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Drama Casting & News
New JTBC rom-com lines up Kim Hyun-joo, Joo Sang-wook to star
by | July 11, 2016 | 76 Comments
Cable network JTBC has announced a new drama, slated for Fridays and Saturdays this fall. It’s called Fantastic, and has cast a whole group of actors in one fell swoop: Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) and Joo Sang-wook (Dazzling Temptation) are in talks to headline, and Park Shi-yeon (Greatest Marriage), Kim Tae-hoon (One More... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-eun to reunite with Song Jae-rim in SBS family drama
by | July 11, 2016 | 120 Comments
Oh, I wonder what happened behind the scenes on this drama. Lee Hana was the actress originally cast to play Song Jae-rim’s girlfriend in SBS’s new weekend drama Our Gap-soon, which would’ve been a reunion for the Unkind Women co-stars. Lee Hana even attended the cast script read after signing on for the role, but... More »

Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 18
by | July 10, 2016 | 104 Comments
Hey guys, I’m filling in for an episode too, and it’s a pretty great one, full of sweeping romance and epic showdowns. Now that Mirror of the Witch is nearing its conclusion, everyone’s putting all their cards on their table and risking lives and kingdoms to be the last one standing, and the result is... More »

Drama Recaps
Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 2
by | July 7, 2016 | 166 Comments
The high school versions of these characters are much more endearing than their adult counterparts, but I guess that’s the point—to really highlight how much they’ve changed, and to make us wonder what on earth happened to them in the intervening years to make our present-day characters so prickly. Love? Loss? Lobotomies? Or just good... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Hae-young PD in talks to helm Park Hae-jin’s Man to Man
by | July 7, 2016 | 42 Comments
Well if this comes to pass, it’s going to be a PD-writer-star lineup to anticipate: JTBC’s new drama Man to Man has already secured leading man Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and writer Kim Won-seok (co-writer on KBS’s Descended From the Sun), and now the production is courting PD Song Hyun-wook, of tvN’s recent... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lies, girlfriends, and growing pains in JTBC’s Age of Youth
by | July 5, 2016 | 29 Comments
I’m really hoping that this show will be the frank, realistic breath of fresh air that it seems to be. I’m optimistic about it—JTBC’s new Friday-Saturday drama Age of Youth is a short 12-episode series that centers around women, their friendships, and their relationships, complete with all the mortifying details. The slice-of-life comedy is about... More »

Drama Casting & News
Fangirl meets her comic book hero in W–Two Worlds
by | July 5, 2016 | 118 Comments
Each time W–Two Worlds releases another teaser or set of stills, they leak another tidbit about the story or characters, and this time we learn that Han Hyo-joo is not only the daughter of the webtoon artist who created Lee Jong-seok’s fictional character, but she’s a diehard fangirl of the comic and his character. Well... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Won Bin courted for remake of Still Life
by | July 4, 2016 | 104 Comments
I feel like the longer Won Bin stays away from the silver screen, he becomes the great white whale of Chungmuro—that actor that nobody can ever catch, who used to star in movies, or so legend says. It’s already been six years since his last project, 2010’s hit thriller Ajusshi (The Man From Nowhere), and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nam Joo-hyuk up for reunion with Weightlifting Fairy Lee Sung-kyung
by | July 1, 2016 | 34 Comments
Is it even a reunion if they’re from the same agency? Cheese in the Trap co-stars Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk are up for a potential reunion in the upcoming MBC youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, the story inspired by the life of Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Jang Mi-ran. No one’s been confirmed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Sung-kyung courted to become Weightlifting Fairy
by | June 30, 2016 | 62 Comments
I honestly have no idea what they’re thinking with this casting. The new youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju is a story inspired by Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Jang Mi-ran, and modeled after her personal stories about being a young girl who was shy and awkward and only knew weightlifting. The drama has been... 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.

1 I want my hour back!

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