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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 10
by | October 8, 2014 | 38 Comments
girlfriday: Aw, it’s already the start of the last day for the boys. After trekking around forever to get the best room he could find, Yeon-seok sits down to count out the money they have left to spend. Strangely it’s a lot, considering that they were given very little to begin with, and the show... More »


Drama Casting & News
Masks, blindfolds, and betrayal in Liar Game
by | October 8, 2014 | 55 Comments
Liar Game has released some more promotional shots as it heads toward its premiere (in two weeks), such as the poster above which labels the show as an “extreme psychological chase drama.” (It’s rather handy that tvN likes to attach little descriptive taglines to their shows, giving us the convenient, bite-sized nutshell up front. High... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Kang-hee, Lee Dong-gun as possible love interests for tvN romance
by | October 8, 2014 | 47 Comments
Casting has begun on Heart to Heart, the new drama from Coffee Prince director Lee Yoon-jung, who recently made the jump from broadcast television to CJ E&M; she resigned from MBC in May, and this’ll be her first project for tvN. The two actors currently in consideration for the leads are Choi Kang-hee (Level 7... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day, with a heaping side of bickering
by | October 7, 2014 | 39 Comments
What is it about eating in slow motion that just makes it hilarious? Or is it slow motion in general that makes everything hilarious? Or really, maybe it’s just the obvious point: It’s Na PD that makes things hilarious. The first trailer has come out for Na PD’s new food-related variety program, Three Meals a... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 5
by | October 6, 2014 | 12 Comments
A rich episode for character development, and it’s surprisingly full of moments of sincerity in a world that’s populated by so many glib, false-speaking snakes. We have this in multiple relationships, but most significantly in our central, most heart-tugging one between the king and the prince. The problem with them, though, isn’t necessarily whether these... More »


Drama Casting & News
A misunderstood first encounter in Legendary Witches
by | October 6, 2014 | 16 Comments
With a few weeks left till its premiere, new MBC drama Legendary Witches has released the first stills from the drama, which look rather moody and picturesque for a show (1) that’s about chaebol machinations, ex-convicts, and underdog fights; and (2) supposedly lighthearted. I suppose it’s not impossible to be all those things at once,... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Awards are great/terrible, we love/hate them
by | October 4, 2014 | 68 Comments
javabeans: Omg why did all the red carpet events come at once? You have a whole, quiet spring and summer and then BAM! Fall happens and suddenly everybody wants prizes. girlfriday: I know, it’s like a fire sale for golden statues or something. I’m convinced we must’ve done something to anger the heavens this week,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Buil Film Awards
by | October 3, 2014 | 18 Comments
I know, another red carpet event, which brings us to three in three days. This one, the Buil Film Awards, is actually in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival, which we posted about yesterday and which’ll be running for the next week and a half. The Buil Film Awards was a much smaller event... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #363
by | October 3, 2014 | 342 Comments
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Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 2, 2014 | 57 Comments
It’s red carpet season! I both love and hate awards/festival season (fall-winter, mostly) because on one hand, it’s never a burden to look at scores of beautiful people strutting a formal event looking (mostly) their best, but on the other, these posts can be massive and a pain to compile. But let our pain be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Liar Game’s naive heroine, shrewd lifeline, and mysterious gamemaster
by | October 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
Here we have our first teaser for tvN’s remake of Japanese drama Liar Game, which, in the way of all tvN previews, is short but stylish. It’s more of a conceptual teaser than a plot-based one, but gets across the premise neatly: There’s a game involving money that requires you to abandon all trust in... More »