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Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Dong-gun returns to the big screen with Ajusshi director
by | April 29, 2013 | 80 Comments
Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) is headed back to the big screen this year, in the much-awaited new project from director Lee Jung-bum of Won Bin’s Ajusshi, aka The Man From Nowhere. He’s pretty much the leading man’s new holy grail as far as directors go, since he’s guaranteed to make you look like a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin chooses army comeback project
by | April 29, 2013 | 63 Comments
At long last, we have a confirmation for Hyun Bin’s first post-army project. He’ll be taking on his first sageuk, a film called The King’s Wrath. He plays the titular king — Jeong-jo, 22nd king of Joseon and one of dramaland’s favorite figures (Yi San, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Painter of the Wind, Warrior Baek Dong-soo and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Teaser and stills for Scary Story 2
by | April 28, 2013 | 26 Comments
Here’s a peek at the summer horror flick Scary Story 2, or what I like to call Shut Up And Kick the Flower Boy Next Door at Christmas. It’s a six-way dramaland reunionpalooza for White Christmas boys Sung Joon and Lee Soo-hyuk, Flower Boy Next Door’s adorable webtoon artist/editor couple Go Kyung-pyo and Kim Seul-gi,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 435
by | April 27, 2013 | 76 Comments
EPISODE 435. Broadcast on April 21, 2013. javabeans: Right off the bat as the members arrive for a new trip, we’re hit with a preview of the goodies to come today: Let’s just say there’s lots of mud, digging, and humiliation in store for them. girlfriday: Muahaha. The boys get together for a group-walking intro... More »

Drama Casting & News
Goddess of Fire adds to cast
by | April 26, 2013 | 82 Comments
More casting news for the upcoming MBC sageuk Goddess of Fire Jung-yi starring Moon Geun-young: the offer is out to Kim Bum (That Winter, The Wind Blows) to be her leading man. He’s still considering the role, which is pretty late in the game considering they’ve already done a script read, but there’s some lead... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 14
by | April 25, 2013 | 82 Comments
Someone moves in, someone moves out, someone gets spit on, and someone gets slapped, not necessarily in that order. Strangely the episode isn’t as eventful as that makes it sound, but Soon-shin’s relationship with her mentor takes a turn upward, just as things with Mom take a sharp turn downward. If only she knew just... More »

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1997’s sequel courts parents for a reunion
by | April 25, 2013 | 45 Comments
Cable darling Answer Me 1997′s sequel project is finally starting to cast, and first up are the roles of Mom and Dad: Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa are being courted to return to the franchise and steer a brand new family through the murky waters of adolescence. I normally never get excited about who gets... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Seok-won for Esquire
by | April 24, 2013 | 111 Comments
You’re welcome. Here’s Jung Seok-won (Haeundae Lovers, Rooftop Prince) in a shoot for Esquire, making days brighter everywhere he goes. Am suddenly discovering I have a newfound appreciation for suspenders… The actor recently announced his upcoming wedding to ballad singer Baek Ji-young this June (*clap clap* — they’re so adorable) and all I have to... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 6
by | April 23, 2013 | 269 Comments
It turns out there’s more than one advantage to delaying the reveal that your heroine isn’t a dude. The hero constantly puts his foot in his mouth, and you get lots of speedy skinship. Maybe this should be a cross-dressing drama. Things go from bad to worse for Kang-chi today, which I guess in dramaland... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Soo confirms new drama Empire of Gold
by | April 23, 2013 | 38 Comments
SBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama has reeled in its hero: we’ve got a confirmation for Go Soo, who will be the star of the next epic from the team behind last year’s hit political thriller The Chaser. This one’s called Empire of Gold, and will be the battle for one chaebol empire over the span of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Poster and stills for Covertly, Grandly
by | April 23, 2013 | 50 Comments
Guess it’s just a Kim Soo-hyun kinda week. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here’s the next peek at undercover spy movie Covertly, Grandly, where he plays an elite North Korean spy whose cover in the South is the village idiot. The poster looks just like the original webtoon that the film is based... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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