han’s YA novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! It was great to see so much interested in the novel about a Korean-American teenager and her romantic foibles, with a cute use of the contract dating trope. We’ve picked winners... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #339
by | April 18, 2014 | 227 Comments
  Hong Dae-gwang – “고마워 내사랑” (Thank you my love) [ Download ] Open Thread #338 Open Thread #337 Open Thread #336 Open Thread #335 No tags for this post.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 193
by | April 18, 2014 | 20 Comments
There’s more hilarity and fun to come on this overnight camping trip as our cast plays one epic game of Mafia, where you only need to remember three words: trust no one. So don’t let those smiles deceive you and be wary that your words don’t give you away. Unless... More »


Drama Recaps
Witch’s Romance: Episode 1
by | April 17, 2014 | 82 Comments
Ushering us into a new season of spring flings, Witch’s Romance premiered on tvN this week. The lighthearted workplace rom-com is a remake of the hit 2009 Taiwanese drama My Queen, and its wacky, fun-loving (and sometimes sultry) tone just might be the ticket to pull us out of hibernation.... More »


Drama Casting & News
TV Chosun’s period drama Into the Fire prepares for (delayed) premiere
by | April 17, 2014 | 22 Comments
Choi Su-jong’s new historical drama, Into the Fire (or Into the Flames), was to start this Friday, but the premiere has been pushed back due to coverage of the ferry tragedy and out of respect for the families of the missing. It’s a bit of a wonder that TV Chosun,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-ryong and Lee Sung-min team up in mystery war movie
by | April 17, 2014 | 7 Comments
The Korean film industry seems to be taking it literally when people call Ryu Seung-ryong (Miracle in Cell No. 7) a hit-maker, because at this rate I’m pretty sure he’s about to star in every movie that gets made from here to eternity. If you kidnapped him, Ha Jung-woo, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
The con gets going for KBS’s Big Man
by | April 17, 2014 | 38 Comments
Time to check back in with Big Man, the KBS melo-thriller drama about a cadre of chaebols out to steal Kang Ji-hwan’s (Incarnation of Money) heart—and by that I mean literally cheat the heart right out of his chest cavity. Apparently our resident chaebol Daniel Choi (School 2013) needs a... More »


Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 14
by | April 16, 2014 | 135 Comments
The good, the bad, and the shady are messing with our heads with false leads dropping left and right, but we’ve finally got a good sense of who’s on what side. All the right questions are asked, shedding some light on our original timeline and giving us that small silver... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Seo Kang-joon to make movie debut in My Love, My Bride
by | April 16, 2014 | 25 Comments
Cutie Seo Kang-joon (Sly and Single Again, Suspicious Housekeeper) has joined the cast of My Love, My Bride, the remake of the eponymous 1990 film which starred veteran actor Park Joong-hoon and the late Choi Jin-shil as squabbling newlyweds. Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) and Jo Jung-seok (You’re the... More »