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Yoo Ah-in, Choi Ji-woo, Lee Mi-yeon in star-studded rom-com Like Me
by | January 7, 2016 | 54 Comments
It almost seems a little quaint now to do a movie about Facebook, but the new romantic comedy Like Me (also listed as Like for Likes) is about six people’s lives all connected through social media, and how in this day and age, romance takes on a whole new dimension online. The movie is more... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bu Bu Jing Xin remake Scarlet Heart: Goryeo adds princesses, confirms cast
by | January 6, 2016 | 128 Comments
Kang Hanna, Seohyun There were no shakeups in the casting for the Korean drama remake of Bu Bu Jing Xin — everyone who was courted signed on, and now Kang Hanna (Mom, Miss Korea) and Girls’ Generation idol Seohyun (Passionate Love) have joined the main cast as princesses. There has been a title change though,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Mrs. Cop 2: Kim Hee-ae out, Kim Sung-ryung in
by | January 5, 2016 | 36 Comments
Well this is a shake-up. I’m not actually all that surprised that Kim Hee-ae turned down the second season of SBS crime drama Mrs. Cop — she’s an in-demand star and doesn’t have a lot to gain from playing the same character twice (especially when the SBS Drama Awards failed to recognize her performance, which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hwarang confirms cast, secures summer broadcast on KBS
by | January 5, 2016 | 41 Comments
Summer? I have to wait until summer to see Park Seo-joon again? It’s like a cruel tease, this news. Though really, I’m just super happy that he signed on to headline the new youth sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning, about the original flower boys of the Silla dynasty. The new drama from Oh Boy Pictures (Flower... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teen angst and classical music in Page-Turner
by | January 4, 2016 | 55 Comments
I hope this is a new trend, the broadcasters putting out quality drama shorts that get me excited. Because I’m pretty stoked about Page-Turner, the team-up between Kim So-hyun (Who Are You—School 2015), Ji-soo (Sassy Go Go), and writer Park Hye-ryun (I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio), even though it does make me sad that it’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Experimenting with romance in Madam Antoine
by | January 4, 2016 | 47 Comments
Oh this looks light and fun. Maybe that’s obvious, since Madam Antoine’s posters and stills were quirky and cute, but it’s always nice to see the chemistry in action when you’re heading into a rom-com. The new JTBC series stars Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) as a phony fortuneteller and Sung Joon (High Society)... More »

Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 1
by | January 3, 2016 | 72 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, the new season of Youths Over Flowers is here! javabeans: I’m excited because at this point I go into a Na PD show with full confidence that I’ll love it, which may let me down someday in the future, but so far has not led me astray. girlfriday: Yeah I always end up... More »

Drama Casting & News
Descended From the Sun teases love and war
by | January 1, 2016 | 106 Comments
Or is it love as war? Probably both, in this drama. Descended From the Sun got an extended preview at the KBS Drama Awards, because it’s (hopefully) the next big show on their 2016 drama slate. They’ve got heavy-hitters Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, The Wind Blows), Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) in his army comeback, hit... More »

Drama Casting & News
First peek at Kim Woo-bin and Suzy in Lightly, Ardently
by | January 1, 2016 | 69 Comments
New year, new dramas! There were a few sneak peeks at the KBS Drama Awards for their upcoming shows, and among them was the first teaser for Lightly, Ardently, the new melodrama from writer Lee Kyung-hee (Nice Guy, Will It Snow for Christmas) starring Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Suzy (Gu Family Book) as a star... More »

Drama Casting & News
2015 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 158 Comments
Okay, one more red carpet to go and we’re officially done with 2015! Last up for the Big 3 broadcasters are the KBS Drama Awards, which had a few big stars in attendance and gave out many (many, many) awards, despite not having any huge hits this year. They also chose to split the Daesang... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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