Author Archive

Drama Casting & News
Will Faith finally find its hero in Lee Min-ho?
by | February 23, 2012 | 70 Comments
This drama has undergone one of the most topsy-turvy searches for a leading man I’ve seen in a long time in dramaland, and that’s saying a lot. Upcoming fusion medical sageuk series Faith has managed to keep Kim Hee-sun fixed as the heroine throughout its two-plus-year journey to broadcast, but has left potential heroes Lee... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 15
by | February 22, 2012 | 157 Comments
Well look who turned the ship around in the eleventh hour. Okay, so it’s more like the ninth hour. Whatever. The important thing is, I like the heroine again. Halle-freaking-lujah. And Yang-myung kills it, and me, in this episode. Moon/Sun consistently inches higher in the ratings, with this one hitting a new series high at... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seung-gi drops Strong Heart, Kang Ho-dong to return?
by | February 21, 2012 | 35 Comments
Aw, sad day for variety. As if his leaving 1 Night 2 Days isn’t already enough, Lee Seung-gi has confirmed the rumors that he’s leaving his MC post on SBS Tuesday night talk-show-thunderdome Strong Heart. WAH. I’m actually mad at the dramaverse right now, for stealing away my weekly doses of Seung-gi, left and right.... More »

Drama Recaps
Shut Up: Flower Boy Band: Episode 8
by | February 21, 2012 | 166 Comments
This show breaks my heart, in the best way. The boys face their first brush with success, and it tests their loyalty, one by one. Our major relationships encounter some crossroads as well, as Su-ah makes a decision and Ji-hyuk finally confronts the question he’s been too scared to face about Su-ah: is liking her... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Jaejoong joins Time Slip Dr. Jin
by | February 21, 2012 | 120 Comments
Kim Jaejoong (Protect the Boss) has been cast in the upcoming time-travel-medical-historical drama Time Slip Dr. Jin starring Song Seung-heon, in what will be the singer-actor’s first sageuk role to date. The manga adaptation features a Doogie-esque hero who travels back in time 150 years, where he learns that maybe there’s more to being a... More »

Drama Casting & News
The King gets name change, begins script reads
by | February 20, 2012 | 121 Comments
The new drama starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi, formerly titled The King, has undergone a name change which just makes me scratch my head: the drama will now be called King 2 Hearts. Really? Really, Show? Does it not matter to you that YOU MAKE NO SENSE? Sigh. Tags: Ha Ji-won, Lee Seung-gi... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Ojakkyo Brothers: Series Wrap-up
by | February 19, 2012 | 71 Comments
Here we are at the end of the road for the heartwarming weekend family series Ojakkyo Brothers, which concluded its 58-episode run today on KBS, recording series-high ratings at 36.3% for the finale. It was by no means a perfect series, and had stretches of episodes that could have been condensed or done away with... More »

Celebrity News
So Ji-sub and Shin Mina as a jet-setting couple
by | February 17, 2012 | 43 Comments
Here’s a new series of shots for an ad campaign for Giordano starring Shin Mina (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho) and So Ji-sub (Only You), looking every bit the celebrity couple making a secret weekend getaway. Apparently they looked so real that netizens flipped out thinking they were really dating (and probably exploded a few... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 13
by | February 15, 2012 | 169 Comments
And thus begins the noble sacrifice portion of the drama. At least the dramatic tension is certainly higher when the baddies gain some traction—it’s been a while since we’ve felt some real conflict around here other than broken hearts, and this episode marks a turn in upping the stakes. (At least death and torture are... More »

Drama Recaps
Shut Up: Flower Boy Band: Episode 6
by | February 14, 2012 | 185 Comments
So effing good. This episode rules! It’s bromance, romance, and rock ‘n’ roll. What’s not to love? It’s time for the big show, and a big showdown too, but not between the people you think. Sometimes when you don’t work out your issues off the stage, they follow you on, in a big, big way.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Cha Tae-hyun joins 1N2D Season 2
by | February 14, 2012 | 108 Comments
WUT? Cha Tae-hyun is joining 1 Night 2 Days: Season 2? After the hit variety show finally announced that three of the current members — Lee Su-geun, Kim Jong-min, Uhm Tae-woong — would be staying on for the second season, KBS has followed up with the first confirmation of the entire cast, including the three... More »