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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 423
by | February 2, 2013 | 71 Comments
EPISODE 423. Broadcast on January 27, 2013. girlfriday: New trip! The boys walk up together, and get told that this trip will be a Winter Break History Special. Dark clouds all around. javabeans: Jong-min quips that Tae-hyun is bad at history, and for a split second you think he’s gonna get his head bitten off... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chae Jung-ahn to play Song Seung-heon’s wife
by | February 2, 2013 | 81 Comments
Interesting. Chae Jung-ahn (Queen of Reversals) was originally planning to make her drama comeback in the JTBC sageuk War of the Flowers, but has dropped that project to join Song Seung-heon’s new gangster-who-loves show When A Man Loves. Well, they’ll certainly make a pretty pair. This should tell us everything we need to know about... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 21
by | February 1, 2013 | 12 Comments
There are some big payoffs in this episode, along with a few surprises, and Woo-chi and the gang finally start to put some effort into knocking Minister Oh down from his tower of untouchable wealth and power. I have to admit; it’s pretty damn satisfying to watch him squirm. Are the good guys actually going... More »

Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 4
by | January 31, 2013 | 103 Comments
The stakes go up a notch, as the real world starts to collide with the safe little bubble that is Spy School. But what emerges is one of my favorite relationships so far on this show: jaded spy mentor and hothead rookie agent. It helps that Ahn Nae-sang and Joo-won can swing the pendulum wide... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Yeon-seok joins Gu Family Book
by | January 31, 2013 | 42 Comments
We’ve got our second lead for the Lee Seung-gi/Suzy supernatural sageuk Gu Family Book, due out this spring: Yoo Yeon-seok (Wolf Boy) has signed on to be the rival to our half-gumiho hero. Yoo is an actor with a lot of credits to his name, especially in films (His film roles range from Oldboy to... More »

Celebrity News
Ryu Seung-ryong gifts movie daughter Park Shin-hye with food truck
by | January 31, 2013 | 73 Comments
So. Much. Cuteness. Why is this man so full of win? Ryu Seung-ryong has another hit movie on his hands, the heartwarming comedy The Gift of Room 7, where he plays a jailbird dad to Park Shin-hye (and her childhood version, Gal So-won, pictured above). And just to be a good dad to his movie... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Trailer and stills for Lee Je-hoon’s thriller Ethics of Wrath
by | January 30, 2013 | 25 Comments
Well thank goodness for movies that get released post army enlistment. With Lee Je-hoon away at army and hearts crushed everywhere, there’s nothing like catching him on the big screen to help make the time go by faster. He was smart and shot two films right before enlisting, though don’t we wish it were ten?... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yeon Woo-jin joins When A Man Loves
by | January 30, 2013 | 56 Comments
Yay, a new drama for Yeon Woo-jin. Arang and the Magistrate’s conflicted killer (or he may still be better known as Ojakkyo’s Maknae Oppa) will be joining the cast of the new MBC drama When A Man Loves as the second lead, completing the love triangle with Song Seung-heon and Shin Se-kyung. It’s a reunion... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Yumi joins Jung Kyeo-woon in Wonderful Mama
by | January 29, 2013 | 20 Comments
Confirmations are in for Jung Kyeo-woon’s new weekend drama Wonderful Mama, and now he has a co-star in Rooftop Prince’s Jung Yumi, who has finally made it out of backstabby second lead territory. She was originally due to star in City Conquest first, but that drama seems dead in the water, at least for now.... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 7
by | January 28, 2013 | 179 Comments
It’s another emotionally stirring episode, sandwiched among the moments of cuteness, of course. A misunderstanding gives way to some harsh truths, and Dok-mi and Enrique show that sometimes knowing a person’s true nature can become a weapon to inflict pain, as much as a bond to bring people together. Tags: featured, Flower Boy Next Door,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Weekend ratings: series highs for Childless, Seo-young, Alice
by | January 28, 2013 | 38 Comments
It was a good weekend for dramaland ratings, with multiple series highs left and right. Perhaps the most significant of them: cable network JTBC’s hit drama Childless Good Fortune reached a record 9.4% this weekend. Damn. Guess we can’t call cable the land of 1% ratings anymore. The family drama from star writer Kim Soo-hyun... More »