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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 1
by | April 3, 2015 | 69 Comments
javabeans: The halbaes are back! It feels like we’ve been off the Na PD train for a while, but really, it was just the one show (Three Meals a Day). girlfriday: And even that show, we watched most of. It was just less interesting to recap on an episode-by-episode basis. javabeans: So we open with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hoya joins Mask as Su Ae’s brother
by | April 3, 2015 | 19 Comments
Another casting is confirmed for SBS’s melodrama Mask, with Infinite idol Hoya (also of Answer Me 1997) signing on to play Su Ae’s (Yawang) younger brother in the drama about a heroine who masks her real identity to marry into a chaebol family. Joo Ji-hoon (Medical Top Team) is set to play the man who... More »
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Open Thread #389
by | April 3, 2015 | 211 Comments
  Princess Disease – “Sweeter” [ Download ] Open Thread #388 Open Thread #387 Open Thread #386 Open Thread #385 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Star cast confirmed for healing romance Descended From the Sun
by | April 2, 2015 | 75 Comments
This isn’t surprising news (since both casting possibilities were reported a while ago), but at least it’s confirmed: Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows) will be teaming with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) in the drama Descended From the Sun, which is the new project from the Heirs, Gentleman’s Dignity, and Secret Garden writer Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 5
by | April 1, 2015 | 69 Comments
Mother-daughter hijinks! Angry Mom has set up the cover story and forced the daughter into going with it, true, but nobody said the daughter couldn’t throw a few wrenches into the works or make Mom’s job harder. It’s a hoot to see that while Kang-ja rules the school and has even the bullies’ bullies trembling... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hwajeong teases court politics and intrigue
by | April 1, 2015 | 28 Comments
We’re two weeks out from the premiere of MBC’s latest historical drama, Hwajeong (Splendid Politics), which has just released another teaser (the first teaser has been out a week; the second is newer). The sageuk trappings look familiar — royal protagonists looking conflicted, royal antagonists looking shifty and/or dark, court intrigue — but man, if... More »

Drama Casting & News
TOP and Ueno Juri to headline Korean-Japanese drama
by | March 31, 2015 | 44 Comments
It’s an interesting pairing, but not one I’m averse to: TOP (Tazza 2) and Japanese actress Ueno Juri (best known in Korea for Nodame Cantabile) are teaming up for a Korean-Japanese drama to be produced by CJ E&M. The project has no title, no scheduled timeslot, and no decided format (they’re tossing around multiple possibilities,... More »

Drama Casting & News
B1A4’s Jinyoung a possible addition to Warm and Cozy
by | March 31, 2015 | 19 Comments
With the leads selected for the upcoming Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy, it’s time to turn to the supporting cast, and the newest name to be added to the pile of potentials is B1A4 idol Jinyoung, who just wrapped on the Mnet drama Persevere, Gu Hae-ra. Warm and Cozy is set on Jeju Island,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Virgins empowered in tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 30, 2015 | 31 Comments
When I first heard about The Superman Age, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the comedy about characters developing superpowers if they hit the age of 25 with their virginity intact — it sounded fun, but would it be slapstick? Lowbrow? Gag comedy? What I didn’t expect was for it to be utterly deadpan... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Capsized canoes and beatboxing
by | March 29, 2015 | 47 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Cheating death I’ve been looking for this for so long! I want to say it was in the ’90s…a poor girl who was loved by a really wealthy music executive (I’m... More »

Drama Casting & News
Unprecedented team back with Six Flying Dragons
by | March 29, 2015 | 57 Comments
I posted about the drama Chaebol’s Daughter possibly getting the post-Heard It Through the Grapevine timeslot on SBS, but looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer to air, because a different drama has secured that slot. Instead of a present-day drama about a rich woman wanting to find someone to love her for... More »