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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 409
by | October 27, 2012 | 73 Comments
EPISODE 409. Broadcast on October 21, 2012. javabeans: We resume the trip with the Matched Team versus the Unmatched. Unsurprisingly, the team of five beats out the team of two and they head over to basecamp for the night where there are two dinner tables, hidden under a white covering. One of those white mounds... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Ha-sun offered lead in new rom-com
by | October 27, 2012 | 75 Comments
It’s raining dramas lately. Another new project is in the works — a romantic comedy series called Gangnam Style. Whaa? Thankfully, it has nothing to do with the song (because what would that drama be?), but then, that leads to the obvious question: WHY would you call it that? It’s a drama project that’s been... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-min does Americana, sort of
by | October 26, 2012 | 64 Comments
javabeans: Han Ji-min is in the November issue of a lifestyle magazine called The Traveller, and… This concept. I do not get it. It’s like: “Pretty things, we put together, surely it’ll make sense.” girlfriday: This is one of those times where the concept of American exotic-ness does not compute. Because uh… they’re on a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Sang-hyun headlines new drama as an ajusshi idol
by | October 25, 2012 | 103 Comments
javabeans: Wow, it’s like Korea took our Ajusshi Idol idea, aka A-dol, and made a drama out of it. It’s not quite what we envisioned, but on concept alone I’ll take it. Where else can you get Yoon Sang-hyun, Oh Man-seok, and Jung Jun-ha acting as an aging former ‘90s idol trio called X-Generation? I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong headlines new drama
by | October 24, 2012 | 71 Comments
Dramaland just doesn’t feel complete without an Uhm Tae-woong drama in the works, does it? Some reports say he’s confirmed, while others say he’s still considering the project, but it’s a new historical drama set to air next year, called Yi Sun-shin’s Unauthorized Biography. I was going to call it Yi Sun-shin: Apocrypha, which is... More »

Celebrity News
Ji Jin-hee’s November photo shoots
by | October 24, 2012 | 58 Comments
Mmmmm. This man takes a goooood picture. I just love Ji Jin-hee photo shoots, and this month we get two of ‘em. Yay us. Here he is in spreads for Bazaar and Allure, no doubt to promote his new drama The Great Seer (aka Daepoongsoo), currently airing on SBS. Tags: Ji Jin-hee, photo shoots... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 22
by | October 23, 2012 | 198 Comments
With just two more episodes to go, our central political conflict finally comes to a head, followed right after by our time-crossed-lovers predicament. You almost wish they could have just one day of peace before the clouds roll in, but then that would make for bad drama. Our heroine faces her most monumental decision yet,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum joins That Winter, The Wind Blows
by | October 23, 2012 | 93 Comments
It must be the week of casting confirmations. Is somebody handing out door prizes? Kim Bum has confirmed that he will be joining the cast of the new Noh Hee-kyung melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows, due out — you guessed it — this winter. It would just be wrong otherwise, no? He’ll be re-teaming... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Kang-hee confirms Secret Agent War
by | October 22, 2012 | 202 Comments
Confirmations are in: Choi Kang-hee (Protect the Boss) has signed on to be Joo-won’s leading lady in the new spy action rom-com drama Secret Agent War. I… can’t pretend to be ecstatic about this news, as I’m not exactly her biggest fan, but I’m willing to keep an open mind. Who knows, maybe she just... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo and Jeon Ji-hyun co-stars again?
by | October 22, 2012 | 19 Comments
So we haven’t even seen Ha Jung-woo (The Client) and Jeon Ji-hyun (Thieves) play their first onscreen married couple yet, in the spy thriller Berlin (still in post-production and due out later this year). But they’ve already been cast as their second married couple in the new movie The Road Home. Ha Jung-woo has signed... More »

Drama Recaps
Vampire Prosecutor 2: Episode 7
by | October 21, 2012 | 46 Comments
Why do I always get the scary episodes? Either the Big Bad is leaving a trail of bodies in his wake to get our hero on the hook, or Tae-yeon is just getting better at catching up to him. Whichever it is, it’s certainly working to keep me on pins and needles. Meanwhile, someone from... More »