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Drama Casting & News
Yoon Sang-hyun joins cast of Yeo Jin-gu’s Could We Love
by | April 16, 2013 | 55 Comments
It looks like Yoon Sang-hyun (Can’t Lose) is making his drama comeback with the new show starring Yeo Jin-gu as a high school delinquent, called Could We Love, due out this summer on SBS. Aw, I guess this means his ajusshi idol drama isn’t happening anymore. Sadface. I’m still trying to figure out what the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun-young confirms her sageuk comeback
by | April 15, 2013 | 91 Comments
Moon Geun-young (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) has been attached for some time to the upcoming historical biopic drama Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, but has finally confirmed that she will headline. And it’s looking more and more like her leading man will be Lee Sang-yoon (My Daughter Seo-young), who is still finalizing contract negotiations. I have no... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Yong-hwa cast opposite Park Shin-hye again, seriously
by | April 15, 2013 | 562 Comments
Dude. WHY. Why why why with the repeat pairing that will not die in dramaland? Jung Yong-hwa and Park Shin-hye AGAIN? It’s been confirmed that the pair who were costars in 2009’s You’re Beautiful and again in 2011’s You’ve Fallen For Me are going to be reunited for a third time. Jung Yong-hwa just been... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Dad! Where Are We Going?
by | April 14, 2013 | 115 Comments
EPISODE 15. Broadcast on April 14, 2013. javabeans: New Variety Roulette! Today we’re checking out the newish show, Dad! Where Are We Going?, which was a hit right out of the gates. The premise is simple, with a bunch of celebrity dads taking their young children on an overnight trip. girlfriday: Yeah it’s 1 Night... More »

Drama Casting & News
Second teaser and character posters for Mandate of Heaven
by | April 14, 2013 | 47 Comments
Here’s another peek at KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday show to follow IRIS 2, the fugitive sageuk thriller Mandate of Heaven starring Lee Dong-wook and Song Ji-hyo. It’s now carrying the full title Mandate of Heaven: Story of a Runaway, Joseon Edition, which seems unnecessarily descriptive. Maybe someone finally figured out that their title chun-myung [“thousand people”... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Chaser cast and crew reunites for new drama, courts Lee Yo-won and Go Soo
by | April 13, 2013 | 71 Comments
Lee Yo-won, Go Soo The writer-director team from last year’s gripping daddy-revenge conspiracy drama The Chaser is getting the band back together for a new drama this summer called Empire of Gold, and is currently courting Lee Yo-won (The Horse Healer) and Go Soo (Bandage) to headline. The Chaser’s star and daesang winner Sohn Hyun-joo... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 433
by | April 12, 2013 | 92 Comments
EPISODE 433. Broadcast on April 7, 2013. javabeans: Time for the new member to join our 1N2D family! I wonder if this is weirder for you, the longtime viewer, than it is for me — I started watching right when there were all those changes so this seems like just another day. Albeit without Seung-woo... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 10
by | April 11, 2013 | 102 Comments
This is a cute episode, with some big strides in character development too. Soon-shin faces some harsh truths but surprisingly finds the courage to stand up for herself when it matters, and discovers that one person’s vote of confidence can carry her a long way. Ratings continue to climb, with this episode hitting a new... More »

Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong drops Yi Sun-shin, considers Sword and Flower
by | April 11, 2013 | 65 Comments
So remember that Yi Sun-shin drama that Uhm Tae-woong was supposed to star in? Not so much anymore, since that production stalled in development (which explains why the City Hunter PD who was attached is now doing the new Hong Sisters drama.) But never fear, because busy busy Uhm Tae-woong already has a new prospective... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 2
by | April 9, 2013 | 417 Comments
What a lovely way to start a story. I almost never get this invested in backstory, because it’s really hard to be patient when you know that what you’re watching is the opening act and not the headliner. But our hero’s origin story is as sweeping and romantic and narratively rich as any main event,... More »

Drama Casting & News
So Ji-sub and Gong Hyo-jin courted for new Hong Sisters drama
by | April 9, 2013 | 143 Comments
A new year means there’s a new Hong Sisters drama on the way, and this time they’re heading to SBS in the summer. Some of us are still scarred from Big, while others of us may choose to remember their last drama as Best Love, but never fear, because there’s a brand new drama ahead... More »

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2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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