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Drama Casting & News
Ha Yeon-soo goes to prison for new drama
by | September 11, 2014 | 36 Comments
I’m not sure I would’ve thought to conjure up quirky Ha Yeon-soo as a suggestion in the game of who to cast as a convicted attempted-murderer (at least not in the top thirty, forty names), but she’s chosen to take on the role of one in the upcoming drama Legendary Witch, which will mark her... More »


Drama Casting & News
Gong Hyo-jin off to vacation, then hospital
by | September 10, 2014 | 111 Comments
This seems a little backward to me, but hey, I’m not the (actor playing the) doctor: The cast and crew of SBS’s It’s Okay, It’s Love, which wraps this week, will soon be flying to Thailand for a group vacation, after which series star Gong Hyo-jin is heading back to the hospital. She apparently needs... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 6
by | September 9, 2014 | 21 Comments
javabeans: So we’ve already seen the end of the Peru trip, but this is the special extra episode (the “director’s cut”) that was added on to show us scenes that hadn’t been shown the first time around. I’m always a little iffy on these extra episodes because if they were good scenes, they would have... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Mean sisters and secret wills
by | September 9, 2014 | 60 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Faex’s question is pretty familiar-sounding… (It might even be recapped on this site!) I’ve been thinking of this one drama recently, and it bugs me because I can only remember the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door doles out love, punishment, and tragedy
by | September 9, 2014 | 35 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Secret Door looks so intense and emotional, and I can’t WAIT for it to premiere (two more weeks!). Check out the next two teasers for the sageuk drama about the king who ordered his own son killed, starring Han Seok-kyu as King Yeongjo and Lee Je-hoon as Crown Prince Sado. All I can... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 4
by | September 8, 2014 | 72 Comments
Talk about your worst first day on the job ever. Something tells me that Dal-hyang’s about to face a lot of “worst firsts ever,” though, so he may as well get used to this feeling of constant disorientation. It’ll serve him well over the rest of his tenure serving the prince, who is, finally, outright... More »


Drama Casting & News
Good Doctor producers reteam for Blood
by | September 8, 2014 | 49 Comments
Good Doctor’s writer and director, Park Jae-bum and Kim Min-soo, are reteaming for another project to launch early next year, which is titled Blood. And just as I’m about to joke that the title makes me think of vampires more than doctors, I see that this drama is about vampire doctors. Ha! Also, get thee... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Mutually assured destruction
by | September 7, 2014 | 112 Comments
javabeans: Happy Chuseok weekend, everyone! Technically the holiday isn’t until Monday, but I’m pretty sure everybody’s brains turned off on Friday afternoon anyway. Or maybe it was the mass exodus out of Seoul to everyone’s respective hometowns that killed the brainpower. I swear you’d think from the traffic that the world was ending or something.... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #359
by | September 5, 2014 | 455 Comments
  옥상달빛 (Dalmoon) – “가끔은 그래도 괜찮아” (Sometimes it’s okay) [ Download ] Open Thread #358 Open Thread #357 Open Thread #356 Open Thread #355 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 22 (Final)
by | September 4, 2014 | 50 Comments
Didja think yesterday mostly wrapped up the story, and today’s finale episode would merely be an epilogue? Well you’d be wrong, given how jam-packed with plot this hour is, providing us with a number of twists, turns, and noble sacrifices before we ultimately arrive at our conclusion. It feels good to reach the end of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ah-joong up for legal drama Pride and Prejudice
by | September 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
Pride and Prejudice, the MBC drama formerly titled Lawless World, is now courting Kim Ah-joong (Sign) to play the female lead opposite (potentially) Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013), who was recently offered the drama. Neither actor has confirmed the role but are in the “considering favorably” stage, so I expect a bit more back-and-forthing... More »