Author Archive

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 8
by | April 30, 2013 | 317 Comments
Yay, this is a great episode that brings together all the story threads in a simple, cohesive way—the hero’s quest to become human comes to the fore, tying in the family’s revenge and the overarching Good Guy/Bad Guy war, all while launching us into the part of the story we’re all dying to get to.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-seok and Yoon Sang-hyun reunite in new drama
by | April 30, 2013 | 56 Comments
And no, sadly it’s not for Secret Garden: Oska’s Coming Out Party, though don’t we all wish it were. The pair of actors who shared a one-sided loveline in Secret Garden are headed for a reunion in the new drama I Can Hear Your Voice, headed to SBS this summer. Lee Bo-young has signed on... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 7
by | April 29, 2013 | 223 Comments
Kang-chi finally learns the hard way who, or what, he is, and faces his demons quite literally in a war between his beast and human halves. And in a refreshing change of pace in dramaland, our heroine steps up in a big way to save his bacon. Now if only he could figure out that... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Dong-gun returns to the big screen with Ajusshi director
by | April 29, 2013 | 80 Comments
Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) is headed back to the big screen this year, in the much-awaited new project from director Lee Jung-bum of Won Bin’s Ajusshi, aka The Man From Nowhere. He’s pretty much the leading man’s new holy grail as far as directors go, since he’s guaranteed to make you look like a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin chooses army comeback project
by | April 29, 2013 | 63 Comments
At long last, we have a confirmation for Hyun Bin’s first post-army project. He’ll be taking on his first sageuk, a film called The King’s Wrath. He plays the titular king — Jeong-jo, 22nd king of Joseon and one of dramaland’s favorite figures (Yi San, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Painter of the Wind, Warrior Baek Dong-soo and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Teaser and stills for Scary Story 2
by | April 28, 2013 | 26 Comments
Here’s a peek at the summer horror flick Scary Story 2, or what I like to call Shut Up And Kick the Flower Boy Next Door at Christmas. It’s a six-way dramaland reunionpalooza for White Christmas boys Sung Joon and Lee Soo-hyuk, Flower Boy Next Door’s adorable webtoon artist/editor couple Go Kyung-pyo and Kim Seul-gi,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 435
by | April 27, 2013 | 76 Comments
EPISODE 435. Broadcast on April 21, 2013. javabeans: Right off the bat as the members arrive for a new trip, we’re hit with a preview of the goodies to come today: Let’s just say there’s lots of mud, digging, and humiliation in store for them. girlfriday: Muahaha. The boys get together for a group-walking intro... More »

Drama Casting & News
Goddess of Fire adds to cast
by | April 26, 2013 | 82 Comments
More casting news for the upcoming MBC sageuk Goddess of Fire Jung-yi starring Moon Geun-young: the offer is out to Kim Bum (That Winter, The Wind Blows) to be her leading man. He’s still considering the role, which is pretty late in the game considering they’ve already done a script read, but there’s some lead... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 14
by | April 25, 2013 | 82 Comments
Someone moves in, someone moves out, someone gets spit on, and someone gets slapped, not necessarily in that order. Strangely the episode isn’t as eventful as that makes it sound, but Soon-shin’s relationship with her mentor takes a turn upward, just as things with Mom take a sharp turn downward. If only she knew just... More »

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1997’s sequel courts parents for a reunion
by | April 25, 2013 | 45 Comments
Cable darling Answer Me 1997′s sequel project is finally starting to cast, and first up are the roles of Mom and Dad: Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa are being courted to return to the franchise and steer a brand new family through the murky waters of adolescence. I normally never get excited about who gets... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Seok-won for Esquire
by | April 24, 2013 | 111 Comments
You’re welcome. Here’s Jung Seok-won (Haeundae Lovers, Rooftop Prince) in a shoot for Esquire, making days brighter everywhere he goes. Am suddenly discovering I have a newfound appreciation for suspenders… The actor recently announced his upcoming wedding to ballad singer Baek Ji-young this June (*clap clap* — they’re so adorable) and all I have to... More »