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Drama Casting & News
Sooyoung, Kam Woo-sung a potential match-up for My Spring Days
by | June 30, 2014 | 34 Comments
This is a casting notice I still have to wrap my head around: Girls Generation idol Sooyoung (Dating Agency Cyrano) and Kam Woo-sung (King Geunchogo) are currently in contention to play the leads of MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama My Spring Days. This is the drama about a woman with a terminal illness who gets a... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Zombie apocalypse
by | June 28, 2014 | 62 Comments
javabeans: Shall we pick more questions from the beanut gallery to start with? girlfriday: Sure. Let’s see… lots of people asked about the World Cup, though I already stopped watching because Korea lost. javabeans: You mean your cute player on the Korean team lost. girlfriday: Yes, poor Son Heung-min! And he even cried! It was... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #349
by | June 27, 2014 | 209 Comments
  The Barberettes – “한 여름밤의 꿈” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) [ Download ] Open Thread #348 Open Thread #347 Open Thread #346 Open Thread #345 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 2
by | June 26, 2014 | 107 Comments
More good stuff! I don’t know what appeals to me more, the action, the romance, the humor, the political intrigue, or the revenge looming on the horizon—but as far as I’m concerned that’s a good thing since it means Joseon Gunman is doing an effective job juggling all of its elements. Episode 2 had a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo tests love with Temptation
by | June 26, 2014 | 31 Comments
The first teaser and initial stills are out for SBS’s upcoming melodrama Temptation, which initially seemed like it would center around the married couple where the husband (Kwon Sang-woo) is persuaded to take up the offer of an older rich businesswoman. But with Choi Ji-woo cast as the CEO with an indecent proposal, now it... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 1
by | June 25, 2014 | 122 Comments
I wasn’t disappointed! And given how ridiculously excited I was for Joseon Gunman, surely that says a lot, doesn’t it? I had expectations, they were unreasonably high, and they were met. The show is similar to The Princess’s Man (the obvious comparison, given the PD connection), but I mean that only in the best of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dr. Champ, Scent of a Woman producers reteam for SBS
by | June 25, 2014 | 23 Comments
javabeans: New SBS drama alert! It’s a Wednesday-Thursday drama to air later in September after It’s Okay, It’s Love, but I… don’t know what that title means. girlfriday: Songpoyoo? You in Songpo? javabeans: Or you mean poyoo as in suckling a baby? girlfriday: Mr. Yoo in Songpo? Songpo Suckling? javabeans: Ohhh. Waiiiiiit. Is it by... More »


Drama Casting & News
OCN’s crime thriller Reset adds Song Ha-yoon
by | June 24, 2014 | 7 Comments
Another cast member has joined OCN’s crime-melo-noir drama Reset, formerly titled Ten Days Ago and then Crying Game. That’s a lot of changing before the drama’s even begun filming, but I do hope this name sticks. Song Ha-yoon is the new addition, and she plays a woman who harbors a “sadness and pain that cannot... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Jin-yi scores loveline with Sung Joon in Discovery of Romance
by | June 24, 2014 | 22 Comments
Remember when I was all sad about Sung Joon being doomed to second fiddle status in Discovery of Romance, to love and lose Jung Yumi in classic second lead fashion? I feel better now, because Yoon Jin-yi (Mandate of Heaven, A Gentleman’s Dignity) has just been added to the KBS rom-com series, and she’s all... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Twin sacrifice and contract marriage
by | June 23, 2014 | 61 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   sapphirepink’s drama was fairly recent, so there should be a fair chance somebody recognizes the plot: I was wondering about this drama’s title, I hope you can help me. I watched... More »


Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 20 (Final)
by | June 21, 2014 | 69 Comments
Here we are, at the end of the psychopath’s road. Mysteries (what’s left of them) are explained, our heroes come to an understanding of sorts, and hitherto unsolved investigations are closed. I would say all of our major plotlines are resolved, and characters receive a measure of closure. As for justice—is that served? Hm, I... More »