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Drama Casting & News
Han Chae-ah and Namgoong Min cast in Heo Jun remake
by | January 17, 2013 | 73 Comments
MBC’s got a new drama in the works, and it’s a remake of one of their biggest hits from 1999/2000 — the medical sageuk Heo Jun, about the life of the legendary doctor and historian. The remake’s title will be Gu-am Heo Jun, to include Heo Jun’s pen name, Gu-am. Han Chae-ah (Gaksital, Oohlala Spouses)... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seon-kyun headlines new road variety show
by | January 16, 2013 | 47 Comments
What a fun idea. There’s a new variety show being developed for SBS called March [as in parade or processional, not the month], and it’s modeled after Ha Jung-woo’s road movie 577 Project. Very cool. The show is taking a different approach and casting one celebrity host for each new trip, who invites his/her friends... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won: 007 Civil Servant
by | January 16, 2013 | 114 Comments
Yummy. I could almost subsist on stills alone for this drama, to tell you the truth. Who knows, it might even save me heartache in case it’s a trainwreck. But it’s not likely I’m going to pass up watching a whole bunch of this *looks up* and that *looks down.* No siree. More stills for... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 13
by | January 15, 2013 | 146 Comments
This one’s a tearjerker, but there’s also a lot of light to balance the doom and gloom. That’s one thing this show usually manages to do well—if one storyline is going down, another’s going up, and for every broken relationship, there’s usually another back on the mend. It’s an episode about facing reality, and for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ki-joon headlines new OCN series The Virus
by | January 15, 2013 | 41 Comments
A new OCN series and Eom Ki-joon (Ghost, Scent of a Woman) as the show’s leading man? It’s a double-plus-good news day. He’s been announced as the star of a new franchise for the cable network called The Virus, due out in March, about a deadly mutant viral infection and the Special Contagious Disease Crisis... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 3
by | January 14, 2013 | 142 Comments
Now that introductions are out of the way, we get to watch everyone’s peaceful lives get spun around by the Enrique the Energizer Bunny, and we find out that our heroine isn’t the only silent lurker with a crush, and that she’s also not the only one with a broken heart. Turns out it’s an... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Shi-young’s quirky new rom-com
by | January 12, 2013 | 48 Comments
Lee Shi-young really does have a great niche carved out as a quirky rom-com heroine. She’s got a new movie due out next month called, hilariously, Men: An Operating Manual. (It’s the best way to translate it without calling the thing How to Use Men, which sounds like a whole other thing entirely.) Her leading... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Seok-won headlines naval war film
by | January 11, 2013 | 47 Comments
Jung Seok-won has been cast as the lead in a new war movie called Battle of Yeonpyeong, and interestingly, his marine corps background seems to have been a major reason he got the part. Hey, Hyun Bin shouldn’t be the only one to collect good karma points for being an actor marine. The movie is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yeon-hee cast in Gu Family Book
by | January 11, 2013 | 112 Comments
Er? Okay, so honestly, news of Lee Yeon-hee possibly joining the cast of the Lee Seung-gi/Suzy fantasy sageuk Gu Family Book had me going: Huh? What? WHY? Because for one, not a huge fan, and also that’s two female leads, and Lee Yeon-hee trumps Suzy on the leading lady scale. That would make me unhappy.... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 16
by | January 10, 2013 | 17 Comments
This episode is buckets of awesome. There are warm fuzzies, heroic moments of triumph, Scooby Gang hijinks, laughs, and flirty looks galore. A new chapter of Jeon Woo-chi’s life begins, as he sets about with a renewed sense of purpose and a mission. It’s both kickass… and teetering on the brink of serious danger. Tags:... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung in talks to headline new drama
by | January 10, 2013 | 64 Comments
It’s been three years since Go Hyun-jung last stopped by dramaland, by way of Daemul and Queen Seon-deok — she’s had an interesting detour as a talk show host, and is now set to return where I think she does best. She’s reportedly in talks to star as a teacher in the new drama Queen’s... More »