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Kim Min-hee and Lee Seon-kyun in new thriller
by | June 25, 2011 | 43 Comments
Three actors I love starring together in a thriller? Count me intrigued. Kim Min-hee (Moby Dick, Actresses), Jo Sung-ha (Romance Town, Sungkyunkwan Scandal), and Lee Seon-kyun (Arrest King, Petty Romance) have been cast as the leads in the upcoming film Train (working title, also called Help). It’s an adaptation of the novel Train by the... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hunter: Episode 9
by | June 23, 2011 | 246 Comments
Somebody pinch me. Is it possible that this drama is this good, or am I under some kind of spell? Did my coffee come laced with crack from a drug bust gone wrong? Is it maybe something to do with Lee Min-ho’s lips? (I’m not discounting that this is a possibility.) I mean, I find... More »

Drama Recaps
Best Love: Episode 15
by | June 22, 2011 | 182 Comments
The bad news: there’s a time jump, sapping all the dramatic tension out of the surgery. Boo. The good news: still cute as ever, of course. Because I suppose in the end, it was never about whether he lives or dies, but how their love will survive in the real world. It just feels a... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 8
by | June 21, 2011 | 128 Comments
Love, tension, it’s all getting so good, so complicated. Everyone learns a little more than they should about Miri, and the web starts to unravel, line by line. I sort of love how delightfully tense this show is, without any guns, explosions, or super secret spies. We’ve spent the first part of the series watching... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 7
by | June 20, 2011 | 55 Comments
Miri’s house of cards rises another level, and she swiftly feels the tension coming in from all sides. Both men start to get serious about their feelings, pushing Hee-joo to finally face her own, which is probably the best and worst part of the episode, because it just pains me to watch her adorable hopes... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hunter: Episode 8
by | June 19, 2011 | 598 Comments
I can’t get enough of this show. I wail when every episode ends. I gnash my teeth and curse the heavens and wait breathlessly for the next installment. It hurts, but it hurts so good.   EPISODE 8 RECAP Tags: City Hunter, featured, Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young... More »

Celebrity News
Dorky Uhm Tae-woong being (what else?) a dork
by | June 17, 2011 | 43 Comments
Uhm Tae-woong felt left out of his buddy Lee Seon-kyun‘s budding bromance with another (gasp!) so he had to be the subject of the next post. I’m sorry, is that you being the world’s biggest dork? I thought it was. But the bigger question is, why can’t I get enough of it? The crazier Uhm... More »

Drama Casting & News
Best Love / Pasta mash-up, birth of a new power couple
by | June 17, 2011 | 192 Comments
OMG. Seriously, you guys have to watch this. It has got to be the best parody mash-up ever. At least the funniest. It’s Best Pasta, a combination of Best Love and Pasta, using Gong Hyo-jin of course as the connecting thread… only what starts as a macho contest between Dokko Jin (Cha Seung-won) and Chef... More »

Drama Recaps
Best Love: Episode 14
by | June 16, 2011 | 342 Comments
How can every new episode be the best episode ever? It seems statistically improbable, but here we are, beating the odds. And though I promised myself I wouldn’t cry, I broke like a dam of tissue paper against Niagara. Damn you, Drama! Tags: Best Love, Cha Seung-won, featured, Gong Hyo-jin, Yoo Inna, Yoon Kye-sang... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
I Need Romance: Episodes 1-2
by | June 15, 2011 | 96 Comments
New TVN cable drama I Need Romance premiered this Monday and Tuesday, and I checked it out because the premise — thirtysomething single women dealing with life and love – seemed like it had potential for fun. I was actually surprised to like it, and though I don’t have time to recap it (there’s just... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 6
by | June 14, 2011 | 169 Comments
The final side of the love square is formed, and almost instantly, Miri finds out how difficult it is to juggle all the lies in her life. Not just the two men, but Hee-joo, who knows too much. And wouldn’t you know it, everything starts to close in around her. It’s like watching her walk... More »