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Drama Casting & News
Extensions for I Miss You, School
by | January 8, 2013 | 56 Comments
Oh dramaland, you wouldn’t be you if you weren’t fickle and pulling last-minute changes left and right. We’ve got some extension news for dramas that were preempted for one reason or another, and now face ending a day short of normal broadcasting schedules. First: MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday melodrama I Miss You was originally planning to end... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 1
by | January 7, 2013 | 145 Comments
Adorable. The next installment of tvN’s Oh Boy series is here with Flower Boy Next Door, and I’m happy to report it’s as zippy and fun as advertised. It’s closest to Flower Boy Ramyun Shop in tone—a wacky comedy with heightened situations and quirky characters. But more importantly, our Miss Lonelyhearts at the center of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Level 7 Civil Servant’s ballroom flirting and agent training
by | January 7, 2013 | 90 Comments
Finally, a tux! Who’d have thought it’d be so hard to get a wannabe-James-Bond in a tuxedo, for pete’s sake? Priorities, Show. We’ve got more stills and teasers for spytastic rom-com Level 7 Civil Servant, featuring leads Joo-won and Choi Kang-hee in that one ballroom dancing scene that for some reason has to be in... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 419
by | January 5, 2013 | 63 Comments
EPISODE 419. Broadcast on December 30, 2012. girlfriday: New trip! The captions tell us it’s the last trip of 2012, and the staff is buzzing as they prepare to start. What, did they cook up some new form of torture for entertainment? javabeans: Isn’t it amazing how DRAMATIC they can make simple things seem, by... More »

Drama Casting & News
New season of Drama Special premieres with Sirius
by | January 5, 2013 | 61 Comments
A new year means a new season of KBS’s anthology series Drama Special, an umbrella for their short programming that varies in length from one to eight episodes per installment and launches new directors, writers, and lesser-known stars. This year they’re planning on six shows, and it kicks off with a 4-episode suspense thriller called... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 14
by | January 3, 2013 | 16 Comments
Woo-chi’s day goes from bad to worse as the stakes shoot skyward and the baddies gain the upper hand. On the upside, that means the Scooby gang comes together to match the bad guys scheme-for-scheme. On the downside, that increases everyone’s risk, and not everyone makes it out unscathed. Tags: Cha Tae-hyun, featured, Jeon Woo-chi,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Covertly Grandly’s award-winning cast
by | January 3, 2013 | 70 Comments
Well don’t they make one shiny cast. There’s one movie that’s reaping the direct benefits of the KBS/MBC/SBS Drama Awards this year — Kim Soo-hyun’s new pretty-boy spy flick Covertly Grandly now gets to boast that between its four leading men, they’ve pocketed acting awards from all three broadcasters. I’d say the cast is pretty... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan gets back on Money train
by | January 3, 2013 | 90 Comments
…By which I mean his drama, Incarnation of Money. Though I guess if all goes well, he’ll get paid too. Kang Ji-hwan has been battling agency lawsuits for quite some time, but is reportedly in the clear and back to acting, and confirmed to star in the new weekend rom-com alongside Hwang Jung-eum, as planned.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Ho-dong goes head-to-head with Strong Heart
by | January 2, 2013 | 41 Comments
Oooh, this is an interesting development in varietyland. As Kim Seung-woo’s talk show Win-Win gets ready to go off the air, Kang Ho-dong’s new KBS variety show has secured Win-Win’s time slot… which is in direct competition with his old SBS show Strong Heart. (One of the many programs he left behind when he took... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi and Suzy’s new drama scores time slot
by | January 2, 2013 | 251 Comments
Looks like spring will be the season for gumihos. The new fusion fantasy sageuk starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy has confirmed a spot on MBC’s upcoming lineup, and is set to follow Horse Healer on Mondays/Tuesdays. That puts the premiere in late March or early April, given Horse’s 50-episode run. The drama is called Gu... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teaser and stills for That Winter
by | January 1, 2013 | 173 Comments
Here’s our first look at the new Noh Hee-kyung melodrama set to air next month on SBS, That Winter, The Wind Blows, starring Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung. It… sure is dramatic, I’ll give you that. It honestly must just be the way it’s edited together to give maximum melo impact, but is anyone else... More »