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Drama Recaps
Mask: Episodes 1-2
by | May 30, 2015 | 99 Comments
SBS’s Mask is off to a strong start, with an assured sense of style, a brisk plot, and another top-notch performance from Su Ae as an ordinary woman who suddenly gets the chance to live a chaebol life. (Not to mention a second performance as the woman whose chaebol life she supplants.) There are a... More »

Drama Casting & News
History gets an SNS makeover in webtoon-adapted cable drama
by | May 29, 2015 | 29 Comments
There’s another (of course!) new webtoon-based drama adaptation on the books, but this one has me particularly interested because it’s based on such a novel idea: Depicting snippets from the royal historical records of the Joseon Dynasty… in modernized text-message format. It’s hilarious! The records, known as the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, are called... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #397
by | May 29, 2015 | 267 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 6
by | May 28, 2015 | 124 Comments
Today’s an improved outing from yesterday, mostly because She Who Must Not Be Named doesn’t actually have to be named that much. Instead we have two sweet guys running around trying to make our heroine happy, and that’s a dynamic I could watch for days. Of course we can’t leave out the inevitable conflict that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Disaster medical drama D-Day confirms lineup, awaits scheduling
by | May 28, 2015 | 20 Comments
Kim Young-kwang, Jung So-min, Ha Suk-jin JTBC has finally set its cast in place for D-Day, and the primary leads are all names we’ve heard before, though at least we also get a couple new names in the supporting cast. Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys), Jung So-min (Big Man), Ha Suk-jin (Legendary Witches), and Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stills from KBS’s I Remember You (Hello Monster)
by | May 27, 2015 | 71 Comments
Ah, first stills are out for the drama formerly known as Hello Monster, now called I Remember You, about a genius profiler and the cop who stalks him and their eventual romance. I know, that sounds like an odd premise, but it’s the capsule description that was originally given; I still have a little difficulty... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 215 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Haneul, Park Bo-young in contention for first-love melo Your Wedding
by | May 26, 2015 | 43 Comments
Park Bo-young just signed on to a new drama (the upcoming and hilarious-sounding Oh My Ghostess), but she’s looking to add a movie to her slate, titled Your Wedding. Also positively considering the movie is Kang Haneul (another actor piling on the projects recently, after C’est Si Bon, Twenty, Missing Noir M and Misaeng); reps... More »

Book giveaway: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
by | May 26, 2015 | 358 Comments
We’re back with another book giveaway! Perhaps you’ll recall that we did a giveaway last year for the young adult novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, which we were happy to do because the book was sweet, funny, and thoughtfully written, from the perspective of a Korean-American teenager falling in... More »

Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 4
by | May 23, 2015 | 214 Comments
The lovelines really get going today, but this show has them going in every direction—and curiously, the more it becomes uncertain which way they’re meant to go, the more I’m invested in all of them. Or maybe that’s not curious and we a little mystery is sometimes just what we want, rather than knowing from... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee offered leads in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | May 23, 2015 | 75 Comments
Innnteresting, suddenly I’m a lot more interested in the upcoming SBS drama Yong-pal — although with the God’s Gift–14 Days director and Reset writer onboard, my interest was already piqued. But then you throw Joo-won (Cantabile Tomorrow, Good Doctor) into the mix, and well, I’m listening. Yong-pal is about a doctor who falls into a... More »