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Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Jin-wook, Park Seo-joon cast to play one leading man
by | September 29, 2014 | 93 Comments
How can three guys play one leading man, you ask? Why, in a body-swap comedy where the hero constantly wakes up in different bodies, of course. The fact that he wakes up in only men as handsome as Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994), Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers), or Park Seo-joon (Witch’s Romance) is a bit... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Seung-heon up for rom-com opposite Uhm Jung-hwa
by | September 27, 2014 | 39 Comments
Well this is good news — Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves) is considering a return to romantic comedy, which is frankly where I think he belongs. Seriously, wouldn’t you pay someone to erase his tortured-gangster and time-traveling-doctor roles from your brain and just replace them with more scenes from My Princess? Anyhoo, he’s considering... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 9
by | September 26, 2014 | 39 Comments
Yay, we get an episode devoted entirely to the girls, and as a result, everyone’s love lives take big leaps forward. Not that I don’t love this drama’s unique take on life from the guys’ side of things, but when you’ve got three leading men who pretty much think women are capricious aliens, a trip... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo Joon-young joins King’s Face as face-reading fortuneteller
by | September 26, 2014 | 19 Comments
Agh, Seo Joon-young (Secret Door) as the face reader? And with Seo In-gook (High School King of Savvy) as the king? Great, now I HAVE to watch this drama. Maybe it’ll even cure my heartache over Seo Joon-young’s role in Secret Door? (…Or maybe I don’t want a cure! *WAILS*) The actor has now signed... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Jung-hwa returns to big screen in body-swap comedy
by | September 25, 2014 | 27 Comments
I don’t know if it counts as a body-swap plot if it’s technically your own life lived twice, but there’s not much else you can call a story about waking up a completely different person. Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance) is returning to the big screen in the comedy Wonderful Nightmare, where she plays a high-powered... More »


Drama Casting & News
Baek Sung-hyun headlines romantic comedy web drama
by | September 24, 2014 | 19 Comments
Baek Sung-hyun (IRIS 2) will be pulling double duty online next month, as he’ll be starring in two web dramas set to premiere around the same time. He was recently cast in the upcoming web series Love Cells, where he’ll play a top idol; he’s now been cast to headline a different 6-episode web drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook and Jo Yoon-hee confirm King’s Face
by | September 24, 2014 | 30 Comments
I half-expected this drama never to see the light of day, but then again, controversy doesn’t seem to stop most broadcasters from airing content and dealing with the fallout later. In the case of KBS’s fusion sageuk The King’s Face, the drama has been embroiled in plagiarism controversy since late this summer, when production house... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 2
by | September 23, 2014 | 35 Comments
With the setup swiftly in place in one episode, the story gets going in earnest today, with the central mystery that will drive the plot from here on out. It’s such an interesting world that I actually wouldn’t mind a slower introduction to the numerous characters (really, there are so many), but watching these actors... More »


Drama Casting & News
Modern Farmer puts rockers out to pasture
by | September 23, 2014 | 45 Comments
Even with its not-quite-sensical premise, SBS weekend miniseries Modern Farmer continues to make me chuckle with its teasers and posters. The comedy is inexplicably about a rock band becoming farmers, by which I mean, we’re not really told why on earth these boys are forced from idol band stardom in the big city to tending... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng teases realistic portrayal of salaryman’s life
by | September 22, 2014 | 64 Comments
I’m really looking forward to Misaeng (Incomplete Life), the next project from PD Kim Won-seok (Monstar, Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and writer Jung Yoon-jung (Monstar, Arang and the Magistrate) headed to tvN next month. It’s the highly-anticipated drama adaptation of a hit webtoon that has a mania following in Korea for its realistic and relatable portrayal of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Min-soo joins Pride and Prejudice as cool-headed prosecutor
by | September 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Choi Min-soo? As a prosecutor? You mean a mob boss undercover as a prosecutor, right? I had to read the story twice to make sure, but it seems to be fact — veteran badass Choi Min-soo (Sword and Flower, Happy Ending) will be joining the MBC legal drama Pride and Prejudice as an honest-to-goodness prosecutor.... More »