Author Archive

Drama Casting & News
Descended writer attached to Man to Man, Park Hae-jin in talks to star
by | March 24, 2016 | 62 Comments
Before we get too excited: No, not writer Kim Eun-sook, and no, Park Hae-jin has not confirmed yet. What we do know is that Park Hae-jin is still in contention to headline JTBC’s Man to Man, which has brought on Descended From the Sun’s second writer, Kim Won-seok, whose other drama credits are Queen’s Classroom... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Seo-hyung in final negotiations to join The Good Wife
by | March 24, 2016 | 14 Comments
Casting continues to impress on tvN’s The Good Wife remake, which is now in final negotiations to cast Kim Seo-hyung, making for a robust lineup — not that I’d expect any less of the project that finally lured Jeon Do-yeon back to the small screen. Jeon (Shameless, Secret Sunshine) was the first to confirm as... More »

Drama Casting & News
Namgoong Min lands lead role in Beast’s Beauty for SBS
by | March 24, 2016 | 64 Comments
Yay for Namgoong Min (Remember—Son’s War), who’s coming off a string of scene-stealing villain roles to land his first lead role in a broadcast drama, which is tentatively titled Beast’s Beauty. He must’ve made a good impression on his Girl Who Sees Smells producers, since that drama’s PD and writer are the ones behind this... More »

Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 3
by | March 23, 2016 | 35 Comments
Okay, I’m liking the show better today, which gives us development between our characters and a growing divide between good and bad. The show isn’t the slickest around, but there’s a sort of messy energy that I like about it, and part of that comes from the performances, and some from the way the plot... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ryu Joon-yeol joins Hwang Jung-eum in a Lucky Romance
by | March 22, 2016 | 164 Comments
Score! Ryu Joon-yeol, who had a huge debut year with Answer Me 1988 (also the films Socialphobia and Glory Day, and the variety program Youths Over Flowers in Africa), has been chosen to play the leading man in MBC’s upcoming rom-com Lucky Romance, which just confirmed Hwang Jung-eum a day ago. I’d heard some fan... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung So-min cast as Lee Kwang-soo’s girlfriend for KBS web/variety drama
by | March 22, 2016 | 30 Comments
The cast is now in place for the upcoming KBS “variety drama” Sound of the Heart, based on a long-running (ten years!) webtoon of the same name that’s earned a following for its comedic take on ordinary life moments. The project earlier cast Lee Kwang-soo (It’s Okay, It’s Love) to star and has now secured... More »

Drama Casting & News
Betrayal, conspiracy, and bickering partners in melodrama Monster
by | March 21, 2016 | 25 Comments
You know, if only Monster weren’t a 50-episode drama, I’d probably be all revved up and rarin’ to go — the second teaser is out, and it looks intense and full of angsty performances. (Note: On desktop, the video player autoplays, so turn your sound down or get ready to hit pause if you don’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Tears, guns, and revenge drive Monster’s first teaser
by | March 18, 2016 | 41 Comments
It took a little digging, but I eventually managed to find the first teaser for MBC’s revenge-melo series Monster, which has apparently taken the restrict-all-social-media-availability approach to promotion, which seems rather counterproductive if you ask me. It’s too bad, since I like the look of the show; we’ll just have to see if MBC decides... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum courted back to dramaland for Lucky Romance
by | March 17, 2016 | 108 Comments
This wouldn’t be giving her much of a honeymoon, but Hwang Jung-eum always seemed like the kind of actress who couldn’t stay away from acting for too long: She’s currently in consideration to star in an upcoming MBC drama that has me excited, a webtoon adaptation called Lucky Romance. (Perhaps it would be more accurate... More »

Drama Casting & News
Entertainer adds Chae Jung-ahn, Kang Min-hyuk
by | March 17, 2016 | 44 Comments
Well, that was fast. Ji Sung only just confirmed headlining SBS’s upcoming showbiz drama Entertainer, playing an agent struggling to regain his former success managing K-pop singers, and now we’re hearing more names pour out of the production as additions. Chae Jung-ahn (Yong-pal) has confirmed joining the cast to play a manager who has a... More »

How would you rate this episode?

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!

Click a star below to rate this episode