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Gu Family Book: Episode 12
by | May 14, 2013 | 394 Comments
We’re halfway through the series and it’s a turning point for every character, as friendships, romances, and family loyalty all get tested when the beast is let loose. It’s like taking a bear that’s happy to live in the zoo, sticking it in the wild, and poking it repeatedly with a stick. Humans are dumb... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Min-soo cast as Uhm Tae-woong’s father in Sword and Flower
by | May 14, 2013 | 34 Comments
Now that’s one badass father-son pair. Choi Min-soo (Happy Ending, Warrior Baek Dong-soo) has been cast in the new KBS sageuk Sword and Flower as Uhm Tae-woong’s father, and one of history’s baddest mofos, military dictator Yeon Gaesomun. Even though he’s only twelve years older than Uhm Tae-woong in real life, he’s pretty perfect to... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 11
by | May 13, 2013 | 160 Comments
There’s nothing like reuniting with your first love to make you totally confused about your best-friend-who’s-totally-not-your-girlfriend-you-swear. The love triangles take a front seat in this episode and complicate matters in a good way, because sometimes you have to get what you’ve always wanted to know whether or not you really wanted it. Tags: featured, Gu... More »

Drama Casting & News
Poster and teasers for JTBC’s Heartless City
by | May 13, 2013 | 77 Comments
The drama formerly known as Undercover has undergone a title and casting change, but we’re full-steam ahead for its premiere in two weeks. The new Monday-Tuesday drama on cable network JTBC is now called Heartless City, and though the cast isn’t a huge draw for me, the teasers are beautiful and mysterious, and effectively made... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won returns to dramaland
by | May 12, 2013 | 132 Comments
MBC has a new drama in the works, and it’s a good news/good news/bad news kind of situation. Mathwise, that works out favorably, no? First, in the good column: Ha Ji-won (The King 2 Hearts, Secret Garden) is headlining as the leading lady. Score one point for Show. The drama will be a Goryeo-era sageuk... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 437
by | May 11, 2013 | 81 Comments
EPISODE 437. Broadcast on May 5, 2013. javabeans: Cool, we start out this episode at home—Tae-woong’s home, that is to say. I like when we get to see inside their lives, even if it’s just briefly. There’s a dog lazing around (of course) and his wife (who still calls him oppa) is watching him pack... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Shi-young and Eom Ki-joon’s murder mystery
by | May 11, 2013 | 26 Comments
Lee Shi-young (Wild Romance) and Eom Ki-joon (The Virus) have a summer horror thriller on the way, and it seems more up my alley as far as horror goes — less chainsaw massacre, more creepy tense murder mystery. The movie is called The Webtoon: Foretold Murder, about a serial killer who copies the murders in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung and Han Hyo-joo headline action thriller
by | May 10, 2013 | 44 Comments
It’s like action thriller heaven up in Chungmuro lately. Here’s another one to add to the ever-growing to-watch list: Jung Woo-sung (Padam Padam), Sol Kyung-gu (The Tower), and Han Hyo-joo (Bandage) are headlining a chase thriller about surveillance, called The Watchers. They’ve actually been shooting it for a while, and the film has just announced... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Jae-won and Jo Yoon-hee star in weekend drama Scandal
by | May 10, 2013 | 58 Comments
Well that’s a saucy title. If your drama’s called Scandal, it’d better raise some temperatures to live up to its name. MBC has a new weekend drama in the works that’s set to follow Hundred Year Inheritance, and Kim Jae-won (May Queen) and Jo Yoon-hee (Nine) have signed on to headline. Well at least Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
I Hear Your Voice holds first script read
by | May 9, 2013 | 41 Comments
SBS’s new fantasy romance drama I Hear Your Voice is totally one of those shows where you hear all the bits and pieces about it and you think, Oh that sounds cool… but then when you sit down and think about it, you still have no idea how any of the pieces fit together. I... More »

Drama Casting & News
CN Blue’s Lee Jung-shin joins Sword and Flower
by | May 9, 2013 | 54 Comments
I don’t know when it became the sageuk staple to always have a flower boy bodyguard in your cast, but I guess you don’t hear leading ladies complaining about it. Or me. KBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Sword and Flower has secured Uhm Tae-woong and Kim Ok-bin to headline, and the heroine now has herself a... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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