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Drama Casting & News
Interviews with Cheese in the Trap’s cast (Part 1)
by | February 9, 2016 | 34 Comments
Given that the Lunar New Year holiday took away our two new episodes of Cheese in the Trap this week (graaaaar!), I suppose it’s only fitting that the cast would at least embark on a massive interview circuit and give us pretty hanbok-clad New Year’s photos. It doesn’t ease the pain of not getting new... More »

Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 6
by | February 8, 2016 | 33 Comments
girlfriday: It’s the boys’ last day in Iceland, which also happens to be the first day of a record snowstorm there. The worry is that they won’t be able to make it back to the airport in time for their flights, but they decide to set out in the afternoon when the storm is supposed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Put your hands up for Pied Piper
by | February 8, 2016 | 23 Comments
What I’m getting from these teaser clips of tvN’s police-negotiator drama Pied Piper is mostly that this thriller hinges upon the force and charisma of Shin Ha-kyun, who plays the skilled lead negotiator of the unit that handles volatile, high-risk situations like hostage crises and terrorist threats. Which is fine by me, since you don’t... More »

Open Thread
Drama Hangout: Madam Antoine
by | February 6, 2016 | 146 Comments
Annnd here’s your Drama Hangout for Madam Antoine! This offbeat JTBC drama is another show we’d weighed in on but haven’t continued recapping, but if you’ve been following along, feel free to hang out here, chat about the show, and go wild. There are probably lots of things to discuss about the show, which pits... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lost at sea for tvN human drama Memory
by | February 5, 2016 | 35 Comments
Wow. That’s what I call an evocative poster. The premise of upcoming tvN drama Memory may sound familiar in light of other dramas with similar themes (not to mention titles) — a man losing his memory, getting in touch with what’s important in his life — but one look at Lee Sung-min standing alone with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chaser, Empire of Gold, Punch writer to tackle medical drama next
by | February 4, 2016 | 31 Comments
Well, this oughtta be good: The writer-director duo behind last year’s Punch, PD Lee Myung-woo and writer Park Kyung-soo, is reteaming for a new drama this year. I know we can’t only look to past projects in predicting future ones, but these two have quite the impressive list of credits, both together and separately: Park... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyun-woo added to Jackpot as King Gyeongjong
by | February 3, 2016 | 25 Comments
Aw, my first reaction to Hyun-woo (Awl, Ugly Alert) being cast in SBS’s upcoming heavily fictionalized historical drama Jackpot was to give an inner hurrah, and then to feel sad because he’s playing King Gyeongjong, who won’t be long for that world. I presume. I mean, the drama is playing pretty fast and loose with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will it be Han Ji-min or Sung Yuri for MBC’s Monster?
by | February 3, 2016 | 70 Comments
Ah, finally news of a potential leading lady for Monster, the revengey melo starring Kang Ji-hwan whose life is trampled by the super elite and who then sets out for payback. News has surfaced simultaneously that both Han Ji-min (Hyde Jekyll Me, Rooftop Prince) and Sung Yuri (Birth Secret, Feast of the Gods) are in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Police negotiators challenge the Pied Piper in tvN thriller
by | February 2, 2016 | 26 Comments
I knew to expect some darkness from Pied Piper, tvN’s upcoming drama about a police task force dealing in defusing volatile and sensitive situations (among them hostage crises and terrorist attacks), but I like just how dark and tense it looks, now that we have our first look at the series in its first poster... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-seok, Han Hyo-joo offered leads in new drama from Nine writer
by | February 2, 2016 | 120 Comments
This would be quite the lineup, if it comes to pass (currently, all parties are considering, not confirmed): Han Hyo-joo (Beauty Inside, Dong Yi) and Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio) are both being courted for an MBC drama titled simply W, which comes from writer Song Jae-jung of time-bendy thriller Nine (also Queen In-hyun’s Man and Three... More »

How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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