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Drama Casting & News
2014 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 137 Comments
Whew, the whirlwind of year-end awards finally comes to a close. Let’s wrap up with the last of the big station awards over at KBS, where premium sageuk Jung Do-jeon cranked out the big winners of the evening: veteran Yoo Dong-geun took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as the founder of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo and Park Hee-soon up for OCN’s next crime thriller
by | December 31, 2014 | 20 Comments
The good news is that Kim Kang-woo (Golden Cross) is already scoping out his next drama project, and it’s likely going to be cable network OCN’s newest thriller opposite Park Hee-soon (All About My Romance). Naturally it’s another gritty crime procedural — it is OCN after all — called Special Missing Persons Task Force M... More »


Drama Casting & News
2014 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2014 | 198 Comments
Red carpet time! The year-end station awards are upon us, and MBC is up first with their Drama Awards for 2014. MBC isn’t historically known for making a whole lot of sense when it comes to how they hand out trophies at the end of the year, though to be fair, they’re not the only... More »


Drama Casting & News
Heart to Heart’s blushing romance kicks off this week
by | December 30, 2014 | 46 Comments
I can’t believe January shows are already starting, but the drama machine waits for no one. First up in the new year is Heart to Heart, the new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy headed to tvN. It stars Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) as a woman who blushes uncontrollably (and therefore hates attention) and Chun Jung-myung... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Doo-joon courted for Let’s Eat Season 2
by | December 27, 2014 | 56 Comments
Yaaaaay, that’s what I like to hear! Let’s Eat has been in talks to get a second season on the air this coming year, but until now, it’s been undecided whether it’d be another season with the same characters or a spinoff that remakes the concept with a new cast. But if they’re courting Yoon... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 14
by | December 26, 2014 | 127 Comments
This episode takes an important step forward with the plot: We’re reminded that everything in this dramaverse is connected, and a string of recent events turns out to lead us right back to the beginning. On the upside, when history repeats itself, our characters have a chance to solve both cases at once, and hopefully... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Seo-joon and Hwang Jung-eum as Kill Me, Heal Me’s rowdy twins
by | December 25, 2014 | 32 Comments
Cameras are rolling on the set of MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Kill Me, Heal Me, and not a moment too soon — Mr. Back ends today. It’s a good thing they’re planning to air something else for a week, because what with Kill Me, Heal Me’s casting troubles delaying the production, every minute’s got to... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 13
by | December 24, 2014 | 79 Comments
Yay, Pinocchio delivers a sweet, heartwarming Christmas episode, filled with unexpected cheer and warm fuzzies. It’s such a relief, because I was not looking forward to reprising last week’s cryfest. Thankfully for us, no matter how much Dal-po thinks separating himself from the ones he loves is the best he can do, his family’s got... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
And the award goes to… [Year In Review, Part 4]
by | December 23, 2014 | 120 Comments
The end of the year marks the beginning of awards season, where everyone hands out shiny trophies for the best of the best. Yes, but what about the middling, and the not-so-stellar? What do they get? This year I’m spreading the love around so that every drama gets to go home with an award and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pride and Prejudice’s preemptions and extensions
by | December 22, 2014 | 53 Comments
Do you want the good news or the bad news? Okay, bad news first: MBC will be preempting both episodes of its Monday-Tuesday drama Pride and Prejudice next week for the station’s two big awards ceremonies. The Entertainment Awards will air on Monday December 29 (for variety programs, comedians and MCs) and the Drama Awards... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won’s just-friends romance
by | December 20, 2014 | 55 Comments
I love that the entire concept for this romantic comedy movie is bemoaning these “some” kind of relationships, where you’re dating but not dating, friends but not friends, and something but nothing is going on all at the same time. Because that’s just confusing, people. Today’s Love stars Moon Chae-won as the girl who’s got... More »