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Joseon Gunman: Episode 7
by | July 16, 2014 | 41 Comments
Family is the name of the cat-and-mouse game in this episode, as it propels the action toward its cliffhanger of an ending (this drama sure does have the cliffhanger format down, doesn’t it?). But perhaps the actual question should be: Who’s the cat and who’s the mouse? Our hero has been carefully plotting his revenge... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three previews for Three Musketeers
by | July 16, 2014 | 75 Comments
Ooh, these teasers for Three Musketeers sure are gorgeous. Okay, they don’t tell us anything and are far more style than substance, but with a title like that and a background story that’s as (in)famous as that of Crown Prince Sohyeon, who died a mysterious death that has spurred speculation throughout the centuries, I suppose... More »


Drama Recaps
High School: Love On: Episode 1
by | July 14, 2014 | 87 Comments
What an intriguing little show. High School: Love On feels like a curious experiment for KBS, not just with its quirky genre bent but also format. Truth be told, I was expecting this show to be either a mess or to fall by the wayside entirely because for months, KBS kept changing its mind about... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah out of Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 14, 2014 | 285 Comments
The internet has spoken: Yoon-ah will not be taking the lead role in the Korean adaptation of Nodame Cantabile, which by the way is operating under the working title Cantabile Romance. (I suppose it makes sense, since Nodame is the Japanese character’s name and will probably change for a Korean drama.) According to Yoon-ah’s management,... More »


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Odds and Ends: Why do dramas do that?
by | July 13, 2014 | 141 Comments
girlfriday: Guess who’s gonna be at KCON this year? javabeans: You get three guesses and the first two don’t count, considering we already totally let the cat out the bag. girlfriday: Yeah not us. I meant PUPPY! javabeans: Oh right. Although, Seung-gi isn’t on the concert list, so what’s he gonna do there as featured... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-hyuk eyes My Spring Days as comeback drama
by | July 11, 2014 | 19 Comments
I love it when an actor’s army duty speeds by (seemingly) quickly, since so many times it can feel painful waiting for them to return. So I’m happy to hear that Lee Jun-hyuk (Equator Man, City Hunter) is now looking at comeback projects in earnest, having returned to civilian life in March. The project he’s... More »


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Open Thread #351
by | July 11, 2014 | 345 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 6
by | July 10, 2014 | 101 Comments
If he’s telling me to come and get it, I can most certainly oblige. Yes, please, and thank you. The identity game is in full swing, with pretty much everybody questioning the new guy’s resemblance to the old guy, even as they know in their heads that it’s pretty much impossible for them to be... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 5
by | July 9, 2014 | 54 Comments
Gah, nobody beats Lee Jun-ki for expressive eyes. The painnnn, you can just feel it through his gaze. This is an episode that covers a fair bit of setup ground, because we’re starting anew as our hero puts his revenge mission into motion. I’m thankful that the show has done such a compelling job of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Surplus mermaid princess
by | July 9, 2014 | 56 Comments
I don’t know why they didn’t just title Surplus Princess The Little Mermaid instead, since that’s the pun (surplus princess is just a mumble away from sounding like the other title), and also the source material: The story is about an actual mermaid who comes to Seoul in search of true love and has a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Hae-jin turns psychopath for action-crime drama
by | July 9, 2014 | 42 Comments
Park Hae-jin is making the most of his recent wave of popularity (thanks, You From Another Star) to line up his next drama after just wrapping on Doctor Stranger: He’ll be doing a crime-action drama on cable station OCN titled Bad Boys, which he’d previously been considering and has now confirmed. He’ll be stretching his... More »