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Drama Casting & News
Helpers and colleagues cast for MBC suspense drama W
by | May 12, 2016 | 52 Comments
Lee Tae-hwan, Kang Ki-young A whole crop of supporting roles have been announced for MBC’s “romantic suspense melodrama” W, which stars Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger) and Han Hyo-joo (Dong Yi) and comes from the writer of Nine and Queen Inhyun’s Man. I’ve been eager for more information about this drama because what little was released... More »


Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 17
by | May 11, 2016 | 20 Comments
The heat gets turned up for everyone and a lot of plotlines hurtle toward crisis and/or confrontation, which may suck for them but at least makes for an eventful hour. We’re heading into the final hours of the show, and some of the story threads start to get tied up (or around our characters’ necks,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Tense stares and prison meetings in tvN’s The Good Wife
by | May 10, 2016 | 32 Comments
Here we go, first stills from tvN’s remake of American TV drama The Good Wife, which is a series I’m anticipating for its standout cast, headed by A-list film star Jeon Do-yeon (The Shameless, My Dear Enemy) in her first drama in 11 years (the last being Lovers in Prague). The drama centers around a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo, Lee Sang-yoon courted for On the Way to the Airport
by | May 9, 2016 | 67 Comments
On the Way to the Airport is the name of a new project under consideration at KBS, which spent some time (a LOT of time) fighting with SBS to claim Jealousy Incarnate, then sulking about losing it. I guess they decided to move on to more productive avenues, and word is out that offers have... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Showered in sunshine, petals, and ice cream for Beautiful Gong-shim
by | May 9, 2016 | 57 Comments
Okay, show of hands: Who’s going to be tuning into SBS’s light-hearted weekend drama Beautiful Gong-shim purely to see if Namgoong Min can smile without seeming murderous, and act happy without somehow convincing you he’ll snap and become a raging, amoral lunatic at first provocation? I know he’s played nice dudes before (though I never... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sung-oh joins Kang Ye-won for KBS’s Baek-hee Has Returned
by | May 9, 2016 | 21 Comments
The casting continues to be strong on KBS’s Baek-hee Has Returned, the short drama brought in as a last-minute addition to the Monday-Tuesday lineup before Beautiful Mind begins in June. It may only be four episodes long, but I’m intrigued by the concept and now the solid cast, the newest additions for which are chameleon-like... More »


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This week in Beans of Wisdom
by | May 7, 2016 | 73 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… We start with an exchange from last week’s Wise Beans, in which browngoldeyes shared in comment #15: Re: the unrealistic expectations… As a single girl surrounded by happy, coupled off friends, I’ve often felt some sort of way after watching a really, really happy K-drama. Often, it’s led to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Ji-hoon scores lead role in Drama Special
by | May 5, 2016 | 18 Comments
Lee Ji-hoon (Six Flying Dragons, Gold Rainbow, School 2013) has been cast in the lead of a KBS Drama Special titled Legendary Shuttle, and my first thought was that he oughtta team up with tvN’s Woman With a Suitcase for your ultimate transportation-themed drama. *waits for laughter* *waits* *waiiiiits* *pouts in disappointment*... More »


Drama Casting & News
Entourage remake in talks to add f(x)’s Amber to cast
by | May 5, 2016 | 73 Comments
I’d thought the casting was all done on tvN’s remake of HBO series Entourage, but we’re looking at a late addition with this news that f(x) idol Amber is positively considering a role in the show about a hotshot actor (played by Seo Kang-joon) and his entourage of wannabes and hangers-on. (The HBO original was... More »
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Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 15
by | May 4, 2016 | 34 Comments
It’s a pretty satisfying episode today, with solid losses and gains on both sides. And while I’m used to the conflict swinging back and forth in favor of the good guys one moment and the bad guys the next, I like that today’s reversals get an added boost by having an unexpected twist. At this... More »




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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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