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Drama Casting & News
Chuno, Runaway PD comes back with cable spy drama Neighborhood Hero
by | August 14, 2015 | 19 Comments
Director Kwak Jung-hwan is in talks to come back with a new blockbuster action-spy drama, this time for cable channel OCN, and here’s to hoping he gives us more of the action and intrigue of Chuno and Conspiracy in the Court that made him famous, rather than the disappointments of hyped follow-up projects Runaway Plan... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #408
by | August 14, 2015 | 732 Comments
  Life and Time – “Returning Home” [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #407 Open Thread #406 Open Thread #405 Open Thread #404 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 11
by | August 12, 2015 | 154 Comments
Our good guys are starting to head in the same direction, which is promising, though there’s still work to be done getting them all on the same page. Or rather, getting them to realize they’re on the same page—but trust is a long game, and takes a while to build. Luckily for us, the episode... More »


Drama Casting & News
Will Cheer Up continue the School hot streak?
by | August 12, 2015 | 32 Comments
A cheerleading drama? In Korea? Okay, KBS, make it work. Cheer Up is the name of a new series being prepped for the Monday-Tuesday slot on KBS, and is set in a high school, telling stories of youthful friendships and loves. Pretty generic description, but since it’s being produced by Contents K, which did the... More »


Drama Casting & News
The fake-turned-real in-law battle begins in Strange Daughter-in-Law
by | August 11, 2015 | 46 Comments
There’s a new teaser out for Strange Daughter-in-Law, but I can’t show it to you (nor can I see it myself), since KBS is strangely determined to keep their online videos unavailable and geo-restricted. Grarrr. Do you want me to watch your dramas or not? Anyway, here are two new posters instead, and the one... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: The KCON 2015 wrap-up
by | August 10, 2015 | 60 Comments
javabeans: I know, I know, we’re totally late in talking about KCON this year, which was a full week ago. We meant to do our wrap-up post earlier, but the problem with taking three of your recapping days off to attend a convention is that you still have to make up those three days. But... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 12
by | August 8, 2015 | 222 Comments
It’s a wonderful episode for emotional growth and forward movement, which perks up my interest just when I was fearing the show was heading into murky waters. All this maturity doesn’t necessarily mean the most happy of trajectories for our characters, but sometimes the pain is a necessary step in taking responsibility for your actions... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #407
by | August 7, 2015 | 278 Comments
  Hello Gayoung – “가끔 네 생각이 나는 걸” (Sometimes I Think of You) [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #406 Open Thread #405 Open Thread #404 Open Thread #403 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won offered lead in SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | August 6, 2015 | 158 Comments
I like this news: Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) is currently considering the drama Goodbye Mr. Black, the recently announced manhwa-adapted series based on a Count of Monte Cristo-inspired premise. She’s not confirmed and has said she’ll wait to see the script before deciding (she’s read the synopsis and reportedly liked it), but if she took... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dasom goes from city-slicker idol to Strange Daughter-in-Law
by | August 6, 2015 | 15 Comments
The first teaser is out for KBS’s Strange Daughter-in-law, formerly titled Killing Mother-in-Law, which was too misleading for the light comedy, and then Taming Mother-in-Law, which some deemed too disrespectful. The first title was a bad one that made me wonder if we were actually talking about murder (it turned out to be a metaphor),... More »


Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 9
by | August 5, 2015 | 82 Comments
Self-sacrifice is the currency of the day, with everyone and their mother (er, father) throwing themselves in the line of fire to save a loved one. It’s not a currency that necessarily buys much, since Big Evil still has them outpaced and outmatched, but there’s nothing like putting our main crew in such dire straits... More »