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Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1994 revs up for broadcast with Episode 0
by | October 8, 2013 | 38 Comments
I’ve been trying to keep my expectations down for Answer Me 1994, because sequels often have a way of punching you in the gut. But every time I watch a preview with that ’90s K-pop, I get a little more excited for the premiere. I promise I won’t go into it expecting the magic of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pasta team returns with new drama Miss Korea
by | October 8, 2013 | 76 Comments
New drama alert: MBC is lining up its winter Wednesday-Thursday drama, helmed by the PD-writer team behind Pasta. It’s called Miss Korea, and it’s about a group of neighborhood ajusshis who set out to turn a young lady from their small town into the next Miss Korea. Why am I picturing a group of grumpy... More »


Drama Recaps
Unemployed Romance: Episode 1
by | October 7, 2013 | 65 Comments
Cable rom-com Unemployed Romance premiered this weekend on E Channel, so I thought I’d catch the first episode and weigh in. It’s a short 10-episode series airing on Saturday nights, and seemed like a promising setup for a heroine-centric underdog tale. It’s a light, easy watch and Lee Young-ah is likable right away. And because... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae-woong caves to the dark side of showbiz in Top Star
by | October 7, 2013 | 85 Comments
Among the many films that are currently debuting at the Busan International Film Festival, Top Star seems to be getting a lot of fanfare and positive reviews. The trailer and stills show a much darker story than I had anticipated, about a top star’s manager who dreams of becoming an actor, and grows dangerously ambitious... More »


Drama Casting & News
Empress Ki casts Ha Ji-won’s rivals
by | October 6, 2013 | 49 Comments
Baek Jin-hee, Kim Seo-hyung, Yoon Ah-jung We’ve got more casting additions for MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday sageuk epic Empress Ki (formerly called Hwatu), starring Ha Ji-won as the Goryeo-born woman who becomes a Yuan empress. Baek Jin-hee (I Summon You, Gold) has recently joined the cast as a rival for Ji Chang-wook’s affections — he plays... More »


Drama Casting & News
(Could there be any) more stills from Heirs
by | October 5, 2013 | 144 Comments
More Heirs! I know, will you just friggin’ AIR ALREADY? On the upside, we’re less than a week away from the broadcast of SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama, so let the Premiere Stillapalooza Countdown begin. Here’s what I can tell you I learned from the stills below, based on my highly scientific powers of eyesight: Lee... More »


Drama Casting & News
Anti-wedding hijinks for Mirae’s Choice
by | October 4, 2013 | 130 Comments
If there’s anything Mirae’s Choice (Future Choice) wins, it’s the This Premise Is New (And Maybe Crazy) Award. We’ve got a heroine (Yoon Eun-hye) battling her future time-traveling ajumma self (Choi Myung-gil), who wants to stop her at all costs from marrying the man she loves. What I want to know is, what the heck... More »


Drama Recaps
Master’s Sun: Episode 17 (Final)
by | October 3, 2013 | 391 Comments
We’ve reached the end of another Hong sisters drama, and I’m happy to say there are no sudden whiplash-inducing turns in the final hour. I guess on the flipside there are few surprises left in store, but if those are the options, I’ll stick to what’s tried and true and save my neck, thank you... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Hye-gyo returns to Korean film with next project
by | October 3, 2013 | 65 Comments
It looks like Song Hye-gyo will be returning to Chungmuro, after two back-to-back projects abroad with Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster and John Woo’s The Crossing. Not that it feels like she’s been gone long or anything, with recent melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows just earlier this year. She’s being courted to star in the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Bo-young wins Daesang at Korea Drama Awards
by | October 3, 2013 | 160 Comments
Aw, what a happy night for Lee Bo-young, who got to arrive on the arm of a noona-killer, pick up the grand prize of the evening, and go home to her new hubby Ji Sung. Sometimes when you’re on fire, you’re on fiyah. The actress took home the top honor at the Korea Drama Awards... More »


How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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