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2015 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 11]
by | December 28, 2015 | 328 Comments
We’re finally here, at the end of another Year in Review series! We warned you it’d be long this time, but hopefully you all made it through with us. We promise this is the last one! (At least till next year. Which is, eek, almost this year.) As ever, the process of selecting our picks... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seo-jin considers MBC weekend drama
by | December 28, 2015 | 20 Comments
Everybody’s favorite grumplestiltskin, Lee Seo-jin, is crossing back to drama waters after dipping his toe into the variety pool (Grandpas Over Flowers) and getting sucked in by the Na PD riptide (Three Meals a Day, as well as all of the follow-up Grandpas seasons): He’s now considering a new MBC production titled Hundred-Day Wife, his... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo In-young jumps aboard cast of Goodbye Mr. Black
by | December 28, 2015 | 29 Comments
Ah, we’ve got more movement on MBC’s Goodbye Mr. Black, the revengey romance thriller starring Lee Jin-wook as the betrayed hero who returns with plucky Moon Chae-won at his side to claim payback. Joining them is Yoo In-young, who has been steadily putting in solid performances in a string of supporting roles (You From Another... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Dec. 21-27, 2015
by | December 27, 2015 | 104 Comments
Another week has passed, so let’s take a look at how well the shows did purely on the numbers front. Let’s see… The Monday-Tuesday race remains steady with no major shakeups or changes. I expect the numbers will remain in this general ballpark through the end of Oh My Venus, which is followed by the... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #427
by | December 25, 2015 | 175 Comments
  Roy Kim – “It’s Christmas Day” [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #426 Open Thread #425 Open Thread #424 Open Thread #423... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jeon Do-yeon in contention to head The Good Wife remake
by | December 25, 2015 | 17 Comments
If you’re gonna remake a strong, complex show like The Good Wife featuring a strong, complex woman like Juliana Margulies’ lead character, you’d better make sure her remake counterpart is capable of handling it, which is why I’m pleased to see Jeon Do-hyun being courted for the role. I was thinking along the lines of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama news bites: December 23, 2015
by | December 23, 2015 | 48 Comments
I know we usually post our weekly round-up of news bites on the weekend, but I’m tossing out another set this time since there were lots of minor stories piling up mid-week. May as well get to them! Lee Jong-seok is heading to China in a Korean-Chinese joint production drama, which will reunite him with... More »

Drama Casting & News
CBS’s The Good Wife to be remade by tvN
by | December 22, 2015 | 27 Comments
Cable station tvN has snapped up another hit American TV show to remake into a K-drama (Entourage plans to air next year), and has confirmed procuring rights to CBS’s The Good Wife. The drama premiered in 2009 to widespread acclaim, and is currently in the middle of its seventh season. Centered around the titular character... More »

Drama Casting & News
Madam Antoine highlights phony seer and quirky experiment
by | December 21, 2015 | 37 Comments
Posters are out for JTBC’s upcoming drama Madam Antoine, and they do a good job of conveying the colorful, fun vibe of the show that’s highlighting its quirky rom-com bent. It’ll be an opposites-attract romance, pitting a phony fortuneteller (Han Ye-seul) against a logical-minded psychologist (Sung Joon) and letting the sparks (hopefully) fly. In the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Dec. 14-20, 2015
by | December 20, 2015 | 135 Comments
Hey folks, we’re trying out a new feature here, posting the drama viewership rating numbers for the past week since we often find ratings discussions interesting. We’ve sometimes mentioned ratings for episodes in various drama recaps, but thought it might be helpful to collect them into one place. So let us know what you think,... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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