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by | December 19, 2014 | 106 Comments
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Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 97 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »


Drama Casting & News
Blushes and belly laughs in Heart to Heart
by | December 17, 2014 | 47 Comments
Here we go with the official poster and teasers for tvN’s quirky romantic comedy Heart to Heart, which stars a heroine who suffers from uncontrollable blushing, and a hero who apparently suffers from uncontrollable ego. A match made in heaven, somehow? This drama marks the anticipated reteaming of the writer and director pair who brought... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS cuts drama programming, reshapes weekend lineup
by | December 17, 2014 | 39 Comments
SBS is cutting its weekend drama programming in half in the new year, taking its current Saturday-Sunday lineup of back-to-back dramas down to merely one drama hour each night. Wow, I’m surprised at the move, because I’ve just expected that weekends would forever be the day when the broadcasters do family dramas back to back.... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 4
by | December 16, 2014 | 93 Comments
Healer continues to hit all the right buttons for me—there’s fun, humor, style, cuteness, and a touch of longing. So far the show has done a great job balancing the parts we care about with the necessary evils—you know, the politicians, the media bigwigs, the news-related stuff—and being careful not to lose sight of entertainment... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Hyo-joo becomes a gisaeng for sentimental period film
by | December 16, 2014 | 35 Comments
Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes; Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King) has chosen her next project, a historical movie titled Haeohwa, in which she stars as Joseon’s top gisaeng. It’ll be an “impassioned, sentimental” film, which seems to be right up Han’s alley, considering the kinds of moody and romantic roles she’s taken in recent years.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung to fight back against bullies in Angry Mom
by | December 16, 2014 | 43 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung looks to be heading to MBC for her next project, with the announcement that she’s in talks to join upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Angry Mom. The drama and the role sound really cute, so I look forward to seeing what comes of it: The story is about a thirtysomething mother who normally doesn’t care... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 3
by | December 15, 2014 | 117 Comments
Today gives us a pleasantly funny, lighthearted episode with just a tinge of a melancholy undercurrent—an undercurrent I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of as we delve deeper into the mystery that binds together our cast, and the key dates in the past that mark their connection. I’m really enjoying the spirit of tongue-in-cheek fun... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seon-kyun takes on killer virus for new movie
by | December 15, 2014 | 12 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun makes movies faster than I can watch them, I swear. He’s lined up yet another project, titled Love Is a Virus (don’t I know it), which he’ll take on as soon as he’s finished work on his next movie, Angry Lawyer. This movie sounds either like a wacky comedy or a sci-fi thriller,... More »


Drama Casting & News
UEE, Choi Woo-shik headline tvN romance drama Ho-gu’s Love
by | December 15, 2014 | 59 Comments
A new tvN drama has just announced its lineup and secured a slot on the scehdule: Based on a webtoon of the same name, the drama is titled Ho-gu’s Love (it can also be translated Fool’s Love, but dramaland loves its punny titles). Ho-gu’s Love will be headlined by UEE (Gold Rainbow, Jeon Woo-chi) and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fire destroys Maids set, kills one staffer
by | December 14, 2014 | 55 Comments
This is horrible news: Only one episode into its run, JTBC’s new fusion sageuk drama Maids suffered a terrible accident yesterday when a fire broke out on the set and killed one staff member. The source of the fire is undetermined at the moment, but what is known is that it occurred at the drama’s... More »