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Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae considers war movie MacArthur opposite Liam Neeson
by | July 20, 2015 | 38 Comments
When I first heard this news, I assumed that Korean war movie MacArthur would be a Hollywood production, but it’s a new domestic film from Taewon Entertainment (the production house behind the IRIS franchise), that managed to cast Liam Neeson (Taken) in the titular role as General Douglas MacArthur. The production is now courting Lee... More »


Drama Casting & News
Twenty Again casts Choi Ji-woo’s son and classmate
by | July 20, 2015 | 34 Comments
We’ve got new casting additions to tvN’s coming-of-age campus drama Twenty Again, which stars Choi Ji-woo (Temptation) as a mother who decides to go back to school and joins her son as a member of his university’s freshman class. Cue embarrassing but utterly adorable mother-son hijinks? Kim Min-jae (The Producers, Persevere Gu Hae-ra) has joined... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 6
by | July 18, 2015 | 171 Comments
Snap, crackle, and pop. Well our ghostess sure doesn’t waste any time. At this point, we’d be disappointed if she did, right? She’s always been about making the most of her precious remaining time, which makes sense given that she has the benefit of hindsight and is full of regrets about dying young. But today... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Hyun-woo, Yook Sung-jae courted for KBS’s Murim School
by | July 17, 2015 | 63 Comments
Okay, if you can get Lee Hyun-woo (Battle of Yeonpyeong) and Yook Sung-jae (Who Are You—School 2015) to headline your drama, I almost don’t care that I still can’t figure out what the heck it’s about. Almost. Eh, I’m sure I’ll be too busy angsting over the fact that Yook Sung-jae keeps breaking my heaaaaaaaart... More »


Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 4
by | July 16, 2015 | 145 Comments
Lordy, I know vampires are a tease, but I don’t know how our heroine is going to keep surviving encounters like this with her heart intact. Scholar Who Walks the Night continues to zoom by at a brisk pace with dense plot and plenty of romance to keep us on our toes, and today we... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Jun-hee to reunite with Hwang Jung-eum in She Was Pretty
by | July 16, 2015 | 16 Comments
Go Jun-hee (Yawang) might become the latest addition to MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama She Was Pretty, which is still courting Kill Me, Heal Me costars Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon to headline. The offer is out to Go Jun-hee to play the second lead opposite Hwang Jung-eum, which she’s actually done once before in 2011’s... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Ho-dong and Na PD get the 1N2D crew back together for tvN
by | July 16, 2015 | 92 Comments
Eeeeeee! Are we getting the band back together? Cable’s on a roll in varietyland these days: Right on the heels of the news that Yoo Jae-suk will be making the move to cable for a new variety show on JTBC, tvN has announced that they’re rolling out the reunion of reunions, between MC Kang Ho-dong... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung consider movie reunion
by | July 15, 2015 | 12 Comments
Lee Jung-jae (Big Match) and Jung Woo-sung (Madam Bbaeng-deok) in one movie? Is it called Hot vs. Hot? The real-life friends are being courted to reunite on the big screen for the first time in 16 years, since 1999’s City of the Rising Sun, when they were both 26-year-old rising stars. It would obviously be... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ah-in and Song Kang-ho’s tragic paternal strife in Sado
by | July 14, 2015 | 40 Comments
The story of Crown Prince Sado never fails to get a visceral reaction out of me, no matter how many times it’s told and retold in film and television. Granted, last year’s drama rendition of Joseon’s most tragic father-son story — SBS’s Secret Door with Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu — was a disappointment on... More »


Drama Casting & News
Time I’ve Loved You swaps writers (again)
by | July 13, 2015 | 130 Comments
I really wish I could be a fly on the wall behind the scenes of SBS’s weekend romance drama The Time I’ve Loved You, because there’s way more drama offscreen than there is on. The production has already had an eventful string of PD and writer changes before ever going on the air, and now... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 4
by | July 11, 2015 | 206 Comments
How can any creature, ghost or human, be so cute? The shenanigans really take off in this episode between our leads, to pretty uproarious effect. If you think you’ve seen the extent of our lusty ghostess’s bawdy ways, you’d be mistaken—when she sets her sights on something (or someone) she wants, she’s like a dog... More »