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Drama Casting & News
Office grunts clock in at Misaeng’s press conference
by | October 6, 2014 | 22 Comments
The cast and crew of the upcoming tvN drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) gathered for a press conference on Monday, October 6 — it seems fitting that a show about office grunts should punch in on a Monday, doesn’t it? The drama, an adaptation of a webtoon with a mania following, is about the ins and... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 11
by | October 3, 2014 | 32 Comments
Now that love is in the air, it’s time for secrets to start impinging on everyone’s momentary happiness, from secret identities to secret office romances. There’s definitely a thrill to a clandestine romance filled with coded messages and secret rendezvous, but no matter how good your intentions at the outset, keeping secrets has a way... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Guys prepares to unleash its hunting dogs
by | October 3, 2014 | 56 Comments
This totally crept up on me, partly because October crept up on me, but also because Saturday night isn’t the usual timeslot for OCN — their newest drama Bad Guys is finally premiering tomorrow, after spending months in development and production. (We’ve been calling it Bad Boys, but OCN seems to be going with Bad... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng’s posters bring webtoon characters to life
by | October 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Here’s a set of drama posters you don’t see every day. The new tvN workplace drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) is an adaptation of a beloved webtoon with a huge following, and the show commissioned the original creator (writer and artist) Yoon Tae-ho to design the drama’s posters. Each of the main actors is featured in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Ha-kyun to star in young-again fantasy drama Mr. Baek
by | October 2, 2014 | 32 Comments
Huh, this is an interesting casting direction. The young-again grandpa body-swap comedy Mr. Baek has now found a home at MBC, and the series must’ve gone through some significant changes since we first heard about it. Namely, the hero casting trajectory went: Ji Chang-wook, Kim Nam-gil (who turned the project down early on in favor... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 9
by | October 1, 2014 | 45 Comments
girlfriday: This episode begins with an ominous tone, introducing each of the boys as “informants,” which must be a meta reference to Yeon-seok’s latest movie. javabeans: Oh right, we pick up after that night out at the club—and from their reactions (“He said that? I told him not to tell”), I hope we’re in for... More »


Drama Casting & News
Birth of a Beauty adds Wang Ji-hye, Han Sang-jin
by | October 1, 2014 | 11 Comments
With its leads in place, new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty is starting to line up the rest of its cast, beginning with Wang Ji-hye, who’s making a return to weekends not long after her last drama Hotel King, and Han Sang-jin, who was last in the revenge drama Big Man. I’m pretty... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 4
by | September 30, 2014 | 36 Comments
Ooh, we’re heating up. The good guys start to assemble, and things get really interesting for our hero, who can no longer remain innocent in the face of such blatant corruption. It takes the loss of his own conviction in his best friend to shake our idealistic prince to his core, but he’s lucky to... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Bo-young to play entertainment reporter in new film
by | September 30, 2014 | 9 Comments
I guess journalists are just in vogue lately — we’ve got two fall/winter dramas about reporters headed our way (Healer and Pinocchio), and now Park Bo-young (Hot Blooded Youth) is headlining a new movie about young rookie reporters as well. If only she’d do a drama once in a while, sigh. The new project is... More »


Drama Casting & News
The laughter begins in Cantabile Tomorrow’s second teaser
by | September 30, 2014 | 56 Comments
Not that I was worried, but I’m glad that this show intends to be funny. The first teaser for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Cantabile Tomorrow was more lyrical and contemplative, but the second teaser brings out more of the bubbly feel I expect from the drama. There’s always the risk of the comedy going too... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Ye-seul, Joo Sang-wook confirm Birth of a Beauty
by | September 29, 2014 | 56 Comments
It took three years, but Han Ye-seul (Myung-wol the Spy) will be making her dramaland comeback this fall in the new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty. She and Joo Sang-wook (Sly and Single Again) have confirmed that they’ll be headlining the series, about an ajumma who sheds weight, gets plastic surgery, and becomes... More »