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Drama Reactions & Reviews
2012 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 3, 2012 | 583 Comments
Can you believe it’s December already? I know the awards shows have started to come ’round again, but it always feels like This Time Of Year always sneaks up on me — as in, the time when we take a look back at the best, the worst, the weirdest, and the most surprising dramas of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Jae-young stars in adaptation of Wandering Blade
by | December 1, 2012 | 16 Comments
Do you ever wonder who would headline all the crime thrillers if Jung Jae-young weren’t around? Good thing we don’t have to find out, ’cause he’s moving right along from I Am A Murderer to the new adaptation of Wandering Blade, alongside a promising supporting cast: Lee Sung-min (Golden Time, The King 2 Hearts) and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
26 Years opens in first place at the box office
by | December 1, 2012 | 76 Comments
It’s a good day for revenge film 26 Years — after losing investors due to its politically sticky subject matter, languishing in development for four more years, and then resurrected by collecting donations from netizens online (reportedly 5 million won from over 13,000 people), the movie finally saw the light of day, and opened in... More »


Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 4
by | November 29, 2012 | 22 Comments
Now that the story has taken off in earnest, it’s a jolly good time—there’s a dash of treasure hunting, a bit of sorcery, a cheeky sense of humor, and a good villain driving the mystery train. They may have tried to do too much in the first week (which is why it came out a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Chun Jung-myung and Kim Min-jung reunite as co-stars
by | November 29, 2012 | 46 Comments
Chun Jung-myung (Man of Honor, Blue Salt) and Kim Min-jung (Third Ward, Thorn Birds) are reportedly in talks to star in a movie called Queen of the Night, about a husband who starts getting suspicious about his perfect wife’s past. There are conflicting reports — some say one or both are confirmed while others say... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Sun-ah considers lead in revenge film
by | November 28, 2012 | 49 Comments
Looks like Kim Sun-ah is lining up a movie for her next project, and a stark character change-up to go with. She’s reportedly in talks to star in The Five, a dark revenge saga that will put her front and center of a ragtag team on a vengeance tear. Hell yeah. Badass Kim Sun-ah is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Flower Boy Next Door’s first script read
by | November 27, 2012 | 139 Comments
Whee, production is underway for the next installment of tvN’s Oh Boy series: this time we have Flower Boy Next Door, starring Park Shin-hye as a lonely girl locked away in her room, where she spends her days peeping at her hot neighbor. Hey, girl’s gotta have hobbies. I’m picturing a comedic Rear Window setup,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Level 7 Civil Servant starts shooting
by | November 27, 2012 | 48 Comments
Aw, I was hoping that the first stills from action rom-com Level 7 Civil Servant would be a little more James Bond and a little less boy-next-door, but I suppose the hero isn’t going to start out a badass, which is part of the fun. It’s just, with a character who got into the spy... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Trailer and stills for disaster movie Tower
by | November 26, 2012 | 34 Comments
This movie’s been in the works for a while; it’s been promising a release for over a year, but the time has finally come for blockbuster disaster film Tower to hit theaters, in just a few weeks. It’s the citizens-trapped-in-a-burning-skyscraper movie that promises big effects and heartwarming heroism… yunno, amidst the total panic and horror... More »


Celebrity News
Song Ji-hyo’s shoot for Singles magazine
by | November 26, 2012 | 47 Comments
Even though I saw Song Ji-hyo in dramas before variety shows, now I’m so used to her awesomely confident and thoroughly undone, un-actress-like variety persona on Running Man that when I see her all dolled up, it always surprises me. Here she is in a photo shoot for Singles magazine to promote her new movie... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 413
by | November 24, 2012 | 52 Comments
EPISODE 413. Broadcast on November 18, 2012. javabeans: When we resume, both teams (Cans and Cannots) have had one win each and a taste of grilled meat. Now for the third game, which has everyone furrowing their brows in confusion: golf ball heading. First of all, huh? Second of all, owww. girlfriday: Bird PD even... More »