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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 10
by | June 11, 2015 | 193 Comments
Good news: Things get better! Not-as-good news: Better is a relative term. At least there’s more cuteness sprinkled into today’s episode, along with more decision-making, which keeps the frustration levels down, and our hero inches closer toward being able to express his feelings in a functional adult way. I suppose it’s a good sign that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Chae Jung-ahn to challenge Kim Tae-hee in Yong-pal
by | June 11, 2015 | 9 Comments
SBS drama Yong-pal has secured its leads in Joo-won and Kim Tae-hee and is now turning to its supporting cast, starting with Chae Jung-ahn (A New Leaf, Prime Minister and I), who is in final talks to join the project. Yong-pal centers around a talented doctor (Joo-won) who struggled to put himself through medical school... More »


Drama Casting & News
Scholar Who Walks the Night sends both leads to the hospital
by | June 10, 2015 | 103 Comments
Oh no, what is going on over there on the set for Scholar Who Walks the Night? Yesterday the vampire-sageuk-fusion-fantasy drama sent lead actor Lee Jun-ki to the hospital with a fractured nose (not the beautiful, beautiful nose!), and now we’re hearing that leading lady Lee Yubi is also out with an injured back. Eek!... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-won cameos as Kim Bum’s girlfriend for Hidden Identity
by | June 10, 2015 | 22 Comments
It’s only a guest appearance, but I won’t say no to seeing Kim Ji-won (Gap-dong, Heirs) putting in some screentime for tvN’s upcoming crime drama Hidden Identity, about a special investigative unit of undercover police officers. Better yet, she’ll be playing Kim Bum’s girlfriend, albeit only temporarily. Her character is also the younger sister to... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: A daughter-in-law contest and a witch doctor
by | June 9, 2015 | 82 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Competing for daughter-in-law rights: I saw this drama in 2010s. I just remember one scene but cannot remember the drama’s name. The main actor’s father puts on a competition for his... More »


Drama Casting & News
Another teaser and a half for I Remember You
by | June 9, 2015 | 29 Comments
Finally, a teaser for I Remember You that actually looks like a teaser! ‘Cause I’m pretty sure this first video wasn’t so much a teaser as it was a word association exercise with lots of fonts. Granted, the teaser directly below is kind of just like that previous one, in that it tells us nothing... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Superman Age: Series review
by | June 8, 2015 | 10 Comments
Cable comedy The Superman Age wrapped its run a couple weeks ago, after a somewhat low-key outing on tvN, and is a show I enjoyed immensely, though not necessarily because of a great plot or catchy pacing or even sharp writing. It showed glimmers of those things and had an interesting story, sure, but to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Dating or investigating?
by | June 8, 2015 | 55 Comments
I’ve gotten used to drama posters mostly being all the same these days, but I do find this one super cute for the KBS drama I Remember You, featuring Seo In-gook and Jang Nara as a police profiler and officer working on the same task force. I have to laugh a little at their respective... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ho returns to the big screen with global project Bounty Hunters
by | June 7, 2015 | 51 Comments
Lee Min-ho (Gangnam 1970, Heirs) has signed on to his next project, a pan-Asian blockbuster titled Bounty Hunters, and it’s got my interest piqued—not specifically because it’s Lee Min-ho (although yes, he’s still very pretty), or that it’s got a huge-scale budget (35 billion won, or about $31 million USD), but because it’s described as... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Dramabeans at KCON (again)
by | June 7, 2015 | 63 Comments
javabeans: In case you haven’t heard yet, KCON has announced its dates and new location for this year (July 31 through August 2 at Staples center in LA), and we’ve been invited to return as panelists. girlfriday: Indoors! It’ll be indoors! javabeans: Oh thank the merciful drama gods. girlfriday: For the uninitiated, KCON is a... More »


Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 8
by | June 6, 2015 | 354 Comments
Today’s episode is all about lovelines, and goodness knows this is a drama that enjoys playing with all the different relationship configurations, but more than anything I feel like it’s really about friendships. Some are solidified, while others spring up seemingly unexpectedly, giving our characters a source of support from people they hadn’t necessarily expected... More »