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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 3
by | July 13, 2016 | 155 Comments
Now that’s more like it. I did already enjoy the first week of Uncontrollably Fond, but today reveals more backstory, and takes enough time to get into the emotions and pathos of the complications in Eul and Joon-young’s past that account for their present-day tensions. It’s not a full picture yet, but whereas last week’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo Jin-mo to become Woman With a Suitcase’s secret helper
by | July 13, 2016 | 34 Comments
Ah, Choi Ji-woo (Twenty Again) may have her leading man for MBC’s Woman With a Suitcase, as Joo Jin-mo (Beloved Eun-dong) is currently in talks to join the production. I’m not convinced the title was quite the right choice for a show about a successful office manager (Choi Ji-woo) who is given a prison sentence... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shin Sung-rok cast as Kim Haneul’s husband in On the Way to the Airport
by | July 12, 2016 | 74 Comments
Ooh, yes, Shin Sung-rok is taking a leading role in On the Way to the Airport, an upcoming human drama on KBS where he’ll play husband to leading lady Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity). Okay, admittedly I’m not sure the plot sounds that thrilling, but it is a good main cast — also with Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
BoA cast in JTBC drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | July 12, 2016 | 27 Comments
Pop star BoA is giving television another go, and has joined JTBC’s upcoming drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, news that both the station and BoA’s management, SM Entertainment, have confirmed. She’d starred in a short two-episode mini-drama three years ago, Anticipate Love (with Daniel Choi, Im Shi-wan, and Kim Ji-won), but... More »

Drama Casting & News
Slow-mo struts and greetings from Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | July 10, 2016 | 51 Comments
It’s not a very long look, but it’s still our first look at upcoming cohabitation rom-com Cinderella and the Four Knights, which recently secured a slot on tvN’s Friday-night lineup and has released a short teaser. It only shows three of the four knights, but even without the last member of the group, they’ve got... More »

Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 17
by | July 8, 2016 | 90 Comments
Just here to fill in, and it’s a job I don’t mind because Mirror of the Witch is, and has consistently been, an engaging, suspenseful, and satisfying show to watch on a regular basis. I won’t say that I’ve never been frustrated, but it’s always been a frustration on behalf of the characters, and not... More »

Drama Recaps
Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 1
by | July 6, 2016 | 185 Comments
Uncontrollably Fond has been one of the more buzzed-about projects of the year, and it finally premiered—to a strong start, upending the Wednesday-Thursday pecking order and claiming the top spot. (It grabbed 12.5% ratings, while Wanted drew 7.0% and Lucky Romance dropped to 6.6%.) I went into Uncontrollably Fond with cautious optimism, not wanting to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Hee-joon joins Lee Min-ho as a con artist for Legend of the Blue Sea
by | July 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
Aw yay, I really like Lee Hee-joon (Yoo-na’s Street, SORI: Voice From the Heart), so I’m pleased to hear he’s joining Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star) and Lee Min-ho (Heirs) in their upcoming big-buzz project, Legend of the Blue Sea. He has met with the team and given his verbal agreement, and final details... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ahn So-hee offered leading role in MBC’s Shopping King Louie
by | July 6, 2016 | 46 Comments
Former Wonder Girl idol Ahn So-hee (Heart to Heart) may be joining the cast of upcoming MBC rom-com Shopping King Louie, which is currently finalizing terms with Seo In-gook (Police Unit 38) to star. She’s been offered a leading role in it, and while her reps were quick to counter reports that she had signed... More »

Drama Recaps
After the Show Ends: Episode 1
by | July 4, 2016 | 28 Comments
The experimental hybrid reality-variety-drama project After the Show Ends premiered this weekend on tvN, and I was eager to check it out—mostly because I’ve been curious to see exactly how the show would pull off its genre-crossing format: There’s the show-within-the-show, Iron Lady, which is a fully produced mini-drama of its own, and then there’s... More »

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2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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