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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 407
by | October 13, 2012 | 74 Comments
EPISODE 407. Broadcast on October 7, 2012. girlfriday: We catch up with Tae-woong on his fishing trip, or fishing punishment is I guess more accurate. javabeans: Even so, I bet he would rather tasks like this in place of games. Effort, he can do. Hand-eye coordination or word-game skills, not so much. Of course, this... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Kyeo-woon and Yoon Seung-ah pair up in rom-com
by | October 13, 2012 | 46 Comments
Oh fun, there’s a new rom-com in the works, starring a potentially good pair of leads. Jung Kyeo-woon (History of the Salaryman) and Yoon Seung-ah (Panda and Hedgehog) have signed on to co-star in a new romantic comedy film called Become Pretty Things, due out this winter. I would argue that they’re plenty pretty already,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shin So-yool joins Alice in Cheongdam-dong
by | October 12, 2012 | 22 Comments
Aw, I don’t know why, but watching the cast of Answer Me 1997 move on to new projects makes me feel proud, like we’ve watched them grow up since high school or something. It looks like Shin So-yool has made a little best-friend niche for herself — she’s going from Jung Eun-ji’s bestie on 1997... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 17
by | October 10, 2012 | 187 Comments
So. Good. Things are escalating in a major way—more romance, more mystery, more answers, and higher stakes than ever. Even now there are new twists to the story, so much that I’m not even sure which resolution will actually deliver a happy ending for these two, if that’s even possible anymore. I love a show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nineties drama School gets a revival
by | October 10, 2012 | 117 Comments
New drama alert! Well, old-drama-becomes-new-drama alert, technically speaking. Popular ’90s high-school drama series School is getting a modern reincarnation, and the 2012 version produced by Bae Yong-joon (Keyeast/Contents K) has landed a broadcast slot in December on KBS. The first names attached to the project are Kim Woo-bin (A Gentleman’s Dignity, White Christmas) and Lee... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 18
by | October 9, 2012 | 224 Comments
It’s time for our good guys to turn the tables for once, and actually deliver some major blows to the baddies. Young finally starts acting like a general (whooo), though it throws him into a tailspin about his place in the world. If there ever was a reluctant hero, I swear. Tags: Faith, featured, Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum and Jung Eun-ji in talks for That Winter
by | October 9, 2012 | 51 Comments
More casting additions for the new Noh Hee-kyung drama That Winter, The Wind Blows: an offer has been made to Kim Bum to rejoin the writer and director team behind his last drama, Padam Padam. He’s reportedly considering the role, but no confirmations yet. I say if there’s a clause wherein you do two of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye joins Yoochun in I Miss You
by | October 9, 2012 | 261 Comments
Finally, a leading lady! I was beginning to think they were going to shoot this drama without her. Confirmations are in that Yoon Eun-hye will be starring opposite Yoochun in the upcoming melodrama I Miss You, set to premiere next month. Yoon was rumored to be a candidate along with a handful of other actresses,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Weekend ratings battle: Seo-young breaks 30%
by | October 8, 2012 | 59 Comments
Looks like KBS has another runaway hit on their hands. Following the departure of the beloved You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly, new weekend family drama My Daughter Seo-young broke the 30% mark in just four weeks. It’s not unheard of to rise that quickly (in fact the Kim Nam-joo drama was a week faster to... More »

Drama Recaps
Vampire Prosecutor 2: Episode 5
by | October 7, 2012 | 73 Comments
Eek, it’s the first episode this season to chill me to the bone. Don’t get me wrong—this show has been plenty scary before, but this time it’s a character and not blood and gore, that sends waves down my spine. The past and present finally converge, and our hero meets an adversary who makes the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Alice in Cheongdam-dong casts second leads
by | October 6, 2012 | 82 Comments
Woohoo — Kim Ji-suk (I Need Romance 2012) has been offered the second lead in the upcoming rom-com Alice in Cheongdam-dong, starring Moon Geun-young and Park Shi-hoo. He’s still considering the role so it’s not a done deal yet, but so far the cast for this drama is shaping up rather nicely. I’ve liked Kim... More »