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The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 1
by | December 2, 2016 | 299 Comments
It was a successful premiere for tvN’s ambitious buzz project The Lonely Shining Goblin, on several fronts: Ratings-wise, it logged a 6.9% average (9.3% real-time high), which for a cable premiere is pretty impressive. I’m less concerned with the numbers than the content, though, since I was more worried about whether the reality of the... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 6
by | December 1, 2016 | 222 Comments
It’s not hard to fall for a hero like Joon-jae, who’s in pretty deep now and not even trying that hard to deny it anymore. He’s gone from being reluctant to help her to being reluctant to admit he likes helping her, but it’s plain for us to see, and that’s what I love about... More »

Drama Casting & News
Uhm Jung-hwa offered MBC weekend drama You’re Too Much
by | November 30, 2016 | 27 Comments
Actress and pop diva Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance, Wonderful Nightmare) is gearing up to make a double comeback, with plans for both a new album and a new drama on the horizon. She’s in contention to headline a 50-episode weekend MBC drama, You’re Too Much (working title), which would follow the currently airing drama Blow... More »

Drama Casting & News
Staredowns and threats of a shake-up in Solomon’s Perjury
by | November 29, 2016 | 28 Comments
Since Jo Jae-hyun (Master–God of Noodles) wearing a stern face automatically makes me think evil (or at the very least, scary mofo), it’s pretty apt to have him playing a school administrator in Solomon’s Perjury, the JTBC mystery thriller that unfolds when a student dies at school, the adults turn a blind eye to justice,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Relaxed smiles on the set of JTBC’s Man to Man
by | November 28, 2016 | 56 Comments
Promo materials remain scarce for JTBC’s Man to Man, but I’m happy to see two of its leads smiling in these latest photos from the drama’s shoots. It’s been filming for weeks now (it began production in mid-October), but since it’ll be a pre-produced drama that airs next year, it seems to be taking its... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 4
by | November 24, 2016 | 177 Comments
I find this show a nice breath of fresh air, and often laugh-out-loud funny. Perhaps the You From Another Star connection has dulled the shine a bit so that this show doesn’t feel as fresh as that one did at the time, but I’m loving the brightness, the characters, and the undercurrent of sentimentality (particularly... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon So-hee joins Ruler–Master of the Mask, L in contention
by | November 22, 2016 | 77 Comments
I’m excited to hear more about MBC’s upcoming sageuk drama Ruler—Master of the Mask, because once they secured Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) to play a lonely prince and Kim So-hyun (Bring It On, Ghost) to play his enemy-turned-love-interest, I was in, no matter what else happened with the cast. …Of course, then the drama went... More »

Drama Casting & News
Food fights and cuddling in posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin
by | November 21, 2016 | 99 Comments
These new official posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin are eye-catching and elegant; they almost look more like they belong to a fashion spread in a glossy magazine than drama promo material. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ve got quite the polished, sophisticated-looking cast (having what looks like the world’s most elegant food fight). The... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS to air director’s cut of Legend of the Blue Sea’s first two episodes
by | November 18, 2016 | 65 Comments
Huh, well I’m not sure that it’s necessary, but SBS has announced that they’ll be airing a special director’s cut of the first two episodes of its mermaid-fantasy-rom-com Legend of the Blue Sea this weekend, with a full 16 extra minutes of footage (8 minutes per episode). That’s a pretty decent chunk of new material.... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 1
by | November 16, 2016 | 232 Comments
Today saw the premieres of three dramas, all direct timeslot competitors on the Big Three broadcasters, but it was this show, Legend of the Blue Sea, that had the highest hype and the highest expectations. I’m always nervous when a show I’m looking forward to, which has writers and directors and actors I like very... More »