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Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum romances Ji Sung(s) in Kill Me, Heal Me
by | January 5, 2015 | 72 Comments
With only a couple days till the show premieres, MBC has released new posters for Kill Me, Heal Me, its “healing romance” featuring Ji Sung (and his seven personalities) falling in love with Hwang Jung-eum, a psychiatric resident. I always find these doctor-patient romances uncomfortable, but if we’re looking for a silver lining, I do... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Odds and Ends: New year’s resolutions
by | January 3, 2015 | 107 Comments
javabeans: Happy New Year! Everybody keep your eyes real open this year, otherwise you might blink and miss it. That must be what happened to 2014. girlfriday: In all fairness, it might not be 2014’s fault. It might just be that age thing. javabeans: Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? I generally don’t make... More »

Drama Casting & News
Im Seulong challenges for UEE’s affections in Ho-gu’s Love
by | January 2, 2015 | 14 Comments
Im Seulong, Han Geun-sub Im Seulong, idol singer (2AM) and actor (Hotel King, Mandate of Heaven), has joined tvN’s upcoming rom-com series Ho-gu’s Love, which has already cast UEE (Gold Rainbow) and Choi Woo-shik (Fated To Love You) in lead roles. He’ll take up a second lead role that had previously been cast with another... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #376
by | January 2, 2015 | 332 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD ships out cast for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 2, 2015 | 57 Comments
The Three Meals a Day spinoff seems to have just settled on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village as its title, and you can’t argue with that since it’s literally that: Na PD taking three actors, plonking them down in a far-off fishing village, and making them work for their three square meals a day.... More »

Drama Casting & News
2014 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 149 Comments
And now for SBS’s awards! I thought yesterday’s ceremony over at MBC was a bit lackluster, but maybe that was more about not really loving MBC’s dramas of the past year and not having seen very many of their winners. It’s a different story over at SBS, which had a bunch of shows (and more... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 8
by | December 30, 2014 | 1,059 Comments
It’s a good thing I write these recaps as I watch the episode and not after already watching it through, because otherwise today’s recap would just be pictures and unintelligible vowel sounds. Like urrrrrrr and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I’m sure that would’ve been entertaining for all of two seconds before you needed to know exactly... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stylish teaser for KBS’s Spy
by | December 30, 2014 | 31 Comments
KBS has released its first teaser for its spy drama Spy (aptly, if obviously, named), and it looks pretty slick. It’s pretty short, but hits the essentials: Mom Bae Jong-ok is “an ordinary mother,” son Kim Jaejoong is “an ordinary son,” and the drama tells of “their non-ordinary mother-son relationship.” That’s an understatement, given that... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 7
by | December 29, 2014 | 141 Comments
Is passive-aggressive Healer not the cutest thing or what? His disguise is both a handy tool and a hindrance, since he’s bound by his secret identity to behave in a certain Bong-soo-like way… which, on the flipside, allows him cover to act blissfully ignorant while getting to be petty and jealous. I could pretty much... More »

Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat shakes up cast lineup for sequel
by | December 29, 2014 | 102 Comments
javabeans: I have some drama news for you, but maybe you should sit down first. So they’re doing a Season 2 of Let’s Eat. girlfriday: Yeah, I know. I’m already on it. Got my bowls of ramyun and my takeout menus at the ready. javabeans: Wait, that’s not all. Season 1’s Yoon Doo-joon is just-about-almost... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2014 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 6]
by | December 29, 2014 | 220 Comments
And now for the Editors’ Picks, which closes out another Year in Review series (and another year, which hardly seems possible, but apparently time stops for no one, no matter how we beg). As ever, we’re grateful to gummimochi and HeadsNo2 for all their awesome recaps and reviews, whether rain or snow or, in some... More »