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Drama Recaps
You From Another Star: Episode 20
by | February 26, 2014 | 286 Comments
Final week! Get your tissues ready, today will wring a sea of tears out of you (at least if you have a heart) as the countdown winds down to the final hours. It’s a bittersweet though also gratifying way to send off a loved one, with an appreciation of every precious minute left combining with... More »


Drama Casting & News
Suspense and suspicion abound in God’s Gift teasers
by | February 26, 2014 | 29 Comments
We’ve had a lot of light and breezy shows lately, but as we head into the next batch of dramas we’ll be getting darker, more thriller-esque fare. In addition to SBS’s president-is-kidnapped drama Three Days and tvN’s serial-killer series Gap-dong, we have God’s Gift—14 Days, which will be premiering next week and now has several... More »


Drama Casting & News
Casting finalized for You’re All Surrounded
by | February 26, 2014 | 88 Comments
These are names we’ve all heard previously linked to upcoming SBS cop drama You’re All Surrounded, but now they’re confirmed as the leads: Cha Seung-won reunites with his Best Love (and CF) frenemy Lee Seung-gi, and Go Ara rounds out the main trio. Tags: Cha Seung-won, Go Ara, Lee Seung-gi... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won offered lead in Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile
by | February 25, 2014 | 269 Comments
Ooh, interesting. Dramaland is pursuing a Korean remake of hit Japanese drama (and manga and anime) Nodame Cantabile, and while it’s only in the very early stages, already the property has generated a lot of buzz about potential casting. The first big name to be floated as the clumsy but lovable heroine was IU, but... More »


Drama Casting & News
Script read and poster shoot for My Girl Hotel King
by | February 24, 2014 | 69 Comments
Well, these photos aren’t much to go on for upcoming weekend drama Hotel King, which has only just had its script reading and has therefore supplied us with no promo shots of Lee Dong-wook and Lee Da-hae in character, cozying up all romantic-like, preferably with lots of skinship and flirting. So we’ll have to make... More »


Drama Casting & News
Flirty posters for Sly and Single Again
by | February 24, 2014 | 69 Comments
MBC’s new rom-com Sly and Single Again premieres this week, and here are a couple of saucy posters featuring the drama’s once-married, now-divorced (and destined-for-a-rematch) couple in Lee Min-jung and Joo Sang-wook. Get ready for an onslaught of stills, many of them featuring beautiful people wearing comically bad hair. Not that I mind the hair,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
King’s Family: An overview
by | February 23, 2014 | 82 Comments
KBS’s six-month-long weekend juggernaut of a drama King’s Family (also called Wang Family) just wrapped up its 50-episode run a week ago, and for some inexplicable reason I watched the whole thing. I even liked it sometimes! And because watching such a bizarrely entertaining show for no reason leaves me vaguely dissatisfied at having given... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Hammers, Boston, and makgulli
by | February 23, 2014 | 47 Comments
javabeans: So! How was your week? girlfriday: Well, I got food poisoning… so not that great. My body is angry at me. javabeans: Probably for good reason, given the workload that will not die. girlfriday: Or maybe this is the universe’s way of forcing me to be in bed. javabeans: You need to sleep. Here,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Hotels, balloons, gisaengs
by | February 22, 2014 | 70 Comments
As always, feel free to email us your requests for future Name That Dramas by using the contact form. Help Abbie finish her drama! (I hate when access to anything gets revoked halfway.) I’ve been trying to find this drama for a while, but I can’t remember it. I started watching it on Netflix, but... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hotel King confirms its leads, goes on casting spree
by | February 21, 2014 | 62 Comments
Im Seul-ong, Wang Ji-hye It’s a casting bonanza for Hotel King, which has not only secured Lee Dong-wook and Lee Da-hae as its leads (omg My Girl squee), but a whole bunch more to make up the supporting cast. Let’s start with Im Seul-ong, 2AM idol and budding actor, whose casting makes me aww if... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #331
by | February 21, 2014 | 301 Comments
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