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Drama Recaps
Nine: Episode 2
by | March 12, 2013 | 77 Comments
The second episode has a better emotional hook, as the people around our hero get a chance to react to what’s happening to him. In that sense, it’s nice that the story moves fast enough that we’re not wasting time with big misunderstandings. But overall it’s not a speedy show—the pace could use a swift... More »

Drama Casting & News
The ladies of Jang Ok-jung get into character
by | March 12, 2013 | 84 Comments
We’ve got our first promo shots from the new fusion reinterpretation sageuk Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love, starring Kim Tae-hee as the titular Jang Ok-jung, better known as the royal concubine Jang heebin, one of the most infamous femme fatales in Joseon history. Here she’s the heroine though, in a drama that takes a different... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Hae-jin to be newest member of 1 Night 2 Days
by | March 11, 2013 | 66 Comments
So… this is a surprise. KBS variety show 1 Night 2 Days lost a member in Kim Seung-woo this past week, and though the rumors about possible new members were leaning more in the comedian direction, the announcement has been made that film actor Yoo Hae-jin will be the one to replace him. It’s less... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won headlines cops ‘n’ robbers rom-com
by | March 8, 2013 | 171 Comments
So, totally didn’t intend for it to be the Week of Joo-won Headlines, but I guess Fate’s got other ideas. After three hit dramas (Baker King Kim Tak-gu, Ojakkyo Brothers, Gaksital) and one that defies all earth logic (here’s lookin’ at you, Level 7 Civil Servant), Joo-won is going back to filmlandia to take his... More »

Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 14
by | March 7, 2013 | 225 Comments
Illustration by pumpkinattack So you may have been around for some stuff that happened today, and though we’ve been given the all-clear to go back to screencapping Joo-won in all his spytastic glory, we got such hilarious drawings submitted by readers (Thanks pumpkinattack and ziggystardust!) and even javabeans got in touch with her artistic side,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Nam-gil and Sohn Ye-jin courted for revenge drama
by | March 7, 2013 | 85 Comments
Have we finally got a post-army comeback project in the works for Kim Nam-gil? It’s still in unconfirmed casting stages, but new KBS revenge drama Shark is after both Kim Nam-gil and Sohn Ye-jin to headline. It’s the latest project from the writer-director team behind Fermentation Family, Mawang (Devil), Resurrection, and ’90s series School. Shark... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kim Seung-woo and Bird PD leave 1 Night 2 Days, search is on for new members
by | March 7, 2013 | 147 Comments
So I think the dust has settled on Sunday variety show 1 Night 2 Days’ contract negotiations, and we’ve got a good news/bad news situation. Bad news: mat-hyung Kim Seung-woo and head producer Choi Jae-young (Bird PD) have confirmed that they are leaving the show. Sadface. Good news is that the rest of the boys... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun-young in talks to headline sageuk
by | March 6, 2013 | 157 Comments
There have been rumblings about Moon Geun-young (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) taking on a new historical drama, and it looks like the deal is shaping up — it’s still in “considering favorably” stages, but if contract signing goes off without a hitch, Moon will star in the new MBC sageuk Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, set to... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days cast and PD changes on the horizon?
by | March 6, 2013 | 124 Comments
KBS sure is going to town on reworking their variety lineup these days. Kinda makes you wonder what was going on in those meetings that Jong-min walked in on. On the heels of canceling Happy Sunday show Qualifications of Men and Kang Ho-dong’s brand new show Moonlight Prince (both due to low ratings), they’re reportedly... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teaser and posters for medical sageuk Heo Jun
by | March 5, 2013 | 26 Comments
Here’s a look at Kim Joo-hyuk and Park Jin-hee in character for what will be the next six months of their lives, starring in the 120-episode sageuk epic Gu-am Heo Jun, set to premiere in just under two weeks. Kim Joo-hyuk headlines as the famous Joseon royal physician in the late 16th century, a beloved... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Chung-ah joins weekend drama Wonderful Mama
by | March 4, 2013 | 28 Comments
Lee Chung-ah (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop) has two new projects headed our way. First, she’s joined the cast of the Kim Sun-ah movie The Five, which is shooting now, but won’t hit theaters for a while. And then she also just signed on to upcoming weekend family drama Wonderful Mama, starring Jung Kyeo-woon and Jung... More »