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Drama Casting & News
Mr. Back’s presto abs and bathtub full of gold
by | November 4, 2014 | 57 Comments
I’m not entirely sure that this drama has thought through anything beyond its logline — grandpa becomes young again — but at least Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) seems to be enjoying the hell out of playing up the transformation. MBC’s newest Wednesday-Thursday drama Mr. Back premieres tomorrow, and the highlight reel teases some... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 13
by | November 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
It definitely feels like we’re at the peak of the first half of our story, as every single conflict comes to a head in one gruesome trial, with one side willing to die to expose the truth, and the other determined to kill if they have to, to keep it hidden. One guess as to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Yeon-hee up for historical palace melodrama
by | November 3, 2014 | 23 Comments
With Dae Jang Geum 2 dead in the water (Or is it? Will MBC ever let Dae Jang Geum die?) the network is scooping up Lee Yeon-hee (Miss Korea) to headline their next historical drama, called Splendid Politics. It’s funny how a few years ago, this would’ve been reason enough for me not to watch... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Yeon-seok courted to be bloodthirsty vampire doctor
by | November 3, 2014 | 39 Comments
Well, if 2015 is going to be the Year of the Vampire, we might as well have a doctor vampire among them… right? *nervous laugh* I have no idea how they’re going to make a vampire doctor drama work, but I’ll admit I care a lot more now that they’re courting Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Hae-jin in the running to become a Joseon vampire
by | November 2, 2014 | 66 Comments
Ooh, exciting — casting rounds have begun for the rumored vampire manhwa drama adaptation Scholar Who Walks the Night, and in-demand actor Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys, Doctor Stranger) has been offered the leading role. The drama was first announced with a quickly squashed rumor that his You From Another Star costar Kim Soo-hyun would be... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Witch Hunt
by | November 1, 2014 | 39 Comments
javabeans: We haven’t done a Variety Roulette in some time, but we’ve been meaning to do one for Witch Hunt for a while. We’ve been talking about it for months, it seems, but kept pushing it back because we didn’t have the time. But with Three Meals a Day getting cleared from the docket and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung replaced on Secret Door
by | November 1, 2014 | 106 Comments
girlfriday: Uh… so apparently Secret Door is suddenly replacing Kim Yoo-jung with… Yoon So-hee (Marriage Not Dating, Let’s Eat)??? javabeans: What! Why? That’s the stupidest thing. The articles are saying that this is a “baton pass” between child role to adult, but my bullshit meter is flying up to 11, for so many reasons. First... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin and Lee Hyun-woo become professional Con Artists
by | October 31, 2014 | 27 Comments
Is it just me or did this movie happen very quickly? Obviously I’m not going to complain when it means we get more Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) — maybe it’s just because he’s in so many projects lately that they’re all starting to blur together. Here’s a peek at the posters and stills for his new... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Sung-rok, Jo Yoon-hee’s first shoots for King’s Face
by | October 30, 2014 | 48 Comments
I really didn’t think Lee Jong-seok was going to have any competition for Mane of Shame this year, but I dunno… Shin Sung-rok is giving him a run for his money. I know, there’s no time for growing manes when you’re busy booking it back and forth between two drama sets. Shin is currently in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pinocchio teases small-town high school romance
by | October 30, 2014 | 76 Comments
Okay, the second teaser for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Pinocchio is a step in the right direction — at least it contains a tidbit of story information and actually features the heroine of our story, which is more than I could say for the first teaser (possibly a thing we should pretend didn’t happen. Except... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Ji-min confirms Jekyll and Me opposite Hyun Bin
by | October 29, 2014 | 78 Comments
We’ve got a leading lady and a title change for Hyun Bin’s new drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me, now going by the shorter title Jekyll and Me. That isn’t an indication that they’re dropping the split personality angle, since it’s still a rom-com about a woman who ends up in a love triangle with one man’s... More »