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Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 13
by | December 18, 2015 | 109 Comments
Today’s episode shows us a different side of the dads in this neighborhood, and the lengths they’ll go to for the ones they love. All the dads on this street are very different from one another—one is loud and never says what he means, another is always eager but rarely helpful, and the last only... More »


Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat spinoff about drinking in the works at tvN
by | December 18, 2015 | 42 Comments
A Let’s Eat spinoff about booze? Does this seem like a dangerous idea to anyone else? I mean, I like my likker, but I also like my liver. Anyone who’s caught an episode of tvN’s foodie drama franchise Let’s Eat knows what I mean — the show is famous for these torturous scenes where they... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joo Ji-hoon courted to be grim reaper minion in fantasy saga With the Gods
by | December 17, 2015 | 26 Comments
It’s interesting that the big fantasy blockbuster With the Gods is having to go through so many casting rounds, because I’d be first in line to play a minion to Ha Jung-woo’s grim reaper. How fun would that be? Sadly Kim Woo-bin declined and so did Park Bo-young (double saaaaaaad), but now Joo Ji-hoon (Mask)... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin joins Lee Byung-heon, Kang Dong-won’s thriller Master
by | December 17, 2015 | 27 Comments
Geez, it’s like a flower boy for every generation. All we need is a teenager and some halbaes and we’ve got a whole set. Apparently the new crime action thriller Master wasn’t satisfied with just Lee Byung-heon (Inside Men) and Kang Dong-won (Black Priests) headlining, because now Kim Woo-bin (Twenty) has signed on to join... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Five by five in 2015 [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 16, 2015 | 136 Comments
So it turns out that the only thing worse than being frazzled to capacity to write twenty reviews at year’s end is forcing a drama addict to choose ONLY FIVE shows to talk about. I’m pretty sure we knew this going in, and I even have vague recollections of saying things like, “Yes! The angst... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Yeon-seo courted for Rain’s afterlife drama Goodbye My Beloved
by | December 15, 2015 | 36 Comments
After Kang So-ra turned down SBS’s new fantasy afterlife drama Goodbye My Beloved, the production has been without a potential leading lady to carry what will be the drama’s most difficult role — the heroine who gets possessed by the soul of a middle-aged man. The offer is now out to Oh Yeon-seo (Shine or... More »


Drama Casting & News
First stills from the set of JTBC rom-com Madam Antoine
by | December 14, 2015 | 32 Comments
I don’t know how the re-airing of Padam Padam is doing for JTBC, but I’m definitely more inclined to catch the upcoming Friday-Saturday drama Madam Antoine after the year-end madness is over and I have time to watch lots of dramas again. As weird as a comic love story between a shrink and a quack... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Seung-woo drops Pied Piper, Shin Ha-kyun signs on
by | December 14, 2015 | 27 Comments
Saaaaad. Don’t get me wrong, I like Shin Ha-kyun (Mr. Back). But I love Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift—14 Days), which is why I’m sad to hear that he ended up turning down the offer to headline tvN’s Pied Piper. Just don’t stay away from TV for too long, okay? The new series from the PD-writer... More »


Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 12
by | December 12, 2015 | 333 Comments
There are lots of secrets floating around in this episode, and to make things even more complicated, everyone with a secret gets found out by somebody else. It’s the price you pay for not locking your doors, right? The weight of keeping someone else’s secret is easy for some and heartbreakingly difficult for others, but... More »


Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 11
by | December 11, 2015 | 196 Comments
What happens when you make two families on this street shack up under one roof? Hijinks, is what. The unexpected proximity is an opportunity for some and a hindrance for others, though really, everyone treats this street like one big living room anyway, so how different from a normal day could it possibly be, right?... More »


How would you rate this episode?

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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