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Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae joins Jang Hyuk in action thriller
by | April 17, 2012 | 34 Comments
Su Ae (Thousand Day Promise, Athena) has announced that her next project will bring her back to the big screen, in the virus-with-a-vengeance action blockbuster film Influenza (or Cold), starring Jang Hyuk. Drat, now I HAVE to watch this movie, even if it’s Contagion Redux. Tags: Jang Hyuk, Su Ae... More »

Drama Casting & News
Time Slip Dr. Jin mired in lawsuits, moves up premiere
by | April 16, 2012 | 112 Comments
What is WITH this drama and the drama? I know we joked that Song Seung-heon was running about making demands that his drama Time Slip Dr. Jin make it on the air before the similarly-themed Faith stole any of its time-traveling thunder. (And here I am screaming, THAT SHIP’S ALREADY SAILED and its name was... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 8
by | April 13, 2012 | 306 Comments
Marathon Part II. Bleary-eyed? Check. Emotionally gutted? Check. I also probably lost a few marbles back there, but sanity’s overrated. Or so I hear. I think it’s to this episode’s advantage that we barrel straight through from Episode 7. Maintaining that emotional current is actually the most useful between these two particular episodes, so thanks,... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 7
by | April 12, 2012 | 234 Comments
Part I of our King 2 Hearts marathon is a doozy. Jae-ha gets a rude awakening, and Hang-ah finds out that kissing a prince is NOT like kissing a toad. If only fairytales came with some useful life lessons, like how to turn your prince back into one if he keeps mouthing off.   EPISODE... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-beom and Lee Beom-soo’s new comedy
by | April 11, 2012 | 35 Comments
You know, I wondered why I kept seeing pictures of Ryu Seung-beom running around shoeless wearing nothing but a yellow pajama onesie like a crazy person. I’m pretty sure I don’t even need to know what this movie’s about, because you had me at Ryu Seung-beom in a onesie. Here’s a sneak peek at his... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Haneul starts filming Gentleman’s Dignity
by | April 10, 2012 | 38 Comments
Well now that the gentlemen have started to run about town as F44, it’s the heroine’s turn to release some stills. Here’s a look at Kim Haneul on the set of her new drama A Gentleman’s Dignity, due out in May. Tags: Kim Haneul... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-hyuk rounds out the Gentleman quartet
by | April 9, 2012 | 78 Comments
Filming has begun on the new Jang Dong-gun drama A Gentleman’s Dignity, and stills of the leading man foursome (do we still call them F4 when they’re north of forty?) have been released, on the heels of the announcement that they finally found the fourth member of this posse in Lee Jong-hyuk (Crime Squad, Chuno).... More »

Drama Casting & News
Election day preemptions for Rooftop, King?
by | April 9, 2012 | 127 Comments
Okay, remember… don’t shoot the messenger… So there are elections this week on Wednesday, which means preemptions for the Wednesday-Thursday dramas. The thing that’s hard to pin down is the official word, since so far it’s mostly been speculation online about what each broadcaster will do. As far as official news goes: Rooftop Prince will... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-hee to headline Level 7 Civil Servant remake?
by | April 7, 2012 | 84 Comments
Looks like signs of life have finally returned to the drama version remake of the 2009 action romantic comedy Level 7 Civil Servant (also translated sometimes as My Girlfriend Is an Agent or 7th Grade Civil Servant which sounds misleading, like it’s Nancy-Drew-meets-Sydney-Bristow). Actress Kim Tae-hee is reportedly considering the role for her next project.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 380
by | April 6, 2012 | 31 Comments
EPISODE 380. Broadcast on April 1, 2012. javabeans: So the new episode opens, and… girlfriday: It’s not a new episode? javabeans: Things look familiar, but then there are scenes I don’t recognize. girlfriday: That’s ‘cause we’ve already seen this trip, over the last two episodes. This is apparently a B-side re-edit of the same trip.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Vampidol Kim Woo-bin joins Gentleman’s Dignity
by | April 6, 2012 | 31 Comments
I’m still quite behind on the recently-completed sitcom Vampire Idol, but I thought Kim Woo-bin (White Christmas) was adorable as the Earth-loving alien vampire with a penchant for pretty clothes. I especially loved the beginning of his relationship with his bunny girlfriend, whom he mistook for an actual bunny rather than a girl in a... More »