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by | June 5, 2015 | 216 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 8
by | June 4, 2015 | 180 Comments
Yessss, finally. As recently as yesterday, I was all set to give up on this show being anything other than a Hong sisters pastiche—still cute and fun to watch, mostly because of the leads, but all paint by numbers and predictable. It felt like they’d taken a coloring book and merely filled in the white... More »


Drama Casting & News
Popular fantasy web drama Love Cells gets a sequel
by | June 4, 2015 | 43 Comments
The web drama Love Cells was such a big hit last year that it’s getting a second season, and has secured Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom) to return, reprising her character of Nebi. The series depicts a cute fantasy-romance story of a perpetually alone slacker, named Dae-choong (which pretty much means “meh”), who’s about to lose... More »


Drama Casting & News
The ghost-possession begins in tvN’s Oh My Ghostess
by | June 4, 2015 | 38 Comments
Finally, some stills from Oh My Ghostess, plus a video clip from the show’s script reading. Normally the script readings are pretty dry affairs and we don’t get to see much of them, but this one particularly piques my interest because I’m relieved to see that lead actress Park Bo-young has a comic side, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
To be or not to be evil in High Society
by | June 3, 2015 | 53 Comments
We’ve got one last promo push for High Society, which premieres next week with the story of a young chaebol woman (UEE) who puts on the guise of an ordinary woman, hoping to find love with someone who values her for herself rather than her riches. There are a couple of new posters out as... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Seojinnie vs. Chajumma
by | June 2, 2015 | 47 Comments
girlfriday: I can’t really imagine a context in which you’d compare Lee Seo-jin and Cha Seung-won as actors, since they’re such different types. But as variety personas on Na PD’s shows (Three Meals a Day), sometimes it feels like there’s a meta narrative of them competing against each other, even though they’ve never even been... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim So-hyun joins D.O. in nostalgic first-love melo
by | June 2, 2015 | 36 Comments
Kim So-hyun has solidified her headliner status with her current drama Who Are You—School 2015 (not that we doubted she had it in her, from all her previous performances), and now she’s also landed a lead role in a movie, titled Innocence. The girl certainly deserves it, since she’s got more skill and charisma than... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Se-kyung reunites with Yoo Ah-in in Six Flying Dragons
by | June 2, 2015 | 111 Comments
It sure seems like SBS sageuk drama Six Flying Dragons has had a harder time securing actresses than its lead actors, but it’s finally settled on a leading lady in Shin Se-kyung, who is taking over the role recently vacated by Baek Jin-hee. The drama does sound like it’ll feature the men a lot more... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ex-Girlfriend Club gets shortened to 12 episodes
by | June 2, 2015 | 240 Comments
Bad news for fans of tvN’s rom-com Ex-Girlfriend Club, which has just been given a big ol’ cutdown from its initially planned 16 episodes down to 12. Official statements cite that the show is being cut “to maintain high quality” of the remaining episodes, but that’s really just doublespeak for “our ratings weren’t good enough.”... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Seung-ho leads team of merry swindlers in comedy Kim Seon-dal
by | June 1, 2015 | 24 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Jo Jae-hyun The plot of Yoo Seung-ho’s new film project Kim Seon-dal sounded fun and quirky when it was first announced, but now with the rest of the cast in place, we’ve got even more reasons to be interested: Jo Jae-hyun (Punch), Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love), Ra Mi-ran (Ode to My... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Unwanted visitors bring bad juju in fantasy-horror Guest
by | June 1, 2015 | 33 Comments
If eerily moody thrillers are your bag, keep your eyes peeled for Guest, a movie set in 1950s Korea in a tiny unmapped village where strange things begin happening after the arrival of a father (Ryu Seung-ryong) and his son. Based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the film is described as... More »