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Drama Recaps
I Hear Your Voice: Episode 5
by | June 19, 2013 | 233 Comments
This noona romance just floats my boat. It makes me giddy and it hurts my heart, in all the right ways. Why, Show, why do you hurt so good? And more importantly, am I ever going to watch a drama where Lee Jong-seok gets the girl? Say it’s this one, even if you’re lying to... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 22
by | June 18, 2013 | 184 Comments
Kang-chi finally gets ready to go on his quest to become a real boy, and Yeo-wool prepares to say goodbye, not realizing that he’s doing the same. It’s an episode of fallouts and setups, so there is a bit of an epilogue feel to some of the proceedings as we close a few chapters and... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 21
by | June 17, 2013 | 200 Comments
This hour is the bookend to Episodes 1 and 2, and even though it’s been a while since Wol-ryung and Seo-hwa have been at the center of this story, it turns out they can still wring our hearts, just like they did the first time. I’m not crying, I swear. I just have something in... More »

Drama Casting & News
First teaser and character posters for Empire of Gold
by | June 17, 2013 | 71 Comments
Ooh I like these posters. Between Empire of Gold and Sword and Flower, I’m starting to have some faith in drama poster people again. It might just be a good summer yet. Empire’s latest character posters are simple, just featuring the three leads — Go Soo, Lee Yo-won, and Sohn Hyun-joo — but the moody... More »

Drama Casting & News
Goddess of Fire’s teaser and couple posters
by | June 17, 2013 | 83 Comments
Here’s a peek at Moon Geun-young and Lee Sang-yoon in their new MBC sageuk Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, set to premiere in two weeks. I never thought I’d say this, but the more cutesy stuff I see for this show, the less I’m interested in it. Either Moon Geun-young has outgrown the cutesy, or this... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 442
by | June 15, 2013 | 58 Comments
EPISODE 442. Broadcast on June 9, 2013. javabeans: So this is Part 2 of the Yoona-Kimchi-Eel-Fishing-Taste-Matching special, and our two teams have both gotten a chance to sample their main ingredient. Now it’s time to figure out what foods best complement them. girlfriday: Each team has sent a member out to sea, and Tae-hyun lands... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Yoon-seok and Song Joong-ki get called out to sea
by | June 14, 2013 | 24 Comments
Hm, I wouldn’t mind being lost at sea with these two. Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) is producing a new movie called Sea Fog, and he’s scored the fabulous Kim Yoon-seok (Thieves, Wandeuki) to star. That man is just great in everything. Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy, A Werewolf Boy) is being tapped to join him,... More »

Drama Recaps
I Hear Your Voice: Episode 4
by | June 13, 2013 | 233 Comments
I feel like a yo-yo after every episode of this show because I’ve been so wildly yanked from one extreme to the other—laughing out loud and then clutching my heart, sometimes in terror and other times from the giddy romance. But even though I feel spent, I’m a happy little yo-yo; yes I am.  ... More »

Drama Recaps
I Hear Your Voice: Episode 3
by | June 12, 2013 | 162 Comments
Yup, I’m back for more. Like I could stay away, right? This show is really rockin’ my socks off, so I’m in it for the long haul, sleep and sanity be damned. Each episode continues to be a pleasant surprise—fantastic characters mixed with a swiftly moving story, and I just love the heroine more and... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 20
by | June 11, 2013 | 187 Comments
Okay, I’m happier with this episode. There’s a nice balance of character development, epic face-offs, cute couple moments, and emotional payoffs for conflicts that we’ve been circling for a while. And no, I’m not just happier because there are nekkid hijinks. At least… not entirely.   EPISODE 20 RECAP As per her arrangement with Tae-seo,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Ki-kwang’s drama special My Friend Is Still Alive
by | June 11, 2013 | 36 Comments
KBS is launching another season of single-episode Drama Specials starting this week, set to air on Wednesday nights after the primetime drama slot. I hope it’s a good programming move because I like drama specials and this way they’ll get more attention, but it also feels like they’re coming at a time when I can’t... More »