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Drama Casting & News
Four youths’ fates divided by money in High Society
by | May 27, 2015 | 60 Comments
Not that I wasn’t a fan of High Society’s first teaser that skipped straight to the kisses, but the second teaser is out and it gives us a better understanding of our central characters and the lovelines. The new SBS Monday-Tuesday drama is about four young people on very different sides of the rich/poor divide,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi joins the cameo parade on The Producers
by | May 26, 2015 | 73 Comments
I’m pretty sure at this point it’d be faster to round up the celebrities who haven’t cameoed on The Producers, the reality-as-fiction showbiz drama about variety producers on KBS. For the first few episodes, you could hardly go five minutes without seeing a familiar face like Yoon Yeo-jung, Shin Dong-yup, Jang Hyuk, Lee Chun-hee, Yoo... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Hae-il replaces Lee Jung-jae in Princess Deokhye
by | May 25, 2015 | 8 Comments
I was sad about Lee Jung-jae having to bow out of the new period film Princess Deokhye, but things just definitely took an upswing now that Park Hae-il (The Informant) is picking up the role. Love love love him. Park is currently in contract negotiations to star opposite Sohn Ye-jin (Shark) in the historical epic... More »


Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 3
by | May 22, 2015 | 124 Comments
The Producers continues to be one giant meta joke on showbiz, with more cameos that can be counted and mile-a-minute jokes about everything from casting to executives to getting a show off the ground by pure dumb luck. The mockumentary framing device remains but is scaled back a bit (there’s been talk in the press... More »


Drama Casting & News
Blind dates and champagne toasts in High Society’s posters and stills
by | May 22, 2015 | 45 Comments
Here’s another batch of stills and posters for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama High Society, starring UEE as a chaebol heiress who defies high society’s rules and Sung Joon as a poor social climber who wants to be part of their world. The heroine pretends to be poor so that she can escape a loveless marriage... More »


Drama Recaps
Warm and Cozy: Episode 4
by | May 21, 2015 | 168 Comments
I felt some real flutters in this episode, though naturally I also felt spewy anger, because our manchild of a hero can’t seem to do a good thing without also doing a bad thing, like there’s some kind of precarious balance in the universe that must be maintained by boneheadedness. But jealousy starts to fuel... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 8
by | May 21, 2015 | 180 Comments
Does a girl really have to choose between these two? Or is this some kind of cosmic reward for living through a really crappy childhood? Because in that case, can’t she keep them both? It’s enough to make you consider going back to high school. Almost. I’m always happy to drop by and recap an... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Sang-woo, Eugene up for new KBS weekend drama
by | May 21, 2015 | 59 Comments
Eugene (Could We Love, Hundred Year Inheritance) is considering the next KBS weekender as her comeback project after taking some time off to give birth to her first child earlier this year. The new KBS late-summer weekend show is a family drama called Please, Mom, and focuses on the contentious relationship between a mother and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Haneul to romance a student in Teacher
by | May 19, 2015 | 51 Comments
I know that Kim Haneul (You’re My Pet, A Gentleman’s Dignity) doing a noona romance isn’t all that new for her, but this new movie sounds like it’ll be pushing the envelope. She’s currently considering an offer to star in the new film Teacher, about a dangerous love affair between a high school student and... More »


Drama Casting & News
High Society starts with a kiss
by | May 19, 2015 | 90 Comments
…Or three, but who’s counting? SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday melodrama High Society has followed up its first set of kissyface stills with a teaser that delivers on that promise and then some. Leads Sung Joon (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and UEE (Ho-gu’s Love) hit the ground running with a teaser that shows off some sizzling chemistry, not... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | May 18, 2015 | 78 Comments
Script reads usually aren’t that exciting, save for the fact that in this instance, there was a time just last month when I was convinced this show would never finish casting and get to this point. I mean, there’s casting drama and then there’s Scholar Who Walks the Night. But hey, we’re here now, and... More »