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Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 3
by | September 6, 2014 | 60 Comments
This show continues to be an understated slice-of-life tale that focuses on very relatable foibles, like getting your hopes up way too soon over the slightest possibility at love, or teasing the girl you have a crush on because it’s easier than letting her see your bleeding heart. Now that the premise has been set... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD baits Lee Seo-jin to headline new variety show
by | September 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
girlfriday: Ooh, Na PD (Na Young-seok) is doing a new show! Okay, so technically he’s always doing a new show with Grandpas Over Flowers leading to Noonas and Youths and so forth, but apparently he’s switching gears with his next variety program and stepping away from the Over Flowers theme. javabeans: Is it really switching... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-hye headlines Pinocchio as reporter who can’t lie
by | September 4, 2014 | 160 Comments
Ah, so now we have the reason behind Pinocchio’s title — the drama features a heroine who can’t tell a lie. She’s a character who suffers from Pinocchio syndrome (I think it’s called different things, but they mean a condition where your body shows a physical sign whenever you lie), which makes her hiccup whenever... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 5
by | September 3, 2014 | 24 Comments
javabeans: We resume on the last morning, when the three guys wake up extra early to begin their trip to Machu Picchu, which is the highlight they’ve all been waiting for. girlfriday: They get up while it’s still dark and Sang is so eager that he’s dressed and downstairs first. Problem is, he goes outside... More »


Drama Casting & News
Daniel Choi offered leading role in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 3, 2014 | 78 Comments
Okay, so first things first: There’s a new drama called Pride and Prejudice. Sadly, it has nothing to do with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, though maybe that’s a happy thing? Granted, if you’re wooing Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013) to star, you kind of make me want to see him be a Darcy.... More »


Drama Casting & News
She’s So Lovable teases warmhearted romance
by | September 3, 2014 | 29 Comments
The Scent of a Woman and Dr. Champ creative team has a way of taking very average commonplace drama setups and making them look so appealing. Though it might just be the Rain Effect, and I’m being swindled into feeling positive thoughts. Is there a cure? Do I want to be cured? There’s absolutely no... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Pinocchio courts Lee Yubi and Kim Young-kwang to play reporters
by | September 2, 2014 | 57 Comments
We’ve got two more names in circulation for Pinocchio, the new drama about young reporters headed to SBS this fall: Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) and Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys, Good Doctor) are reportedly being wooed to join the cast, with the usual “just considering maybe” caveats. They’re up for supporting roles,... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 1
by | September 1, 2014 | 82 Comments
Coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys* premiered over the weekend on tvN, and I’m happy to say it’s as cute as advertised. It’s witty and full of funny meta references, but more importantly it has everyday, relatable characters and an earnest vibe. I already love the song choices in the first episode, and in fact the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Chang-eui to become OCN’s newest crime-solving genius
by | September 1, 2014 | 28 Comments
Cable network OCN, home of the tortured prosecutors and the quirky forensic geeeeeniuses of dramaland, has now courted Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman, The Great Seer) to join its ranks. He’s signed on to headline the network’s newest procedural drama called Dr. Frost, about an experimental psychologist who joins a team that — what else... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hidden tears in Secret Door’s character posters
by | September 1, 2014 | 30 Comments
If Lee Je-hoon is already making me sad with his crying-but-not-crying character poster, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all of Secret Door without getting my heart crushed. The fusion historical drama is a re-imagining of the legendary tale of the most troubled father-son relationship in Joseon history, between King Yeongjo (Han Seok-kyu)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Spring Days brings second chance at life and love
by | August 29, 2014 | 35 Comments
It looks like we’ll have a sweet, uplifting human drama on our hands with MBC’s My Spring Days. Though it’s a melodrama about a man whose life falls apart with the death of his wife and a woman who faces a terminal illness, the story is about second chances as they find their way to... More »