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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Answer to 1997 starts filming, adds to cast
by | May 28, 2012 | 35 Comments
Has the forever choding graduated to high school? Our first still from the set of upcoming tvN sitcom Answer to 1997 shows Eun Ji-won (1 Night 2 Days) back to his 90s self, dressed in a high school uniform and pouting for the camera. He tweeted the picture from the set, calling himself Eun Goding,... More »

Drama Recaps
A Gentleman’s Dignity: Episode 1
by | May 27, 2012 | 191 Comments
A nice first episode out of the gate for the new weekend drama A Gentleman’s Dignity, from the writer-director pair behind Secret Garden, City Hall, On Air, and the Lovers series. Though the romance setup is your standard fare, it plays out cutely, and the bromance is the thing that really shines. I’m not in... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 20 (Final)
by | May 24, 2012 | 2,361 Comments
War is declared. And even though you really wish they’d run for the hills, our heroes have to be heroes, and they run into the thick of it to put their lives on the line. They say love is war, but damn, have you ever met these two? Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seung-gi to return to variety?
by | May 24, 2012 | 110 Comments
I swear, this guy’s career is one well-oiled machine. Now that his drama The King 2 Hearts has wrapped, Lee Seung-gi has been announced as one of the MCs for a new variety show to hit SBS late this summer, called Table for 100. It hasn’t been confirmed, but if he does take the gig,... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 19
by | May 23, 2012 | 866 Comments
Hold onto your hats. And brains. And hearts. No one ever accused this show of doing too LITTLE, that’s for sure. Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Soon-jae, Lee Yoon-ji, The King 2 Hearts... More »

Drama Casting & News
One Big love triangle…sort of
by | May 23, 2012 | 97 Comments
Is it a love triangle if it’s the soul of one guy trapped in the body of another? I’m not sure if that makes it more of a love rhombus, or just one really confused accidental two-timer, but Big just might be one of the rare Hong sisters dramas that has an interestingly complex love... More »

Drama Casting & News
Arang and the Magistrate’s first script read
by | May 22, 2012 | 107 Comments
It’s definitely been a chock-full drama year so far and there’s a glut of premieres about to hit at any moment, but one of the shows that’s farther off in the distance has been holding my interest for months now: the ghost fantasy-fusion romance drama Arang and the Magistrate, due out later in the summer.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cast photos for A Gentleman’s Dignity
by | May 21, 2012 | 107 Comments
javabeans: Wow, so cummerbunds are makin’ a comeback. Or are they? girlfriday: They really oughtn’t. Especially with those checkered pants. javabeans: I get that Jang Dong-gun (ah, so hot) is matching Kim Haneul’s dress, with the black belt. Then again, you really shouldn’t be matching your outfits to your love interests as a rule, Sadie’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gong Yoo, half-naked and Big
by | May 19, 2012 | 99 Comments
IN Big! I meant IN! Here’s our first look at the upcoming Hong sisters drama Big in action. Fear not, those of you who worried that Gong Yoo wouldn’t get to spend his first post-army drama shirtless. There are rules about these things in the dramaverse. Tags: Big, Gong Yoo, Lee Min-jung... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 386
by | May 18, 2012 | 46 Comments
EPISODE 386. Broadcast on May 13, 2012. javabeans: And 1N2D is back! Thanks to the union strike, we’ve had about a month off from new episodes, with some filler broadcasts in the interim, but this is the first episode back. Ratings for 1N2D and Happy Sunday were cut in half from their usual numbers, but... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 18
by | May 17, 2012 | 2,301 Comments
I love a drama that deepens the conflict as we go. So many shows will spin their wheels in the final stretch to just prolong the inevitable, but here we launch into a whole new conflict, as the final battle begins to unfold. And I swear, it feels like a reward just for me, but... More »