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Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 19
by | May 18, 2016 | 40 Comments
We’re almost at the end! While I’d like to tell you all that my excitement is because we’re nearing the climax of a thrilling ride and about to get answers to the questions that have kept us guessing all along, I can’t quite bring myself to see the glass being that half-full. Mostly I’m glad... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yeon Woo-jin drops in on Oh Hae-young Again for cameo
by | May 17, 2016 | 52 Comments
Aw, sometimes (or maybe most times) I really wish drama cameo appearances were longer. Yeon Woo-jin has just been announced as making an appearance on tvN’s newest hit, Oh Hae-young Again, and I feel like I’m just gonna want to see more of him. (It was this PD, Song Hyun-wook, who cast him in Marriage... More »


Drama Recaps
An introduction to Dramaworld: Episodes 1-3
by | May 16, 2016 | 64 Comments
javabeans: Viki released its first original web series called Dramaworld last month, and since we were invited to screen it at its premiere, we figured we’d weigh in on it. At least the first part of it, since Viki is releasing the episodes gradually; I believe six episodes are viewable now, though subscribers with premium... More »


Drama Casting & News
Wanted secures cast in Kim Ah-joong, Uhm Tae-woong, Ji Hyun-woo
by | May 16, 2016 | 38 Comments
Well, phew! Wanted has a cast, which is a relief because a few possible castings fell through (Kim Hyun-joo, Jin Gu) with just over a month until its premiere, and since the thriller premise sounded intriguing, I’d hoped the show would pull it together. Now it’s secured its three main leads: Kim Ah-joong (Punch), Uhm... More »


Drama Casting & News
Black-and-white couple for fantasy-romance Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
by | May 15, 2016 | 115 Comments
How many different ways can Lee Jun-ki look ethereally beautiful in sageuk garb? After all the many historical projects he’s done thus far (King and the Clown, Iljimae, Arang and the Magistrate, Joseon Gunman, Scholar Who Walks the Night) you’d think he’d start repeating looks, but apparently when you’re Lee Jun-ki, you never run out... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ha Suk-jin in talks to headline 1% of Anything remake
by | May 15, 2016 | 28 Comments
Ha Suk-jin, as Kang Dong-won? It’s a little odd to think of it, when you consider that both actors are almost the same age (Kang is a year older) and the original drama aired 13 years ago, but you know, why not? I’m all for a remake of the old-school contract-marriage romance 1% of Anything,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Girlfriends and love interests added to Entourage
by | May 15, 2016 | 26 Comments
Ahn So-hee, Kim Hye-in I’d wondered when we’d be getting more ladies in the Entourage cast, with only f(x)’s Amber named thus far; I know the show is heavily male-centric and more about the bromance and exploits among the boys of the entourage and their immediate circle of agents and industry types, but we can’t... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon Seo-hee cast in tvN hybrid variety-reality-drama
by | May 13, 2016 | 20 Comments
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon So-hee When news was first released about tvN taking on a new program in the “variety drama” hybrid format, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant by that term. Now casting confirmations are in, and I’m still not clear about After the Show Ends and what makes it variety, though my interest... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Moon Geun-young takes the lead in mystery film Glass Garden
by | May 12, 2016 | 13 Comments
Moon Geun-young (Sado) is heading back to the big screen, signing on to a new film titled Glass Garden, in which she plays an interestingly mysterious heroine. It sounds like it’ll be an intriguing role for her, and while she was just in a mysterious thriller, SBS’s Village: Secret of Achiara, she didn’t get to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Helpers and colleagues cast for MBC suspense drama W
by | May 12, 2016 | 52 Comments
Lee Tae-hwan, Kang Ki-young A whole crop of supporting roles have been announced for MBC’s “romantic suspense melodrama” W, which stars Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger) and Han Hyo-joo (Dong Yi) and comes from the writer of Nine and Queen Inhyun’s Man. I’ve been eager for more information about this drama because what little was released... 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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