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Drama Casting & News
High School King of Savvy confirms extension
by | July 22, 2014 | 22 Comments
I guess the universe decided that our high school corporate director had a little more maturing to do before we send him off into the sunset. Cable network tvN’s current Monday-Tuesday drama High School King of Savvy has confirmed a two-episode extension for the series, which will technically only include one extra episode and then... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 5
by | July 21, 2014 | 103 Comments
The contract romance fairy dust starts to work its magic on our not-a-couple, because as we all know, acting like you’re in love has a way of making you feel all the attendant highs and lows anyway. To make matters even more complicated, a real romance comes along to threaten the fake one, and our... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kisses and post-breakup bitterness in Discovery of Romance
by | July 21, 2014 | 42 Comments
The great thing about a rom-com where your lead characters are exes is that you can just go ahead and start the promo with lovey-dovey cuteness — the happier they are at the outset, the harder they fall. The first set of teasers are out for KBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Discovery of Romance, showing Eric... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episodes 1-2
by | July 18, 2014 | 134 Comments
Now that my recap slate has freed up, I can finally turn my attention to something new. Marriage Not Dating is the newest Friday-Saturday offering from tvN, and I’ve been enjoying it immensely for its witty banter, laugh-out-loud humor, and its refreshing take on romance. Not to mention that there’s a hilarious contract relationship in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rain considers new SBS drama Song For You
by | July 18, 2014 | 55 Comments
It’s just an early offer, but Rain is reportedly considering the new SBS drama Song For You, the latest project from the PD-writer team behind Dr. Champ and Scent of a Woman. I guess that means his other possible drama project Indian Summer fizzled out in development, because it’s been months since we heard anything... More »
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Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 20 (Final)
by | July 17, 2014 | 89 Comments
Ready or not, it’s time for the rookies to graduate and find out whether they’ll sink or swim. The team scrambles to catch the baddie, and Pan-seok and Dae-gu challenge each other for biggest heroic sacrifice, because they can’t ever just be content to let the other win at something. Never has abiding by law... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 19
by | July 16, 2014 | 74 Comments
The pressure mounts on all sides, and our team gets backed into a corner with nothing left to do but lean on each other. As far as finale setups go, this is a pretty good one—it’s plot-heavy since we have to set the stage for the big takedown, but we stop to let the reactions... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo as prince by day, watchman by night
by | July 16, 2014 | 106 Comments
It only took forever (okay, maybe weeks), but we finally get a decent peek at our ghostbusting prince Jung Il-woo in his new summer fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman. The newest stills are from his first day on set as the lonely bad boy prince who lives outside the palace walls, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rom-com mystery My Secret Hotel confirms cast
by | July 15, 2014 | 79 Comments
Confirmations are in for tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama My Secret Hotel, along with clearer plot and character descriptions for our main cast: Yoo Inna (You From Another Star) will be headlining alongside Jin Yi-han (A New Leaf), as a hotel wedding planner who gets stuck planning her ex-husband’s second wedding. Gack. That sounds horrible, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nodame Watch: Shim Eun-kyung’s hat goes back in the ring
by | July 15, 2014 | 119 Comments
The search for the heroine of KBS’s Nodame Cantabile remake — now called Cantabile Romance — is veering into its own farcical saga at this point. Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) initially turned down an early offer to play the heroine, which was a crying shame since she’d be so perfect for the role. And then... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kids will be kids on Youths Over Flowers
by | July 14, 2014 | 38 Comments
Both the casts of Na PD’s next travel variety show Youths Over Flowers have returned from their trips, looking every bit the eager tourists, decked out in clothes from the countries they just visited. I wish I could say they also looked cool while doing so, but that would be lying. I know, who watches... More »