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Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1997’s sequel to be about basketball
by | April 6, 2013 | 40 Comments
girlfriday: There’s new news on the Answer Me 1997 follow-up drama, which was being called Answer Me 1994 up until now… Apparently it’s going to be a basketball drama. Huh? As in Last Match Redux? javabeans: Whaa? Is that awesome, or too much meta jokery? We’d be the last to have a problem with any... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki in consideration for Tazza 2
by | April 6, 2013 | 68 Comments
They’ve been talking about making a Tazza 2 for so long that I sort of forgot they didn’t already. The hit 2006 gambling movie — Tazza, sometimes called The High Rollers or The War of the Flowers — was based on a manhwa and already had a 2008 drama remake, and is now gearing up... More »

Drama Casting & News
Mandate of Heaven’s man on the run
by | April 5, 2013 | 80 Comments
Huh. You know, this show just looks better and better. Lee Dong-wook’s new framed-father-on-the-run sageuk thriller Mandate of Heaven has released a teaser, and it’s short but dramatic fiery. And perhaps more importantly, it has the heart-pounding rhythm of a suspenseful thriller, which is a good sign. Ruuuuuuun, daddy, ruuuuuuuun! Tags: Lee Dong-wook, Mandate of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-hye cast opposite Lee Min-ho in Heirs
by | April 4, 2013 | 506 Comments
Drumroll please… We have Lee Min-ho’s leading lady for his new drama He Who Wishes To Wear the Crown, Endure Its Weight: Heirs, aka The More Words We Put in A Title It Makes It Better, See: Hamster! Or yunno, just Heirs. Park Shin-hye has been cast as the heroine, fresh off the set of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gu Family Book’s half-gumiho rises
by | April 4, 2013 | 187 Comments
girlfriday: So, the posters are finally out for Gu Family Book… javabeans: A poster is just a poster, right? It doesn’t mean anything or set a negative tone or portend doom or anything? girlfriday: *awkward pause* *dodges question* Look, a squirrel! javabeans: Because I dunno about you, but suddenly I’m a lot more nervous about... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Ho-dong’s new SBS show gets name, finalizes cast
by | April 3, 2013 | 86 Comments
Kang Ho-dong, Kim Hyun-joong, UEE, Yoon Shi-yoon Throw a stone and hit a new variety show these days, and no one’s busier in that arena than star MC Kang Ho-dong, who’s finally got a title and a cast confirmed for his new SBS show, set to be part of the I Like Sunday lineup in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-hyuk headlines next tvN Flower Boy series
by | April 3, 2013 | 92 Comments
First of all, there’s a new Flower Boy drama on the way. Rejoice! And… Lee Jong-hyuk is headlining? Now, I LOVE me some Lee Jong-hyuk, but don’tcha think he’s more flower ajusshi than boy? The fourth installment of the Oh Boy series for cable network tvN will be Cyrano Dating Agency — and yes, it’s... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 8
by | April 2, 2013 | 108 Comments
Our heroine finally signs The Contract and the story begins in earnest, giving the hero six months to make her a star (aka six months to fall in love). Second sister Yoo-shin takes some big strides in this episode toward being likable, and Mom starts to question the things she thought she knew about her... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Shin-hye and Yoon Kye-sang’s rom-com short
by | April 2, 2013 | 42 Comments
Park Shin-hye and Yoon Kye-sang have teamed up with director Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good The Bad The Weird) for a short film called Rock Paper Scissors of Love, which has begun shoots and released some stills. I don’t know why this director is doing all these sponsored shorts lately; I have... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gong Hyo-jin and Park Hae-il in Aging Family
by | April 1, 2013 | 58 Comments
Teehee, this movie looks like a riot. I was already interested in Aging Family when they cast it chock full of actors I like, but the teaser is even funnier than expected. The new family comedy from director Song Hae-sung (A Better Tomorrow, Maundy Thursday) is about three grown-up kids who are each a wreck... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho’s last pre-army photo shoot (no really)
by | April 1, 2013 | 106 Comments
There’s never a real “last one” when it comes to these Last Photoshoot Before Army Duty, No Really This Time spreads, is there? Not that, yunno, noonas be complainin’ about another glimpse of Yoo Seung-ho, and rolling around in bed at that. And just when you thought you had two years of inappropriate-crush-free army duty... More »