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Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung in talks to headline new drama
by | January 10, 2013 | 64 Comments
It’s been three years since Go Hyun-jung last stopped by dramaland, by way of Daemul and Queen Seon-deok — she’s had an interesting detour as a talk show host, and is now set to return where I think she does best. She’s reportedly in talks to star as a teacher in the new drama Queen’s... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
News Bites: Variety Edition
by | January 10, 2013 | 38 Comments
There have been quite a few shakeups in varietyland this week, so it seemed a good time to catch up with News Bites. We’ve got something of a mass exodus of late, if you include the departure of Win Win and Come to Play. And now we may have to add Tuesday’s thunderdome talk show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek secures cast
by | January 9, 2013 | 50 Comments
Things are certainly lookin’ up for underdog success story Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek. Jin Gu (26 Years) has confirmed that he’ll play the lead, and Park Ha-sun (High Kick 3) has signed on to co-star. All I can say is, thank goodness she’s doing this instead of Gangnam Style. Han Chae-young (A Man Called God)... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 11
by | January 8, 2013 | 318 Comments
I can’t remember the last time I’ve wanted two characters’ happily ever after more than I do for these two friends. It’s as gripping as any love story and just as sweet… well, if you get past the part where they’re always calling each other terrible names. Boys. We’re onto you, you crazy bastards!  ... More »

Drama Casting & News
Extensions for I Miss You, School
by | January 8, 2013 | 56 Comments
Oh dramaland, you wouldn’t be you if you weren’t fickle and pulling last-minute changes left and right. We’ve got some extension news for dramas that were preempted for one reason or another, and now face ending a day short of normal broadcasting schedules. First: MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday melodrama I Miss You was originally planning to end... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 1
by | January 7, 2013 | 145 Comments
Adorable. The next installment of tvN’s Oh Boy series is here with Flower Boy Next Door, and I’m happy to report it’s as zippy and fun as advertised. It’s closest to Flower Boy Ramyun Shop in tone—a wacky comedy with heightened situations and quirky characters. But more importantly, our Miss Lonelyhearts at the center of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Level 7 Civil Servant’s ballroom flirting and agent training
by | January 7, 2013 | 90 Comments
Finally, a tux! Who’d have thought it’d be so hard to get a wannabe-James-Bond in a tuxedo, for pete’s sake? Priorities, Show. We’ve got more stills and teasers for spytastic rom-com Level 7 Civil Servant, featuring leads Joo-won and Choi Kang-hee in that one ballroom dancing scene that for some reason has to be in... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 419
by | January 5, 2013 | 63 Comments
EPISODE 419. Broadcast on December 30, 2012. girlfriday: New trip! The captions tell us it’s the last trip of 2012, and the staff is buzzing as they prepare to start. What, did they cook up some new form of torture for entertainment? javabeans: Isn’t it amazing how DRAMATIC they can make simple things seem, by... More »

Drama Casting & News
New season of Drama Special premieres with Sirius
by | January 5, 2013 | 61 Comments
A new year means a new season of KBS’s anthology series Drama Special, an umbrella for their short programming that varies in length from one to eight episodes per installment and launches new directors, writers, and lesser-known stars. This year they’re planning on six shows, and it kicks off with a 4-episode suspense thriller called... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 14
by | January 3, 2013 | 16 Comments
Woo-chi’s day goes from bad to worse as the stakes shoot skyward and the baddies gain the upper hand. On the upside, that means the Scooby gang comes together to match the bad guys scheme-for-scheme. On the downside, that increases everyone’s risk, and not everyone makes it out unscathed. Tags: Cha Tae-hyun, featured, Jeon Woo-chi,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Covertly Grandly’s award-winning cast
by | January 3, 2013 | 70 Comments
Well don’t they make one shiny cast. There’s one movie that’s reaping the direct benefits of the KBS/MBC/SBS Drama Awards this year — Kim Soo-hyun’s new pretty-boy spy flick Covertly Grandly now gets to boast that between its four leading men, they’ve pocketed acting awards from all three broadcasters. I’d say the cast is pretty... More »