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Drama Casting & News
Still-a-palooza for Flower Boy Next Door
by | December 29, 2012 | 160 Comments
Stills, stills, and even more stills! We’re just over a week away from the premiere of tvN’s new rom-com Flower Boy Next Door, but if the wait is killing you (like it is for some of us ’round these parts), here’s a whole lot of cuteness for you. Prepare to suffer from I-wanna-take-that-puppy-home-itis. If the... More »

Drama Casting & News
King’s Dream in danger of losing lead actor, on heels of losing lead actress
by | December 28, 2012 | 57 Comments
Wow. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a drama plagued by such horrible luck, so many times over. Weekend KBS sageuk King’s Dream already had to lose its lead actress Park Joo-mi after a car accident in November, and now it’s ALSO about to lose its lead actor, Choi Su-jong, who suffered yet another... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jin Gu offered new drama Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek
by | December 28, 2012 | 35 Comments
New drama alert! We’ve finally got the next KBS Monday-Tuesday drama on the roll call: Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek is the series slated to follow School 2013 and has begun casting rounds. I’d sing the song about how that’s cutting it awfully close, but such is the way in dramaland. The offer is out to... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 12
by | December 27, 2012 | 14 Comments
I love this new chapter of the story—it gives us the best of the legend and all the fun of the character without the mopey, ’cause an imp without oomph is just sad. It finally feels like our Woo-chi has become the Jeon Woo-chi, cocky, righteous bandit with a true purpose, and of course, a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yawang’s teary-eyed and gun-toting teaser
by | December 27, 2012 | 45 Comments
So… this is an odd teaser for Yawang — not the high-drama of it, since a melodrama being melodramatic is no big surprise — but I don’t think the first lady is going to be wielding a gun to make her dreams come true, yeah? Upcoming SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Yawang has finally released a teaser,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama awards preemptions for King and School
by | December 27, 2012 | 126 Comments
Bad news for addicts: our Monday-Tuesday drama dosage will be greatly reduced next week, due to the end-of-year awards ceremonies scheduled to air in their time slots. Monday December 31 is the day for both KBS and SBS Drama Awards, and well, you can’t really air dramas while you’re trying to award dramas, can you?... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 8
by | December 25, 2012 | 98 Comments
School may be in session even on Christmas day, but if Nam-soon isn’t present, does it really count? Our hero leaves school and his bestie behind, but you know what they say about absence and hearts… truancy makes the heart grow fonder? Everyone gets a chance to miss Nam-soon, and you’d be surprised who makes... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramaland: The gift that keeps on giving [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2012 | 141 Comments
If there’s anything that Santa has taught me over the years (other than a musical mnemonic about single-malt scotches), it’s that Christmas is a time of giving. Dramaland gives us so much throughout the year, that I thought it was finally time for me to stop being a grinch and give back, out of the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 417
by | December 22, 2012 | 55 Comments
EPISODE 417. Broadcast on December 16, 2012. javabeans: New episode, new trip! girlfriday: Whee! The boys gather someplace cold (though I guess at this time of year everywhere in Korea is cold) and hop around during the opening. It seems like they’re talking just to keep their lips from freezing shut. javabeans: Why does Bird... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho to enlist early in the new year
by | December 20, 2012 | 144 Comments
girlfriday: So… get ready to cry. Yoo Seung-ho announced that he’s enlisting in the army early next year, right after his current show I Miss You is over. But! He’s so widdle! javabeans: Although in the scheme of things this is really a more “normal” age for someone to go. girlfriday: Yes, true. It’s actually... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 10
by | December 20, 2012 | 18 Comments
FINALLY. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this show to get this good. It turns out, when your hero’s entire motivation is his girl, IT HELPS IF SHE’S AWAKE. Just sayin’, Show; it’s not rocket science. Man, what a difference it makes to have our heroine walking and talking of sound mind, and... More »