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Drama Casting & News
Lee Yubi joins Gu Family Book as Seung-gi’s first love
by | February 28, 2013 | 62 Comments
Filming has begun on the new fusion sageuk Gu Family Book, but the production is still busy casting, and we finally have a second lead vying for our half-gumiho hero’s affections. (‘s about time. Was wondering if we’d actually get a drama without a love triangle.) Nice Guy’s little sis Choco, Lee Yubi, has been... More »

Drama Casting & News
Trailer and stills for contagion thriller The Virus
by | February 27, 2013 | 36 Comments
OCN’s new viral epidemic series The Virus starts this Friday (I know! Where does the time go??) and it looks like a fun ride… well, if you enjoy being creeped out by apocalyptic mutant viruses out to destroy the human race. What’s not to like? Eom Ki-joon headlines as Hazmat Hero, the CDC viral specialist... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo’s new rom-com changes title, adds to cast
by | February 27, 2013 | 30 Comments
First of all, we’ve got a title change for the drama formerly known as Please Come Back, Miss Kim; it’s now called God of the Workplace. I can’t tell which is better (or worse, really) because the first title was neither here nor there, but the new one has even less personality. Oh well. In... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 16 (Final)
by | February 26, 2013 | 239 Comments
It’s the end of the road for our Miss Lonelyhearts and her flower boy neighbors, in a finale about the difference between what each character thought was love, and how that perception changes when they experience it firsthand. Is love watching from afar? Seeing the world through the other person’s eyes? Meeting each other halfway?... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stills from Song Seung-heon’s When a Man Loves
by | February 26, 2013 | 78 Comments
MBC’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama When a Man Loves has started shooting, and here’s our first look at the four leads doin’ their thing. We’ve got Song Seung-heon (Dr. Jin) as the revenge-getting two-timing gangster, Chae Jung-ahn (Queen of Reversals) as his wife, Shin Se-kyung (Fashion King) as the other woman, and Yeon Woo-jin (Arang and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gift of Room 7 joins 10 million ticket club
by | February 25, 2013 | 31 Comments
The Korean domestic box office has been booming lately, that’s for sure. And now we have another addition to the top ten all-time box office record-holders: heartwarming jailbird daddy-daughter comedy The Gift of Room 7 has surpassed the 10-million ticket mark and edged its way past D-war and Speed Scandal for eighth place. Is anyone... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Ji-ho cast as Kim Hye-soo’s leading man
by | February 24, 2013 | 47 Comments
We’ve got some movement on the new Kim Hye-soo workplace comedy that’s set to air on Mondays/Tuesdays in the spring, called Please Come Back, Miss Kim. Kim Hye-soo has confirmed that she’ll headline, and the production has put an offer out to Oh Ji-ho (Third Ward, Chuno) to play her leading man. Now this is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Chae-ah joins All About My Romance
by | February 22, 2013 | 23 Comments
Well, if Han Chae-ah gains a high-profile rom-com in place of losing Heo Jun, then that’s fine by me. Now that political rom-com All About My Romance fiiiiiinally has a heroine in Lee Min-jung (that is, if they can get her to stay), they’ve cast Han Chae-ah (Oohlala Spouses, Gaksital) as the second lead. Hm,... More »

Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 10
by | February 21, 2013 | 70 Comments
Love is in the air. Today it’s Libido vs. Family, which you wouldn’t normally think were at odds, but then you’ve probably never met Seo-won’s family. Outwardly it seems like an entire episode about Gil-ro trying to get laid. Thematically, it’s about timing—the funny kind, the sad kind, and the kind that changes everything. Tags:... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki and Kim Min-hee’s Temperature of Love
by | February 21, 2013 | 68 Comments
I didn’t expect Lee Min-ki and Kim Min-hee’s new rom-com Temperature of Love to be that funny, because the early stills made it seem more contemplative and heavy on the break-ups. But this teaser cracks me up. We find out right away that the breaking up is only the start for this foul-mouthed, quick-tempered couple... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won and Shin Mina pair up for short film
by | February 20, 2013 | 42 Comments
I got really excited when I heard that Kang Dong-won (Psychic) and Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) were going to pair up for a Kim Ji-woon movie (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, I Saw the Devil). But then discovered that it would be a short film, which had me confused — what kind... More »