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Drama Casting & News
Joo Sang-wook returns with TEN Season 2
by | January 24, 2013 | 58 Comments
It’s sequel time for OCN crime thriller Special Affairs Team TEN, starring Joo Sang-wook as a hard-nosed detective solving violent crimes with his ragtag team. With franchise shows like Vampire Prosecutor and God’s Quiz leading the cable network’s multi-season branding, it never even occurred to me that this show wouldn’t get a second season, because... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Seok-won and Yoon So-yi join IRIS 2
by | January 24, 2013 | 41 Comments
This drama keeps adding people I like, in the eleventh hour. Is this your ploy to suck me back in, IRISverse? I was sort of planning to boycott when Kim Min-jong dropped out, but damnit, they’re trying to reel me back in. We’ve got new additions to the cast of upcoming spy action drama IRIS... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ramyun Flower Boys reunite for Virus
by | January 23, 2013 | 42 Comments
Aww, I loved the boys in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop so much. Any excuse to get them back together sounds great by me. It’s not the whole ramyun family, but we’ve got Lee Ki-woo (Standby) and Park Min-woo (I Need a Fairy), aka Onion and Ba-wool, back together in the new OCN contagion disaster drama... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Inna, IU, Jo Jung-seok to star in Yi Sun-shin?
by | January 23, 2013 | 71 Comments
Er? Okay, first things first: There are TWO dramas called Yi Sun-shin set to premiere this year, and it’s confusing to say the least. One of them is what you’d expect for a drama by that name — an historical drama starring Uhm Tae-woong as the legendary naval commander Yi Sun-shin. Then there’s a totally... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 15
by | January 22, 2013 | 206 Comments
Waaaaah. I almost never feel this way, but I don’t want this show to end. There’s so much warmth and goodness packed into each hour, and I just want to be with these characters till they’re old and gray. What, bromance is FOREVER, okay? Don’t you dare tell me otherwise. If I refuse to watch... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Joo-hyuk headlines Heo Jun remake
by | January 22, 2013 | 18 Comments
And Heo Jun has its Heo Jun — Kim Joo-hyuk (God of War) has signed on to play the titular hero in the new MBC daily sageuk biopic called Gu-am Heo Jun (for Heo Jun’s pen name, Gu-am) about the life and career of legendary Joseon royal physician. He’s interestingly following in his father’s footsteps... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 5
by | January 21, 2013 | 131 Comments
I really enjoy how small this story is. When you have a collection of characters this quirky, you don’t need high drama to make your story interesting—every little interaction is peppered with laughs, surprises, and depth. All we really do is follow the daily ins and outs of characters in and around this apartment complex,... More »

Celebrity News
Photoshoot face-off: Monday hotties
by | January 21, 2013 | 136 Comments
You know what they say — there’s nothing like a group of Monday hotties to cure the Monday blues. Meet the contestants of today’s face-off: the men of Monday/Tuesday dramas and their battle against questionable fashions. I know, you’re thinking, “Isn’t it enough that they have to battle each other in dramaland?” It’s true; we... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 421
by | January 19, 2013 | 53 Comments
EPISODE 421. Broadcast on January 13, 2013. girlfriday: Brrr, the boys start a new trip in the freezing cold, and give their New Years’ greetings. They realize this’ll be Tae-woong’s final trip before his wedding. Oooh, Bachelor Party Special? javabeans: This would be the only place where the bachelor party would starve, mock, and humiliate... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-hyuk considers new weekend drama
by | January 18, 2013 | 27 Comments
New dramas, new dramas everywhere! I’ll never keep them all straight, I tell you. Who has the time to stay on top of an addiction at this rate? At least this one has a good reason to stop and take notice: there’s a new MBC weekend drama called I Summon You, Gold! (It’s a terrible... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 18
by | January 17, 2013 | 14 Comments
There’s distrust brewing everywhere, as the baddies gain the upper hand by splintering our gang with artfully placed misdirection at every turn. Now everyone’s got a hairy eyeball on someone else, which leads to a lot of pointing fingers at all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons. Thankfully our heroine’s still got her... More »