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Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 11
by | November 17, 2014 | 83 Comments
Ah, get your hearts ready for warming. It’s a great episode for friendship and growing up, and well-paced in the way it guides several of our main characters on their individual paths of growth so that they dovetail nicely. It’s a nice way to depict the interconnectedness of these lives, and how they all grow... More »


Drama Casting & News
No mission too impossible for the Healer
by | November 17, 2014 | 38 Comments
We’ve already seen the brief teaser of Ji Chang-wook leaping tall buildings in a single bound, and now we at least get a bit more context for it with Healer’s first official teaser. And I’ll say, this show looks pretty snazzy. The teaser starts out with Ji Chang-wook strolling into a building looking like a... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Black eyes and movie stars
by | November 15, 2014 | 56 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   If ramu’s drama is what I think it is, it’s certainly worth watching! I have been struggling to find this drama ever since I saw a clip of it on TV.... More »


Drama Casting & News
The stars of King’s Face at production press conference
by | November 14, 2014 | 26 Comments
King’s Face premieres in less than a week, and the cast of KBS’s fusion historical drama gathered for its production press conference on November 14. That included Seo In-gook as the future king Gwanghae, Lee Sung-jae as current king Seonjo, Jo Yoon-hee as the woman caught between them, Shin Sung-rok as a face reader (how... More »


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Odd and Ends: Occupational hazards
by | November 14, 2014 | 78 Comments
girlfriday: You know, I never thought recapping would be back-breaking work, but as it turns out, it can literally break your back. javabeans: Or in other cases, your hip. Apparently my body decided this week that it was done enabling me to sit for hours on end watching dramas… in that it refused to let... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #369
by | November 14, 2014 | 380 Comments
  Stella Jang – “어제 차이고” (Dumped yesterday) [ Download ] Open Thread #368 Open Thread #367 Open Thread #366 Open Thread #365 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 16
by | November 13, 2014 | 36 Comments
Despite being thrown into what seemed like a pit of quicksand leading straight to hell, our hero digs deep to solve the impossible problem, and to keep his soul while doing it. It’s a tall order, and one that nobody expects him to achieve, but while we know to keep the faith, the big question... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh snap! A king’s face
by | November 12, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well, it’s not much in the way of a poster (so many sageuks have generically similar posters—well, so many dramas have generically similar posters) but I suppose they’re pretty. Or maybe it’s that Seo In-gook, playing Prince (and later King) Gwanghae, is pretty. He’ll join the tragic father-son pairings dotting dramaland this year as his... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 10
by | November 11, 2014 | 96 Comments
Lots of satisfying moments in this episode, with the gang reunited and ready to make music together. With new goals come new challenges, and it’s Nae-il’s turn to buck up and challenge herself to grow, even if the process is uncomfortable. It’s gratifying to see the effort these characters put into trying to grow despite... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 9
by | November 10, 2014 | 70 Comments
There’s so much emotional growth and relationship movement in this episode, and it’s such a gratifying feeling to watch some of these smaller arcs arrive at their destinations. Our guy finds it lonely out there on his own, but also takes responsibility for his part and figures out how to bridge that gap. It doesn’t... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Our love-hate relationship with drama remakes and adaptations
by | November 10, 2014 | 240 Comments
“They’re remaking another drama?” *Boo, hiss, wails.* I’m pretty sure that’s a familiar script for most of us who’ve been following dramaland for a while, and one that’s cropped up with particular frequency in recent months and years. Adaptations and remakes are nothing new—people will retell new versions of old stories until the end of... More »