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Chungmuro/Film News
Angry Mom’s breakout rookie Ji-soo joins youth movie
by | April 24, 2015 | 63 Comments
Agh, I love this kid. So, so much. I know that rookie actor Ji-soo’s charm is ninety-five percent Go Bok-dong, his tough-on-the-outside, gooey-cookie-on-the-inside high school badass character in MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Angry Mom. My brain knows this, but the drama is still current and I haven’t really worked out the separation yet. But really, a... More »
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Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 12
by | April 23, 2015 | 68 Comments
The thing about a secret identity is, you kinda have to try and keep it secret to use it to your advantage. As the group of people in the know grows larger by the second, Kang-ja’s situation becomes even more precarious with every move she makes. Thankfully there’s also an upside to having more people... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Yeon-seok tempts Im Soo-jung with the Perfect Proposal
by | April 23, 2015 | 44 Comments
I don’t know why it always trips me up to see Yoo Yeon-seok as a dark character, since that’s pretty much the type he always plays in movies. It’s just that Answer Me 1994 and Youths Over Flowers left such a strong impression that the sadistic bad guy characters feel like such a departure now.... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for KBS’s Masked Prosecutor
by | April 22, 2015 | 57 Comments
There’s nothing like a vigilante hero to get me excited for a new drama. Not that Kim Sun-ah (I Do, I Do) and Joo Sang-wook (Birth of a Beauty) together wouldn’t be worth watching for the cast alone, but then you give one of them a mask and a crusade to fight, and I’m there... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 4
by | April 21, 2015 | 35 Comments
javabeans: It’s morning in Athens, and one by one everybody starts getting ready. Soon-jae halbae checks that the weather report is on target, while Geun-hyung halbae enjoys a walk outside in the morning air. Ji-woo puts on her makeup while Seojinnie does his hair in the adjoining bathroom, which of course looks just like a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1988 brings 1994’s Samcheonpo back to the fold
by | April 21, 2015 | 38 Comments
Ha, this’ll be a fun twist on a callback — Kim Sung-kyun, who played Answer Me 1994’s sweet and hapless country bumpkin Samcheonpo, will be joining Answer Me 1988 as one of the parents. It’s bizarre if you think about the fact that he played a college freshman in 1994 (he’s 35 in real life,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Warm and Cozy’s chef jockey restaurateur
by | April 21, 2015 | 35 Comments
Just how many jobs and/or hobbies will Yoo Yeon-seok have in this drama? Cameras began rolling on the set of the new Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy, which brings Yoo Yeon-seok and Kang So-ra together in an opposites-attract romantic comedy set in a cozy little restaurant on Jeju Island. But from the looks of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Petty jealousy revs up on Producer’s morning commute
by | April 20, 2015 | 95 Comments
I thought they’d be playing up Cha Tae-hyun’s 1 Night 2 Days connection in the first teaser for KBS’s new showbiz drama Producer, but I like this light and fun conceptual teaser a lot — it doesn’t show any scenes from the drama to come, but we get a cute introduction to all four leads... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kam Woo-sung courted to be Lee Young-ae’s leading man
by | April 17, 2015 | 30 Comments
Now that Lee Young-ae (Dae Jang Geum) has confirmed her drama comeback in the biopic Saimdang, The Herstory, the casting rounds have begun to find her leading man. The offer is currently out to Kam Woo-sung (My Spring Days) to co-star, which would mark his first sageuk in five years since he headlined King Geunchogo.... More »


Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 10
by | April 16, 2015 | 103 Comments
There is so much awesome in this episode. And by awesome, I mean Bok-dong, who has totally earned his chance to shine. I’m considering it a nice reward since I’ve been holding my breath since the cliffhanger at the end of the last episode. Today we’re done dancing around the secrets and the confrontations, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Sung-hee courted to become Kim Mu-yeol’s Beautiful Bride
by | April 16, 2015 | 60 Comments
…Not to be confused with Kim Mu-yeol’s real-life bride Yoon Seung-ah, of course. Go Sung-hee (Spy, Records of a Night Watchman) is considering an offer to join the cast of OCN’s next Saturday night thriller My Beautiful Bride alongside lead actors Kim Mu-yeol (Eungyo) and Lee Shi-young (Golden Cross). Tags: Go Sung-hee... More »