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Lineup secured for action comedy Steal a Top Star
by | November 21, 2014 | 7 Comments
Oh Chang-seok, Kim Jung-heon I admit that I only paused to read this story because the movie’s title caught my eye — Mission: Steal a Top Star — but hey, it’s a good title. It’s the kind of thing that tells you right away what to expect, while also making you think, Yes, I will... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #370
by | November 21, 2014 | 293 Comments
  Akdong Musician – “시간과 낙엽” (Time and fallen leaves) [ Download ] Open Thread #369 Open Thread #368 Open Thread #367 Open Thread #366 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cameras begin rolling on SBS’s Punch
by | November 20, 2014 | 18 Comments
Ah, finally: The first stills have started to trickle out from the production of Punch, SBS’s upcoming thriller from the writer of The Chaser and Empire of Gold, which began filming on November 11. And my, am I glad to see Kim Rae-won back in dramas, looking so sharp that I actually didn’t recognize him... More »


Drama Casting & News
Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia
by | November 19, 2014 | 13 Comments
And cable keeps churning them out. This time it’s the cable station KBS N, which has just announced the main lineup for its upcoming romance drama Miss Mamma Mia, starting with Kang Byul (Mandate of Heaven, Kim Suro) as the lead. The drama’s about a young single mother raising a five-year-old daughter on her own,... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 12
by | November 18, 2014 | 70 Comments
With old problems finding resolution, we open the door for new goals and new directions, though what remains is still one of the things I like best about the show, is that the characters stick around to guide each other along. Of course, all that serious personal growth doesn’t mean we’re lacking the petty rivalries... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost hopes for another adaptation success story
by | November 18, 2014 | 21 Comments
OCN is getting ready to launch Dr. Frost, its webtoon-adapted psychological procedural drama that just held its press conference on November 18, where the cast talked about its expectations and character descriptions. The drama stars Song Chang-eui as the frosty-haired (and frosty-hearted?) lead character who teaches psychology, tends bar, and can read the minutest details... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 11
by | November 17, 2014 | 81 Comments
Ah, get your hearts ready for warming. It’s a great episode for friendship and growing up, and well-paced in the way it guides several of our main characters on their individual paths of growth so that they dovetail nicely. It’s a nice way to depict the interconnectedness of these lives, and how they all grow... More »


Drama Casting & News
No mission too impossible for the Healer
by | November 17, 2014 | 38 Comments
We’ve already seen the brief teaser of Ji Chang-wook leaping tall buildings in a single bound, and now we at least get a bit more context for it with Healer’s first official teaser. And I’ll say, this show looks pretty snazzy. The teaser starts out with Ji Chang-wook strolling into a building looking like a... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Black eyes and movie stars
by | November 15, 2014 | 56 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   If ramu’s drama is what I think it is, it’s certainly worth watching! I have been struggling to find this drama ever since I saw a clip of it on TV.... More »


Drama Casting & News
The stars of King’s Face at production press conference
by | November 14, 2014 | 26 Comments
King’s Face premieres in less than a week, and the cast of KBS’s fusion historical drama gathered for its production press conference on November 14. That included Seo In-gook as the future king Gwanghae, Lee Sung-jae as current king Seonjo, Jo Yoon-hee as the woman caught between them, Shin Sung-rok as a face reader (how... More »


Meta
Odd and Ends: Occupational hazards
by | November 14, 2014 | 78 Comments
girlfriday: You know, I never thought recapping would be back-breaking work, but as it turns out, it can literally break your back. javabeans: Or in other cases, your hip. Apparently my body decided this week that it was done enabling me to sit for hours on end watching dramas… in that it refused to let... More »