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Open Thread #378
by | January 16, 2015 | 479 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Jang Geun-seok leaves Three Meals a Day in wake of tax evasion scandal
by | January 15, 2015 | 179 Comments
This totally sucks. Jang Geun-seok (Pretty Man, Love Rain) has been caught up in a tax evasion brouhaha over the past couple days, and that has led to him dropping out of Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, his reality-variety program that was scheduled to premiere this Friday on tvN. In the wake of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-sun confirms Angry Mom, Lizzy up to play chief bully
by | January 14, 2015 | 56 Comments
Casting continues on MBC’s Angry Mom, which first cast Kim Yoo-jung (Secret Door, Gold Rainbow) to play a teenager who gets bullied at school. Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season, Faith) was then courted to play the role of her mother, who decides to go back to high school as an undercover student to help her daughter,... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 12
by | January 13, 2015 | 3,309 Comments
One of these days, I’m going to run out of words for this show, because I will have used them all already to tell you that it’s worked its weird witchcraft yet again to deliver yet another compulsively watchable episode. I find the recent explosion of interest and excitement to be at once totally understandable... More »


Drama Casting & News
City of the Sun’s super-short, mysterious teasers
by | January 13, 2015 | 12 Comments
Cable drama City of the Sun, based on a highly successful Japanese drama (and source novel, titled Tetsu no Hone/Bones of Steel), has released a whole slew of teaser videos, although they’re so short that they add up to scarcely a minute in total. But better than nothing, right? Despite being produced for one of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Stars and fate prevail in fantasy romance Shine or Go Crazy
by | January 13, 2015 | 30 Comments
Posters are out for fusion romance period drama Shine or Go Crazy, and you can tell they’re really going for the star-crossed lovers angle, what with all the shiny (crazy?) stars and the romantic gazes. (The stars are pretty but I actually wish they’d eased off a bit, because now the show’s starting to look... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 11
by | January 12, 2015 | 1,067 Comments
More good stuff! It’s pretty gratifying to go into each episode hoping for the best and to be rewarded, because so often we’re met with disappointment instead. This episode makes some huge strides forward with connections being drawn and continued shifts in the relationships, bringing forth some unexpected (but totally welcome) alliances, while hinting at... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ho-gu’s Love (and also his tiger, sword, and dupe)
by | January 12, 2015 | 49 Comments
The first teaser’s out for tvN’s upcoming romantic comedy Ho-gu’s Love, and it is just adorable. Granted, when you cast baby-faced Choi Woo-shik (Fated To Love You, Rooftop Prince) as your hero you’re bound for cute, but he’s working extra-hard in this clip to turn on the charm, and it totally works. In the poster... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #26
by | January 10, 2015 | 192 Comments
First podcast of the year! It’s a bit of an in-betweener, as we wrap up the year that just ended and catch up with what’s on our plates currently, while waiting for the new cycle to start up in the coming days and weeks. Happy new year, everyone!   Podcast #26 Running time: 46:24 Topics... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #377
by | January 9, 2015 | 418 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Trials, tribulations, and tuxes for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 9, 2015 | 92 Comments
The newest installment of Three Meals a Day, the cooking-reality-suffering show produced by PD Na Young-seok, is premiering next week, which called for a press conference on the afternoon of January 9. This series is titled Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, and inexplicably, Na PD’s three newest victims showed up wearing formal tuxes, which... More »