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Drama Casting & News
Ji Hyun-woo fights for the little guy in JTBC’s new drama Awl
by | June 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
Ji Hyun-woo is heading to cable for his next drama, a JTBC series with a serious-sounding bent, titled Awl. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: High school hell
by | June 23, 2015 | 208 Comments
javabeans: So, with two dramas recently airing that were set in high school (Who Are You—School 2015 and Angry Mom), dealt with gritty topics, and had secret identities in play, it makes you wonder… girlfriday: Which school had the worst bullies? Which teacher perpetrated the most morally egregious abuse of power? Which school had the... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Yong-pal loses actors, considers adding Jo Hyun-jae
by | June 23, 2015 | 29 Comments
Erm, should I be worried about you, Yong-pal? Why all the pre-drama shuffling? On the heels of the recent director switch, the SBS drama has parted ways with two of its supporting cast members, Oh Jung-se (The Lover, Plus Nine Boys) and Jo Jae-yoon (Liar Game). Interesting that the show had been so adamant that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fistfights in the rain for JTBC thriller Last
by | June 22, 2015 | 15 Comments
JTBC’s upcoming weekend thriller drama Last has a couple teasers out now, which do a lot of teasing and not really any telling. Mostly, I want JTBC to assure me that yes, there will be moving pictures in this show, right? Not just a bunch of still images, set to music like some kind of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung offered ajumma campus romance for tvN
by | June 22, 2015 | 51 Comments
Ooh, Go Hyun-jung (Queen’s Classroom, Queen Seon-deok) may be heading to cable for her next drama, and what a get that would be for tvN. The station has scored their share of stars already, but Go Hyun-jung pushes them into real heavyweight territory. The drama is Our Heaven, the series from the Two Weeks and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won’s melodrama Yong-pal gets a director switch
by | June 21, 2015 | 21 Comments
In a sudden move, SBS has replaced the director on its upcoming drama Yong-pal, the series starring Joo-won as a skilled surgical resident who takes on house calls to the filthy rich and becomes witness to the shadier side of the upper crust. A director or writer switch always makes people wonder at the circumstances... More »


Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 12 (Final)
by | June 20, 2015 | 287 Comments
Well, it’s been a fun run, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Producers, which ends on a lesson about what it’s like to secure longevity, whether that’s with a program, a career, or relationships. And as the show has managed to do all series long, it’s really the relationships we care about, using... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Yoo-jung considers fantasy romance film starring Cha Tae-hyun
by | June 19, 2015 | 24 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom, Elegant Lie) is enjoying a pretty nice career streak right now (I hesitate to say “high” since she’s only 16 and likely has a lot of career still ahead of her), and she’s looking to add another movie to the list. The potential project would pair her up with Cha Tae-hyun... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #400
by | June 19, 2015 | 232 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 12
by | June 18, 2015 | 112 Comments
It’s amazing (…or is it?) how, when a character stops acting stupid and turns on the decisive swoony switch instead, my general dissatisfaction with a show can make the flip over into satisfaction, even when the plot continues to be silly and illogical. Warm and Cozy isn’t a drama with an outright WTF plot, where... More »


Drama Casting & News
Anticipated webtoon adaptation Cheese in the Trap goes to tvN
by | June 18, 2015 | 62 Comments
The buzzed-about webtoon adaptation drama Cheese in the Trap doesn’t yet have a timeslot, but it has now secured a broadcaster and a director, and both seem like good deals: tvN has snapped up the hot property and attached director Lee Yoon-jung, the PD who turned Coffee Prince into a lovely sentimental hit back in... More »