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Chungmuro/Film News
2015 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 1, 2015 | 81 Comments
Is it red carpet season already? The various year-end awards ceremonies for films and dramas will start rolling in this month and go through the end of the year, but the red carpet festivities kick off with the Busan International Film Festival, now in its 20th year. The festival runs from October 1 through October... More »

Drama Casting & News
A missing woman and a dead body in the Village
by | October 1, 2015 | 46 Comments
I’m glad that Village: Secret of Achiara is premiering next week, because I’m already dying of curiosity about this small town where everybody’s got secrets. A new teaser and character stills are out for the new SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama that stars Moon Geun-young as an outsider who moves to town seeking answers about her own... More »

Drama Casting & News
Union workers band together in JTBC’s webtoon adaptation Awl
by | September 30, 2015 | 25 Comments
This drama totally flew under my radar, but I’m interested to see if it can really become the next Misaeng like it’s clearly angling to be. Cable network JTBC’s adaptation of the webtoon Awl, about union workers fighting back against The Man, is gearing up to premiere in October; it’ll be added on as a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bubblegum’s childhood friends become a couple
by | September 30, 2015 | 45 Comments
I know, we’re all probably a little shellshocked from the last pair of best friends who took their sweet-ass time (7000 days, to be exact) to become lovers, but maybe this couple will have better luck igniting the spark at the right time? Posters are out for tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Bubblegum, starring Jung Ryeo-won... More »

Drama Casting & News
Youth drama Sassy, Go Go’s cheery posters
by | September 29, 2015 | 35 Comments
For a boarding school full of over-achieving stress cases, everyone sure looks bright-eyed and cheerful. Posters are out for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Sassy Go Go, about an unlikely group of friends (and frenemies?) formed through the cheerleading club at a high school. Maybe the drama’s posters are meant to be aspirational, for how much... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seon-kyun brings comic book crime-solving king to life
by | September 28, 2015 | 28 Comments
Okay, I have to get my hands on this manhwa — it sounds so cute. Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day, Miss Korea) is one busy, busy man, because he’s already lined up his next project after his crime noir Precious Woman with Kim Hye-soo. He’s set to headline a film adaptation of the manhwa King’s... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Im Joo-hwan, Lee Sung-kyung join legal thriller Broker
by | September 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
Kim Young-kwang, Lee Sung-kyung, Im Joo-hwan The main cast has been confirmed for Broker, the new film from director Kim Hong-sun of the heist movie Con Artists/Technicians and the thriller Traffickers. Kim Young-kwang (D-Day) was being courted for the lead role and has now signed on, and he’ll have costars in Im Joo-hwan (Oh My... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Hee-sun considers return to the big screen in Every Day With You
by | September 27, 2015 | 32 Comments
Kim Hee-sun already made her comeback to dramaland in 2012 with Faith, followed by the family drama Wonderful Season, and this year’s kickass Angry Mom; but it’s been twelve years since her last Korean film, 2003’s romance melodrama A Letter From Mars. She’s currently considering an offer to return to the big screen in the... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 10
by | September 26, 2015 | 253 Comments
I love this show so much, and I swear it’s not even because of Lee Sang-yoon (though really, nobody has the right to be this cute). It’s the thoughtful, uplifting story about a woman finding herself and actively taking a second chance at life that makes it so satisfying to watch. Today we not only... More »

Drama Casting & News
Goodbye, Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 25, 2015 | 92 Comments
Oh no, bad news in dramaland: We might not get to see the new revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black. The series was being planned for SBS’s winter Wednesday-Thursday timeslot following Village: Secret of Achiara (which follows Yong-pal), but now SBS has dropped the series from its lineup. The broadcaster is saying that Goodbye Mr. Black... More »

Drama Casting & News
Village’s mysterious new schoolteacher and eager policeman
by | September 24, 2015 | 52 Comments
I like the potential odd-coupling of this crime-solving partnership in SBS’s new murder mystery thriller Village: Secret of Achiara, which has released a new teaser. Moon Geun-young stars as a new teacher who moves to the sleepy little village of Achiara, and Yook Sung-jae is the overly eager policeman in town who takes it upon... More »

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