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Celebrity News
Kim Nam-gil goes camping for Marie Claire
by | August 28, 2012 | 74 Comments
The upside to having so many actors go to army at once is that they all come back at once too. It’s definitely the Year That Oppa Returns From Army, as dramaland fills back up with leading men. While others snapped up projects right away (and some secured them while still IN the army), Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Eun-ji and Seo In-gook sing duet for 1997 OST
by | August 28, 2012 | 83 Comments
*Happy dance* What a nice treat for fans of tvN’s hit drama Answer Me 1997 — leads Jung Eun-ji and Seo In-gook are doing a 2-part mini OST for the show, called [Love Story]. The ’90s-set drama doesn’t have an original soundtrack of its own since a huge aspect of the show’s mood is set... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 9-10
by | August 26, 2012 | 185 Comments
We get some twists and turns this week, as confessions come tumbling out, setting us down some unexpected paths. We get to meet Mom and Dad as teenagers, which is maybe my favorite thing about these episodes, Yoon-jae continues to be afflicted with adolescentia foot-in-mouth-itis, and Joon-hee continues to make my heart bleed. The question... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 400
by | August 24, 2012 | 32 Comments
EPISODE 400. Broadcast on August 19, 2012. girlfriday: We get a traditional opening in front of KBS, as Bird PD announces another summer special. The guys whine, “Isn’t summer over? Kids are back in school!” But no, he insists it’s still summer. Tae-woong gets flamed right away for a really awkward line delivery–like he had... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Ryeo-won to star opposite Drama King Kim Myung-min?
by | August 24, 2012 | 37 Comments
Actress Jung Ryeo-won (History of a Salaryman) is currently in talks to possibly star in her first project since signing with agency Keyeast: the new series King of Dramas, starring Kim Myung-min as well, the king of dramas. It’s a drama about drama production, but with a little less drama and a lot more funny.... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 24
by | August 23, 2012 | 194 Comments
This show takes dark to some new heights. Is there a black blacker than black? A black hole of evil so dark that it makes you question whether your eyes are open or closed? I can’t promise happy things. But you will be moved. To what end, I can’t even say. Plot-wise, it’s an episode... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ye-seul returns to the big screen with Uhm Tae-woong
by | August 23, 2012 | 58 Comments
Time flies. It’s already been a year since the Myung-wol the Spy debacle, and actress Han Ye-seul has spent her hiatus mostly shooting CFs (and appearing in Penny-Pinching Romance which was filmed prior to the drama). She’s announced plans to return in a new project, and is reportedly hammering out the contract to star in... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 3
by | August 22, 2012 | 141 Comments
This show was mostly just fun before, but now it has my heart. What a lovely episode about facing death and challenging fate. Arang finally gets some answers, but it comes as a heartbreaking revelation, both to her and to us. You’d think we’d be prepared for a ghost to face her own mortality, but... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 4
by | August 21, 2012 | 203 Comments
It’s a wonder what a good backstory can do. Choi Young began the series an enigmatic character, though not unexpected, since he’s Warrior Action Man. But it does a lot in making us care for the hero if we’re given some context for how he ended up the way he did, and why he seems... More »

Drama Casting & News
My Daughter So-young recasts with Lee Bo-young, Park Hae-jin
by | August 21, 2012 | 36 Comments
Casting change! Upcoming weekend drama My Daughter So-young originally cast Choi Jung-won and Kim Ji-hoon in the lead roles, but both actors dropped the project, reportedly due to scheduling conflicts. Hm, curious, that. Sadly that means no Wish Upon a Star reunion after all. The titular role of daughter So-young will now be played by... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoochun considers new drama project
by | August 20, 2012 | 138 Comments
It might be a fast turnaround to dramaland for Park Yoochun, who has been offered the lead in a new project only months after completing his last. Reports circled that Sohn Ye-jin might be his co-star, but she turned down the role due to her movie schedule, which is too bad since she’s one of... More »