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Drama Casting & News
Eom Ki-joon joins cyber thriller Ghost
by | March 22, 2012 | 40 Comments
Just when I thought Ghost was out of the pageant, it reels me back in with Eom Ki-joon. Drat! I love Eom Ki-joon! I don’t know if I love him enough to endure the So Ji-sub / Lee Yeon-hee competition for saddest puppy, but it’s certainly an uptick on my expectation meter for this drama,... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 1
by | March 21, 2012 | 167 Comments
Okay, this show cracks me up. I just didn’t know what to expect going in, thinking it’d be Daemul-meets-IRIS, judging from the uninspired promos. They made me yawn, those suckers. But I’m happy to report that The King 2 Hearts is a dark comedy, and pretty damn pitch-perfect at that. On the upside, it’s not... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Ji-yoon and Danny Ahn join Goodbye Wifey
by | March 21, 2012 | 30 Comments
Geez, it’s like a friggin’ Lie to Me convention up in here. At first I thought, oh how funny, singer-actress Park Ji-yoon will be having a reunion of sorts with Lie to Me co-star Hong Soo-hyun in Channel A’s Goodbye Wifey. And then Danny Ahn joined the cast as well, and though he only cameoed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yeon-hee reunites with So Ji-sub for Ghost
by | March 21, 2012 | 83 Comments
Well not that I was all over So Ji-sub‘s new crime drama Ghost to begin with (seriously skeptical of where the thrill in this thriller will come from), but with the addition of Lee Yeon-hee (Paradise Ranch) as the heroine, I’m pretty much going to be out for the count. I swear, I’ll try to... More »

Drama Recaps
Shut Up: Flower Boy Band: Episode 16 (Final)
by | March 20, 2012 | 250 Comments
Yesterday I didn’t believe they could do it—wrap it up with just one episode. But this finale leaves my heart full to the brim. It’s a show I could watch for a hundred episodes, but in the end I’d trade those episodes for a well-written finale that leaves me satisfied, so while I’ll always want... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will Suzy go Big or go home?
by | March 19, 2012 | 125 Comments
Suzy? With Gong Yoo? Um… isn’t that stretching the boundaries of cradle robbery? Oh wait… I guess that’s the point… but damn. So the next Hong sisters drama is the upcoming KBS rom-com Big, about an 18-year old hero trapped in the body of a 30-something man. Yunno, all Tom-Hanksy with the piano feet. (If... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 377
by | March 16, 2012 | 51 Comments
EPISODE 377. Broadcast on March 11, 2012. javabeans: So here we are with the second half of the first trip. In the week between the airing of the two episodes, I believe I saw reports of Joo-won and Cha Tae-hyun in particular scoring lots of endorsements and interest, which means that the point that ended... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hong Soo-hyun to play Ryu Shi-won’s tv wife?
by | March 16, 2012 | 42 Comments
Ryu Shi-won is returning to dramaland? Man, I’m pretty sure this guy was in ALL the dramas I watched in the 90s. He was kind of the originator of the babyface leading man, because before him, leading men were always the super gruff, chiseled types, but Ryu Shi-won was just the boy next door. He’s... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 19
by | March 14, 2012 | 121 Comments
Things finally come to a boil, as the baddies up their game in a big, big way. Will Yang-myung cross over to the dark side? Will Hwon finally get to protect the person he loves till the end? Will logic hang on by a thread? It looks like you can wound the beast, but you... More »

Drama Recaps
Shut Up: Flower Boy Band: Episode 14
by | March 13, 2012 | 158 Comments
Brace for impact. It’s an awesome episode, but you’ll need your airbags and your first-aid kit handy. And perhaps a defibrillator charged up, on standby. Just when you think you’ve seen rock bottom, you find there’s a basement hiding underneath those floorboards. These boys really know how to put a heart through the wringer. Why... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun returns with new drama
by | March 12, 2012 | 57 Comments
So, good news / bad news. The good news: The Voice returns to dramaland! Wheeeeeeee! The bad news: It’s YET ANOTHER medical drama. Whaaaaaaa? So not only do we have Song Seung-heon and Kim Seung-woo each in their own medical dramas due out this spring, but now Lee Seon-kyun is joining them too? Are the... More »