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Drama Casting & News
Blind dates and champagne toasts in High Society’s posters and stills
by | May 22, 2015 | 45 Comments
Here’s another batch of stills and posters for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama High Society, starring UEE as a chaebol heiress who defies high society’s rules and Sung Joon as a poor social climber who wants to be part of their world. The heroine pretends to be poor so that she can escape a loveless marriage... More »


Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 4
by | May 21, 2015 | 167 Comments
I felt some real flutters in this episode, though naturally I also felt spewy anger, because our manchild of a hero can’t seem to do a good thing without also doing a bad thing, like there’s some kind of precarious balance in the universe that must be maintained by boneheadedness. But jealousy starts to fuel... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 8
by | May 21, 2015 | 180 Comments
Does a girl really have to choose between these two? Or is this some kind of cosmic reward for living through a really crappy childhood? Because in that case, can’t she keep them both? It’s enough to make you consider going back to high school. Almost. I’m always happy to drop by and recap an... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Sang-woo, Eugene up for new KBS weekend drama
by | May 21, 2015 | 59 Comments
Eugene (Could We Love, Hundred Year Inheritance) is considering the next KBS weekender as her comeback project after taking some time off to give birth to her first child earlier this year. The new KBS late-summer weekend show is a family drama called Please, Mom, and focuses on the contentious relationship between a mother and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Haneul to romance a student in Teacher
by | May 19, 2015 | 51 Comments
I know that Kim Haneul (You’re My Pet, A Gentleman’s Dignity) doing a noona romance isn’t all that new for her, but this new movie sounds like it’ll be pushing the envelope. She’s currently considering an offer to star in the new film Teacher, about a dangerous love affair between a high school student and... More »


Drama Casting & News
High Society starts with a kiss
by | May 19, 2015 | 90 Comments
…Or three, but who’s counting? SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday melodrama High Society has followed up its first set of kissyface stills with a teaser that delivers on that promise and then some. Leads Sung Joon (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and UEE (Ho-gu’s Love) hit the ground running with a teaser that shows off some sizzling chemistry, not... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | May 18, 2015 | 78 Comments
Script reads usually aren’t that exciting, save for the fact that in this instance, there was a time just last month when I was convinced this show would never finish casting and get to this point. I mean, there’s casting drama and then there’s Scholar Who Walks the Night. But hey, we’re here now, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
The gang is assembled for Answer Me 1988
by | May 18, 2015 | 112 Comments
Go Kyung-pyo, Hyeri, Park Bo-gum Well that only took forever. Answer Me 1988, the third installment of tvN’s throwback youth series from PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung, has at last announced its main cast after months of speculation, rumors, retractions, and recriminations. First, the good news: Go Kyung-pyo (Cantabile Tomorrow)!! I love him... More »


Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 2
by | May 16, 2015 | 215 Comments
Oh man, I love this show. The deadpan humor is so on the money, and it makes me appreciate this writer in a totally different way than I did during You From Another Star. It’s the complete opposite drama in every way—wry, cynical, so realistic it makes my insides cringe—but even though the embarrassment is... More »


Drama Casting & News
The Time I’ve Loved You makes last-minute PD switch
by | May 16, 2015 | 53 Comments
Aw no, I was so looking forward to PD Jo Soo-won taking the helm of The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days (SBS’s remake of In Time With You starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook), but a last-minute difference of creative opinion led him to quit the production on May 15. Jo PD is best... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mercenary prosecutor by day, masked avenger by night
by | May 15, 2015 | 36 Comments
I’m split on the new posters for Masked Prosecutor — one of them is cute and sassy, while the other is generic and boring and makes Joo Sang-wook look like a doctor. Since you’re embracing the silly comedy, you could put him in his crazy vigilante Nacho Libre mask, but instead you choose that? Tags:... More »