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Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-wook as doting father in Mandate of Heaven
by | March 27, 2013 | 79 Comments
So. Cute. My curiosity was already piqued when they called KBS’s upcoming sageuk thriller Mandate of Heaven a Joseon-era Ajusshi, but the stills of lead actor Lee Dong-wook on set with his tv daughter (played by rookie child actress Kim Yu-bin) are enough to make anyone’s heart go gooey. Who needs tough guy ajusshi when... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 6
by | March 26, 2013 | 80 Comments
You know, I expected to get tired of the initial misunderstanding—the heroine mistaking the hero for a con artist—but it’s actually so amusing that I wouldn’t mind it if we let them continue like this for a while. The more self-satisfied and smug he is, the longer I want her to snub him, even if... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stills galore for upcoming spring dramas
by | March 26, 2013 | 54 Comments
There are so many dramas set to premiere this spring (Seriously. So. Many.) that it’s been as hard to keep up with the output of stills as it is to keep all the shows straight in my head. So here’s a collection as random as they come, because when it rains it pours, and every... More »

Drama Casting & News
FinKL members Lee Jin and Sung Yuri reunite in drama
by | March 25, 2013 | 41 Comments
Two idols from the same girl group in a drama? I suppose you get a pass if it’s been eleven years since you were in said idol group, but still, that’s a lot worlds colliding, people. Idol-turned-actress Lee Jin (The Great Seer) has just joined the cast of her ex-groupmate Sung Yuri’s new weekend drama... More »

Drama Casting & News
A look at Gu Family Book’s leading ladies
by | March 25, 2013 | 129 Comments
More, more, more stills from the fusion fantasy historical drama Gu Family Book, starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy, set to air in just two weeks. Here’s a peek at our two leading ladies’ first day on set: Suzy as the heroine who spends most of her days dressed as a man, and second lead Lee... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
More additions to the cast of Cha Seung-won’s drag comedy
by | March 23, 2013 | 78 Comments
So, there’s more information out on Cha Seung-won’s new cop action comedy with director Jang Jin, and get this: he plays a dude who wants to be a lady. Oh man, that is NOT what I expected, even with the title High Heels. I mean, of all the leading men, Cha Seung-won is pretty much... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Ah-joong plays cat burglar to Joo-won’s cop
by | March 22, 2013 | 94 Comments
It looks like we might have a leading lady for Joo-won’s new romantic comedy film called (super vaguely) Only You, about a cop and a house burglar who fall in love. Kim Ah-joong (My P.S. Partner, Sign) is reportedly in contract negotiations to take the role, though it’s not finalized. Hm, I don’t have strong... More »

Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 18
by | March 21, 2013 | 47 Comments
Illustration by Ally Watching this show is starting to require active mental gymnastics. I swear, my mind is doing backflips trying to understand these characters. I’m starting to wonder if the writer might have amnesia, because sure, every show has its share of recycled plot, but here it actually seems like the show forgot that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Posters and teaser for TEN Season 2
by | March 21, 2013 | 63 Comments
This franchise sure knows how to make one graphic concept go a long way. And I don’t even mean that in a bad way, because TEN’s character posters always stand out for me, and I think it’s helpful to have a strong recognizable style. Especially when your show’s concept is just gritty crime solving. Season... More »

Drama Casting & News
The action begins on Gu Family Book
by | March 20, 2013 | 114 Comments
Wonder twins, activate! Yay, here’s our first glimpse of action on the new fantasy fusion sageuk Gu Family Book, starring Lee Seung-gi as a half-gumiho, half-puppy, and Suzy as the bow-and-arrow-wielding heroine that he’ll fall in love with. Right now they look more like partners in crime, which hey, would be a nice change of... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 3-4
by | March 19, 2013 | 88 Comments
Aw, I like this show. It’s nothing new, but it’s endearing and lovable, with cute leads who have fun quirks and flaws and very down-to-earth problems. Sometimes it’s nice to settle in for some family drama comfort food once in a while, and it feels like a nice Ojakkyo-esque drama with an engaging younger cast.... More »