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Odds and Ends: Dramabeans at KCON (again)
by | June 7, 2015 | 63 Comments
javabeans: In case you haven’t heard yet, KCON has announced its dates and new location for this year (July 31 through August 2 at Staples center in LA), and we’ve been invited to return as panelists. girlfriday: Indoors! It’ll be indoors! javabeans: Oh thank the merciful drama gods. girlfriday: For the uninitiated, KCON is a... More »


Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 8
by | June 6, 2015 | 354 Comments
Today’s episode is all about lovelines, and goodness knows this is a drama that enjoys playing with all the different relationship configurations, but more than anything I feel like it’s really about friendships. Some are solidified, while others spring up seemingly unexpectedly, giving our characters a source of support from people they hadn’t necessarily expected... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #398
by | June 5, 2015 | 216 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 8
by | June 4, 2015 | 178 Comments
Yessss, finally. As recently as yesterday, I was all set to give up on this show being anything other than a Hong sisters pastiche—still cute and fun to watch, mostly because of the leads, but all paint by numbers and predictable. It felt like they’d taken a coloring book and merely filled in the white... More »


Drama Casting & News
Popular fantasy web drama Love Cells gets a sequel
by | June 4, 2015 | 43 Comments
The web drama Love Cells was such a big hit last year that it’s getting a second season, and has secured Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom) to return, reprising her character of Nebi. The series depicts a cute fantasy-romance story of a perpetually alone slacker, named Dae-choong (which pretty much means “meh”), who’s about to lose... More »


Drama Casting & News
The ghost-possession begins in tvN’s Oh My Ghostess
by | June 4, 2015 | 38 Comments
Finally, some stills from Oh My Ghostess, plus a video clip from the show’s script reading. Normally the script readings are pretty dry affairs and we don’t get to see much of them, but this one particularly piques my interest because I’m relieved to see that lead actress Park Bo-young has a comic side, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
To be or not to be evil in High Society
by | June 3, 2015 | 53 Comments
We’ve got one last promo push for High Society, which premieres next week with the story of a young chaebol woman (UEE) who puts on the guise of an ordinary woman, hoping to find love with someone who values her for herself rather than her riches. There are a couple of new posters out as... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Seojinnie vs. Chajumma
by | June 2, 2015 | 47 Comments
girlfriday: I can’t really imagine a context in which you’d compare Lee Seo-jin and Cha Seung-won as actors, since they’re such different types. But as variety personas on Na PD’s shows (Three Meals a Day), sometimes it feels like there’s a meta narrative of them competing against each other, even though they’ve never even been... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim So-hyun joins D.O. in nostalgic first-love melo
by | June 2, 2015 | 36 Comments
Kim So-hyun has solidified her headliner status with her current drama Who Are You—School 2015 (not that we doubted she had it in her, from all her previous performances), and now she’s also landed a lead role in a movie, titled Innocence. The girl certainly deserves it, since she’s got more skill and charisma than... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Se-kyung reunites with Yoo Ah-in in Six Flying Dragons
by | June 2, 2015 | 106 Comments
It sure seems like SBS sageuk drama Six Flying Dragons has had a harder time securing actresses than its lead actors, but it’s finally settled on a leading lady in Shin Se-kyung, who is taking over the role recently vacated by Baek Jin-hee. The drama does sound like it’ll feature the men a lot more... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ex-Girlfriend Club gets shortened to 12 episodes
by | June 2, 2015 | 240 Comments
Bad news for fans of tvN’s rom-com Ex-Girlfriend Club, which has just been given a big ol’ cutdown from its initially planned 16 episodes down to 12. Official statements cite that the show is being cut “to maintain high quality” of the remaining episodes, but that’s really just doublespeak for “our ratings weren’t good enough.”... More »