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Open Thread
Open Thread #424
by | December 4, 2015 | 257 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 3, 2015 | 51 Comments
Time to say goodbye to Village: Secret of Achiara, which turns out a pretty satisfactory finale episode that not only answers questions of plot but, more importantly, does a good job of reaching emotional closure with our characters as well. Given that a main character is still dead, perhaps we can’t have a perfectly happy... More »


Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 15
by | December 2, 2015 | 41 Comments
Just when I thought we’d all had Village figured out, the drama throws in a curveball, and it’s a doozy. You won’t hear me complaining about tossing in a late-game twist, since my concern was that there was too little mystery heading into the finale, with most of the clues being revealed to the audience... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers’ dummy trio heads to Iceland
by | December 2, 2015 | 22 Comments
Why am I not at all surprised to hear that the three adorkable cast members of the new season of Youths Over Flowers — that would be Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994), Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess), and Jung Sang-hoon (SNL Korea) — have voluntarily dubbed themselves the Trio of Dummies? Or, to be more... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Guys, Vampire Prosecutor returns with new drama for OCN
by | December 1, 2015 | 29 Comments
A drama about tax fraud doesn’t sound exciting, but if there’s anyone to take on the challenge, I suppose the writer of OCN’s dark thrillers Bad Guys and both Vampire Prosecutor seasons would be up to the task. Writer Han Jung-hoon will be penning another series for OCN, and after the buzz and high ratings... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Year-end drama sickness
by | November 30, 2015 | 70 Comments
javabeans: Oh my god tomorrow is December. girlfriday: Nooooooooo. It can’t be! I’m not ready for December. There are too many things to do before the end of the year, and I haven’t done any of them. javabeans: Or finished watching all of them. Every year I make a list of all the dramas I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Press conference and open set day for Saimdang, the Herstory
by | November 30, 2015 | 37 Comments
We’re still quite a ways off from the seeing SBS’s historical drama Saimdang, the Herstory on the air, but the drama did hold a press conference and open press day at the shooting location on November 30. Since the series doesn’t even have a spot on the schedule yet, I presume the press blitz was... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Seung-woo considers cop drama Pied Piper for tvN
by | November 27, 2015 | 29 Comments
The moment I read that Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift—14 Days) was in contention for tvN’s upcoming Pied Piper, the next drama from Liar Game PD Kim Hong-sun, I pretty much thought, “Yup, perfect fit.” That’s partly because I think he’s great at everything, but also because he’s got the chops and the grit to carry... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #423
by | November 27, 2015 | 221 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 14
by | November 25, 2015 | 49 Comments
You’ve gotta hand it to Village—it sure doesn’t lack for twists. Some of them are more surprising than others (and some aren’t very surprising at all), but I respect the drama for stocking the show up to the brim with plot, secrets, and ever-changing directions. The characters continue to develop dimensions, and as we head... More »


How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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