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Drama Casting & News
Answer Me’s team reunites for new drama
by | June 5, 2014 | 53 Comments
The wonder team that created tvN’s pop-culture sensation Answer Me 1997 and its follow-up Answer Me 1994 is reuniting to produce a new drama, so naturally the big question is: Will we be getting another Answer Me? That is to say, more youthful fervor seen through a nostalgic lens with insight and heart and lots... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teaser and stills for SBS’s weekend melo Endless Love
by | June 4, 2014 | 55 Comments
SBS is readying its next weekend drama for launch, which’ll be the heroine-caught-between-brothers-of-tragedy drama Endless Love, which stars Hwang Jung-eum (Secret) as said heroine. Ryu Soo-young (Two Weeks) will play her youthful love, while his younger brother Jung Kyung-ho (Heartless City) is the one who’s loved her from afar. Cue angsting! In the poster above,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Toothbrushes and hotties in black
by | June 3, 2014 | 62 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Roxanna’s drama is pretty old, but maybe you caught it on AZN too (RIP) back when it aired: This is a long shot but I thought I would try. I have been trying to find the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye tempted by Temptation
by | June 3, 2014 | 83 Comments
The two female leads are still undecided for SBS’s Temptation, the Indecent Proposal-esque melodrama starring Kwon Sang-woo, but according to recent reports Yoon Eun-hye is the likely leading lady, while Lee Mi-yeon has decided to opt out. (Other reports hedge that she is just considering, but in any case Yoon Eun-hye appears to be leaning... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Bo-young considers horror project Girl
by | June 2, 2014 | 15 Comments
Park Bo-young (Hot-Blooded Youth, Werewolf Boy) is reportedly eyeing her next film project, which is a horror-suspense story set in the 1930s titled Girl. Despite the unremarkable title (so nondescript and common), the movie sounds like an interesting twist on a familiar premise — chilling events unfold at a boardinghouse — given the period slant;... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 14
by | June 1, 2014 | 58 Comments
Whoa, things get legitimately good. It came a little later than I wanted, but better late than never. This episode injects a fresh jolt of energy into a story that has already revealed its villain and mystery, and I find that a very welcome thing. While the plot developments to date haven’t been outright predictable,... More »

Odds and Ends: Cooking the book
by | May 31, 2014 | 52 Comments
girlfriday: So, are you all packed to come visit me this weekend? javabeans: I think we both know the answer to that. I’ll start packing after I finish unpacking my bags from the last trip we took. girlfriday: Sometimes I’m amazed you manage to make it anywhere with whole outfits instead of all tops, no... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cha Seung-won’s tortured inner life in High Heel
by | May 31, 2014 | 63 Comments
When I first heard about the movie High Heel (also called Man on High Heels), in which Cha Seung-won teams with director Jang Jin of all those heartwarming funny feel-good movies (and Saturday Night Live Korea), playing a cop who likes to dress up in women’s clothing, I was expecting funny. Upbeat. Poignant and humorous.... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 13
by | May 30, 2014 | 77 Comments
Now that we know the who of the matter, it’s time to turn to the why of things. Giving us the identity of the killer with so many episodes to go was a risky choice, but this drama has always been more interested in plumbing the psyches of its characters, so I expect to delve... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi’s first stills for Joseon Gunman
by | May 30, 2014 | 31 Comments
So we’ve seen Joseon Gunman’s second leads Jeon Hye-bin and Han Joo-wan, and now we have Nam Sang-mi, and you know what that means… Lee Jun-kiiiiii is next! We haven’t gotten much new info to accompany the new stills, so I don’t have much to add other than that I’d really love for the show... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #345
by | May 30, 2014 | 311 Comments
  Tako and J hyung – “새벽에” (At dawn) [ Download ] Open Thread #344 Open Thread #343 Open Thread #342 Open Thread #341 No tags for this post.... More »