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Shin Mina to co-star with Lee Seon-kyun for quirky romance
by | February 6, 2015 | 28 Comments
This isn’t a pairing my mind would have immediately gravitated toward, but I think I can get behind Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) teaming up with Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day) for a quirky romance. I love them both separately, so why not together? She’s not confirmed yet but is reportedly in final negotiations... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-won as Yoochun’s potential co-star in Sensory Couple
by | February 5, 2015 | 103 Comments
I have good news, and even better news. I’m not sure which is which, but I’ll let you decide: One, the drama formerly known (and laughed at) as The Girl Who Sees Smells has decided to rename itself Sensory Couple, and two, after courting Suzy, who did not take the role, the show is now... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 18
by | February 3, 2015 | 3,152 Comments
Strap yourselves in, folks, it’s a roller coaster of an episode, running the entire emotional gamut—there’s plenty of cuteness and laughs, but with only one more week left, we can’t rest too assured in momentary comforts. We’re never far from the undercurrent of unease that runs throughout, reminding us that there’s just enough time for... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 17
by | February 2, 2015 | 1,033 Comments
We’ve got fun and thrills in store for us today, with the central Scooby gang united in purpose and out to pull off a caper. I love caper plots. It’s a dangerous game they’re playing, but our team goes all-out and heightens the already high stakes, sending the message to their opponents that not only... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Choi Jin-hyuk turns vampire next for Japanese movie
by | February 2, 2015 | 32 Comments
Add Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) to the ever-growing list of fictional vampires, as he’s just confirmed taking a role in a movie called Love♡Vampire (yes, the heart is apparently part of the title, though I don’t know how it’s meant to be pronounced). Vampires in dramaland has been a trend in recent years —... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret’s writer heads to SBS with Mask
by | February 2, 2015 | 55 Comments
Scriptwriter Choi Ho-chul scored a surprise hit for KBS with his angsty melodrama Secret in 2013, and now SBS will be hoping he can re-create that success for them with his next drama, titled Mask, which has been granted a slot on the schedule for late spring. The drama is about people “who live hiding... More »
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Odds and Ends: Play ball
by | January 31, 2015 | 123 Comments
javabeans: So, are you watching The Big Game this weekend? girlfriday: Is that a new drama? Why haven’t I heard about it? Who’s in it? javabeans: Lol, I meant the Superbowl. It’s apparently a thing here, in this country we live in. girlfriday: Like Americans need another excuse to drink beer and watch TV. Tags:... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three Days writer returns with Memories of Murder-inspired thriller
by | January 30, 2015 | 15 Comments
Writer Kim Eun-hee of thrillers Three Days, Sign, and Ghost is heading back to SBS with a new drama titled Signal (a working title), which is in planning for a broadcast later this summer. This drama is reported to be a reworking of the much-lauded Bong Joon-ho film Memories of Murder. Wait, wasn’t that already... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki courted for sci-fi fantasy as post-army comeback
by | January 30, 2015 | 39 Comments
Hm, so looks like the sci-fi action blockbuster Fist Fighting is still looking for a leading man, with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) emerging as the latest name in contention, and before he’s even been released from army duty. According to a statement made on the 30th by a source with the film’s production, Song is... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #380
by | January 30, 2015 | 595 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Couple hearts and thumbs-up for Ho-gu’s Love press conference
by | January 29, 2015 | 37 Comments
The first word that comes to mind whenever I see anything about this drama is cute, and all its attendant synonyms. For our sake I hope Ho-gu’s Love, tvN’s latest rom-com set to premiere in another two weeks, is as peppy and fun as it appears, because it seems like a quirky and upbeat show... More »