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Drama Casting & News
Slow-mo struts and greetings from Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | July 10, 2016 | 51 Comments
It’s not a very long look, but it’s still our first look at upcoming cohabitation rom-com Cinderella and the Four Knights, which recently secured a slot on tvN’s Friday-night lineup and has released a short teaser. It only shows three of the four knights, but even without the last member of the group, they’ve got... More »

Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 17
by | July 8, 2016 | 90 Comments
Just here to fill in, and it’s a job I don’t mind because Mirror of the Witch is, and has consistently been, an engaging, suspenseful, and satisfying show to watch on a regular basis. I won’t say that I’ve never been frustrated, but it’s always been a frustration on behalf of the characters, and not... More »

Drama Recaps
Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 1
by | July 6, 2016 | 185 Comments
Uncontrollably Fond has been one of the more buzzed-about projects of the year, and it finally premiered—to a strong start, upending the Wednesday-Thursday pecking order and claiming the top spot. (It grabbed 12.5% ratings, while Wanted drew 7.0% and Lucky Romance dropped to 6.6%.) I went into Uncontrollably Fond with cautious optimism, not wanting to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Hee-joon joins Lee Min-ho as a con artist for Legend of the Blue Sea
by | July 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
Aw yay, I really like Lee Hee-joon (Yoo-na’s Street, SORI: Voice From the Heart), so I’m pleased to hear he’s joining Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star) and Lee Min-ho (Heirs) in their upcoming big-buzz project, Legend of the Blue Sea. He has met with the team and given his verbal agreement, and final details... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ahn So-hee offered leading role in MBC’s Shopping King Louie
by | July 6, 2016 | 46 Comments
Former Wonder Girl idol Ahn So-hee (Heart to Heart) may be joining the cast of upcoming MBC rom-com Shopping King Louie, which is currently finalizing terms with Seo In-gook (Police Unit 38) to star. She’s been offered a leading role in it, and while her reps were quick to counter reports that she had signed... More »

Drama Recaps
After the Show Ends: Episode 1
by | July 4, 2016 | 28 Comments
The experimental hybrid reality-variety-drama project After the Show Ends premiered this weekend on tvN, and I was eager to check it out—mostly because I’ve been curious to see exactly how the show would pull off its genre-crossing format: There’s the show-within-the-show, Iron Lady, which is a fully produced mini-drama of its own, and then there’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Meet the imperial prince lineup in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo posters
by | July 4, 2016 | 163 Comments
What is it about Lee Jun-ki dramas and beautifully cinematic posters? And yes, I know some of you have expressed a distinct lack of admiration for some of his looks in previously released stills, but we’ll have to just chalk that up to y’all being nuts because great Scott he is amazingly elfin, bloody, and... More »

Odds and Ends: Meat in the city
by | July 1, 2016 | 49 Comments
HeadsNo2: So, KCON. That was a thing we went to. javabeans: It happened. It’ll happen again. gummimochi: And next time, we won’t stay at the skeevy apartment. HeadsNo2: You know how Airbnb says “Don’t go there, live there?” Well, we lived there. We definitely got a taste of what living in Newark was like. gummimochi:... More »

Drama Casting & News
After the Show Ends, romance blooms and “reality” begins
by | June 30, 2016 | 50 Comments
I’ve been intrigued by this new “reality-variety drama” concept ever since I first heard about it, and now we’re just a day away from the premiere of tvN’s After the Show Ends, which purports to be both a drama and reality-type series in one. That sounds contradictory, but I’m looking forward to how the show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Bo-young offered lead in SBS’s Advance
by | June 29, 2016 | 28 Comments
Aha, finally we have movement on Advance, the new drama from the writer of Punch and The Chaser, Park Kyung-soo, which was initially planned for an August launch but got pushed back (its planned timeslot going to Scarlet Heart: Goryeo instead). It’s now courting Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift — 14 Days) to star, which would... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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