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Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang offered lead in Iron Man
by | July 28, 2014 | 2 Comments
javabeans: Now that Ji Sung has escaped the clutches of Iron Man, the drama production is looking for a new lead, and has extended the offer to… Park Shin-yang (Sign, Painter of the Wind)? That’s a weird jump. girlfriday: That’s the strangest choice — maybe not Park Shin-yang alone in a vacuum, but when you... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung scores leading role in Secret Door
by | July 28, 2014 | 40 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung is already something of a budding star despite her young age (she’ll be 15 in a couple months) thanks to a long list of child roles in dramas and movies—recent projects include Gold Rainbow, May Queen, The Moon That Embraces the Sun—and now it looks like she’s moving into primary cast territory with... More »


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Odds and Ends: What, like you’re not vain?
by | July 26, 2014 | 88 Comments
girlfriday: I don’t know if it’s the heat wave, but I’m suddenly DESPERATE for a haircut. javabeans: It’s not the heat wave, because I am equally desperate and it’s way cooler up in these parts. I… just have a really unfortunate habit of waiting till I look like a scraggly homeless person before I get... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Je-hoon confirms drama return with Secret Door
by | July 26, 2014 | 41 Comments
girlfriday: So it’s doubleplusgood news day! Lee Je-hoon is back from the army, and it’s official — he’s going to star in Secret Door! javabeans: Hold on. *breathes deeply* *needs a moment* *collecting self* girlfriday: *taps fingers impatiently* javabeans: *still needs a moment* *self may not be collectable* girlfriday: Do I have to have this... More »


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Rain comes back to dramaland with She’s So Lovable
by | July 25, 2014 | 58 Comments
It’s official, Rain is coming back to dramaland with a new series titled She’s So Lovable to air on SBS. The title literally translates to “The woman who’s so lovable to me,” which is an awkward name that is just a touch less awkward than the Song Poh You it used to be (fine, it... More »
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by | July 25, 2014 | 263 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 10
by | July 24, 2014 | 61 Comments
I think Soo-in earned her spotlight today, didn’t she? It’s a jam-packed episode full of revelations and character development, all of them in welcome directions. Some people are pushed to their breaking points while others find a way back from the ledge and come to a sense of peace. What I find even more compelling,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young in the mix to join Healer
by | July 24, 2014 | 73 Comments
Wow, that was fast: Yoo Ji-tae (Midnight FM, A Star’s Lover) announced his casting in the new Song Ji-nah (Faith, Story of a Man, Legend) drama Healer just earlier this week, and now we have news of two additional potential castings with Ji Chang-wook (Empress Ki) and Park Min-young (A New Leaf). We don’t have... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 9
by | July 23, 2014 | 51 Comments
Secrets are made, kept, and also discovered—and not a moment too soon, because often what it takes to keep the tension in a plot going strong isn’t the continued stressor of preserving the secret, but blowing it wide open and dealing with the fallout. It’s much more interesting to explore the “What next?” conundrum than... More »


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First look at Night Watchman’s dragons and ghosts
by | July 22, 2014 | 124 Comments
Here’s the first preview for MBC’s upcoming ghostbusting, dragon-slaying fantasy-sageuk Records of a Night Watchman, which premieres on August 4 after Triangle wraps up next week. The teaser tells us: “A world of chaos in which humans and ghosts live together… These are the night watchman’s last records.” Aside from that, well, my momma told... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ji-tae signs on to new Song Ji-nah drama Healer
by | July 21, 2014 | 13 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae is coming back! To television, for one thing, but also to acting—the Hwang Jini, Traces of Love, and Oldboy star has been focusing his efforts in recent years on directing, and thus hasn’t been taking on very many acting projects. Aside from a Japanese film (The Tenor), he hasn’t acted in a movie... More »