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Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episodes 1-2
by | July 18, 2014 | 136 Comments
Now that my recap slate has freed up, I can finally turn my attention to something new. Marriage Not Dating is the newest Friday-Saturday offering from tvN, and I’ve been enjoying it immensely for its witty banter, laugh-out-loud humor, and its refreshing take on romance. Not to mention that there’s a hilarious contract relationship in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rain considers new SBS drama Song For You
by | July 18, 2014 | 55 Comments
It’s just an early offer, but Rain is reportedly considering the new SBS drama Song For You, the latest project from the PD-writer team behind Dr. Champ and Scent of a Woman. I guess that means his other possible drama project Indian Summer fizzled out in development, because it’s been months since we heard anything... More »
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Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 20 (Final)
by | July 17, 2014 | 92 Comments
Ready or not, it’s time for the rookies to graduate and find out whether they’ll sink or swim. The team scrambles to catch the baddie, and Pan-seok and Dae-gu challenge each other for biggest heroic sacrifice, because they can’t ever just be content to let the other win at something. Never has abiding by law... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 19
by | July 16, 2014 | 74 Comments
The pressure mounts on all sides, and our team gets backed into a corner with nothing left to do but lean on each other. As far as finale setups go, this is a pretty good one—it’s plot-heavy since we have to set the stage for the big takedown, but we stop to let the reactions... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo as prince by day, watchman by night
by | July 16, 2014 | 106 Comments
It only took forever (okay, maybe weeks), but we finally get a decent peek at our ghostbusting prince Jung Il-woo in his new summer fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman. The newest stills are from his first day on set as the lonely bad boy prince who lives outside the palace walls, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rom-com mystery My Secret Hotel confirms cast
by | July 15, 2014 | 79 Comments
Confirmations are in for tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama My Secret Hotel, along with clearer plot and character descriptions for our main cast: Yoo Inna (You From Another Star) will be headlining alongside Jin Yi-han (A New Leaf), as a hotel wedding planner who gets stuck planning her ex-husband’s second wedding. Gack. That sounds horrible, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nodame Watch: Shim Eun-kyung’s hat goes back in the ring
by | July 15, 2014 | 119 Comments
The search for the heroine of KBS’s Nodame Cantabile remake — now called Cantabile Romance — is veering into its own farcical saga at this point. Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) initially turned down an early offer to play the heroine, which was a crying shame since she’d be so perfect for the role. And then... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kids will be kids on Youths Over Flowers
by | July 14, 2014 | 38 Comments
Both the casts of Na PD’s next travel variety show Youths Over Flowers have returned from their trips, looking every bit the eager tourists, decked out in clothes from the countries they just visited. I wish I could say they also looked cool while doing so, but that would be lying. I know, who watches... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 18
by | July 10, 2014 | 106 Comments
Now that’s more like it. This episode kicks it up a notch with speedy results and hefty emotional payoff, after weeks spent keeping us on ice. Our poor guppy gets hit with a tsunami of truth, and if he weren’t surrounded by such good friends, I’d worry that he might drown. Painful as it is,... More »


Drama Casting & News
OCN thriller Reset’s prosecutor and angel
by | July 10, 2014 | 24 Comments
They’re not the most informative teasers and stills, but aren’t they pretty? Cable network OCN’s newest crime thriller Reset (formerly known as Ten Days Ago or Crying Game) has been trickling out a still here, a poster there, and we finally have two short character teasers featuring our leads Chun Jung-myung (Man of Honor) and... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 17
by | July 9, 2014 | 59 Comments
There are big revelations for our hero, but by and large it’s an episode spent circling the wagons, which isn’t terribly exciting since we’re chomping at the bit for results, not strategizing sessions. Obviously we can’t get there until our characters have caught up to the truth, but could we maybe get there an eensy... More »