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Yoo Yeon-seok to reunite with Han Hyo-joo in period movie
by | January 23, 2015 | 22 Comments
Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994, The Informant) is, happily and sadly, lining up another film as his next project — happily because it’s great his career is booming and keeping him fully booked, but sadly because I want my favorite actors to be in dramaland as much as possible. Films are great and all, but... More »

Drama Casting & News
New Hong sisters drama in planning, Kang So-ra denies casting rumors
by | January 23, 2015 | 210 Comments
Here’s a mini-update on the new drama in the works by the star writing duo the Hong sisters (Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran), which was announced last fall as a reteaming of the writers with PD Park Hong-kyun, with whom they worked on their zippy metaphor-laden screwball rom-com Best Love. (His other credits include Queen Seon-deok... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #379
by | January 23, 2015 | 1,083 Comments
  Jang Giha and the Faces – “사람의 마음” (A person’s heart) [ Download ] Open Thread #378 Open Thread #377 Open Thread #376 Open Thread #375 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-gun turns into Superdaddy for tvN
by | January 22, 2015 | 77 Comments
Hm, so although Lee Dong-gun ended up turning down the current tvN romance Heart to Heart, he’ll now be headlining the drama to follow that: Superdaddy Yeol, based on (what else?) a webtoon of the same name. Also cast is Lee Yuri, who recently took home a Daesang for her villainness role in MBC’s hit... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 14
by | January 20, 2015 | 3,011 Comments
Oof. It’s a wrenching episode, taking us on a roller coaster ride of wild emotional ups and downs. Our hero has to grapple with some weighty, nearly unbearable, burdens, struggling to make sense out of the insensible. Thankfully for him, he isn’t as alone in the world as he thinks he is—and thankfully for us,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Wang Ji-won to join cast of Divorce Lawyer in Love
by | January 20, 2015 | 22 Comments
Divorce Lawyer in Love is slated to be a March drama, so it’s ramping up pre-production, starting with the cast: After confirming Jo Yeo-jung (Haeundae Lovers) as the lead and courting Yeon Woo-jin (Marriage Not Dating), they’re looking to cast second leads, and Wang Ji-won is the first name to be added to the list.... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 13
by | January 19, 2015 | 1,031 Comments
Big movements ahead! As fun as it was to watch Bong-sookie being jealous of himself, it’s time for life to step it up and throw bigger frustrations in his path, which are equal parts entertaining and angst-inducing. Plus, with the outing of some truths come new unanswered questions, throwing our characters off-balance as they try... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Sohn Ho-joon replaces Jang Geun-seok on Three Meals a Day
by | January 19, 2015 | 61 Comments
As far as backup plans go, this one sounds like a winner: Sohn Ho-joon (Answer Me 1994) has been tapped to replace Jang Geun-seok in the reality-variety program Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, after Jang recently stepped away because of a tax evasion scandal. The show will still feature Jang in its earlier episodes... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Cryptic clues and burned clothes
by | January 18, 2015 | 64 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   AJ asks: Two families live in the same village and are close friends. They become forever bound when the older generation decides that the youngest boy and girl from each family... More »

Odds and Ends: All hail the power of the squee
by | January 17, 2015 | 347 Comments
girlfriday: So, what’s up? javabeans: The comment count, that’s for sure. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but since I get emailed every time a comment is posted, let’s just say my inbox is exploding over Healer comments. girlfriday: Oh, I’ve noticed. It’s hard to miss. Kinda like someone having a block party in your... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-hyuk nabs leading man role for weekend drama Bluebird’s House
by | January 16, 2015 | 30 Comments
I have good news and some… well, you-decide-if-it’s-good news: Lee Jun-hyuk (My Spring Days) has picked his next project, and he’ll take the leading role (finally!) in KBS’s upcoming weekend drama Bluebird’s House (…sigh). I have nothing against weekend dramas (and have in fact watched an oddly high number of them), but let’s just say... More »