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Celebrity News
Photoshoot face-off: Monday hotties
by | January 21, 2013 | 136 Comments
You know what they say — there’s nothing like a group of Monday hotties to cure the Monday blues. Meet the contestants of today’s face-off: the men of Monday/Tuesday dramas and their battle against questionable fashions. I know, you’re thinking, “Isn’t it enough that they have to battle each other in dramaland?” It’s true; we... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 421
by | January 19, 2013 | 53 Comments
EPISODE 421. Broadcast on January 13, 2013. girlfriday: Brrr, the boys start a new trip in the freezing cold, and give their New Years’ greetings. They realize this’ll be Tae-woong’s final trip before his wedding. Oooh, Bachelor Party Special? javabeans: This would be the only place where the bachelor party would starve, mock, and humiliate... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-hyuk considers new weekend drama
by | January 18, 2013 | 27 Comments
New dramas, new dramas everywhere! I’ll never keep them all straight, I tell you. Who has the time to stay on top of an addiction at this rate? At least this one has a good reason to stop and take notice: there’s a new MBC weekend drama called I Summon You, Gold! (It’s a terrible... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 18
by | January 17, 2013 | 14 Comments
There’s distrust brewing everywhere, as the baddies gain the upper hand by splintering our gang with artfully placed misdirection at every turn. Now everyone’s got a hairy eyeball on someone else, which leads to a lot of pointing fingers at all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons. Thankfully our heroine’s still got her... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Chae-ah and Namgoong Min cast in Heo Jun remake
by | January 17, 2013 | 73 Comments
MBC’s got a new drama in the works, and it’s a remake of one of their biggest hits from 1999/2000 — the medical sageuk Heo Jun, about the life of the legendary doctor and historian. The remake’s title will be Gu-am Heo Jun, to include Heo Jun’s pen name, Gu-am. Han Chae-ah (Gaksital, Oohlala Spouses)... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seon-kyun headlines new road variety show
by | January 16, 2013 | 47 Comments
What a fun idea. There’s a new variety show being developed for SBS called March [as in parade or processional, not the month], and it’s modeled after Ha Jung-woo’s road movie 577 Project. Very cool. The show is taking a different approach and casting one celebrity host for each new trip, who invites his/her friends... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won: 007 Civil Servant
by | January 16, 2013 | 114 Comments
Yummy. I could almost subsist on stills alone for this drama, to tell you the truth. Who knows, it might even save me heartache in case it’s a trainwreck. But it’s not likely I’m going to pass up watching a whole bunch of this *looks up* and that *looks down.* No siree. More stills for... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 13
by | January 15, 2013 | 146 Comments
This one’s a tearjerker, but there’s also a lot of light to balance the doom and gloom. That’s one thing this show usually manages to do well—if one storyline is going down, another’s going up, and for every broken relationship, there’s usually another back on the mend. It’s an episode about facing reality, and for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ki-joon headlines new OCN series The Virus
by | January 15, 2013 | 41 Comments
A new OCN series and Eom Ki-joon (Ghost, Scent of a Woman) as the show’s leading man? It’s a double-plus-good news day. He’s been announced as the star of a new franchise for the cable network called The Virus, due out in March, about a deadly mutant viral infection and the Special Contagious Disease Crisis... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 3
by | January 14, 2013 | 142 Comments
Now that introductions are out of the way, we get to watch everyone’s peaceful lives get spun around by the Enrique the Energizer Bunny, and we find out that our heroine isn’t the only silent lurker with a crush, and that she’s also not the only one with a broken heart. Turns out it’s an... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Shi-young’s quirky new rom-com
by | January 12, 2013 | 48 Comments
Lee Shi-young really does have a great niche carved out as a quirky rom-com heroine. She’s got a new movie due out next month called, hilariously, Men: An Operating Manual. (It’s the best way to translate it without calling the thing How to Use Men, which sounds like a whole other thing entirely.) Her leading... More »