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Drama Casting & News
Nice Guy releases posters, revs up for premiere
by | September 11, 2012 | 79 Comments
Man, it’s really been a Song Joong-ki week. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. That would be nutty. He’s just got two projects in the pipeline at the same time, so there’s more of The Pretty to go around. Plenty for everyone! Here are the official posters for his new drama There’s No Such Thing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Siwon joins King of Dramas
by | September 11, 2012 | 47 Comments
Upcoming showbiz drama King of Dramas starring Kim Myung-min and Jung Ryeo-won has rounded out the main cast with Choi Siwon (Poseidon, Athena), who will be playing a Hallyu star. So… himself? Also, hasn’t he done that role before? Well if the character calls for prickly top star, I hope it’ll at least be a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyeo-woon cast as prince in The Horse Healer
by | September 10, 2012 | 46 Comments
We’re just a month out from the premiere of MBC’s big 51st anniversary drama The Horse Healer, the blockbuster sageuk starring Jo Seung-woo as a Joseon-era horse doctor. It’s certainly a new angle on the medical drama: He starts out treating horses and eventually rises to the highest position in the medical field at the... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 13-14
by | September 8, 2012 | 236 Comments
I was sad about leaving the ’90s behind, but thankfully all it takes is one long-overdue encounter to bring every tumultuous teenage emotion back to the surface, rendering the six years spent growing up and growing apart… totally moot. It’s the pair of episodes where our characters find that they might not be as grown... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 402
by | September 7, 2012 | 56 Comments
EPISODE 402. Broadcast on September 2, 2012. javabeans: Time for another episode of 1N2D, or as I think of it, Gaksital chaser. ‘Cause I don’t know about you, but I’m still a little wrung out from yesterday’s finale. I’m gonna need a healthy dose of brotherly love to pick me back up. girlfriday: Yes please.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki wolfs out
by | September 7, 2012 | 103 Comments
Pretty posters, which sort of surprised me, given the premise. Here’s a look at Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young in their upcoming film Wolf Boy (also going by A Werewolf Boy), a rather unusual love story between a girl and a feral wolf boy she discovers in a secluded countryside house. The stills are beautiful–enough... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 28 (Final)
by | September 6, 2012 | 350 Comments
I have good news and bad. The bad: Gaksital has to end, and today’s the day. The good: It is damn good, all the way to the finish line. Brace yourselves, citizens. This show hasn’t let up for one moment, and it sure as hell isn’t going to start now. Prepare your tears and your... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang headlines new comedy film
by | September 6, 2012 | 50 Comments
Mrawr. Uh… what was I doing? Oh right. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Yoon Kye-sang on our screens since the end of High Kick 3, and he has since picked up and dropped a dark crime thriller, opting instead to return to the big screen in much lighter fare. He’ll be starring in... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 7
by | September 5, 2012 | 144 Comments
There’s nothing like locking a couple away in a confined space with peril looming over them to get their issues out on the table. Meanwhile the mystery gets deeper and wider, as we encounter some intriguing consequences of uncovering the Big Bad’s skeletons (and yes I mean that literally). Turns out she’s no small-beans soul-eater,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Su Ae and Kwon Sang-woo’s Yawang secures time slot
by | September 5, 2012 | 42 Comments
It’s full steam ahead for Yawang, or Queen of Ambition, the latest drama adaptation of hit manhwa writer Park In-kwon’s work (Dameul, War of Money). Su Ae and Kwon Sang-woo have signed contracts to star, and the show has now secured a Monday-Tuesday slot on SBS’s January broadcast schedule. The 24-episode series will focus on... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 8
by | September 4, 2012 | 203 Comments
Of all the relationships in dramaland, there is one that will always get me right in the heart—that of a warrior and his king. There’s a lot this show doesn’t do right, but boy does it do that one thing really well. It’s the first episode that has me pumping my fist at the badassery,... More »