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Drama Casting & News
Warm Word producers reteam for Chaebol’s Daughter
by | February 26, 2015 | 47 Comments
I suppose if you’re going to make a drama about a chaebol, why not put that front and center in the title? That’s what the producers of A Warm Word (PD Choi Young-hoon, writer Ha Myung-hee) are doing with their next drama, which is titled (for now) Chaebol’s Daughter and plans to air on SBS.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jin-wook eyes return to broadcast TV with Hello Monster
by | February 26, 2015 | 57 Comments
Lee Jin-wook is looking at a new drama project, and after doing a trio of dramas for cable station tvN (Three Musketeers, Nine, I Need Romance 2012), this one may take him back to broadcast television with KBS’s upcoming Hello Monster. (He’s favorably considering, not yet confirmed.) The story of Hello Monster centers around a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Kim Hee-sun goes back to high school
by | February 25, 2015 | 20 Comments
I never doubted that the preternaturally fresh-faced Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season, Faith) could look younger than her 37 years, but hot damn, how does she wear a high school uniform for a flashback scene and make it look current? (She’s pictured with Oh Yoon-ah (You’re All Surrounded), who’s actually three years younger than Kim.) I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yeo Jin-gu falls in love with vampire for Orange Marmalade
by | February 25, 2015 | 68 Comments
Yes, it’s another vampire drama and another webtoon adaptation, but it’s Yeo Jin-gu! Surely that makes up for it? (Update: Ack! I made a mistake, he’s not the vampire, the girl is! Curses to my short memory and a thousand apologies, it’s totally my bad. Doing bows of penance as we speak.) We already knew... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Woo-bin and Kang So-ra offered leads in Hong sisters rom-com
by | February 24, 2015 | 158 Comments
Yes, yes, and yes please — this is news I can get excited about, with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Kang So-ra (Misaeng) surfacing as the first names to be courted for Jeju Island Gatsby, the new drama from the Hong sisters writing team and the director they worked with on the zany rom-com Best Love,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Filming commences on tvN’s Superdaddy Yeol
by | February 24, 2015 | 32 Comments
What a cute poster for Superdaddy Yeol, which gives us the main characters in a nutshell: competent Mom (Lee Yuri) with a precocious kid (Lee Re) has to lead (or maybe drag) the good-natured but rough-around-the-edges hero (Lee Dong-gun) into becoming the titular superdad. The copy on the poster is from the daughter’s perspective, lamenting,... More »


Drama Recaps
Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 5
by | February 23, 2015 | 129 Comments
Every episode brings Ho-gu new lessons to learn, though I like to think that he’s teaching just as many to Do-hee, even if he doesn’t mean to be. Today we get a bit of satisfaction as he stands up for himself and what matters to him—even if, of course, it’s done in his customarily sideways... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Se-kyung offered lead in Sensory Couple
by | February 23, 2015 | 144 Comments
Well, it’s not final yet, but Sensory Couple (the drama formerly known as The Girl Who Sees Smells) is courting yet another actress to lead, with Shin Se-kyung up as the latest contender. Her agency confirmed having received the offer, but stated that final decisions have yet to be made. Sensory Couple is the drama... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Hero in a box
by | February 22, 2015 | 244 Comments
girlfriday: Remember that thing we said when we were drunk? javabeans: (1) You’re going to have to be more specific, and (2) odds are no. girlfriday: In the drunk podcast, where we were talking about City Hunter and Healer and wanting to lock those actors in a box, so that they don’t ruin their careers... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Runaway grooms and pool mix-ups
by | February 22, 2015 | 67 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama time! Can you name these dramas from these brief scene descriptions? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Ha, sounds like this is a groom better left to run away. Can you help Midori figure out the show? I... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #383
by | February 20, 2015 | 503 Comments
  Ludistelo – “Before Sunrise” [ Download ] Open Thread #382 Open Thread #381 Open Thread #380 Open Thread #379 No tags for this post.... More »