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Last, Time of Dog and Wolf writer returns with Night Light
by | August 16, 2016 | 18 Comments
It’s funny how much it matters how you frame information: When you tell me that the writer of well-received thrillers Time of Dog and Wolf and Last is coming back with a new drama, I get excited; then you tell me that the writer of disappointing historical shows Dr. Jin and Road No. 1 is... More »


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Shin joins the con artists in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | August 15, 2016 | 25 Comments
Another addition has been announced for fantasy-romance Legend of the Blue Sea, one of the big buzz projects of the fall season, which stars Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star) and Lee Min-ho (Heirs). It’s been a couple years since I’ve seen Cross Gene idol-actor Shin (Shin Won-ho) onscreen (in 2012’s Big), and now he’s... More »


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Lee Jung-shin, Jung Da-bin join My Sassy Girl
by | August 12, 2016 | 14 Comments
Finally, we’re moving on in the casting process for SBS’s sageuk drama remake of My Sassy Girl, which seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time casting its lead actress (and then changing its mind in the end anyway). Now the drama is adding CNBLUE’s Lee Jung-shin (Cinderella and the Four Knights), who’s reportedly very... More »


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Eccentrics and noona-lovers for cheery romance Fantastic
by | August 11, 2016 | 117 Comments
Hot on the heels of the main leads, the second leads of JTBC’s upbeat human/romance drama Fantastic have their own character posters now, bringing the total count up to five. The initial posters featured series stars Kim Hyun-joo playing a drama writer with a terminal illness and Joo Sang-wook as the terrible actor who falls... More »


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Seo Hyun-jin joins the Let’s Eat cameo crew in Bring It On, Ghost
by | August 11, 2016 | 28 Comments
Ask, and ye shall receive? When Let’s Eat alums Lee Soo-kyung, Shim Hyung-tak, and Lee Do-yeon all dropped by to make guest appearances for their old PD’s new show, Bring It On, Ghost, I’d wanted Let’s Eat 2′s Seo Hyun-jin (also of Oh Hae-young Again) to come back too, and now she is.... More »


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Bold, faithful, and devilish for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | August 9, 2016 | 70 Comments
It isn’t to say that any K-drama these days lacks for beauty, but KBS fusion fantasy romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is really throwing the pretty at us — leads Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung were lovely in their character posters, and the secondary leads are giving them a run for their money. Here... More »


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Raise a glass (or eight) to Drinking Solo’s drink enthusiasts
by | August 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
Well, the conceit is straightforward and simple: Drinking Solo is about a bunch of people who drink alone, and based on the teaser videos, that’s the way they like it. With the PD of Let’s Eat at the helm, I expect similarly lighthearted and heart-warming tales of bonding through the characters’ love of drink, with... More »


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Unpredictable laughs and tears in JTBC’s Fantastic
by | August 5, 2016 | 47 Comments
You know, you had me at “Joo Sang-wook playing a foot-actor.” It wasn’t until Joo Sang-wook took on comedy (Sly and Single Again, Birth of a Beauty) that I really thought he lit up the screen (though it’s true that his moment of reawakening can be traced back earlier to weekend saga Giant, and then... More »


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Moonlight Drawn By Clouds promises unpredictable, hilarious, heart-stopping romance
by | August 3, 2016 | 105 Comments
I love the outright comedic tone of the Moonlight Drawn By Clouds promos, which acknowledge the outrageousness of its premise — the crown prince falls in love with his eunuch, who’s a girl passing herself off as a man — and are going after that absurdity full-force. I have a lot of fond memories of... More »


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Shin Hye-sun follows Five Kids with Legend of the Blue Sea
by | August 1, 2016 | 68 Comments
We’ve got another addition to the SBS buzz project Legend of the Blue Sea, otherwise known as “That Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho Show, Brought to You by the City Hunter Director and You From Another Star Writer.” Sold, sold, sold, and sold. I’m sure there’s a plot and everything, but there’s so much star... More »