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Open Thread
Open Thread #86
by | June 5, 2009 | 155 Comments
  What’s up, folks? I’m actually (probably) on a plane as this Open Thread posts — I’ll be on a trip for the weekend so posting will be a little lighter, but be sure to check back ’cause I’ve got some goodies planned! Hehe. Gotta love delayed blog-posting functionality. Er, I mean supa-sonic time travel,... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 16
by | June 4, 2009 | 44 Comments
Ooh, more goodness abounds! I’m actually sad this drama’s ending next week. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a series on so many levels — for the acting, writing, directing, music, suspense, and perhaps most importantly, for the pure fun factor. (I know there are lots of criteria for judging a drama or... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Geun-seok cast as murder suspect
by | June 4, 2009 | 33 Comments
Actors Jung Jin-young and Jang Geun-seok worked together in the 2007 Lee Jun-ik film Happy Life, and are re-teaming for a new film, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. The story unfolds after a university student is found dead from a violent stabbing in the restroom of a fast-food restaurant in Itaewon, a shopping district in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Strike Love wraps up two weeks early
by | June 4, 2009 | 21 Comments
Aw, this is too bad. MBC’s baseball drama Strike Love has been underperforming in its weekend time slot, and is now reducing its episode order. Rather than the planned 20, the drama will now end with Episode 16. MBC says that their agreement with the production company allows for anywhere from 16 to 20 episodes... More »

Drama Casting & News
Brilliant Legacy gets extended
by | June 3, 2009 | 59 Comments
A drama that performs well right out of the gate is a drama the broadcast station wants to hold on to, so it’s no surprise that SBS’s Brilliant Legacy has confirmed a two-episode extension. Currently halfway through its run, the series is closing in on 30% ratings. Furthermore, a source from the production team said... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum sequel postponed
by | June 3, 2009 | 28 Comments
I’d heard some rumblings for a while about a sequel to uber-Hallyu smash hit Dae Jang Geum being in the works, but I kind of figured it was one of those constant rumors. However, the production announced on June 3 that the drama project is not canceled, and despite initial plans to produce a Dae... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Scenes from youth action film Bisang
by | June 3, 2009 | 33 Comments
Kim Bum and Kim Byul‘s new “youth action film” Bisang [비상] is busily filming and has been releasing stills (such as these previously posted photos of the two actors’ kiss scene). Kim Bum plays “Shi-bum,” an aspiring movie actor whose first love is “Soo-kyung,” played by Kim Byul. The latest action stills (see below), shot... More »

Drama Casting & News
Fresh stills from Partner
by | June 3, 2009 | 41 Comments
Lee Dong-wook Sorry, sorry! I try not to write too much about one thing at once (as a reader, I prefer reading about diverse projects rather than the same thing all the time), but I saw these new stills and couldn’t NOT share, right? Ah, well, when it rains (news) it pours. Check out new... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 15
by | June 2, 2009 | 50 Comments
(He’s staring at an overhead heat lamp in a greenhouse.) This was an exciting episode because Do-woo’s grip on his ice-cold composure continues to slip. The thing about Shin is that he hasn’t all of a sudden stumbled onto a magical solution for unnerving Do-woo, and it isn’t that he’s turned into an overnight mastermind.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Barista-turned-lawyer Kim Dong-wook
by | June 2, 2009 | 25 Comments
Kim Dong-wook‘s claim to fame was his role as scene-stealing, impish Ha-rim in PD Lee Yoon-jung‘s Coffee Prince, but now he’ll be starring in PD Lee’s competition, law drama Partner. How’s that for gratitude? (I kid, I kid!) He and actress Shin-yi have been added to the cast, which already stars Kim Hyun-joo (Insoon is... More »

How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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