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Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi and Suzy cast in fantasy sageuk
by | October 19, 2012 | 283 Comments
Well you know I’m a happy camper if puppy’s back in dramaland. Lee Seung-gi (The King 2 Hearts) and Suzy (Big) have been cast in a new drama, a fantasy sageuk called Gu Family Book. That’s a rough estimate on the title, since we have no hanja to go on yet, but the Gu refers... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 19
by | October 17, 2012 | 220 Comments
The end is nigh and everyone’s paths converge in the big showdown. It’s a nail-biter from the start, and it looks like the tension won’t let up until tomorrow’s finale. Just the way I like it. We finally get some answers of the non-cryptic variety (Gasp!) and our hero faces the toughest decision of his... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Poster and stills for rom-com My P.S. Partner
by | October 17, 2012 | 52 Comments
Rawr. Well I’m in. Where’s the ticket line? The first poster is out for the new romantic comedy movie starring Ji Sung and Kim Ah-joong, called My P.S. Partner, and it looks like a fun and sexy romp. The P.S. stands for phone sex (because that happens to be how they awkwardly meet), but this... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 20
by | October 16, 2012 | 229 Comments
It’s the king’s turn to shine, or rather Ryu Deok-hwan’s turn to shine as the king. With his queen’s life in danger and his trusted general gone, the king starts to unravel at the seams, making for a powerful arc for what is still the best character of this series. Tags: Faith, featured, Kim Hee-sun,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoochun and Yoon Eun-hye’s poster shoot for I Miss You
by | October 16, 2012 | 118 Comments
Here’s our first look at the leads of the upcoming melodrama I Miss You, in shoots for the show’s posters. Yoochun and Yoon Eun-hye star as first loves who are cruelly separated as teenagers and meet again as adults, though if the stills are any indication, there are plenty of tears left to be had... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes of Arang and the Magistrate
by | October 15, 2012 | 150 Comments
So adorable. It’s finale week for mystery fusion sageuk Arang and the Magistrate (*sniff, sniff*), so I thought a nice detour backstage would help us all prepare to say goodbye. Unless you’d like to remain in denial; denial’s not so bad. Here’s a boatload of stills from the set of the show, with everyone from... More »

Drama Casting & News
Even more stills from King of Dramas
by | October 15, 2012 | 56 Comments
I’m getting a kick out of the stills for the upcoming showbiz comedy drama King of Dramas, due out in a few weeks. They feature some pretty clear character types from the get-go, and when you put them all together in one combustible drama space, it’s bound to be disastrous for them and funny for... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 407
by | October 13, 2012 | 74 Comments
EPISODE 407. Broadcast on October 7, 2012. girlfriday: We catch up with Tae-woong on his fishing trip, or fishing punishment is I guess more accurate. javabeans: Even so, I bet he would rather tasks like this in place of games. Effort, he can do. Hand-eye coordination or word-game skills, not so much. Of course, this... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Kyeo-woon and Yoon Seung-ah pair up in rom-com
by | October 13, 2012 | 46 Comments
Oh fun, there’s a new rom-com in the works, starring a potentially good pair of leads. Jung Kyeo-woon (History of the Salaryman) and Yoon Seung-ah (Panda and Hedgehog) have signed on to co-star in a new romantic comedy film called Become Pretty Things, due out this winter. I would argue that they’re plenty pretty already,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shin So-yool joins Alice in Cheongdam-dong
by | October 12, 2012 | 22 Comments
Aw, I don’t know why, but watching the cast of Answer Me 1997 move on to new projects makes me feel proud, like we’ve watched them grow up since high school or something. It looks like Shin So-yool has made a little best-friend niche for herself — she’s going from Jung Eun-ji’s bestie on 1997... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 17
by | October 10, 2012 | 187 Comments
So. Good. Things are escalating in a major way—more romance, more mystery, more answers, and higher stakes than ever. Even now there are new twists to the story, so much that I’m not even sure which resolution will actually deliver a happy ending for these two, if that’s even possible anymore. I love a show... More »