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Bae Doo-na returns to Korean film in The Romantic
by | February 13, 2015 | 14 Comments
As one of a small handful of successful crossover stars, it seems like Bae Doo-na (Jupiter Ascending) is pretty much in a new project every other day. With two more collaborations with the Wachowskis under her belt — the movie Jupiter Ascending and the Netflix TV series Sense8 — this year she has plans to... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 8
by | February 12, 2015 | 149 Comments
Okay, things just got way more interesting. The plot gets a fresh twist, the suspense actually heats up, and everyone starts pushing past our hero’s boundaries whether he likes it or not. Not, as the case may be, but luckily there are people in his life who care more about helping him than being liked.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Posh posters for SBS’s I Heard it Through the Grapevine
by | February 12, 2015 | 42 Comments
So do you think the Secret Love Affair art director gave this production team a discount for coming back to do the posters for I Heard it Through the Grapevine? Not that I’m complaining — they’re gorgeous posters… as were the ones for Secret Love Affair. It just makes me laugh to think that we... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 7
by | February 11, 2015 | 81 Comments
It’s always baby steps with this show, but it does get better every time, especially now that all our characters have feelings getting mixed up in everything. Our prickly hero even spends a day being nice, and as you can expect, this confuses everyone immensely. The mystery also takes a turn for the better, giving... More »


Drama Casting & News
Byun Yo-han offered starring role in new tvN rom-com
by | February 11, 2015 | 71 Comments
Talk about your rising stars. We all know that tvN’s mega-hit Misaeng did wonders for its entire cast, but no one’s star traveled as far and as fast as Byun Yo-han’s. The 29-year-old actor went from virtual unknown indie film regular to the quirky and hilarious Han Seok-yul in Misaeng (his television debut, no less),... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hong Jong-hyun courted to be Yoochun’s rival in Sensory Couple
by | February 10, 2015 | 47 Comments
There’s new casting development for SBS’s new supernatural drama Sensory Couple, though sadly not for a leading lady — Kim Ji-won turned out not to be in the running to star after all, which breaks my heart. I don’t know why a drama that was once called Girl Who Sees Smells can’t manage to cast... More »


Drama Recaps
Ho-gu’s Love: Episode 1
by | February 9, 2015 | 69 Comments
How. Freaking. Adorable. Ho-gu’s Love (or Fool’s Love, named for our main character Ho-gu, a pun on “fool”) premiered on tvN today and is already off to a zippy start. I expected comic-book-style hilarity from the writer of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, and I wasn’t disappointed—the show is chock full of quippy lines, crazy situations,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yeo Jin-gu courted for new KBS fantasy romance drama
by | February 9, 2015 | 99 Comments
Yessss, Yeo Jin-gu (Shoot My Heart) as a leading man in dramaland? Make it happen, KBS. There have been some false starts in the endeavor to get Yeo Jin-gu in a headlining role in a primetime drama — that is, not the child actor counterpart to the hero a la I Miss You or The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bickering behind the scenes of Falling for Innocence
by | February 6, 2015 | 45 Comments
Augh, why is this show not a rom-com? Look how cute they’d be! Apparently JTBC’s new spring Friday-Saturday drama Falling for Innocence is going to ignore real-life bromance and adorableness in favor of melodrama. (But why? Can’t you see it goes against nature?) It doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the backstage goofing-off before things get... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Joon and Go Ah-sung’s first shoot for I Heard it Through the Grapevine
by | February 6, 2015 | 23 Comments
I hope SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama I Heard it Through the Grapevine doesn’t disappoint — it has a great cast, solid producers, and promises incisive social commentary rolled into a black comedy. The drama from the producers behind Secret Love Affair stars Lee Joon (Gap-dong) and Go Ah-sung (Snowpiercer) as a high school couple that... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 6
by | February 5, 2015 | 152 Comments
Yay, I’m happy to report that yesterday’s episode wasn’t a fluke—it may have taken two weeks for Hyde, Jekyll, Me to find its rom-com center, but now that our hero has softened, the romantic development is actually coming along. It’s not that I didn’t have faith that Seo-jin would become likable, but there’s SUCH a... More »