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Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 13
by | January 19, 2015 | 1,031 Comments
Big movements ahead! As fun as it was to watch Bong-sookie being jealous of himself, it’s time for life to step it up and throw bigger frustrations in his path, which are equal parts entertaining and angst-inducing. Plus, with the outing of some truths come new unanswered questions, throwing our characters off-balance as they try... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Sohn Ho-joon replaces Jang Geun-seok on Three Meals a Day
by | January 19, 2015 | 61 Comments
As far as backup plans go, this one sounds like a winner: Sohn Ho-joon (Answer Me 1994) has been tapped to replace Jang Geun-seok in the reality-variety program Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, after Jang recently stepped away because of a tax evasion scandal. The show will still feature Jang in its earlier episodes... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Cryptic clues and burned clothes
by | January 18, 2015 | 64 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   AJ asks: Two families live in the same village and are close friends. They become forever bound when the older generation decides that the youngest boy and girl from each family... More »

Odds and Ends: All hail the power of the squee
by | January 17, 2015 | 347 Comments
girlfriday: So, what’s up? javabeans: The comment count, that’s for sure. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but since I get emailed every time a comment is posted, let’s just say my inbox is exploding over Healer comments. girlfriday: Oh, I’ve noticed. It’s hard to miss. Kinda like someone having a block party in your... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-hyuk nabs leading man role for weekend drama Bluebird’s House
by | January 16, 2015 | 30 Comments
I have good news and some… well, you-decide-if-it’s-good news: Lee Jun-hyuk (My Spring Days) has picked his next project, and he’ll take the leading role (finally!) in KBS’s upcoming weekend drama Bluebird’s House (…sigh). I have nothing against weekend dramas (and have in fact watched an oddly high number of them), but let’s just say... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #378
by | January 16, 2015 | 479 Comments
  Ulala Session – “완전 완전 완전” (Totally totally totally) [ Download ] Open Thread #377 Open Thread #376 Open Thread #375 Open Thread #374 No tags for this post.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Jang Geun-seok leaves Three Meals a Day in wake of tax evasion scandal
by | January 15, 2015 | 180 Comments
This totally sucks. Jang Geun-seok (Pretty Man, Love Rain) has been caught up in a tax evasion brouhaha over the past couple days, and that has led to him dropping out of Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, his reality-variety program that was scheduled to premiere this Friday on tvN. In the wake of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-sun confirms Angry Mom, Lizzy up to play chief bully
by | January 14, 2015 | 56 Comments
Casting continues on MBC’s Angry Mom, which first cast Kim Yoo-jung (Secret Door, Gold Rainbow) to play a teenager who gets bullied at school. Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season, Faith) was then courted to play the role of her mother, who decides to go back to high school as an undercover student to help her daughter,... More »

Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 12
by | January 13, 2015 | 3,309 Comments
One of these days, I’m going to run out of words for this show, because I will have used them all already to tell you that it’s worked its weird witchcraft yet again to deliver yet another compulsively watchable episode. I find the recent explosion of interest and excitement to be at once totally understandable... More »

Drama Casting & News
City of the Sun’s super-short, mysterious teasers
by | January 13, 2015 | 12 Comments
Cable drama City of the Sun, based on a highly successful Japanese drama (and source novel, titled Tetsu no Hone/Bones of Steel), has released a whole slew of teaser videos, although they’re so short that they add up to scarcely a minute in total. But better than nothing, right? Despite being produced for one of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stars and fate prevail in fantasy romance Shine or Go Crazy
by | January 13, 2015 | 30 Comments
Posters are out for fusion romance period drama Shine or Go Crazy, and you can tell they’re really going for the star-crossed lovers angle, what with all the shiny (crazy?) stars and the romantic gazes. (The stars are pretty but I actually wish they’d eased off a bit, because now the show’s starting to look... More »