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Drama Casting & News
Jaejoong eyes KBS Friday night drama Spy
by | November 24, 2014 | 7 Comments
There was a rumor that KBS was going to keep scheduling dramas in the primetime slot on Friday nights, which seems like an interesting gamble since its current teen drama High School Love On is struggling to build an audience on its erratic (and frequently preempted) once-a-week schedule. But mostly I blame tvN for turning... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young’s budding romances in Valid Love
by | November 23, 2014 | 88 Comments
For the first time, the previews for tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love look cute, and dare I say, appealing even. I was scared off by the initial melodramatic conceptual teasers (which made me dislike the heroine), but this is the first peek at the show itself, and the longer trailers depict a sweet coming-of-age... More »


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Ha Ji-won and Ha Jung-woo’s sweet courtship in Blood Merchant
by | November 22, 2014 | 36 Comments
Aw, I can’t wait to see this pairing onscreen — Ha Jung-woo’s second directorial feature Chronicle of a Blood Merchant has released its first set of production stills in preparation for a January premiere, which offer a peek at the first date between Ha Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant), who also stars in the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
51st Grand Bell Awards
by | November 21, 2014 | 55 Comments
It’s time for the 51st Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Film Awards), the first of the major year-end award ceremonies, which celebrates achievement in film. There were actually a good number of big movies in 2014 to spread the love around, whether in box office numbers or critical acclaim, but the overwhelming theme seems to be:... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 4
by | November 20, 2014 | 177 Comments
Okay, I seriously love this episode. I swear it’s not even because our hero finally gets a makeover (even though that’s worth a round of applause in and of itself—fare thee well, Mop of Shame!), but because the family stuff hits all the right chords. It’s an episode about fathers, and the kind of love... More »


Drama Casting & News
Min Hyo-rin headlines Mnet music drama
by | November 20, 2014 | 12 Comments
Cable network Mnet’s upcoming music drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra has lined up its main cast, following the initial casting of supporting players earlier in the week. Singer-turned actress Min Hyo-rin (Gone With the Wind) has signed on to headline, and will be returning to her first drama since 2011’s Romance Town. I actually forgot that... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 3
by | November 19, 2014 | 98 Comments
It’s another zippy episode that sets the stage for our characters to find their calling in life, and takes us from the teen years into young adulthood, and off the island into the big city. For our heroine, chasing her dream means coming to grips with the mother she’s idolized her entire life, and that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Valid Love’s cozy threesome posters
by | November 19, 2014 | 65 Comments
It looks like three won’t be a crowd for this drama, at least based on the story the posters are telling me. Here’s a whole batch of posters, stills, and teasers for tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love, starring Lee Shi-young as a woman who loves both her husband Uhm Tae-woong and the dreamy carpenter... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won team up in revenge thriller
by | November 18, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well you know I’m always a happy camper when there’s no end in sight to Kang Dong-won’s steady stream of projects. He’s had a pretty strong showing on the big screen this past year with the melodrama Dugeun Dugeun My Heart and the historical action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant, and now he’s in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi in talks to headline Kill Me, Heal Me
by | November 17, 2014 | 165 Comments
What’s better than Puppy in a drama? Why seven Puppies, of course. At least that’s what this show is banking on, anyway. MBC’s new split-personality drama Kill Me, Heal Me is reportedly in final contract negotiations with Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) to headline the series as its leading man with seven different personalities. I’m... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mnet’s new youth music drama begins casting
by | November 17, 2014 | 46 Comments
Jinyoung, Henry It’s been a while since cable station Mnet announced that it would be following up its high school music drama Monstar with a new series in the same mold, but it looks like casting has finally begun on the project, called Persevere, Gu Hae-ra. (In Korean, the title is a turn of phrase... More »