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Drama Casting & News
Modern Farmer puts rockers out to pasture
by | September 23, 2014 | 45 Comments
Even with its not-quite-sensical premise, SBS weekend miniseries Modern Farmer continues to make me chuckle with its teasers and posters. The comedy is inexplicably about a rock band becoming farmers, by which I mean, we’re not really told why on earth these boys are forced from idol band stardom in the big city to tending... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng teases realistic portrayal of salaryman’s life
by | September 22, 2014 | 64 Comments
I’m really looking forward to Misaeng (Incomplete Life), the next project from PD Kim Won-seok (Monstar, Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and writer Jung Yoon-jung (Monstar, Arang and the Magistrate) headed to tvN next month. It’s the highly-anticipated drama adaptation of a hit webtoon that has a mania following in Korea for its realistic and relatable portrayal of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Min-soo joins Pride and Prejudice as cool-headed prosecutor
by | September 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Choi Min-soo? As a prosecutor? You mean a mob boss undercover as a prosecutor, right? I had to read the story twice to make sure, but it seems to be fact — veteran badass Choi Min-soo (Sword and Flower, Happy Ending) will be joining the MBC legal drama Pride and Prejudice as an honest-to-goodness prosecutor.... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 7
by | September 19, 2014 | 57 Comments
It’s an episode dedicated to the change of seasons. The autumn blues hit our lovesick boys pretty hard, and they try their hardest to patch up their broken hearts by meeting other girls, throwing themselves headlong into work, or just rolling around in a bout of good old-fashioned denial. But the shift from summer to... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS cuts Feel-Good Day, accelerates Modern Farmer
by | September 18, 2014 | 66 Comments
Aw, it’s sad news for those (admittedly few) of us who are watching the SBS weekend family drama Feel-Good Day; the drama is being cut down from its originally planned 50 episodes to 44 in total. The broadcaster claims that the cut is due to scheduling conflicts during the Asia Games, which are preempting many... More »


Drama Casting & News
Baek Jin-hee cast opposite Choi Jin-hyuk in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 17, 2014 | 43 Comments
It looks like there’s been a complete casting overhaul for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Pride and Prejudice, with Choi Jin-hyuk (Fated To Love You) up to star as the leading man after Daniel Choi was courted; now Baek Jin-hee (Triangle) is being wooed to play the heroine after Kim Ah-joong was offered the role.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 7
by | September 16, 2014 | 73 Comments
javabeans: We start the first episode of the Laos trip with a clip of the Peru trip, labeled the last night of “the old youths.” Lol. Like it wasn’t rubbing it in enough to call Sang, Juck, and Hee-yeol “youths” in the first place. girlfriday: You just know Na PD was snickering to himself the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young and Uhm Tae-woong get hitched for Valid Love
by | September 16, 2014 | 49 Comments
Confirmations are in for the cast of tvN’s fall Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love, with Uhm Tae-woong (Could We Love) playing the leading man as expected, while the heroine will be played by Lee Shi-young (Golden Cross), rather than Han Ji-min, who was courted earlier. Now that it’s going to be Lee Shi-young and Uhm Tae-woong,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost gets his leading ladies
by | September 15, 2014 | 29 Comments
Now that cable network OCN’s new psychological crime procedural Dr. Frost has its hero in Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman), it’s time to give the genius a team (of lesser geniuses). The show went on a casting spree, and secured Lee Yoon-ji (King’s Family) and Jung Eun-chae (Fatal Encounter) to play his coworkers and romantic... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 5
by | September 12, 2014 | 45 Comments
Feelings get laid bare in this episode full of twists. We find out what makes Jin-gu such bad news, but also what happened to make him change. The question is, would anyone who hasn’t seen the way he secretly looks at Se-young believe him? There’s no shortage of lows to go with all the highs,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Newsroom drama Pinocchio secures rookie reporter cast
by | September 12, 2014 | 138 Comments
We’ve finally got a lineup for upcoming SBS newsroom drama Pinocchio, and there aren’t any big surprises or shakeups. Park Shin-hye (Heirs) was first to confirm the offer, and now Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger), Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book), and Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys) have officially signed on. Of course I’M terribly excited that... More »