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Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang turns down Jo Deul-ho extension, KBS keeps trying
by | May 20, 2016 | 53 Comments
Well, this is interesting. KBS is currently in talks with the cast and crew of its successful Monday-Tuesday series Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho to extend the show by 4 episodes, bringing the total count to 24 (and give its follow-up drama Beautiful Mind another two weeks to get its act together, no doubt). Then today,... More »


Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 20 (Final)
by | May 19, 2016 | 74 Comments
Goodbye, Goodbye Mr. Black. I can’t say I’ll miss you, or that I’ll think of you, that is, unless you do something wildly horrific to our main characters and make me come back with a new name to hunt you down and get my revenge. But you won’t do that, right? We’ve come too far... More »


Drama Casting & News
Confessions on camera in Uncontrollably Fond’s new teaser
by | May 18, 2016 | 141 Comments
Inappropriate on-camera workplace confession doesn’t exactly scream romance to me, but I do think there’s going to be a lot more to the love story in KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Uncontrollably Fond (we were calling it Lightly, Ardently, but this is the official title KBS is going with). The romance melodrama is about a top... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum traps her tiger man in Lucky Romance
by | May 17, 2016 | 55 Comments
I have to say, it’s pretty refreshing to meet a drama heroine who blurts, “Just sleep with me once!” Of course, she has her reasons for being so forward — Lucky Romance is the new MBC rom-com about a woman so obsessed with luck, fortune, and fate that she takes it very seriously when a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo lines up Andre Kim biopic and military thriller next
by | May 16, 2016 | 21 Comments
Chungmuro mainstay Ha Jung-woo (Agassi, Assassination) never has any shortage of projects, but the coming year looks to be a particularly busy one for him. He’s currently giving interviews at Cannes while promoting Agassi, the Park Chan-wook film that just premiered at the festival, and he discussed the next three movies he’s got lined up,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Yo-won returns to the big screen with warm family movie
by | May 16, 2016 | 24 Comments
Lee Yo-won, Esom No matter what Lee Yo-won takes on next, it’ll be hard to top her hotheaded character in Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki, which people are calling her rediscovery role (though honestly, she was plenty discovered before, as a regular leading actress in dramaland). I do think she turned a corner with edgier... More »


Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 18
by | May 13, 2016 | 31 Comments
Is there finally, finally some happiness on the horizon for Mr. Black? I can’t decide if happy times are a bad omen and I should be feeling dread for what’s around the bend in finale week, but you know what—I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts, even if it’s just for one episode. Today... More »


Drama Casting & News
Olympic gold medalist Jang Mi-ran inspires sports drama
by | May 13, 2016 | 81 Comments
I still have hopes that someone, somewhere, somehow will revive the sports drama. It can be done! It just needs an inspirational story and an underdog we’ll root for! The good news is that this one might have the right ingredients, which I’m excited about because it sounds really heartwarming. There’s a new sports drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Entertainer gets 2-episode extension
by | May 12, 2016 | 45 Comments
Hm, let’s see… we’ve got a show that’s been getting middling ratings and a mixed reception, and the drama that’s set to follow it lost its potential leading cast. Gee, I wonder why Entertainer is getting extended? SBS just confirmed that they will be extending the Wednesday-Thursday showbiz drama by 2 episodes, bringing the total... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yook Sung-jae drops out of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | May 11, 2016 | 74 Comments
…Probably. I say probably because the last time the press reported that Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) was dropping out of youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, there was a whole wave of denials saying that he was still considering the offer. But so far there haven’t been any hasty rebuttals so it... More »




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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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