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Celebrating 10 years with the tvN10 Awards
by | October 9, 2016 | 300 Comments
Cable network tvN held its first-ever awards ceremony in celebration of its ten-year anniversary as a station, and its biggest dramas and variety shows were awarded prizes left and right. Seriously, there were so many awards. While the Big 3 stations (KBS, MBC, SBS) hold awards every year, cable shows usually don’t get the same... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2016 Buil Film Awards
by | October 7, 2016 | 23 Comments
The Buil Film Awards were held on October 7, 2016 at the Bexco Auditorium in Busan, as part of the Busan International Film Festival. The awards are usually the second event of the festival following the opening red carpet the day before, and the awards are industry-wide for domestic Korean films, not festival-specific awards for... More »

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The Lonely, Shining Goblin in his secret garden
by | October 6, 2016 | 114 Comments
I don’t know why, but I thought we’d get something a little more supernatural for our first glimpse of Gong Yoo (Big) as a goblin. It seems silly, since I knew that goblin Gong Yoo would look exactly like human Gong Yoo, so what was I expecting? In any case, here’s our first set of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2016 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
And another year of red carpets and awards is upon us. The season kicked off with the opening of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which runs October 6-15, 2016. The big star of the night was Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth), whose new independent film Chunmong (A Quiet Dream) was the opening film of... More »

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Gogh’s Starry Night gets weekend timeslot on SBS
by | October 6, 2016 | 33 Comments
Web drama Gogh’s Starry Night is getting a second life on SBS as a 4-episode mini drama to be broadcast on Saturday-Sunday. The workplace rom-com is the first web drama from PD Jo Soo-won of Pinocchio and I Hear Your Voice, and was already released in China where it surpassed ten million views in three... More »

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Cha Tae-hyun considers KBS workplace comedy Chief Kim
by | October 5, 2016 | 41 Comments
There might be a new comedy on the books for Cha Tae-hyun (The Producers), who’s considering a dramaland comeback in the new project from writer Park Jae-bum of Good Doctor, Blood, and God’s Quiz. The new office comedy drama, called Chief Kim, is scheduled to air on KBS in January, and an offer is out... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Man Living in Our House’s farmer stepdad and tipsy heroine
by | October 4, 2016 | 41 Comments
Here’s our first peek at KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama The Man Living in Our House, the romantic comedy based on a webtoon with a very bizarre premise: A woman goes back to her hometown sometime after the death of her mother, and discovers a strange younger man living in her house claiming to be her... More »

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Song Joong-ki to cameo in Descended writer’s new drama Man to Man
by | October 3, 2016 | 24 Comments
I guess Entourage isn’t the only showbiz drama lining up the star cameos, because JTBC’s Man to Man just scored a guest spot from Song Joong-ki (Descended From the Sun). The actor confirmed that he’ll be making an appearance in support of the new drama from Descended From the Sun’s co-writer, Kim Won-seok.... More »

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Legendary Shuttle Lee Ji-hoon rules the school
by | October 3, 2016 | 28 Comments
This is a bit random, but I was bored this weekend and decided to watch KBS drama special Legendary Shuttle, and I wanted to recommend it because it was unexpectedly funny and adorable. I picked it up to watch partly because the news of a new season of School had me thinking fondly of School... More »

Drama Casting & News
School 2017 in the works for summer broadcast on KBS
by | September 29, 2016 | 105 Comments
The School franchise is one that’s near and dear to my heart, so I’m excited to hear that KBS is bringing back a new installment of the high school drama series right on schedule. Following its revival with School 2013 and its follow-up with a mystery bent, Who Are You–School 2015, KBS has announced that... More »