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Chungmuro/Film News
Joo Ji-hoon plays both prince and pauper
by | August 2, 2012 | 61 Comments
javabeans: So here’s Joo Ji-hoon’s new movie, I Am the King, and it looks like a hoot. Basically the premise is: Prince and the Pauper. That’s all you need to know. girlfriday: But, how come the prince and the pauper look like identical twins? Were they separated at birth? Or are they just happy-coincidence doppelgangers?... More »

Celebrity News
Vogue shoot. Fashion is weird.
by | August 2, 2012 | 75 Comments
javabeans: I’m pretty sure I do not understand this shoot. Like, at all. Is it we-ran-out-of-shoot-ideas-so-just-give-hot-men-random-props day? And stick them in their hair? girlfriday: What, you don’t understand the deep significance of the bread-knife-hat? javabeans: There are two ways to answer that. I choose the one that forces you to defend the hat. Tags: conversation... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Sang-hyun and Park Ha-sun’s tone-deaf rom-com
by | August 1, 2012 | 51 Comments
Now this is a coupling that’s surprising and adorable. Yoon Sang-hyun (Can’t Lose) and Park Ha-sun (High Kick 3) are headlining a romantic comedy film about a woman who’s determined to conquer her terrible tone-deaf singing to win over the man of her dreams. That’s so random and just inherently quirky. The movie, called Tone-Deaf... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sugar and puns for Panda and Hedgehog
by | August 1, 2012 | 56 Comments
They weren’t kidding when they said this rom-com would be heavy on the sweet. It’s frosting and cupcakes and pastries galore, for new Channel A drama Panda and Hedgehog, promising light romance set in the world of a pastry shop. It stars Yoon Seung-ah (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) and Donghae (It’s Okay Daddy’s... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae and Kim Hye-soo, costars again?
by | July 31, 2012 | 25 Comments
Well when you’ve got a good thing going I guess no one wants to see it end. Recent box office hit The Thieves costars Kim Hye-soo and Lee Jung-jae look like they’re headed for film number two as a combo pack, this time in the Joseon-era historical epic The Face Reader. Tags: Jo Jung-seok, Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Posters and stills for Haeundae Lovers
by | July 31, 2012 | 35 Comments
Maybe I can’t help but love any of Jo Yeo-jung’s characters, but how can you not feel solidarity with a girl who turns Kim Kang-woo into the catch of the day? Reel him in! Upcoming Monday-Tuesday romantic comedy Haeundae Lovers has released its posters, opting for a strong comic vibe for the couple who will... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Hong-ki cast in in his first film
by | July 30, 2012 | 39 Comments
You’re Beautiful’s idol-rocker-sometimes-actor Lee Hong-ki has landed his first big screen role in the new film Our Heaven, a coming-of-age story where he’ll be playing pretty much the dark version of himself — a young actor/idol turned top star who crashes and burns. Lee Hong-ki was a child actor before becoming the lead singer of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stills for action drama City Conquest
by | July 30, 2012 | 148 Comments
Principal photography is well underway for noir action manhwa adaptation City Conquest, though interestingly, the drama has yet to find a slot on the broadcast schedule, or a network to call home. The drama from Media Baek and PD Yang Yoon-ho of IRIS has begun shooting, in hopes of finding a home to air sometime... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 396
by | July 27, 2012 | 50 Comments
EPISODE 396. Broadcast on July 22, 2012. girlfriday: We open a new trip with footage of young Seung-woo as a gangster in one of his films, and cut to present-day Seung-woo, yelling and losing his cool with the PDs. Is there an outburst on the horizon? javabeans: Even funnier is how we start with footage... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 1-2
by | July 26, 2012 | 151 Comments
This show is so adorable. It’s perfectly nostalgic, all about looking back on being eighteen with all its attendant highs and lows. It’s like a cross between Freaks and Geeks (though less broad) and My So-Called Life (though less angsty), set to the soundtrack of my adolescence, 90s kpop. A note about format: The show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Olympics-preempted drama schedule update
by | July 26, 2012 | 74 Comments
So there’s good news and bad news this time. Or, perhaps bad news wrapped in a delicious candy coating? Um… absence makes the heart grow fonder? Is this working? I hear that patience and fortitude are character-building. Or so they say. Obviously I wouldn’t know. You’d think the broadcasters would’ve planned ahead, given that the... More »