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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Face-stealers and home intruders
by | August 26, 2014 | 45 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Lauren’s question rings a bell with me, except for the tally marks. Anybody know? I’ve been searching for this for a while and I’ve turned to you guys to help me... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door reveals its king and romantic killer
by | August 26, 2014 | 46 Comments
I am pretty pumped up about SBS’s upcoming historical drama Secret Door, half because that the cast is amazing, and half because it’s a gruesomely fascinating slice of history rife with pathos and emotion—and a heckuva mystery, as nobody has the definitive explanation for what caused Crown Prince Sado (played here by Lee Je-hoon) to... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 2
by | August 25, 2014 | 73 Comments
The setup is complete, and now we begin the journey of initiating Dal-hyang into the group of musketeers, mostly by throwing him off the deep end and figuring he’ll work it out. This episode delivers more action and wry humor, and also shines a light (albeit a tiny, brief one) into the characters’ backgrounds, giving... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seon-kyun gets angry for new movie role
by | August 25, 2014 | 9 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun is lining up his next project after enjoying a successful run with his action thriller A Hard Day earlier this year, and this time takes on the titular character in Angry Lawyer. Okay, so that title doesn’t sound the most exciting, but at least the premise seems promising: It’s a legal thriller about... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: No pain, no gain
by | August 23, 2014 | 217 Comments
girlfriday: I feel a little bit like a slacker these days, only recapping half a show. It’s probably the lightest load I’ve had since I started recapping. I’m watching everything under the sun, I swear, just haven’t found something that grabs me. javabeans: That’s the nature of following dramaland in real time—sometimes there’s a whole... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #357
by | August 22, 2014 | 341 Comments
  Oohyo – “Girl Sense (소녀감성100퍼센트)” [ Download ] Open Thread #356 Open Thread #355 Open Thread #354 Open Thread #353 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 18
by | August 21, 2014 | 26 Comments
The game of one-upsmanship intensifies with both sides gaining some and losing some. And while Choi Won-shin has the bounce-back of a rubberized demonic energizer bunny, it’s pretty satisfying to watch him deal with multiple setbacks at the hands of our hero. The tension is ratcheting up with every encounter, and you can certainly feel... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 17
by | August 20, 2014 | 57 Comments
There’s a Korean saying that suits practically every hero and heroine known to dramaland, which is mountain after mountain. As in, you exert all this energy into climbing one huge mountain of pain and effort, only to find at its peak that there’s a whole freaking other mountain hiding behind it. And before you collapse... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Young-ae eyes comeback with sageuk drama (not Dae Jang Geum 2)
by | August 20, 2014 | 32 Comments
Lee Young-ae may finally be making her comeback to dramaland—and to acting in general—and as this news has no relation whatsoever to MBC’s ill-fated Dae Jang Geum 2 project, I’m actually inclined to believe it might happen. Reports are out that Lee Young-ae is in talks to star in a new drama titled Shin Saimdang,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cantabile Tomorrow has its Masumi character
by | August 19, 2014 | 77 Comments
So the Masumi role isn’t to be left out of the Korean Nodame Cantabile remake, which is good news since I (and many fans, I’m sure) was quite fond of the character who loved the hero unabashedly and often challenged the heroine (in a harmless sort of way) for his love. (Which generally turned to... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 3
by | August 19, 2014 | 30 Comments
girlfriday: We catch up to the boys in the aftermath of being abandoned by the entire crew in the middle of the night. Hee-yeol says he saw the letter and expected it to be a gift, and thought to himself, “Young-seokie [Na PD] isn’t such a bad kid.” Then we cut to Na PD sneaking... More »