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by | March 13, 2015 | 310 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Song Hye-gyo to romance Song Joong-ki for Descended From the Sun?
by | March 12, 2015 | 141 Comments
On one hand, I totally see the reasoning in courting Song Hye-gyo to headline the human melodrama Descended From the Sun: Her starpower aligns with what I expect of the highly buzzed-about project, which comes from hitmaker writer Kim Eun-sook (Heirs, Secret Garden, A Gentleman’s Dignity) and is also currently trying to sign on Song... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
So Ji-sub makes surprise cameo in Sado as King Jeongjo
by | March 11, 2015 | 25 Comments
A cameo by So Ji-sub in the upcoming sageuk film Sado — starring Yoo Ah-in as the tragic crown prince and Song Kang-ho as the exacting father who ordered him to his death, King Yeongjo — was meant to be a surprise and had been accordingly kept hush-hush all through its planning and filming. But... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha Seung-won dons his villain’s hat for Hwajeong
by | March 10, 2015 | 65 Comments
There was a time in my life when envisioning Cha Seung-won playing a future king or dignified gentleman would have been obvious—the default setting, really. I think of that time as Pre-Three Meals a Day, before he was the home-cooking badass Chajumma who could whip up gourmet meals in a flash, without recipes or breaking... More »

Drama Recaps
Persevere, Gu Hae-ra: Episode 9
by | March 9, 2015 | 36 Comments
It’s me again, filling in to recap an extra-meta-tastic episode of Persevere, Gu Hae-ra, which is chock-full of sly winks at dramaland and hilarious references to behind-the-scenes shenanigans. (If you follow the updates here on the crazy workings of drama productions, it should be extra-fun to recognize which shows they’re poking fun at.) It’s also... More »

Drama Casting & News
God’s Gift – 14 Days gets the Hollywood remake treatment
by | March 9, 2015 | 62 Comments
And the remake trend continues: Following titles like You From Another Star, Good Doctor, and Nine, last year’s murder-mystery-time-traveling thriller God’s Gift – 14 Days is also being snapped up for an American version. According to drama production company Goldenthumb Pictures, God’s Gift’s writer, Choi Ran, will participate in the American production. Choi will serve... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Weight loss and a couple swap
by | March 7, 2015 | 52 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Danielle needs your help identifying a show from this funny scene: I saw Korean drama but it was dubbed in Chinese, so I’m not sure if I 100% got what was... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Netizen hunters become the hunted in Social Phobia
by | March 6, 2015 | 49 Comments
There’s a new thriller movie about to release, and it features a few of the latest trendy things: social media, Byun Yo-han (Misaeng), and up-and-comer Lee Joo-seung (Pinocchio, Let’s Eat 2). The movie, titled Social Phobia, tackles the dark side of online social networks, taking as its capsule description an “SNS witch hunt.” Tags: Byun... More »

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Open Thread #385
by | March 6, 2015 | 465 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Sensory Couple adds Namgoong Min, Yoon Jin-seo
by | March 3, 2015 | 45 Comments
On one hand, I like these two new additions to Sensory Couple — but on the other hand, why are Namgoong Min (My Secret Hotel) and Yoon Jin-seo (Twelve Men in a Year) still stuck in second lead roles instead of headlining? (To be fair, it’s not that they’ve never played a drama lead, but... More »

Drama Recaps
Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 7
by | March 2, 2015 | 104 Comments
If last week’s developments spun the story in a sideways direction, today gives us answers and explanations, which shed a lot of light on what’s actually going on with these characters. I would have expected a story to have fully set up its main story well before the fourth week, but there’s an appeal to... More »