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Drama Casting & News
Oh Yeon-seo and Kim Ji-hoon headline new weekend drama
by | March 10, 2014 | 54 Comments
Oh, Kim Ji-hoon, why must you repeatedly star in long weekend dramas that I won’t have the time or inclination to watch? MBC’s newest weekender called Jang Bori Is Here! has secured its main cast, and Kim Ji-hoon has signed on to star opposite Oh Yeon-seo (Medical Top Team), who will be headlining her first... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 2
by | March 6, 2014 | 82 Comments
Now that our world has been set up the action gets going, and it turns out that what we really have on our hands is a fugitive drama. I guess don’t mind, since I prefer a good wronged man runaway plot to a straight-up secret agent show, but it does feel a lot like Two... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sung Dong-il cast as Gong Hyo-jin’s first love
by | March 6, 2014 | 60 Comments
That…seems wrong, right? But that’s apparently the next role for dramaland’s favorite dad Sung Dong-il (Answer Me 1994), who has signed on to join Noh Hee-kyung’s new drama It’s Okay, It’s Love. The role is a bit outside his usual dad-coach-gangster wheelhouse: he’ll be playing Gong Hyo-jin’s first love, that is if she signs on... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD on grandpas, money, and Seo-jinnie the con artist
by | March 5, 2014 | 29 Comments
Grandpas Over Flowers is gearing up for the premiere of its third trip to Spain this Friday, and the show’s PD Na Young-seok (known more commonly to all as Na PD) has been giving interviews left and right about the new season and the things we can expect from the halbaes and luggage boy Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
Namgoong Min cast as lead in new JTBC weekend drama
by | March 5, 2014 | 27 Comments
It hasn’t even been more than a day since I Need Romance 3 ended, but Namgoong Min is already on his way to his next project. Sheesh, is there at least time for a shower and a catnap? He’ll be headlining another cable drama, this time JTBC’s new family weekend show called Jang Gook Becomes... More »

Drama Recaps
I Need Romance 3: Episode 16 (Final)
by | March 4, 2014 | 169 Comments
It’s a sweetly satisfying conclusion for the third installment of the I Need Romance franchise, with enough closure to feel like we’re sending characters off as better versions of themselves than when we met each of them, but also enough open-endedness to remain realistic and true to the tone of the series. Well, as realistic... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo courted for Golden Cross
by | March 4, 2014 | 26 Comments
Will this drama ever find its hero? I’m actually more intrigued by the behind-the-scenes drama of KBS’s newest revenge melo Golden Cross than in the drama itself, but one thing’s for sure: if Kim Kang-woo (Tabloid) signs on, I will suddenly find myself verrry interested. The new Wednesday-Thursday drama for KBS’s spring slate has cycled... More »

Drama Recaps
I Need Romance 3: Episode 15
by | March 3, 2014 | 73 Comments
Knowing how you feel and actually acting on said feelings is quite a different thing, as our heroine discovers the hard way. It’s not made any easier when Wannie decides that he won’t let his love be taken for granted any longer, and puts his foot down. Now she’s faced with a true ultimatum: it’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Heechul joins flower grandpa body-swap comedy
by | March 2, 2014 | 42 Comments
Well this is an unexpected addition. It was hinted at earlier in the winter that tvN would be rolling out a drama version of their hit variety show Grandpas Over Flowers, with lead halbae Lee Soon-jae headlining. The comedy, called Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit, has now been confirmed for a late April broadcast, and has... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
First teaser for Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain
by | February 28, 2014 | 29 Comments
Woohoo, the halbaes are back! We’ve got a premiere date and a teaser for the third season of tvN’s travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers, which kicks off in just a week. This time luggage boy Lee Seo-jin leads the flower halbae foursome–mat-hyung Lee Soon-jae, sweet middle hyungs Shin Gu and Park Geun-hyung, and maknae... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young courted for revenge drama Golden Cross
by | February 26, 2014 | 30 Comments
There’s still no word yet on a new hero for the revenge-driven hero’s journey Golden Cross, but we’ve got movement on the leading lady front with Lee Shi-young (The Webtoon), who’s being courted to play the heroine. It’s been two years since she was in Wild Romance, so it’d be nice to have her back... More »