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Odds and Ends: Meat in the city
by | July 1, 2016 | 49 Comments
HeadsNo2: So, KCON. That was a thing we went to. javabeans: It happened. It’ll happen again. gummimochi: And next time, we won’t stay at the skeevy apartment. HeadsNo2: You know how Airbnb says “Don’t go there, live there?” Well, we lived there. We definitely got a taste of what living in Newark was like. gummimochi:... More »

Drama Casting & News
After the Show Ends, romance blooms and “reality” begins
by | June 30, 2016 | 50 Comments
I’ve been intrigued by this new “reality-variety drama” concept ever since I first heard about it, and now we’re just a day away from the premiere of tvN’s After the Show Ends, which purports to be both a drama and reality-type series in one. That sounds contradictory, but I’m looking forward to how the show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Bo-young offered lead in SBS’s Advance
by | June 29, 2016 | 28 Comments
Aha, finally we have movement on Advance, the new drama from the writer of Punch and The Chaser, Park Kyung-soo, which was initially planned for an August launch but got pushed back (its planned timeslot going to Scarlet Heart: Goryeo instead). It’s now courting Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift — 14 Days) to star, which would... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Hee-jin up to join KBS’s On the Way to the Airport
by | June 28, 2016 | 21 Comments
Jang Hee-jin has been offered a leading role in upcoming KBS drama On the Way to the Airport, which previously confirmed casting Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity) and Lee Sang-yoon (Twenty Again), and is positively considering it. She’s been busy at work on the currently airing fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch, so taking on... More »

Drama Casting & News
tvN carves out Fri-Sat slot for Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | June 27, 2016 | 27 Comments
Interesting. Upcoming rom-com drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, starring Jung Il-woo and Park So-dam, has been floating around without a timeslot for a while now, and with the slots from all the major stations getting snapped up by other dramas, it was looking like we might not get to see the drama this year.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun considers teaming with Awl director for JTBC drama
by | June 27, 2016 | 19 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun! After spending the past few years focusing on his film career (A Hard Day, The Advocate: A Missing Body, King’s Case Files), Lee Seon-kyun is eyeing a return to television with a JTBC drama titled This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, which he is currently positively considering. The title sounds provocative,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teddy bears and high school uniforms for Uncontrollably Fond
by | June 21, 2016 | 87 Comments
Aw, don’t they look like sweet kidlets in the first stages of puppy love. Here are Uncontrollably Fond stars Suzy (Gu Family Book) and Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) dressed in school uniform, looking so young that for once the “high school phase” of the romance backstory doesn’t even really feel like too much of a leap... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Yoon-ah offered tvN bodyguard-romance drama K2
by | June 20, 2016 | 41 Comments
No confirmation has been made yet regarding Ji Chang-wook’s (Healer) potential casting in upcoming tvN production K2 (and I assure you I’m keeping an eager eye out for that update), but the show now also has an offer out to Song Yoon-ah (Assembly, Mama), and she is reportedly considering.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Third teaser sets the ticking clock for crime thriller Wanted
by | June 17, 2016 | 21 Comments
We’ve got one more week till the premiere of SBS thriller Wanted, which means we’re in the last promo push with its newest teaser and posters, which play up the central conceit of an unknown bad guy forcing a twisted live broadcast, capturing an actress’s desperate efforts to recover her kidnapped son.... More »

Drama Recaps
Lucky Romance: Episode 7
by | June 15, 2016 | 181 Comments
Today is a bit of a subdued affair, emotionally speaking, but it does give us some nicely rewarding moments of growth and understanding between characters. I do wish some of that growth and understanding would come on the part of our heroine, whose sweet character and personality makes me want to root for her, although... More »