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Chungmuro/Film News
Oh Snap! To the Grave
by | April 7, 2014 | 19 Comments
I hate when movies release only one still at a time (soooo stingy), but as far as single stills go, this one from action-crime thriller To the Grave is pretty compelling. This is the movie starring Lee Seon-kyun as a cop who makes a mistake that results in a death, then tries to cover it... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki and Yeo Jin-gu partner up in Shoot My Heart
by | April 7, 2014 | 39 Comments
This should make for quite the match-up: Lee Min-ki (Monster, Very Ordinary Couple) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi, Potato Star 2013QR3) are teaming up in a new movie titled Shoot My Heart. Based on an award-winning novel of the same name, Shoot My Heart centers around two young men who both end up in a psychiatric... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Rooftop kisses and masks
by | April 5, 2014 | 68 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Sounds like Taeryn watched her drama while in Korea, but it’s been a few years: I was hoping you could identify this drama for me. It’s been bugging me for years not knowing this drama. I’m... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: The cloud monster
by | April 4, 2014 | 25 Comments
girlfriday: So, I’m not sure how this happened, but another week went by. javabeans: Apparently that’s the thing that time does. Keeps going. girlfriday: Well somebody needs to put a stop to that. Didja do anything fun? javabeans: …that’s a sad question. By which I mean it’s a question that provokes sadness. I guess we’ll... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #337
by | April 4, 2014 | 277 Comments
  Kim Ji-soo – “되돌아간다” [ Download ] Open Thread #336 Open Thread #335 Open Thread #334 Open Thread #333 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Finale Open Thread
by | April 3, 2014 | 133 Comments
Um, we have some good news and some bad news. I’ll start with the bad news because we actually only have bad news. HeadsNo2 was unfortunately in an accident yesterday, and first of all she’s okay, but second of all she’s still banged up and in lots of pain so we’re sending her tons of... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #21
by | April 3, 2014 | 69 Comments
We’re back with another podcast! With so many dramas to talk about, this one’s on the lengthy side, so I’ve tried to delineate the subject breaks clearly so you can skip the stuff about dramas you haven’t seen.   Podcast #21 Running time: 1:29:53 In which we: Start off by revisiting You From Another Star;... More »


Meta
One last reminder: Dramabeans in Boston tomorrow
by | April 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
One last reminder before we’re off to Boston! Our talk at Harvard will be taking place tomorrow night and we’d love to see you there and talk dramas and chat about whatever else comes to mind. Of course if you guys don’t show up Girlfriday and I are totally cool to hang out in an... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Greed and crime drive financial thriller Golden Cross
by | April 3, 2014 | 22 Comments
The first poster’s out for KBS’s Golden Cross, and it looks pretty sleek. It also sort of looks like Kim Kang-woo is hugging himself (and Lee Shi-young), but overall the broken visual effect is kinda cool. The copy on the poster reads: “0.001% of greed, 100% of crimes, 1% of evidence.” It’s mathy, but I’ll... More »


Drama Casting & News
Big Man gets a two-week delay
by | April 3, 2014 | 34 Comments
With all the stations readying its new crop of shows for launch, KBS has decided it would rather push back the premiere of Big Man, the chaebol-stole-my-heart-and-not-in-a-good-way melodrama that was set to take over Full Sun’s soon-to-be-vacated Monday-Tuesday timeslot. So rather than starting at a disadvantage against MBC’s sageuk smash Empress Ki and SBS’s suspenseful... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 9
by | April 2, 2014 | 36 Comments
We’re in the second three-day chunk of Three Days, which escalates the story—and the stakes—nicely, adding a twist and heightening conflict. Despite the dumbness of naming a drama Three Days and then exceeding three days in your timeline, I do think this escalation is working for the story; the initial premise of the first three-day... More »