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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 11 (Final)
by | October 15, 2014 | 23 Comments
javabeans: This is a highlight episode since last week’s episode took us through the end of the Laos trip, but I’m hoping that there’ll be good tidbits in here. I don’t love highlight episodes since they feel like filler, but this production team is pretty good about finding narratives in any situation. girlfriday: Waaaah, I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Trailer and highlights: Let the Liar Game begin
by | October 15, 2014 | 62 Comments
Ooh, this looks intriguing. Liar Game premieres next week, and not only do we have a longer teaser giving us the premise of the show, but also a 5-minute preview of highlights from the first episode. Sometimes these long highlights are hit or miss, because they’re long enough that they don’t get the same snappy... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 8
by | October 14, 2014 | 18 Comments
Will everybody stop breaking the prince’s heart already? Is that so much to ask? …yes, you say? Okay fine, so I know this is a story whose very premise necessitates breaking the prince’s heart and fracturing his trust in everyone near and dear to him. It’s just, maybe it doesn’t have to be quite so... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cantabile Tomorrow: Classical music song list
by | October 14, 2014 | 129 Comments
Sounds like you guys think a list will be handy for identifying all the classical pieces used in Cantabile Tomorrow, so I’ll take a stab at compiling one. I’ll do my best to keep this list updated as new episodes air, so keep note of the page. If I’ve made any mistakes or left songs... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara reteam for Drama Festival
by | October 14, 2014 | 33 Comments
They waited twelve years after their first drama to reunite in another, but mere months after that one ended, the Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk pair are coming back for a third outing. It’s not a full-fledged series so don’t get too excited yet, but hey, a reunion is a reunion. The project is a... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 1
by | October 13, 2014 | 164 Comments
Is it too early to say that I’m in love with a show? I’m both excited and relieved, because while I was hoping for the best, I was certainly aware that Cantabile Tomorrow comes with a lot of baggage, and that even in a good-case scenario, it was fighting an uphill battle. The original material... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Surplus Princess: Series review
by | October 13, 2014 | 111 Comments
Fantasy rom-com cable drama Surplus Princess just wrapped up its ten-episode run a few days ago, and I found myself quite looking forward to the finale. Not only because I needed to know who the end pairing would be—the show really kept that question alive right up to the finale—but because the drama ended up... More »


Drama Casting & News
FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon heads JTBC youth drama
by | October 12, 2014 | 47 Comments
There’s a new youth-oriented drama in the works, titled Heroes and starring an idol from FT Island, Choi Jong-hoon. Wait, don’t click out yet just because of the word “idol”! The show is being produced for a run on JTBC—it’s a little out of the wheelhouse for them, since I would say their target age... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS lines up new drama Unkind Women for February launch
by | October 12, 2014 | 18 Comments
The PD of weekend blockbuster My Daughter Seo-young is teaming with the writer of Equator Man for a new drama, which makes me wonder: Will they be courting a reunion with lead actress Lee Bo-young? That’d be one way to shoot my interest level way up. For now, the show has been announced as a... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: This video is not available in your region
by | October 11, 2014 | 394 Comments
javabeans: Have you noticed that it seems to be getting strangely more difficult to find subtitled dramas these days? I don’t have any numbers or figures to support this, it’s just a feeling I’m getting from reading comments and hearing about people’s difficulties watching things. girlfriday: Yeah is it an actual problem to find the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mr. Baek makes rivals of Jung Seok-won and Lee Joon
by | October 10, 2014 | 19 Comments
MBC’s Mr. Baek appears to have gone on a casting spree this week; it only confirmed its two lead stars (Shin Ha-kyun and Jang Nara) recently, and now has announced three more names. About time, too, since the show only has a month till its November premiere and time’s ticking away. (It’s not unheard of... More »