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Chungmuro/Film News
Song Kang-ho as Joseon king in Lee Jun-ik’s next film
by | April 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
This is a match-up that looks exciting: director Lee Jun-ik (The King and the Clown) is coming back to sageuk for his next film this coming year, and Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) has signed on to star. They’ve each had a stellar 2013 at the box office, with the sensitive family melodrama Wish (also called... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk reunite for summer rom-com
by | April 3, 2014 | 124 Comments
It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve years since Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara shared the small screen in 2002′s Successful Story of a Bright Girl, but it seems just long enough for everyone to welcome their onscreen reunion with fond nostalgic feelings and anticipation. They’ll be returning to dramaland this summer to headline a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Baek Jin-hee to claim two brothers’ love in Triangle
by | April 2, 2014 | 47 Comments
A love triangle for Triangle–it only seems fitting, doesn’t it? MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama has confirmed that Baek Jin-hee will be joining the cast as one of the leads, which means she’ll just take up residence in the timeslot that belongs to her most recent drama, Empress Ki. In Triangle she’ll play a woman who... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 4
by | April 1, 2014 | 37 Comments
EPISODE 4. Broadcast on March 28, 2014. girlfriday: We return to the train sleeper car from hell, where four grown men are supposed to spend the night packed in like sardines. javabeans: All I can say is: Thank god for liquor. Because if not for the bar car, I’m pretty sure Il-sub halbae would have... More »


Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 9
by | March 31, 2014 | 115 Comments
Things are gettin’ good. The action revs up, the plot thickens, the list of baddies grows ever longer, and our characters start to make some crucial connections in the case. But most importantly (and most adorably), they start to connect to each other as well. Is it wrong to hope that Mom walks out of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Jung-seok out for Hyun Bin’s blood in The King’s Wrath
by | March 31, 2014 | 58 Comments
Woohoo, this should make for a fun face-off. Here’s the full trailer, posters, and stills for spring’s blockbuster sageuk The King’s Wrath, starring Hyun Bin in his army comeback as King Jeongjo of Joseon. The trailer looks pretty damn spiffy, and the action a cut above. I have high hopes for director Lee Jae-kyu (The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won’s first day as cops
by | March 27, 2014 | 129 Comments
Run, Seung-gi, ruuuuuuuuun! Cameras are rolling for SBS’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama You’re All Surrounded, starring Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won as cops. They’re of the non-buddy variety, since Seung-gi plays a rookie detective and Cha Seung-won is his hardass leader, but don’tcha feel a hug coming on any day now? It’ll happen–just you wait. I... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 7
by | March 26, 2014 | 45 Comments
I really like when our hero is a loose cannon. He goes off the rails a little in his effort to find answers about Dad, though it’s actually scarier when he starts to get close to the truth. ‘Cause everyone else who knew stuff is dead or narrowly avoiding death as we speak, which doesn’t... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Dong-wook, Hong Soo-hyun headline new variety show
by | March 26, 2014 | 42 Comments
SBS has a new variety show in the works for Sunday nights, and they’re wrangling up a large cast of ten stars to headline. Among them are Lee Dong-wook (Mandate of Heaven) and Hong Soo-hyun (Would You Give Love Away), though reports are mixed about Lee Dong-wook’s availability given his drama commitments with the upcoming... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum and Yeon Jung-hoon in talks to star in new drama
by | March 25, 2014 | 41 Comments
Good news: Yeon Jung-hoon is finalizing a deal to come back to dramaland this year. Bad news: it’s not for Vampire Prosecutor 3. WHY. Do we need to have a talk about priorities, huh? He’s reportedly in talks to headline a new weekend drama alongside Hwang Jung-eum, who’s coming off a high with last year’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Min-young to play Kim Myung-min’s leading lady
by | March 24, 2014 | 102 Comments
After turning down a number of recent projects, Park Min-young has finally chosen her first drama in two years since Dr. Jin. She’ll be joining Kim Myung-min (King of Dramas) in his new MBC law drama A New Leaf as his leading lady. I like Park Min-young in most projects, but Kim Myung-min is totally... More »