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Triple: Episode 7
by | July 7, 2009 | 66 Comments
I am really liking this drama. I wonder if those who are disappointed in Triple were expecting something more trendy, something more Coffee Prince-ish. It doesn’t have the angst or intensity of Coffee Prince, but I’m not disappointed with Triple at all. Rather than comparing to CP, I get more of a My Sweet Seoul... More »

Drama Casting & News
New figure skating drama Can’t Lose with Moon Geun-young
by | July 7, 2009 | 18 Comments
I’m a little surprised at this, but not in a bad way: Rumors are swirling that Moon Geun-young will take the lead in a new figure-skating-themed drama series, Can’t Lose [질 수 없다]. (Her management confirmed that she is considering the role but hasn’t made a final decision yet.) I’d heard about Can’t Lose back... More »

Drama Casting & News
Swine flu interrupts production for Swallow the Sun
by | July 6, 2009 | 21 Comments
Eep! The team working on SBS’s new big-budget Wednesday-Thursday drama Swallow the Sun has been hit by swine flu as four crew members have tested positive for the illness. With only a day (and a half) left before its July 8 premiere, the production has been advised by health officials to prioritize the health of... More »

Celebrity News
Rain eyes a return to television dramas
by | July 6, 2009 | 41 Comments
Singer, actor, fashion designer, entertainment company CEO, and all-around entertainer Rain is said to be eyeing a return to broadcast television later this year. According to a rep from Rain’s company J.Tune Entertainment, the star has been looking favorably at several proposals for drama roles, and plans to make his final decision soon. One possibility... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sibling rivalries take to the small screen
by | July 6, 2009 | 8 Comments
Ratings battles are always part of the trials and tribulations of television dramas, but is the experience better or worse when one is going up against one’s own sibling? It’s not a common scenario, because while there are several sets of famous siblings in the biz, like Kim Tae-hee and Lee Wan, it’s rare that... More »

Celebrity News
Kang Ji-hwan celebrates Japanese fan club anniversary
by | July 6, 2009 | 31 Comments
Actor Kang Ji-hwan (so cute!) celebrated the first anniversary of his official Japanese fan club, and recently traveled to Kobe (July 3) and Tokyo (July 5) for fanmeetings commemorating the event. The attendance was pretty high; Kobe’s fanmeeting held 2,000 fans, while the one at Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho hosted 5,000. He sang a... More »

Celebrity News
Hyun Bin and Seo Hyo-rim kiss for Outback
by | July 5, 2009 | 27 Comments
Hyun Bin may be currently appearing in a dark, intense drama (Friend, Our Legend), but he takes a decidedly light-hearted approach in his latest CF. In this new CF for restaurant franchise Outback Steakhouse, he and actress Seo Hyo-rim cozy up together but are thwarted by food (Hyun Bin moves in for a kiss but... More »

Celebrity News
Park Ki-woong scores a timely hit
by | July 5, 2009 | 20 Comments
Another interview with a Story of a Man cast member! Like his castmate Kim Kang-woo, I’ve previously featured an interview with Park Ki-woong, but these 10 Asia features are such great reading. (I don’t get why there aren’t similarly in-depth interviews with the drama’s actual star, Park Yong-ha! I’ve seen some really basic pieces floating... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lady Castle looks for a new name
by | July 5, 2009 | 34 Comments
Looks like the upcoming KBS miniseries Lady Castle [레이디캐슬] will probably be broadcasting under a different name, as explained by production company Lee Kim Productions. To that end, they invited online users to vote on the potential new title on the KBS drama homepage on July 2 and 3. The reason cited was a concerted... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo gets star treatment in Japan
by | July 5, 2009 | 20 Comments
Park Shi-hoo experienced some star treatment as he arrived at Japan’s Haneda Airport on July 4 to a waiting crowd of approximately 500 Japanese fans. He had flown in for his “2009 First Story of Park Shi-hoo” event on July 5, which marks his first fanmeeting event in Japan. Park Shi-hoo is coming off back-to-back... More »

How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

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

1 I want my hour back!

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