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Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ho and Kim Rae-won’s mudslinging turf war
by | October 9, 2014 | 70 Comments
I know, you want to know if there’s actual mud. There is! There’s plenty for the boys to roll around in and then some. The first teaser is out for the action noir movie Gangnam 1970, formerly known as Gangnam Blues (boo, I liked the first title better), starring Lee Min-ho (Heirs) and Kim Rae-won... More »


Drama Casting & News
King’s Face: Shin Sung-rok in, Seo Joon-young out?
by | October 9, 2014 | 24 Comments
Here’s the thing, I don’t know whether one actor is replacing the other or if Shin Sung-rok (Trot Lovers, You From Another Star) is just joining the upcoming KBS fusion historical drama The King’s Face, but when you cast Seo Joon-young (Secret Door) as your face-reading fortuneteller, say he’s confirmed, and then cast Shin Sung-rok... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-ae to reunite with Secret Love Affair team for new SBS drama
by | October 8, 2014 | 26 Comments
It’s not set in stone since this drama isn’t due out until next year, but Kim Hee-ae (Secret Love Affair, Noonas Over Flowers) is in talks to re-team with director Ahn Pan-seok and writer Jung Sung-joo of her last two dramas for cable network JTBC, Secret Love Affair and A Wife’s Credentials. Though she’s technically... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 6
by | October 7, 2014 | 29 Comments
The murder plot thickens, and our very tiny team of good guys gets smart about the “secret” part of this secret investigation. If only we could also keep the net of baddies from closing in around them though, because at some point you have to ask how investigating the facts of past murders can compete... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hyun Bin returns to dramaland with split personality
by | October 7, 2014 | 155 Comments
Woohoo, Hyun Bin is returning to dramaland! As a romantic lead with a split… personality…? Okay, I don’t know how I feel about that. The new SBS drama is called Hyde, Jekyll, Me, and is preparing for a January 2015 broadcast. It’s an adaptation of a popular webtoon that began in 2011 called Dr. Jekyll... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Office grunts clock in at Misaeng’s press conference
by | October 6, 2014 | 22 Comments
The cast and crew of the upcoming tvN drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) gathered for a press conference on Monday, October 6 — it seems fitting that a show about office grunts should punch in on a Monday, doesn’t it? The drama, an adaptation of a webtoon with a mania following, is about the ins and... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 11
by | October 3, 2014 | 33 Comments
Now that love is in the air, it’s time for secrets to start impinging on everyone’s momentary happiness, from secret identities to secret office romances. There’s definitely a thrill to a clandestine romance filled with coded messages and secret rendezvous, but no matter how good your intentions at the outset, keeping secrets has a way... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Guys prepares to unleash its hunting dogs
by | October 3, 2014 | 56 Comments
This totally crept up on me, partly because October crept up on me, but also because Saturday night isn’t the usual timeslot for OCN — their newest drama Bad Guys is finally premiering tomorrow, after spending months in development and production. (We’ve been calling it Bad Boys, but OCN seems to be going with Bad... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng’s posters bring webtoon characters to life
by | October 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Here’s a set of drama posters you don’t see every day. The new tvN workplace drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) is an adaptation of a beloved webtoon with a huge following, and the show commissioned the original creator (writer and artist) Yoon Tae-ho to design the drama’s posters. Each of the main actors is featured in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Ha-kyun to star in young-again fantasy drama Mr. Baek
by | October 2, 2014 | 32 Comments
Huh, this is an interesting casting direction. The young-again grandpa body-swap comedy Mr. Baek has now found a home at MBC, and the series must’ve gone through some significant changes since we first heard about it. Namely, the hero casting trajectory went: Ji Chang-wook, Kim Nam-gil (who turned the project down early on in favor... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 9
by | October 1, 2014 | 46 Comments
girlfriday: This episode begins with an ominous tone, introducing each of the boys as “informants,” which must be a meta reference to Yeon-seok’s latest movie. javabeans: Oh right, we pick up after that night out at the club—and from their reactions (“He said that? I told him not to tell”), I hope we’re in for... More »