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Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong as high-flying moony-eyed bodyguard in Sword and Flower
by | July 1, 2013 | 53 Comments
Aw, Uhmforce and puppy love? How can I walk away from that? Here’s a batch of stills for yet another drama premiering this week: KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday Goguryeo-era sageuk Sword and Flower, starring Kim Ok-bin as a strong-willed princess and Uhm Tae-woong as the bodyguard who secretly loves her, who also happens to be the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Soo and Lee Yo-won’s mystery wedding in Empire of Gold
by | June 30, 2013 | 71 Comments
We’ve got two new Monday-Tuesday dramas rolling in tomorrow — Moon Geun-young’s Goddess of Fire at MBC, and Empire of Gold over at SBS. Both are pretty lengthy (Goddess is 32 episodes and Empire is 24) so they’re gonna have to bring their A-games to get me to tune in for the long haul. Here’s... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 444
by | June 29, 2013 | 134 Comments
EPISODE 444. Broadcast on June 23, 2013. javabeans: So here we are for Part 2 of the Bokbulbok Trip, where the show has to go to Joo-won’s hometown (Seoul), in the luxury RV, wearing team T-shirts (which got swapped for slightly more embarrassing outfits), with a stop along the way (to a member’s home), with... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Face Reader’s hilarious meta teasers
by | June 29, 2013 | 44 Comments
I was already looking forward to The Face Reader for its star-studded cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Hye-soo, and Lee Jung-jae in one movie is nothing to scoff at, and then you throw funny scene-stealer Jo Jung-seok and noona-killer Lee Jong-seok in the mix, and I’m lining up at the door. But then the movie released... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Ji-hwan and Yoon Jin-seo pair up for road movie
by | June 29, 2013 | 28 Comments
Yoon Jin-seo’s been hanging out on this side of the Pacific a lot lately. She’s got her movie Santa Barbara with Lee Sang-yoon that wrapped not too long ago, and now she’s back to LA for a new road movie with Kang Ji-hwan, called Shoot For the Sun. These two should make for a well-matched... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character stills for ghost melodrama Who Are You
by | June 28, 2013 | 71 Comments
You know, I was totally prepared to let this show slide under my radar because I’m up to my eyeballs in dramas right now, but then Kim Jae-wook had to go and sign on, and now I’m scouring the internet for stills. Bah. The new tvN ghost melodrama Who Are You stars So Yi-hyun and... More »

Drama Recaps
I Hear Your Voice: Episode 8
by | June 27, 2013 | 535 Comments
I feel like all I do is talk about how I love this show, but hell, I LOVE THIS SHOW. It’s got my heart locked away in a steel box, and I’m pretty sure I know who’s got the key. The story barrels on ahead into darkness, and our characters start to crack under the... More »

Drama Recaps
I Hear Your Voice: Episode 7
by | June 26, 2013 | 248 Comments
I don’t know if my heart can take much more of this. This show turns me into a nervous wreck, I tell you. Everything goes into full swing today—the crush, the budding romance, and the danger. Augh, the danger. If I could just put all the people I love in this world into a little... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 24 (Final)
by | June 25, 2013 | 703 Comments
Uh… so THAT happened. There are words. They’re forming slowly because I have a melty puddle where my brain used to be. It’s finale time for Gu Family Book, and I’ll tell you one thing: It ain’t boring! Ha. Hahahaha. Heh. Heh. Heh… *cries* The finale brought in 19.5%, which left it just shy of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Sung Joon’s dark turn as high school delinquent in Pluto
by | June 25, 2013 | 55 Comments
Sung Joon (Gu Family Book, Shut Up: Flower Boy Band) has played his share of high school delinquents and genius deviants before, so this won’t be a huge stretch into new territory, but I am really interested in his next film Pluto, which looks dark — like Bleak Night/White Christmas dark — about a group... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 23
by | June 24, 2013 | 224 Comments
I wish I could say that the episode leading up to the finale was spectacular, but I can’t. It’s a really underwhelming hour. First, the hero annoys me with his noble idiocy. Then, the villains annoy me with the lack of diversity in their repertoire of villainy. Then there’s an interlude where Dad gets a... More »