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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 »

Drama Casting & News
Bridal Mask casts Han Chae-ah
by | February 13, 2012 | 16 Comments
Upcoming historical blockbuster Bridal Mask (Gaksital) starring Joo Won and Park Ki-woong has cast another leading lady. Actress Han Chae-ah (Believe in Love, Neighbor Enemies, Style) will be playing Chae Hong-ju, a strange combination triple-threat: singer, gambler, and spy. What, were dancer, basket-weaver, and grifter taken? Well I’m glad that one of our female leads... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Posters and teaser for Intro to Architecture
by | February 12, 2012 | 59 Comments
Here’s a look at the new romantic melodrama Introduction to Architecture, starring Uhm Tae-woong and Han Ga-in as first loves reunited in what will be Uhm’s gazillionth film in the past year. Seriously, the guy does not know the meaning of vacation. The story about two college sweethearts crossing paths fifteen years later features a... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Su-geun, Uhm Tae-woong, Kim Jong-min stick with 1N2D
by | February 11, 2012 | 68 Comments
Rumors have been circling, but mouths kept hushed about whether some members of hit variety show 1 Night 2 Days would stay for the upcoming second season, scheduled to start filming in two weeks. But Friday marked the current cast’s final trip, where the announcement was made official: longtime members Lee Su-geun and Kim Jong-min,... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 11
by | February 8, 2012 | 140 Comments
Yay, the fun is back! I love this episode. It’s full of funny pranks, stealthy missions, and some new mystical elements that work nicely to integrate our characters further. Hwon finally starts playing detective and asking some key questions, and I say, IT’S ABOUT TIME. Tags: featured, Han Ga-in, Jung Il-woo, Kim Min-seo, Kim Soo-hyun,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Dong-gun and Kim Haneul confirm A Gentleman’s Dignity
by | February 8, 2012 | 50 Comments
So the contracts have been signed and statements have been made: Jang Dong-gun (Warrior’s Way) and Kim Haneul (Blind) have signed on to star in upcoming SBS weekend drama A Gentleman’s Dignity, the highly anticipated drama from the team behind Secret Garden and Lovers in Paris — PD Shin Woo-chul and writer Kim Eun-sook. I’m... More »