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Drama Casting & News
Winks, finger guns, and blind dates for Level 7 Civil Servant
by | December 17, 2012 | 52 Comments
There’s going to be winking on this show? And finger guns? *is already slain* More stills from the set of spy action rom-com Level 7 Civil Servant show Joo-won’s self-confident, cheeky character Gil-ro winking at pretty ladies on the street, and also his first encounter with Choi Kang-hee’s Seo-won on a rather unusual blind date.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Go Soo and Jeon Do-yeon take The Road Home
by | December 15, 2012 | 12 Comments
I wonder how many onscreen husband and wife pairings this movie’s going to make before they actually shoot the thing. Upcoming thriller The Road Home already lost one couple, so hopefully this one will stick. Jeon Do-yeon (Countdown, Housemaid) and Go Soo (Bandage, Psychic) are reportedly next in line at the altar to become Mr.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won and Ha Jung-woo confirm Band of Thieves
by | December 14, 2012 | 34 Comments
Eeeeeeee! Kang Dong-won and Ha Jung-woo in one movie? Did they make it just for me? Just lie and tell me they did. Kang Dong-won has confirmed the first of his post-army projects: he’ll be co-starring with Ha Jung-woo in the action sageuk film Band of Thieves. The two actors have signed on to play... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 8
by | December 13, 2012 | 14 Comments
It turns out you can’t be lazy about your secret identity upkeep in this town, especially when you’ve got a whip-smart not-a-sister living under your roof and a price on your head. The secret identity games are afoot, only the problem is, Woo-chi doesn’t know just how much trouble his alter ego has stepped into,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ah-in and Kim Hae-sook as mother and son
by | December 13, 2012 | 33 Comments
Is this the big thing lately — mother-son, father-daughter pairings? It sure seems that way in Chungmuro anyway, not that cute parent-child pairs will ever have me complaining. This time it’s Yoo Ah-in (Fashion King) and Kim Hae-sook (Thieves) in a new movie called Kkang-chul-ie, named for Yoo Ah-in’s character in the film, who looks... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 4
by | December 11, 2012 | 181 Comments
I’m so invested in this show. It hits all the right buttons for me—it’s earnest and heartfelt, angsty in a relatable, not overly dramatic way, and tonally darker than you’d expect for a high school drama. The storytelling holds back in a really smart way too, making us curious about each character and taking its... More »

Drama Casting & News
Baek Sung-hyun joins IRIS 2 as genius hacker
by | December 11, 2012 | 45 Comments
I was wondering when this spy unit was gonna get some brains. Now that action spy sequel IRIS 2 has cast all its field agents and enemy spies and possibly-maybe-doubling-crossing-agents, it finally adds an analyst to the roster: Baek Sung-hyun has joined the cast as a young genius hacker without whom NSS wouldn’t go ’round.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Seo Ji-seok and Jung Da-hye’s new rom-com
by | December 10, 2012 | 32 Comments
Seo Ji-seok (High Kick 3, Manny) and Jung Da-hye (Rude Miss Young-ae) are starring in a new romantic comedy movie that’s been flying under the radar, called That Woman and That Man’s Inside Story — it looks like a cute little indie film with some possible sizzle, and it just secured a release date before... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 415
by | December 8, 2012 | 64 Comments
EPISODE 415. Broadcast on December 2, 2012. girlfriday: We continue with the Island Song Festival trip, and the boys finally make it to basecamp after Jong-shin’s little dip in the ocean. Tae-hyun practices his trot number, which apparently includes a comedy routine where one of them plays It Doesn’t Hurt and It’s Not Cold. He... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
MBC cancels variety show Come to Play
by | December 8, 2012 | 60 Comments
Wow, someone’s gone trigger-happy over at MBC — right on the heels of the network’s sitcom cancellation (What Is a Mom? and the sitcom time slot along with it) the broadcaster has announced the sudden cancellation of Yoo Jae-suk talk show Come to Play, after eight years on the air as a variety mainstay. Tags:... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-ryong and Park Shin-hye as a daddy-daughter duo
by | December 7, 2012 | 65 Comments
Aw. How cute. Ryu Seung-ryong has another movie coming out, and this time he plays Park Shin-hye’s dad in a quirky comedy about a convicted killer with the mind of a child. From Casanova to king-maker to daughter-crazy kook? This guy gets the best roles. The movie is called The Gift of Room 7, named... More »