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Drama Casting & News
Police Unit 38 writer overhauls castaway drama Picnic
by | September 21, 2016 | 74 Comments
Again? Are we really changing this drama a third time? Doesn’t it seem like a smarter move to scrap Picnic, Gaia, and whatever else it might’ve been called, and just pretend that this third version is a new drama altogether? There are probably reasons of the legal variety that prohibit that, but this is starting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Im Shi-wan, Yoon-ah headline new historical drama The King Loves
by | September 20, 2016 | 171 Comments
Well, it’s about time that Im Shi-wan came back to dramaland. Not that I blame him for being extra careful; when you break out in a drama like Misaeng, creating some time and distance between Jang Geu-rae and your next TV character seems like a smart move. He’s signed on to star in the new... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook: “The K2 will be my last action drama”
by | September 20, 2016 | 125 Comments
Say it ain’t so, Healer-ya! Thankfully, I think Ji Chang-wook (Healer) was kidding about this being his last action series, because the alternative would be too sad. At the press conference for his new action thriller The K2, he explained good-naturedly how difficult the action sequences have been. “It’s so difficult. It led to me... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bae Doo-na considers drama comeback in OCN thriller The Voice
by | September 19, 2016 | 30 Comments
If there’s one recent trend in dramaland that makes me happy, it’s the one bringing all of Chungmuro’s leading ladies back to the small screen. Bae Doo-na (Tunnel, Jupiter Ascending) is the next film actress considering a drama comeback — she’s been offered the leading role in the new OCN series The Voice and is... More »

Drama Recaps
W–Two Worlds: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 14, 2016 | 469 Comments
We’re out of time and out of cliffhanger exits, and the final chapter of our story is hurtling towards that final frame. Will our hero find a way to escape life as a manhwa hero, or die trying to change his fate? Will two worlds implode, or will our brains implode first? And what really... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The race is on to catch a legendary conman in crime thriller Master
by | September 14, 2016 | 74 Comments
You know, I’m normally sad when actors leave dramaland to return to films, but in the case of Kim Woo-bin (Uncontrollably Fond), I’m much happier to see him back in his element, being a badass in crime thrillers instead of moping around in melodramas. It looks like we’re in for a fun caper with the... More »

Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Moonlight stars on cloud nine
by | September 14, 2016 | 116 Comments
It’s a rather broody photo shoot for two stars who are on top of the world right now — with their hit drama Moonlight Drawn By Clouds breaking twenty percent ratings this past week, Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung should really be dancing in these photos, no? Here they are for Elle Korea, answering questions... More »

Drama Casting & News
Legal romance Woman With a Suitcase teases lighthearted laughs
by | September 12, 2016 | 21 Comments
Okay, so this cute romantic vibe in the first teaser is totally not what I expected for this drama, but I’ll take it. MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Woman With a Suitcase comes from the writer of Gap-dong and was originally described as the story of a woman clawing her way back to success after... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-hoon joins The Man Living in Our House as Su Ae’s boyfriend
by | September 9, 2016 | 45 Comments
Aw, Kim Ji-hoon (Jang Bori Is Here) is reuniting with the writer of Flower Boy Next Door — he’s signed on to join her new drama, the upcoming KBS rom-com The Man Living in Our House. I loved him in that quirky series as the shy artist neighbor with no game, and it’s a nice... More »

Drama Recaps
W–Two Worlds: Episode 15
by | September 8, 2016 | 338 Comments
It’s the beginning of the end, for W the manhwa and the show, and I’m suddenly starting to get very nervous about how our characters are going to write themselves out of this labyrinth of a parallel universe filled with narrative booby-traps. Half of me is dying with curiosity to know how it all ends,... More »