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Vixx’s N joins OCN’s Tunnel as young police officer
by | January 31, 2017 | 27 Comments
Vixx’s N (real name Cha Hak-yeon) is taking on another drama role, this time in OCN’s time-traveling mystery-crime drama Tunnel. And while I only know him from cheery high school drama Sassy Go Go, I saw enough of his spacey, oddball vibe to figure that he fits the bill for a character described as “mysterious”... More »
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Introverted Boss takes a week off to rewrite and regroup
by | January 30, 2017 | 222 Comments
This is an interesting move, but perhaps an ultimately positive one for the show (one hopes): Introverted Boss, tvN’s currently running Monday-Tuesday drama, is taking a week off the air in a direct effort to correct course and address viewer complaints about the show. The drama was originally slated to air Episodes 5 and 6... More »

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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 20 (Final)
by | January 25, 2017 | 227 Comments
It’s time to say goodbye to this show, which has been a sweetly funny ride all the way through and retains those qualities through its final hour (and regains some of its earlier lightness too, which I enjoyed). It ends a little quietly, but in a way that feels well-suited to its themes, and on... More »

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Lee Jong-seok gets a sunbae and a little brother for While You Were Sleeping
by | January 24, 2017 | 171 Comments
Casting continues on SBS’s upcoming drama While You Were Sleeping, with actress Go Sung-hee (Spy, My Beautiful Bride) signing on and Kim Min-jae (Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, The Lonely Shining Goblin) in talks to join. The series will be a supernatural legal show, set around a woman who dreams of accidents that will befall people... More »

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Shin Hye-sun eyes tvN mystery-thriller Forest of Secrets
by | January 23, 2017 | 18 Comments
Good to see that Shin Hye-sun is keeping up with her busy drama schedule, and is looking to follow up her current (but soon-to-end) gig on Legend of the Blue Sea with a role in tvN’s upcoming Forest of Secrets, the mystery-thriller starring Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Bae Doo-na (Tunnel). The drama centers... More »

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Hidden backs and handholds for Man to Man
by | January 23, 2017 | 38 Comments
In keeping with the feel this show has been promoting all along, the latest teaser posters for JTBC’s Man to Man are snazzy and stylish, with the main characters—Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap), Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War), and Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong)—looking cool and confident. Each character is pictured from the back with their faces... More »

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Moon Chae-won offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017
by | January 22, 2017 | 180 Comments
Time to cross your fingers and send up your collective fan prayers, because Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been offered the lead role in buzz project Bride of the Water God 2017, which will be written by Misaeng and Arang and the Magistrate writer Jung Yoon-jung and directed by Queen In-hyun’s Man and Nine... More »

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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 19
by | January 19, 2017 | 255 Comments
Almost at the end! On one hand, it’s a relief to wrap up our story threads one by one as we head into our finale, leaving only our most central conflict left as the final hurdle. On the other hand, that last hurdle is the highest one yet, so we can’t exactly breathe easily yet.... More »

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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 18
by | January 18, 2017 | 133 Comments
Yay for twists and turns and character revelations! The episode serves up gratification in multiple forms, and while there are still questions up in the air that we’ll have to wait on, I found this hour thoroughly fun and satisfying. It’s nice to be surprised by a twist every now and again, and even better... More »

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Lee Jung-jin joins tvN youth romance The Liar and His Lover
by | January 17, 2017 | 24 Comments
Lee Jung-jin (The K2) is heading over to tvN (or should I say staying there for the time being) for his next project, manga remake project The Liar and His Lover (literally, the title means “she loves lies too much”), in which he’ll be playing a music producer who helps out our hero. (I know,... More »