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Drama Casting & News
Cast of Hyde, Jekyll, Me gathers for first script read
by | December 18, 2014 | 19 Comments
So I guess we’re back to calling it Hyde, Jekyll, Me? Maybe I’ll just call it Two Binnies Walk Into a Bar. Production is underway for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama known for some time as Jekyll and Me, the romantic comedy about a hero with a split personality and the woman who finds herself in... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 11
by | December 17, 2014 | 165 Comments
I wish I could tell you that learning the truth meant that everyone got a happy fluffy holiday reunion, but that would be a big fat lie. It’s time for our hero to face the music about everything he’s been dreading and denying about his past, even if it means waking up from the dream... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Cha Seung-won, Jang Geun-seok, Yoo Hae-jin for Three Meals spinoff
by | December 15, 2014 | 70 Comments
Na PD strikes again — tvN variety show Three Meals a Day is getting a spinoff series, and an unexpected trio has been gathered to headline. Actors Cha Seung-won (You’re All Surrounded), Jang Geun-seok (Pretty Man), and Yoo Hae-jin (Tazza 2) have signed on to become the newest troop of Na PD’s voluntary slaves, in... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 10
by | December 12, 2014 | 163 Comments
It’s our heroine’s episode to shine, and she steps up admirably to the task—as a girlfriend, a daughter, and a reporter—without losing an ounce of herself and her integrity in the process. I sometimes wonder how this show manages to make an episode where all of the shit hits all of the fans in one... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Jae-rim to romance Lee Hana in KBS’s Unkind Women
by | December 12, 2014 | 143 Comments
Song Jae-rim (Surplus Princess, Age of Feeling) finally gets the girl? It looks like someone’s movin’ on up in dramaland. Though judging by the title, it looks like he won’t be getting a nice girl. Song Jae-rim has scored his first leading role in a drama in KBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Unkind Women, opposite Lee... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 9
by | December 11, 2014 | 79 Comments
Well, there’s no more keeping everyone in opposite corners now. Worlds collide and secrets that we want buried just keep finding their way to the surface. Dal-po does his very best to plug a hole in the dam that’s about to burst, but it’s a last act of desperation, and he knows it deep down.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min wrings tears as everyman in Gukje Market
by | December 11, 2014 | 31 Comments
Warning: This movie is rated T for Tissue. I’ll be the first to admit that this movie about my father’s generation sounded boring on paper, but I kept seeing headlines about how it was so highly anticipated and how it’s going to make everyone cry, so I finally stopped to read about it and watch... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyung-ho and Kim So-yeon headline new JTBC melodrama
by | December 11, 2014 | 48 Comments
javabeans: Jung Kyung-ho and Kim So-yeon are heading a new JTBC drama about a man who gets a heart transplant and finds that his heart has “cellular memory syndrome” that recalls feelings of love. Does this sound familiar to you at all? girlfriday: Wait, didn’t his girlfriend Sooyoung just do that drama? javabeans: Maybe she... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Ji-hee leads a crew of high school sleuths in new JTBC drama
by | December 10, 2014 | 24 Comments
Cable network JTBC is gearing up to launch a new Tuesday night drama timeslot next week with the youthful Nancy-Drew-esque teen crime series Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit. The title is a mouthful, but it’s the name of the novel that the drama is adapting, about five high school students who get together to solve... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for MBC’s fantasy historical drama Shine or Go Crazy
by | December 10, 2014 | 50 Comments
Production is underway for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Shine or Go Crazy, the fusion fantasy romance set in the early Goryeo dynasty. Jang Hyuk (Fated To Love You) and Oh Yeon-seo (Jang Bori Is Here) never really had a chance to step foot outside MBC between their last projects and this one, and I’m thinking... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Min-hee joins Park Chan-wook’s new film Agasshi
by | December 9, 2014 | 12 Comments
Casting has been finalized on director Park Chan-wook’s next movie Agasshi (or Young Lady), and it looks like we’ll finally get that Kim Min-hee (Crying Man) and Ha Jung-woo pairing that almost happened for Kundo: Age of the Rampant. Kim Min-hee will be headlining the period crime melodrama alongside newcomer Kim Tae-ri (pictured below), a... More »