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Three Musketeers: Episode 1
by | August 18, 2014 | 133 Comments
Great summer fun! Three Musketeers kicked off its first episode (and first season, of three planned) yesterday, and I’m hooked already: The show has a swift storytelling style, a delightfully cheeky sense of humor (which often dips into the refreshingly deadpan), and a set of characters with heart. And you know, despite my misgivings about... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nodame renames itself Cantabile Tomorrow
by | August 18, 2014 | 120 Comments
Well, the Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile has announced its final title change… although we’ve still got two months till the drama premieres so I still say there’s time for another renaming yet. For a while the show was just Nodame Cantabile, and then it was Cantabile Romance, and now it’s the awkwardly punny Cantabile... More »


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Odds and Ends: The KCON 2014 wrap-up
by | August 16, 2014 | 81 Comments
javabeans: Well, I know what I did this week—spent it recovering from KCON. I know technically we only were “on” for two hours (we had one hour-long panel on each day), but it sure took a lot out of me. girlfriday: The heat might’ve had something to do with that. javabeans: And the forty thousand... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #356
by | August 15, 2014 | 291 Comments
  Clazziquai – “Love Satellite” [ Download ] Open Thread #355 Open Thread #354 Open Thread #353 Open Thread #352 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 16
by | August 14, 2014 | 57 Comments
You know, just because you decide to become a hero doesn’t mean you automatically become one. That’s something that’ll be challenging our guy as he ups his game in working for a higher goal, while finding himself stymied by the baddies. ‘Cause sure, maybe killing a bad guy won’t change the world, but at least... More »


Drama Casting & News
One last barrage of promos for the swashbuckling Three Musketeers
by | August 14, 2014 | 34 Comments
We don’t have much longer to wait before tvN premieres its latest drama, Three Musketeers, this coming weekend, so why not prepare for the event with a whole slew of pretty pictures? I’d call the drama as a whole an ensemble piece, but it feels a bit like a two-headliner deal with Lee Jin-wook in... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 15
by | August 13, 2014 | 40 Comments
A hero is born! It’s an episode of turning points, as some people turn toward the light and others head for the darkness. Our hero faces a moment of truth and questions the path he’s been traveling, discovering that perhaps there’s another way to get things done. It’s a truth that’s been staring him in... More »


Drama Casting & News
tvN launches its own award ceremony
by | August 13, 2014 | 86 Comments
The Big Three broadcasters have one more reason to be wary of tvN, which is nipping at their heels as a rival — and doing a frankly bang-up job of becoming a worthy competitor despite its smaller, newer rookie status as a cable programmer. Now tvN has announced that it’ll be launching its own awards... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Boys of OCN join forces to take down a bigger bad
by | August 12, 2014 | 50 Comments
Time to check back in with Bad Boys, the OCN crime thriller that features a rather compelling assortment of characters—all criminals of different stripes—who work together against an even bigger criminal element. The copy on the title reads, “The bad boys who catch bad guys.” With reliably badass Kim Sang-joong (A New Leaf, City Hunter)... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Lies, monks, and Uptown Girl
by | August 11, 2014 | 87 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Lucy has a pretty good, detailed description of a drama I bet you’ll know: One thing I really remember was its catchy theme song. I would hum it if I could, but... More »


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Odds and Ends: One chart to rule them all
by | August 9, 2014 | 71 Comments
girlfriday: So, are you all packed for KCON? javabeans: I have a recap left to write, so obviously, nothing is packed. Recaps always come first, don’t you know? girlfriday: Oh, I KNOW. The recap schedule, it owns us. javabeans: You think we’re joking, but there’s a huge chart we plan our every movement around, and... More »