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Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 2
by | May 31, 2012 | 158 Comments
LOVE. This show’s got the goods, and then some—badass action, gripping intrigue, dark and layered characterization, and a style straight out of my favorite era of Hollywood cinema. It’s Bogart-meets-Batman, set in the political wasps’ nest of the occupation era. Be still my heart. Tags: featured, Gaksital, Jeon No-min, Jin Sae-yeon, Joo-won, Park Ki-woong, Shin... More »


Celebrity News
The Sungkyunkwan bromance lives on
by | May 30, 2012 | 127 Comments
If there ever was a bromance to end all bromances, it’s hands-down Sungkyunkwan Scandal’s epic sidekick pair, played by Song Joong-ki and Yoo Ah-in. Here they are shooting a commercial campaign, being crazy adorable and keeping the bromance alive. It’s kind of amazing that two years after the drama has come and gone, seeing these... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah’s enviable shoe closet
by | May 29, 2012 | 110 Comments
Okay, I take it back — I might watch this show for the shoes alone. New stills from the set of I Do, I Do show Kim Sun-ah kicking back in her character’s shoe closet, and lordy, will you look at that room? What’s a girl gotta do for a closet like that? Am suddenly... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Answer to 1997 starts filming, adds to cast
by | May 28, 2012 | 35 Comments
Has the forever choding graduated to high school? Our first still from the set of upcoming tvN sitcom Answer to 1997 shows Eun Ji-won (1 Night 2 Days) back to his 90s self, dressed in a high school uniform and pouting for the camera. He tweeted the picture from the set, calling himself Eun Goding,... More »


Drama Recaps
A Gentleman’s Dignity: Episode 1
by | May 27, 2012 | 191 Comments
A nice first episode out of the gate for the new weekend drama A Gentleman’s Dignity, from the writer-director pair behind Secret Garden, City Hall, On Air, and the Lovers series. Though the romance setup is your standard fare, it plays out cutely, and the bromance is the thing that really shines. I’m not in... More »


Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 20 (Final)
by | May 24, 2012 | 2,361 Comments
War is declared. And even though you really wish they’d run for the hills, our heroes have to be heroes, and they run into the thick of it to put their lives on the line. They say love is war, but damn, have you ever met these two? Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seung-gi to return to variety?
by | May 24, 2012 | 110 Comments
I swear, this guy’s career is one well-oiled machine. Now that his drama The King 2 Hearts has wrapped, Lee Seung-gi has been announced as one of the MCs for a new variety show to hit SBS late this summer, called Table for 100. It hasn’t been confirmed, but if he does take the gig,... More »


Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 19
by | May 23, 2012 | 866 Comments
Hold onto your hats. And brains. And hearts. No one ever accused this show of doing too LITTLE, that’s for sure. Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Soon-jae, Lee Yoon-ji, The King 2 Hearts... More »


Drama Casting & News
One Big love triangle…sort of
by | May 23, 2012 | 97 Comments
Is it a love triangle if it’s the soul of one guy trapped in the body of another? I’m not sure if that makes it more of a love rhombus, or just one really confused accidental two-timer, but Big just might be one of the rare Hong sisters dramas that has an interestingly complex love... More »


Drama Casting & News
Arang and the Magistrate’s first script read
by | May 22, 2012 | 107 Comments
It’s definitely been a chock-full drama year so far and there’s a glut of premieres about to hit at any moment, but one of the shows that’s farther off in the distance has been holding my interest for months now: the ghost fantasy-fusion romance drama Arang and the Magistrate, due out later in the summer.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cast photos for A Gentleman’s Dignity
by | May 21, 2012 | 107 Comments
javabeans: Wow, so cummerbunds are makin’ a comeback. Or are they? girlfriday: They really oughtn’t. Especially with those checkered pants. javabeans: I get that Jang Dong-gun (ah, so hot) is matching Kim Haneul’s dress, with the black belt. Then again, you really shouldn’t be matching your outfits to your love interests as a rule, Sadie’s... More »