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Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Park Ki-woong’s last pre-army photo shoot
by | July 30, 2014 | 31 Comments
I am of two minds of this freshly released photo shoot featuring Park Ki-woong, the last one he shot before enlisting in army duty back in May, because (1) yay pretty Park Ki-woong photos! and (2) sad, now you’ve just reminded me that Park Ki-woong is in the army for the next two years. I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Eun-bin confirms Secret Door
by | July 30, 2014 | 15 Comments
Are we Secret Door-ed out yet? The SBS sageuk drama sure has been on a news bender lately, hasn’t it? We’ve had a bevy of casting announcements on our hands in recent days, and now the last piece of the puzzle is locked in place with Park Eun-bin (Operation Proposal; Covertly, Grandly) confirming as well.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Night Watchman preps for premiere with posters, stills
by | July 29, 2014 | 51 Comments
There have been a lot of promos coming out of the Records of a Night Watchman camp as the fusion sageuk fantasy gears up for its premiere next week, capped off with a press conference held on July 29 with all the main cast members present—which would be Jung Il-woo, Yunho, Go Sung-hee, and Seo... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #23
by | July 28, 2014 | 53 Comments
And now we are mostly current on our podcasting schedule! Note that we recorded it last week, so some of our observations about what just happened in a particular show are now a bit farther back in our memories (just in case you’re wondering why we say something was a recent twist when the show... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang offered lead in Iron Man
by | July 28, 2014 | 33 Comments
javabeans: Now that Ji Sung has escaped the clutches of Iron Man, the drama production is looking for a new lead, and has extended the offer to… Park Shin-yang (Sign, Painter of the Wind)? That’s a weird jump. girlfriday: That’s the strangest choice — maybe not Park Shin-yang alone in a vacuum, but when you... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung scores leading role in Secret Door
by | July 28, 2014 | 68 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung is already something of a budding star despite her young age (she’ll be 15 in a couple months) thanks to a long list of child roles in dramas and movies—recent projects include Gold Rainbow, May Queen, The Moon That Embraces the Sun—and now it looks like she’s moving into primary cast territory with... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: What, like you’re not vain?
by | July 26, 2014 | 96 Comments
girlfriday: I don’t know if it’s the heat wave, but I’m suddenly DESPERATE for a haircut. javabeans: It’s not the heat wave, because I am equally desperate and it’s way cooler up in these parts. I… just have a really unfortunate habit of waiting till I look like a scraggly homeless person before I get... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Je-hoon confirms drama return with Secret Door
by | July 26, 2014 | 42 Comments
girlfriday: So it’s doubleplusgood news day! Lee Je-hoon is back from the army, and it’s official — he’s going to star in Secret Door! javabeans: Hold on. *breathes deeply* *needs a moment* *collecting self* girlfriday: *taps fingers impatiently* javabeans: *still needs a moment* *self may not be collectable* girlfriday: Do I have to have this... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rain comes back to dramaland with She’s So Lovable
by | July 25, 2014 | 58 Comments
It’s official, Rain is coming back to dramaland with a new series titled She’s So Lovable to air on SBS. The title literally translates to “The woman who’s so lovable to me,” which is an awkward name that is just a touch less awkward than the Song Poh You it used to be (fine, it... More »
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Open Thread
Open Thread #353
by | July 25, 2014 | 265 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 10
by | July 24, 2014 | 65 Comments
I think Soo-in earned her spotlight today, didn’t she? It’s a jam-packed episode full of revelations and character development, all of them in welcome directions. Some people are pushed to their breaking points while others find a way back from the ledge and come to a sense of peace. What I find even more compelling,... More »