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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 405
by | September 29, 2012 | 56 Comments
EPISODE 405. Broadcast on September 23, 2012. girlfriday: We open straightaway with dinner bokbulbok, and now I’m just hungry. javabeans: The problem with starting right with dinner is that I totally have no idea what episode we’re in. I’ve already forgotten what happened last week. Context! girlfriday: Yeah I’m trying to remember… javabeans: …without cheating….... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jo In-sung and Song Hye-gyo confirm melodrama
by | September 28, 2012 | 120 Comments
Confirmations are in for the cast of the upcoming melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows, the latest project from star writer Noh Hee-kyung (Padam Padam, Worlds Within, Goodbye Solo). Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung have signed on headline, and the drama has scored a broadcaster as well. It’ll be on KBS’s 2013 slate, though no... More »

Drama Casting & News
Posters and stills for The Horse Healer
by | September 27, 2012 | 64 Comments
Here’s a look at the upcoming 50-episode medical historical drama The Horse Healer, starring Jo Seung-woo as a Joseon-era vet-turned-royal-physician. It’s the big anniversary drama from MBC (usually a sageuk but always a long-running banner drama that gets a big budget) from PD Lee Byung-hoon and writer Kim Yi-young of Dong Yi and Yi San.... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 13
by | September 26, 2012 | 194 Comments
Okay, this episode made me change my mind about wanting all feelings out in the open, because our hero’s achy breaky heart just kills me. It’s. So. Sweet. It’s a great example of when angst can be so good when it’s motivated by larger-than-life conflict, and when trying to hide your bleeding heart can be... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 14
by | September 25, 2012 | 160 Comments
A bribery scandal turns into a huge test of loyalty for a king and his woodalchi, and the closer Eun-soo gets to finding her way home, it starts to dawn on our couple how little time they might have left together. Nothing like a little impending rift in the space-time continuum to kick a romance... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oohlala Spouses makes best poster ever
by | September 25, 2012 | 70 Comments
Pwahahahaha. If this show is half as funny as its promo material, it’ll be a winner. What genius made this awesome poster? And how does Shin Hyun-joon look kind of pretty as a bride?? Here’s the official poster for the upcoming gender-bendy rom-com Oohlala Spouses, starring Shin Hyun-joon (Gaksital) and Kim Jung-eun (Hanbando, I Am... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS 2 secures cast and crew
by | September 24, 2012 | 92 Comments
It’s full speed ahead for blockbuster spy sequel IRIS 2, which will really be the third installment in the IRIS / Athena franchise. Leads Jang Hyuk and Lee Da-hae have signed on to headline the drama, which means this will be their third time as costars. The production has put two directors on the project... More »

Drama Recaps
Vampire Prosecutor 2: Episode 3
by | September 23, 2012 | 96 Comments
Yay, a heartwarming episode for our makeshift crime-solving family, as they meet their first big challenge with the newest member, Dr. Jo. The overarching season mystery also takes on a new twist that I love, so great stuff all around. As for the mystery of the week, dramaland seems intent on making me live in... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ex-1 Night 2 Days cast and crew reunite for new tvN variety show
by | September 21, 2012 | 64 Comments
This is some crazy news. First: three of the original members of hit variety show 1 Night 2 Days — Lee Su-geun, Eun Ji-won, and Kim Jong-min — will be reuniting to star in a brand new variety reality show on cable network tvN called Three Fools. It’ll be helmed by some very familiar producers,... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 21, 2012 | 208 Comments
It’s the end of the road for our journey back in time to the ’90s, and the goodbye is bittersweet. We get rewarded with some answers and even some new surprises, as we close the chapter on first loves and find out how everyone grew up—along with, in spite of, and because of them. The... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha Tae-hyun and UEE headline Jeon Woo-chi drama
by | September 20, 2012 | 80 Comments
Okay, now THAT’s better. I was so confused by earlier casting reports for the new drama adaptation of fantasy folklore Jeon Woo-chi. A whimsical, impish wizard for a hero is a pretty specific set of character traits to fill, that’s for sure. But strangely enough, that just sounds like Cha Tae-hyun on a normal day.... More »