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Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 5
by | November 30, 2016 | 194 Comments
Okay, now this I want more of. Our hero turns into a hilarious bundle of contradictions today, as the romance progresses to the denial phase and he starts doing the very things he once called idiotic. Luckily for us, he doesn’t seem to have the self-awareness to know why he’s doing any of this, which... More »

Drama Casting & News
2PM’s Junho considers supporting role in KBS comedy Chief Kim
by | November 30, 2016 | 8 Comments
2PM idol Junho may go from playing a lawyer in Memory to playing a prosecutor in KBS’s workplace comedy Chief Kim. The upbeat human drama about a quirky middle manager at an ordinary company is presently courting Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim) to headline, though he’s still unconfirmed, and an offer is now out to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cuddles and fights in Hwarang’s lighthearted second teaser
by | November 29, 2016 | 98 Comments
Every time I see new promo material for KBS’s youth sageuk Hwarang, it switches gears on me—the posters seemed light and fluffy, the first teaser seemed earnest and at least trying to be serious, and the second teaser is totally goofy and slapstick. I wasn’t quite expecting this kind of humor, but at least now... More »

Drama Casting & News
Suzy confirms supernatural romance While You Were Sleeping
by | November 28, 2016 | 411 Comments
It’s official: Suzy (Uncontrollably Fond) has signed on to star opposite Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds) in the new drama While You Were Sleeping, from hit writer Park Hye-ryun of Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice, and Dream High. The supernatural romance has also found a home at SBS, and PD Oh Choong-hwan of SBS’s medical romance... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2016 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 25, 2016 | 75 Comments
The 37th Blue Dragon Awards opened with a star-studded red carpet and awarded the biggest films of the past year, which included The Wailing, The Handmaiden, Dongju: The Portrait of Poet, and Train to Busan. The big winner among them was Inside Men, the timely political thriller about uncovering the shady relationship between a chaebol... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 3
by | November 23, 2016 | 180 Comments
Every time we open in Joseon, I struggle with wanting to stay there and watch that drama unfold, because the emotional and romantic conflict seems inherently fuller in that timeline, even though it’s not technically the main drama. Today I’m even more conflicted because the past timeline develops its backstory into what I think will... More »

Drama Casting & News
A classroom brawl breaks out in mystery drama Solomon’s Perjury
by | November 23, 2016 | 36 Comments
I’m pretty excited for JTBC’s high school mystery drama Solomon’s Perjury, the adaptation of a Japanese novel and film about students who take justice into their own hands when a classmate dies on Christmas Eve, and the school authorities try to cover it up. It evokes White Christmas associations for me, and I’m hoping for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Jin-hyuk offered OCN time-travel thriller Tunnel
by | November 22, 2016 | 48 Comments
The clock has finally run out on Choi Jin-hyuk’s would-be 21 months of active military duty, following his early discharge last October for knee surgery, and that means good news for drama fans because he’s starting to look at comeback projects. He’s currently entertaining an offer to star in the new OCN time-travel drama Tunnel,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Shi-yoon looks at new human drama Strongest Deliveryman
by | November 21, 2016 | 49 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon has been on a great post-army trajectory this past year with a dramatic turn in the JTBC fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch, and a chance to showcase his funny real-life persona on KBS mainstay variety show 1 Night 2 Days; next up for him might be headlining a new underdog human drama... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 2
by | November 17, 2016 | 258 Comments
I’m really loving the tonal pendulum of this show, which is both sadder and funnier than I expected, but so well executed in both extremes. The comedy really ramps up in this second hour, sending us on a totally ridiculous farce of a chase that has me in stitches. But no matter how outlandish the... More »