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Drama Casting & News
Sugar and puns for Panda and Hedgehog
by | August 1, 2012 | 56 Comments
They weren’t kidding when they said this rom-com would be heavy on the sweet. It’s frosting and cupcakes and pastries galore, for new Channel A drama Panda and Hedgehog, promising light romance set in the world of a pastry shop. It stars Yoon Seung-ah (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) and Donghae (It’s Okay Daddy’s... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae and Kim Hye-soo, costars again?
by | July 31, 2012 | 25 Comments
Well when you’ve got a good thing going I guess no one wants to see it end. Recent box office hit The Thieves costars Kim Hye-soo and Lee Jung-jae look like they’re headed for film number two as a combo pack, this time in the Joseon-era historical epic The Face Reader. Tags: Jo Jung-seok, Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Posters and stills for Haeundae Lovers
by | July 31, 2012 | 35 Comments
Maybe I can’t help but love any of Jo Yeo-jung’s characters, but how can you not feel solidarity with a girl who turns Kim Kang-woo into the catch of the day? Reel him in! Upcoming Monday-Tuesday romantic comedy Haeundae Lovers has released its posters, opting for a strong comic vibe for the couple who will... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Hong-ki cast in in his first film
by | July 30, 2012 | 39 Comments
You’re Beautiful’s idol-rocker-sometimes-actor Lee Hong-ki has landed his first big screen role in the new film Our Heaven, a coming-of-age story where he’ll be playing pretty much the dark version of himself — a young actor/idol turned top star who crashes and burns. Lee Hong-ki was a child actor before becoming the lead singer of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stills for action drama City Conquest
by | July 30, 2012 | 148 Comments
Principal photography is well underway for noir action manhwa adaptation City Conquest, though interestingly, the drama has yet to find a slot on the broadcast schedule, or a network to call home. The drama from Media Baek and PD Yang Yoon-ho of IRIS has begun shooting, in hopes of finding a home to air sometime... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 396
by | July 27, 2012 | 50 Comments
EPISODE 396. Broadcast on July 22, 2012. girlfriday: We open a new trip with footage of young Seung-woo as a gangster in one of his films, and cut to present-day Seung-woo, yelling and losing his cool with the PDs. Is there an outburst on the horizon? javabeans: Even funnier is how we start with footage... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 1-2
by | July 26, 2012 | 151 Comments
This show is so adorable. It’s perfectly nostalgic, all about looking back on being eighteen with all its attendant highs and lows. It’s like a cross between Freaks and Geeks (though less broad) and My So-Called Life (though less angsty), set to the soundtrack of my adolescence, 90s kpop. A note about format: The show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Olympics-preempted drama schedule update
by | July 26, 2012 | 74 Comments
So there’s good news and bad news this time. Or, perhaps bad news wrapped in a delicious candy coating? Um… absence makes the heart grow fonder? Is this working? I hear that patience and fortitude are character-building. Or so they say. Obviously I wouldn’t know. You’d think the broadcasters would’ve planned ahead, given that the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won offered Level 7 Civil Servant remake
by | July 25, 2012 | 215 Comments
Well, when you’re on fire you’re on fire. Being knee-deep in one drama apparently doesn’t preclude you from getting cast in your next one, because Joo-won is reportedly up for the lead in the upcoming drama adaptation of Level 7 Civil Servant, the hit 2009 film starring Kim Haneul and Kang Ji-hwan (also called My... More »

Drama Recaps
Big: Episode 16 (Final)
by | July 24, 2012 | 851 Comments
Well, it ends. Listen, my mother said that if I don’t have nice things to say… waitaminute, my mother never said that. Let the ragefest begin! This show is basically a lesson in math. Turns out you can have great parts, but the sum can add up to less than those parts. I know! I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character introductions for Answer Me 1997
by | July 24, 2012 | 94 Comments
Awwww yeah. If there ever was a drama made for my generation, this is it. Throwback 90s drama Answer Me 1997 premieres today on tvN, and judging from the long preview, this one’s going to be near and dear to my heart. I mean, a heroine who’s obsessed with H.O.T.? Teenage Me is doing a... More »