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Food fights and cuddling in posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin
by | November 21, 2016 | 99 Comments
These new official posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin are eye-catching and elegant; they almost look more like they belong to a fashion spread in a glossy magazine than drama promo material. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ve got quite the polished, sophisticated-looking cast (having what looks like the world’s most elegant food fight). The... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS to air director’s cut of Legend of the Blue Sea’s first two episodes
by | November 18, 2016 | 65 Comments
Huh, well I’m not sure that it’s necessary, but SBS has announced that they’ll be airing a special director’s cut of the first two episodes of its mermaid-fantasy-rom-com Legend of the Blue Sea this weekend, with a full 16 extra minutes of footage (8 minutes per episode). That’s a pretty decent chunk of new material.... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 1
by | November 16, 2016 | 232 Comments
Today saw the premieres of three dramas, all direct timeslot competitors on the Big Three broadcasters, but it was this show, Legend of the Blue Sea, that had the highest hype and the highest expectations. I’m always nervous when a show I’m looking forward to, which has writers and directors and actors I like very... More »


Drama Casting & News
Legal drama Defendant finds leading lady in SNSD’s Yuri
by | November 15, 2016 | 157 Comments
girlfriday: Casting news for SBS’s Defendant!   javabeans: Ooh! Yay! Hit me. girlfriday: SNSD’s Yuri has been cast in it. javabeans: …I take that back. But okay, I’ll think positively. Just as long as they get a good lead… girlfriday: She’s the lead.... More »


Drama Casting & News
One last pre-premiere photo op for Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 15, 2016 | 122 Comments
I swear, I was all Legend of Blue Sea’d out, after being inundated with all those promos and teasers and stills, and had intended to just ride it out till premiere day quietly. After all, there’s only so much you can say about pictures when the show hasn’t even aired yet, and promo fatigue is... More »


Drama Casting & News
A duo of fateful first encounters in MBC’s Night Light
by | November 14, 2016 | 49 Comments
Sometimes you just want to see characters being steely and hard, particularly heroines in a landscape that is so populated by nice Candys, which makes up a large part of my interest in MBC’s Night Light, featuring characters who are determined to amass wealth and power, each for their own differing reasons. I’m also intrigued... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim So-hyun to romance Yoo Seung-ho in MBC’s Ruler–Master of the Mask
by | November 10, 2016 | 214 Comments
Now, this is a lineup I can get excited about: Kim So-hyun (Bring It On, Ghost) has confirmed taking the lead role opposite Yoo Seung-ho (Remember—Son’s War) in Ruler–Master of the Mask, an MBC historical drama set to air next year.   Ruler—Master of the Mask is described as a fresh, youthful melodrama-romance, which is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Friends, rivals, and training sessions in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju
by | November 8, 2016 | 32 Comments
Next week is gonna be a crush of new dramas, with MBC’s Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo premiering on the same day as SBS’s Legend of the Blue Sea and KBS’s Oh My Geum-bi. They all look appealing in their own way, but all the buzz has gone to Blue Sea, making this one rather the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jeon Ji-hyun becomes human in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 7, 2016 | 47 Comments
At this point it’s like a clown car joke, this constant influx of Legend of the Blue Sea promos that appears to have no end. They’re all very attractive promos, of course, but at this point I just want the show to start already. Mostly because I’ve run out of ways to describe the show... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Ji-eun cast as Sung Hoon’s leading lady in My Secret Romance
by | November 7, 2016 | 42 Comments
Hm, okay, I’m recalibrating my expectations. Last week when I heard that Sung Hoon (Five Kids) was headlining a rom-com drama called My Secret Romance from the 1% of Anything PD, about a couple who has a one night stand and then runs into each other unexpectedly three years later, I was excited because the... More »