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Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 2, 2014 | 135 Comments
Everyone ready to say goodbye? Cantabile Tomorrow ends its story in the spirit of much of its run, with a touch of sentimentality undercut by silliness and comedy, and buoyed with themes of friendship and growth. It may be time for the characters to move on to the next chapter of their lives, and while... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cover-ups and tragedies drive SBS thriller Punch
by | December 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Punch just keeps looking better and better. The thriller from the writer of The Chaser already seemed hard-edged purely from descriptions, where Kim Rae-won plays a prosecutor with a terminal diagnosis who vows to take down the corrupt on his way out—but now that we’ve seen glimpses of it in action, it appears to be... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 15
by | December 1, 2014 | 99 Comments
Almost at the end! *Sniff* Finale week is upon us, and it definitely starts to feel like we’re heading into the final stretch as we prepare to say goodbye to these characters and take a look back at how far they’ve come. The downside is that the feeling is a bit bittersweet, and I’ve come... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sung Joon signs on as second lead for Jekyll and Me
by | December 1, 2014 | 91 Comments
Aw man, Sung Joon is gonna be another second lead; it’s just been announced that he’ll be taking on a role with SBS’s upcoming Jekyll and Me, joining leads Hyun Bin and Han Ji-min in the multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy. Well, the other multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy (aside from Lee Seung-gi’s Kill Me Heal Me). Jekyll and... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Giving thanks
by | November 29, 2014 | 93 Comments
javabeans: So everyone here in the States is probably still in a turkey-induced coma from Thanksgiving, which was on Thursday, which is when we honor the spirit of gratitude of our colonial forbears who survived particularly harsh conditions in their first year on the continent by watching football and internet shopping. girlfriday: Yes, some things... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rookie actress Im Ji-yeon to romance Lee Seung-gi in Kill Me Heal Me
by | November 28, 2014 | 146 Comments
Oh, interesting: Next year’s multiple-personality rom-com drama Kill Me Heal Me, which is heading into final negotiations with Lee Seung-gi for the lead role, is now in talks to cast rookie actress Im Ji-yeon opposite him. I would have expected the drama to cast somebody with more name recognition, or for somebody like Im to... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #371
by | November 28, 2014 | 257 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Cha Seung-won courted to join Lee Yeon-hee in MBC sageuk
by | November 27, 2014 | 23 Comments
Thank goodness for title changes. The drama formerly operating under the name Splendid Politics has switched to the more straightforward Princess Jeongmyeong, and is courting Cha Seung-won (You’re All Surrounded) to join the production. Lee Yeon-hee (Miss Korea), who was reported to be in the mix earlier this month, is still favorably considering. The MBC... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 14
by | November 25, 2014 | 63 Comments
Aw, this is my favorite episode yet. It made me cry, and it also made me laugh so hard I may have snorted food down the wrong pipe. (The pain was totally worth it.) There’s a thread of bittersweetness and wistfulness that made the episode feel particularly poignant, with characters confronting obstacles, accepting certain truths,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hong sisters plan new drama with Best Love PD
by | November 25, 2014 | 149 Comments
It’s back to the work for the busy Hong sisters writing partners—Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran—who are eyeing a return to MBC for their next series, which would be their tenth drama in ten years. (Who else feels lazy?) Their last drama for MBC was 2011’s Best Love, and this project would reteam them with their... More »