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Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 7
by | January 25, 2012 | 149 Comments
It’s a crash course in fates, as we find out that some connections can’t be shaken, even in death. We finally get our introduction to grown-up Yeon-woo, and things move along a lot faster than I had anticipated. This episode is sort of the sister to last week’s introduction to King Hwon and his world,... More »

Celebrity News
Ji Jin-hee’s playful charm in High Cut
by | January 25, 2012 | 100 Comments
Damn, some guys just have that old school movie star look about them that blows all the flower boys out of the water. Why is Ji Jin-hee (Take Care of Us Captain, Dong Yi) looking so good? It probably helps that he’s sporting a ruggedly handsome look in the first photo, then switches gears to... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Thoughts on 1 Night 2 Days Season 2
by | January 24, 2012 | 87 Comments
So there’s been a whole lot of speculation about the future of Korea’s most beloved variety show, 1 Night 2 Days, since it announced it would be ending with its current cast by the end of February. There was a time KBS considered going in a whole new direction altogether for the timeslot, but did... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Jung-hwa hits it big with Dancing Queen
by | January 21, 2012 | 34 Comments
Here’s a look at the first big movie hit of the new year, the feel-good comedy Dancing Queen, starring Hwang Jung-min as a Seoul mayoral candidate and Uhm Jung-hwa as his wife who still hasn’t given up her dream to become a singer, well into her ajumma years. How cute. I love that they turned... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi confirm The King
by | January 20, 2012 | 289 Comments
Aaaaand, we FINALLY have a king. I seriously thought this drama would never secure a cast. But now the production team behind highly anticipated miniseries The King has announced that Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi have been confirmed as the soon-to-be royal couple to hit the small screen this March. Looks like the king’s in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Da-hyun joins Twelve Men in a Year
by | January 19, 2012 | 42 Comments
Here’s the first of Yoon Jin-seo‘s twelve men to romance. (How’s a girl get that job?) Musical actor Kim Da-hyun, who you might recognize from Warrior Baek Dong-soo or Biscuit Teacher Star Candy, has been cast as the first of the dozen suitors in tvN’s Twelve Men in a Year, due out next month. A... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi to play Ha Ji-won’s King?
by | January 18, 2012 | 172 Comments
Dude, what’s with this drama and its inability to confirm a cast? Upcoming MBC drama The King starring Ha Ji-won (supposedly, since that’s yet to be confirmed too) has now reportedly jumped its leading man ship to Lee Seung-gi (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho). Am I allowed to be excited? Because I would be, but... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 5
by | January 18, 2012 | 159 Comments
Guh, it’s getting so gooood. We get the dark turn that sets the stage for the rest of the series, in a swift episode full of some heartbreaking moments and some stellar acting. It’s going to be just as hard to say goodbye to these young actors as the children they play, because this episode... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Ojakkyo Brothers: Halftime report
by | January 17, 2012 | 116 Comments
This show is quickly starting to rival my favorite family comedies. It’s got a great sense of humor, and it’s not afraid to let characters make massive mistakes, with the understanding that we’re going to be along for the ride when they learn, change, and grow. Now that I’m at the halfway-ish point, it’s time... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won turns down Yoochun’s Rooftop
by | January 16, 2012 | 174 Comments
There’s been some chatter about Moon Chae-won (The Princess’s Man) possibly being up for the lead role opposite Park Yoochun in his new drama Rooftop Prince, but she has now officially declined the role. Her agency reports that she received the offer but found after reading the script that it had a lot more historical... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae-woong and Jung Ryeo-won’s Neverending Story
by | January 15, 2012 | 89 Comments
Here’s a look at the quirky new gallows-humor romantic comedy Neverending Story, starring Uhm Tae-woong and Jung Ryeo-won as two people who meet on the day they each get diagnosed with a terminal illness. How’s that for a meet-cute? With six months left to live, they decide, eh why not, and start to date… as... More »