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Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 17
by | September 2, 2015 | 43 Comments
Now we’re getting somewhere! After the lack of movement last week—getting through those two plot-stagnant episodes was a chore, I’ll tell you—we have a nice uptick in tempo today, with scholar-nim working through a fresh strain of angst. I’d say it’s amazing how much of a difference it makes when a story moves on from... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Eun-ji offered lead in cheerleading drama Sassy, Go Go
by | September 2, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jung Eun-ji (Trot Lovers, Answer Me 1997) may be going back to high school for her next project—she’s currently considering a role in KBS’s cheerleading drama Sassy, Go Go, the new title for the show formerly known as Cheer Up. (It’s not too late to convince KBS to change the name back, is it?) She’s... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Twisty mouths and kissing in the dark
by | September 1, 2015 | 67 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Mouth-twister I’m emailing because of a drama I can’t seem to remember much at all. I asked and looked everywhere but can’t seem to find it. All I remember was a... More »

Drama Casting & News
The upward climb begins in KBS’s Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | September 1, 2015 | 52 Comments
The first teaser for KBS’s sageuk drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015 gave us a taste of the overall premise of the drama (merchants of Joseon!) but not its plot (…what about the merchants of Joseon?), so I’m glad that the second teaser shows a little more of the story. (A little. I’ll still take it.)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh My God eyes December premiere on KBS
by | September 1, 2015 | 39 Comments
Oh My God, the romantic-comedy series starring So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun) and Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate), is inching closer to getting on the air, with latest reports putting it as a December drama in KBS’s Monday-Tuesday lineup. News initially stated that the schedule was confirmed, but follow-up reports hastened to clarify that the... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Confess your drama addiction stories
by | August 31, 2015 | 127 Comments
I can’t believe it was so long ago, but girlfriday and I were recently reminiscing on the hilarious stories we’d collected the first time we put out a call for Drama Addiction Stories (you can read some of the top entries here), and decided we should really ask for more of them. Because we here... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yook Sung-jae considers joining the Village ranks
by | August 31, 2015 | 45 Comments
I like the names that keep cropping up for SBS’s mystery-thriller drama The Village: Secret of Achiara, which has been adding solid actors like Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Shin Eun-kyung (Oh My Ghostess), Ohn Joo-wan (Punch), and Kim Jae-wook (Age of Feeling). On top of liking the actors, it also suggests that the... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 1
by | August 28, 2015 | 122 Comments
It’s a promising beginning for Twenty Again, which starts off by putting our heroine in some sad places but does so with a nice touch of humor—she may feel sad, but the show maintains a lightness and sense of comedy that promises a more buoyant future. I like this approach, because I don’t want to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum on building her character for She Was Pretty
by | August 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Three weeks out from She Was Pretty’s premiere, the MBC romantic comedy is ramping up its promotion. We recently got a cute teaser out of leads Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon, and now we have a new promo shot of Hwang (…just the one, stingy bastards), as well as a brief interview with her about... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #410
by | August 28, 2015 | 364 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
First teaser introduces the merchants of Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | August 27, 2015 | 48 Comments
Here’s our first look at KBS’s upcoming sageuk drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015, the late-Joseon-era series centering around the success story of one man (Jang Hyuk) who worked his way up from being the inheritor to a defunct inn to becoming one of the most successful merchants in the nation. In the teaser, Jang Hyuk’s... More »