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Moon Chae-won offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017
by | January 22, 2017 | 178 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 »


Drama Recaps
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 »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jung-jin joins tvN youth romance The Liar and His Lover
by | January 17, 2017 | 23 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung to fight back from behind bars in SBS’s Defendant
by | January 16, 2017 | 22 Comments
There’s certainly no missing the motif in these latest posters for the upcoming SBS drama Defendant, with Ji Sung (Entertainer) behind bars and a stern-looking Eom Ki-joon (Masked Prosecutor) determined to ensure that he stay there. The premise of the drama is a bit like The Fugitive with a dash Remember–Son’s War mixed in: A... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 17
by | January 12, 2017 | 187 Comments
Today is packed with revelations, confessions, and bends in the road, which makes it fitting for being the first episode to finally break that 20% ratings barrier (20.8% was the number). Of course, I’m sure the lack of competition had a part in it (its MBC and KBS rivals aired their finales yesterday), but hey,... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 16
by | January 11, 2017 | 232 Comments
The pieces are falling into place, and while that results in happy resolutions in some instances, we’re also blowing open new discoveries in others. We’re starting to see close to the complete picture, but the challenge is for the characters to understand how the pieces they’re privy to add up as a whole, and what... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara up to become a Housewife Detective
by | January 9, 2017 | 31 Comments
Ah, interesting casting change: Jang Nara (One More Happy Ending) is now up for the upcoming slice-of-life comedic drama Housewife Detective, which was just the other day announced as Park Jin-hee’s (Memory) potential next project. Reports have since clarified that Park’s connection to the drama was overstated, and that she was merely one possibility out... More »


Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 12
by | January 7, 2017 | 733 Comments
If you’ve been a fan of every minute of Goblin, this episode won’t change your opinion—but it may if you’ve been someone who’s felt hot and cold about the show depending on the story focus, in which I suspect this’ll be a good episode for you (us). It’s rich in emotional development, finding touching moments... More »


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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 14
by | January 4, 2017 | 176 Comments
Yay, I’m pleased with where we’re heading, and how, every time I worry about possibly dragging out a budding conflict or potential complication, the show actually moves right along and progresses to the next phase. I don’t know if there’s an objective measure for what ideally paced plot is, but I do think this writer... More »