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Drama Casting & News
Single folks find love (and dining partners) in tvN rom-com Let’s Eat
by | November 11, 2013 | 46 Comments
What a cute teaser concept for Let’s Eat, the cutely named tvN romantic comedy series starring Lee Soo-kyung (I Summon You Gold) and Yoon Doo-joon (IRIS 2). (In Korean, the title is purposely misspelled to be slangy.) The show looks cute and bright, based on the previews, intermingling love and food with a nice dash... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 5
by | December 27, 2008 | 21 Comments
Episode 5 had more of a comedic tone than the previous episodes; it lost a bit of its dreaminess. I didn’t mind it so much, although I preferred the tone established previously, and hope that this shift is a temporary thing. I don’t want the quality that drew me to A Star’s Lover to fade,... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 16 (Final)
by | July 19, 2011 | 116 Comments
Last episode! I wasn’t sure whether Miss Ripley would wrap up in a surge of melodrama or in unearned happy endings, but it delivers a dose of peace and resolution, with a smattering of bittersweetness. It’s somewhat satisfying, though a little pat for my tastes, but most importantly it gives each of our characters an... More »

Drama Casting & News
Supporting roles filled for Joseon Gunman
by | April 23, 2014 | 34 Comments
With our main cast in place for sageuk revenge-action drama Joseon Gunman—which would be Lee Jun-ki, Nam Sang-mi, and Han Joo-wan—now the show has announced the casting of several supporting roles. Let’s take a look-see at who’s joining the party: Otani Ryohei (Gu Family Book, The Chaser) has signed on to play a Japanese warrior... More »

Drama Recaps
Golden Cross: Episode 1
by | April 10, 2014 | 41 Comments
Here was my thought process in the moments before watching Golden Cross’ premiere episode: If you’re bad, it would be a relief. Then I don’t have to worry about having to recap you. Maybe you’ll be bad. You could be bad. Sure your writer wrote Gaksital which I loved, but that was a historical action... More »

Drama Recaps
Sly and Single Again: Episode 12
by | April 6, 2014 | 111 Comments
What a way to end the week! Almost all of the secrets are out now, and the plot proceeds apace. Seung-hyun continues his puppy-dog courtship, supporting Ae-ra both at home and at work. Yeo-jin sinks a little deeper into the quicksand of Second Lead Manipulation, although this episode gives us valuable insight into her darkest... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 9
by | April 2, 2014 | 36 Comments
We’re in the second three-day chunk of Three Days, which escalates the story—and the stakes—nicely, adding a twist and heightening conflict. Despite the dumbness of naming a drama Three Days and then exceeding three days in your timeline, I do think this escalation is working for the story; the initial premise of the first three-day... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 3
by | March 25, 2014 | 38 Comments
girlfriday: Now that Seo-jinnie has joined the halbaes in Spain, Na PD is quick to hand over responsibilities, like booking the next leg of their journey. Seo-jin tries to nudge Na PD to book the staff hotel first so he can just piggyback off of his work, but they just keep arguing back and forth:... More »

Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Episode 18
by | March 14, 2014 | 48 Comments
Whether holding our hero’s treasured girlfriend hostage or massacring a bunch of innocent people, our ambiguously awful duo of baddies go the extra mile this episode to make sure that not one argument can be made for their redemption—which is a handy trick to employ when you want to make your good guys look even... More »

Drama Casting & News
New star Han Joo-wan cast in Joseon Gunman
by | March 12, 2014 | 36 Comments
New face Han Joo-wan has landed a plum drama lead role in Joseon Gunman, the next series from The Princess’s Man’s PD Kim Jung-min, which are two things that pique my interest because I loved The Princess’s Man and I enjoyed Han Joo-wan’s character in King’s Family (Lee Yoon-ji’s charismatic love interest Sang-nam), inasmuch as... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 2
by | March 6, 2014 | 82 Comments
Now that our world has been set up the action gets going, and it turns out that what we really have on our hands is a fugitive drama. I guess don’t mind, since I prefer a good wronged man runaway plot to a straight-up secret agent show, but it does feel a lot like Two... More »