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Drama Casting & News
Staredowns and threats of a shake-up in Solomon’s Perjury
by | November 29, 2016 | 28 Comments
Since Jo Jae-hyun (Master–God of Noodles) wearing a stern face automatically makes me think evil (or at the very least, scary mofo), it’s pretty apt to have him playing a school administrator in Solomon’s Perjury, the JTBC mystery thriller that unfolds when a student dies at school, the adults turn a blind eye to justice,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Relaxed smiles on the set of JTBC’s Man to Man
by | November 28, 2016 | 56 Comments
Promo materials remain scarce for JTBC’s Man to Man, but I’m happy to see two of its leads smiling in these latest photos from the drama’s shoots. It’s been filming for weeks now (it began production in mid-October), but since it’ll be a pre-produced drama that airs next year, it seems to be taking its... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 4
by | November 24, 2016 | 177 Comments
I find this show a nice breath of fresh air, and often laugh-out-loud funny. Perhaps the You From Another Star connection has dulled the shine a bit so that this show doesn’t feel as fresh as that one did at the time, but I’m loving the brightness, the characters, and the undercurrent of sentimentality (particularly... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon So-hee joins Ruler–Master of the Mask, L in contention
by | November 22, 2016 | 78 Comments
I’m excited to hear more about MBC’s upcoming sageuk drama Ruler—Master of the Mask, because once they secured Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) to play a lonely prince and Kim So-hyun (Bring It On, Ghost) to play his enemy-turned-love-interest, I was in, no matter what else happened with the cast. …Of course, then the drama went... More »

Drama Casting & News
Food fights and cuddling in posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin
by | November 21, 2016 | 99 Comments
These new official posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin are eye-catching and elegant; they almost look more like they belong to a fashion spread in a glossy magazine than drama promo material. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ve got quite the polished, sophisticated-looking cast (having what looks like the world’s most elegant food fight). The... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS to air director’s cut of Legend of the Blue Sea’s first two episodes
by | November 18, 2016 | 65 Comments
Huh, well I’m not sure that it’s necessary, but SBS has announced that they’ll be airing a special director’s cut of the first two episodes of its mermaid-fantasy-rom-com Legend of the Blue Sea this weekend, with a full 16 extra minutes of footage (8 minutes per episode). That’s a pretty decent chunk of new material.... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 1
by | November 16, 2016 | 232 Comments
Today saw the premieres of three dramas, all direct timeslot competitors on the Big Three broadcasters, but it was this show, Legend of the Blue Sea, that had the highest hype and the highest expectations. I’m always nervous when a show I’m looking forward to, which has writers and directors and actors I like very... More »

Drama Casting & News
Legal drama Defendant finds leading lady in SNSD’s Yuri
by | November 15, 2016 | 157 Comments
girlfriday: Casting news for SBS’s Defendant!   javabeans: Ooh! Yay! Hit me. girlfriday: SNSD’s Yuri has been cast in it. javabeans: …I take that back. But okay, I’ll think positively. Just as long as they get a good lead… girlfriday: She’s the lead.... More »

Drama Casting & News
One last pre-premiere photo op for Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 15, 2016 | 122 Comments
I swear, I was all Legend of Blue Sea’d out, after being inundated with all those promos and teasers and stills, and had intended to just ride it out till premiere day quietly. After all, there’s only so much you can say about pictures when the show hasn’t even aired yet, and promo fatigue is... More »

Drama Casting & News
A duo of fateful first encounters in MBC’s Night Light
by | November 14, 2016 | 49 Comments
Sometimes you just want to see characters being steely and hard, particularly heroines in a landscape that is so populated by nice Candys, which makes up a large part of my interest in MBC’s Night Light, featuring characters who are determined to amass wealth and power, each for their own differing reasons. I’m also intrigued... More »