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Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 2
by | March 19, 2015 | 62 Comments
Kim Hee-sun is such a badass, I don’t even know how she’s kept it under control all these years playing nice girly heroine types. She’s not the type of badass who begs you to admire her badassery from every angle; she’s the kind who just is, and you admire from afar while she just couldn’t... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Ji-won considers new rom-com project Risking Life For Love
by | March 19, 2015 | 43 Comments
Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant) has yet to confirm whether she’ll take on the remake drama of Taiwan’s In Time With You (Korean title: The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days), and has added another possibility to her upcoming slate. This one’s a movie, a Korean-Chinese co-production titled Risking Life For... More »
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Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 1
by | March 18, 2015 | 67 Comments
Angry Mom is darker than I’d expected it to be, but in a totally welcome way—it’s stark at times and tinged with the harshness of reality, yet has a lot of promise for cuteness and warmth as well. I say promise because there wasn’t a whole lotta comedy in the first episode, which was spent... More »


Drama Casting & News
U.S. remakes for You From Another Star, Nine likely shelved
by | March 18, 2015 | 120 Comments
Good news or bad news? You be the judge: It appears that the anticipated U.S. remakes of fantasy-rom-com You From Another Star and time-travel thriller Nine won’t be making it to air after all; ABC and NBC have revealed the titles they are giving pilot orders to for the upcoming 2015-16 television season, and neither... More »


Drama Casting & News
Investigative crime thriller Hidden Identity comes to tvN
by | March 17, 2015 | 22 Comments
Dark crime thriller Bad Guys was a pretty solid hit for cable station OCN, but its director, PD Kim Jung-min, is hopping over to tvN for his next project, a drama titled Hidden Identity. Casting’s already begun, with Park Sung-woong (Fatal Encounter, Commitment, She Is Wow, Gaksital, New World) named as one of the leads,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-ki courted to become vampire scholar of the night
by | March 17, 2015 | 182 Comments
Lee Jun-ki, for vampire-fantasy-period drama Scholar Who Walks the Night? Well now you’ve put the idea in my head and it can’t be un-put! I want this bad and I want it now, and you can’t backtrack because I won’t let you! Stamps feet. (Also, Lee Jun-ki should always do sageuks, preferably of the fantasy... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! In the classroom with Angry Mom
by | March 16, 2015 | 17 Comments
Even cuter than the actors behind housewife-goes-back-to-high-school drama Angry Mom is the cartoon avatar for the lead, played by Kim Hee-sun, wielding a knife in one hand and a frying pan in the other. Don’t mess with angry ajumma! Kim Yoo-jung is mostly smiles behind the scenes of the poster shoot, though I expect to... More »


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Odds and Ends: Internet detox
by | March 15, 2015 | 56 Comments
girlfriday: So, are you alive? javabeans: Huh? Who are you? What am I? Where are we? How did I get here? girlfriday: I’ll take that as a no. Uprooting your whole life can do that to you. How was the big move? javabeans: You know, you’d think that the worst part about packing boxes and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Strange superpowers fuel tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 13, 2015 | 38 Comments
A new drama is coming to tvN, and it’s being described as a “fantastic youth growth comedy,” which I can see from the title, The Superman Age, and its off-kilter premise. It’s hilarious, seriously. The comedy series is about a job-hunting twentysomething who suddenly acquires superpowers one day… because apparently in this world, an adult... More »


Drama Casting & News
Vampires get schooled in Orange Marmalade
by | March 13, 2015 | 22 Comments
More vampires! Although KBS’s upcoming Orange Marmalade is set up to focus on the younger cast — led by Yeo Jin-gu (Potato Star 2013QR3), CN Blue’s Jonghyun, and AOA’s Seolhyun — I’m glad to see Song Jong-ho (Mandate of Heaven, Answer Me 1997) being added to the cast. Mostly because I really enjoy him, but... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #386
by | March 13, 2015 | 310 Comments
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