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Drama Casting & News
First script read for MBC’s fantasy historical drama Shine or Go Crazy
by | December 10, 2014 | 50 Comments
Production is underway for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Shine or Go Crazy, the fusion fantasy romance set in the early Goryeo dynasty. Jang Hyuk (Fated To Love You) and Oh Yeon-seo (Jang Bori Is Here) never really had a chance to step foot outside MBC between their last projects and this one, and I’m thinking... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Min-hee joins Park Chan-wook’s new film Agasshi
by | December 9, 2014 | 12 Comments
Casting has been finalized on director Park Chan-wook’s next movie Agasshi (or Young Lady), and it looks like we’ll finally get that Kim Min-hee (Crying Man) and Ha Jung-woo pairing that almost happened for Kundo: Age of the Rampant. Kim Min-hee will be headlining the period crime melodrama alongside newcomer Kim Tae-ri (pictured below), a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat 2 heads to Mondays and Tuesdays this spring
by | December 9, 2014 | 67 Comments
Yay, some good news from tvN — Let’s Eat has secured a timeslot for its second season, and the show will move from its once-a-week slot on Thursdays, to Mondays and Tuesdays this coming spring. I have to say, the move to Monday-Tuesday makes me considerably happier about the second season. I really dislike the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Yoon-seok and Kang Dong-won reunite in new film
by | December 8, 2014 | 15 Comments
Sigh, seeing this pairing back together again just makes me want to go watch Jeon Woochi for the millionth time. Nothing beats Kang Dong-won in that quirky wizard role, and Kim Yoon-seok is just always great, but especially great when he’s a badass. The two actors will be reuniting for a new movie called Black... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First teaser for warm human comedy Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
by | December 6, 2014 | 30 Comments
This movie has such an unexpected romantic-comedy feel to it, which surprised me even after I saw the first lighthearted stills. The first teaser is out for Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, the second feature directed by Ha Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant), who also stars in the project alongside Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki).... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Rae-won contemplates his next move in posters for Punch
by | December 5, 2014 | 37 Comments
I don’t really know why the posters for SBS’s Punch are chess-themed, but I guess they needed a metaphor for a game of strategy and wits. I do expect the drama to be a really tense set of moves and countermoves, since that’s what writer Park Kyung-soo (The Chaser, Empire of Gold) does best. It’s... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Women in Film awards Yeom Jung-ah, Chun Woo-hee
by | December 5, 2014 | 46 Comments
On December 4, the 2014 Women in Film Festival held a small awards ceremony to acknowledge achievement in film by women. Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) was the MC for the event, and Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) was among the guests. The top honor went to Yeom Jung-ah for her performance in Cart, a... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 8
by | December 4, 2014 | 238 Comments
You know you like a character when you see very plainly how everything’s about to go terribly awry for him, but you keep telling yourself that it’ll be okay—through some kind of magic, he won’t be faced with his most devastating heartbreak yet, and he’ll come out on the other side without losing anyone he... More »


Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho discharged from army, chooses comeback project
by | December 4, 2014 | 78 Comments
Aw, look who’s all grown up and coming back from army duty! Okay, so grown-up is a relative term — I mean, he’s only 21 for crying out loud. But still, completing army duty does feel like a distinct adult milestone, which is a first for Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You, Arang and the Magistrate),... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 7
by | December 3, 2014 | 85 Comments
There are some harsh growing pains in store for our rookies, and as it always seems to be in life, the most idealistic of the bunch with the loftiest expectations is the one who falls the farthest. Today’s episode is inspired by a proverb about the frog in the well, who refused to look outside... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ahn Jae-hyun, Gu Hye-sun headline vampire medical drama Blood
by | December 3, 2014 | 124 Comments
After a few false starts, we finally have a cast for the KBS fantasy medical drama Blood, the show about a vampire doctor who treats terminally ill patients. Rookie actor Ahn Jae-hyun (You’re All Surrounded) has signed on to play the vampire hero, and Gu Hye-sun (Angel Eyes) will play his leading lady. She’ll be... More »