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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Virgins empowered in tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 30, 2015 | 29 Comments
When I first heard about The Superman Age, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the comedy about characters developing superpowers if they hit the age of 25 with their virginity intact — it sounded fun, but would it be slapstick? Lowbrow? Gag comedy? What I didn’t expect was for it to be utterly deadpan... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Capsized canoes and beatboxing
by | March 29, 2015 | 44 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Cheating death I’ve been looking for this for so long! I want to say it was in the ’90s…a poor girl who was loved by a really wealthy music executive (I’m... More »


Drama Casting & News
Unprecedented team back with Six Flying Dragons
by | March 29, 2015 | 55 Comments
I posted about the drama Chaebol’s Daughter possibly getting the post-Heard It Through the Grapevine timeslot on SBS, but looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer to air, because a different drama has secured that slot. Instead of a present-day drama about a rich woman wanting to find someone to love her for... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #388
by | March 27, 2015 | 241 Comments
  Today’s Radio – “집앞에서” (In front of home) [ Download ] Open Thread #387 Open Thread #386 Open Thread #385 Open Thread #384 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 4
by | March 26, 2015 | 97 Comments
With every episode, this show gets darker, more emotionally charged, and harder-hitting. It’s not without its funny moments, but the humor feels more like a necessary interlude between intense scenes, like a chance to take a breath before diving back into the grimness of reality. I’m a bit amazed to realize we’re only two weeks... More »


Drama Casting & News
Noh Min-woo becomes My Unfortunate Boyfriend for cable
by | March 26, 2015 | 36 Comments
We can add yet another Friday-Saturday drama to the ever-growing list, with MBC Dramanet gearing up to launch its upcoming series My Unfortunate Boyfriend, starring Noh Min-woo (Greatest Marriage) and Yang Jin-sung (Bride of the Century). (Everyone’s hopping on the bandwagon these days, following the success tvN has found in that timeslot, even as most... More »


Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 3
by | March 25, 2015 | 59 Comments
Well, nobody ever said being a thirtysomething posing as a high schooler wouldn’t be exasperating—especially when you’ve got a wide-eyed authority figure determined to save you from yourself, and you can’t convince him that you don’t need saving, thank you very much. Our angry mom makes good headway into her investigation, but the trick is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Toons brought to life in Girl Who Sees Smells
by | March 25, 2015 | 25 Comments
How cute: SBS’s mystery-suspense-romantic-comedy series Girl Who Sees Smells has released a set of character drawings corresponding to the actor counterparts, as well as a manwha-inspired poster. These drawings don’t come from the original webtoon series, but it’s cool to see the show tipping its hat to its webtoon origins by rendering the cast —... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sa-rang eyes a return to television with JTBC romance
by | March 25, 2015 | 8 Comments
We just heard about Beloved Eun-dong, JTBC’s upcoming romance melodrama, when Joo Jin-mo signed on, and now the show is about to cast Kim Sa-rang as well (she’s positively considering, yada yada). I’m mostly sure she won’t be the main lead, although as with the previous round of casting news, the news is rather vague.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Yeon-seok for leading man in Hong sisters’ Warm and Cozy
by | March 24, 2015 | 148 Comments
Woohoo, Yoo Yeon-seok (The Informant, Answer Me 1994) is up to play the lead in the new Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! We have some reports that say he’s confirmed, others that it’s not finalized yet (but in the “final negotiation” stage), but in any case this is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo Jin-mo heads to JTBC for heartbreaking romance drama
by | March 24, 2015 | 57 Comments
If you’re a fan of Joo Jin-mo (Empress Ki), you’ll be happy to hear that he is heading to cable for his next project, JTBC’s Beloved Eun-dong, to air in June. It’s a drama about… well, that’s the catch — I’m not quite sure how to finish that thought. After poring over all the articles... More »