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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 5
by | September 3, 2014 | 24 Comments
javabeans: We resume on the last morning, when the three guys wake up extra early to begin their trip to Machu Picchu, which is the highlight they’ve all been waiting for. girlfriday: They get up while it’s still dark and Sang is so eager that he’s dressed and downstairs first. Problem is, he goes outside... More »


Drama Casting & News
Daniel Choi offered leading role in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 3, 2014 | 78 Comments
Okay, so first things first: There’s a new drama called Pride and Prejudice. Sadly, it has nothing to do with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, though maybe that’s a happy thing? Granted, if you’re wooing Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013) to star, you kind of make me want to see him be a Darcy.... More »


Drama Casting & News
She’s So Lovable teases warmhearted romance
by | September 3, 2014 | 29 Comments
The Scent of a Woman and Dr. Champ creative team has a way of taking very average commonplace drama setups and making them look so appealing. Though it might just be the Rain Effect, and I’m being swindled into feeling positive thoughts. Is there a cure? Do I want to be cured? There’s absolutely no... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pinocchio courts Lee Yubi and Kim Young-kwang to play reporters
by | September 2, 2014 | 57 Comments
We’ve got two more names in circulation for Pinocchio, the new drama about young reporters headed to SBS this fall: Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) and Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys, Good Doctor) are reportedly being wooed to join the cast, with the usual “just considering maybe” caveats. They’re up for supporting roles,... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 1
by | September 1, 2014 | 82 Comments
Coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys* premiered over the weekend on tvN, and I’m happy to say it’s as cute as advertised. It’s witty and full of funny meta references, but more importantly it has everyday, relatable characters and an earnest vibe. I already love the song choices in the first episode, and in fact the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Chang-eui to become OCN’s newest crime-solving genius
by | September 1, 2014 | 28 Comments
Cable network OCN, home of the tortured prosecutors and the quirky forensic geeeeeniuses of dramaland, has now courted Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman, The Great Seer) to join its ranks. He’s signed on to headline the network’s newest procedural drama called Dr. Frost, about an experimental psychologist who joins a team that — what else... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hidden tears in Secret Door’s character posters
by | September 1, 2014 | 30 Comments
If Lee Je-hoon is already making me sad with his crying-but-not-crying character poster, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all of Secret Door without getting my heart crushed. The fusion historical drama is a re-imagining of the legendary tale of the most troubled father-son relationship in Joseon history, between King Yeongjo (Han Seok-kyu)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Spring Days brings second chance at life and love
by | August 29, 2014 | 36 Comments
It looks like we’ll have a sweet, uplifting human drama on our hands with MBC’s My Spring Days. Though it’s a melodrama about a man whose life falls apart with the death of his wife and a woman who faces a terminal illness, the story is about second chances as they find their way to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rain-soaked puppy love in She’s So Lovable
by | August 28, 2014 | 84 Comments
Here’s our first glimpse of Rain’s dramaland comeback in She’s So Lovable, SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama about future idol singers and the agency that turns them into stars. They really should’ve just called the drama Idol Factory, though maybe that’s just my wishful thinking that if we’re going to have a drama about idols, it... More »


Drama Casting & News
PD Lee Yoon-jung returns with romantic comedy for tvN
by | August 27, 2014 | 42 Comments
There’s been a mass exodus of drama talent to cable networks in the last few years and especially in the last few months, and among those who made the big headlines was PD Lee Yoon-jung, of Coffee Prince, Triple, and Taereung National Village. She ended her contract with MBC in May and made the move... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 4
by | August 26, 2014 | 39 Comments
girlfriday: Hee-yeol and Juck go wandering through the big square at night and decide they suddenly need scarves, and the saleslady suddenly puts this awesomely large hat on top of Hee-yeol’s head, and then comes back to add a sparkly skirt. Do you think they just have fun messing with tourists like this? javabeans: Yes.... More »