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Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 1-2
by | July 26, 2012 | 151 Comments
This show is so adorable. It’s perfectly nostalgic, all about looking back on being eighteen with all its attendant highs and lows. It’s like a cross between Freaks and Geeks (though less broad) and My So-Called Life (though less angsty), set to the soundtrack of my adolescence, 90s kpop. A note about format: The show... More »


Drama Casting & News
Olympics-preempted drama schedule update
by | July 26, 2012 | 74 Comments
So there’s good news and bad news this time. Or, perhaps bad news wrapped in a delicious candy coating? Um… absence makes the heart grow fonder? Is this working? I hear that patience and fortitude are character-building. Or so they say. Obviously I wouldn’t know. You’d think the broadcasters would’ve planned ahead, given that the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won offered Level 7 Civil Servant remake
by | July 25, 2012 | 215 Comments
Well, when you’re on fire you’re on fire. Being knee-deep in one drama apparently doesn’t preclude you from getting cast in your next one, because Joo-won is reportedly up for the lead in the upcoming drama adaptation of Level 7 Civil Servant, the hit 2009 film starring Kim Haneul and Kang Ji-hwan (also called My... More »


Drama Recaps
Big: Episode 16 (Final)
by | July 24, 2012 | 850 Comments
Well, it ends. Listen, my mother said that if I don’t have nice things to say… waitaminute, my mother never said that. Let the ragefest begin! This show is basically a lesson in math. Turns out you can have great parts, but the sum can add up to less than those parts. I know! I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Character introductions for Answer Me 1997
by | July 24, 2012 | 94 Comments
Awwww yeah. If there ever was a drama made for my generation, this is it. Throwback 90s drama Answer Me 1997 premieres today on tvN, and judging from the long preview, this one’s going to be near and dear to my heart. I mean, a heroine who’s obsessed with H.O.T.? Teenage Me is doing a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama preemptions abound for the Olympic Games
by | July 23, 2012 | 137 Comments
Sad news for impatient drama viewers, which may be a redundant moniker. What, you can’t just give me my crack and then TAKE IT AWAY. The London Olympics will be taking over some major primetime broadcasting slots, and it looks like dramas will be preempted left and right. Everyone take a deep breath, and stock... More »


Celebrity News
Vogue rounds up a dirty dozen
by | July 21, 2012 | 54 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho Yes please. A dozen beautiful men corralled together for easy ogling? The multi-actor photo shoot seems to be all the rage lately, and well, if it’s a numbers game, you can’t go wrong with an even dozen. Next month’s Vogue features some of the big and small screen’s prettiest leading men spanning multiple... More »


Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 16
by | July 19, 2012 | 207 Comments
Three little words change everything, for hero and villain alike. It’s as frightening to watch Shunji’s descent into darkness as it is uplifting to watch Kang-to finally become a human being. That their mutual paths happen to collide where love and ideology live—well that’s just the cherry on top of my Gaksital sundae.   EPISODE... More »


Drama Casting & News
May Queen poster shoots and behind the scenes
by | July 19, 2012 | 80 Comments
Here’s our first look at the main cast assembled for the epic underdog success drama May Queen, starring Han Ji-hye (The Duo) as a woman who pulls herself up from a harsh life and makes a name for herself in the shipbuilding industry. Jae Hee (Color of Woman) and Kim Jae-won (Can You Hear My... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sulli and Min-ho’s couple shoot for Vogue Girl
by | July 18, 2012 | 122 Comments
Well don’t they look pretty together. The stars of the upcoming gender-bendy rom-com To the Beautiful You have already jumped on the couple photo shoot bandwagon in a spread for Vogue Girl, sporting very similar looks, as drama heroes and their crossdressing heroines are wont to do. Why not do some drama promo and get... More »


Drama Recaps
Big: Episode 14
by | July 17, 2012 | 302 Comments
Just when you think you’ve gotten through all the major revelations, more twists and turns come barreling through everyone’s lives like a tornado. The twists are cool, but the way everyone’s acting has me climbing the walls and losing my patience. Must everyone be on the path to noble idiocy? And if you get found... More »