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Drama Casting & News
Hong sisters plan new drama with Best Love PD
by | November 25, 2014 | 149 Comments
It’s back to the work for the busy Hong sisters writing partners—Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran—who are eyeing a return to MBC for their next series, which would be their tenth drama in ten years. (Who else feels lazy?) Their last drama for MBC was 2011’s Best Love, and this project would reteam them with their... More »


Drama Casting & News
Will Liar Game produce a Season 2?
by | November 25, 2014 | 132 Comments
Ah, now this I could get behind! The producers of tvN’s Liar Game are now hinting at the possibility of a Season 2, which would be great because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the smart, slick first season and would be thrilled to see more Lee Sang-yoon on my screen in Ha Woo-jin form. (He’s sizzling hot... More »
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Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 13
by | November 24, 2014 | 85 Comments
Sometimes I wonder whether the show would be served by upping the conflict and angst quotient, but then cuteness like this reminds me that entertainment doesn’t always necessitate a dramatic push-pull movement, and that minor triumphs can be just as satisfying to watch as the climactic, grandiose ones. It is probably safe to say that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin, Sohn Eun-seo the latest potential additions to Twinkle Twinkle
by | November 24, 2014 | 20 Comments
Jang Shin-young, Bae Soo-bin, Sohn Eun-seo Hm, SBS is going through a lot of shuffling for its upcoming weekend drama Twinkle Twinkle My Heart, which has already changed its title (from Goddess of Sales) and gained and lost some stars, most recently Kim Jung-eun and Kim Su-ro. Jang Shin-young (My Spring Days) has been floated... More »


Drama Casting & News
Blood looks to Jung Il-woo for vampire doc lead
by | November 24, 2014 | 69 Comments
Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) won’t be taking on KBS’s upcoming fantasy-medical vampire drama Blood after all — his schedule didn’t work out, which is no surprise given how jam-packed that sucker is — but at least Jung Il-woo is in the mix to take the leading role, which dulls the disappointment a bit. I’m... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lineup secured for action comedy Steal a Top Star
by | November 21, 2014 | 8 Comments
Oh Chang-seok, Kim Jung-heon I admit that I only paused to read this story because the movie’s title caught my eye — Mission: Steal a Top Star — but hey, it’s a good title. It’s the kind of thing that tells you right away what to expect, while also making you think, Yes, I will... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #370
by | November 21, 2014 | 302 Comments
  Akdong Musician – “시간과 낙엽” (Time and fallen leaves) [ Download ] Open Thread #369 Open Thread #368 Open Thread #367 Open Thread #366 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cameras begin rolling on SBS’s Punch
by | November 20, 2014 | 20 Comments
Ah, finally: The first stills have started to trickle out from the production of Punch, SBS’s upcoming thriller from the writer of The Chaser and Empire of Gold, which began filming on November 11. And my, am I glad to see Kim Rae-won back in dramas, looking so sharp that I actually didn’t recognize him... More »


Drama Casting & News
Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia
by | November 19, 2014 | 13 Comments
And cable keeps churning them out. This time it’s the cable station KBS N, which has just announced the main lineup for its upcoming romance drama Miss Mamma Mia, starting with Kang Byul (Mandate of Heaven, Kim Suro) as the lead. The drama’s about a young single mother raising a five-year-old daughter on her own,... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 12
by | November 18, 2014 | 70 Comments
With old problems finding resolution, we open the door for new goals and new directions, though what remains is still one of the things I like best about the show, is that the characters stick around to guide each other along. Of course, all that serious personal growth doesn’t mean we’re lacking the petty rivalries... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost hopes for another adaptation success story
by | November 18, 2014 | 21 Comments
OCN is getting ready to launch Dr. Frost, its webtoon-adapted psychological procedural drama that just held its press conference on November 18, where the cast talked about its expectations and character descriptions. The drama stars Song Chang-eui as the frosty-haired (and frosty-hearted?) lead character who teaches psychology, tends bar, and can read the minutest details... More »