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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day: Episode 2
by | October 25, 2014 | 6 Comments
girlfriday: I think we forgot to get something across in our last recap for this show — basically, that it’s hilariously boring. It’s a show in which nothing happens, but is strangely funny because of the meta relationship between Na PD and Seojinnie. javabeans: Oh lol, was that not apparent in way we described them... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Ha-yoon cast as Sweden Laundry’s problem-solving psychic
by | October 24, 2014 | 8 Comments
Cable drama Sweden Laundry now has a leading lady, having just cast Song Ha-yoon (formerly known as Kim Byul, of The Informant and Reset) as its heroine. I quite like her and always wanted her to act more (I thought she would break out after a promising start, but her career slumped for a few... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #366
by | October 24, 2014 | 294 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Oh Snap! From Seo Genie to Seo Genius
by | October 23, 2014 | 22 Comments
When you have two hit shows on your hands, why not use one to parody the other? This poster recently cropped up online, in which tvN uses its new reality program starring Lee Seo-jin and Taecyeon, Three Meals a Day, to parody its variety game show, The Genius. It calls it… drumroll… Seo Genius. The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Psychic heroine heads comic fantasy drama Sweden Laundry
by | October 23, 2014 | 8 Comments
I’m a bit puzzled about this new drama being produced for cable outlets MBC Every1 and MBC Dramanet, but in a curiosity-has-been-piqued sort of way. Sweden Laundry is the name of the “comic fantasy drama,” and it also happens to be the name of an indie band, who will be participating in the OST. That... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Ye-seul struts as a sexy ajumma for Birth of a Beauty
by | October 22, 2014 | 45 Comments
Shooting has commenced on Birth of a Beauty, and Han Ye-seul has glammed up to the nines to play its lead. With a plot that sounds like a drama version of 200 Pound Beauty, the drama is about a woman who slims down drastically and finds that her life changes as one of the pretties.... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 10
by | October 21, 2014 | 43 Comments
This episode is all about parenthood, and in particular, the fraught territory of the father-son relationship. And yet it’s not even about Yeongjo and Sun’s increasingly conflicted relationship—at least, not directly. Everything’ll lead to that relationship in the end, but on the surface today’s plotlines are about other characters’ parental relationships, which then serve as... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pride and Prejudice and posters
by | October 21, 2014 | 24 Comments
Are we drowning in new dramas or what? After a rather sparse month or two, things are picking up pretty quickly with new shows coming all at once (see: Cantabile Tomorrow, Misaeng, Liar Game, Modern Farmer), and included in this crop is MBC’s upcoming Pride and Prejudice, the prosecutor drama that premieres next week. Official... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 3
by | October 20, 2014 | 167 Comments
The orchestra is assembled, the conductor is chosen (…sort of), and the main plotline gets going in earnest, although it’s no easy victory for our hero. His curious relationship with the conductor continues to develop in interesting ways, and we meet more of our supporting cast as we are issued our first big challenge. There’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
JTBC youth drama Heroes casts Lee Elijah
by | October 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Hm, how do I feel about this? JTBC’s “youth drama” Heroes, which recently cast FT Island idol Choi Jong-hoon in the lead, has now cast Lee Elijah (Wonderful Season, Basketball) as another lead. In Heroes, she will play the only character attending university; she’s a computer programming major who, like the typical modern twentysomething, is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ex-Wonder Girl Ahn So-hee to join tvN drama Heart to Heart
by | October 19, 2014 | 13 Comments
The upcoming tvN drama Heart to Heart, which is the first project to come from Coffee Prince director Lee Yoon-jung after her jump from MBC to cable, is set to add Ahn So-hee, perhaps better known as simply Sohee of the Wonder Girls, to its cast. It won’t be the lead part, but the younger... More »