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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 402
by | September 7, 2012 | 56 Comments
EPISODE 402. Broadcast on September 2, 2012. javabeans: Time for another episode of 1N2D, or as I think of it, Gaksital chaser. ‘Cause I don’t know about you, but I’m still a little wrung out from yesterday’s finale. I’m gonna need a healthy dose of brotherly love to pick me back up. girlfriday: Yes please.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki wolfs out
by | September 7, 2012 | 103 Comments
Pretty posters, which sort of surprised me, given the premise. Here’s a look at Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young in their upcoming film Wolf Boy (also going by A Werewolf Boy), a rather unusual love story between a girl and a feral wolf boy she discovers in a secluded countryside house. The stills are beautiful–enough... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 28 (Final)
by | September 6, 2012 | 349 Comments
I have good news and bad. The bad: Gaksital has to end, and today’s the day. The good: It is damn good, all the way to the finish line. Brace yourselves, citizens. This show hasn’t let up for one moment, and it sure as hell isn’t going to start now. Prepare your tears and your... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang headlines new comedy film
by | September 6, 2012 | 50 Comments
Mrawr. Uh… what was I doing? Oh right. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Yoon Kye-sang on our screens since the end of High Kick 3, and he has since picked up and dropped a dark crime thriller, opting instead to return to the big screen in much lighter fare. He’ll be starring in... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 7
by | September 5, 2012 | 144 Comments
There’s nothing like locking a couple away in a confined space with peril looming over them to get their issues out on the table. Meanwhile the mystery gets deeper and wider, as we encounter some intriguing consequences of uncovering the Big Bad’s skeletons (and yes I mean that literally). Turns out she’s no small-beans soul-eater,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Su Ae and Kwon Sang-woo’s Yawang secures time slot
by | September 5, 2012 | 42 Comments
It’s full steam ahead for Yawang, or Queen of Ambition, the latest drama adaptation of hit manhwa writer Park In-kwon’s work (Dameul, War of Money). Su Ae and Kwon Sang-woo have signed contracts to star, and the show has now secured a Monday-Tuesday slot on SBS’s January broadcast schedule. The 24-episode series will focus on... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 8
by | September 4, 2012 | 203 Comments
Of all the relationships in dramaland, there is one that will always get me right in the heart—that of a warrior and his king. There’s a lot this show doesn’t do right, but boy does it do that one thing really well. It’s the first episode that has me pumping my fist at the badassery,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Vampire Prosecutor turns up the heat
by | September 4, 2012 | 86 Comments
Yummy. What IS it about Yeon Jung-hoon’s particular brand of saucy vampire hotness that just does me in? Season 2 of the hit vampire-on-the-right-side-of-the-law crime procedural Vampire Prosecutor is set to premiere THIS SUNDAY (I know!) and if these teasers are any indication, the sequel might just be a little funnier and a little hotter.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gender-bendy hijinks from Oohlala Spouses
by | September 3, 2012 | 40 Comments
Okay, this drama’s already got a laugh from me, and it hasn’t even begun. If this is the result of a husband and wife swapping bodies, I’m all for the shenanigans. A peek at the poster shoot for new romantic comedy Oohlala Spouses shows wife-in-husband’s-body getting a smooch from another man. Either that, or the... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 11-12
by | September 2, 2012 | 195 Comments
As high school ends, it’s time to grow up… and say goodbye. Why do I feel like Mom and Dad, not ready to let these characters grow up and leave the nest? As everyone faces the big changes ahead, we take one step closer to Shi-won’s self-discovery, and perhaps even discovering the one who’s in... More »

Drama Recaps
A Gentleman’s Dignity: Episode 20 (Final)
by | September 1, 2012 | 88 Comments
FINAL EPISODE RECAP javabeans: Cold open! Ha, I love that these actors play themselves at half their ages, like in this scene where they’re all decked out in school uniforms and totally playing blind to the fact that they’re acting with, like, 17-year-olds. girlfriday: This is my favorite, just for the ridiculous factor of these... More »