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by | March 14, 2014 | 314 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Age of Feeling caught up in budget woes and controversy
by | March 13, 2014 | 122 Comments
There sure is a lot of drama about this drama, which has pretty much been the case from Day 1. So now on top of struggling to cast a hero, swapping a main actress, getting its timeslot taken away, dropping the head writer, and firing one of the stars, now Age of Feeling is also... More »

Drama Casting & News
It’s a My Girl reunion in Hotel King’s first stills
by | March 13, 2014 | 71 Comments
The My Girl reunion is now a thing of reality! (And not just a figment of our overactive imaginations, or maybe a product of our feverish shipping dreams.) Lee Dong-wook and Lee Dae-hae have reteamed after first meeting in the bubbly romance My Girl eight years ago, which catapulted them both to fame. This time... More »

Drama Casting & News
New star Han Joo-wan cast in Joseon Gunman
by | March 12, 2014 | 36 Comments
New face Han Joo-wan has landed a plum drama lead role in Joseon Gunman, the next series from The Princess’s Man’s PD Kim Jung-min, which are two things that pique my interest because I loved The Princess’s Man and I enjoyed Han Joo-wan’s character in King’s Family (Lee Yoon-ji’s charismatic love interest Sang-nam), inasmuch as... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC’s melodrama Triangle confirms leads, gets scheduled
by | March 11, 2014 | 58 Comments
Triangle, the drama formerly known as Hidden and also Three Foolish Brothers, has secured a slot on MBC’s upcoming lineup and also confirmed a few of its lead actors. It’s not a huge surprise since most were previously floated as contenders, but at least we have the final word now. Lee Beom-soo (Prime Minister and... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 1
by | March 10, 2014 | 44 Comments
girlfriday: Yaaay, the halbaes are back! I’m already excited about the new cartoon opening. javabeans: It’s so cute. And strangely appropriate to see Soon-jae halbae attired as a king. I’m less sure about Seo-jin as… what is that? girlfriday: I… don’t know. javabeans: A… nun? girlfriday: Well now I hope it’s a nun. Tags: Baek... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character previews abound with tension for Gap-dong
by | March 10, 2014 | 30 Comments
Gap-dong, the serial-killer-returns drama from tvN, has released a set of character teasers to whet our appetites for the thriller, and while they’re only bite-sized previews, they do quite a nice job capturing the intensity and fierceness driving the characters. The cast is led by Yoon Sang-hyun as the cop who wants to avenge his... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Handbags and bubbles
by | March 9, 2014 | 23 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your requests for future Name That Dramas by using the contact form. Maybe the club name will trigger something in identifying Aodat’s movie: It’s a Korean movie and I just watched a few scenes. It’s about a group of people in a club called Golden Gate and... More »

Odds and Ends: Boot camp and Go-Stop
by | March 8, 2014 | 63 Comments
javabeans: Wow these weeks fly by. Especially when you’re up to your eyeballs in minion boot camp drills. girlfriday: It turns out, being a drill sergeant is hard work. javabeans: Not that we don’t appreciate all the extra hard work the other recappers are putting in. (More dramas! How is this a bad thing?) But... More »

Drama Casting & News
First look at detective Yoon Sang-hyun in serial-killer drama Gap-dong
by | March 7, 2014 | 41 Comments
‘Tis the season for serial killer thrillers, with tvN’s Gap-dong preparing to join the mix in another month. (Fine, so there’s only one other serial killer drama out right now, God’s Gift, but can we agree that having serial killers running loose in dramaland in any sort of plural form is a lot?) Gap-dong—which is... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #333
by | March 7, 2014 | 376 Comments
Cranfield – “환상의 밤” (Night of fantasy) [ Download ] Open Thread #332 Open Thread #331 Open Thread #330 Open Thread #329 No tags for this post.... More »