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by | May 30, 2014 | 311 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
KBS staffers commence large-scale union strike
by | May 29, 2014 | 65 Comments
There’s trouble brewing over at KBS, where a strike is underway in response to recent accusations that its president, Gil Hwan-young, interfered with the station’s reporting and influenced coverage that skewed favorably toward the government and President Park Geun-hye’s administration. Among the accusations are complaints of poor or biased coverage of last month’s Sewol ferry... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Eun-hye cast in period film Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
by | May 28, 2014 | 64 Comments
The already star-studded cast of Chronicle of a Blood Merchant just got a little shinier with the addition of Yoon Eun-hye, who will join—get this lineup—Ha Jung-woo, Ha Ji-won, Joo Jin-mo, Jo Jin-woong, Sung Dong-il, Kim Sung-kyun, Kim Young-ae, and Jang Gwang in the story about a merchant who sells blood to support his family.... More »

Drama Casting & News
More second lead stills from Joseon Gunman
by | May 27, 2014 | 27 Comments
Fine, it appears that Joseon Gunman is going to do the whole promo tease the slow, drawn-out way with one photo at a time. It’s suuuuuch a tease, but considering that I’m champing at the bit for more, I guess it’s working? They also know just how to string us along, considering how they’re withholding... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Daniel Henney and Jung Ryeo-won consider movie match-up
by | May 27, 2014 | 59 Comments
More old-school drama reunions! What’s in the water in dramaland these days? Next on the list of (potentially) reunited first-wave-Hallyu-lovers are Daniel Henney (Runaway Plan B, Spy) and Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team, King of Dramas), who are both eyeing a new movie titled Mr. Beautiful. (First he’s Mr. Perfect, now he’s Mr. Beautiful. Well,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Yubi up to reunite with Kim Woo-bin in Twenty
by | May 26, 2014 | 75 Comments
We’ll be getting an actress swap for the upcoming movie Twenty, and while I’d normally be bummed to see Jung So-min out of a role (she was offered the role previously), I can’t be too bummed because the idea of Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) being back together with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) puts... More »

Odds and Ends: Drama panels and KCON 2014
by | May 25, 2014 | 59 Comments
javabeans: I know the event is a few months off, but we (the Dramabeans crew) just booked our flights for KCON this year (August 9-10) so that’s been on our minds this week. girlfriday: Yup, no backing out now. javabeans: I know that KCON likes to do their big tease to the big reveal, but... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 12
by | May 24, 2014 | 92 Comments
We get a major breakthrough in this episode, and it’s so big that it has me wondering where we could possibly go from here to keep up the mystery. Are you really giving us the truth at this point, or is this another red herring in a sea of red herrings? I suspect we’re in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Crime thriller Hwayi to get a Hollywood remake
by | May 24, 2014 | 27 Comments
Another Chungmuro property has been snapped up for a Hollywood remake, and this time it’s the dark thriller Hwayi: Boy Who Swallowed a Monster (also called A Monster Boy), which stars Yeo Jin-gu as a youngster raised by a group of criminals. The remake of Hwayi will be handled differently than previous Korea-to-Hollywood remakes, in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung So-min, Hong Jong-hyun pair up in horror-romance
by | May 24, 2014 | 35 Comments
Cute pairing alert! Jung So-min (Big Man, Could We Marry) and Hong Jong-hyun (Dating Agency Cyrano) have just been cast as the leads in an upcoming horror-romance movie called Alice. My first reaction to the casting was to think that they must’ve been coupled up before, only to realize my brain was making a few... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 11
by | May 23, 2014 | 42 Comments
Some aspects of this latest suspect of the day play out in the expected way, but this episode introduces a big twist that could potentially be a game-changer. While I can’t say that Gap-dong is full of surprises, where it keeps me guessing is in the psychology of its characters, and that ever-present cloud of... More »