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Drama Casting & News
Ryu Soo-young, Dasom to headline KBS comedy Taming Mother-in-Law
by | July 16, 2015 | 34 Comments
KBS has announced its (probable) lineup for upcoming drama Taming Mother-in-Law, with its three main leads either now confirmed or in final talks to settle their participation: Ryu Soo-young (Endless Love, Two Weeks), Sistar idol Dasom (Melody of Love), and veteran dramaland mom Go Du-shim (High Society). The drama’s initial promotional round hit a hiccup... More »

Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 3
by | July 15, 2015 | 110 Comments
Okay, now that the plot is in place and the drama has settled into its groove, I feel like we’ve got a good handle on what this drama is and will continue to be. I’m finding Scholar Who Walks the Night to be fast-paced, light, with a healthy dollop of cheese—it’s a little gooey in... More »

Drama Casting & News
I Need Romance writer, director reteam for cable youth romance
by | July 15, 2015 | 25 Comments
Min-ho, Park So-dam Another cable station is throwing its hat into the drama ring, and I’m a bit surprised to hear that it’s OnStyle, since that’s a channel that, as its name suggests, focuses on style, beauty, fashion, and the like. The drama is titled Because It’s the First Time and will be OnStyle’s very... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won goes on the run for Yong-pal
by | July 14, 2015 | 56 Comments
Ah, it’s nice to have an intrigue-filled set of stills as our first look at a drama, and here we are with the promise of thrills for SBS’s upcoming melodrama Yong-pal. The series centers around a talented surgeon who takes illegal side jobs treating the rich in secret, operating under the code name Yong-pal, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS announces global youth action romance Murim School
by | July 13, 2015 | 51 Comments
KBS has announced production of a new drama, Murim School, but what surprises me about the announcement isn’t its plot or subject material but the bold claims the broadcaster is putting forth, calling the series “killer content” that’ll usher in “a new Hallyu paradigm” to break the “stagnant drama market” out of its current plateau.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Suzy bows out of Cheese in the Trap
by | July 12, 2015 | 184 Comments
Can’t say I’m surprised that Suzy won’t be headlining the drama adaptation of Cheese in the Trap after all—not after the swift and loud netizen outcry to the initial announcement that she was considering. It’s funny how most of it was along the lines of We like Suzy, really we do, but please not this... More »

Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 3
by | July 10, 2015 | 84 Comments
Oh my goodness, this drama is too freaking cute. More specifically, it’s Park Bo-young who’s ridiculously adorable, somehow managing to be simultaneously hilarious and sympathetic while never getting annoying. She’s aided by a great synchronicity with Kim Seul-gi, bubbly and energetic in similar ways, though you could argue that’s just more demonstration of acting skill.... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #403
by | July 10, 2015 | 264 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo turns Twenty Again for tvN rom-com
by | July 9, 2015 | 53 Comments
Choi Ji-woo is strengthening her ties to cable station tvN (after participating in the most recent season of their marquee variety show, Grandpas Over Flowers), signing on to headline an upcoming drama with them, Twenty Again (literally, Twenty for the Second Time). The series is the one formerly titled Our Heaven, which first courted Go... More »

Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 1
by | July 8, 2015 | 142 Comments
It’s an intense first episode, with not a moment wasted—this is an hour jam-packed with action, plot, and emotion. My biggest worry heading into Scholar Who Walks the Night was that it would be a cheesy kind of vampire-fantasy, because vamps (and monsters and ghouls) are tricky that way: Well-handled, they can be the stuff... More »

Drama Casting & News
From the press conference for Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | July 7, 2015 | 129 Comments
It’s not that I’m not excited about the premiere of MBC’s Scholar Who Walks the Night (I am! Vampires in hanboks! Lee Jun-ki pretty!)… it’s just that at this point, I feel there’s little left to say about the show. I’m all out of words. I have no more words to give! So maybe pretty... More »