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Open Thread #359
by | September 5, 2014 | 455 Comments
  옥상달빛 (Dalmoon) – “가끔은 그래도 괜찮아” (Sometimes it’s okay) [ Download ] Open Thread #358 Open Thread #357 Open Thread #356 Open Thread #355 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 22 (Final)
by | September 4, 2014 | 51 Comments
Didja think yesterday mostly wrapped up the story, and today’s finale episode would merely be an epilogue? Well you’d be wrong, given how jam-packed with plot this hour is, providing us with a number of twists, turns, and noble sacrifices before we ultimately arrive at our conclusion. It feels good to reach the end of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ah-joong up for legal drama Pride and Prejudice
by | September 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
Pride and Prejudice, the MBC drama formerly titled Lawless World, is now courting Kim Ah-joong (Sign) to play the female lead opposite (potentially) Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013), who was recently offered the drama. Neither actor has confirmed the role but are in the “considering favorably” stage, so I expect a bit more back-and-forthing... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 21
by | September 3, 2014 | 21 Comments
It looks like finale week just may give us a strong finish to Joseon Gunman, which I’d worried about because I found last week’s episodes to be a bit plodding. It may be a finale tinged with bittersweetness, but that’s something I embrace; it’s not about winning everything and suffering nothing, but finding a way... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBN rejoins dramaland with Tears of Heaven
by | September 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
Cable station MBN is getting back in the drama game, two years since it gave them up, and has announced a new series titled Tears of Heaven. It sounds like an emotion-filled, relationship-driven drama that’s all about a strained mother-daughter relationship which leads to lots of conflict and eventually understanding. The drama has revealed its... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 3
by | September 2, 2014 | 76 Comments
Today’s episode reveals one big mystery (or at least a big corner of it), which is a big enough twist to turn a few things on their sides. I like being surprised, and especially when we get one early on in the game, because it helps me to have faith that the show will keep... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Himalaya revived, now starring Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo
by | September 2, 2014 | 20 Comments
This is an interesting re-casting, given that I had just assumed the movie Himalaya was dead once its two leads, Kim Myung-min and Lee Min-ki, dropped the project last year when its production was delayed. But now the project is back on track, having cast Hwang Jung-min (A New World, Veteran) and Jung Woo (Answer... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Boys behind bars prepare for the hunt
by | September 2, 2014 | 60 Comments
OCN may only have one genre angle in programming its original drama series content (crime, crime, and more crime), but if it can’t have breadth, at least it has depth. And of all the channels putting out scripted drama content, it does have the grittiest, goriest fare, and its new series Bad Boys ought to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sentimental teaser posters for MBC’s My Spring Days
by | September 1, 2014 | 37 Comments
In keeping with the drama’s melo-with-a-light-touch vibe, here we have fresh, spring-like posters for the MBC drama My Spring Days, wherein a heroine (named Spring) who’d lived for years with a terminal illness receives a heart transplant and is given a new chance at life. Kam Woo-sung is the grief-stricken widower who falls in love... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iron Man’s hero and his literal knives of pain
by | September 1, 2014 | 143 Comments
I knew that the description of upcoming KBS drama Iron Man had the hero’s character, played by Lee Dong-wook, somehow painfully sprouting knives from his body—I knew this, all the articles said so—and yet, I was still clinging to the hope that maybe, just maybe, those knives would be a figure of speech. Say, they... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Concept conception
by | August 30, 2014 | 86 Comments
javabeans: So I’ll be flying down to see you again this weekend, which is weird to say because when this post goes up I will have already done it. Which we’ve mentioned before, I’m sure. It’s like time travel, but without any of the fun parts. girlfriday: And also without any of the earth-shattering time-space... More »