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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 202
by | July 4, 2014 | 45 Comments
EPISODE 202. Broadcast on June 29, 2014. javabeans: We’re taking over Running Man recapping duties this week! Don’t worry, gummimochi is safe and sound in the closet where we left her tied up, but we’ll let her out just as soon as we’re done. I actually don’t think I’ve watched a Running Man episode since... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 16
by | July 3, 2014 | 75 Comments
It’s almost a hug! That’s practically a hug, right? The things a girl’s gotta do to keep the bromance alive around here. We make some big strides today—we finally get a few key reveals in the overarching story, but as usual the more enjoyable parts of the episode are the small moments between our crabby... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Hong-ki cast as rock star in new weekend drama
by | July 3, 2014 | 64 Comments
So, he’s playing himself? Again? Lead singer of idol rock band FT Island Lee Hong-ki is in talks to headline his first drama for a major network, on the heels of starring in the weekend cable drama Bride of the Century on TV Chosun earlier this year. The new SBS drama is called Modern Farmer,... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 15
by | July 2, 2014 | 70 Comments
Our not-a-couple spends the entire episode trying desperately to hide their embarrassment and not let their feelings show, which of course makes said fluttery feelings blatantly obvious to the rest of the universe (and to us, hee). It’s an amusing hour filled with denials, company-mandated skinship, and a surprise sleepover that makes my day.  ... More »


Drama Casting & News
New drama Misaeng courts Im Shi-wan, Kang So-ra, Kang Haneul
by | July 1, 2014 | 58 Comments
Casting for the upcoming drama adaptation of the hit webtoon Misaeng (or Incomplete Life) is back in full swing, after an early round that fizzled out. The drama about a failed baduk player who struggles through young adulthood has been picked up by tvN, and is now set to air on Fridays and Saturdays in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Sol Kyung-gu and Yeo Jin-gu courted for war movie
by | June 30, 2014 | 15 Comments
Yay for more projects on Yeo Jin-gu’s horizon. After the dust-up over Fist Fighting, I get an extra sense of satisfaction every time Yeo Jin-gu gets another movie offer. This isn’t a done deal yet, but Sol Kyung-gu (Cold Eyes) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi) are considering a war movie called The Western Front 1953, about... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fated To Love You… in bed
by | June 27, 2014 | 125 Comments
Huh, adding “in bed” to the end of everything totally works for drama titles. Try it. *waits for you to get to Big Man and God’s Gift* Snerk. The latest teaser for MBC’s upcoming rom-com remake Fated to Love You finally gets us to the premise of the show — Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 14
by | June 26, 2014 | 102 Comments
This isn’t the most eventful episode, though what the show loses in plot development, it makes up for with relationship hijinks. Okay, very cute relationship hijinks—I’ll give you that. Our rookies learn a tough lesson about power and the limits of their position as cops, but the thing about good guys is that the setback... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 13
by | June 25, 2014 | 74 Comments
This is a heartwarming episode. Sometimes this show throws cases at us that don’t matter much in the scheme of things, even if there’s a relevant theme to be gleaned from them. But when our newest victim is Soo-sun’s mom, everyone has an emotional connection to the case of the day, and when the team... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD’s next travel variety spin-off Youth Over Flowers sets sail
by | June 25, 2014 | 41 Comments
I was wondering how many things you could put over flowers before running out, but something tells me Na PD will never run out of combinations of people to send overseas on a tiny budget for their pain and our enjoyment. Variety PD Na Young-seok’s next installment of his hit tvN franchise Grandpas Over Flowers... More »


Drama Casting & News
It’s Okay, it’s dance time
by | June 24, 2014 | 76 Comments
Uhhhhhh, this show knows it’s a melodrama, right? Either the early plot descriptions had it all wrong, or Show’s having an identity crisis, because judging by the random dance-time teasers, you’d have no way of knowing that It’s Okay, It’s Love isn’t a rom-com. It’s actually so jarring I don’t know how to process it... More »