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Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 4
by | September 8, 2014 | 72 Comments
Talk about your worst first day on the job ever. Something tells me that Dal-hyang’s about to face a lot of “worst firsts ever,” though, so he may as well get used to this feeling of constant disorientation. It’ll serve him well over the rest of his tenure serving the prince, who is, finally, outright... More »


Drama Casting & News
Good Doctor producers reteam for Blood
by | September 8, 2014 | 50 Comments
Good Doctor’s writer and director, Park Jae-bum and Kim Min-soo, are reteaming for another project to launch early next year, which is titled Blood. And just as I’m about to joke that the title makes me think of vampires more than doctors, I see that this drama is about vampire doctors. Ha! Also, get thee... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Mutually assured destruction
by | September 7, 2014 | 112 Comments
javabeans: Happy Chuseok weekend, everyone! Technically the holiday isn’t until Monday, but I’m pretty sure everybody’s brains turned off on Friday afternoon anyway. Or maybe it was the mass exodus out of Seoul to everyone’s respective hometowns that killed the brainpower. I swear you’d think from the traffic that the world was ending or something.... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #359
by | September 5, 2014 | 455 Comments
  옥상달빛 (Dalmoon) – “가끔은 그래도 괜찮아” (Sometimes it’s okay) [ Download ] Open Thread #358 Open Thread #357 Open Thread #356 Open Thread #355 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 22 (Final)
by | September 4, 2014 | 51 Comments
Didja think yesterday mostly wrapped up the story, and today’s finale episode would merely be an epilogue? Well you’d be wrong, given how jam-packed with plot this hour is, providing us with a number of twists, turns, and noble sacrifices before we ultimately arrive at our conclusion. It feels good to reach the end of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ah-joong up for legal drama Pride and Prejudice
by | September 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
Pride and Prejudice, the MBC drama formerly titled Lawless World, is now courting Kim Ah-joong (Sign) to play the female lead opposite (potentially) Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013), who was recently offered the drama. Neither actor has confirmed the role but are in the “considering favorably” stage, so I expect a bit more back-and-forthing... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 21
by | September 3, 2014 | 21 Comments
It looks like finale week just may give us a strong finish to Joseon Gunman, which I’d worried about because I found last week’s episodes to be a bit plodding. It may be a finale tinged with bittersweetness, but that’s something I embrace; it’s not about winning everything and suffering nothing, but finding a way... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBN rejoins dramaland with Tears of Heaven
by | September 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
Cable station MBN is getting back in the drama game, two years since it gave them up, and has announced a new series titled Tears of Heaven. It sounds like an emotion-filled, relationship-driven drama that’s all about a strained mother-daughter relationship which leads to lots of conflict and eventually understanding. The drama has revealed its... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 3
by | September 2, 2014 | 76 Comments
Today’s episode reveals one big mystery (or at least a big corner of it), which is a big enough twist to turn a few things on their sides. I like being surprised, and especially when we get one early on in the game, because it helps me to have faith that the show will keep... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Himalaya revived, now starring Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo
by | September 2, 2014 | 20 Comments
This is an interesting re-casting, given that I had just assumed the movie Himalaya was dead once its two leads, Kim Myung-min and Lee Min-ki, dropped the project last year when its production was delayed. But now the project is back on track, having cast Hwang Jung-min (A New World, Veteran) and Jung Woo (Answer... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Boys behind bars prepare for the hunt
by | September 2, 2014 | 60 Comments
OCN may only have one genre angle in programming its original drama series content (crime, crime, and more crime), but if it can’t have breadth, at least it has depth. And of all the channels putting out scripted drama content, it does have the grittiest, goriest fare, and its new series Bad Boys ought to... More »