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Drama Casting & News
Seo Kang-joon up for first lead role romancing Lee Yeon-hee
by | December 23, 2014 | 86 Comments
Seo Kang-joon, one of the It Boys of 2014 (for appearances in Sly and Single Again, Roommate, and What’s With This Family), looks to be expanding his repertoire with sageuk with MBC’s upcoming drama Hwajeong, which was once titled Splendid Politics before it switched to Princess Jeongmyeong. Hwajeong is a shortened form of the term... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 5
by | December 22, 2014 | 85 Comments
I didn’t expect to love any show for a while, and not this show specifically, but I TOTALLY LOVE THIS SHOW. What a great episode for all of the things that make this show so enjoyable—the action, the intrigue, the hilarious comic relief, the budding romance, and relationship development. What’s extra exciting for me is... More »


Drama Casting & News
K-drama remakes announced for In Time With You, Chinese Style Divorce
by | December 22, 2014 | 160 Comments
Well, the remake trend surely isn’t going away, and two more overseas properties have been snapped up for Korean drama remakes: Taiwanese drama In Time With You and Chinese series Chinese Style Divorce. Both will be produced by I Will Media, as announced by the production house on December 22, and are looking at recent... More »
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Odds and Ends: Christmas in dramaland
by | December 20, 2014 | 49 Comments
girlfriday: Christmas is coming! I wish an elf would sneak into my house and make it festive and Christmassy, because I sure as hell won’t. Maybe it’s because it doesn’t snow here, but store-bought Christmas is as good as it gets. javabeans: The holidays snuck up on me, which is disorienting both because I’m not... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #374
by | December 19, 2014 | 256 Comments
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Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 106 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »


Drama Casting & News
Blushes and belly laughs in Heart to Heart
by | December 17, 2014 | 49 Comments
Here we go with the official poster and teasers for tvN’s quirky romantic comedy Heart to Heart, which stars a heroine who suffers from uncontrollable blushing, and a hero who apparently suffers from uncontrollable ego. A match made in heaven, somehow? This drama marks the anticipated reteaming of the writer and director pair who brought... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS cuts drama programming, reshapes weekend lineup
by | December 17, 2014 | 39 Comments
SBS is cutting its weekend drama programming in half in the new year, taking its current Saturday-Sunday lineup of back-to-back dramas down to merely one drama hour each night. Wow, I’m surprised at the move, because I’ve just expected that weekends would forever be the day when the broadcasters do family dramas back to back.... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 4
by | December 16, 2014 | 125 Comments
Healer continues to hit all the right buttons for me—there’s fun, humor, style, cuteness, and a touch of longing. So far the show has done a great job balancing the parts we care about with the necessary evils—you know, the politicians, the media bigwigs, the news-related stuff—and being careful not to lose sight of entertainment... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Hyo-joo becomes a gisaeng for sentimental period film
by | December 16, 2014 | 35 Comments
Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes; Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King) has chosen her next project, a historical movie titled Haeohwa, in which she stars as Joseon’s top gisaeng. It’ll be an “impassioned, sentimental” film, which seems to be right up Han’s alley, considering the kinds of moody and romantic roles she’s taken in recent years.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung to fight back against bullies in Angry Mom
by | December 16, 2014 | 46 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung looks to be heading to MBC for her next project, with the announcement that she’s in talks to join upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Angry Mom. The drama and the role sound really cute, so I look forward to seeing what comes of it: The story is about a thirtysomething mother who normally doesn’t care... More »