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Drama Casting & News
SBS to adapt Moon/Sun, Sungkyunkwan author’s newest novel
by | December 27, 2016 | 225 Comments
The Moon That Embraces the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal were both highly successful drama adaptations that were based on author Jung Eun-kwol’s novels, so it’s no wonder that SBS snapped up the rights to the author’s most recent work, called Hong Chun-gi. The new novel is another fanciful reimagining of history set in Joseon, much... More »


Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 7
by | December 23, 2016 | 325 Comments
The housemates at casa de goblin are becoming their own strange little family one baby step at a time, and their awkward and hilarious friendship, semi-peaceful coexistence, or whatever it may be is definitely the best part of this show. It helps that everyone’s maturity level is about the same, because apparently if there’s one... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo sign on for manhunt thriller Golden Slumber
by | December 23, 2016 | 26 Comments
This’ll be quite the lineup for the new film remake of Golden Slumber, a thriller based on the Isaka Kotaro novel of the same name that follows the harrowing chase of an everyman wrongfully accused of assassinating the prime minister. Kang Dong-won (Master) has signed on to headline, and Han Hyo-joo (Love, Lies) is confirmed... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 11
by | December 21, 2016 | 118 Comments
I like that this show tends to feel lighthearted overall, even when there are ardent storylines and heavier beats throughout. There’s just a bright energy to the funny that I find infectious, and I think the characters really light up whenever they’re allowed to dive into the feel-good comedy, and there’s a natural romantic development... More »


Drama Casting & News
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim in talks for extension
by | December 21, 2016 | 62 Comments
There’s a possible extension in the works for SBS’s hit Monday-Tuesday drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, which will (sadly) be pre-empted next Monday, December 26 for a special broadcast of SBS’s Award Festival music program. Because of the pre-emption, the drama is considering a 1-episode extension to even out the broadcast schedule, which would bring... More »


Drama Casting & News
Wallflower boss meets social butterfly in tvN’s Introverted Boss
by | December 20, 2016 | 36 Comments
Heh, the poster concept for this show is very literal and cute. New tvN opposites-attract rom-com Introverted Boss has released its first posters and a new set of teasers, all highlighting the vast personality difference between an extremely introverted boss and his extroverted employee. Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) reunites with the PD-writer team... More »


Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 6
by | December 17, 2016 | 584 Comments
I miss the comic hijinks we had yesterday, but the melancholy tone is lovely too, and it’s a big episode for our gloomy goblin, who has to make some pretty big decisions about life, death, and the consequences for those around him. He seemed pretty dead set (hur) on the dying, but the problem seems... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 9
by | December 14, 2016 | 216 Comments
I’m so fascinated by the doppelganger mythology in Legend of the Blue Sea, and the more we learn about the connection between our two heroes, the more questions I have about the magic that binds them. What I wouldn’t give to spend an hour on Dam-ryung’s story, just to grill him for what he knows!... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man loses two more cast members, plans reset with Kang Ho-dong
by | December 14, 2016 | 126 Comments
Song Ji-hyo, Kim Jong-kook Perhaps the writing was already on the wall with the departure of Kang Gary last month, but now it looks like SBS’s Sunday night variety standby Running Man may be coming to an end, at least in the format that we’ve come to know and love. It has been confirmed that... More »