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Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min considers a stint in prison for next movie
by | December 8, 2014 | 22 Comments
No, I don’t mean he’s actually going to prison, although when we’re talking about Kim Myung-min (aka Korea’s Method actor extraordinaire), you never know what lengths he’ll go to in the name of character analysis. It’s still in early stages, but the ever-busy Kim (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) is lining up his projects... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #372
by | December 5, 2014 | 313 Comments
  Jungheum Band – “우주plz” [ Download ] Open Thread #371 Open Thread #370 Open Thread #369 Open Thread #368 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kill Me Heal Me secures leads and supporting cast
by | December 5, 2014 | 71 Comments
It took a while, but Kill Me Heal Me finally has a cast, all at once — and it’s not a bad one, either. I’d wondered when it seemed to have difficulty getting actors to stick around, but maybe the wait was worth it to end up with Ji Sung after all? And joining him... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
by | December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility. Pandora comes from director Park Jung-woo of Deranged, another... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 2, 2014 | 139 Comments
Everyone ready to say goodbye? Cantabile Tomorrow ends its story in the spirit of much of its run, with a touch of sentimentality undercut by silliness and comedy, and buoyed with themes of friendship and growth. It may be time for the characters to move on to the next chapter of their lives, and while... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cover-ups and tragedies drive SBS thriller Punch
by | December 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Punch just keeps looking better and better. The thriller from the writer of The Chaser already seemed hard-edged purely from descriptions, where Kim Rae-won plays a prosecutor with a terminal diagnosis who vows to take down the corrupt on his way out—but now that we’ve seen glimpses of it in action, it appears to be... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 15
by | December 1, 2014 | 103 Comments
Almost at the end! *Sniff* Finale week is upon us, and it definitely starts to feel like we’re heading into the final stretch as we prepare to say goodbye to these characters and take a look back at how far they’ve come. The downside is that the feeling is a bit bittersweet, and I’ve come... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sung Joon signs on as second lead for Jekyll and Me
by | December 1, 2014 | 91 Comments
Aw man, Sung Joon is gonna be another second lead; it’s just been announced that he’ll be taking on a role with SBS’s upcoming Jekyll and Me, joining leads Hyun Bin and Han Ji-min in the multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy. Well, the other multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy (aside from Lee Seung-gi’s Kill Me Heal Me). Jekyll and... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Giving thanks
by | November 29, 2014 | 93 Comments
javabeans: So everyone here in the States is probably still in a turkey-induced coma from Thanksgiving, which was on Thursday, which is when we honor the spirit of gratitude of our colonial forbears who survived particularly harsh conditions in their first year on the continent by watching football and internet shopping. girlfriday: Yes, some things... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rookie actress Im Ji-yeon to romance Lee Seung-gi in Kill Me Heal Me
by | November 28, 2014 | 146 Comments
Oh, interesting: Next year’s multiple-personality rom-com drama Kill Me Heal Me, which is heading into final negotiations with Lee Seung-gi for the lead role, is now in talks to cast rookie actress Im Ji-yeon opposite him. I would have expected the drama to cast somebody with more name recognition, or for somebody like Im to... More »