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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 »


Drama Casting & News
Nice Guy gets its revenge on
by | September 1, 2012 | 161 Comments
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on upcoming melodrama Nice Guy (full title: There’s No Such Thing as Nice Guys), the last of this season’s dramas to premiere because of Gaksital’s extension. Perhaps it’ll benefit from having more lead-in time than its competition, and it certainly won’t hurt to follow the time slot’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 26
by | August 30, 2012 | 154 Comments
Is it safe to open my eyes? After yesterday, I’m a big ol’ scaredy… What if they hurt Kang-to again? Or worse? This close to the finale on a drama like this, I’m pretty much just clutching my heart and waiting for the other shoe to drop. Why is loving a hero such a painful... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Dong-wook reports for duty
by | August 30, 2012 | 27 Comments
The army calls and another one goes. 29-year old actor Kim Dong-wook met with the press outside the Nonsan training facility before beginning his military service today. He reports for basic training, after which he’ll serve in non-active duty for the police, mostly in publicity, doing public service work with the elderly and youth. It’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 5
by | August 29, 2012 | 237 Comments
This show continues to rock my world. It’s fantastically moody, so artfully designed, and directed with a flair for suspense that keeps me riveted. We get some major answers in this episode about who or what people are… only to raise a whole set of new ones about our heroine and what exactly might have... More »


Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 6
by | August 28, 2012 | 206 Comments
Ever wonder what happens when you cross a humorless warrior with a Kangnam princess who doesn’t know the meaning of boundaries? Hilarity, that’s what. And a whole bucket of cute too, which I didn’t expect. I certainly didn’t think this drama would be heavy on the rom-com of all things, but perhaps they’ve figured out... More »