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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Ho-dong and Na PD get the 1N2D crew back together for tvN
by | July 16, 2015 | 94 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 | 131 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Sang-yoon courted for tvN rom-com Twenty Again
by | July 10, 2015 | 43 Comments
Oh, cute. I like the idea of a Choi Ji-woo–Lee Sang-yoon drama pairing. I mean, it’ll always be second in my heart to a Choi Ji-woo-Lee Seo-jin pairing, but they can make it up to us by dating in real life, right? Now that the new tvN romantic comedy Twenty Again has locked down Choi... More »


Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 2
by | July 9, 2015 | 253 Comments
I like! Scholar Who Walks the Night is a fun mix of fantasy and romance that’s well executed and sticks to the basics — a strong central character who’s more than human but struggles to be more human than anyone. I’m also happy to say that I like our heroine, who has the harder job... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Min-jung to join Jang Hyuk in The Innkeeper
by | July 8, 2015 | 15 Comments
KBS’s new fall historical epic The Innkeeper is busy rolling out the casting offers: First up were Jang Hyuk (Shine or Go Crazy) and Han Chae-ah (Mi-rae’s Choice), who are still considering their headlining roles, and now Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong) is being courted to join them. I’ve never really loved Kim Min-jung in anything, especially... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Hee-yeol joins Yoo Jae-suk’s new JTBC variety show
by | July 7, 2015 | 27 Comments
Oh this is gonna be a riot. I already love Yoo Hee-yeol (Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, Youths Over Flowers) in variety, but he’s especially funny with Yoo Jae-suk (Running Man, Infinity Challenge), and now the two of them are teaming up for Yoo Jae-suk’s first cable variety show over at JTBC. Tags: cable programs, Yoo Hee-yeol,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ji Chang-wook and Shim Eun-kyung confirmed for action thriller Invented City
by | July 7, 2015 | 128 Comments
The cast is confirmed and cameras are rolling for the new crime action thriller movie Invented City, which stars Ji Chang-wook (Healer) as an everyman who suddenly finds himself on the run from the law when he gets framed for a murder, and Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) as the person who helps him clear his... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon courted to reunite for new drama
by | July 7, 2015 | 76 Comments
From twins to love interests? Well, they DID have an uncomfortable amount of chemistry for a pair of siblings in Kill Me, Heal Me… so maybe this new drama will rectify that? Offers are out to Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon to return to MBC and headline their next Wednesday-Thursday drama, called She Was Pretty.... More »