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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD ships out cast for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 2, 2015 | 59 Comments
The Three Meals a Day spinoff seems to have just settled on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village as its title, and you can’t argue with that since it’s literally that: Na PD taking three actors, plonking them down in a far-off fishing village, and making them work for their three square meals a day.... More »

Drama Casting & News
2014 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 149 Comments
And now for SBS’s awards! I thought yesterday’s ceremony over at MBC was a bit lackluster, but maybe that was more about not really loving MBC’s dramas of the past year and not having seen very many of their winners. It’s a different story over at SBS, which had a bunch of shows (and more... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 8
by | December 30, 2014 | 1,063 Comments
It’s a good thing I write these recaps as I watch the episode and not after already watching it through, because otherwise today’s recap would just be pictures and unintelligible vowel sounds. Like urrrrrrr and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I’m sure that would’ve been entertaining for all of two seconds before you needed to know exactly... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stylish teaser for KBS’s Spy
by | December 30, 2014 | 32 Comments
KBS has released its first teaser for its spy drama Spy (aptly, if obviously, named), and it looks pretty slick. It’s pretty short, but hits the essentials: Mom Bae Jong-ok is “an ordinary mother,” son Kim Jaejoong is “an ordinary son,” and the drama tells of “their non-ordinary mother-son relationship.” That’s an understatement, given that... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 7
by | December 29, 2014 | 143 Comments
Is passive-aggressive Healer not the cutest thing or what? His disguise is both a handy tool and a hindrance, since he’s bound by his secret identity to behave in a certain Bong-soo-like way… which, on the flipside, allows him cover to act blissfully ignorant while getting to be petty and jealous. I could pretty much... More »

Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat shakes up cast lineup for sequel
by | December 29, 2014 | 103 Comments
javabeans: I have some drama news for you, but maybe you should sit down first. So they’re doing a Season 2 of Let’s Eat. girlfriday: Yeah, I know. I’m already on it. Got my bowls of ramyun and my takeout menus at the ready. javabeans: Wait, that’s not all. Season 1’s Yoon Doo-joon is just-about-almost... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2014 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 6]
by | December 29, 2014 | 220 Comments
And now for the Editors’ Picks, which closes out another Year in Review series (and another year, which hardly seems possible, but apparently time stops for no one, no matter how we beg). As ever, we’re grateful to gummimochi and HeadsNo2 for all their awesome recaps and reviews, whether rain or snow or, in some... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Joon leads cable drama City of the Sun
by | December 27, 2014 | 40 Comments
Cable station MBC Dramanet is gearing up to air a new 20-episode drama come the new year, titled City of the Sun, and already has managed to sell to both Japan and China. Perhaps we can attribute that to its source material, since the project is based on a novel by Japanese author Ikeido Jun... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #375
by | December 26, 2014 | 248 Comments
  Winterplay – “하얀겨울” (White winter) [ Download ] Open Thread #374 Open Thread #373 Open Thread #372 Open Thread #371 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Reindeer and hissy fits
by | December 25, 2014 | 87 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   ALU’s drama feels seasonally appropriate! I saw this drama few years back. I am not sure of the year it came out. The girl is in a Rudolph outfit and the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-sun courted to be Kim Yoo-jung’s Angry Mom
by | December 24, 2014 | 50 Comments
Hm, this is an interesting (potential) casting—I’m not quite sure I see it yet, but I’m intrigued. Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season, Faith) is the name being circulated as the titular mother character in MBC’s upcoming drama Angry Mom, which is the drama about a mother going back to high school to help her bullied daughter.... More »