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Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah, Joo Sang-wook’s first stills for Masked Prosecutor
by | May 5, 2015 | 48 Comments
Kim Sun-ah is back! (Okay, I’m also happy that Joo Sang-wook is back, but the guy’s done a lot of shows recently and I’ve enjoyed most of them, so my anticipation right now is more about her. Sorry dude, but that’s just how the law of scarcity works!) KBS’s Masked Prosecutor has begun shooting, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat 2 dishes out two extra servings
by | May 4, 2015 | 51 Comments
Thanks to a solid ratings performance and positive viewer response, cable drama Let’s Eat 2 is getting a two-episode extension, putting its total episode count at 18. The drama has been pulling in respectable ratings numbers for tvN in the 2% range; the most recent episode drew an average rating of 2.3% with a high... More »

Drama Casting & News
Byun Yo-han in talks to join Six Flying Dragons
by | May 4, 2015 | 37 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve seen an actor skyrocket to fame so quickly, but I’m happy for Byun Yo-han, who followed up his star-making role in Misaeng with the soon-to-premiere Ex-Girlfriend Club, and is now in talks to join another drama right afterward, the SBS historical drama Six Flying Dragons. When you’re on a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bashful high school crushes in Orange Marmalade
by | May 1, 2015 | 68 Comments
The second teaser is out for KBS’s fantasy romance Oranage Marmalade, and in contrast to the first one’s pain and tears, this teaser’s full of sweet and cute. Phew! Why didn’t they lead with this one? Not that I have anything against sensitive, heartwrenching teen stories about impossible interspecies romance, but too much angsting had... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #393
by | May 1, 2015 | 247 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Masked Prosecutor loses Ohn Joo-won, gains Eom Ki-joon
by | April 30, 2015 | 28 Comments
Eom Ki-joon, Ohn Joo-wan In a bit of a bad news/good news deal, we have Masked Prosecutor losing one of its supporting actors, Ohn Joo-wan (Punch, Surplus Princess), though it’s signing on Eom Ki-joon (Golden Cross) to replace him. So while I wish Ohn Joo-wan the best in recovering from the health issue that took... More »

Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 13
by | April 29, 2015 | 75 Comments
What a supremely satisfying episode. It’s still early enough that things aren’t yet wrapped up and there’s still lots of fight left in store for us, but this episode is chock-full of important developments and major character progressions. I love the way this drama finds human touches in (almost) everybody, so that even when a... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS lines up Wed-Thurs slot with historical and political fare
by | April 29, 2015 | 30 Comments
KBS has announced a couple more projects in the pipeline for later this year, and while details are still a bit sparse, the basic descriptions should be enough to give us a preliminary idea. Both shows sound rather ambitious, for different reasons, with one a sprawling historical drama and the other set in the world... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 5
by | April 28, 2015 | 21 Comments
javabeans: We resume in Meteora, and the party huffs and puffs their way up the many many stairs that take them to the top of the hillside. It’s funny how it’s a little sad to watch the halbaes struggling, until you cut over to Ji-woo who seems in worse shape than them as she staggers... More »

Drama Casting & News
Disaster to hit JTBC with D-Day
by | April 28, 2015 | 62 Comments
I have some good news and some bad news for you, and I’ll let you guys untangle what’s what. Cable station JTBC has announced a new drama that they’ve got in the works, titled (tentatively) D-Day, and it’s a disaster drama set in Seoul. The reports don’t specify what kind of disaster it is other... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Guns blazing and plots in motion for period action movie Assassination
by | April 28, 2015 | 104 Comments
Ha Jung-woo, Jeon Ji-hyun, and Lee Jung-jae as a trio of badasses? By now those things are just a given considering their track record (Ha: Kundo, The Terror Live; Jeon: You From Another Star, The Thieves; Lee: Face Reader, New World), but that doesn’t make their new period action film Assassination look any less fun.... More »