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Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Hye-bin scores leading role in Office Romance
by | February 13, 2015 | 25 Comments
It’s nice to see Jeon Hye-bin (Joseon Gunman) get a leading movie part after a lot of years putting in supporting roles; it’s just been announced that she’ll be headlining a film called Office Romance, and she’ll play an actress who’s described as having a frank and fresh appeal. The character’s name is Woo Yeon-yi... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Rain considers marital melo, Su Ae declines
by | February 11, 2015 | 36 Comments
While You Were Sleeping was to feature the film pairing of Rain (She’s So Lovable) and Su Ae (Thousand Day Promise) playing spouses, but now it looks like we’ll only getting half of that couple (at best): Su Ae has decided against the project, while Rain is still considering. An early report apparently jumped the... More »
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Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 20 (Final)
by | February 10, 2015 | 6,275 Comments
It’s oooooooover! Are we all still alive? And satisfied? And coherent? Healer wraps up its run in the spirit of the rest of the series, with one more tightly planned mission characterized by twists that are fun and feel-good… and maybe also a twist or two that’ll take a year off your life. But while... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bloodsucking gets cutesy for fantasy-medical drama Blood
by | February 10, 2015 | 88 Comments
The trio of posters that KBS’s upcoming Blood just released makes for an interesting mix, because none of them look like they come from the same drama. The first one makes me gag a little (since one of them is not a vampire!), but I see what they were going for with the whole cute-chilly... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 19
by | February 9, 2015 | 1,057 Comments
Only one more episode left! Are we all going to be okay tomorrow? Heck, are we all okay today? Today’s episode is, in true Healer style, is full of both setbacks as well as successes, mixing in the payoffs with new threats to carry us into the finale. We’re delivered into, out of, and into... More »

Drama Recaps
Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 4
by | February 9, 2015 | 49 Comments
This show makes me feel so many emoooootions, it’s great. It’s settled into its rhythm now—feel-good with a touch of melancholy—as the camaraderie really starts to come together, and it’s such fun to watch this diverse mix of personalities gel into a team, one where every character feels real and heartfelt. The drama isn’t quite... More »

Drama Recaps
Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 3
by | February 8, 2015 | 42 Comments
I’m helping to play catch-up on this show, which I was happy to do because Persevere, Gu Hae-ra has totally won me over. It’s interesting how this show has some very emotionally heavy moments, then turns around and makes me bust a gut laughing with its comedy. I appreciate the interplay, because a full-on melo... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #381
by | February 6, 2015 | 407 Comments
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Chungmuro/Film News
Shin Mina to co-star with Lee Seon-kyun for quirky romance
by | February 6, 2015 | 28 Comments
This isn’t a pairing my mind would have immediately gravitated toward, but I think I can get behind Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) teaming up with Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day) for a quirky romance. I love them both separately, so why not together? She’s not confirmed yet but is reportedly in final negotiations... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-won as Yoochun’s potential co-star in Sensory Couple
by | February 5, 2015 | 103 Comments
I have good news, and even better news. I’m not sure which is which, but I’ll let you decide: One, the drama formerly known (and laughed at) as The Girl Who Sees Smells has decided to rename itself Sensory Couple, and two, after courting Suzy, who did not take the role, the show is now... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 18
by | February 3, 2015 | 3,152 Comments
Strap yourselves in, folks, it’s a roller coaster of an episode, running the entire emotional gamut—there’s plenty of cuteness and laughs, but with only one more week left, we can’t rest too assured in momentary comforts. We’re never far from the undercurrent of unease that runs throughout, reminding us that there’s just enough time for... More »