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Drama Casting & News
Healer’s cast lineup and first script reading
by | September 15, 2014 | 31 Comments
Let’s check in with KBS’s Healer, which won’t premiere for several months yet but which recently held its cast script reading at the KBS annex in Seoul, featuring the cast led by headliners Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, and Yoo Ji-tae. So far I only have an inchoate idea of what the central story will be,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won takes up the conductor’s baton for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 14, 2014 | 67 Comments
Here we go, our first look at Joo-won in character for Cantabile Tomorrow, the Nodame Cantabile remake. I’m still holding off on making judgments on liking/hating the remake, but I’m allowing myself to feel cautiously hopeful, and I do feel like Joo-won looks the part of the hero, Cha Yoo-jin (Chiaki of the original). Not... More »


Drama Casting & News
Korean remake of Liar Game lines up its cast of liars and swindlers
by | September 12, 2014 | 97 Comments
Here’s an interesting possible lineup: Lee Sang-yoon (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Kim So-eun (Horse Healer), and Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star) are all currently in talks to star in tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Liar Game. Liar Game is a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name, itself an adaptation of a manga,... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #360
by | September 12, 2014 | 350 Comments
  Herz Analog – “여름밤” (Summer night) [ Download ] Open Thread #359 Open Thread #358 Open Thread #357 Open Thread #356 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ha Yeon-soo goes to prison for new drama
by | September 11, 2014 | 38 Comments
I’m not sure I would’ve thought to conjure up quirky Ha Yeon-soo as a suggestion in the game of who to cast as a convicted attempted-murderer (at least not in the top thirty, forty names), but she’s chosen to take on the role of one in the upcoming drama Legendary Witch, which will mark her... More »


Drama Casting & News
Gong Hyo-jin off to vacation, then hospital
by | September 10, 2014 | 111 Comments
This seems a little backward to me, but hey, I’m not the (actor playing the) doctor: The cast and crew of SBS’s It’s Okay, It’s Love, which wraps this week, will soon be flying to Thailand for a group vacation, after which series star Gong Hyo-jin is heading back to the hospital. She apparently needs... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 6
by | September 9, 2014 | 22 Comments
javabeans: So we’ve already seen the end of the Peru trip, but this is the special extra episode (the “director’s cut”) that was added on to show us scenes that hadn’t been shown the first time around. I’m always a little iffy on these extra episodes because if they were good scenes, they would have... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Mean sisters and secret wills
by | September 9, 2014 | 61 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Faex’s question is pretty familiar-sounding… (It might even be recapped on this site!) I’ve been thinking of this one drama recently, and it bugs me because I can only remember the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door doles out love, punishment, and tragedy
by | September 9, 2014 | 35 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Secret Door looks so intense and emotional, and I can’t WAIT for it to premiere (two more weeks!). Check out the next two teasers for the sageuk drama about the king who ordered his own son killed, starring Han Seok-kyu as King Yeongjo and Lee Je-hoon as Crown Prince Sado. All I can... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 4
by | September 8, 2014 | 72 Comments
Talk about your worst first day on the job ever. Something tells me that Dal-hyang’s about to face a lot of “worst firsts ever,” though, so he may as well get used to this feeling of constant disorientation. It’ll serve him well over the rest of his tenure serving the prince, who is, finally, outright... More »


Drama Casting & News
Good Doctor producers reteam for Blood
by | September 8, 2014 | 50 Comments
Good Doctor’s writer and director, Park Jae-bum and Kim Min-soo, are reteaming for another project to launch early next year, which is titled Blood. And just as I’m about to joke that the title makes me think of vampires more than doctors, I see that this drama is about vampire doctors. Ha! Also, get thee... More »