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Drama Casting & News
Madame Antoine pairs Jang Mi-hee with Jung Jin-woon in May-December romance
by | November 10, 2015 | 49 Comments
This is quite the unexpected pairing: JTBC’s upcoming quirky rom-com series Madame Antoine has just cast veteran actress Jang Mi-hee (Unkind Women) to act opposite Jung Jin-woon (Marriage Not Dating) in a May-December romance that’ll form one of the supporting storylines. I’m not sure anybody could have seen that one coming — she’s long been... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh My Venus teases secret heirs and diets
by | November 9, 2015 | 65 Comments
New teaser(s) for Oh My Venus are out! (The qualified plural is because one was released days ago but KBS made it difficult to find a copy that was viewable internationally. And of course, now that that one’s uploaded to Youtube, they’ve made the newest one unavailable for embedding here, so you’ll have to hop... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Sacrificing mothers and bad sisters
by | November 8, 2015 | 70 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Now that’s motherly sacrifice So I watched this drama back around 1999-2001. It’s about this woman whose husband had a mistress, and this mistress gave birth the same day the wife gave birth to her son.... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #420
by | November 6, 2015 | 260 Comments
  d.ear – “시간이 흐른다는 건” (That time flows) [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #419 Open Thread #418 Open Thread #417 Open Thread #416 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 10
by | November 5, 2015 | 41 Comments
Aw, our gullible, simple-minded petty officer is growing up, even if it’s in tiny little baby steps. Though I did find his naivety mildly frustrating in past episodes, the more he is challenged, the graver his demeanor becomes, and it’s a gratifying progression into adulthood. Though I wouldn’t mind a return of the cute every... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 9
by | November 4, 2015 | 24 Comments
You can always count on Village to have a shocker for an ending, and this episode delivers. The show isn’t always shocking in the same way, which I appreciate; some episodes it’s gruesome, others chilling, or just a plain surprise, as in today. And it’s nice to see that a dead girl is still causing... More »

Drama Casting & News
First official still from tvN’s Cheese in the Trap
by | November 4, 2015 | 50 Comments
Webtoon-adapted campus drama Cheese in the Trap has stirred quite a bit of buzz even before we’d seen a single frame from it—the webtoon has really avid fans—but at least now the show has released its first official still, giving us a peek at the two leads. Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys) plays Yoo-jin, described as... More »

Drama Casting & News
Secret writer returns with new melodrama
by | November 2, 2015 | 72 Comments
The writer of 2013’s hit melodrama Secret is coming back with a new drama, and if you liked Secret’s brand of addictive makjang (a heroine trampled by society who bounces back, a hero burning for revenge who falls in love with his target) you may also enjoy this new series, which sounds like it’s aiming... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jia fall in love across time and in dreams for Snow Lotus
by | November 2, 2015 | 35 Comments
It’s only a two-episode drama, but SBS has announced an airdate later this month for Snow Lotus, a fantasy melodrama starring Ji Jin-hee (Blood, I Have a Lover) and Lee Jia (Thrice Married Woman) that traverses dreams and reality and apparently also the time-space continuum, since the love story incorporates a timeline a thousand years... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Suzy transforms into Joseon-era singer in Dorihwaga (Sound of a Flower)
by | November 2, 2015 | 55 Comments
Historical film Dorihwaga (English title: The Sound of a Flower), based on a true story about a famous pansori master and the pupil who becomes the country’s first official female pansori singer, is set to premiere later this month and recently released these promo posters and stills. The promos mostly feature the two leads, Ryu... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Underdogs and overdogs
by | November 1, 2015 | 71 Comments
girlfriday: I love Sassy Go Go. Okay, maybe I love Ji-soo in Sassy Go Go, but whatever, same diff. javabeans: I have a love-hate relationship with it, in that it’s super cute, but also makes my blood boil. girlfriday: What? But everybody loves a good underdog story! javabeans: Yes, and I do too, they’re just... 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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