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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
New Journey to the West: Episodes 6-10
by | September 14, 2015 | 21 Comments
Part 6 javabeans: We resume with the race to win monk rights (and zapper possession), and now I’m laughing that we made fun of Ji-won last week for being the dummy (insisting that higher altitude resulted in higher temperatures because of sun proximity), because now Seung-gi looks around and marvels at how much this area... More »

Drama Casting & News
Press conference day for rom-com She Was Pretty
by | September 14, 2015 | 64 Comments
This is rather late for a drama to be having its pre-broadcast press conference—the show airs in two days!—but I suppose better late than never? It’s for MBC’s She Was Pretty, and I hope the lateness of the press conference isn’t indicative of lateness anywhere else. (Press conferences are most commonly held a week prior... More »

Drama Casting & News
The swords come out for Six Flying Dragons’ posters
by | September 14, 2015 | 30 Comments
Ha, my first thought upon seeing this new poster for SBS’s upcoming sageuk Six Flying Dragons was that Yoo Ah-in looks more like a fashion model than a warrior or a royal. Perchance he’s striking a pose to become Joseon’s fiercest model-turned-king? Sure, he’s holding a sword up to Kim Myung-min, but he’s also flashing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yong-pal extension (finally) confirmed, to end with Episode 18
by | September 13, 2015 | 141 Comments
Well, fiiiiiiinally! It sure took SBS freaking forever to decide what to do with its medical-thriller-romance drama Yong-pal, and now it’s confirmed that it will extend by two episodes (not the rumored four). That means it will wrap up with Episode 18, which’ll air on Thursday, October 1. The extension rumors for this drama have... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 6
by | September 12, 2015 | 275 Comments
Aw, I love this episode, which is all sorts of feel-good and satisfying. I love a drama where most of the characters are decent people who come through, and it’s especially satisfying to see that Nora has more people who’ll come through for her than she’d thought. And it’s better still to see that more... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #412
by | September 11, 2015 | 347 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Secrets burned and buried in The Village
by | September 10, 2015 | 47 Comments
Ooh, it’s eerie. I like eerie. SBS’s The Village: Secret of Achiara has released its first teaser, and it’s shrouded in mystery and tension, with a lot of furtive looks by Moon Geun-young in the lead role. It starts off boldly, with Moon burning a newspaper article that describes the death of a family in... More »

Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 19
by | September 9, 2015 | 116 Comments
The show sure is stepping it up for its last couple of weeks; I’m really pleased with the flow of emotions and relationship developments in the past couple of episodes, heading into our finale tomorrow. Scholar Who Walks the Night certainly wasn’t without its missteps and had a pretty wide range of ups and downs,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-suk coaches the cheer squad for Sassy, Go Go
by | September 9, 2015 | 20 Comments
A high school drama’s gotta have teachers, and KBS’s Sassy, Go Go has lined up their faculty with the casting of Kim Ji-suk (Unkind Women), In Kyo-jin (Birth of a Beauty, Gu-am Heo Jun), and Lee Mi-do (Mr. Baek, Mi-rae’s Choice) as teachers, and Park Hae-mi (A Daughter Just Like You, School 2013) as the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Assembling the rescue squad for D-Day
by | September 9, 2015 | 32 Comments
There isn’t much in the way of plot or character information that I can add for JTBC’s disaster-action-thriller drama D-Day, since we’ve already outlined the crucial points: Yup, still about an earthquake that hits Seoul, and yup, still about the emergency medics who are mobilized in the aftermath. So maybe these promo posters and stills... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Rich stalker and baby daddy confusion
by | September 8, 2015 | 56 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Possessive creep Hi! I’m so glad that you have the Name that Drama discussions because this drama has been bugging me for a really long time. It aired around 2008 (the... More »