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One last pre-premiere photo op for Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 15, 2016 | 122 Comments
I swear, I was all Legend of Blue Sea’d out, after being inundated with all those promos and teasers and stills, and had intended to just ride it out till premiere day quietly. After all, there’s only so much you can say about pictures when the show hasn’t even aired yet, and promo fatigue is... More »

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A duo of fateful first encounters in MBC’s Night Light
by | November 14, 2016 | 49 Comments
Sometimes you just want to see characters being steely and hard, particularly heroines in a landscape that is so populated by nice Candys, which makes up a large part of my interest in MBC’s Night Light, featuring characters who are determined to amass wealth and power, each for their own differing reasons. I’m also intrigued... More »

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Kim So-hyun to romance Yoo Seung-ho in MBC’s Ruler–Master of the Mask
by | November 10, 2016 | 214 Comments
Now, this is a lineup I can get excited about: Kim So-hyun (Bring It On, Ghost) has confirmed taking the lead role opposite Yoo Seung-ho (Remember—Son’s War) in Ruler–Master of the Mask, an MBC historical drama set to air next year.   Ruler—Master of the Mask is described as a fresh, youthful melodrama-romance, which is... More »

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Friends, rivals, and training sessions in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju
by | November 8, 2016 | 32 Comments
Next week is gonna be a crush of new dramas, with MBC’s Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo premiering on the same day as SBS’s Legend of the Blue Sea and KBS’s Oh My Geum-bi. They all look appealing in their own way, but all the buzz has gone to Blue Sea, making this one rather the... More »

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Jeon Ji-hyun becomes human in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 7, 2016 | 47 Comments
At this point it’s like a clown car joke, this constant influx of Legend of the Blue Sea promos that appears to have no end. They’re all very attractive promos, of course, but at this point I just want the show to start already. Mostly because I’ve run out of ways to describe the show... More »

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Song Ji-eun cast as Sung Hoon’s leading lady in My Secret Romance
by | November 7, 2016 | 41 Comments
Hm, okay, I’m recalibrating my expectations. Last week when I heard that Sung Hoon (Five Kids) was headlining a rom-com drama called My Secret Romance from the 1% of Anything PD, about a couple who has a one night stand and then runs into each other unexpectedly three years later, I was excited because the... More »

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Boy meets Joseon mermaid in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 6, 2016 | 61 Comments
It doesn’t look like they’re letting up on promos over at Legend of the Blue Sea, which is continuing to release a steady stream of stills, teasers, and posters. You’d think this pace would be unsustainable, but two weeks in and they’re still going strong. As gorgeous as Jeon Ji-hyun is as the mermaid heroine... More »

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Sung Hoon lands leading role in pre-produced rom-com drama
by | November 4, 2016 | 93 Comments
Sung Hoon has landed a lead role in an upcoming pre-produced drama, capitalizing on his recent and growing wave of popularity (thanks in large part to his crowd-pleasing loveline with Shin Hye-sun in Five Kids; he was also a cute sidekick in last year’s Oh My Venus). He’ll be the leading man in a rom-com... More »

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High school mystery Solomon’s Perjury finalizes main cast
by | November 3, 2016 | 19 Comments
Kim Hyun-soo, Jo Jae-hyun Looks like JTBC’s adaptation of Japanese mystery novel and film Solomon’s Perjury is going in a different direction than its initial casting notices, which previously named Chae Soo-bin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) and Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) as contenders to play the lead role. Instead, it’s been announced... More »

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Humble beginnings for ambitious dreamers in Night Light
by | November 3, 2016 | 48 Comments
First stills are out for MBC’s Night Light, the upcoming drama about ambitious young people greedy to claim power and wealth for themselves. UEE (Marriage Contract) stars as one of the three central leads, and given that she’s dressed here as a parking attendant, we can see right away that she’ll be the rags-to-riches story.... More »