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Weekend ratings: series highs for Childless, Seo-young, Alice
by | January 28, 2013 | 38 Comments
It was a good weekend for dramaland ratings, with multiple series highs left and right. Perhaps the most significant of them: cable network JTBC’s hit drama Childless Good Fortune reached a record 9.4% this weekend. Damn. Guess we can’t call cable the land of 1% ratings anymore. The family drama from star writer Kim Soo-hyun... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyeo-woon considers new weekend drama
by | January 26, 2013 | 21 Comments
Casting rounds have begun for the new SBS weekend series Wonderful Mama, set to follow current Saturday-Sunday drama My Love Madame Butterfly. The offer is out to Jung Kyeo-woon to play the leading man. It’s crazy that it’s already been a year since his last show, History of the Salaryman. I guess time flies when... More »

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Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 19
by | January 25, 2013 | 14 Comments
Okay, the detour to sadville is thankfully over, and we get back to business with Jeon Woo-chi the mischievous punisher of evildoers. The original baddies step back into the game in a big way, setting the stage for some social injustices that need to be righted, on the way to facing off with mortal enemies.... More »

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Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 2
by | January 24, 2013 | 109 Comments
Yay for some comedy up in here. It’s thankfully a better second outing, with more funny and a direct pass to some spy hijinks. The show is still uneven in tone, especially when it tries to be serious (it mostly elicits unintentional laughter when it tries to be dark), but a show willing to make... More »

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Joo Sang-wook returns with TEN Season 2
by | January 24, 2013 | 58 Comments
It’s sequel time for OCN crime thriller Special Affairs Team TEN, starring Joo Sang-wook as a hard-nosed detective solving violent crimes with his ragtag team. With franchise shows like Vampire Prosecutor and God’s Quiz leading the cable network’s multi-season branding, it never even occurred to me that this show wouldn’t get a second season, because... More »

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Jung Seok-won and Yoon So-yi join IRIS 2
by | January 24, 2013 | 41 Comments
This drama keeps adding people I like, in the eleventh hour. Is this your ploy to suck me back in, IRISverse? I was sort of planning to boycott when Kim Min-jong dropped out, but damnit, they’re trying to reel me back in. We’ve got new additions to the cast of upcoming spy action drama IRIS... More »

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Ramyun Flower Boys reunite for Virus
by | January 23, 2013 | 42 Comments
Aww, I loved the boys in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop so much. Any excuse to get them back together sounds great by me. It’s not the whole ramyun family, but we’ve got Lee Ki-woo (Standby) and Park Min-woo (I Need a Fairy), aka Onion and Ba-wool, back together in the new OCN contagion disaster drama... More »

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Yoo Inna, IU, Jo Jung-seok to star in Yi Sun-shin?
by | January 23, 2013 | 71 Comments
Er? Okay, first things first: There are TWO dramas called Yi Sun-shin set to premiere this year, and it’s confusing to say the least. One of them is what you’d expect for a drama by that name — an historical drama starring Uhm Tae-woong as the legendary naval commander Yi Sun-shin. Then there’s a totally... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 15
by | January 22, 2013 | 206 Comments
Waaaaah. I almost never feel this way, but I don’t want this show to end. There’s so much warmth and goodness packed into each hour, and I just want to be with these characters till they’re old and gray. What, bromance is FOREVER, okay? Don’t you dare tell me otherwise. If I refuse to watch... More »

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Kim Joo-hyuk headlines Heo Jun remake
by | January 22, 2013 | 18 Comments
And Heo Jun has its Heo Jun — Kim Joo-hyuk (God of War) has signed on to play the titular hero in the new MBC daily sageuk biopic called Gu-am Heo Jun (for Heo Jun’s pen name, Gu-am) about the life and career of legendary Joseon royal physician. He’s interestingly following in his father’s footsteps... More »

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Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 5
by | January 21, 2013 | 131 Comments
I really enjoy how small this story is. When you have a collection of characters this quirky, you don’t need high drama to make your story interesting—every little interaction is peppered with laughs, surprises, and depth. All we really do is follow the daily ins and outs of characters in and around this apartment complex,... More »