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Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 2
by | March 3, 2016 | 94 Comments
girlfriday: Episode 2! The boys (minus Bo-gum, who’s missed his connecting flight) finally rent a car and leave the airport. For the second time. javabeans: I actually read an interview with Na PD in the past week about the nature of filming reality TV and not intervening, for instance just watching them spend their first... More »

Drama Casting & News
OCN drama pairs Seo In-gook as charming swindler, Sooyoung as upright civil servant
by | March 3, 2016 | 73 Comments
Ah, so the cast has been finalized for OCN’s scam-artists-catching-scam-artists drama Police Unit 38, and it’s the same actors that were initially in contention: Seo In-gook (I Remember You), Sooyoung (My Spring Days), and Ma Dong-seok (Bad Guys). I like the actors, and moreover, I like the way this drama is taking a humorous spin... More »

Drama Casting & News
Flipping tables against fate in SBS’s Jackpot
by | March 3, 2016 | 55 Comments
Okay, if you’re looking for actual story, this first teaser for SBS’s gambling sageuk drama Jackpot is gonna leave you hanging. But if we’re talking style… well I like it, despite being super-short and giving us basically two looks from leads Jang Geun-seok and Yeo Jin-gu. The drama is described as the fierce showdown between... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyeri offered leading role in SBS drama Entertainer
by | March 2, 2016 | 52 Comments
Answer Me 1988’s Hyeri is the latest actor in contention to join SBS’s Entertainer, which is still courting Ji Sung (Kill Me, Heal Me) to headline as the president of an agency repping the lowest rungs on the showbiz ladder. The drama is set in the K-pop world, featuring stories of love and growth told... More »

Drama Casting & News
Monster’s rags-to-riches transformation and rebellious chaebol
by | March 2, 2016 | 26 Comments
Here we have a handful of new stills for Monster, MBC’s upcoming revenge melodrama starring Kang Ji-hwan in what seems to be his favorite type of transformation, from disheveled beggar to sleek urbane city man. Why are those always his two options? I do admit that he sure can make a makeover satisfying, probably because... More »

Drama Recaps
Cheese in the Trap: Episode 16 (Final)
by | March 1, 2016 | 949 Comments
Well, it’s over. After all that furor, we’re finally at the end of Cheese in the Trap, and it’s a decidedly muted affair. Is it a terrible finale? I don’t think it’s quite that. But I also don’t think it’s the kind of finale that’ll satisfy anybody, no matter which ship you’re on or whether... More »

Drama Casting & News
A fiercer ajumma arrives to lead Mrs. Cop 2
by | March 1, 2016 | 32 Comments
Keeping in mind that we can’t judge much just from teasers, I am starting to think that rather than being a watered-down version of the original Mrs. Cop starring Kim Hee-ae, perhaps Mrs. Cop 2 may actually be an upgrade, with a more intense set of characters, a quirkier ajumma cop in the fabulously stylish... More »

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Eric, Seo Hyun-jin confirm mystery romance Oh Hae-young Again
by | February 29, 2016 | 39 Comments
Both actors were previously reported as considering, so although it’s no surprise that Eric (Discovery of Romance) and Seo Hyun-jin (Let’s Eat 2) have now confirmed taking the new tvN “mystery romance” Oh Hae-young Again, I am happy to hear it. Eric was always the name attached to play leading man, while Seo Hyun-jin was... More »

Drama Casting & News
Smiles and hugs for UEE and Lee Seo-jin’s Marriage Contract
by | February 27, 2016 | 65 Comments
You know, when this casting was first announced, I didn’t think I could see Lee Seo-jin and UEE as a couple, but the posters for their upcoming weekend melo Marriage Contract are encouraging. We won’t know until we see them actually acting together whether the pairing is credible, but for now he looks happy, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Mr. Black in white
by | February 26, 2016 | 51 Comments
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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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