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Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-ryong and Lee Sung-min team up in mystery war movie
by | April 17, 2014 | 7 Comments
The Korean film industry seems to be taking it literally when people call Ryu Seung-ryong (Miracle in Cell No. 7) a hit-maker, because at this rate I’m pretty sure he’s about to star in every movie that gets made from here to eternity. If you kidnapped him, Ha Jung-woo, and Jung Jae-young, there might be... More »

Drama Casting & News
Guns drawn and bullhorns at the ready for You’re All Surrounded
by | April 16, 2014 | 58 Comments
This is just a sneak peek at the poster shoot for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama You’re All Surrounded, with the cast dressed up in everything from their James Bond finest to their street cop clothes, and looking pretty adorable. All I can say is, Cha Seung-won really knows how to work a tuxedo. It doesn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teasers and stills for Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit
by | April 15, 2014 | 28 Comments
Okay, to be honest, I still don’t understand the premise of this drama, but it just looks so durned cute. Grandpas, flower boys, and body swaps — what’s not to like? Here’s a peek at the teasers and cast stills for tvN’s new body swap comedy Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit, starring the original flower halbae... More »

Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 13
by | April 14, 2014 | 89 Comments
This show’s modus operandi seems to be: take your worst nightmare, multiply that by a thousand, set it on fire, poke it and make it angry, and then turn off the lights so that it has the advantage in a fight. Just when we think our good guys catch a break, we find out that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook headlines romantic comedy for tvN
by | April 14, 2014 | 50 Comments
Hey, sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make everyone happier by coming back to dramaland and making rom-com lemonade. Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun) is headed back to the network that made him a household name with Answer Me 1997 — the actor has confirmed that he’ll take on the leading role in tvN’s summer... More »

Drama Casting & News
You’re All Surrounded’s comic book teaser
by | April 10, 2014 | 72 Comments
Whee, I can’t wait for You’re All Surrounded to start, not only because of the cast, but because I could use some comedy right about now. I just hope that this show’s idea of funny cops isn’t necessarily always going to be buffoon cops, because, well, I lived through Level 7 Civil Servant. But the... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 11
by | April 9, 2014 | 47 Comments
Augh, guys, this show is finally good. Or good again? I’m sure there’s actually a mathematical pattern to which episodes of this series are a cut above the rest, but that would require me to do math. Three Days is a drama written with such a focus on the mini-arcs that it has an interesting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Doctor Stranger pushes premiere, releases teaser
by | April 9, 2014 | 128 Comments
We’ve got another premiere delay on the horizon for a Monday-Tuesday show, right on the heels of KBS’s Big Man pushing its premiere back two weeks. SBS has announced that it will be delaying Doctor Stranger for a week as well, which puts the first episode in early May. The reason is pretty obvious, since... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 5
by | April 8, 2014 | 16 Comments
EPISODE 5. Broadcast on April 4, 2014. girlfriday: The group arrives in Seville and Seo-jin gets behind the wheel of the Rental Car From Hell. Things seem fine at first, but judging by the cartoon black smoke that they’ve edited in post, I think that car is probably cursed. The navigation even speaks Korean at... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Jin-yi joins melodrama It’s Okay, It’s Love
by | April 8, 2014 | 40 Comments
Yoon Jin-yi (Mandate of Heaven, A Gentleman’s Dignity) is the latest cast addition to Noh Hee-kyung’s new melo It’s Okay, It’s Love, due out this summer on SBS. So far I like how this cast is shaping up, despite being iffy on the premise. Yoon Jin-yi is confirmed for the role of Jo In-sung’s fangirl... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hot and cold geniuses in Doctor Stranger
by | April 7, 2014 | 116 Comments
Just in case you were wondering what geeeeeeenius Lee Jong-seok looks like, here are some stills from his new drama Doctor Stranger. Hm, I dunno, he looks a lot like regular Lee Jong-seok to me–that is to say, beautiful and slightly puppyish–but the lab coat helps. Should we get him some glasses too, or is... More »