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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 10
by | December 15, 2016 | 346 Comments
Big episode! It’s got my favorite new thing, Drunk Joon-jae, and his cousin Honest Joon-jae, both of whom are kind of inept and adorable. Also gratifying to watch, because sometimes you just need to hear the obvious stated. It’s especially refreshing to have truths come out just when secrets were threatening to dominate and turn... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 2: The doctor is in
by | December 14, 2016 | 154 Comments
Every December, I’m hit with a simultaneous feeling of anticipation and dread at dusting off our Year in Review series and taking a look back at the year as a whole. I always enjoy reading what everyone else has written, and the review-writing process is both fun and illuminating—sometimes you don’t realize you even feel... More »

Drama Casting & News
Smiling along with Tomorrow With You
by | December 12, 2016 | 75 Comments
It’s only one poster, but we’ve been so deprived of updates from tvN’s upcoming time-traveling-romance-fantasy drama Tomorrow With You that this one simple poster is pretty effective at revving up my dormant excitement over the show. It’s Lee Je-hoon (Signal) and Shin Mina (Oh My Venus), transcending time be in love with each other! There’s... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 1: The Bean Count
by | December 12, 2016 | 334 Comments
It’s Bean Count time! For those of you who missed its inaugural post last year, the Bean Count is a fun exercise for our staff, where we get to show our love for shows by giving them (imaginary, useless) beans, which we accrue by watching dramas. (Easiest game ever!) Each recapper earns a bean by... More »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 3
by | December 9, 2016 | 384 Comments
We’re only on Episode 3, but wow are we in for massive developments. I wouldn’t say that the story is moving quickly, exactly—it likes to linger and draw out its moments—but it does feel quite packed and keeps us on the edge of our seats to know more, and the show upholds the moody, sentimental... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 8
by | December 8, 2016 | 153 Comments
People do some growing up this episode, and I suppose by people I mostly mean our childlike mermaid—although she isn’t the only one to make big strides in facing up to truths and trying to deal with them. It’s an episode chock-full of emotional beats, as people are forced to recognize that problems move on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi a potential partner for Namgoong Min in Chief Kim
by | December 6, 2016 | 27 Comments
Ooh, I like this potential lineup: Nam Sang-mi (Joseon Gunman) is eyeing KBS’s upcoming drama Chief Kim for her next project, which could pair her with Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim); he is still considering, though he’s said to be in final negotiations. The drama is described as an office comedy, and if Namgoong Min... More »

Drama Recaps
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 »