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Reminder: Dramabeans in Boston on April 4
by | March 27, 2014 | 18 Comments
Just to remind you all, Girlfriday and I will be in Boston next week to talk at an event at Harvard University. You guys are all invited, encouraged, and maybe also emotionally blackmailed to go! Who knows, we might also have goodies to give out. (We might not. Who’s to say? That’s just a chance... More »
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Drama Casting & News
It’s Kim Kang-woo versus the Golden Cross in KBS revenge thriller
by | March 27, 2014 | 21 Comments
Our first teaser for KBS’s Golden Cross gets right to the point of the suspenseful melodrama, with Kim Kang-woo playing the hero who loses his beloved sister and vows revenge on those responsible. We’re also finally told the meaning behind the title, as “golden cross” is a financial term that refers to a point at... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 3
by | March 25, 2014 | 38 Comments
girlfriday: Now that Seo-jinnie has joined the halbaes in Spain, Na PD is quick to hand over responsibilities, like booking the next leg of their journey. Seo-jin tries to nudge Na PD to book the staff hotel first so he can just piggyback off of his work, but they just keep arguing back and forth:... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Go Soo offered lead in legal thriller Insufficient Evidence
by | March 25, 2014 | 15 Comments
Looks like legal/crime thrillers are all the rage these days. Go Soo (Empire of Gold, The Way Home) is eyeing a new film project, and it’s called Insufficient Evidence. You could probably guess the plot from that alone, but to give you more specifics: The movie is a thriller about a lawyer who gets his... More »
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Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 7
by | March 24, 2014 | 184 Comments
You thought you had the story all figured out, and then God’s Gift goes and pulls out the rug from under your feet. Again. The story takes another turn in this episode, when you get to the bottom of one mystery, only to have that open up the doors to about three new ones. I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Suits and car chases in KBS’s Big Man
by | March 24, 2014 | 50 Comments
The next batch of shows are heading into production, and with that come first stills: Here’s our first glimpse at KBS’s Big Man (which I keep hoping will change its name—I know it’s late but a girl can hope), which is the rags-to-riches-to-revenge story starring Kang Ji-hwan and Daniel Choi. With both of them playing... More »


Meta
Odds & Ends: Pop culture freeze
by | March 22, 2014 | 112 Comments
javabeans: Well, I must have had a boring week since I keep thinking of things to say for this Odds & Ends post and rejecting them because they’re incredibly boring. You didn’t come here to hear me ramble about my grocery shopping trips or laundry episodes. girlfriday: Only if you turned all your socks pink.... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #335
by | March 21, 2014 | 379 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Kim Sang-joong faces off with Kim Myung-min in A New Leaf
by | March 20, 2014 | 40 Comments
Kim Myung-min (King of Dramas) has indeed confirmed his new drama role in A New Leaf, and the show has lined up another charismatic lead to act alongside him in casting Kim Sang-joong (The Chaser, Gold Rainbow, City Hunter). Woohoo. Now this should make for a pretty great duo. Kim Myung-min is the cold-hearted ace... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Seung-heon’s anguished love affair in Obsessed
by | March 20, 2014 | 83 Comments
Well, that certainly is eye-catching. Song Seung-heon’s erotic (and 19+ rated) melo film Obsessed (Korean title Human Addiction) is preparing for its release later this spring, and has released a trailer and stills as it begins its promo push. Coming from the director of Bang-ja Chronicle and Untold Scandal, it’s no surprise to see this... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 5
by | March 19, 2014 | 71 Comments
And I’m back in the rotation! Just in time to catch a sharp upswing with this episode, which really amped up the intensity and made me care about what happens to people (even if I still can’t care about the timeline in which it happens, whether it’s three days or three years). We find out... More »