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Drama Casting & News
Jo Jin-woong to reunite with Lee Je-hoon in tvN’s Signal
by | September 7, 2015 | 19 Comments
It’s been nearly two years since Jo Jin-woong (Assassination) last took a break from films to do a drama (the melodrama Full Sun with Yoon Kye-sang), but it looks he might be returning next year in tvN’s new crime thriller Signal. The latest drama from PD Kim Won-seok (Misaeng) and writer Kim Eun-hee (Sign, Three... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 3
by | September 4, 2015 | 103 Comments
It’s no easy business being twenty, even the second time around. Our ajumma freshman takes a long hard look at her life up until now, and comes up pretty short when she measures up the last twenty years. Thankfully it gives her a fresh outlook on how to spend what little time she has left... More »

Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 18
by | September 3, 2015 | 95 Comments
It’s a lovely episode about confronting your worst fears and choosing to fight the good fight, no matter how dismal things seem right now. Our hero loses faith in his own humanity, but that’s when the people around him begin to step up in some impressive ways, proving that sometimes, having someone to protect isn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
She Was Pretty on the cover of a magazine
by | September 3, 2015 | 64 Comments
Well at least She Was Pretty is getting some mileage out of its fashion magazine setting — the character posters are an array of magazine cover spreads for the leading characters, and the main poster is a cute use of Hwang Jung-eum’s face on a cover, used to shield her supposedly ugly “real” face in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Campus drama Cheese in the Trap completes cast
by | September 2, 2015 | 34 Comments
Lee Sung-kyung, Park Min-ji, Yoon Ye-joo I didn’t think we’d ever see the end of the casting drama for this drama, but it looks like we’ve finally secured all the major characters for tvN’s adaptation of the hit webtoon Cheese in the Trap. The campus drama stars Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys) as the cold, perfect... More »

Drama Casting & News
SNSD’s Yuri, Yoon Tae-young for OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | September 2, 2015 | 86 Comments
Yuri, Yoon Tae-young Now that cable network OCN’s new spy action drama Neighborhood Hero has its hero in Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong), we’ve got a few more additions to the cast: Girl’s Generation’s Kwon Yuri (No Breathing, Fashion King) is considering an offer to play the heroine, and Yoon Tae-young (Records of a Night... More »

Drama Casting & News
Laughter and tears for She Was Pretty’s second leads
by | September 1, 2015 | 53 Comments
Okay, if Siwon is going to be this cute and funny all series long, it might be hard to pick a side in the love triangle. The second teaser for MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama She Was Pretty features second leads Choi Siwon and Go Jun-hee in a similar setup to the first teaser, this time... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Con Artists director courts Kim Young-kwang for legal thriller
by | August 31, 2015 | 33 Comments
Director Kim Hong-sun of the Kim Woo-bin heist movie Con Artists (or Technicians) and the thriller Traffickers is returning with a new movie called Broker, and an offer is out to Kim Young-kwang (Pinocchio) to headline. Kim is currently in the midst of shoots for his new JTBC disaster drama D-Day which premieres in September,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Park Hyung-shik joins Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | August 31, 2015 | 17 Comments
The second season of Na PD’s cooking variety show Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village is getting ready to set sail for Manjae Island in early September, and this new season will kick off with a possible new member in Park Hyung-shik (High Society). Original cast members Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) and Yoo Hae-jin (Veteran) will... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 2
by | August 29, 2015 | 167 Comments
I really love Lee Sang-yoon and Choi Ji-woo’s brand of petty bickering in this. It’s an entire drama about adults who don’t know how to act like adults, but because all of the characters are like this, it evens the playing field. Everyone is a little bit hapless but really endearing, none more than Choi... More »

Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 16
by | August 27, 2015 | 368 Comments
It’s hard not to find this episode frustrating, when an entire group of your leading characters are operating under false information and magically only encountering others who are equally misinformed. Everyone has the best intentions, of course, but I could do with fewer good intentions and more communication, especially when lives are on the line.... More »