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Drama Casting & News
Big Man steals hearts (literally)
by | April 1, 2014 | 41 Comments
Hmm, KBS isn’t really selling me on Big Man, which is disappointing since it marks my Kang Ji-hwan’s return to television and I miss seeing him in good things. Daniel Choi is another selling point, with his ability to be alternately assy and adorkable. How much would I love it if their chaebol face-off actually... More »


Drama Casting & News
Gap-dong’s special webtoon high on chills and thrills
by | April 1, 2014 | 47 Comments
To amp up the creepy factor in anticipation of its upcoming premiere, tvN’s chilling murder-mystery-crime thriller Gap-dong has released a special corresponding webtoon on its website, which you can see here: http://giftmap.interest.me/View/1905. Be sure to scroll all the way down! Now that you’ve been thoroughly creeped out (if you say you weren’t surprised, I refuse... More »


Drama Casting & News
Highlights and promos from MBC’s Hotel King
by | March 31, 2014 | 66 Comments
Hotel King’s premiere is right around the corner, and here are a bunch of promo shots and a highlight preview for the show, which is basically an extended teaser. I’ve been keeping an eye on this show because I like its cast—and have a particular soft spot for the reunion of Lee Dong-wook and Lee... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 81 Comments
So MBC has had a decade-long fixation—nay, obsession—with reviving its onetime smash hit drama Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which had monster ratings and got exported to something like 60+ foreign countries and was on the frontlines of promoting Hallyu 1.0. They have clung and clung and clung to the idea, and... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Anti-fuzz
by | March 29, 2014 | 60 Comments
javabeans: So this was a crappy week for me so I may have nothing to say in this post. girlfriday: Aw. Hug? javabeans: No, when I’m in a crappy mood I’d just want to break off your arms, ha. I’ve never been that girl you could force into smiling by pestering with jokes—they just make... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS trots out trot drama Trot Lovers
by | March 28, 2014 | 53 Comments
javabeans: Wow, Big Man hasn’t even aired yet and already KBS has confirmed the schedule for its successor drama to take over in mid-June, which is titled Trot Lovers. Er, Trot Couple? Trot Paramours? girlfriday: I like Trot Lovers. It sounds more chocolate-lover, less lovers-who-meet-through-the-wonders-of-trot-music. javabeans: It sure is a… special premise. It’s a romantic... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #336
by | March 28, 2014 | 340 Comments
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Meta
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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